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Get the LG G2 or HTC One From Verizon for $99 With Coupon Code “VZWDEAL”

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The new DROID family of phones is not all that’s on sale today from Verizon, no sir. The LG G2 and HTC One have also been slashed by $50 to $149, however, you can drop another $50 off of each if you use coupon code “VZWDEAL.” Since “Verizon30″ was killed off within the last week (R.I.P.), this is now the coupon code of choice until November 3 (when it will see its life come to an end). The “VZWDEAL” code is supposed to take off $100 from phones, but since Big Red already discounted each phone by $50, they are only willing to give you another $50. 

The Galaxy Note 3 does not appear to be a part of the deal.

Apply the code during checkout, profit.

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Via:  Verizon

Cheers Scott!

  • Al Jones

    Today, 12/13/13, I used “VZWDEAL”. It worked for the purchase of a LG G2. Thx!!

  • Skrewee Lewee

    Best Buy has LG G2 on sale for $99 and you get a $50 Gift Card… Total cost $49? Uhh… Take my money. No Nexus 5 for Big Red and that saves $200 over the Note 3!

  • FaceFab LLC

    Hey guys! (first time poster, long time reader, lol)
    I’ve read all the comments in this thread-
    Is there anyway to get this deal if your not eligible for an upgrade? I have a individual plan on a corporate account. Both lines on the account are not eligible for upgrade (so there’s no upgrade to “transfer”).
    The problem is that my current phone (razr-xt912) is dying out on with major issues even after wipe & reload etc. & don’t wish to replace with the same phone.
    Has anyone that did the Best Buy thing been successful & possibly in a similar situation? I’m sure I prob won’t get anywhere with verizon online-maybe a store? Argh, sorry for the length, but I’m not sure what to do as jumping the red boat isn’t an option at the time, lol. Thanks for the help! =)

    • misterbill

      If you know someone who is eligible for an upgrade (and is willing to let you use it, maybe sell it to you), you can buy the phone on their line and then do an equipment swap to yours. Warning: have them do the $50 Best Buy trade-in BEFORE doing the swap because their trade-in system will not work otherwise. The guy at my store did it first, and then had to put it back, and each set of swaps took at least 15 minutes. The bonus here is you keep unlimited data (if you still have it).

      I did this on my wife’s non-Smartphone line. She doesn’t use her phone very much and is very happy with her LG Octane.

      • FaceFab LLC

        Thanks so much misterbill!
        I really appreciate the help & insight. I do happen to be one of those few that still has unlimited everything & hope for success. I’m not sure how much longer this phone is going to hold. I forgot to ask if there’s any word on how long this deal is on?
        Thanks much & I greatly appreciate it. =)

        • misterbill

          It’s definitely on thru Saturday. Beyond that is taking your chances, since it’s in the weekly ad.

          • FaceFab LLC

            Gotcha! Hopefully I find someone by then-so far no luck, lol…

  • misterbill

    It’s $49.99 at Best Buy, either online after a $50 gift card (you pay $99.99 and get a $50 gift card within two weeks), or in the store with a trade-in of almost any working phone (look on the Best Buy trade-in site – http://www.bestbuytradein.com/bb/QuoteCalculator.cfm?category=mobile-phones). The site did not have my old LG VX5400, but it DID have my even OLDER Motorola V276 and they gave me a $50 gift card for it! Total out of pocket was $49.99.

  • Gasaraki

    Damn, the G2 is a steal. It’s a great phone.

  • bumpershine

    This would be a good deal if the HTC One wasn’t already $79.99 on Amazon Wireless with no coupon.

  • Jwgeist

    Used this deal to order m.y wife her first ever Smartphone, a Galaxy S3. She’s still rocking a simple slider phone, but it’s time. It’s beyond time. And for free and a great phone, why not. Although I was dying to use her upgrade on myself :)

  • Lucas

    Got the G2 for $106 total … I have to say that’s a screaming deal for this kind of hardware! Thanks to DL for letting us know of the code!

  • Vanquishgc

    Of course……G2 goes on ridiculous sale, and I have no upgrade available. Grrrr……

  • James Zhangya

    The new day, Another chinese smartphone that ranked with ZTE and Huawei will appear on the market.That is MYSAGA M2. Its specification and price is very fit,so many people like it and buy it from http://www.funbookes.com/mysaga-m2-quad-core-android-4-2-smartphone-5-0-inch-fhd-screen-8-0mp-front-camera-13-0mp-back-camera-white-black.html .My friend bought it yesterday.She told me that this mobile is very great,are you moving ?

  • anthony i

    The Lg g2 is an amazing phone, best phone i ever owned and i owned them all. super fast with NO lag at all, beautiful bright 5.2 inch screen, great camera with opt stim, i also really like the back buttons got used to them real quick, and best of all the phone last all day, the battery on this phone is really great, all i did was worry about my phone dying out when i had iphone, htc one and the s4, and yes i know with the s4 you can replace the battery but i still had to worry, with the lg g2 i charge it and it last all day.

