LG G3

Today is the official launch day of the LG G3 on AT&T, and buyers can now pick up LG's latest handset for $199.99 up front on a standard two-year plan, or for $24.17 per month through an 18-month AT&T Next deal. Alternatively an off-contract AT&T LG G3 will set you back $579.99. If you pick up an LG G Watch at the same time, AT&T will knock 50 percent off the price of the wearable.

Meanwhile Sprint has today begun taking LG G3 pre-orders, and like AT&T it'll charge you $199.99 on a two-year plan for the phone. Sprint also offers the G3 through Easy Pay for $25 per month, or upfront for $599.99. Sprint's G3 is expected to start making its way out to customers from July 18.

Color-wise, AT&T has the G3 in black and white, while Sprint has black and gold, the latter being an carrier exclusive. Next up is Verizon with a G3 launch on that carrier slated for July 17.

Anyone in the U.S. picking up an LG G3 today? Be sure to check out our review, and sound off in the comments!

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Source: AT&T, Sprint

 
There are 68 comments

mrrobotanger says:

I just got my third replacement g2. This phone has had more problems than any other I've had. Maybe time to go back to HTC.

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DrewDT says:

What type of problems?

BRENDO702 says:

Not one problem with my G2. You must have bad luck.

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sublimaze says:

If you are getting refurbs, then that is likely to be your problem.

mhmmdy123 says:

LG has no problems, the only problem with LG is they`re slow on the update. They make good hardware.

anubis2kx says:

I've had absolutely no problems with mine whatsoever. Like someone else said, you must be getting refurbs.

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My G2 has been excellent. Occasional SW glitch, sure, but nothing bad.

And its so fast. I find I have a hard time using my N7 (2012) because its so slow compared to the G2.

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Amir47 says:

No issues with my G2 aside from dev support on XDA

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numetheus says:

I got my G3 because I have friends with the G2 that speak very highly of them. They have had no issues. I think you just have bad luck. I picked up my G3 yesterday along with the watch. Seriously one of the best phones I have ever owned.

Luisito0611 says:

Sprint Launched the G3 today instores too info is incorrect.

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Shadow53007 says:

Online does show available to pick up in stores today. I really hope that's true!

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zippox180 says:

I just checked the site and yes it does say available but does not list any stores.

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Enjoy.... http://www.androidauthority.com/best-buy-lg-g3-403478/

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Amir47 says:

So you're not going to bring up how nothing beats Samsung and T-MO plain and simple?

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DWR_31 says:

He doesn't have to. He's a man that knows a good thing when he sees it.

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Adiliyo says:

so conflicted with buying this. on the one hand the specs are awesome. on the other hand, i'm still very happy with my nexus 5

mhmmdy123 says:

I`m a NOTE 4, LG a is a good phone too. But I`ll wait for NOTE 4. Few more months.

scottadus says:

I agree one you go note with the big screen and imo smoothest performance it's hard to even try any other phones. I trued free s5 recently so much lag I couldn't believe it. My note 3 has always been smooth as butter. Can't wait fire the note 4.

Lgs ui is ugly and also I'm an amoled fan

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numetheus says:

I picked mine up on Friday. This thing kills the Note 3. Absolutely kills it. Can't speak for the Note 4 of course.

scottadus says:

I.still like amoled better then LCD. Viewing angles are better. G3 angles are bad and I still hate lgs ui

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numetheus says:

This thing kills the Nexus 5.

s_special says:

No Magenta?

bgmikejr2010 says:

I got my T-Mobile G3 yesterday and its awesome. Screen is the clearest I have ever used on a device.

EvilMonkey says:

How's it in direct sunlight? I've heard some bad things, which is one of the few reasons I'm doubtful...but I'm probably heading to AT&T tomorrow to get the G3 anyways. My verizon contract is up today!

rgao007 says:

lol good job on leaving Verizon, their G3 is ugly as sin

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RenoD2010 says:

Brighter in direct sunlight than my LG OG and that was at least usable. I just get concerned with overall heat which is why I went with white.

jubeldum says:

The Optimus G may be long in the tooth but it does have a nice screen.

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Asterisk says:

preorder?

Sprint employee here, can confirm you can purchase a G3 in stores today.

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Wasn't it originally the 18th?

***Ivana........Ivana Humpalot***

Dizfunctions says:

I thought the 18th was for T-Mobile?

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havesomejoe says:

Can I buy it off contract using payments or is that only with a cell contract?

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mhmmdy123 says:

Yes you can get it off contract $25.0 a month.

L0N35T4R says:

I'm on TMo but I may run by an AT&T store today just to fondle this thing...

codeda says:

That was exactly my plan of action. Right after work I wanna go play!

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T-Mobile started shipping pre-orders a couple of days ago.

sheba510 says:

I ordered the Tmo version online on 7/8 and received it on 7/10. I paid extra for the overnight delivery.

blackdogAC says:

Any word on where or when a developer (SIM unlocked, bootloader unlocked) will be available?

