Spec-wise, the LG G3 phone is a monster: A quad-core Snapdragon 801 running at 2.5GHz, 3GBs of RAM, and a 5.5-inch quad-HD screen at 1440 x 2560 pixels.
Reality does not match theory.
The phone has no buttons on any of its narrow sides! Apparently there’s a button in the back, but it did fuck-all for me; basically asking me to adjust brightness (or maybe speaker volume). I found myself stranded in one app after the other with no way to get back to the Home screen because the bottom commandbar is set to disappear after an interval. It was a miserable experience doing this test.
And performance with the latest version of Foxit Mobile PDF was simply miserable, as this video shows:
What the hell does it take to get good PDF performance out of Android?
This was the special “iOS edition” of The American Magazine, pared down to enough pages to test without requiring a massive download. With iOS on an Retina iPad Mini, it goes like this:
Why the hell doesn’t Android do that? (Yes, I know what iOS developers have said; but still!)