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Here is Verizon’s LG G Vista and Its Real Specs, Arrives Thursday

This Thursday, Verizon will launch another LG phone, though this one should only be considered as a budget-friendly option. We are talking about the oft-leaked LG G Vista, a massive 5.7-inch phone that is isn’t so massive when it comes to specs. That’s not to say that this won’t be a fully capable phone, it just doesn’t rank up there with the recently released LG G3, a phone we called the best available in our review

According to sources, the LG G Vista will make its debut this Thursday, July 31 at an off-contract price of $499 or $99 with new 2-year agreement. On a spec front, we are looking at a 5.7-inch HD display (1280×720, 258ppi), 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 3,200mAh battery (removable), 8MP rear camera with laser auto focus, 8GB internal storage, micro SD card support, 1.5GB RAM, and Android 4.4.

As you can see from the images, it is quite large, yet still manages to look a lot like the G3 with its rear button arrangement and semi-minimal bezel. It could be a decent alternative. Maybe.


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  • livelifefully

    I just recently got the phone and it’s awesome… The battery life is amazing… I’ve been on the same battery for 48h and 4 min so far… The screen is very responsive and bright… And it’s not expensive at all… Everyone needs to get off the idea that just because somethings expensive it’s better, and that’s not always true:) Think for yourself people:)

  • atlantaguy

    I was just informed by Verizon reps on their Facebook page that the screen resolution is 960 x 540… this is after I called THREE stores in my area and no one at any of the stores knew a thing about this phone (two hadn’t even heard of it … one didn’t have any and still knew next to nothing).

    I went to Verizons site and on the page it just says “HD display” so clicked the “chat” to ask a live chat rep. Their response? “Verizon doesn’t sell this phone”.

    Alllllllllllllllrighty then.

  • Teresa Herren-Mcguire

    I picked it up at my local verizon store just to hold me over for a few months,waiting for the note 4 or nexus 6,it was only $399 not $499 so they are wrong about the price

  • John Kitchen

    This is actually a really nice phone except the camera is AWFUL. For the average customer, the $100 extra in their pocket is probably worth more than the G3. I spent most of yesterday with it and never really ran into a performance issue.

  • Syrio35

    The specs are pathetic for that price. I could get a new G2 on ebay for way less.

  • Nunyur_Biznezz

    The problem with this phone is that for the same $499 you can get a G2 which has much better specs. Except the screen is 5.2 inches and no SD card slot either but it has 32 GB storage with 24 GB useable. I’d sacrifice the half inch screen and lack of SD slot for everything else being better for the same money. This phone might be ok at $399 not $499 for those that don’t want/need top notch specs. Also what is it with these new low end phones and this 1.2 MHz CPU BS? I don’t care if it’s quad core. I’d take a 1.7 MHz dual core over a 1.2 MHz quad core any day.

  • Robert Boluyt

    At least with a Snapdragon 400 and a 3200mah battery, it’ll last a really long time.

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  • Natty Bee

    I’ll stick with my G3

  • CptCheerios

    So my G3 which cost 100$ more has twice the screen resolution, nearly twice the processing power, twice the ram, nearly twice the resolution of the rear camera, 4 times the internal storage….for a 100$ difference…….really? Nice Price/ Crack Pipe…Crack pipe

  • CptCheerios

    So my G3 which cost 100$ more has twice the screen resolution, nearly twice the processing power, twice the ram, nearly twice the resolution of the rear camera, 1/4 of the storage….for 100$ less?

  • ImmaDroid

    Like why do these companies insist on making these giant phones with 2012 hardware. Yes i know specs arent everything, blahh blahh. but 8GB of of memory, an a crappy screen. Its just big an crappy! Atleast make a plastic G3 with these specs and sell it for $300 or something

  • Johny M

    Isn’t that a rebranded Note 2?

    • Matthew Merrick

      No, my note 2 has a (slightly) better processor and 2 GB RAM 😛

      • Johny M

        And is MUCH CHEAPER than this POS.

  • Jeremy Buro

    LG G(GIGANTIC) VISTA(FAILURE)…..this is what this phone is lol they named it properly at least….

  • flosserelli

    KIRF by…LG?

  • Ryan O’Neill

    I came here hoping that a mid-range device might actually fit in my hands. Nope, now even our budget devices are massive. WTH

    • Matthew Merrick

      Why? Because it’s what consumers in general actually want.

  • jnt

    As much as I love the G3 overall, I can’t wait to try this out in store just to see how it *doesn’t* lag and stutter like the G3 does… 😛

  • Tommysmallss

    Half the specs as a G3, but nearly the same price.

  • LightofHonor

    Smaller, less powerful verizon-edition Huawei Mate2?

  • M3D1T8R

    Ignorant consumer walks into Verizon: “$200? That’s too much. What about this one, it’s only $100 and look, it has an even _bigger_ screen! Let’s get that one!”

    (No notice of it having one quarter the storage, one quarter the pixels, half the RAM, worse camera, less features etc vs the slightly more expensive G3.)

    And Verizon laughs all the way to the bank.

    • Suicide_Note

      And that’s at least 90% of the consumer market right there. In many people’s minds bigger is automatically better.

      • flosserelli

        That’s what she…

        Nope. Not gonna do it.

      • ªAS|YOUTH|IA

        That’s a Texan for you. “Always bigger in Texas”

      • Natty Bee

        Not to mention cheaper

    • It’s for people that buys the Galaxy Mega. Normal consumer thinks…
      Huge screen, big battery, cheaper and it looks like the flagship? Sold!

      Profit margins are high on these type of devices, that’s why you even see the same garbage with the “Minis” as well.

      • zurginator

        Actually the margins are pretty low – these just sell incredibly well.

