LG G4 buyers to get various freebies, including an extra battery (at least in the US)

LG G4 buyers to get various freebies, including an extra battery (at least in the US)
The LG G4 will soon be launched by all major North American carriers, and it's also going to be sold unlocked across the US. You'll be able to buy a G4 for $199 on contract, or for around $600 off contract. But it looks like these prices will also get you various freebies, not just the new smartphone itself.

Droid-life has it that, regardless of where you're getting the G4 from in the US, LG will "likely" offer you a free 32 GB microSD card, a replacement battery, and an extra wall charger. Reportedly, LG should launch a dedicated promo website to allow customers to redeem these gifts, but only between May 22 and June 21. If this is accurate, May 22 is probably the day when the G4 will first be available to buy Stateside, though it's not clear which carriers are planning to start selling it then.

We don't know if LG G4 buyers outside of the US will also get free stuff with the handset.

Officially announced at the end of April, the G4 is the improved successor to last year's LG G3. Its highlight features include Android Lollipop with LG UX 4.0, a 5.5-inch Quad HD Quantum Dot display, a 16 MP rear camera with f/1/8 aperture, a 6-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a leather rear cover (not available on all models). Check out our LG G4 review to find out more about the new handset.


source: Droid-life

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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26 Comments

1. Rick_Deckard

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Who doesn't like free stuff?? I would be happy to get an additional battery... I am getting the unlocked version, I can't wait to install my Samsung EVO 128 GB MicroSD on my feature G4 :-D Thanks Sammy!!!

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

Don't put slow evo cards on hooch end flagships. I recommend a SanDisk extreme or a Samsung pro card if you want to record 4k and stuff.

2. QWERTYslider unregistered

No fingerprint scanner = FAIL

6. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I would choose SD card and Removable battery over scanner, scanner is just a geek, SD and removable is really useful for me.

9. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Please, Dont move, some people in white shirt will come to pickup you...

10. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Jesus dude you're a FAIL. You're mother should have swallowed you. I'm sure she thinks the same when she sees how much of a loser you've become. Seriously stop making stupid comments.

27. alouden unregistered

Okay, let me be balanced here. Yes, a fingerprint scanner would be nice. But that aside, there are strengths that this phone has, and weaknesses too. If a fingerprint scanner is what drives your decision-making, then don't buy it. Others are looking for the camera quality, battery life, screen quality, processor speed/quality, build quality etc.

3. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Wow, nice.

5. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

fingerprint was epic failure on samsung devices and still is. so whats your point.

12. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm , nope the s6 fingerprint scan is just as good as Apple and works all the time without problmes

7. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It wont be able in Latin America for sure.

8. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Nice move LG. Maybe this will help people realize how convenient a removable battery is.

14. TheLegendaryGhost

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

i agree most ppl don't know how useful this can be, i got it for free when i got my g3, they had promo i keep one in bag charged up and ready to use, i have rarely used it.. .but those three times i ran out of juice coz i used my phone lot, and i was so damn glad that i had my extra battery just swapped and boom 100% charge... and just use dead battery and my dock/charger to charge that battery. (english is not my primary language)

18. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Why do we have fast charging for

11. lunchmeat78

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

I'm targeting the burgundy color leather back G4. I wonder if they will charge $100 for the leather. Either way, I'm 90% sure grabbing the G4, unless I grab the S6 Edge last minute.

15. TheLegendaryGhost

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

i think i heard it was more of along with $50 extra for leather ... i think...

13. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Excellent strategy by LG. That's at least $75 in upgrades. 2 upgrades that I always gra with my note series phones after purchase. Extra battery and external charger. Then a 128GB Micro SD

16. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Sweet, may just convince me to get the G4.

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Freeeee???!!!! What's that? I haven't heard that word since Apple started brainwashing people. Anyways, the all comes unlocked and free stuff strategy seems like a pretty good. Even though I would probably never use the spare unless I was in a real emergency. For some reason my OCD flares up when I remove the back. I get worried that the pegs that snap the cover onto the back might get damaged. Sure you can just replace the back but that's only if the cover is damaged and not the back.

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's sad how you can't even buy an S6 unlocked at the Samsung store. I wonder if some carriers will force LG to lock it though. I know the Nexus devices aren't locked but Google has a bit more clout than LG.

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i just hope the extra wall charger is quick charge 2.0.

22. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Earbuds should be standard

23. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Im just very anxious for this phone...extra battery very nice LG..

24. HarysViewty

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

On my country, Indonesia, it costs $654, it's 3000mAh version, with dual sim lte (which usually costs $15 more), with free 64gb class10 premium microSD (worth $40), leather plastic case (cost $38 and $15 each), vr plasticboard (worth $20, available later), quadbeat 3 headphone (worth $15), additional 2900mAh battery external charger (worth $35, can charge 100% in an hour), free 2years google drive 100gb, usb OTG cable (worth $3), line (chat app) doll (they sell phone with free really big doll, worth $5), new curved gorilla glass 4 (yeah, not 3, available later) replacement for a year including user damage, and $153 cashback for those who preorder this month. Don't forget calibrated screen profile of DCI standard, which is worth more than $6000 While galaxy s6 costs more than $770, single sim, no headset, no case, no free glass replacement, no microsoft cloud memory, no VR, no online service (music, book, movie). Is it fair to compare them side by side? :D it's cheaper than note4 in fact

25. HarysViewty

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

On my country, Indonesia, it costs $654, it's 3000mAh version, with dual sim lte (which usually costs $15 more), with free 64gb class10 premium microSD (worth $40), leather plastic case (cost $38 and $15 each), vr plasticboard (worth $20, available later), quadbeat 3 headphone (worth $15), additional 2900mAh battery external charger (worth $35, can charge 100% in an hour), free 2years google drive 100gb, usb OTG cable (worth $3), line (chat app) doll (they sell phone with free really big doll, worth $5), new curved gorilla glass 4 (yeah, not 3, available later) replacement for a year including user damage, and $153 cashback for those who preorder this month. Don't forget calibrated screen profile of DCI standard, which is worth more than $6000 While galaxy s6 costs more than $770, single sim, no headset, no case, no free glass replacement, no microsoft cloud memory, no VR, no online service (music, book, movie). Is it fair to compare them side by side? :D it's cheaper than note4 in fact

26. HarysViewty

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

I'll do a review about LG G4 after I get it. But, please phonearena, update your we-all-know biased review.

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