It is hard to imagine that a carrier would begin to sell a smartphone that is about to be replaced, but that is exactly what Virgin Mobile is doing with the LG G3. Our source has confirmed that the LG G3 will be available next week on Virgin Mobile. It should be in their stores on March 4 for $99 on a two-year contract and a hefty $599.99 outright. Virgin Mobile’s parent company, Bell, is offering the LG G3 up for $0 down on a two-year contract.
While it seems a little strange to come to the party so late, we have to remember that the LG G4 may not be announced until April/May and it could take up until August before it hits Canada. By purchasing the LG G3 now would still give you a few months with LG’s flagship before the next generation arrives. The LG G3 will give you a 5.5-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and an amazing 538 pixels-per-inch (PPI). The LG G3 uses the IPS LCD technology and even at its brightest setting looks a little ‘washed out’ if you are used to using an AMOLED display.
The LG G3 uses the fine Qualcomm Snapdragon 32-bit 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz – it is a fast and reliable processor, although not specifically designed for the QHD display like the Snapdragon 805 and 810. It packs a full 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, but it does offer expansion via a microSD card slot to add an additional 128GB of storage. Power is provided by a 3000mAh battery, which may prove difficult making through an entire day.
You will be getting a very decent camera in the LG G3 – a 13MP sensor with dual-LED flash, OIS+ and LG’s new Laser autofocus for quick and precise focusing. The front-facing camera (FFC) comes in at 2.1MP for those social selfies and occasional video chats. It has the usual dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a microUSB port for charging and data transfer. It also comes equipped with wireless charging, an IR Blaster and a FM Radio.
Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you will be headed over to Virgin Mobile for you ‘new’ LG G3… as always, we would love to hear from you.