LG, Samsung and Nokia all add some curvature to the sides of the phone, which make for a slightly more comfortable grip, but maybe does not feel as solid as those squarer styled devices.
With the G3, LG have tried to reduce the extra weight and bulk because with a 5.5″ display it will be heavier, so if weight can be saved in other places it all makes the difference.
The G3 weighs 149 grams and has what LG refer to as a floating arc design, shown in the above image.
The result is reduced hand fatigue and better grip.
The G3 weighs just 27.3g for every 1 inch of the display, whilst something like the HTC One M8 weighs 32g per inch. Its a small but noticeable difference.
Facts and figures on paper are one thing, the in hand experience is another.
I reviewed the G3 having used the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact as my daily phone for 4 months prior. I use the Compact as I have smaller hands and generally find the larger phones uncomfortable and cumbersome to use, yet I concluded;
After several long days testing as many features on the G3, I am pleased to say that much like the G2, the G3 has left me with a very positive view of it and one that for me personally has teased me into moving back to a larger screened device.
The way that LG has squeezed such a large and immensely vivid display into a form factor no bigger than Sony’s Z2 which has just a 5.2” display is simply incredible. It feels like every millimetre of the chassis has been used to best effect.
Of course you need to make your own judgement, but I can honestly say the words above are truth and it really is testament to LG’s commitment to small details like the curvature that leave me with such feelings and it is quite possible you will feel the same. With screens getting bigger and bigger, keeping the feeling of slim and comfortable is very important.