If you're in the market for a mid-range AT&T handset that kind of looks like the LG G3 but not really, today may be your lucky day. Well, August 22nd may be your lucky day, because that's when AT&T is going to start offering the LG G Vista. Not familiar with the Vista? No worries, here's the rundown:
- 5.7-inch 1280x800 display
- 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- 1.5GB RAM
- 8GB storage, microSD card slot
- 8MP rear shooter
- Removable 3,200mAh battery
- Android 4.4.2
It's a pretty run-of-the-mill mid-ranger spec-wise, but it's packing several of LG's G3 features, like Mini View, Dual Window, KnockOn and KnockCode, and several others.
The phone will set you back $355 off-contract, which isn't a terrible price for everything the Vista offers. If you'd rather lock-in, it'll be $50 with a two-year agreement, $14.80 a month on Next 18, or $17.75 a month on Next 12.
DALLAS AND ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. Aug. 8, 2014 – AT&T1 is expanding LG Electronics’ popular G Series on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network2 with the launch of the new LG G Vista smartphone. Combining an expansive, 5.7-inch HD IPS display and a powerful, long-lasting 3,200 mAh SiO+ battery, the LG G Vista allows you to view video, photos and texts with high-definition clarity, so you can accomplish virtually every task while on-the-go with less squinting and more smiling.
The LG G Vista in Indigo Black will be available online at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores on Aug. 22 for:
- $14.80/month on AT&T Next18.3
- $17.75/month on AT&T Next12.3
- $49.99 with a two-year agreement.4
- No annual commitment for $354.99.5
For a limited-time anyone who purchases an LG G Vista from AT&T will be eligible to buy the new LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for only 99 cents.6
The LG G Vista features LG’s popular new “Floating Arc” design and LG’s ergonomic, textured rear key for a comfortable one-handed experience. Boasting a new, refined user interface with flat graphics derived from the shape and concept of LG’s logo, the LG G Vista is tailor-made for intuitive navigation and multi-tasking geared for an active lifestyle. And, for the photographer in everyone, the LG G Vista’s 8-megapixel camera with Laser Autofocus helps you take clearer, more precise shots. Selfie-lovers can even use a simple hand-motion gesture with LG G Vista’s front-facing camera to grab that memorable self-portrait.
Key Features Include:
- Large, 5.7-inch HD IPS Screen: With an expansive screen and a design that minimizes the phone’s overall size thanks to a “Floating Arc” design, you can experience greater portability and comfort at an affordable price.
- Mini View: With a simple gesture, Mini View will shrink and move to a smaller frame of your home screen giving you full control of the device with one hand, hassle-free.
- Dual Window: Making use of the LG G Vista’s large display, Dual Window splits its 5.7-inch HD display into two panels, giving you a comprehensive view of different apps for easy multitasking. In Dual Window, you can easily drag and drop content without moving back and forth, providing a more easy and efficient way of sharing and viewing information.
- Advanced Multitasking: Convenient access with the touch of a button to open apps via a single screen, multi-tile summary view.
- Smart Keyboard: Type quickly and efficiently on a keyboard that adapts to your style and can be resized, providing a personal messaging experience with easy-to-use features.
- 8-Megapixel Camera with Laser AutoFocus: Whether you’re on a road trip with friends or on a family vacation, snapping those once-in-a-lifetime photos with the LG G Vista’s 8-megapixel camera, featuring Laser AutoFocus, ensures quicker focus time and sharp images.
- KnockOn and KnockCode: With the LG KnockOn feature, you can simply tap on the display twice to wake it up or put it sleep without picking up the device or pressing the power key. Once activated, KnockCode expands on KnockOn, enabling you to customize a three to eight pattern combination anywhere within four quadrants of the display. This allows for more than 86,000 combinations for you to feel confident about restricting phone access. Wake to unlock the phone in one simple step.
Key LG G Vista Specifications:
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Processor
- 5.7-inch HD IPS Display (1280 x 720); 258 ppi
- 3,200 mAh removable SiO+ battery
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Laser AutoFocus and LED Flash
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera with Gesture Shutter
- 8 GB total memory (3.72GB usable) with microSD™ memory card support up to 32GB
- 1.5 GB RAM
- KnockCode and KnockOn