It’s G2 day, it’s G2 day! Well… it is for all but Sprint. While the Now Network isn’t even starting pre-sales for LG’s latest smartphone until October 11th, folks on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon can already purchase the phone (online, and in-store in some cases) starting today. Pricing will be different depending on who you’re with, of course, so let’s break it down by carrier:
- Verizon— You can buy it for $200 with a two-year contract, or buy it outright for $600, or $25 per month for 24 months with no down payment through Verizon Edge.
- AT&T — Get it for $200 with a new two-year contract, $450 with a one-year contract, $575 without a contract, or $27 per month for 20 months under AT&T Next.
- T-Mobile — You can buy it with a down payment price of $100 and $21 per month for 24 months, or buy it for full price at $603.
Smartphone pricing seems to have gotten a lot more complicated under all these new upgrade programs and plans, eh? To figure out what all these plans do for you, be sure to read our exhaustive explanation of AT&T Next, Verizon Edge, and T-Mobile JUMP right here.Regardless, there’s an option for everyone so figure out which one is right for you.
Specs and features
The LG G2 is a pretty remarkable smartphone, and undoubtedly the most powerful and advanced one yet from the South Korean company. It features a 5.2-inch 1080p display that will serve as the window to what the rest of the phone has to offer:
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage
- 13 megapixel OIS camera
- 2 megapixel front camera
- 3,000mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.0
- WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
- aGPS with GLONASS
That is all being used to deliver the Android 4.2 experience LG has crafted with Optimus UI 3.0, which includes Knock On (the ability to turn your display on by tapping it twice), Slide Aside, QuickMemo and more. You can read more about all of that in our LG G2 hands-on from last month (and don’t forget to check out our quick unboxing).
The G2 also features unique button placement, with the volume adjustment and power buttons sitting on the back of the device instead of on the sides. LG considers this placement to be more “natural” for humans, but only time will tell if it will be more of a nuisance than a killer feature.
Are you buying?
It’s decision time, folks. The Note 3 isn’t out yet and we likely haven’t seen the last of the heavyweights this year, but this is one of the phones you just have to consider when walking into a store to make a smartphone purchasing decision.
We’ve already put the G2 head to head against some of the latest and greatest Android has to offer, so if you’re still torn on the decision then you’ll want to consider taking a look at that. Our full review is coming up soon, so be sure to stay tuned if you need something a little more in-depth. Let us know if you’ll be buying one by dropping a vote in the poll below, as well as light discussion about decision down in the comments section!