UK retailer Clove has started pre-orders for LG's latest flagship handset, the LG G3. The retailer has listed the device for £499, stating that the first batch of pre-orders will be shipping out July 1st. The retailer is offering the Metallic Black, Shine Gold and Silk White color variations of the device.

Officially unveiled at a media event yesterday, the G3 is the first device offered by a major manufacturer to offer a QHD display. In addition to the 5.5-inch QHD screen, the G3 features a Snapdragon 801, 2 or 3 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage, microSD card slot up to 128 GB, 13 MP OIS+ camera sensor, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC and a 3,000 mAh battery. USB 2.0

If you're interested in the handset, be sure to check out our hands-on review, and see how it holds up against other flagship devices of 2014.

Eager to see how the device looks with respect to other high-end handsets? Check out our gallery in which we pit the G3 against the Xperia Z2, HTC One M8 and the Galaxy S5.

We're also giving away a brand new G3 to a lucky Android Central reader. More details here.

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Source: Clove UK


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LG G3 available for pre-order in the UK for £499, shipping July 1st


Wow that's a pretty low price for a flagship with these specs. If I had spare £500 lying around, I'd definitely get one. First phone this year actually worth the money. Apart from 1+1

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July 1st! I wish they wouldn't have a launch event then tell you there is a 6 week wait. My enthusiasm just dived.

That's not a bad price though

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Six weeks? A day short of 5 weeks, just saying. By the way I agree. Show it, sell it! If it's not ready to sell keep it under wraps a little longer.

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Didn't realise it was the 28th already! I just think that they've been leaking and hyping this phone for weeks already then when they officially announce it there's another 5 weeks til you can buy it. It's hard to keep people interested that long. Apparently the 32gb 3gb ram one won't be available here as well. Daft decision I think

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Not a bad price for those specs but as expected it's the 16gb version with 2gb of Ram.

Still my Note 3 is now up for sale to go in part to pay for the G3 outright :-)

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Shame UK carriers will only stock 16gb/2gbRam model. Looks like will have to be sim free to get the 32gb/3gbRam model.

It has nothing to do with UK carriers but with the EU market in general, EU will just get the 16gb / 2gb ram version, it's the same device sim free in The Netherlands, Germany , France and Belgium as this one for 499 GBP.

Carphonewarehouse will stock the sim free device, just like Amazon.co.uk but it will be the same 16gb / 2gb model as the rest of EU.
Think the 32gb model is for the US market, or some random place in the EU must also get it but I don't know where if the UK and Germany don't have it.

Shame it's only the 16gb model. Was tempted as a Nexus 4 replacement due to muted death of Nexus. Oh well, will wait and see if the one plus ever becomes available instead.

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If it goes the way of the g2 then it'll be under £400 within 2 months and £300 within 4. Also this is clove and they always stick up pre orders with high prices to fleece the early adopter

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What the....

That's over US$800.... is there VAT on top of that? If so, that's US$1000!!!

Full retail is all good and and all.... but I only paid $99 for my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
(yes, 2-year contract, but Verizon is the *only* carrier around here that has 4G, so I
wasn't switching to any other carrier anyway)

No. It includes VAT. £500 is still cheaper than samsung and apple charge. The general practice with them seems to be to replace the $ sign with a £ sign. I hate it

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Yeah, it's never an equivalent exchange. $500 =/= £500 but that's generally how it's done. The only time you're stuck paying the EU prices as an American consumer is if you order the international unlocked version from an overseas company. Then they just charge you EU prices and the conversion rate is on you.

This is Clove, who are always expensive anyway, so it looks like it will be a good value device when launched properly.

Who's that bringing a cool smartphone to that table. Only one if the greatest brands in technology that's who.

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