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AT&T LG G3 Arrives July 11, Pre-order Begins Tomorrow

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AT&T announced this morning that its variant of the LG G3 will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, July 8, but will then arrive in stores on July 11. The brand new G Watch will also arrive this week, with sales starting tomorrow for $229.

For a limited time, if you buy the G3 with a new 2-year contract, AT&T will slash 50% off the price of select LG accessories like the G Watch, Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset, or G3 Quick Circle case that adds wireless charging. 

In terms of pricing, the LG G3 on AT&T will be available via AT&T Next 18 for zero down, no contract and $24.17 per month or AT&T Next 12 for $29 per month. It can also be had for $199 on new 2-year contract.

So we now have AT&T with the G3 on July 11, T-Mobile on July 16, and Sprint on July 18. Our sources tell us to expect it on Verizon by July 17, but Big Red has yet to make that announcement official.

Via:  ATT
  • Zachary Vincent Manning

    Verizons really starting to piss me off, first ones with the page on their site, last ones to confirm ANYTHING

  • Kevin

    Anyone know If us cellular is getting the g3?

  • Vatche Ghanimian

    Any idea on compatibility between tmobile and att versions. I know tmobile uses 2,4,7,17 LTE bands and Att uses 1,2,3,4,5,7,17,29. I want to buy the tmobile version because i will be out of town for 5 months and their international plan is amazing, but when I get back I want to use it for Att will there be any down side to the missing LTE bands?

  • abhele
  • JoshHenry

    I pondered long and hard between the LG G3 or the M8. Finally I went with the M8 because at the end of the day, no matter the specs there something about a plastic phone that i dont like. I couldnt be more happier with my choice. My biggest worries were would i be happy with the 4mp shooter and the 2600mah battery. and now they arent worries at all. I think us enthusiast get so caught up with minor differences in specs and forget its all about the functionality of a phone as a whole. Thats why the Iphone is a winning product with mid range specs. and the M8 is a winner too!

  • Janey J

    The G3 looks very cool. I love my G2 and will be pre-ordering this next week. The G2 is holding it’s value pretty well too, I am going to sell it on http://www.sellmycellphones.com as soon as the G3 is released, you can get about $200 now so hopefully the price won’t drop too much.

  • mcdonsco

    Hey DL, how about posting full retail pricing on phones since this is a community of regular full retail upgraders :-)

  • Alec

    The real question is – when is the LG G3 review coming???

    • pyro74boy .

      People like Tim of D.L already had his mind made up that the G3 is the best phone ever made before he even touched it, LOL Not hating on Tim in fact Tim is one of the main reasons why I watch the Droid Life show in the first place. He makes me laugh so hard about some of the things he says.

      I also find it funny how the D.L crow thinks that phones like the Samsung Note line are to big but when they use a phone the same size like the One plus One they like it and say it’s not to big. LOL

  • John Jones

    Any word on locked/unlocked bootloader?

  • Omar Amer

    Question for all DL users: Pick this up or wait for note 4?

    • pyro74boy .

      I’m waiting to compare these two phones.

      The rumored specs of the Note4 look amazing and unlike the G3 the Note4 is going to be powered by the 805 CPU so I want to compare these two phones side by side before I take my cash out of my pocket and I will buy the true winner between these two phones.

    • Bryan Mills

      The 805 isn’t that much better, so it’s your choice. Wait and then the 810 is here by Feb 2015, etc. Something around the corner all the time.

      • pyro74boy .

        I really don’t think it’s safe to say that the 805 isn’t much better vs the 801 at least not until people have had a chance to compare a phone running the 805 to a phone running the 801. Also remember the 805 was made to handle devices running QHD displays the 801 on the other hand was not. So this is just your opinion but in no way a fact at least not until proven otherwise.

        • Omar Amer

          actually, the 801 can handle WQHD resolution just fine. What it cant handle is on device 4k display, which we havent quite reached yet, which is also what the 805 can handle. Also, the 805 can handle 300 mb download speeds via LTE, but we arent even close to reaching that in most major global markets.

          • NeilGeorge

            US won’t get that download speeds anytime soon I think.. 4K on a phone.. I think that would be a little too much on a phone.. On a Tablet it would be worth it.. like on Nexus 9″ inch for example..

        • Bryan Mills

          Its been proven when I saw an 801 S5 next to an 805 S5. Not even benchmarks changed.

          • pyro74boy .