    • cg

      Apparently, you didn’t check out the Note 3. No lag, awesome camera, 5.7 inch screen, and has a better hold than the G2. One of my friends has the G2 and I played with it for about 20 minutes, and it is a nice phone, but the Note 3 spanks it and then some. Battery life is also friggin awesome!! It will last for litterally a day and a half before you have to even consider charging it.

      If you’re happy with the G2, awesome, but the Note 3 is a better phone.

      • 4g63mark

        The Note 3 may be an all round better device, but it’s $700 compared to $550 for the G2. Is it good enough to pay an extra $150? I don’t think it is. Plus the G2 is the Nexus 5 platform so it’s getting LOTS of love from the developer community. That’s one of the deciding factors about which phone I choose. I worry the Knox system will make things more difficult for developers which usually means less ROM support.

        • cg

          The Note 3 is almost a month old (for some a tiny bit more.) Of course it will be more expensive than phones that have been out longer. That’s number 1. Number 2, the specs alone blow the G2 out of the water (1 GB more RAM, a slightly faster processor and full HD capabilities (full 1080p never looked so good on a phone…never!)
          The ROM aspect does not concern me, in all honesty. I don’t root my phones because I am way too busy for that. There isn’t anything I personally need root for. As for KNOX, I don’t think I’d find it to be intrusive; some BYOD security solution is needed for an enterprise and Samsung I think is going to have a nice balance of security and functionality.
          I would own a G2. Heck I owned a Note 2 for a couple of months before I sold it to get the Note 3. The Note 3 is a phone I could keep well over a year. The G2, at best, I’d have it for a full year. Plus for $50, it is an awesome device…for $50. I would have rather spent $300 so that I would have to spend $200+ later…and if updates are still happening after two years…I’ll still keep it. :)

          • 4g63mark

            Right on bud. Glad your happy with it. Ya cant go wrong with a Samsung. I loved my GS4 but it was a little hard using it with 1 hand. The G2 has a 1 handed keyboard like the Note does. Also I’ll have to double check the faster processor. Every review video I’ve seen shows the G2 out performing the Note. I believe they’re both clocked at 2.3Ghz on the Snap Dragon 800. I would love to have the 3GB of RAM you have, but fortunately I haven’t been able to push my G2 hard enough yet to see any lag. I’ve used 30GB of data in 9 days pushing it hard. Just can’t get it to lag no matter what i do. :-)

          • cg

            I don’t like videos…I see clowns hitting a button on a phone a few seconds later than the first phone to try to do a simultaneous compare, and then gives faulty reads.
            Even if the G2 did outperform the Note 3 (and I doubt it, personally…unless overclocking is involved) the video really is amazing. I usually don’t get impressed with any device (I work in technology, I love technology…but it still takes a lot for me to go “wow!!”) but the Note 3 I was wowed! I even played with the G2, but I think my ownership of the Note 2 kinda ruined the G2 for me. Heck, the Note 2 made all other normal sized phones feel like they were too small…lmao! Notes and G2s all day, for me…lmao.
            But no, for real, the G2 is a really good phone. Played with my friend’s G2 with one hand, and I didn’t even need his one handed keyboard (my hands are that big.) I do like the stylus as well, though in all honesty not a deal breaker.

          • 4g63mark

            Right on. I buy a lot of devices and play with them for a little bit. I compare them to what I already have and usually sell one. I have the G2 and the Droid Mini. What I’ve learned about myself is that a 4.3″ – 4.7″ screen is the ball park I need to be in. The Galaxy S4 I used to have wasn’t terribly difficult to use 1 handed. However I found myself rarely able to effectively use the top left of the screen. The G2 is the same way…….. You talked about being wowwed and how it’s difficult to do. I’m usually the same way. That’s why I’m completely wowwed by how much better the $400 Droid Mini is than the $550 G2. The size is better for me which was a given going in. But the Mini has a brighter more vibrant screen, a louder cleaner sounding speaker, the G2 has more storage and a better camera, but the Mini is actually quicker than the G2…… Yes you heard me right. The Droid Mini and it’s dual core processor is actually quicker at normal day to day use than the G2. I was AMAZED by this. So I rooted and ROM’d the G2 with Carbon ROM. I went through and tried again and got the same result. It’s a closer comparison now than it was before, but the Mini is still the quicker device. The DSP Manager with Apollo music player helped the audio as well when I started tweaking it, but the Mini still wins. Both devices battery lasts all day, but the G2 needs the 3000 Mah battery. Whereas the Mini is only 2000 Mah…….. Long story short, the Mini stays, and the G2 goes.