    • jmashis

      I say good for Verizon. God forbid consumers should actually read about a product before buying it.

  • droidrazredge

    This is how LG G Vista will carry on the Vista name…… You can’t put lipstick on crap and think it still wouldn’t be crap.

  • chrisLE

    what a piece of crap

  • Kenny Woodard

    I started laughing after I saw the price.

  • M3D1T8R

    G3 has been on sale since launch for $100 (just helped my dad get one Sunday). This maybe on sale for $50..
    I imagine battery life will be phenomenal on this with its 720 screen and 3.2Ah battery vs the G3 with 4x the pixels as this and 3.0Ah, but otherwise the G3 seems certainly worth the ~$50 contract price difference.

    • ImmaDroid

      You talking about Verizon G3? that sale ended the 27th. I was looking last night

  • ClickFire_

    Come on LG you have doing so Good lately don’t turn into Samsung please. I mean why even waste money producing this product?

    • Justin Merithew

      Verizon probably specifically asked for it. They can dupe average consumers into it pretty easily, seems like something they’d request.

  • Maxim∑

    crap phone, but at least it will have good battery life :/ 3200mah

  • SeanPlunk

    Brilliant work by LG and Verizon. Rather than release the G Pro 2, they release a pale imitation at a high price. Awesome.

  • Chippah

    Atleast they named it in honor of the other horrible failure.


    • Michael Bassett

      tss tss whats the G stand for? Gigantic or somptin’? cause that’s a big phone tss tss

      • droidrazredge

        The G stands for Gimped!!! because that’s what the phone is in terms of specs.

      • Chippah

        TSSss No, the G stands for the show bein gone without Ant.
        Im takin over, pew pew!

      • Wilmur Hamilton

        Oh chip

  • BoFiS

    Why would anyone be interested in this? It’s larger, and worse than the G3, which is already TOO BIG, how about an actually compact version with like a 4.3″ 720p screen and no bezels please!

  • Disqus_n00b

    $499? Ripoff!

  • chris125

    Wish they would have stuck a 3200mah battery in the g3

    • Bryan Mills

      Yeah i would get 5hours 5min screen on instead of 5 hours then.

      • chris125

        You’re as bad as Richard yarrell running to defend lg. Don’t get your panties in a bunch. Sorry some of us like a little more. We get it you worship the g3.. Doesn’t mean it’s perfect

        • Bryan Mills

          That’s where you’re wrong. Because im most likely returning the G3 and picking up a Z3 in the Fall. I need waterproof/etc

          Try again, bud

          • chris125

            So then you’ll love anything sony and anytime someone has a thing they wished was changed you’ll be all over it.

          • Bryan Mills

            You’re complaining about a 200mAh difference. I shouldn’t have fed you in the first place.

          • chris125

            Well excuse me your highness, how foolish of me to ask for anything other than what was given. Keep on mr troll

          • Bryan Mills

            Omg Apple released a new Mac Pro with faster processor and more ram.
            Give it to me now!

          • chris125

            Because that has anything to do with how long a device lasts on a charge? Nice try maybe next time

          • flosserelli

            Hope you like bezels.

      • You suck at math

    • Bryan Mills

      Nah, def shoulda been 9000mAh!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I don’t think LG has anything to do with the price

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Doesn’t the HTC 610 have the same specs on AT&T for $200 off contract?

    • M3D1T8R

      Desire 610 only has 1GB ram, this has 1.5.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Well there we go. That explains the extra $200

        • M3D1T8R

          Lol.. Yeah. See my comment above. This product should be free on contract, $300-400 retail at most.

  • droidrazredge

    This already seems to be worse than Windows Vista with those specs and price and I didn’t think anything with a similar name could be worse.

    • Suicide_Note

      Perhaps the G is short for Gimped?

      • droidrazredge

        lololol now that makes sense as to why they put Vista after the G!! LG Gimped.

        • Bryan Mills


    • droidrazredge

      What happens with everything named Vista

      • Jonathan Williams

        Worked well for Altavista…

        • Abgar Musayelyan

          Not sure if some are old enough to understand this.

  • Allen Yates

    This 8 GB internal storage has got to stop, especially when the ROM takes up over 4GBs. I know it has SD card support, but I could easily fill that up with regularly used apps, cached Google music, etc.

    • whyaminotsurprised

      Seriously? Does that box state “Up to 3.76 GB of user memory” for
      internal? My first Pentium II machine had a 4 GB hard drive!

    • flosserelli

      That is why Verizon will happily sell you a 16 GB memory card for $60.

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  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Come on LG! With those specs it should be priced no more than $300.

    • Bryan Mills

      I’d blame Verizon, not LG.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        Def LG

        • Bryan Mills

          That’s why Verizon over prices their shyt? Okkkkkay.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            The off-contract retail price has little to do with Verizon.

          • Bryan Mills

            Lololol Galaxy Nexus.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Pretty sure the $300 Nexus devices didn’t start until the Nexus 4.

          • Bryan Mills


          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            For phones? No, that is not false.

          • Bryan Mills

            Gnex sold for $399 on the play store. Same as the rest.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Yes. 8 months after it launch. When it launched it was absolutely not $399.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo


            There ya go right there. Wasn’t sold on Googe Play at launch. Was selling for 550 euros sim-unlocked.

          • James

            The CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus launched on Verizon December 15, 2011 on contract at $299. It wasn’t sold on the Play Store until late April 2012, when it was $399 and HSPA+ only. I remember looking at the off contract price Verizon was asking at launch, it was over $500 but I don’t recall the exact number.

          • Anonymous

            The off contract price actually has everything to do with Verizon…….

          • Uh, what? Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, etc. charge about the same for all their devices.