A Verizon Wireless variant of LG's oft-rumored upcoming LG G3 smartphone has now leaked shown brandishing the carrier's logos. The Verizon logos can be seen both on the front and the rear of the device in the latest leaked press photo for the LG G3 smartphone, continuing Verizon's tradition of branding devices to the extreme.

On the front, Verizon's logo is shown on the upper right set in white against the black bezel of the smartphone's display and on the rear of the phone in the center, Verizon and the carrier's 4G LTE marks are seen inscribed.

Although we won't know the full details until May 27th, recently LG had announced its Quick Circle case for the device without actually announcing the phone itself.

Source: evleaks

 
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I hate when Verizon puts their logo on the front in the corner. Kills the symmetrical design. The back isn't so bad.

NoNexus says:

I agree with you there.

twolastnames says:

Darth Vader's helmet was not symmetrical either, and it took 3 crappy movies to fix that, so be careful what you wish for.

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liteon163 says:

But if it were only on the back, it would be covered up by a case...

benthe1 says:

The insanity!

DWR_31 says:

SLICKWRAPS will cover that unsightly logo!

numetheus says:

Not for those of us that hate cases.

Loving the look of the lockscreen and the shortcut icons at the bottom.

Youngunn says:

That clock widget is a deliberate rip off of Motorola's home screen widget of a couple years ago.

I could see why they wanted it though it looks great.

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theShiz says:

I think Android skinners should be able to rip each other off because it only makes Android better.

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vinceoftexas says:

Does Verizon really need to add the 4G LTE to their logo? So dumb.

LegacyEvoAce says:

Agreed makes no damn sense.

DWR_31 says:

Nice to know Sprint won't have carrier branding on theirs.

Amir47 says:

Well they can't advertise their crap network

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epps720 says:

I'm surprised they haven't changed the logo to 4G XLTE, to make it that much bigger

Linebarrel86 says:

I understand the need for branding. Its how companies get recognized. But this...

Its atrocious. And really, Verizon should be ashamed that that they feel the need to do this. Almost as if they feel as though their going to be forgotten.

Oh well, no longer my problem. Spending half of the cost of Verizon's pitiful plan on Sprint now. Unlimited data and great coverage where I live and travel.

Theot says:

Such a place does not exist on Sprint. You must be roaming. ;-)

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NoNexus says:

Sprint does not get the credit that the deserve, but they sure do get the ghosts from the past hitting them...

Wimax!
3g everywhere!
Premium data charge!

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demontooth says:

They get what they deserve. They are atrocious.

NoNexus says:

For you, kinda like tmo sucks everywhere I go

Sprint>tmo in my area by a mile and then some

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eahinrichsen says:

Maybe Sprint just needs a crazy, frothing-at-the-mouth CEO to scream some weird shit in public to get them the recognition they deserve.

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Eclectech says:

lol

Totally agree with you. I have both Verizon and Sprint and the differences in coverage and speeds are not that great. They both have very good networks in my experience.

To all who continue to bash Sprint, try a Spark phone in an upgraded market and see for yourself how well the network performs instead of jumping on the Sprint haters bandwagon.

abbott says:

I hate the logos myself and only buy devices that are unlocked but it doesn't bother the average consumer and if anything it's a status symbol, everyone knows Verizon costs the most...

ricardios says:

Probably one of the reasons why the Nexus 5 never made it on Verizon. They wanted to put their ugly logo all over it.

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mathiasjk says:

Yeah that's totally why it didn't happen, it had nothing to do with CDMA radios or software.

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newboyx says:

Nexus 5 works perfectly fine on CDMA Sprint.

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NoYankees44 says:

Different band. They would have had to make another special version just for Verizon. And because it is proprietary cdma, Verizon has to approve everything about the device.

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newboyx says:

And no, adding in the Verizon capabilities would not have necessitated a new model, they just would have had to add it in.

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eahinrichsen says:

The problem is that everything about the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was a complete clusterfuck that no one wanted to repeat.

