HTC M8 or LG G3

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by g0df4th3r, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. g0df4th3r macrumors member

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    I was checking craigslist and saw people selling either phone cheap. I'd like to own either one. Which one would you pick and why? I got to play with both of them in the store a while ago but I'm looking for opinions from long term users of either phone. I have a 6+ and an S5 I just want to own either of the two.
     
  2. mi7chy macrumors 601

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    G3 is better with the exception of battery life.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    The camera on the M8 isn't very good, so if pictures are important to you, then go with the G3.
     
  4. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    Battery and Camera are better on the G3...however, according to most phone reviewers sites, they rank the M8 as the best phone in 2014. Since you already have a 5.5" phone, try the M8 (5").
     
  5. sc4rf4c3 macrumors regular

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    Here's my opinion:

    M8

    Pros:
    Superb build quality, can be converted to GPE if it is GSM, great speakers.

    Cons:
    Like what others say the camera is average, phone is tall because of the black bezel w/ HTC logo.

    G3

    Pros:
    Bigger ram if you get the 32GB version, 4k display, removable battery, better camera, bigger screen

    Cons:
    Build quality is below the M8, area near power button gets hot when watching HD videos for longer periods, battery life is not that good
     
  6. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    M8 all the way. It's the best smaller size smartphone of 2014.

    Plus can easily be converted to GPE.
     
  7. Dreday24 macrumors regular

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  8. g0df4th3r thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't realize that the M8 also has an SD card slot, which is a plus. The G3 on the otherhand has a nicer and almost bezel free screen. This is a tough choice.

    I guess I'll email both sellers and see who gives me a better deal.
     
  9. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    I'd go for the G3, much better camera and swappable battery are nice. The thin bezel makes it smaller than other comparable 5.5" phones.
     
  10. g0df4th3r, Dec 16, 2014
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    g0df4th3r thread starter macrumors member

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    Just an update guys, I decided to buy the G3. The phone is about a month old and it looks great. I rooted, installed Bump! TWRP recovery, and now running Liquid Smooth 5.0.1 Lollipop. The screen looks fantastic after color calibration, whites and blacks look great now. The only downside is I got the AT&T version and Qi wireless charging is not available only PMA. Thanks for the opinions.
     

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  11. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    The huge bezels of the M8 just don't do it for me. I would personally go for the G3 for the larger screen real estate in a tight form factor as well as the awesome camera and screen. Although I am not a fan of either launcher implementation, the scrolling down of the app drawer for the M8 just doesn't do it for me. Of course, it's easy to change.
     

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