  • Greg

    Has anybody tried the code with Moto-X yet?

    • Reginald Jefferson

      I did. It only takes off $50 instead of $100.

      • Greg

        Thanks.

  • joejoe5709

    I know I’m crazy but I think some of you can agree.

    Despite the slimmest of slim chances, I’m not going to take advantage of this sweet deal and instead hold faith for a VZW Nexus 5.

  • Jordan

    If I’m stuck on Verizon, should I opt for the LG G2 or the Galaxy Note 3.0?

    • Vanquishgc

      having messed with both (I sell the suckers), I REALLY like the G2. That display, and camera are great, and the battery is awesome. And the specs….damn. Plus you can hold it properly. I have a Note 2 and love it, but the 3 doesn’t seem to be a big enough leap The lack of SD storage is a shame, but that’s the only gripe I have. Until Sammy does something about TouchWiz, I gotta stay away for a bit..

  • patt

    Guys If I used the Verizon30 on HTC One and I call VZW and see if they can match this coupon? you guys think the will? they also waived the upgrade fee for me. But saving another 40$ would be sweet! I got the phone like 2-3 days ago it was for my other line.

    • patt

      I forgot to add i got 60$ off with Verizon30 code.
      It would be same if I returned the phone and re-order with this coupon.

      • laheelahee

        they charge you a restocking fee

        • patt

          actually I spoke with a cool dude over the phone becauase the htc came defective broken speakers he sent me repalcement and also made sure I will be able to do 50$ rebate on the HTC one equaling to 99.99 :)

  • Juan F

    Neither code worked for me with Note 3

  • Michael

    Are there any discount codes that work for the Note 3?

  • Jenroton

    Ok is this normal? When I try to upgrade to the LG/G2 my offer is for 2 gigs of data at $60 a month, but when I try to upgrade to the G4 I can get 5 Gigs at $50 a month. Does every single phone have a different data plan? Sorry I’m new at upgrading since I have not for over two years.

    • David Benson

      Something is not right there.

  • Brandon

    I assume there’s no way to get a price adjustment if we bought one a few weeks ago?

    • flosserelli

      If you are still within 14 days from purchase, then yes. Otherwise, not likely.

      • Angela Moon

        SWEET… How would i go about this?

        • Vanquishgc

          call up customer service and they should credit it back to you

  • Jenroton

    Can anyone tell me how to utilize coupon codes for upgrades????? I am on the corp unlimited plan and every time I try to upgrade my device I never have the option that everyone seems to have on this site. Am I going crazy here or is this a Corporate plan pitfall???

    • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

      i’m on a corp discount plan too. its near the bottom of the checkout screen. you have to go through choosing a phone, then a plan, then accessories, and then its on the next screen right before you click the final “checkout” to process.

      • Jenroton

        I’ve scoured all the screens and mine NEVER look like any of the ones posted to the site. Do I need to have Verizon fix my account or something? There is just no coupon entry possible on my account… the chat rep said that coupon is invalid of course… (The VZWDEAL one)

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    i just pretended to by a Moto X on a new line and VERIZON30 still worked for me. Then i pretended to upgrade my wife’s line and VERIZON30 worked on that too. Maybe it’s just not working on recently discounted phones.

    • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

      I tried it with a G2 and it worked there too. VERIZON30 still in play. 30% off of $149.99 = $105 (or $104.99).

  • Q

    kinda wish I could have got that price but I will keep my unlimited vs saving $100. that 100 probably would have been spent on overage charges anyways…

    • James Friedman

      So wait are you saying you kept unlimited for $200?

  • Greyhame

    Figures, just purchased the MAXX for full price. Still, not sure I want to renew my contract with Verizon.

    • bd1212

      Why would you buy the MAXX and not the G2 when many have reported that the G2 get’s BETTER battery life? This is all based on the assumption that you purchased the MAXX because battery life is important to you (as that’s the MAXX’s main selling point).

      • Vanquishgc

        Big Moto fan perhaps? Plus the pared down skin is attractive, despite the specs

        • Greyhame

          The latter is more true than the former. If anything, I’m a Google fan, and that swayed me as they’re running the ship. As far as specs go, it’s all about user experience for me. Hearing every single reviewer and owner say they have not experienced a slow down is encouraging.

          I would like to have the G2’s camera, but not the build quality. I’ve read reviews that state the back scratches extremely easily, and is susceptible to hair-line fractures. Not saying I’ve seen that, but I’ve read it.

          Who knows, maybe I won’t like the MAXX and I’ll be returning it for a G2. Could happen.

