LG G3 now comes with a free extra battery and charging cradle (US only)


Perhaps slightly worried about the upcoming launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, and the imminent release of Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6, LG today announced that it’s offering a free extra battery and a battery charging cradle to customers who buy its G3 smartphone from “major carriers’ stores and their authorized retailers, authorized national retailers and authorized online dealers.” As the title of this article mentions, the offer is available to US customers only.

The G3 normally comes with just one 3000 mAh battery - as you probably already know. The extra battery and charging cradle that LG is giving away are worth $70.

The new promotion ends on September 22, so you have plenty of time to decide if you want to buy the LG G3 (which costs $199 on contract, or about $600 off-contract), or wait for one of the newer high-end handsets that are about to be released. You can find everything you need to know about the LG G3 free battery promotion - including full terms and conditions - at the source link below. Also, if you haven't done it yet, you can read our LG G3 review here.

source: LG via Twitter

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G3
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • 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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28 Comments

1. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Not bad... manufacturers can be doing so much more. This is a step in the right direction... but people want MOAR - and it is relatively simple and cost-effective for deals like this.

2. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

This is a good deal but I would rather have their case

3. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Yea case is nice too... that's kinda what I'm saying. I am sure it wouldn't hurt LG too much to offer the case in addition to the battery+cradle. If you are going to be making a $600+ dollar sale, make the promotions BIGGER.

4. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Even better yet, they should've added a qi wireless charging back cover, and a wireless cradle. Thatd be something the note4 and iphone6 is not offering.

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

A deal that should have been included upon release. The thought of buying a brand new LG G3 and and not having any battery issues would have taken the market by storm IMO.

6. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Wow, considering that the LG G3 is a new extremely cheap flagship (at least with AT&T on amazon), this is a steal

7. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

8. wilsong17 unregistered

No thanxhttp://www.androidauthority.com/lg-g3-problems-517832/ With these problem who would buy that thing

12. jdella681

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

Read the disclaimer on the article..

22. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

that sucks

9. Crazypinoy9

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Just bought my G3 6 days ago from ATT. Paid full price btw. Called LG customer service and was told that there was nothing they could do for a brand new LG customer to honor this promo.I asked to be transferred to a supervisor and was told that there was no supervisor or manager on duty because they are only available during normal business hours. Are you F'n kidding me!? I was willing to put aside all the problems with the phone itself because i can root and work around the issues but if this is how LG treats their customers then I'm going back to Samsung and HTC. As a consumer that switches out phones roughly every 8 months or so, now I know that givng LG a shot was a mistake.

14. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

If you really bought it 6 days ago, then return it to AT&T. They have a 14 day return on all devices. Just pay a26$ restocking fee. Then wait a day or two go to another location and rebuy it... Bada Bing Bada Boom

10. jdella681

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

Read the disclaimer on the article..

13. Crazypinoy9

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

if you're comment is directed at me then of course I've read the disclaimer. I can understand if i had purchased this phone 2 weeks ago or even a month ago. But it was 6 days ago. Barely a week. Customer service is customer service. I'm not asking them for a lot. I'm asking them to honor a promotion for a brand new customer that purchased one of their products within one weeks time. And there's a reason why they're giving out an extra battery...because the screen is using up too much energy and I'm not going to adjust my resolution to 1080p like some on XDA just to get better battery life.

15. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

If you really bought it 6 days ago, then return it to AT&T. They have a 14 day return on all devices. Just pay a26$ restocking fee. Then wait a day or two go to another location and rebuy it... Bada Bing Bada Boom

16. Crazypinoy9

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

haha Yes I've definitely considered this option but the point of my rant is that i SHOULDN'T have to do that.

17. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

arent all these promos down to your luck though? you are just unlucky that you bought the phone before the promo began. you are not entitled to the battery and the cradle cos the ad CLEARLY states 9/8 - 9/22. LG isnt at fault here (its common practice with all companies), stop whining and if you really really want it, just shell out the damn $70 or do what Twisted247 suggested and get on with ur life

19. Crazypinoy9

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

First of all, you obviously didn't read my last response as I've already stated that I've considered that option. Second of all, yes, it's common for companies to have special promotional period rules. But that doesn't mean that there shouldn't be a set of exceptions that companies can provide their customers as well. Why do you think most retail and etailers provide price protection within a certain period? Because they know that pricing changes all the time and they want to be able to retain customers by offering services to do just that.

23. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

yes u said you considered it but yet you dont want to do it because u dont think u should have to. LG (nor does any other company) owe it to u for purchasing the phone 6 days before the promo began. maybe if u purchased it 1 day before the promo began, you'd have a better case, but it has almost been 1 week (6 days ISNT barely a week, 6 days is ALMOST an entire week). and if u really absolutely want that battery, just return the phone and buy it again. the way i see it, LG isnt at fault here, you are just being a typical butthurt customer who is making a big fuss just because he missed a promotion. it is not like you got a very defective G3, ure making all this rucus just because of promotion items. if you are gona stop purchasing LG products just because they refuse to give u these promo items when you are the one who bought it OUTSIDE the promo period, LG wouldnt have lost much tbh. a customer like u is a customer they could do without

20. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You couldn't even adjust the resolution to 1080p if you tried. All smartphone screens are fixed pixel, just like flatscreen TVs. You can "change" the resolution of your computer monitor but all the pixels in the monitor are still being used. The computer just scales what ever resolution setting you selected to native resolution of the monitor. The same thing would happen if there was such a setting in a smartphone. If anything this would probably reduce battery life further because of the extra processing required to scale the image.

21. Crazypinoy9

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

" If anything this would probably reduce battery life further because of the extra processing required to scale the image." Haha where on earth is your basis for this? So what you're telling me is that if I scale down my computer monitor's resolution from 1440p to 1080p my video card is gonna use more power to scale the image? Because if that was the case then that means that my performance in gaming would decrease when i decrease my resolution. I can find a number of review sites that will prove you wrong. And YES, it is possible to turn down the resolution to 1080p it's already been done. But that doesn't mean that there aren't any drawbacks. There are some apps that will fail to work with the decreased res.

25. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You are right, your gaming performance on your PC will increase if you set your video card to 1080p. But when the 1080p signal gets to your 1440p monitor your monitor has to scale the signal back to 1440p to fill the screen, which requires processing in the monitor. This extra processing step won't impact your performance, but it will use extra power. On a desktop PC the extra power consumption doest matter because the monitor is plugged into a separate power source. On a phone, everything runs off the same power source. So even if you can set the resolution to 1080p, the phone still has to scale the image back to 1440p to fill up the screen. If this step is skipped, and a 1080p signal was displayed on a 1440p screen without being scaled, then there would be a black letterbox around the image. So any battery power savings gained from setting a 1440p phone to 1080p would be lost by the phone having to scale it back to 1440p.

24. jdella681

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

Sorry man, it wasn't directed at you but to the comment about "who would buy this thing."

11. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

now they treat US customers like in Korea :D

18. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

None of this would have been necessary if they just would have put a 1080p screen in the phone.

26. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

LG is definitely worried due to its midrange battery performance compared to the other flagships and now the QHD Note.

27. Busyboy unregistered

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28. rawmustard

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 16, 2007

Thankfully I found this link and saw that the offer was extended to 10/6, as I bought my phone on 9/23. Saving money on an extra battery is definitely the right move.

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