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yankeesusa says:

Actually no. The cdma radios on nexus would have worked fine on Verizon.

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jtc276 says:

I'm really digging these Verizon logos with phones underneath them.

mkashen says:

Victory is yours.

redeyss says:

Lmao!!

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MarkSeven says:

LOL

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tgaskill says:

Congratulations! You just won the internet!

drannan says:

LMFAO I'm using that!

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Article says upper left. Pic looks like upper right. It doesn't bother me. My note 2 button doesn't bother me either.

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mkashen says:

It's described from the phone's perspective. For example, the driver side of a car is the left side(in the United States), even if you are looking at it head on.

It's all about perspective.

Mine doesn't bother me either........After i painted over it.. But seriously if were advertising for the greedy bastards with HUGE logos all over our phones shouldn't we have some compensation for advertising? just a thought..........

jackwagon06 says:

Vzw probably does it now just because they laugh reading all the posts.....

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MarkSeven says:

This is probably very true smh lol..

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tx_tuff says:

Same spot as on the G2 and to be honest I never even notice it.

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luke31 says:

I really really really really want to see Verizon pull this off with an iPhone. Seeing an iPhone with Verizon branding on the front would make my day.

On screen hologram..,

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joeipt10 says:

MarkSeven says:

Yes! Lol

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They do this because, well, because they can.

guts311 says:

I knew it- I knew they would do it again. Couldn't resist. It seriously ruins it. I just don't understand.

The fact that they didn't change the rear keys again is surprising as hell, but I mean come on with the god damn fuckin logos man. It's absolutely unnecessary to put the logo there - we look at these phones a good part of every single day and I don't want to have to see it there each time. And Verizon literally has the worst-looking logo by far of all the carriers.

Could they at least make it very small, or make it darker/less noticeable? Nope they have to make it as large as the tiny bezel can fit and as bright and white as possible. Man this pisses me off.
Sigh..

twolastnames says:

It matches the LG logo Happy Gilmore.

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erwaso says:

Wait, is that the Verizon version? I can't tell...

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elvisgp says:

Man, I wonder how hard Motorola had to fight to keep the moto x front clean. Verizon can't seem to keep their hands off of any other device.
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grn4frk says:

I was just thinking the same thing. If Samsung, Apple, Moto, HTC (at least on m8) can keep Verizon logos off the front...why couldn't LG?

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udazavlanje says:

Maybe because they are not big - popular enough, so desperate to get it on the big red no matter what. G2 only a month upon release on vzw was on sale for 0$ on contract multiple times. Now, tell me if you saw that happen to any other flagship. Vzw was also reduced off contract price too.

VZW Moto X

twolastnames says:

I believe Motorola challenged Verizon to a duel by slapping them in the face with a gauntlet, and won.

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MarkSeven says:

+1

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TheMimic12 says:

That would also explain how Motorola got software updates out to the Verizon versions so fast.

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eahinrichsen says:

That was only because Verizon was, at that point, the only carrier without a phone on Kit Kat. They needed to rush that update as much as possible so that not all of their phones were a version behind.

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techitrucker says:

Not true. I've got and M8 and nary a logo to be seen on the front..

Armadillo, the other white meat.

tdizzel says:

"Verizon can't seem to keep their hands off of any other device."
I know, right. I mean look at the iphone...wait there's no logo on the front Look at the Galaxy S5..ummm no logo on the front there either. But there was one last year on the S4!!...wait, nope. Must have been the Note 3 that I saw it on. Wow, I can't catch a break, its not there either. But they really vandalized the HTC One(M8) dammit, there's no front logo there either. But i know they had one last year on the M7...oops, no they didn't. Boy Verizon really can't keep there hands off any other device(with the exception of almost every flagship phone for the past 2 years)

Stupid Verizon complaints are stupid.