          • Rich Robinson

            I’ve had the G2 for almost 3 weeks now and it’s beyond amazing. Was leaning towards the Maxx as well for the battery but it’s just not the same phone. Dual Core to Quad Core Snapdragon800 is worth it alone but the OIS camera, 5.2 HD screen, and insane battery life are all better. The Maxx may have a larger battery but the LG Battery has an added GRAM chipset that saves battery life with up to 20% less power consumption. It’s truly remarkable and isn’t as thick as the Maxx. To each is own, but I couldn’t be more happy & surprised at how great of a phone the LG G2 is for me.

          • Greyhame

            Thanks for the feedback. It wasn’t an easy decision. It came down to the little things like: speaker volume, build quality (not glossy plastic), feel in hand (love the matte finish), active notifications (brilliant idea), touchless voice control, standard button layout (when the menu button is always there, you never know when it does something or not without hammering on it constantly). I’m not concerned about processors. The spec wars are over in the premium device category. The battery is great on the G2. The battery on the MAXX is best in class. The screen and camera are of less quality, so we’ll see how these weigh in after a few days.

      • Greyhame

        Lots of reasons. Moto is owned by Google, so I expect better support. The software enhancements are actually useful. I like the design better. And I highly doubt people are truly getting better battery life.. just seems physically impossible. Also, I plan on keeping the phone for much less than two years.

  • Walter Partlo

    Code takes $50 off of the moto X.

  • DroidDaddy

    I love my AT&T G2. I looked at the Moto X, S4, HTC One and Note3 and found it to be the best phone IMO. I love the 5.2″ screen and the KnockOn feature.

    • Vanquishgc

      knock on is genius. Customers I show it to are really impressed by it

      • Rich Robinson

        Since I’ve been a G2 owner, I constantly KnockOn my Nexus7 as a habit and find it frustrating that I have to find the power button. Should be a standard with all future Android devices. It’s that functional.

  • jakemyster84

    I transferred my upgrade last week to my wife’s line since she doesn’t have unlimited and I do. I bought a G2 and set it as in store pickup and when I went to go pick it up it was ringing up for only $20. The rep said it must have been some sort of glitch and said to roll with it. So I got an LG G2 for $20, added on a couple of wireless charging blocks, and a vehicle mount and still come out to less money then what I expected to pay for just the phone!!!

    • 2andFro

      I got the same deal this past weekend. It was rad.

    • Scott Kart

      I was told that if I transfer My upgrade…I lose unlimited data because the upgrade is tied to my contract…can someone tell me if this us true?

      • jakemyster84

        I transferred my upgrade to my wife, activated the phone on her line. Then moved her sim back to her old phone and the new phone to my line. It still shows online that I am on unlimited data with the new phone and her’s showing as her old phone. So as of right now it looks like it worked the way I wanted it to. It is now asking me to update my corporate discount though which is from when I was at my previous job so I will loose that but not unlimited data as it looks.

        • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

          this how i hoped it would work. I’ve had all VZW reps tell me it would remove my unlimited since the upgrade came from my line.

          • jakemyster84

            Never trust a VZW rep is what I have come to learn. I hope not to loose unlimited, I upgraded 2 days before my billing cycle and it is still showing unlimited after the new cycle kicked in on the 12th for me. So hopefully it will work for you also.

        • anthony jones

          If you order online, don’t you have to pay for it online even if you are doing an in store pickup?

          • jakemyster84

            I put my card info in online for store pick up, the rep voided that transaction and created a new one so I got the glitch price that was showing up.

      • Onlooker

        Did same as jake. Transferred upgrade to a limited data line on my family plan, activated the phone on that line, and then ported the phone to my unlimited data line. The old phone on the limited data line was re-activated without issue.
        Did it at the store, which turned out to be a necessity – the SIM card in my old phone was incompatible, so I needed the VZ rep to give me a new one. Didn’t cost anything though.

      • Big_EZ

        I’ve done this successfully 4 times in the past 2-3 years, the last time was in February but it worked fine then.

    • KG

      Got a similar deal on the Note 3 with the verizon30 code before it expired. Rang up for just $90 in store (instead of $210) and I did the ol’ switcheroo with a dumb phone line to keep unlimited data… I ran out of the store as if I robbed the bank!

  • hjr9890

    Yes or no for off contract?

    • Ian

      No, why would they ever give an incentive to be off-contract?

    • flosserelli

      If you can afford to pay off contract, don’t expect any discounts.

  • AndrewScottRox

    I held the G2 in my hand at the Verizon store and if the N5 is the same phone, I won’t give two s**ts about dropping Verizon (losing the unlimited will hurt only for a second).

    • flosserelli

      It won’t hurt unless you go over your data cap. Then you’ll wish for more KY jelly.

      • AndrewScottRox

        I’m trying out pre-paid plans. I’ll try AIO and T-Mobile, both have unlimited and neither have a contract. Win-Win

    • Rich Robinson

      Stock android is amazing and the Nexus5 will be, but don’t discount having Verizon unlimited with the G2’s power and additional hardware features over the Nexus5.

