LG G3 price and release date: here is what we know so far

LG G3 price and release date: here is what we know so far

It is here, but it is not: the super-awesome LG G3 smartphone is now available, but only in its homeland of South Korea, where it was released on May 28. Over 170 other countries are on the waiting list, and there's little information regarding the flagship's global roll-out. Nevertheless, we did a little digging and managed to put all the LG G3 price and availability details in a single post. Keep in mind that we'll be updating the page with further details as they become available. 

UPDATE: The LG G3 is now officially available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. Availability in additional markets in Asia, Europe and the Middle East is to be announced soon.

US


LG G3 price and release date: here is what we know so far
First the good news: every major carrier in the US will be offering the LG G3. As for the not-so-good news, we aren't sure when the phone is going to launch on their networks. Pricing is also a bit of a mystery right now.

Currently, sign-up pages are active on the web sites of AT&T and Verizon – those interested in owning the phone may enter their email in order to receive availability updates. Hardware specs for the LG G3 are listed, but not all of the spicy bits have been mentioned. AT&T does not say whether it will be launching the model with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, or the 32GB/3GB variant. Verizon is also silent on the matter. Judging by the photos posted on the carriers' web sites, both will stock at least two color variants of the device – white and black. 

UPDATE: AT&T will begin accepting pre-orders for the LG G3 on July 8. The smartphone will be in stock at retail locations from July 11 onward.

UPDATE: Verizon is now accepting pre-orders for the LG G3, and the phone will ship by July 17.

Sprint will be the only US carrier to launch the LG G3 in gold, and we're assuming that other color options will be offered as well. Those who pre-register for availability updates will have the chance to win one of 20 LG G3 smartphones when it becomes available. The sweepstakes end on July 10, 2014, which could be a clue about the phone's release date on Sprint. Interestingly, the sweepstakes rules mention a $599 retail price for the Sprint LG G3 model. Given the figure, it is presumed that the carrier will be offering the LG G3 variant with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, not the model with more memory as that one is presumed to cost more.

UPDATE: Sprint will launch the LG G3 on July 18, and the carrier's model is expected to have 32GB of storage.

T-Mobile, on the other hand, will launch the 32GB/3GB LG G3 in Titan Grey. What's more, one LG G3 unit will be given away each day to a lucky customer who signs up on T-Mobile's web site – participants will be contributing to an Open Beta program for the device. The promo will run until June 29, and this could be the date penciled for the LG G3 release date on T-Mobile. 

UPDATE: T-Mobile is now accepting pre-order for the LG G3. The phone will ship on July 15 and be in stock at outlets on July 16.

Currently, Expansys is accepting pre-orders for the LG G3 unlocked (Model D855), in either black, white, or gold. Both 16GB and 32GB models are available for pre-order. Oddly all carry a $849.99 pre-order price except the white 32GB variant, which is priced at $774.99. Cases for the smartphone can also be bought from the retailer. Sellers on Amazon and eBay are offering the Korean model of the device, model F-400, with a price hovering between $775 and $825. Keep in mind that with this particular variant of the phone, full compatibility with US carriers might be an issue. 

UK


LG G3 price and release date: here is what we know so far
Soon after the LG G3 was made official, O2 announced its plans on offering the smartphone on its network. Further details will be posted on the carrier's "coming soon" page in the following weeks. What we know so far is that the model to come is the one with 2GB of RAM and it will be available on Pay & Go or a monthly plan. Three will be carrying the G3 as well – the 16 gigabyte, 2GB RAM model, as far as we can tell from the LG G3 hands-on video posted on Three's blog. Details on pre-order and launch dates are to be announced in the coming weeks. 

UPDATE: The 16GB LG G3 is now available from O2 and Three

Carphone Warehouse is now selling the LG G3. The phone is available with service from Vodafone, Everything Everywhere, or O2 on a 24-month contract. Rates start at £33 per month, and a £100 cash back offer makes the deal even sweeter. Color options include black, white, and gold. At Clove, the 16GB LG G3 model is retailing for £492.00, and buyers receive a free wireless charger with their purchase. Only the black and gold models are in stock, with the white one coming soon. So far, Phones 4u has not announced plans on selling LG's flagship. 

