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LG G3 carrier variants show up online with Verizon's looking different

News by Luke Jones on Monday July 07, 2014.

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G3 US Carrier variants
G3 US Carrier variants

The specific carrier variants for the LG G3 in the US market have been revealed, and as usual Verizon seems to be doing things its own way. The G3 launched at the start of June and has been rolling out globally since, but people in the United States have had to wait to get their hands on arguably the best smartphone currently on the market.

With the G3 set to land during the middle of July, the various carrier versions of the handset have leaked online. The devices in question come from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon and there are minor differences (Verizon aside) between the smartphones. For example, AT&T has removed the LG logo for its own branding and places a G3 graphic at the bottom of the rear. T-Mobile has placed its branding on the top, while Sprint's version lacks the carriers branding on the rear. All three of these variants is exactly the same as the international variant in terms of aesthetics.

The difference comes with the Verizon G3 as the carrier has changed things up quite a bit, which is not surprising for the company. Firstly, the biggest carrier in the country likes to shout about itself, so you will see the Verizon logo on the rear and on the top portrait bezel, while the company's 4G LTE logo also makes an appearance.

The rear button configuration of the LG G3 has been changed slightly, with the central button now chrome as opposed to black, and the camera lens ring also chrome. The Verizon 3G is clad in all black, which sadly takes some of the aesthetic appeal and high end look of the handset, but under the hood it is exactly the same device.

It's also sad to see that the brushed metal effect backplate now looks decidedly plastic on the Verizon G3. Of course, even on the international device the rear was plastic, but the lighter brushed tones certainly look classier.

Update - The AT&T LG G3 will be launched on July 11th, making it the first carrier to offer the handset. Pre-orders will open for the device on July 8th, and for an added bonus the carrier will also offer the LG G Watch.

source: Android and Me

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