T-Mobile LG G3 presales begin for $598 ahead of July 16th launch date

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T-Mobile has announced that they’re now accepting pre-orders for their version of the LG G3. The device is going for $598 off-contract, which would mean you’d be paying about $25 per month assuming T-Mobile offers it for $0 down through their installment payment plan. Furthermore, T-Mobile confirmed that the device would be launching on store shelves July 16th, so we’re only over a couple of short weeks out of seeing one of the few Quad HD smartphones land in the United States.

The LG G3 was heralded as being not only LG’ best phone yet, but also one of the best Android smartphones available period. LG’s improved build quality, refined user interface and key features like KnockOn all contribute toward a smartphone worth its cost. You can read all about its good (and the few bad) bits in our LG G3 review. The specs aren’t shoddy, either — here’s what to expect alongside the aforementioned 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display:

  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor
  • 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, laser-assisted autofocus, 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • 16GB storage and microSD card slot with up to 128GB
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 4.4.2
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G LTE, FM Radio
  • DLNA and Miracast
  • Metallic Black, Silk White, Gold Shine colors
  • 146.3 x 74.6 x 9.1mm

Doesn’t sound bad for under $600. You can head right here to pre-order one from Magenta if you’re interested.

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  • feztheforeigner

    Where’s the 32GB variant with 3GB of RAM?

    • zolttt

      reposting… pre-ordered mine about an hour ago, was told its the 32 version and paid this price.

  • toomuchgame441

    G3 is old news now… Everyone’s attention is back on the M8

    • Quadraphonic

      Maybe yours, but not everyone else’s. I personally prefer durable plastics rather than metal/glass, with removable battery.

      • malcmilli

        removable battery is great and all, but i don’t like that being an excuse to put in a smaller battery. Wished the g3 came with a 3500 battery.

      • Tom Sly

        Durable plastic is nice but still cracks and flakes if its chromed out espesh. Dropped my M8 and all its got is a little character knick in one corner. Not noticeable at all. M8 is solid!

        • malcmilli

          yeah m7 and m8 get dinks… but so does plastic. People act like plastic phones are indestructible and come out flawless after every drop.

        • Quadraphonic

          I’ve dropped all my phones, and the worst damages were either to the clear plastic lens cover (for the camera) or the metal frame around the device. I just don’t trust metal on my phones. Plastic has been most durable for me since my first phone, the Alcatel One Touch Easy! Normally, I prefer metal with tools and etc, but not portable electronics.

    • moises1204

      Ah! what that!

  • James_C_L

    If it is the 16gb/2gb ram version I’m soooo out. Wack

    • zolttt

      pre-ordered mine about an hour ago, was told its the 32 version and paid this price.

      • Tony Lai

        It’s actually 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM.
        T-Mobile updated the page to 3GB RAM. Now that’s nice.

  • KOLIO

    Definitely holding off until it’s available in-store,conflicting information regarding RAM & internal storage.
    This link from T-Mobile shows 2GB RAM/32GB On-Board,which hasn’t been listed anywhere,probably a copy/paste from another phone:

    http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phones/lg-g3.html?icid=WMM_TM_Q314LGB2PR_N3U9JWFPJOU415

    I could live w/2GB RAM,but,my current phones all have 32 On-Board.
    Will pass if 2/16 is the real deal,looks like it from the pricing…………

  • dhinged

    Wow, 5.5″? That’s too big. My hands are already smaller than average (the iPhone 4 is a perfect fit) so as nice as this phone looks it’s a phablet to me. Very disappointing. Maybe they’ll make a “mini” version like the Lucid 3.

    • oneyedmonkey

      This is the most compact 5.5 inch phone I have ever seen. You should try going to a t-mobile store and holding it before you turn it away.

      • dhinged

        I don’t know why I can’t reply to your comment from the email notification from Disqus (get Access Denied every time), but every 5.5″ I’ve tried is just too big. The biggest I can handle is the HTC M8, which is a 5″. I will have to try this when it comes out, but I’ll be disappointed if it’s too big because it looks like a really nice phone.

  • Tony Lai

    The T-Mobile website says 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM though.
    It’s updated to 3GB RAM. Great!

  • shooter50

    I purchased an International G3 and used it over the weekend. Here are a few things I found: Screen is amazing. No surprise there. Brightness compared to S5 is lower, but at full brightness it is awesome. However, screen dims due to heat almost 80% of the time. Still looks good at 85% brightness as long as you don’t compare to the S5, then it looks dim. Personally, I still love the screen. Battery life is not good. No formal test, but not nearly as good as S5. This explains why the International G3 comes wiith a spare battery. The G3 lags about the same as the S5. Not terrible, but its there. This is on the 32G 3G ram version. Interface is clean and flatter. I’m fine with that. Bottom line, I’ll keep using the S5 as my main phone and the G3 for my photography business. It’s definitely a keeper, but there are many things I like better on the S5.

  • David Bagnal

    Lots on conflicting info on the exact version. Phandroid says 2gb RAM/16 gb ROM, T-Mo’s website says 2gb RAM/32gb ROM (a version that doesn’t exist btw) and reviews on T-Mo’s website from winners of the beta sweepstakes say 3gb RAM/32gb ROM. Much confuse; please clarify.

  • NardVa

    $600 is to expensive. All brand new phones off contract should be $500 at the most.

    • http://batman-news.com LiterofCola

      …and should come with a free car.

    • malcmilli

      They could make it $500, but then everyone would complain that they cut corners.

  • Philly Jim

    Still Holding out for My Invitation for my One Plus One at 350 dollars for a 64 gig version with virtually the same specs I can’t justify the cost………..and since this was the first year I bought a Nexus 5 32 gig for 350 , I don’t think i’ll ever pay that much for a phone again……..however tempting.

    • malcmilli

      i felt like that when I bought the nexus 4… but then i started slowly realizing that the compromises made to achieve that price point are things that I really miss now. ex. Battery life, camera, screen quality, audio loudness. Of course these things are just me. I’m debating on waiting to see what the nexus 6 looks like or just diving forward with this.

    • KiwiBri

      got mine today.. invite that is..

      • Philly Jim

        Jealous………. Lol. Good Going…..

  • KiwiBri

    did you say FM RADIO??? NICE

  • http://ENERDROID.COM IAN

    With the Android L announcement the nexus 6 is way too close to get distracted. There’s no way they’re gonna launch a massive OS overhaul with surprising the world with a new nexus to stuff it in. I’m holding out….

  • Tony Lai

    T-Mobile updated the page to 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM version… now that’s a great deal!