Can anyone here please confirm whether this used G3 is in good condition?

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By marveloz, Junior Member on 19th July 2015, 11:44 AM
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So I've just got this used G3 for about half the retail price with half a year warranty time remaining.
Specs: 16GB Storage, 2GB RAM, OS upped to Android 5.0 Lolipop
After spending some time playing around with the unit without a sim card, I came across some less fun facts about this G3 which are as following:
1. The unit gets warm/hot pretty easily under normal use, an app called CPUZ detects that some temps would go up to 70*celcius.
2. Battery drains a bit to fast under normal use.
3. Sometimes brightness can't be set past 90 with a warning message saying something like "brightness can't go 100% due to high temp" pops out.
4. Camera would sometimes crash and render unusable before the system is restarted.
5. It's either I didn't know how to properly use the camera (but I believe I did cause I used it the way people demonstrate it over the internet) or the autofocus no longer works the way it should as it always fails to freeze moving objects during a capture. Not to mention grainy in low light.
6. When brightness is set to Auto, the screen would turn way to dim. It seems as though it's nothing like an ambient light sensor because the brightness won't turn brighter nor dimmer in any light situations.
7. There are some seemingly minor scratches on the laser and the camera, I would like to know if they affect some performance.

That's it for now, everything else seems to be in great condition. Do you guys think I should use the remaining official warranty time to RMA it while still can?

Thank you for reading!
Last edited by marveloz; 19th July 2015 at 07:16 PM.
19th July 2015, 02:11 PM |#2  
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If you haven't done a factory reset yet, I suggest you do so. If nothing changes, no doubt your phone has major issues, RMA.
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19th July 2015, 07:32 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Sampson0420

If you haven't done a factory reset yet, I suggest you do so. If nothing changes, no doubt your phone has major issues, RMA.

I have done a couple of times of factory resets and nothing changed I'm afraid
Anyway I would like some detail on the major issues my unit has so I might be able to detect if certain defects still present on the replacement unit.
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31st July 2015, 10:42 AM |#4  
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Brought my G3 to LG Cust Service and the LG guy said that the high temp is normal(my G3's idle temp is around 55-60 Celsius even after factory reset) and today I just got contacted by the LG guy again telling me that he already reviewed my G3 by comparing it with another G3 of same model at his office, he told me that G3 are that hot, he wanted me to come and see for myself.

Could it be because the other G3 he uses to compare my G3 with was of the same bad batch? because many reviews of G3 on the net seem to be very positive and there are barely any mentioning about high temp
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