LG G3 leaked in textured render glory

We've seen plenty of the officially unofficially not announced but still LG G3 at this point (the leaks are getting to the point that they're rivaling the insanity we saw leading up to the HTC One M8 launch), but most of that has been smaller renders lacking detail or blurry cam photos. But this? This is the G3 as it was meant to be seen: up close, big, beautiful, and loaded with texture. These renders don't really tell us anything new about the phone, but we've got a few more after the break to keep whetting your appetite.

The top of the LG G3

The buttons of the LG G3

For more, check out the source link below. And let us know what you think in the comments — is the LG G3 a beauty or overdone?

Source: Phone Arena

 
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That gold is... tacky actually.

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Gator352 says:

I think the gold is awesome. Looks even more suave than the gold Iterd.

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bleached says:

*iTerd

spock123 says:

iTurd

Wollombi says:

Apple's legal team filed a lawsuit against you all today.

Gold is always going to look tacky IMO, but this one s the best gold of the bunch so far.

L0N35T4R says:

Agreed

barondebxl says:

Totally agree.

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jman1323 says:

Yep, one of the best looking gold devices yet. But still a bit tacky. That charcoal grey is sexy though.

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Deegan says:

Agree. This is gross imo.
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angryGTS says:

Yellow gold always looks tacky, doesn't matter what it is.

Mac58 says:

I like the gold. It doesnt look bad IMO, but to each his own

HotInEER says:

The Gold One is gorgeous. I could see if you didn't care for it, but to call it tacky. No

Zig261 says:

I'm determined to be the first person in line at the Verizon store upon G3 release.

NickA says:

I don't think there will be a line, but I hear what you are saying. It's a beautiful phone. I'm looking forward to the flatter LG skin.

leram84 says:

im looking forward to a motha f*kin recent apps button!

lrrowley says:

Lol +1000

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deku13 says:

Waste of space. Just hold the home button on the g2.

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leram84 says:

WHAT!?!? how is a redundant button that is programmed into apps by default and otherwise utterly confusing since it NEVER goes away even when its unclickable less of a waste of space than one of the most used navigation buttons in android? Hold the home button?? what r u, an lg rep? who in their right mind would advocate such a nonsensical waste of time? Shame on you.... SHAME!

LGiusti84 says:

Hate on screen buttons, bring back physical buttons please

intrepid359 says:

Let me know how you like it when it comes to Verizon in June... 2015.

Aredubu says:

I am already in line. Lol!

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DaydreamHero says:

I'm happy with my S5, but... yeah.

Sam Lawton says:

For me, they only need to re-release the G2 with SD support and it's a definite buy for me! Want to go back to Android from iOS - the current crop don't quite cut it, only thing putting me off a G2 is lack of SD support.

Come on LG...

severinj says:

U got SD support on your iPhone bruh?

tonybyatt says:

I was thinking the same thing...

Sam Lawton says:

Looking to LEAVE iOS - not a great leap of logic to think that I am seeking SD support... Come on guys, not a great leap of reasoning or logic.

turdbogls says:

the way you worded it makes it sound like the only reason you aren't on an android phone is because the one you want, doesn't have SD support...so you stick with your iPhone (which you dont seem to like as much as android) which also, doesn't have an SD card.

Sam Lawton says:

That's exactly what I meant, don't like iphone but don't wanna buy an Android that I'll be equally unhappy with... I like the look of the G2 but held off due to no SD. The S5 looks cheap and a lad I work with slates his, another friend returned his HTC M8 because of manufacturing defect plus i did not like the camera. Not keen on z2, had original Z and it's put me off..

The hunt for the elusive ideal phone continues...

Dizfunctions says:

Z2 is infinitely better than the first Z. You should give it a chance.

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Eitan Jakob says:

Not even fair to compare anymore. IMO the Z2 is looking like the android of the year considering it has better specs then every other phone being put out now (except processor which essentially same on every phone). And now that they put in an awesome screen, seems like nobody else will be able to match it.

Joe J1 says:

Z2 is a good phone but phone of the year? The g3 has optical and software image stabilization. A 5.5" screen in a body smaller than the z2s 5.2" . The g3 is going to make the sony z2 look and feel like a phablet while only having a regular phone screen size

Eitan Jakob says:

You don't know that the body will be smaller. There is no evidence to support that and you can only make assumptions from the render.