            Well I want to see for myself and as far as benchmarks go they can be miss leading at times so I don’t go by what any benchmark claims. I go by real world, I don’t want to make the mistake of buying the wrong phone so I’m going to wait and compare the Note2 side by side with the G3 and buy the true winner between the two because my next phone I’m going to be keeping for a few years so I can’t afford to make the wrong choice. So many good phones coming out so I’m sure I will be happy with all of these phones but I just want to make sure.

      • Dusty

        Very true. However, i could be wrong but i remember reading that the 805 will have the Adreno 420 vs the Adreno 330 on the 801. So i’m pretty sure the CPU aspect may not vary that much but the GPU will vary noticeably. But like you said there is always something new and better around the corner.

        • Bryan Mills

          I saw an 801 S5 next to a 805 S5 and there is litteraly no difference. Only in benchmarks.

          • Dusty

            Well considering if you saw an s5 with the 805 tit means it also had a QHD display. So if there was no difference between a 801 with 1080p and a 805 QHD i’d say there is a difference. Because from what you are saying if the 801 powered the QHD display there would be potential lag. As for the benchmarks i’d like to see those although it wouldn’t really be comparable between the two considering they have different specs.

  • dannyWHITE

    50% off a G watch…doesn’t sound like a bad deal considering I was planning to buy a G3 anyway

    • joe23521

      I’m really considering the circle case if half price…

      • http://www.mobitureblog.com Ryan Bates

        This

  • Sam

    Verizon.. Hello! Can anyone here me?

    • joe23521

      What? No “can you hear me now” jokes yet?

  • pyro74boy .

    Well it’s about time. I have been waiting to see if this phone is worth getting my money or not. I really wish LG would not have made us wait this long for us readers of D.L to get our hands on this phone. Unless the G3 wows me like no other phone has I’m going to hold off on buying it at least until I compare it to the Note4.

    • Bryan Mills

      Samsung made everybody wait 46+ days for the GS5, the G3 was released much sooner.

      • pyro74boy .

        I hate waiting for anything regardless if it’s LG Samsung or anyone else. Companies should learn from HTC.s move on the M8 and I’m not even a huge fan of the M8 but what they did by making it so you could buy it the same day it was announced was a great idea on HTC,s part and I wish all the others would follow their lead.

        • rawr

          But it doesn’t work that way. If they had the ability to same day it in South Korea why would they wait a month (instead of taking advantage of the current market environment there) so they could same day it world wide?

          Basically it was “Look we are releasing this phone just so you know, but it is being released to the motherland first”.

          The US does this with other products all the time. And well, we have trailers for movies years before they are released. Letting you know a device is coming a few weeks later isn’t beyond reason.

          Also, the only thing other companies need to learn from HTC is how to not run a company (unless you want to run the company in the ground that is).

          • pyro74boy .

            All I’m saying is that it makes no sense to me why any company would talk about releasing anything before anyone can use it. Don’t tease people and talk about a device that no one can get there hands on until you are ready to bring it to the market. I’m speaking to all the companies not just LG.

            Actually it makes perfect sense to me why any of these companies should come out with these phones right away after they announced it because people will start to lose interest in it if they don’t bring it to marker right away. It has been almost two full months now since the G3 was announced and people are already starting to lose interest in it and you can bet that this is going to effect the sales of the G3.

            Like it or not it was a very smart move on HTC,s part to make it so you can get the M8 the very same day it was announced, I’m not even using a phone made by HTC but this was a great idea on their part.

          • CoreRooted

            “All I’m saying is that it makes no sense to me why any company would
            talk about releasing anything before anyone can use it. Don’t tease
            people and talk about a device that no one can get there hands on until
            you are ready to bring it to the market.”

            They have to do it this way because of the global markets. If they released to Korea first, but made no global announcement, we would be berating them for only announcing there. So, they announce globally and then roll out as each country allows. LG is a Korean company, so they would logically release there first (minimal resistance). The EU would logically be next and then the US would be the final market (thanks US carriers, you suck).

            HTC DID do it right, but rumor has it they lost a LOT of money in the deal with the US carriers and had to go through extraordinary hoops to make it happen (certification processes and such).

          • pyro74boy .

            Regardless of the reason people are already starting to lose interest in the G3 and I’m one of those people because fall is getting closer now and Samsung seems to always save their best hardware for the end of the year so it would be in LG best interest to make it so you can buy it now. These manufacturers need to have more control over when these handsets come to market because this is going to effect sales results trust me on this. I don’t care to know about a phone until I can use it.

            I’m not supporting HTC or the M8 and never once claimed that HTC was making money off of the M8 so what’s your point?

