LG G4 price and release date

The LG G4 was just announced, a month short of a full year after the G3 took the stage in 2014. Not only that, but general availability will be as soon as the end of May in South Korea, and its global launch campaign is set to include as many as 170 countries. 

State-side, the usual suspects by the name of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile & Sprint (along with U.S. Cellular and Best Buy) will be offering the LG G4 on the ubiquitous "$200 on two year contract" price plan, with the luxury leather back version probably selling for an additional $100. Sprint already announced that the G4 will land in June with the Metallic Gray and Black Genuine Leather options available. If you want brown leather, go to T-Mobile, which will have the phone starting at $599.99 some time after June 1st, judging from its G4 sweepstakes rules.

Meanwhile, the unlocked price will be "similar to the G3," as per LG execs. This means north of $600 without any contract and carrier subsidies, which is the expected minimum unlocked price for today's flagship smartphones. The price in Italy, for instance, which has one of the most expensive electronics in Europe, will be pegged at EUR 699.90, with availability in June. Judging by leaked German prices, we're looking at about EUR 680 there, and something to the tune of  EUR 730 for the genuine leather edition.

LG clearly priced the LG G4 editions as devices in the same league as its arch rival Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, while simultaneously undercutting them a little bit. For example, the base LG G4 is 10 to 20 euro cheaper than the GS6 unlocked, and the genuine leather edition is a tad cheaper than the Galaxy S6 edge.

The LG G4's base variant will be sold in Ceramic White with 3D patterns, Metallic Gray, and Gold. The leather variants will be available in six colors, too, including a stylish and beautiful burgundy, but pastel blue as well, for the adventurous types.

Related phones

  • 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)



1. gaming64 unregistered

Darn it. I spent $600 on a laptop. Shame on me *slaps own face*

2. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

well at least you can play actual high quality games..

7. gaming64 unregistered

Thanks. It's a Lenovo laptop. It's really great It has an Intel Core i3 1.90 Ghz,Nvidia Geforce 820 M and 64-bit Windows. Loving it so far.

10. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Its nice.. Mine has a i5 with NVIDIA 740M. I still love playing Skyrim and Shadow of mordor on it..

4. waddup121 unregistered

That's a pretty nice price if you ask me.

3. QWERTYslider unregistered

No one is buying this over the S6 at full price. When the prices drop, the G4 is the call for the removable battery. The G4 is too big. Anything larger than the Samsung S6 is too much. NO FINGERPRINT SCANNER = FAIL But, kudos for retaining the removable battery and SD. Only a idiot buys a phone without them.

5. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

WTF ! Stop copy-pasting this thing on every G4 post !

6. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

He's just fishing for likes. It's normal. But it won't happen.

8. gaming64 unregistered

Your profile pic says it all

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Bro we get it, I mean you are now SPAMING PhoneArena.com with this post. The Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge are awesome phones but I kinda like the Leather a little bit more than the all glass look & feel. That Red leather is simply stunning. Also leather has WAY more grip than glass so it will not be slippery as the S6 & S6 Edge.

13. Wrightdj21

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

The finger print scanner still is completely useless to me and if I wanted a small phone I would just get a basic phone. If I want bigger then 7 inchs I'll get a tablet .... So ya I just are very baised

14. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

stop posting this sh#t pls i bet u dont even have s6

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I would buy this over as S6 1) it has a better look to it 2) it has removal battery and microsd 3) it has better cameras (on paper anyway, this is subject to change) If 3 turns out to be false, that could sway things, but as it stands now I'd rather have this.

11. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Lol. Hmm do i want innovative dual edged screen or leather back for almost the same price......

12. gaming64 unregistered

Lol. Hmm do I want gimmicky dual edged screen or nice leather back and micro sd support+removable battery and Quad Hd screen for almost the same price...

15. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/LG-G4,OnePlus-One,Asus-ZenFone-2/phones/9104,8603,9050 So give and take a couple features: higher resolution screen(G4), higher resolution camera (G4), more RAM (ZenFone 2), lowest price(OnePlus One) these phones are pretty similar. If I was buying a new phone it would probably be the OnePlus One. Or maybe even the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 at $250....

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

That Onetouch Idol is pretty nice. Given Asus's failure with bringing us the good Zenfone 2 model at a price close to what they are selling it overseas has me thinking the Idol 3 will be a better bet for us North America users.

18. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I like the front look..

19. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Leather back is not worth $100. When you can buy a leather wallet with 3x the amount of leather for 25% of the price, you know you are being ripped off.

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