LG G2 now available on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile
UPDATE: It would appear that Verizon's LG G2 landing page is simply not updated, the G2 is actually already available on Verizon. The story has been edited to account for the omission.
The LG G2 is an awesome device. We think very highly of it. Which is why LG's promise to shorten its traditional gap between product announcements and their respective release dates, especially worldwide, grabbed our attention. Of course, we have seen a fair amount of broken promises in our time, but on LG's last count, we're happy to report that Sammy's local rival has manned up and delivered: the LG G2 is now available on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
There are a few, mostly small, differences between the offers from the three carriers, starting with their pricing models: AT&T and Verizon want you to dole out $199.99 upfront, if you pick a 2-year contract, whereas, on T-Mo, you'll only have to pay a cool $99.99. It's worth noting that T-Mobile has also thrown into the deal the LG QuickWindow, G2's companion case, which it values at $49.99, so that's a nice perk.
If you're afraid of commitment, then the LG G2 will cost you $574.99 on AT&T, $599.99 on Verizon, and $603.99 on T-Mobile.
Those of you on Sprint will have to hold the tears of envy back for another month -- the LG G2 is slated for an October 11 launch.
LG G2 released on AT&T and T-Mobile
1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2011; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
$603.99 ? $574.99? Why is one priced lesser?
2. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I have noticed that for all carriers, their full retail price are all different.
Maybe a radio inside makes the difference but its usually like a $3-35 difference depending on phone.
VZW Galaxy Note 3 = 700
Att Galaxy Note 3 = 725
VZW GS3 = 600
TMobile GS3= 603
Att GS3 = 640
5. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Prices for the second phone was for the GS4 NOT the GS3. So out of it.
3. HalaMadrid (Posts: 92; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
hey did you know the price of LG G2 here in madrid?
4. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
little tardy to the party there. 2 hours late to be exact.
7. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
shoulda tipped it at 12am when verizon got it then! XP, even though i guess they all got it at the same time
8. Resqflyr (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)
I have had mine since the 9th, (Ordered online @ AT&T) and it has been awesome so far. My first time away from Samsung in a while. Amazing speed and Awesome screen. I wish it had an SD slot though. Had the S4 before and as far a performance goes, thus phone is better and, the Snapdragon 800 is IMO simply smokin!
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You really feel its better than the s4?
10. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Is that a troll question? Because you can't be serious
13. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No, I haven't used the G2. It's a based on his having had the 2 question, and to zach....I don't troll. I'm not a stupid little kid. And why can't I be serious about my question?
15. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Simple really, the G2 is superior in ultimately every way. So asking if it's better is a rhetorical question. Just saying..
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
A spec sheet and actually having the phone, are two entirely different things. He's had both, so he's definitely qualified to say which is better. Not rhetorical at all.
26. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
I agree with first hand experience being the best deciding factor, but in all seriousness the spec sheet of the G2 is what makes it the most top of the line phone in the US as of right now
27. roldefol (Posts: 3184; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I'm the first person to say specs don't matter when it comes to processor, but the other components (1080p screen and OIS camera) are top-shelf as well. And it's all in an impressively tight package.
12. Resqflyr (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)
I really do. There is a slight learning curve due to being used to the layout of Samsung. UI speed is faster on the LG is more fluid i'm sure do to the Snapdragon 800. I prefer the IPS screen because the colors are more realistic and less punchy. Neon green grass is not realistic lol. The buttons on the bavk seemed strange at first but i think LG is in to something. Your index finger falls perfectly on top of it when you hold the phone and with the "Knock On / Off", you almost don't need the physical power button. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
14. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Thanx for the intelligent, mature reply, much appreciated. I've been wondering about that device, the last LG I had was a flip phone in 06'. It looks like they've majorly stepped their game up with this and the G2 Optimus pro. Good luck with it, enjoy your purchase. +1
20. roldefol (Posts: 3184; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I owned LG phones from 06-09 and had no problems with them. It took them a few years, but it looks like LG has a truly amazing smartphone and got all the major carriers to sell it. I'm happy to see them running with the big boys again.
18. papss (unregistered)
Yeah I've been loving the tap feature on my l1020 too.. All phones should have it.
17. papss (unregistered)
I'm one step closer to siding with this phone on att. Verizon marked this phone up with their logo. It has wireless charging built in but the buttons are smaller.. I prefer the att one for sure.
anyone know if all versions are 32 gig?
19. roldefol (Posts: 3184; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
While that Verizon logo does mar a clean front, I'm confident I can ignore it. Verizon kind of gets an exclusive G2 with unique back buttons to accommodate Qi charging.
As far as I know all US versions are 32 GB. They ought to be since there's no microSD slot.
24. papss (unregistered)
Good stuff.. I'm waiting to see what the 1520 does but its looking like this may be my next phone
28. Resqflyr (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)
I forgot to mention I had a NOKIA Lumia 920 for a short time. WP8 was ultra smooth IMO rivaling iOS and it also had great camera. I was suprised how well it ran with such sparce hardware compared to what is currently running in Top Tier phones today. What killed it for me were (at that time) the lack of apps and not sure if that has been addressed by Microsoft yet. I would not be opposed to owning another WP8 device once the app situation is fixed. Maybe it was a bonus for me, since most of the latest apps were not available, the kids only bugged the Mrs. for her phone (Galaxy Note 2).
29. papss (unregistered)
I had a l920 and then the l1020 (which l love for many reasons) but it still needs growth but its came a long way since last Nov when I moved from android to WP8 for the 920. Apps are coming around and most that I missed are now there. I would like to pickup a new android to try my hand again with the OS and while I'm the minority I love lg's UI (had the nitro before and loved it at the time).
30. roldefol (Posts: 3184; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Hmm. UI is the only thing holding me back from buying a G2. I wanted something close to stock, but on Verizon, that means Motorola or nothing. And the new Droid line is overpriced especially compared to the G2.
31. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Kinda how i feel. It's this or the blue HTC One since i think sense 5 is gorgeous and the smoothest UI atm, i figure i can give up the new snap 800. However the LG is just so good when it comes to features. Sucks because the blue htc one comes with 4.3 also which is a pretty sick deal. I also don't know if i like the gimped fake metal buttons verizon added... for wireless charging which i find to be utterly useless
23. ChafedBanana (Posts: 361; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Got a chance to play with a G2 yesterday. An LG rep brought it in the store. I own both the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One and I must say, the G2 impressed me. What a beautiful display! I could get over the buttons being on the back. It's no bigger overall than what I'm used to holding. The camera was taking respectable pictures side by side with my One and lets not forget the substantially bigger battery it has than both of my phones. Very tempting.
25. ChafedBanana (Posts: 361; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Almost forgot. The video camera features were truly impressive. When playing back a video I just recorded, I was able to tap and zoom the screen in anywhere I wanted and the picture stayed clear without getting pixelated. Very cool.
32. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Hey did you all realize Verizon just pooped on all the haters? They were the first to score the first really premium phone with an s800 chip. Then not only that but they gave their blue htc one android 4.3. They took out so many complaints in a matter of a few weeks. Get owned! Verizon is the best!!!