          • CoreRooted

            I agree about the interest. I haven’t lost interest in it at all, but I get frustrated with the way the global market works now.

            You were commenting on how HTC had done it correctly with the release of the M8. I was just pointing out (while agreeing) that it was a costly endeavor for them to do it that way.

          • pyro74boy .

            I’m also not denying that the G3 is going to be a great device because it looks like it’s going to be great. But I’m not going to jump out and take out my cash on it like I once was thinking about doing because I’m getting sick of waiting for it. I for sure want to see if the QHD display is all hype or if it’s truly worth upgrading too.

            Yeah I’m not a big fan of HTC hardware myself as all the HTC devices I have used over the years have failed on me and It’s very hard for me to go back to them after having two brand new High-end HTC phone fail on me both in less then 6 months time. I have had the best overall luck with Samsung [Not trying to sound like a fan-boy]

      • Big EZ

        The wait isn’t the worst part. What sucks is that it was announced, and then we don’t hear anything about a release date for over a month. Actually, I’m on Verizon, I’m still waiting on a release date. I know it’s not all LGs fault, but it still sucks.

        • Bryan Mills

          July 17th Verizon. Not sure why they haven’t said it already

          • indianafanatic

            Because they are only carrying the 2/16 version, not the 3/32? Wouldn’t put it past them.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    What’s retail?

  • Captain Spaulding

    The first person to reply to this post with their email address can have my OnePlus One invite. I just got it, but I’m no longer interested.

    • Eric Esparza
      • Captain Spaulding

        sent, but you might want to edit your comment and remove your email address

        • eibook

          Wow, what a nice guy…
          Sends invite, tells guy to whom he sent it remove to his email.
          Have a like/upvote/whatever it’s called.

    • eibook

      I want an invite, I guess just not bad enough to post my email address in an open forum

      • Captain Spaulding

        I don’t blame you, but I wasn’t sure how else to send it.

        • eibook

          I was looking for some way to PM but oh well…
          I’ll continue to wait…

        • Joe

          I want one!

    • One Minus

      Wise move, Cappy.

    • Marco
    • Giancarlo

      spamfreephx @ hotmail . com

      You would be a life saver… Waiting for this invite forever!!!!

    • Yan Lam

      Can I please have your invite?

    • Asif

      Can i have invite plsssssssssss? (akasif1@gmail.com)

  • r0l

    I’m illogically wanting to pick this up and the watch knowing I really want the X+1 & 360.

    • d-rock

      I see that…unfortunately the X+1 hasn’t been announced yet…rumor rumor…is there a moto even planned currently?

  • Captain Spaulding

    It’s really tempting to go with the next plan. My share of the bill would only be $64.17/month. I’m just not sure if my wife would go for it.

    • Dre

      I did not picture you as a black woman. I figured more of a eastern european woman.

  • compujas

    Any plans for a real review with a US version? Did you get a review copy or do you have to wait until they’re officially released?

  • Nicholas Shaun

    Finally!!! So excited!!!

  • Grayson

    So how much off contract? Get out of my face with that freaking Next crap pricing.

    • Maxim∑

      Most likely:
      699$ first 2 weeks- 1 month
      649$ after
      for international models it will fall to around 580$ just like the S5 after a month
      and by next year you’ll get it for around 499$ for US LTE and 439$ for international

      I was tired of waiting and bought the S5, I usually hate samsung but i’ve been impressed with it. I just feel like the G3 was sort of a step back from the G2 in terms of performance thanks to that display. According to the reviews its battery life is shorter and it thermally throttles pretty fast when your brighntess is up

      • Bryan Mills

        I keep my brightness at 75% or lower all the time so no big deal.

        • Ken W

          So any overheating and poor graphics performance is a feature?

          • Bryan Mills

            Performance is great. Not sure what you’ve been looking at.

          • Alexander Z Great

            Many reviewers have reported lag. Not sure what you’ve been looking at.

          • Bryan Mills

            Show me who. The only ones who matter haven’t.

          • niuguy

            Anandtech wasn’t very friendly to the G3, primarily because of the screen’s effect on battery life as well overall image quality.

          • Bryan Mills

            MKBHD, The Verge, Android Authority, all good so far. 4 hours + screen on for 12 hour battery. Works for me.

            Nobody should ever keep the brightness at 100 on any phone.

          • Alexander Z Great

            Android authority has claimed some lag with the g3..your may want to recheck your selected sources

          • S Jobs

            “Nobody should ever keep the brightness at 100 on any phone”

            And they are holding it wrong.