      • AndrewScottRox

        The buttons on the back are a deal breaker. I’m not a fan. I understand that I could get used to them, but I still don’t like the look of it.Glad you enjoy yours!

  • farbster

    can you get discount in the store or is it only online?

    • Kevin

      online only

      but certain areas allow you to pick up in store so you can pay online and go pick up in town.

  • Mike

    “The Galaxy Note 3 does not appear to be a part of the deal.” What why not? To popular I guess. Would rather have the developer edition anyway. Wish they would come out with a Google phone edition though.

    • Kenton Douglas

      No need. Since they have on-screen buttons, the new GEL launcher will do the same as having a GPE version

      • Adrynalyne

        Because a launcher replaces all the icons, the status bar, the customization in settings and the bloat?

        Definitely not the same.

        That is like using a bandaid on an axe wound.

        • Kenton Douglas

          Clearly. If it was the same it would be a GPE device rather than a GEL device (with the launcher installed). The emphasis being on the ‘E’ of course – Edition vs Experience. I hope the difference is obvious to you like it is to me?

          • Adrynalyne

            A launcher experience is not an OS experience is my point.

            It is just a part of it.

            Also on screen buttons are part of SystemUI framework (same as the notification bar), not the launcher.

            If the SystemUI could also be changed, along with Settings and the dialer, then it would be like you said.

            Of course, part of GPE is that it gets updates from Google without the stupid carriers interfering.

          • Kenton Douglas

            OK, I stand corrected on the on-screen buttons being part of SystemUI. I didn’t explain what I was trying to say properly: if LG invest time in developing a UI for the G2 ($99 – on contract), why then make a GPE ($6-650?), and then a close derivative (Nexus 5) that sells at $350-400 – which is very close to a GPE in general terms (obvious differences for camera etc)? Yes, there are very obvious differences between GPE, GEL, and a full Nexus. But, I’m guessing the idea behind GEL is to provide a “flavour” of Google’s preferred UI. We’ll have to wait and see though.

  • dannyWHITE

    Best buy will have all G2’s on sale for $50 starting Sunday.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Htc One and LG G2 socks monkey balls so does Verizon especially

      • dannyWHITE

        I’m not sure how you would sock money balls…but I’m assuming you do?

      • Ian

        They see me trollin’….they hatin’

        ….try’n catch me write’n derty. try’n catch me write’n derty.

      • squiddy20

        “Socks monkey balls”? Either those are some pretty big balls on that monkey (so big that you can “sock” them with your fist), or you simply can’t spell worth a damn. What a joke. Here’s a novel thought: try proofreading your comment before you post, and you *might* just look like less of an idiot.

        • Adrynalyne

          Im sure there are sock monkeys out there with balls.

        • flosserelli

          Richard is in too big of a rush to spam the entire internet wanking about his phone to proofread.

        • HarvesterX

          Remember when the Red Hot Chili Chippers came out on stage naked except for socks over their balls and what not? That’s what I thought he had in mind. Rounding up a bunch of monkeys and actually shoving their balls and what not into socks. Richard, why..

      • Vanquishgc

        Soooo……you going to back that up with any factual evidence, or just be ignorant? I’ve had time with both, and they’re both fantastic devices that anyone would enjoy. I own a Note 2 and love it, but I’d take a G2 in a heartbeat. Tell me, with proof, is better than that phone right now? If you say GS4 I will reach through the internet and slap you. I can cut down that argument easily (even though it’s a very good phone). How exactly does VZW suck? Is it the insane coverage footprint? How about the excellent customer service, which I can speak on from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE? Oh wait, those are good things… Think before you get owned, chief.

        • 4g63mark

          That was probably the most epic verbal beating I’ve seen in a while. I applaud your comment with a standing ovation sir. :-)

      • 4g63mark

        You must be speaking as someone with no experience with Verizon. That just came across as ignorant and completely baseless. And not to mention, factually incorrect.

    • IDunnoMyName

      Hi, there. Do you have a circular or do you work at BB? How do you know?

      • dannyWHITE

        I know someone that works there

        • poop

          Is that for upgrades or new contracts only? If only for new contracts, on what carriers, and will upgrades also drop?

  • Steve B

    STOP, it’s a trap! Verizon is trying to trick potential Nexus 5 owners.

    • EC8CH

      gawd I wish that were true.

      • Ian

        It is true, you can’t leave for the N5 if they lock you into a new phone now.

        • 4g63mark

          Why would you leave Verizon to go to another network that isn’t as good as Verizon to buy a lesser phone? This is silly talk that makes no sense. The G2 has better camera’s front and back, along with the best carrier in Verizon. Also XDA already has Carbon ROM as well as CM10.2 to satisfy everyone’s need for enhanced AOSP and timely updates.

