08
Jul
lg_g3_release

1080p? That's for suckers, and you're not a sucker, right? That's what I thought. You can leave 1080p in the dust by picking up the LG G3, which is now shipping overnight from AT&T. Not only that, you can get 50% off a G Watch, if you want one.

2014-07-08 09_16_25-The LG G3 - Metallic Black

The LG G3, of course, is the newest flagship phone seeking your approval. It has a quad-HD 1440p 5.5-inch screen, 3GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery, and laser autofocus. The device comes in either black or white with a handsome (not really) AT&T logo on the back. AT&T previously said pre-orders would be live today, but the AT&T site says the device is shipping for real. It's currently online-only, though.

If you drop $200 on a G3 with a two-year contract on the G3, AT&T will give you 50% off accessories, which includes the new G Watch. It's $229 retail, so $114.50 when you buy a G3. Not a bad deal.

[AT&T LG G3 – Black, White]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • jeffhesser

    $300 for a google wear watch and a brand new phone? that is pretty solid.

    • Qbancelli

      With a 2 year contract with AT$T.

      • Wall Breaker

        the g3 would be considered future proof to most consumers.

      • Linh Nguyën

        Your point being? If you're happy with AT&T's service and are planning to stick with them for another 2 years, it's a win-win.

        • blumpkinator

          No it's really not. They give you a $25 discount each month (per device!) if you BYOD. Plus if you buy on contract there's the $36 "activation fee"

          Signing contracts to get a "discount" is fucking stupid.

          • Kevin G

            I did not have to pay an activation fee.

          • Linh Nguyën

            I'm also part of a Mobile Share Plan and we pay $15/month for each line (plus the base data cost of $100 for 10GB). Are you saying we can save another $25/month per line? No way! How? Please tell me.

            Get your fucking info right.

          • operator207

            Ya, I think he has it backwards, at least for the plan you are on (I am on the same plan) You run with that plan, and if you want a new phone, you get charged another $25 a month until it is paid off. (I think some phones can get a lower monthly cost, not sure though) On the OLD plans, you didn't pay more to upgrade, you just paid more every month and you got to upgrade every 2 years. And if you didn't want to upgrade, you still paid the higher cost.

            I like the new plans, compared to the old ones at least. I still won't buy another phone from AT&T though. Locked bootloaders are not cool.

            Just throwing another explanation out there.

  • GreatNews

    Pre-Order? Or actually available already?

    • Derek Duncan

      i can add to cart and order, but it doesn't show shipping until 7/11. I assume it'll be overnighted Thursday with Friday delivery. Although a few times I've received an AT&T phone early.

    • Brenden

      How would i get a lg g3 factory unlocked? When do they sell them?

  • troydoran

    Not a bad deal just not sure about LG phones.

    • Bob G

      Seriously? Even after the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, G2, G2 Pro, and G Tab 8.3?

      They have massively improved their quality since the days of old.

      • Wall Breaker

        "Days of Old?" lol Ok, gandalf the grey.

        • Linh Nguyën

          Gandalf the White, buddy.

    • Jessy Garcia

      I recommend you lg phone,they are sturdy and very elegant..a new video one you tube has shown that the lg g3 is even water resistant for up to 2 hours submurged under water...i geting this phone for real.

  • Josh P.

    Slow clap at&t. I think they get it guys.

  • Wall Breaker

    one more year than I can finally leave sprint without having to pay ETFs. I'm sick of missing out on exclusive GSM phones and AT&T's deals.

  • james fuston

    Shipping date shows between 7/11 and 7/15

    • james fuston

      Order has updated to show "pending shipment" and a shipping date of today.

    • Christine

      Mine now shows today under 'shipping'

      • james fuston

        Mine is now marked "shipped" with tracking number and FedEx showing estimated delivery date as tomorrow.

  • Chris Dartois

    Per AT&T chat rep, there is a 3-5 day wait for "processing" ... not willing to take the chance of it not arriving in time for the weekend. Oh well, to the store I go.

  • Andy Schilder

    do you have to buy the watch at teh same time or is it a code given at checkout?? If thats the case can anyone who doesnt want the watch but gets thte phone maybe sell or share their code with me, Id love one of those watches at half the cost

    • Christine

      I didn't see any advertisement for 1/2 off anything or a code when I was checking out.. I didn't try adding any accessories to my cart, however. They weren't listed as half off either though

      • Linh Nguyën

        They aren't listed as half off. The promo is somewhere under phone info. Just have to add both items to cart.

    • Linh Nguyën

      It's not a code. You need to buy the phone via AT&T Next Installment plan or with 2-yr contract to get 50% off the watch. You just add both items to cart and discount will show.

      Good luck getting someone to sell you his watch at $115 ;P

  • Brenden

    Does anyone know how to get one factory unlocked 32gb 4g? I want to run it on att network though cricket wireless. I just dont know when a factory unlocked ones get release, im a noobie to unlocked phones.

    • Linh Nguyën

      If you're running it on Cricket, you don't need an unlocked phone. Any AT&T locked phone will work on their MVNOs.

  • Nicholas Shaun

    I placed an order for the black model and the shipping date shows between 7/11 and 7/15. I'm hoping it actually ships before then. I will be kicking myself if I don't have it by Friday and I could have just walked into an AT&T store and picked one up then.

    • james fuston

      Mine said that when I placed the order earlier today. I now have a shipping confirmation and tracking number confirmed for tomorrow.

      • Nicholas Shaun

        Mine has shipped now with a delivery date of 7/10/14!!!! So excited!!!

  • Linh Nguyën

    Free overnight? WTF?

  • james fuston

    Received it today, got all apps up and running, including GNL and switching to ART. Seems like a very capable phone. No complaints.

  • charliehill

    LG G3 , leave different impression comparing with other newly designed models, but they still have some shortcomings like battery life, some people still need external charger to keep enough power, that’s why some wireless charger become famous for like : WIWOFIT WIRELESS CHARGER

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  • Bryan Pizzuti

    T-Mobile pre-orders are shipping today too. In fact they started yesterday.