Sooner or later, the LG G3 will arrive everywhere (not just in Canada, people!), but will differ in branding and other physical features among the four major United States carriers. So, unlike the devices from Taiwan and Korean giants, HTC and Samsung respectively, (which always come in the same shape across different carriers), it looks like LG is more detail-oriented so to speak.
Verizon LG G3 has the most “carrier branding”, AT&T has the least.
For the ones that have already seen the LG G2 Verizon version, this will come as a familiar setting, unlike other uninitiated users. As previously shown, Verizon takes matters seriously when it comes to device branding. For now, we do not have any button changes or major physical mash-ups, but nevertheless the LG G3 looks different here. What is the difference? Well, the power button (lock button) now comes with chrome treatment; also, the camera bezel shines like never before.
On the other hand, AT&T will sport last year’s model with one logo on the back side and the “G3” brand name near the bottom. T-Mobile branding doesn’t bring any major differences. Sprint wants to keep things simple: there will be no carrier branding on the phone.
Now, let’s discuss a critical viewpoint. Most people protect their expensive smartphones in cases, so over stamping the brand name (or the manufacturer name) on the device looks like cheap marketing strategy at least. With that being said, Verizon will put a small logo on the top-right side of the bezel. Again, from these leaks, it becomes hard for one to notice all the detailed differences – dimensional or design alike; in continuation, the Verizon version is showing what seems to be a dimensional difference in the back – maybe native wireless charging (with Verizon and LG sporting the Qi standard and AT & T supporting the PMA one)? We will have to wait and see.
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