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Plenty of people have been eager to get their hands on LG's new flagship, and it looks like T-Mobile may be the first of the big American companies to get it. A PR message this morning said that Magenta will start selling the LG G3 on July 16th, a little over two weeks from now. If you want to make sure you get yours on day one, you can pre-order the phone in black and white at this page.

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The G3 will cost $598.80 on T-Mobile, and by the time it gets a full release you'll certainly be able to break that up with the standard JUMP plans. The phone has some truly jaw-dropping hardware, including a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM (on the 32GB model), and a 13 megapixel camera with optical stabilization, but the star of the show is the 5.5" 2560x1440 LCD screen.

In case you're wondering, the top-of-the-line phones from Samsung (Galaxy S5) and HTC (One M8) are also available from T-Mobile, and all four carriers will get the G3 eventually. Android fans in America have an embarrassing amount of choice for high-end hardware at the moment, even ignoring the great stuff you can get from unlocked GSM phones. Need a little help deciding? Check out our exhaustive review of the G3.

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Cory S

    LG has said the 16GB storage option would have 2GB of RAM with the 32GB version having 3. I wonder if one or the other is a typo from T-Mobile. I see an extra gig of ram being much more useful than a needlessly high PPI. There have been numerous times my launcher has reloaded due to low memory...but I've never seen a pixel on my Nexus 5.

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      right!?? seems like there should have been a notice from TMo or LG about whether this was even possible.

      • Cory S

        May sound silly but the lack of Qi and then this would be enough to make me wait it out. The only thing I dislike about my Nexus 5 is the battery life, other than that I still considering it the fastest performing device on the market. I just don't see a generational leap big enough to mess with it. Especially with all the "L" goodies out for Nexus.

        • Michael Tran

          The Qi charging is there, you just have to buy a separate back cover. Silly i know. Blame the carriers.

          • Cory S

            A back cover that didn't make it thicker therefore making it incompatible with cases would be something. But all I've seen is the flip cover case... And I hate those.

          • Shane Redman

            cut the flip cover off?

          • Michael Tran

            Yeah the ones that don't add any bulk are currently only available in Korea. Hopefully those will be available in the market soon.

          • John M. Kuchta

            Annnnnd how might one actually obtain such a back cover?

          • Michael Tran

            I see a few on ebay that are non-quick cover cases.

          • yankeesusa

            Can you get the back cover from lg officially and still have NFC capability?

        • yankeesusa

          Yea, the battery life on nexus 5 is what most people don't like, everything else and the phone is still awesome. That is why I can't wait for L and ART to improve battery life. It will be like a whole new phone!

          • Cory S

            I can't tell on the L preview if battery life is any better yet. One day it was great the next it was the worse I'd ever got; something like 30 minutes screen time and 20% left with no wake locks.

          • yankeesusa

            There really is no point in gauging battery life on preview version of L, not all components are running properly including their new battery saver component. It's not until final build that I'd start comparing.

          • Cory S

            I'm not judging it, but I am still going to passively compare it..

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      It has 3 GB of RAM!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

      Fixed. thanks. It was a T-Mobile typo & they're correcting it.

  • Lisandro O Oocks

    hoping that the "2GB" is a typo.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      It is. I have the TMO G3.

  • silver_arrow

    That's quite a good price, here in Canada it will probably be $700 outright.

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    I was going to order this to try out T-Mobile in my area, but between the uncertainty here and rumors of a summer release for the Moto X+1, maybe I should test drive with something cheap instead.

    • Shane Redman

      I think the only thing you can test drive right now is an iPhone5s

      • Bryan Pizzuti

        I would rather dip my hands in boiling motor oil.

        • Shane Redman

          Yeah, it's moreso meant for ppl like me on other carriers to see how the service would be if we switched.

        • bobdon

          +1

        • oneyedmonkey

          that sounds excruciatingly painful, But so does the boiling motor oil.

    • Bryan Pizzuti

      Hah and I ended up pre-ordering one anyway

  • Shane Redman

    The TMo site says 2GB of Ram on the 32GB model *insert extremely sad face*

    • GreatNews

      Probably a typo

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      It's a typo.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Everyone calm down. T-Mo version has 3 GB of RAM.

  • GreatNews

    Des just confirmed its a typo! They fixing it now! @askdes: @cares_news Thanks for the catch! It is 3 GB of RAM - we're updating now!

    m.twitter.com/i/connect

    • Bryan Pizzuti

      Please tell me the frequencies were a typo too? Unless they really want people who want to use the 700 MHz band to buy another phone?

  • SunDevil

    LOL, got the pre-order email this morning and clicked the link to upgrade. Once I added the phone to my cart it said EIP not available. The pre-order email clearly says 24.95/mo x 24months. I'm glad tmo has the phone available for pre-order finally but whoever runs their web site has some serious issues getting the details correct.

  • catiremedina

    Did anyone win the beta G3s they were offering near the time of the announcement?

  • supremekizzle

    Perfectly happy with my G2.

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    At $600 this will be a failure.

    • Caitlin Wolford

      $600 is a perfectly reasonable price, cheaper than the Samsung note by a lot.

  • Michael J Carroll

    I like how the LG G2 has had the ROM from the G3 already ported to it before the G3 came to America.

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