RaiderWill says:

"oft-rumored" ?
The announcement is in 96 Hours.
UGLY branding.
UGLY Verizon.
Otherwise, nice looking (though underpowered) device.. save the hideous looking speaker placement & grill.

blett says:

Verizon has vandalized yet another beautiful handset with their graffiti and bloat. I just don't understand them and why they have to destroy everything they touch. Their signal is getting worse and worse in my area and they remain expensive they are trying very hard to drive everyone off to T-Mobile.

twolastnames says:

That is their exact plan, shed customers.

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almath says:

Prayers going out to Verizon customers...

that.rick22 says:

A beautiful phone ruined again by Verizon. I wonder what they are going to take away in this version?

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deku13 says:

G2 added wireless charging...maybe they'll add something

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carraser891 says:

People need to get out of their basement and get some sunlight. Never seen so many ppl freak over a logo...

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A logo that no other carrier puts on the phone. Verizon just goes overboard with their logos. It's COMPLETELY unnecessary. They already have that HUGE logo on the back, do they really need one on the front? As if people are gonna forget which carrier they're using.

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twolastnames says:

Verizon customers need it so we know who to talk to. See the logo helps us pick out poor people, because poor people are on other carriers. If the logo was not on the front, then I wouldn't know who to talk to at parties, because poor people smell like Doritos, and even though I like Doritos, I don't like the 3 day old Doritos smell people on T-Mobile have on them. /s

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dumbcow1 says:

Truth spoken here. This is why I don't my Verizon branding. It's a badge of opulence

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codiusprime says:

I find tmo customers generally smell of stale corn chips. I always assumed they didn't have a signal so they couldn't look up personal hygiene.

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trivor says:

It doesn't bother me one bit. I have a case on my G2 that covers up the back logo (the G2 is slick in hand so something had to be done - nothing to do with the logos. As for front Verizon logo I don't even see it - I had to pull out my phone to check to see if it was there. The very small bezels on the G2 (and the G3 based on leaks) give no room for Verizon branding so they put it where they can. As long as Verizon gets the phone at launch I don't really care where they put their logos. I would guess most people on this thread on on other carriers so Verizon doesn't care what you think. I know my Verizon coverage is better than any other carrier (I'm lucky enough to have a grandfathered plan with a corporate discount that makes them very affordable for me and my wife). If you don't like Verizon branding go to another carrier - less congestion for me. I thought for sure the everything plans would be a flop and drive down the costs - didn't happen. They are starting to lower prices to compete with TMo which is great.

Aredubu says:

I'm with you there. Don't even notice the Verizon logo on the front on my G2, and won't notice it on my G3 either.

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Bwahahahaha says:

Yep, this... don't notice it at all. Maybe it's because we have lives and don't have time to give that much of a shit about something so insignificant...

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flychinook says:

For me it's all about principle. Carriers are multi-million dollar businesses, with advertising budgets to match. If they want to use my phone as a billboard, they can pay me just like they pay for any other billboard. Same reason I won't buy a shirt with branding on it, and won't allow a dealership to put their little emblem or sticker on a car that I'm buying.

barondebxl says:

Verizon and AT&T are the worst carriers. Ugly logo for verizon, ugly orange boxes for AT&T. Locked bootloaders for both.

Because the box matters? Haha Talk about splitting hairs. After you take the phone out, the box is never to be seen again.

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DWR_31 says:

You might want to look on Phil's bookcase the next time you watch the podcast.

codiusprime says:

Considering the growth both continue to see I think it's safe to assume people don't give a crap about the neckbeard shit that bothers you.

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grgiwoyna says:

Did this guy really just complain about the color of AT&T's box?? Seriously? lmao

Habiib says:

Hit it from the front, then hit it from the back.

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cybertec69 says:

It looks like only Samsung and Apple get to keep Verizon's branding off the front of their devices.

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bhatech says:

HTC one doesn't have the Verizon ugly logo on the front.