    • http://www.techreviewshop.com/ JP

      Off contract price of the G2 with this deal is 549.99 cheaper than amazon wireless but with a potential nexus 5 around the same price w/o all the bloatware I’ll just wait for the announcement.

      • chris125

        not on verizon it won’t be. Looks like the g2 is your best bet in that regard.

        • michael arazan

          I would love if Google made an LTE only Nexus 5 for verizon that you could just slap a sim into like the New N 7 2013. I’d gladly give up cdma 3g back up for no service until in a 4g area again for it.

          • Gary Criswell

            I went to my local verizon store last week to get a Moto X and I brought up the Nexus 5. The salesman said he has a friend in the Verizon Network group that said they will be getting the N5 before the end of Nov, probably before Black Friday. He said not to waist my upgrade and to just wait to get the N5. Hopefully this comes true.

          • Greyhame

            You’re playing with my heart strings! I would sell the MAXX I just bought (and haven’t even had delivered) in a heartbeat if this were true.

          • 4g63mark

            The Maxx already runs stock Android with WAY better build quality. So my very obvious question is WHY?

          • Greyhame

            Cause you’ve held the new nexus??

          • 4g63mark

            It’s a plastic phone. Possibly polycarbonate. I’ve held more than a few plastic and polycarbonate phones to know that the Carbon Kevlar Maxx with it’s soft touch coating are WAY superior. I have definitely held the Maxx. And I’d take the build quality of that over any phone on the market. There’s the Maxx and then there’s just everyone else

          • Greyhame

            Not sure where you’re getting your info from. The new nexus is said to have the same matte finish as the Nexus 7 2013.

          • 4g63mark

            Yeah I saw the pics. I sure wish it looked better than that. Nobody is going to see that phone and say “Gotta have it.”It would be cool if it looked as good as the Nexus 4. I also would rather see it smaller than 5″. But those are just my opinions. It’ll perform good. And that’s what’s most important

          • Greyhame

            I think the renders look fantastic. Can’t wait for them to release it. Currently loving my MAXX.

          • 4g63mark

            Well if you ever decide to part with your Maxx, I’ll happily take it off your hands.

          • kg2152

            It is built better but so what? It’s not 1000x better, and if you drop the Maxx the screen will still crack. If you are talking about the Maxx and just everyone else surely you are talking about the crappy hardware in the maxx and the superior hardware in everything else? The Maxx was behind in hardware the day it was released. You defending it like this is embarrassing.

          • 4g63mark

            Actually what’s embarrassing (for you) is you talking negatively about a device you’ve never used. You might want to try the device yourself, or at least watch any of the comparison video’s before you expose your ignorance like this. The Moto X, along with all 3 Droids run the X8 processor and stack up as good or better than most quad core phones out there. If the Nexus 5 opens an app 1 millisecond faster, is that worth leaving the best network and a phone that’s WAY better in design and build quality? No it’s not.

          • player911

            The Maxx isn’t stock Android. While it is close to stock, it still has lots of little tweaks and features that are not in AOSP. So don’t think it is a “Google Phone” such as the Nexus line. You probably won’t get timely updates outside of XDA.

          • 4g63mark

            The Maxx actually is stock Android. There’s no UI on top of it. There for it’s stock Android. You might want to read up on what’s expected for Android 4.4. The same touch less control that’s on the Moto X and the Droid lineup is planned for Kit Kat. Therefore my Droid mini is simply running 4.2.2 but with the tweaks that will be arriving on Android 4.4. We as the buyers of the Droid lineup have essentially been serving as testers for these upcoming enhancements

          • 4g63mark

            Most people who buy Nexus phones are not intending to keep them stock. Most will be rooted and upgraded to AOSP based ROM’s. So while having timely updates is nice, having access to XDA is quite better

          • kg2152

            Stock software and easy root/unlock bootloader, Snapdragon 800 (not only is it quad core but each core is way better than 1 core in the dual core snapdragon in the maxx), 1080p screen/much better screen in general. I mean yeah the maxx has better build quality and great battery life, but I am not willing to sacrifice great hardware and software just for those 2 things. And It’s not just the Nexus 5, the HTC One, Galaxy S4, LG G2, and Galaxy Note 3 all have significantly better hardware than the Maxx. The Maxx is a low/midrange phone with a big ass battery, that’s it.