Z2 has software stabilization but it also has the trick where it takes a 20mp photo and down samples it to 8mp which help capture detail and sharpness. In either case, I really don't think IS makes a HUGE difference on picture quality in general scenarios.

Plus the phone is waterproof.

Joe J1 says:

Based on the LG Isia Fl that came out. Those dimensions are much smaller than the z2.
The lg isa fl has side buttons making its side bezel larger than the g3. Also the 5.5" (1.15mm)lcd has smaller bezels than the 5.2"(1.2mm) lcd bezel than the g2.

Optical and digital image stabilization should produce top tier video recording, Also sonys 13 mp camera module is proving to be one of the best

Halid says:

Funny you should mention the camera. Buddy of mine had z1s which has same camera as z2. I have lg g2. We were sitting on couch and pointed both phones toward table and tv with window outdoor light facing us. We snapped pics at same time and compared it. Wasnt even close. His 20mp digital (fake) ois pic looked noisy and grainy. I set my lg to 10mp wide instead of 13 and zoomed in had way better detail and no grain. He immediately said your camera is better. Lg is putting real ois hardware in their g2 and g3 also has laser focus. I am telling you right now lg has the best camera behind nokia 808/1020 and g3 just might pass them.

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richardodn says:

I was worried about that too when I bought my G2. With 32G on board and a Meenova card reader on my keychain, I found I don't miss the SD card support at all.

Sam Lawton says:

In the UK here, no 32gb versions to be found :(

Kaiser King says:

I bought a 32gb G2 from the UK back in January. It's there if you look for it :)

Vincent Boss says:

What about 32GB Nexus 5 ?

moosc says:

My G2 supports a SD card. But this is 2014 SD card are so old school.

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Joe J1 says:

Sam lawton The original g2 korean version comes with 2 removable batteries and a microsd slot.

BoB16731 says:

Oh my

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AKFL3TCH3R says:

There comes a point when a phone is too big haha. This is one of them. Looks great though.

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JJ Jones says:

How did you determine the size from those renders? I'm gonna predict right now that the G3 is almost identical in size to the S5, but with a much larger screen.

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If that's the case... Win.

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deku13 says:

+1

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joe23521 says:

I don't see how that's really possible. If you look carefully here, the bezels are not near zero.

That said, this is 97% likely my next phone.

mmark27 says:

Soooo big. Otherwise, man, this is a sharp looking phone. any bets on IP67 like the watch is supposed to be?

Deke218 says:

Now that's one beautiful device. Hopefully the software is just as elegant.

KPMcClave says:

I'd love it if the metal is really metal.

moosc says:

God hope not. Need plastic

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Kaiser King says:

Its most probably gonna have a self-healing back like the G Flex.

tx_tuff says:

^^^This is 100‰ what it should be ^^^

Mooem says:

Sharp!

osubeavs728 says:

Have to see if it's enough to make me part with my m8...looks good that's for sure.

leafs123 says:

Have a nexus 5 but this looks like one hell of a sexy device. If it wasn't for stock Android, I would definitely get.

Deegan says:

Keep the N5!

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I'm definitely going for the G3. I have been sorely disappointed by the N5 battery life lately, and the extra money is worth it to upgrade for me.

Got Nexus?

leafs123 says:

yeah the battery life is disappointing as well. The price is the deterrent for me outright.

Joe J1 says:

I have a nexus 5 and lg g2 actually still have 2 nexus 5s left. Its funny when u ask nexus 5 owners what you would like in a nexus 6. They almost always say better battery life and better camera. Thats a lg g2! The g2 has better than note 3 battery life! G3 nexus 6 are going to be monsters

Calder Clan says:

You're mistaken. I've had the G2 and currently have the Note 3. While the G2 has great battery life, the Note 3 has much better battery life. The G2 gets 2 days with light usage and 1 day with moderate usage. My Note 3 gets 3 days with light usage and 2 days with moderate usage with the battery still being at over 40% both times when I plug it in. I also get 1 day of heavy usage. If I use my zero lemon battery I get 6 days light usage and 4-5 days of moderate usage. The G2, no matter how hard you try, can't touch any of those lengths of time.
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Joe J1 says:

@Calder Clan. It is case by case and how your os is running with apps etc. I've seen both ways.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-G2-battery-life-test-long-live-the-kin...