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udazavlanje says:

LG with the smallest possible bezel in the world logically should be the cleanest looking on he front, but Verizon design team had better ideas. It's sad that LG decided to band over again.
VZW Moto X

F123D says:

This image doesn't have the plastic/metal band going across the bottom front of the phone like all the other leaked photos...

tANDp74 says:

Yeah, looks like the G2 not the G3. The front pic, at least. That bottom section below the screen also looks taller than other G3 images I've seen.

twolastnames says:

I'm staring at a G2, it is not a G2
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Miguente says:

My thoughts exactly. I wonder if Verizon decided that, too.

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twolastnames says:

"LG continues the trend of taking manufacturer branding to the extreme"

It's white because the LG logo is white, so what. If the G3 is half as slippery as my G2, it pretty much still has to have a case, so Ya, the back.

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ddot196 says:

What a really really tacky location for the logo on the front. Seriously that ruins the look of it. The back I can deal with, but the front, just no. Hey Verizon, when people are using their phones in public, most people will only see the back sides of it, hence your logo. People operating the phone don't need to constantly be reminded what network their on.

twolastnames says:

I always find myself looking at the logo instead if the giant bright ass screen. I'm always looking for my text message alerts there. /s

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Devhux says:

Guess they should put an LED behind the Verizon logo so it lights up. :-)
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... Wait, maybe I shouldn't give them ideas.....

Premium1 says:

I can deal with a small logo on the front. Yes it sucks, but really not the huge deal people make it out to be. At least this time they didn't screw up the buttons on the back and they left those alone.

kj11 says:

Exactly. Hated the buttons on the Verizon G2

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Mikest says:

On the bright side cattle branding humans is still illegal without consent, because if Verizon had their druthers their customers would be walking around with decorative foreheads.

ajnevares says:

I say we slap LG, HTC and Samsung logos on all Verizon store signs

jaydiez10 says:

Yes! Anarchy!

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jaydiez10 says:

They can have their unnecessarily redundant logos & trash worthy bloatware. I want them to not adversely alter the software like they did to the S5! It feels like it's not even my phone. I hate Verizon but they have me by the unlimited data!

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vividrich says:

Surprised they don't have Verizon in the status bar like AT&T.

Dizfunctions says:

LMAO I can't believe they actually did this....

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carraser891 says:

and people act surprised. As if the logos weren't in the exact same places as last year's G2...get over it

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tannerrblake says:

What happened to the white bottom bezel?

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bhatech says:

Yes!! Verizon as usual does this.
Sorry for people stuck on getting to use only phones sold by them because of CDMA.

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Saiyajin says:

This makes the phone look cheap to me, like the lower-priced handsets in the stores that some customers, who don't really care about the newest releases, buy with brand recognition of the network. To me it automatically lowers the appeal. Imagine a brand new Ford F-150, with a huge decal on the windshield that's a little larger than the tint area that says "Ford F-150". Just looks stupid.

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twolastnames says:

Car companies do it worse than anyone, there are 4 f-150 logos on my truck, plus a flex fuel logo, 2 Ford logos and a dealer logo.

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flychinook says:

That's because the truck is a Ford. Similarly, people don't have a problem with the LG logo. It's the Verizon branding that's the problem. A better comparison would be those stupid dealership stickers that they like to slap on the backs of cars. Imagine the dealership putting one of those on your truck, 3 feet across, right on the tailgate. And another one on the hood. And they can't be removed.

This front logo abomination just knocks me right out of the buyer list. Had the G2 for about 6 months and never got used to the way it looks off-kilter no matter what angle they had put the logo at. Having had the Note II before that I'm just done with anything Verizon branded on the front. The back doesn't make me furious, except that Apple doesn't have to accept this crap, why should Samsung and LG? Even the HTC One is free of front branding isn't it?

droidhead_1 says:

See the X amount of posting above answering your question.

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KSDroid01 says:

One of the many reasons I love my VzW One...in some twisted connection to an alternate universe, this phone arrived with NO VERIZON LOGO on the front! Every time I look at my phone I want to kiss it because I don't have to see that ugly V. VzW got a measure of revenge, however...the boot animation is enough to turn your stomach.

