It appears Best Buy is selling only the 16GB version because their website advertises 2 G3's for $199 unless both variants are the same price. Where are you Verizon?!?!
Spec-wise I am with you. Size-wise I am not sure. I definitely won't pre order. I will have to get my hands on it to see how the size is. I don't really want a phablet-range phone. I know they created a big screen with the slim bezels, but it is still a tall device. Continuing with the double tap on/off will help. I like some of the new features, but wished they would have added water resistance to it.
It's slightly smaller but thicker than the Note 3. Reason being is the bezels. If you have a problem with the Note 3 then you'll have a problem with the G3. With the G3 being rounded it isn't as bad as the Note 3.
I live in South Korea. I have an LG G Pro2 (F350) and I'm very familiar with the G3. I almost bought it but opted for the less expensive model because the specs are so close and the benchmarks are nearly identical. Because the G3 is pushing a quad HD screen the small bump in processing speed from the 2.26Ghz to the 2.6 is all lost in running that screen. The screen is smaller than the G Pro 2 as well. But, the whole reason these phones, both the G Pro 2 and the G3 scream is because of the 3 gigs of RAM. Storage space is not important since there is an SD expansion slot, but to keep this phone running at optimal speeds with all the memory resident programs, 3 gigs of RAM are essential. If Verizon reduces the memory to two gigs they are robbing you of the maximum performance this phone can deliver, because RAM is just as essential to speed as the number of Ghz in the processor. If you can order the international version from a reseller on Amazon and own your phone outright. Register it with T-mobile since they have begun a Bring Your Own Device pricing system. You'll get a faster phone and a lower monthly bill by doing so.