Australia


Australian carriers have not yet announced details regarding the launch of the LG G3 on their respective networks. Only Telstra has stated that the phone is expected to land on its shelves in August of this year, and we're guessing that the G3 release dates for Vodafone and Optus could fall within the same time frame. On LG's website, the sim-free LG G3 is listed with a recommended retail price of AU$799. The phone is not available for purchase, however. Those who are interested may sign up for an email notification which will be sent once the LG G3 is in stock.

Canada


Specifics about the launch of the LG G3 in Canada is really scarce at the moment. Major carriers have yet to confirm whether or not they'll be offering the phone anytime soon. Still, rumors on the internet suggest that the LG G3 will be available through Rogers, Bell, and WIND.

Page last updated on July 10. 

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  • 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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69 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So far the best smartphone! :) My opinion.

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I think I agree with you. But Android isn't for me. Would've picked up a WP version of this beast instantly though.

3. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

LG will be making WP phones also. Hopefully some flagship also.

51. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

A serius con that spoils the recipie imho: Bad sunlight legibility. Galaxy SII's display brightness is 36% higher, SIII's 46%, S5's 49%, note3's 54,4%, iphone5's 54,5

64. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

that will be fixable....not a worry

65. greatoneiw

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

wp doesn't even has Clash of clans ... one of the most famous games out there...and plenty of other famous apps... how can u even consider wp? people who buy wp are blind nokia fans who cant believe that the brand is dead meat ...(after nokia e7 ) even it's camera phones are not as good as of the other's out there i remember comparing L 920 vs galaxy s4 myself s4 camera beat 920 by far ! so it has no apps and no nothing why would you guys still like it? please explain to me ... i always wondered...?

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I agree, so far it doesn't have any serious cons (And I doubt that there will be many).

34. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

The size is a big serious con for lots of people. Yes its smaller than z2 yet bigger than m8 and s5. This is already too big for most people. For me to get this phone or a phone with this size it has to have SD 805 which is a lot more important than 5.5" I would rather have 4.7" than 5.5 and this size. If LG would have make it 5" and smaller than the competitors that would be a big big win.

35. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...yet bigger than m8..." Depends on how you will look at it: LG G3: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm HTC One (M8): 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm

37. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

well I do mean wider. Wider means bad to me. Really really bad. My finger have a hard time using 5" so 5.5 is too damn wide. I expected a much smaller phone but this is ridiculous.

39. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

How about no physical button? I know they try to reduce the bezels but when the 2 best selling phone (samsung and apple) in the world has the same common trait they should include it if they want it to sell. No waterproof or supersaving mode is a con too.

42. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"No waterproof or supersaving mode is a con too." I agree that waterproof is advantage but with this advantage may come and disadvantages for example port flaps. Personally I'm not in need for waterproof smartphone. I don't want to deal with port flaps just because one day my smartphone MAY get wet. Talking about battery saving mode LG G3 also has a battery saving feature.

45. jhondoe.

Posts: 10; Member since: May 23, 2014

I agree

46. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I mean how it depends on how often one use those ports. Whens it raining outside you would want your phone to be waterproof same goes when you go to the beach. The thing that turn me off is the on screen buttons, which is just basically taking up screen space. The phone is 5.5 but add in the on screen button we talking about like 5.2-5.3 of usable screen size. Not to mention those on screen buttons get really annoying when trying to play more intense game on your phone. The phone Im currently using (nexus) and the on screen button is annoying.

47. nottolate

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 01, 2014

Those on screen buttons can be made as small as you want them or taken off entirely and go pie. Just root the phone. You can also make em any color you want and add more buttons and resize em. I do that with my G2 and my Nexus. Don't see a problem.

59. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Rain never was a problem.

60. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I've only heard of two cons so far: the screen's brightness/contrast doesn't match other flagships right now, and the phone tends to overheat (even to the point where it won't let you increase screen brightness). Other than that, this really seems like an awesome phone. I love that they use an upgraded OIS system and an innovative laser focus system for the camera. Also not a fan of such large screens, but at least it manages to pack its 5.5" screen while being only a couple of millimeters taller than the Galaxy S5.

10. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I like their focus on Simplicity. That was likely to change the view of the public of Android being complicated.

11. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

We aren't sure when the phone is going to launch on their networks. Pricing is also a bit of a mystery right now. Then why this post???

50. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Yep. And this made 'Featured Articles' :| They are using he hype of this handset to milk site traffic, I take it. Bravo PA PocketNow has a thousand times the editor quality.

12. baldilocks

Posts: 1425; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

GS 5 Active is my next phone. I have a Nexus 5 now and am so tired of on screen keys.

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

When compared to the other well known companies, yes - but, for the money spent, a OnePlus One phone is tough to beat...

19. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

.... If you can get hold of one that is ;)

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is not only about the money LG G3 has better technical specifications than OnePlus One! 1) OnePlus One screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 while LG G3 screen resolution is 1440 x 2560. 2) LG G3 screen has higher pixel density 534 PPI while OnePlus One screen pixel density is 401 PPI. 3) OnePlus One doesn't have card slot while LG G3 has card slot up to 128 GB. 4) OnePlus One doesn't have IR blaster while LG G3 does. 5) OnePlus One doesn't have Optical Image Stabilization while LG G3 does. 6) OnePlus One battery is non-removable while LG G3 has removable battery. 7) LG G3 is smaller device. LG G3 dimensions is 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm while OnePlus One dimensions is 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm. 8) LG G3 is lighter device. LG G3 weight is 149 g while OnePlus One weight is 162 g. Other things: 1) Since LG is better known company LG G3 will be more world wide available to purchase than OnePlus One, more resellers and distributors will be selling it. 2) Since more official distributors will be selling LG G3 world wide LG G3 will have better customer service. 3) Since LG G3 will be more popular product, there will be bigger sort of accessories for it. 4) Since LG G3 will be more popular product, more amateur developers/hackers will be between LG G3 customers and that mean that there should be more programs and hacks specially made for LG G3 and that means more fun for advanced users.

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

+ 9) LG G3 has removable back cover and that's mean that you will be able to use custom back covers while OnePlus One doesn't have such possibility.

26. jellmoo

Posts: 2526; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Sorry my mistake. :(

30. jellmoo

Posts: 2526; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Now worries. :) The fun thing is that this is the first LG device that I've been intrigued by. It actually looks nice, which is something I never thought I'd say about an LG phone.

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I'm also very impressed by LG G3. Usually smartphones which I like also has few or more major cons which ruins whole fascination. For example I like HTC ONE (M8) but only 4 MP cameras and conditionally big body and small screen in it (ratio between screen size and body size) kills whole fascination while everything else in HTC One (M8) looks just awesome and that SUCKS! :( Or for example Sony Xperia Z2 is also very impressive device but again there is few major cons which ruins it. I like that Sony Xperia Z2 feels solid and not cheap but it is so shiny and fingerprint magnet. Also Sony Xperia Z2 don't have IR Blaster, has too big bezels and I don't like whole these port flaps. :( I don't know maybe I become too choosy, I don't know but so far I didn't find any major cons in LG G3 so I'm very impressed by it! :)

38. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Idk.. Having the QHD display and S801 proc are both advantages and disadvantages for me. Performance wise.. I doubt the phone will perform as good as others with 1080p and S801 proc. Moreover the Z2 has IP58 and M8 has boom sound which are more like both phones advantages than G3 flaws. And while the G3 has bigger display, it's also wider and thicker than the Z2. So ergonomic wise its poorer than the Z2. The G3 is an awesome device but I'd prefer the size of the G3 to be as close as possible to the G2.

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