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Suntan says:

Honestly, the LG logo at the bottom bugs me more than the vzw logo.

-Suntan

bhatech says:

LG makes the phone... What does useless Verizon do?

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carraser891 says:

did you even think before you typed that idiotic statement?

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codiusprime says:

While everyone who isn't on Verizon is griping about logos I'll be enjoying the extra speeds they just threw my way. If logos bother you that much, leave, if you aren't even a Verizon subscriber then why do you care?

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LeroyRJR says:

They can only afford a ford fiesta,, so they bash the maserati for being expensive

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demontooth says:

You can't even afford an updated phone.

flychinook says:

Given the choice between a Fiesta, or a Maserati covered in corporate logos like a damn Nascar, I would rather have the Fiesta.

demontooth says:

Can it be scraped off?

someguy01234 says:

Hold up the phone, Verizon logo right in front of your face.
Turn it around, Verizon logo right in front of your face.
Turn on the phone, Verizon boot logo right in front of your face.
Swipe down the notification, Verizon Wireless name right in front of your face.
Turn off the phone, Verizon logo right in front of your face.

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Well, all hell will break lose when Verizon has their logos all over the phone...literally.

rcpa says:

I'm surprised no one noticed the other change. No two-tone front. It's black all the way down. In the other G3 renders, the bottom bar was the phone color. It would be white in this case.

if legal, Verizon Wireless will probably want to tattoo "Verizon Wireless" and the logo on the foreheads of all Verizon customers.... (perhaps even their cars)

LiveFaith says:

I like the fact that VZW's freaking billboard had to be tiny due to hardly any available bezel. Beautiful work LG. Just another reason to get rid of that waste.

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MarkSeven says:

Verizon really needs to get rid of that stupid ass checkmark..

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Lucky here in Australia no mainstream phones are branded by carriers :3 yayers

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kentrol72 says:

I dont know whats harder to believe.
1)The fact that this artical was written. 2) That every person who commented here actually acted supprised that Verizon branded another phone. I mean really ppl. Verizon has been doing this foreverand the will most likely continue to do so. Most VZW customers dont care or are numb to it by now since the branding on the front and back have 0 effect on the phone's performance.
3) And probably the most unbelievable...the fact that I not only read the artical...but expected for someone else to express the same points I made.

I understand everyone is entitled to their opinions and no one has to agree with another but some discussions on AC is just getting tired. Seems like the only reason this artical was presented was just to see how many negative comments could be posted.

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Synycalwon says:

Well said! My thoughts as well. :)

Preach!

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rexxman says:

My Verizon Note 3 has no Verizon front branding. But agreed, less is more.

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kcerica says:

C'mon, it's like having a designer label. You're paying more than anyone else for phone service and hopefully getting better service than everyone else, why not show it off like you would a designer bag or suit lol.
*Verizon branding= swag phone bling*

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AZDROIDX says:

Phone looks great!!! Not sure if I'm ready to give up my LG G2 yet. :-D

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If you buy the phone at full retail price, you have the right to complain. Otherwise, get a grip. They are discounting the phone for you and put their symbol on it. The controversy over this is despicable.

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flychinook says:

They aren't "discounting" anything, they're subsidizing the upfront cost, in exchange for a higher monthly bill on a 2 year contract.

Nev says:

Can we find something new to report on and bitch about?

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Dizfunctions says:

People who get subsidized prices don't get to bitch about what the carrier does to subsidize them.

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grgiwoyna says:

The logo is utterly terrible and does, indeed, detract from a good-looking device. Not buying the rhetoric of those that say they "don't even notice it" on their phones. Of course you do! You may get used to it and, perhaps, not even mind it... but everyone knows you notice it. The kicker is that when the screen is on "verizon" is lit up on the upper-left of the display anyway. No thanks. Rear branding is fine. Front-facing branding sucks and is hideous - no two ways about it.

Youngunn says:

Eww.

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