          • Rory

            I never hear of MKBHD or Android Authoirty. And the Vag is entertainment fluff.

          • Maxim∑

            the G2 was like 7-8 hours. G3 is now 6 hours or less, which is still better than average but its worse than the M8 and S5 according to gsmarena

          • Gussy2000

            Keep my LG OG at 100% frequently; no issues just better viewing. Of course it DOES affect batter life but not in a material way for me. Thing charges so quickly too. I would get the G2 but I really want the larger display.

          • Alexander Z Great

            Who are you to say which reviewers matter? I’ve seen side by side comparisons and the g3 isn’t as snappy as other flagship phones. Not only have they reported LAG they have reported it getting hot. Not just from screen brightness. If you’re in direct sunlight that’s when we need a 100 percent brightness. where would you want me to send you the YouTube video links?

          • Maxim∑

            MKBHD said it overheated in his overview*, and throttle brightness by 15%. He also said the phone restarted while navigating and got very hot

          • Zachary Vincent Manning

            Not a final release phone, was the korean not finished version so take the problems with a grain of salt…

          • Maxim∑

            LG puts Korea before America. They got the phone right after it was announced I don’t think it was pre-release. But I guess LG could have had a software update since then. Samsung had two in the first month

          • Zachary Vincent Manning

            everyone that i watched, the popular reviewers all said it was the pre production model. I’m sure things are fixed and final now. The heating thing isn’t a problem for me, i don’t game much and am used to phones getting hot. Towards the end of my iphone 4S that thing heated like a bawse when charged.

          • Jeff Ki

            “Performance is great”

            I wouldn’t call it great when it is being beat out on graphics performance by all the other recent 801 flagships. The LaG3 should have waited a couple of months for the 805.

      • DRAF_Werd

        What’s the difference between the international model and one that you buy for AT&T? I’m thinking about picking this up but may get moved out of the USA for work. I figure since it’s GSM should be no worries, but posts like this make me wonder ….

        • Maxim∑

          The only difference is that you would only be able to get HSPA+ (4G) in the states, because on international phones they don’t support the LTE bands used here (850Mhz and 1700Mhz), that’s literally the only change. I usually go for international versions because Tmobile HSPA+ is fast enough (7-10mbps) and worth the 15-20% discount you get because US carriers markup phones.

          International unlocked phones also tend to get updates a lot faster, since no carrier needs to approve since its unlocked.

          If you chose a phone like the S5 you would get a different processor which for the S5 is better Exynos is great. but just make sure to read the phone specs before buying because sometimes you’ll get a crappy mediatek SoC which isn’t as good as qualcomms and not worth the cheaper price.

    • d-rock

      Should be around 599. The AT&T Next price is $29+20 months = $580. Usually the NEXT total payments = Off Contract price. LG is at least coming in with some reasonable off contract pricing.

      • Gussy2000

        Yes, given the S5 and 5s are both $649, $580 is good news. I will most likely make a few months worth of payments and then just pay it off. I tend to keep my phones for at least two years so I won’t have to trade-it back in when I eventually upgrade it. Talking about upgrading from a phone that has not even come out yet sounds ludicrous. :)

    • Derek Duncan

      U do know that Next price is essentially exactly the same thing as off contract but with free financing, right?

    • TheUI

      @Grayson

      You = Stupid

      For example, GS5 on Next is 27.09 per month.
      Retail cost of GS5 = $649.99
      649.99 ÷ 24 =27.0829167

      Therefore, fpr not understanding the value of an intrest free loan:
      You = Stupid

      #REKT

      • Grayson

        @TheUI:disqus

        You = Total Jackass

        I understand what an interest free loan is douchebag, but how the f am I, or anyone else who hasn’t looked into Next plans, supposed to know that Next can work like an interest free loan when AT&T doesn’t advertise it that way?

        AT&T advertises Next like this:

        Get a Galaxy S5 on the Next 18 month plan for $27.09 / month, after which you can trade the phone in to get another phone using Next.

        How the f is one supposed to know that you have to keep paying for 24 months on a Next 18 month plan to be able to keep the phone without researching the plan first? By just looking at advertisements, headlines, and articles like this, there is no way to know that you are supposed to multiply Next 12 prices by 20 and Next 18 prices by 24 to get the actual price. Just because your jackass self happens to know this, doesn’t mean everyone who doesn’t know it is stupid. How much does a Barracuda WAF model 410 cost? Oh, you don’t know? What a retard!