B Posey says:

I'm waiting for the note 4. Can't see myself spending almost $600 on last year's processor (SD801). 2k display sounds good, but most reviewers say that you can't really tell the difference between 1080p and 2k. LG rushed this project, they should have waited and put a SD805 in this bad boy...

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vtpmt81 says:

The 801 isn't last years processor. Every Android flagship in 2014 has the 801. The 805 barely outperforms the 801. The difference is small.

little09 says:

Kudo

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gspida says:

Think about this. If you plan on getting a 2k TV in the near future. Then with this phone and the new Chromecast mirror capabilities you can get 2k mirroring

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Zach McElroy says:

The G3 will be in T-Mobile stores on the 15th

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bbtitanium says:

Just ordered mine for pick up at the Sprint store. I hope they have it!!!! I'm not complaining if they are available early.

lds710 says:

I see that Best Buy have them available for $99.

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jjuviw17 says:

I just ordered the metallic black G3 from best buy for $99, got a free $50 gift card, and already got a confirmation message that it's ready to be picked up!

Noah Evans says:

Does anyone know if the U.S. version of the LG G3 has wireless charging?

planoman says:

Nope, not out of the box. At least the ATT version does not.

saturobi says:

It doesn't out of the box, the At&t G3 battery cover only has 2 contacts which is used for NFC. The At&t G3 has all 4 contacts on the device itself. All you will need to do is replace the At&t battery cover with the back cover of the D855 European model of the G3, since that back cover has all 4 contacts.

ashrock32 says:

Still love my s4,nothing so great to get me to drop 600$ on a new device that doesn't have much new to offer
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RenoD2010 says:

Plan on picking one up at lunch. Bummed AT&T won't have the gold. Normally, I find gold garish but the "champagne" approach looks very nice (imo). AT&T is also stocking only the 32GB I believe.

Razieltov says:

That bezel though.

manaup says:

Nobody cares about gold. Sprint, stupid like usual shoulda offered white as well... Sprint behind the other carriers.
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mcduffer says:

My AT&T G3 is on its way to me via FedEx. I'm replacing a GalaxyS4.

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planoman says:

Got it yesterday, set it up last night and checking out today. Bought on ATT no commitment. The first impression was a nice huge screen and it was much lighter than I expected which is good! The amount of bloat put on by ATT and LG is nuts. What are they smoking? I disabled 20 apps that say ATT or I know I will not use. Sheesh, give it a break!

astarling10 says:

how much storage space is remaining on the ATT version before you disabled/deleted ATT crapola? I plan on picking one up during lunch or after work. What phone were you using before? I have a Z2 with a cracked screen but I've been kinda drooling over this G3.

planoman says:

There was right at 24 GB left. Compared with 26.5 with my Nexus 5 and 24.5 with my Moto x.

Sent from my seriously HD G3!

astarling10 says:

Thanks for the info! I'm still gonna get it. I have about 6gb left on my Z2 so I should be fine. Is there any lag?

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planoman says:

Using a moto x and nexus 5, both 32GB right now. The only lag is when going to and from app drawer. It is pretty smooth. Pretty sure it is how the skin is designed versus actual lag. I think it is about the same size as the z2 but lighter. Trying to get used to it in one hand as the nexus 5 seems like the sweet spot for me. I owned a note and note 2 before I gave up on them because they kept getting larger.
Sent from my seriously HD G3!

zack w says:

I have a little under a year left with my contact left. I recently picked up a G2 for a great price and am very happy with my decision. Let's see what next year's iterations have in store for us.

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Gonna swing by today and pick one up off contract. Sell my white N4 so should only cost about $400 after all is said and done. Not bad.

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Anyone else bought this from AT&T today? I just got home with mine and I'm very upset to see that Visual Voicemail is NOT supported yet. Spent an hour on the phone with customer service and they could not get it to work - they all but admitted they were not ready for this launch. (BTW, local AT&T stores near me also don't even have the Quick Circle folio case yet...)

Beautiful phone, though...

scottadus says:

You sideload visual voicemail and it will work search for xda grab the one for nexus 5

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Would that require me to root the device? (Does AT&T allow sideloading of apps on the G3?)

planoman says:

No rooting needed. Just download the app from the play store if you have had it before under the all tab of your apps. If you have not had it get the apk from a search and side load it. Just check unknown sources in the security section of the settings.

It is working fine on my ATT G3.

RenoD2010 says:

Am I the only one who really likes the stock lock screen? :) I got mine today. You know you are a true geek when the idea of spending a Friday night setting up your new phone sounds relaxing.

Am pleased with the lock screen as well. Haven't really poked around but it looks customizable. Quick access is nice as well. Holding onto my N4 and will sell it when the N6 comes out. Great phone though. Concerned about updates coming from a Nexus. But this is relatively light as far as a non stock phone goes.

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