Deal: Brand new LG G3 can be picked up for just $249

Deal: Brand new LG G3 can be picked up for just $249
With the V10 being the new kid on the block, last year's LG flagship is now available at a fraction of its usual price. Announced just yesterday, the latest model includes a number of quirks, such as its secondary display atop the main panel and double front-facing cameras. Like the Nexus 6, which is also much cheaper thanks partly to a newer model that arrived this week, the LG G3 of yesteryear can now be snagged at a very low price. Up on eBay, the G3 is available for just $249, which isn't bad for a handset that was $200 on contract just over a year ago. 

The speed at which the smartphone market moves is quite staggering. Not only are most top-end devices accustomed to a paltry 12-month shelf life, but older handsets are being discontinued and placed on the scrapheap at will. Having created a small fanfare upon its entrance in May 2014, the G3 is now in the sub-$250 category, although there are one or two strings attached to this deal. 

The main issue, aside from the fact that it's through a reputable eBay store rather than a traditional retailer, is that it's the T-Mobile edition. Thus, while it is unlocked, there's no Band 12 LTE support, and to add to the list of limitations, it's only available in metallic black. Despite the caveats, though, this remains a good price for a device that boasts a quad-HD display, 3 GB of RAM and a resonably impressive 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. 

Of course it would be nicer if this was the fully unlocked edition. But with the G4 and the V10 now firmly the two big guns as far as LG is concerned, it's likely that the more versatile G3 variant will also be dropping down in price very soon. 

As and when we catch any other great deals, we'll keep you guys in the loop, and if the T-Mo G3 does take your fancy, hit up the source link. 

source: eBay via TmoNews

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  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Dam flagships are becoming so affordable. 250 for a brand new G3 is fantastic.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wouldn't pay a dime for the G3.

15. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Everyone knows you wouldn't. I wouldn't either. The G3's design disgusted me in 2014.

3. hitmantb

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

LG makes mid/low range devices obsolete. G2 for 150, G3 for 250, there is simply no reason to choose anything else. None of the low/mid-range devices are anywhere near in build quality and overall specs.

6. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

I agree 250 is a great price. Well done LG !

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I'm with you. The only thing a few newer mid range phone may beat the G2 is the camera (main cam too slow in lower lighting, and front cam is meh), but other than that, the G2 is still a beast. The display is nice, performance of the Snapdragon 800 is still way up there, running all the games smoothly. Battery life is very decent. It lasts me a whole day with 4 hours of screen on time. And actually, most phones at $200 or less have crap cameras even comparing to the G2 anyway, so yeah, no reason to choose anything else. XD

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

It has been like this for weeks. And with these older premium phones being so cheap, I see almost no reason to go for a new budget phone. Like seriously, the Zenfone 2 16gb with 4gb ram costs $230, which looks like a freaking steal, but the display on it isn't as nice, and I am not sure how its cpu compares to the S801. I used to be so excited about the Zenfone 2 and other great budget phones, but no more. XD And hell, phones get cheap on Ebay. The Galaxy S6 unlocked is $430 and the S6 Edge is $500. Things are just getting better and better for consumers, lol.

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

G2 was a good phone. G3 took step back with battery life and thermal throttling. So I would steer clear of the G3.

16. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

G3 still better overall, this is like saying samsung took a step backwards with s6 because it is not water and dust resistant

12. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This is a great deal.

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