First I need to note that I'm coming from a blackberry but I have owned a the LG Gpad 8.3 for a while now and I do understand a lot of the developing stuff (rooting etc.). I have used the S4 for a while (mum's phone) and recently the S5 (dad's phone).
I'd love to get my hands on a G3 to try it out for a bit but it hasn't been released in my country yet ( LGs aren't too popular in Egypt) so I don't really have the option to try it in a store.
At first I was waiting for the "Galaxy f" but since its always been a hoax I'm just gonna grab another phone that would last like 2 years or something. First, I was leaning towards the S5 because of the better camera, smoothness, water resistance and development. But then I remembered the G3. I've been reading about them and they've been getting mixed reviews people saying this is faster and some others say that is faster so I'm just overwhelmed here.
I wanted a phone with a good camera since I never had a usable camera before and I've been told that the S5 wins by a small margin here but not a huge difference. I also like the water resistance in the S5 but I don't think I'll go swimming with it anytime soon but you can't really hate on a phone that's resistant to day to day spills ( doesn't occur a lot, but you can't be too safe lol).
Now about the smoothness, It makes sense that the S5 would have less stutter since both have the same processor and chipset but the G3 features a QHD screen, but touchwiz is extremely intensive so I'm not sure here. Also, a lot of people say that AMOLEDs are good but others are saying that the colours are more or less fake and hence not too good. Brightness level it's a lot better than LCDs though. Is the G3 usable in broad daylight? I'm not saying I'm gonna be watching a movie in the middle of the day but like normal usage such as phone calls and text messages will I be able to see everything properly? I can barely see the time in my LG Gpad but it's a known issue that the screen brightness is below par, how's the G3 though?
On the other hand, some points for the G3. Looks a lot better, the back buttons could prove fun. I'm loving the knock on my Gpad, prolly will too on the G3. The phone isn't with everyone here which makes it a lot more you unique. It has a QHD which honestly I don't think is anywhere near useful but it's a good brag . The 3GB ram should prove useful. I've read with people that it over heats and stuff but it's just opinions.
I have a couple of questions:
A. Did LG fix any problems through updates?
B. How's the modding part of the G3, I won't be using ROMs and such but just a couple of small mods here and there? Is the Bootloader unlocked for the international 32GB model? Does it even matter?
So what do you think is the better option here? I'm guessing the S5 is the safer boring risk free option and LG is the "could easily be great or sh*t" options.