Theot says:

If it has 32 gb internal with an SD card slot, and isn't bigger than my note 2, I'm in.

The real Kicker would be if it gets a GPE version. I'd be all over that.

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Imriela says:

Ooooh, GPE G3 would be amazing!

abbazaba says:

^^^THIS^^^

sublimaze says:

This may be my first LG phone. I can't wait to see it in person.

GrooveRite says:

My first LG device as well! I just hope it has a removable battery and sd card slot and its a no brainer for me.

Imriela says:

That is sexy, especially in black. Depending on price and root-ability, I may sell my S5 and get a G3.

reas0n says:

G2 has some nice development section, so.. :)

BB_Bmore says:

I see the nexus 6....

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worldwide says:

Well, I have a N5 and Tmob is telling me to JUMP in July, then I guess this will be the device. I hope battery life is as good as everyone says it was on the G2.

limitbreak09 says:

Battery will be 3400 mah

turdbogls says:

the button texture is interesting for sure. everything else looks great.

looks like the IR blaster is on top like before, so now we are again wondering what that black thing is to the left of the camera.

Dirtman16 says:

Is it possible the back actually is metal, and the black piece is a non-metallic insert for radio penetration?

tx_tuff says:

I don't see an IR blaster on top, only thing I see on top is the headphone jack. IR blaster is the black piece on the back and it makes sense.

turdbogls says:

Look closer.... That's a microphone on the left and an IR blaster on the right. It's way too small to be a headphone jack and if you zoom in you can actually see the cover. Same setup as the G2, headphone jack will be on the bottom

balthuszar says:

If leaks from a few days ago are to be believed the camera is going to have a laser focus, which is what the black to the left is

buffdaddy72 says:

Great beard of Zeus!! That's a great looking phone...

zlos7ar says:

The back buttons look to be the speakers as well ? If that's the case it will be awesome design choice.

nerdydesi says:

No, the speaker is actually on the bottom rear of the device. :(
I was hoping they'd put it on the front or even the bottom like on my Note 3.

zackmack7 says:

I noticed that too. They definitely look like speakers. That would be cool if they did do that

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mistic99 says:

Really like this phone might have to buy my first LG ever. I think this is what Samsung with the S5 the G3 has that wow feature the S5 has that meh feature.

themuffinman says:

Metal or not, this device looks fantastic.

This.

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rgao007 says:

Just a bit overdone. Still like it though

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looks really nice.......

AlwaysLimey says:

She's purty.

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Wobblin30 says:

Wait til Verizon stamps the s**t out of it!

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intrepid359 says:

I think I will be purchasing this the second it's available.

HULKchampion says:

Man, this phone seriously looks good to me.

Gold phones are for pimps and Persians.

Design of the device itself looks nice though.

And Persian Pimps get gold encrusted in diamonds. Like a Boss.

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Hargoth says:

Since the Z2 won't be on T-Mobile by the time this one is available, its between this and the Nexus 6 for my next JUMP.

Jdane07 says:

And the nexus 6 WILL be available?? Lol

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ConTejas says:

Sundar Pichai "second half of 2014"...good enough for you? Same as always. Maybe it'll change next year. Maybe. That's way more of a rumor at this point.

Mobius360 says:

Z2 might be on T-Mobile by the time the N6 is released though. That's not until October or so typically.

The gold looks OK minus that gold bottom on the front. The black looks really nice to me. I really don't get the front two toned thing on that gold and assuming the white is similar. It would mess with my eyes watching a video on it.

I just really don't think I want a bigger phone than the G2. Unfortunately options are few and far between on flagships. Z2, G3, S5, M8, Oppo F7, One+1 are all bigger than the G2. I'll likely get a G3 but I'm interested to see a ~5" Motorola X2. I'm always down for the next Nexus as well.

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tannerrblake says:

Love that bezel... but if Verizon redesigns the buttons...

Yea, let's hope that doesn't happen again.

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fam617 says:

too big - no thnx

How are you determining the size based on the render?

