If you’ve been waiting patiently to get hold of the LG G3 on Verizon, today is your lucky day. After teasing us with pictures of the G3 showing off it’s Verizon branding, the G3 is now available to pre-order and due to ship on July 17th. You’ll also be glad to know that its the higher specced version on sale, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The rest of the specifications remain the same as the 2GB/16GB version, with the Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU providing the muscle for that amazing QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display. There is one possible difference though, in Verizon’s specifications list, the battery is noted as being 3000mAh non-removable, whether this is just a typo remains to be seen. We’ve reached out to Verizon to check if this is true and will update the post here and on Google Plus when a reply is received.
Update: Verizon have confirmed via Twitter that their version of the LG G3 has a non-removable battery.
Update 2: Verizon have removed any mention of the battery being non-removable. Looks like the Rep confirmed incorrect details. Now the battery is mentioned as a separate item in the ‘In the Box’ section, meaning the Verizon G3 has a removable battery. It’s also been confirmed in the G3’s Q&A section as seen below. Take a breather people! Good to see Verizon move quickly to disperse any doubt. Many thanks to the guys in the comments below for sharing the info! You’re the best.
As for pricing, you can either purchase the G3 outright for $599.99, or via one of the service plans, which are $99.99 for a two year agreement, or $29.99 on the Verizon Edge package, with the cost of the device being split into 20 monthly payments. The LG G3 is available in black and white variants.
As with any Verizon phone, the G3 has been branded to within an inch of its life, with the Verizon 4G logo appearing on the rear of the phone, as well as the Verizon logo on the front bezel. Still, at least the G3 doesn’t have a home button for Verizon to make a mess of like the Note 2 did. You can see the cosmetic differences on the G3 between the various carriers here. Why do Verizon phones have to carry its over the top branding when the subscriber already pays a monthly fee for the privilege of owning said phone? When will Verizon cease maiming its phones ?
If you are undecided about the G3, make sure you read Alex’s review before coming to a decision. What do you make of Verizon’s pricing of the G3? Do their plans represent good value for money for LG’s flagship phone? And do the front and back Verizon logos make you want to shy away from making the purchase? Let us know in the comments below or at our Google Plus page.