          • 4g63mark

            First off, in the United States Verizon is hands down the best network. So leaving Verizon and the Droid Maxx for a phone that can’t be used on our strongest network us just silly. Especially when most people can’t tell a difference in speed or HD quality. My $400 Droid Mini thoroughly outperforms my $650 Galaxy S4 as well as the HTC One. And it does so using the same processor found in the Maxx. So I have many doubt’s about the Nexus 5’s ability to outperform the Maxx in any way. Plus I can’t even see addifference in screen quality between the 720p on the Mini vs the 1080p on the HTC One. I do see a difference on the Galaxy S4, but that’s because the superamoled S4 is superior to the LCD screen used by the Mini and the Nexus 5. So forgive me for being critical of switching to a Nexus 5. But in most cases it’s just not worth it. Real world experience tells a story that a spec sheet cannot, and all things considered, it’s not worth it.

          • kg2152

            lol you are out of your mind. Your droid mini has a dual core snapdragon pro, it can outperform a Galaxy Nexus or an HTC One X (not the new HTC One) lol, that’s about it. It can’t touch anything with a snapdragon 600 let alone snapdragon 800. For hardware spec sheets are important, because spec sheets don’t lie. Yeah the droid mini and droid maxx have low resolution so you can say “look they feel close enough in real life” but the performance gap is still huge when doing anything that requires cpu/gpu power. And btw I have a Galaxy S4 with Verizon, I know it is the best network and I prefer AMOLED to LCD as well. Verizon doesn’t make up for the Maxx’s awful hardware, when you can get much better phones on Verizon. Even the newest Motorola X has crappy hardware, make all the optimization excuses you want for that or the Maxx it doesn’t change the hardware. You can change the software (I always put CM or AOKP on whatever I buy) but you can’t change the hardware. The Maxx/mini/whatever motorola you want to talk about right now is 2 generations behind on technology and does get outperformed by everything from LG, HTC, and Samsung. Even Sony if you think about it. End of discussion.

          • 4g63mark

            I marvel at how many people speak out so much on things they know nothing about. I would love to sit here and point out every single source that conflicts with your inaccurate assessment of the new Droid/Moto X lineup. But I just finished an all night shift and need to get some rest. If you insist on being close-minded, feel free to believe anything you like. If your willing to learn a little bit about the Motorola performance capability, YouTube search the Galaxy S4 vs. Moto X comparison video done by Michael Fisher at pocket now. It’s what changed my mind. Because I used to think the same way as you. I look forward to hearing back from you after you check it out….. Good day. :-)

          • michael arazan

            I hope so

          • Jordan

            I really hope you’re right…let me know if you hear anymore about this haha!

          • Gary Criswell

            Hopefully we’ll find out soon when Google announces the phone. I can’t see why the salesman would say that knowing I wouldn’t buy a phone from him that day. Fingers crossed.

          • Blue Sun

            A Verizon salesman that seems knowledgeable? Something isn’t adding up…

          • player911

            The Nexus 5 isn’t coming out for Verizon (officially). It doesn’t have the CDMA bands that will work (so 4G LTE only) and still that is extremely limited to only a few cities. The only LTE band the N5 supports that will work with Verizon is only rolled out in a few areas. Verizon won’t support it because it lacks actual working phone radio. All you will have is a limited LTE service, which is spotty. If you look at the FCC filings, you’d see that the N5 will be on all US carriers EXCEPT Verizon. They can’t release a phone in a month if it hasn’t passed FCC yet.

  • LucasMonroe

    Considering getting the G2. G2 owners what are your thoughts?

    • Kevin

      i’d recommend it. fast, feels good in the hand, and the lg software isn’t too in your face, and several of the features are actually pretty handy

    • Daniel Flores

      Love it…Great phone. I haven’t rooted or flashed anything. Still enjoying stock. The battery life is awesome. Basically a Nexus 5 with a better camera and Non-stock.

      • LucasMonroe

        Have the back buttons bothered any of you?

        • Daniel Flores

          No…but I’m left handed, so I like them. The buttons are kinda small and close, and the Knock On feature sometimes doesn’t take on first try. But even with all that, I like it. I love using my phone as a remote. My family always misplaces it. And phone is fast.

        • Kevin

          the placement doesnt bother me, but the verizon version bugs me a bit because sometimes it’s hard to figure out which button is which…and screenshots can be a bit tricky, but i’m getting the hang of getting them one-handed now

        • Joe Lemaire

          Buttons aren’t an issue. I also got the Diztronic case (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FEQU1NG/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and that actually helps me find the buttons easier (not that it’s really that hard). Overall, I actually like the button placement. And, as everyone else has said, the Knock On feature is a must.

        • Just_Some_Nobody

          Had a little trouble the first day, but got used to them.

          I put a Diztronic case on mine (AT&T version) and now I freaking love having the buttons back there. The case makes it so much easier to find the buttons.

          The camera is amazing, but you have to learn how to use it. One cool trick is when you just want to walk around snapping pics, you put focus on manual and set to infinity and just snap away.

          Battery life is great (see number 1 below, however). I don’t worry about getting through a full day.

          Screen. This screen is beautiful. Really.

