News by Luke Jones on Tuesday September 23, 2014.
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How do you know that LG has a hit flagship on its hands? Well, every device after the G3 has either been a variant or has been heavily styled to look like the admittedly amazing tier one device. Oh, sorry, the Wine Smart flip phone from yesterday is not a G3 variant and does not look like the flagship either. However, the latest LG device is all of those things and it is arriving on AT&T in the United States.The LG G3 Vigor is the latest G3 variant, but this is not a flagship bothering handset but a solid budget variant of the current darling of the smartphone world. As this is in the G3 range, you get the same good looks (if not the overall premium feel) of the flagship model and also get its amazing simple UI, one of the better Android skins out there. AT&T has said the Vigor will land on September 26th and will be available for $50 with a two year service contract. Other payment options are $13.96 or $16.75 per month under the carrier's Next program, while if you want the device to be all yours from day one you can lay down $350 to buy it outright. In terms of specs, this is a pretty modest affair, and in fact that $350 unlocked price is at the limit of what this handset is worth. The LG G3 Vigor gets a 5-inch 1,280 x 720 display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2,540mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. LG has boasted some of the software features:
Camera with Laser Auto Focus and Tap to Shoot: Eight megapixel rear camera with Laser Auto Focus. In camera mode, simply tap once anywhere on the large, unobstructed viewfinder to focus the camera and take the picture. Better Selfies with Gesture Shutter: Taking great selfies and group photos with the 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera are now easier than ever by raising your hand and making a fist, which initiates a three-second timer. Knock Code: Secure your phone with a code created by using a customized sequence of knocks on the display to wake and unlock the phone. Smart Cleaning: Remove temporary files and infrequently used apps to free up space and keep your phone running fast. Versatility and Productivity: Write or draw and schedule memos to appear based on calendar or location inputs with QuickMemo+; overlay and adjust up to two windows on the primary screen for advanced multitasking with QSlide Function.AT&T also has an offer on for people who buy this device. Customers of this handset can also get the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for only 99 cents with a two-year agreement and qualifying data plan. The G Pad 7 is one of the better small form factor slates on the market, so that is definitely an enticing deal right there. source: LG
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