Yet Another Mobile Platform

When there are this many phones available, it’s hard to stick with just one! After posting a tweet that caught the attention of Verizon’s PR company, I had the opportunity to test out a few devices. First up on the list: the LG G3. I’ve only been using this phone for a few days, but I figured I would share my first experiences with it.

With a 5.5″ screen, this phone is as big as the iPhone 6 plus. I bought the HTC DNA when it was first released and thought its 5″ screen was too big, so it’s been interesting using a phone that’s even bigger! I’ve noticed the size difference mainly while trying to use it one handed. On my iPhone, that’s no problem, but it’s not quite as easy on the G3. It does have a few features that are supposed to help you be able to use it one handed, but a 5.5″ screen always requires two hands. Of course not only is the screen bigger, but much more beautiful as well! With a Quad HD display, everything looks so clear. It’s noticeable in every app, and especially while watching videos.

As most of you know, I’ve been using an iPhone 5 for the past few months after switching from my Q10. It’s not really fair to compare a 2 year old iPhone 5 to a brand new LG G3, but since it’s all I have, I’m doing it anyway.

Not really fair to compare these two, but I'm doing it anyway. #iPhone5 #LGG3 #vscocam #VZWmidwest

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The first thing I noticed is how the G3 felt in my hand. It’s heavy enough that I don’t feel like I’m going to drop it, without being overwhelming. The biggest upgrade from an iPhone is that I don’t worry about the G3 breaking. The G3 feels sturdy enough to survive a drop from a fairly tall height (but I’m not going to test it).The next thing I noticed is how customizable it is. I’ve always been amazed by Android’s features, and it’s cool to see them all in action. The coolest thing to me is being able to use my phone as a remote for my TV/cable box/Blu-Ray player. There are also features that do different things based on what you’re using the phone for. For example, flipping the phone over can silence a call, pause a video, and snooze or stop an alarm.

I haven’t gotten a chance to take pictures with the G3 yet, which is a shame since everyone keeps telling me how great the camera is. However, I’ve taken selfies! (And tried the open hand to closed fist thing to have it take the picture for you…crazy) I actually prefer selfies on my iPhone, even though the G3 has this weird “beautify” thing that makes you look like you photoshopped the crap out of your face. I will definitely test out the back camera before I let this thing go.

I can’t say which phone I like best, since every phone that I’ve used has had it’s pros and cons, but I can say I’m enjoying being able to test them all out! Make sure you’re following me on Twitter and Instagram for updates on all of my wild phone adventures!

 

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