          I have had the phone for a week now. Two things irk me.
          1) AT&T put Carrier IQ on the phone. Now this is not in itself an unpardonable sin. But the service is buggy and causes a wakelock that consumes too much battery. It can be stopped with a FQ (or root), though. Battery is great after it’s stopped.

          2) The continuous focus when shooting video. I wish there was a way to stop it from doing that. Usually its ok. But sometimes it just annoys. Having said that, I don’t shoot much video, so I can live with it.

          Actually, there’s three things. People keep saying the Next Nexus will be based on this. Not true. About the only major part that’s the same is the processor. They will have different quirks. Different attitudes, if you will. Certainly not the same.

          Would I have rather waited and gotten the Next Nexus? Nah, I love this phone and I love the little extras that LG put into the SW.

        • greg

          I actually like the back buttons, i find it much easier to control the volume when on a call. I agree with the others that a case def helps also. I’m also a HUGE fan of the knock on feature, i keep my phone on my desk all day at work and just tap it occasionally to wake it up, much better than having to hit a side button. But the best feature is the almost edge to edge screen, that in and of itself makes this phone worth it.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Best phone out. Software is nice, just added a launcher and icon pack and don’t even need to root. The camera is phenomenal. Replacing all my other cameras for sure. May add a QX100 ir QX10 for shyts and giggles.

    • pd240

      Loving the phone. I have rooted and flashed Jakedays latest ROM. The camera is phenomenal. It looks like the aosp roms will be starting soon since most of the bugs have been worked out on alpha builds of cm.

    • Joe Lemaire

      Definitely a great VZW phone. First phone in 2 years I haven’t felt the need to run a custom ROM (we’ll see how long that lasts). Great battery life, amazing screen (everyone I’ve ever shown this to comments on it).
      My only concern with it is I don’t think the VZW version has the correct bands for Verizon’s new AWS service (Band 4). I think the GSM version does, but not the VZW version (fail). With that said, if you’re following a 2 year lifecycle, chances of AWS being in your area anytime soon (unless you’re in a major city) is probably pretty slim.
      Overall, I would definitely recommend it. Totally worth $99.

      • anon

        VZW G2 works with the new AWG without software update.

      • Shawn Spring

        G2 does have band 4, according to the materials (and wikipedia incidentially) – so let there be AWS LTE for all !

    • Shawn Spring

      You won’t find a better phone on Verizon for $99 – that’s for sure. I love mine, Rooted, and running Jakeday’s Malladus ROM (someone else mentioned this too) and its fast and smooth as heck. Insane battery life (with light use I get two days with plenty to spare) and the screen is superyay!

      • Greyhame

        Is this an AOSP based ROM? An LG ROM stripped of bloat?

        • Shawn Spring

          Malladus is a stock LG based ROM, but Jakeday has 3 zip files – one for the ROM, one for the LG adds, and one for the Gapps. So you can just flash the ROM and Gapps to debloat if you want. I haven’t flashed the latest update but let me tell you this guy does great work.

    • Gasaraki

      The G2 is the best smart phone i’ve ever owned. Droid, Droid X, GNex, HTC One, G2. It’s fast, the screen is beautiful, the battery lasts forever (/s), and signal strength is great. The bad things I already fixed like the shiny back and the verizon bloatware. Root and ROMS are already available and free tethering is also available.

  • Billzilla2005

    i got mine through amazon for $119, the g2 is amazing by far the most impressed with a new phone i’ve ever been

  • 2andFro

    I somehow got my Verizon G2 for $19.99 in store this past Sunday. Clerk processing the ordered seemed as surprised as me when he rang it up.

    • laheelahee

      there was a glitch in their system. instead of taking 30% off, you got it for 30%

      • #mathproblems

        30% off of $199.99 is 59,99… do your math

        • laheelahee

          hmm.. didnt bother to check G2 pricing, just going off of what the Note3 was going for, which was $90 instead of $210 (og $300)

  • OreoMan

    Something big is coming, and I have a feeling it won’t be on the Verizon network!!

  • AndrewScottRox

    I’d buy if that was the full price, or a discounted full price but then again maybe unicorns will leap out of the sky.

    • ToddAwesome

      Unicorns and show ponies!

  • Dale

    So. Tempting.
    Must. Refrain.

  • greg

    good deal. I can’t be too mad about paying $140 for my G2 since I bought during the unlimited data glitch.

    • OreoMan

      How are you liking the G2 greg?

      • Kevin

        i like mine a lot… vzw buttons are a little tricky, not from a placement standpoint, but from a spacing standpoint. otherwise it’s an awesome phone.

        • Billzilla2005

          i got the incipio dualpro case for mine , makes the button finding a lot easier

          • Kevin

            yeah i actually got a diztronic one from amazon the other day and it helps quite a bit.