T-Mobile announces the LG G5 price, release date and launch gifts
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 18, 2016, 9:24 AM
LG took a unique direction with its G5 flagship this year, offering a modular design that makes it easy to swap the battery and add various attachments to the phone that the company lovingly called "Friends". The phone already passed the FCC grunt, and thanks to T-Mobile now we already know its launch date in the US will be April 1st.
T-Mobile, however, the Un-carrier that it is, will offer it for online ordering a few days earlier, on March 29th, for the most impatient. Those early adopters will have other perks and bonuses to incentivize their purchase, too. If you order before April 5th, for instance, T-Mobile will gift you the new LG 360 CAM ($200 value) and the LG Battery Bundle ($80) that consists of a spare battery and a charging station. That's not all, though, as if you get the LG G5 before April 17th you will still get the Battery Bundle, just not the 360 CAM to shoot your own VR footage.
As for the all-important issue of pricing, T-Mobile offers you to buy the G5 outright for $629.99, or pay on installments with $0 down and $26.25/month for two years. LG is already courting third-party makers to expand on its Friends attachment universe, so the G5 may hold an even bigger potential down the road. Any takers?
- Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)
Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012
That definitely is a good price, unlike the other report that said $800. That truly makes it a great competitor to the S7 (although I'm sure it will unfortunately still sell very little compared to the S7). I'll do my part and tell my family members looking to buy soon to consider it as an equal to the S7. I myself got the S7 edge but that's because I wanted the Gear VR and the free year of Netflix made it a great deal. Without those things, I would've never got it.
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 9:35 AM 2
Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 10, 2013
In the end you're still paying full price because of the inflated carrier price plus taxes makes the s7 edge $844. You can buy it outright for $699, so it's not a deal at all. The only deal you get is EIP to pay over 24 months
posted on Mar 19, 2016, 4:10 AM 0
Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014
That is a good deal for this phone... Plus all the extras tmobile is throwing in make it unbelievable
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 10:21 AM 1
Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014
LCD makes this my back up phone at best. I can't argue with the price point though...
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 2:00 PM 0
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