Buy the LG G2 from all major carriers (except Sprint) starting today — are you buying? [POLL]


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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
  • NFC
  • 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!

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  1. I noticed it did not have expandable storage and it does not mention if it has a replaceable battery. The storage I can work around but battery? Not sure about that.

    1. battery is 3000mah non removable

      1. I was going to buy the G2 until I found out that it doesn’t have a removable battery. Note 3 for m3!

  2. Note3 > G2

    1. Note 3 > everything else

      1. uh no.

        Nexus 5 (first to KitKat, fastest, timely updates) > Note 3

        1. Though KK and a Google experience are attractive, they do not outweigh the benefit of a removable batter. And if size is only 16GB, then that would be a problem as well (I need at least 32).
          As a GNex owner, I love the Nexus line but must be able to swap batteries. Obviously not as important for others out there.

  3. Just waiting for the Nexus announcement and reviews. If the Nexus doesn’t fit the bill for me, then I’m hoping this device gains CM support and then I will buy it. That is a couple of ifs though.

  4. This may not be the right place to ask this question, but other than my Nexus 4 I havent used an LG device. How is their skin vs stock? I dont care for touchwiz, Sense seems old to me and really prefer stock but I really like the specs for this phone.

    1. It looks like a pretty heavy skin, but it also looks to have a lot of custom things that touch wiz doesn’t have, like the ability to edit your on screen button appearance. You can change your icons for apps, a lot of small things I personally haven’t seen out of an OEM skin. Here is a link that may help you out. Keep in mind this is the VZW version

  5. Will probably wait for new nexus and buy off contract.

  6. waiting on nexus device…..then we will see….

    1. LG either way then

  7. Maybe if they could make it for $300 off contract like the nexus I’d give it a shot, but $600 for any phone that costs about $200 to manufacture, regardless of if all manufacturers sell for that price, is just absurd.

    1. While I do think $600 is high, what does you think it should cost? I think phones should be in the $400-450 range.

    2. Are you stupid or something?

  8. The G2 is looking like an awesome device, and I hope it sells great for LG, but my heart and soul is dedicated to the Note 3. It’s the better device to me.

    1. i just find it so dang big and awkward :(

      1. It fits wonderfully in my hands….. But I do have large hands.

    2. Yeah I think if I’m going to give up my dream of a nice qwerty phone, I’ll end up with a Note 3. But the handwriting recognition has to be very good

      1. Don’t do it ari_free! The Droid 5 is coming.

  9. Waiting for the new nexus.

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      Just waiting for the Nexus announcement and reviews. If the Nexus doesn’t fit the bill for me, then I’m hoping this device gains CM support and then I will buy it. That is a couple of ifs though.

  10. I have an s4, the next phone I get would most likely be nexus or note whichever number they are by then

  11. @thatcrazyone…

    Have you actually seen one in person and held it? I’m not sure what you would consider big, but it’s smaller than my HTC Droid DNA even though the DNA is a 5″ screen and the G2 is 5.2″. So G2 is actually easier to hold. It’s about the same size as the HTC One.

    1. just looked at it at Verizon. large screen but not at all unwieldy. Smallest 5″ plus smartphone I have ever held and the screen was better than my DNA with full brightness. snappy as hell too awesome phone. Buttons are super easy to press and the speaker placement on the bottom is great.

  12. See this is what I was afraid of…as someone who is leaving iPhone for Android now I’m faced with a multitude of choices! Wow…

    1. Yeah but the Note 3 is the only one with a stylus and I want a digital notepad so that choice is easy for me.

  13. No Qi charging on the Tmo version is a deal killer for me or i might consider it – looks like it’s the Nexus 5 for me .

  14. sorry LG its an awesome phone but i don’t like the back buttons also i don’t like the back design with patterns. i’m waiting for HTC ONE MAX on T-Mobile

  15. I’m holding out for a kick @$$ phone with slideout Qwerty.

  16. Snapdragon 800 aside, why are people buying this?

    1. Are you serious?

  17. The battery and camera are both better than the s4 from the reviews I have seen it’s between the Z1 and the G2 after I watch some head to head comparisons.

  18. I haven’t been able to find out if it will turn on in my pocket or not.. if it’s pretty unlikely that it will, then I’ll go buy one tomorrow.

  19. Note 3 or nothing

  20. Spec war is getting ridiculous, want efficient updates with work with practical every day functions. The nexus 4 would be a better phone than the new iPhone if Android used battery more efficiently and added some tweeks that made life easier stuff people do everyday. … Phone, texting, information on lockscreen/notification more efficient – unified communications inbox, hands free when phone is in pocket. No one cares that the moon is x miles far away. You know how many times I ask my phone that – 0. All rooted fans, sorry but things need to come to stock for a more unified overall experience. The ability to make your communications more efficient which what phone should be used for.

  21. I really hope the new nexus comes with a bigger battery…hoping for 2600+mah

  22. what no one is saying is how this looks like the long rumored almost bezeless Galaxy mock up concept.

  23. Dear LG: You’re sipping the Google Kool Aid in regards to SD cards and Batteries. In response, you will not get my (somewhat) hard earned cash. Thanks for putting out a machine that would have checked off every checkmark as a dream phone… if it had removable storage and Battery.

    1. The Optimus G Pro has a removable battery and SD Card. It’s a beast, and I think I’ve found my dream phone, until next year anyway.

  24. You’re ignoring one of LG’s other powerhouses, the LG Optimus G Pro. I got mine early this month and love it! I moved over from an HTC One.

    Powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor with 1.7Ghz Quad-Core CPUs with 2 GB RAM
    Expansive 5.5″ 1080p Full HD IPS Screen (400 ppi resolution)
    Long-Lasting 3,140 mAh Battery
    Advanced 13 MP Full HD Camera with Dual Recording, Dual Camera and VR Panorama
    2.1 MP Full HD Front-Facing Camera for Video Conferencing
    Share Fun and Personalized Notes in Real Time with VuTalk™
    QuickRemote for Universal Remote Control
    Narrow design for comfortable feel in-hand and fit in-pocket


    It also have Wireless Charging, nice!

  25. running at 25 percent after a day and a half still. plus got a micro usb card reader for $14 and got the phone for $150 and no activation fee. This phone Is sick

  26. I am so tired of the SD/Battery homo’s. Seriously get over it! If you dont like it … DONT BUY IT! Please stop going on EVERY SINGLE REVIEW and screaming to the world NO SD AND NON REMOVABLE BATTERY NO SALE.

    Seriously, seriously …. seriously

  27. All these posts about non-Nexus phones are just filler

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