    • p0k3y

      $580 officially. It’s nice, but u have to pay for at least 1 month of service (min $45) before they will let you use it with a prepaid plan, or unlock it. That sux.

    • eric0668

      so much off contract? It is $580 on ATT Next in the US. I am not on ATT, but that is $19 cheaper than other carriers. And 100-200 off other phones with either 32gb or unlocked internationally. I had the S5, tried a LG Rep G3 and was wowed by it. The S5 gets boring after awhile. If you like vibrant colors, that’s the one you want. If you wanna see the pixels…mainly in video and movies, and truer colors then the G3. Had no performance problems to me.

  • ROR1997

    I don’t end the 32 gb out of the box but I do need the 3gb of ram. So I hope it stays under 250. 199 is a good price.

    • Maxim∑

      you don’t need 3GB of RAM… you want 3GB of RAM

      Android KK+ bundles services to save memory, and it works very well

      • grumpyfuzz

        you don’t need a phone, you want a phone…

        • Bowen9284

          You don’t need to post, you want to post…

          • joe23521

            I didn’t need to up-rank this, I wanted to.

      • ROR1997

        You’re right, but I feel more comfortable with 3GB

      • rawr

        If is requirement for a phone is 3GB of ram, yes he NEEDS 3GB of ram. If someone has a requirement to spend THEIR money then what do you care?

        Thanks though.

  • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

    I want this thing but since I’ve never owned an LG device and don’t know what to expect I can’t preorder I want to play with it in store first. Another thing about LG is I heard they are really bad at releasing source .

  • James_75

    Hopefully Motorola (or carriers) offers the same “deal” for the moto 360 when the X+1 launches….

    • DL Zombie

      Yessss. Moto goooooood. Braaaaainssss. Whaaaa? Not about Motooooo? Imposssssible! DL IS MOTOOOOOO.

      • Jared Denman

        What r u smoking?

        • Bryan Mills

          Why can’t people finish spelling words? Too complicated?

          • Fred

            Bite my di

          • cizzlen

            Oh noes we have a sni

  • Ray

    Already had my hands on it here in Dubai the thing is sick

    • Qhd

      Based on reviews, it probably had a fever.

      • rawr

        Didn’t see that from Engadget or The Verge. More assumptions probably.

        Enjoy your mid-range moto phone though.

        • Goodrifle

          Yeah, hope you enjoy being a prick.

        • Dope Detector

          rawr, engadget & verge? LOL! Now those geniuses do a real -in-depth scientific testing. You sounds like you’d fit in right over there.

    • NeilGeorge

      HI Ray, What model do you have the 3gb version?

      • Ray

        32GB D855 it’s LTE

        • NeilGeorge

          Thank you Ray :)

  • a) youth.in.asia

    AT&T is first out of the gate, nice!

  • joe23521

    Finally!!!

  • MettaWorldTroll

    Which version though? Assume it’s the 3gb RAM version?

    • sharongnewborn

      my Aunty
      Allison recently got a nice 6 month old Jaguar by working from a macbook.this website C­a­s­h­d­u­t­i­e­s­.­C­O­M­

      • MettaWorldTroll

        Used? That’s low rate. She obviously doesn’t live by the code of ABC!

      • ROR1997

        I have an aunty Alison too! Maybe were cousins? If we are,vim ashamed of you, spammer.

        • MettaWorldTroll

          But does your Aunty Allison drive a 6 month old Jag and work on a Mac?

          • Maxim∑

            Don’t bring the innocent Mac into this.

    • rawr

      Should be with Tmobs and Sprint getting the 3GB version. Would be crazy if the 2 biggest telecoms got the lesser phone.

    • Bryan Mills

      All US versions are getting 3GB

      • droidiac13

        Really? That would be awesome!

      • joe23521

        Are there reliable sources?

        An ATT rep just posted new info saying they’ll only have the 2/16 version. He’s the same person who posted about the July 11 release last week. Now I’m worried.

        • NeilGeorge

          Well Tmobile has their preorder page for LG G3 with 3Gb model only with 32gigs of storage.. Will have to wait and see what AT&T has on its page tomorrow

          Tmobile Page : http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phones/lg-g3.html
          Memory
          3GB RAM, 32GB ROM (user memory)

        • NeilGeorge

          Wrong @joe23521:disqus that ATT rep did not know what he was talking about. IF you go to ATT page and look at the LG G3 page, the phones have 3gb of ram and also comes with 32gig.