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joe23521 says:

Well, we know the screen is 5.5 inches diagonally. That can be used to determine the exact dimensions based on these renders.

Says the leak. Nothing has been officially announced.

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TheDonJ77 says:

I have the Nexus 5 and love it along with stock Android, but this will more than likely be my next non-nexus device. I'm really impressed with the looks of this phone. Now i just have to see the UI of LG, not too familiar with it.

Gotta see how that slick back feels in hand. Not a of the HTC M8's slippery nature even though it's sexk as f*ck!

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philipswich says:

Love it! love the small bezels the most

That is a really good looking phone!

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Mac58 says:

beauty! I want it!

Dizfunctions says:

What a beast. I just hope it isn't too big for me.

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iknownothing says:

That's what she said

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col_krismiss says:

First phone to make me even start to think of getting rid of the Note 3. Still won't do it, but it's a damn beautiful phone

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Duncan1982 says:

Looking great and actually don't mind the gold on this render.

But I have just acquired the Z2 and what a great phone it is :-)

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Day 1 must have device.

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ramonm2 says:

Oh I like the LG Galaxy M8

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L0N35T4R says:

If this had a GPE edition I would get rid of my N5 for it...damn that's a nice looking phone

ConTejas says:

All rumors still point to the Nexus 6 being made by LG based on the G3...just like last year at this point in time and they held very true. At this point the caveat would be..what...a 3,000mAh battery, 5.2", better 8MP w/ OIS...for 1/2 the price. Yes, please! G3 render looks great! Looking forward to trying her out for a bit. Never liked the buttons on the G2, though, and not a fan of the rear speaker : /

Kaiser Droid says:

That is some sleek foxyness. IMO the Z2 is the the only better looking 5.2-5.5" phone.

J240 says:

I absolutely love my G2 (its probably the most underrated phone out there)... Only thing that would make me get rid of it is this sexy beast (just not in gold). Shut up and take my money, i'm ready to JUMP!

Nault2000 says:

If the G3 has a removable back as reported, couldn't LG sell it with a metal look plastic back and then have an aluminum back available at extra cost? That would seem to satisfy both camps. I have a G2 with an Incipio plastic back that looks like aluminum and I like the look and the fact that it gives the phone a little more thickness. I don't know a lot about phones but I know what I like. I like my G2 with a metal look; I would like even more a G3 with a real metal back -- in black. The black version is as "sexy" as an inanimate object can be.

tannerrblake says:

I thought about the same with my Note 3, but often times a replaceable metal back destroys radio signals.

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Nault2000 says:

I should have known that better minds than mine would have done that years ago if it were that simple. Thanks for the information.

That gun metal looks sexy. Not a fan of gold though.

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

That is one sexy phone.

RusticKey says:

That. Bezel.
If that's the actual bezel size, then wow.

My device went through hell to send this message.

James H1 says:

Siiiiiiiiick. RIP M8.

Actually a gold phone that doesn't look tacky. Muted and everything. So far it looks like I will be getting this as my new. Depends on what it looks like when it's turned on. Liking my stock so may wait for the Nexus 6

radixe says:

The quality should be enough to put samsung to shame. S5 seems like a step back compared to what they managed to do on note 3.

Shicong Lu says:

it look comfortable to grab but... *sigh* Why the ugly logo on the front.

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deeb215 says:

Incremental update like I imagined, it's looking nice though. Hoping the back isn't too rounded where it rocks on a table top, micro sd support, not bigger than the G2 and a toned down UI. Still not a fan of the button placement but if those wishes hold true I can forgive that.

K White1 says:

It's a beauty, especially the Titan Grey version.

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Boo Oleeo says:

G3 will be the top of the line and fine. We will have to see.

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I like it. It makes me feel rich if I had a gold phone.

I am the proud owner of a G2, and have enjoyed using it over the last 8 1/2 month's. The new G3 is the one reason I can think of or use as justification for giving up the best, most reliable device I've used.the He's design looks to be a true upgrade in fit and finish. (From appearances).the button redesign really does a better job incorporating Into the rear face. After becoming accustomed to the rear placement. I didn't think bezels could get any thinner. So I for one can't wait to see the display. As for an 805, I wold not be surprised. Waiting, hoping to be one of the first to get my own LG G3. I'll still have my tried and true G2.

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