Despite Greatness, the LG G3 Has 5 Annoying Minor Flaws

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  1. HarvesterX™

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    ALL AMOLED much like CRT monitors are a relic. I won't ever own an AMOLED device again. Every AMOLED device I've owned had suffered from screen burn. I can hear arguments all day long about the technology evolving and it will go in one ear and out the other. I also don't cater to AMOLED displays when I develop either.

    Back on topic I agree if these are the big 5 flaws of the G3 then it sounds like a DAMN good phone. I won't upgrading from my G2 though unless a 805 version is released sometime soon.
     
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    I've never had a problem with screen burn in on my Galaxy phones and I average 40-50gig of data a month. Guess it depends on how you use your device and how long you keep it.
     
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    My last AMOLED was the Galaxy Nexus and I ended up going through two of those and on each I suffered burn in badly. I use my phone as my main computer though so I'm often worming on it doing my programming (in AIDE mostly - nice Eclipse compatible JAVA IDE), doing ROM work, or gaming - hours and hours on end. My main assailant was from games though. Notably ones with static UI elements like RPGs with menus that always show up.

    I did work on one game (dev work lol not playing it) and only catered to AMOLED screens once. For that one I programmed the menu elements to sort of fade in and out ever so slightly and rotate colors enough so that they wouldn't burn into any Samsung phones (main culprit) but that was the last time.

    That's the only issue I have with the displays though. I just can't use them the way that I use my phone ;(

    Unrelated note:: Why the F#$K does systemui keep force closing after reboot after I decided LGKeyguard? It's starting to drive me nuts. Everything else in /system/priv-app/ deodexed and installed fine. I don't get it. I'm using the apktool apk for android - first I decompile the odex, then recompile the odex to make a dex, then use root explored to extract the apk, then I move the dex file to the root extracted folded and rename classes.dex, I use root explorer to zip the folder back up and change the zip extension to apk.

    I've been doing this for years and I don't understand what's going on. Granted this is the first time I've used solely my phone to do it as well, but everything decompiles and recompiled without error. Cache and dalvik are wiped after I stick the apk in a flashable zip sand flash.

    I'm just venting lol... Feel free to ignore that part :)
     
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    Never had burn in on my AMOLED screens. AMOLED always had advantage on contrast due to its deep black but LCD had higher brightness.

    It's funny now that while Samsung increased brightness on S5 screen, LG had to turn it down on its 2K LCD for battery saving and lost brightness advantage. Also Motorola is sticking with AMOLED as feature like active notification would only work on AMOLED.
     
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    I just can't decide what to do now. I won't be getting anything new until probably August and was pretty dead set on the HTC One, as it has most of what I want despite the camera shortcomings in some instances. The only real drawback to the G3 looks to be the speaker issue. I would have to wait on development, but I don't think it would be a major issue considering how much freedom there is with mods even without flashing ROMs at this point. Guess we'll have to see the official reviews, but since I'll be paying full retail, this may be a contender.
     
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    Take a look at a Samsung Note 3. Big, beautiful screen and the amazing S-Pen that opens all kinds of possibilities. Since the Note 4 will be coming out later this year, you may be able to snag a Note 3 for a good deal. Check with your carrier.
     
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    My G2 is much easier to see in direct sunlight than my Note2.
    I , surprisingly, don't miss the s pen because of Q slide or the built in gestures such as volume up/power to open a quick on screen memo
    As far as too bright or too dim an app called ScreenDim full allows me to separate contrast from backlight, eliminating the washed iPhone look of the LCD while at the same time letting me set my brightness for what works best for me.
    I totally agree the camera should have more user settings because most G2,G3 users didn't come from ios so we can actually decide for ourselves what we think would be best. We don't use auto shot on our dslrs all the time. They're hamstringing the camera by not having the ability to make the most of it.

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    MI, I know exactly where you are coming from as I pay retail for all my devices. Personally, I will get the G3 in the next few weeks. IMO, it has the best features and UI. I may go for the G3 Prime if it hits the streets in a reasonable amount of time.
     
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    I'm not concerned about these problems at all. I'll have my F400S late next week, there's already Root, deodexed ROMs, camera mods, Xposed and plenty more coming. Those 5 irritations are for those that keep their phone stock and ask for updates. Updates take too long, I'd rather do my own thing.

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    I'm not much into rooting so those seem like they could get annoying. But with a phone that nice, I think I'd just deal with it.
     
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    They don't concern me either. I would think fixes are in the works
     
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