News by Luke Jones on Thursday July 10, 2014.
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We were a little angry when Verizon showed its LG G3 variant and some of the individual design touches of the international version had been removed. However, Big Red is very much back in our good books after revealing the date it will roll out the handset and how much it will cost. We should also admit that we thought the company had adopted a matte black look for the G3, but it turns out the brushed metal look is present, and the white device is admittedly good looking.Enough of the sucking up to Verizon, we feel dirty enough, and on to the information. The largest carrier in the US will be offering LG's latest flagship from July 17th, so you will be able to get the AT&T and T-Mobile variants first. However, Verizon is selling the LG G3 at a very fetching price, with the smartphone available for just $99 on a two year contract. That undercuts AT&T's price by a full $100 as Verizon's biggest competitor is offering the device for $199 on the same terms. T-Mobile has yet to detail its contract price structure, but even the "Uncarrier" company will have to do something special to beat Verizon's offer, although T-Mobile will probably eschew a contract offer altogether. Big Red's LG G3 is available for pre-order today if that particular deal appeals to you. If you want to get your hands on the LG G3 directly from Verizon without being tied down, then it will set you back $30 per month or $600 upfront. That monthly payment plan is higher than both T-Mobile and AT&T, both of which are hovering around $24 per month. However, Verizon's monthly plan is based over 18 months, while the others are over 24 months, so by the end of the term all equal to nearly $600. The LG G3 is arguably the best smartphone currently available, and even it is not it's a close call. The US has had to wait over a month since the handset launched for it to roll out, but now that it is, which carrier will you be going with? source: Engadget