LG G3 priced at $700 no-term, launching August 1st

Ian Hardy

July 18, 2014 11:05am

LG declared last week that the new G3 will start arriving at Canadian carriers on August 1st. This new flagship smartphone will be available at Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron and Canadians will only see the Metallic Black colour option available at launch.

LG and the carriers have been secretive on the price points, but we can confirm the no-term cost on Bell, and probably the other carriers, will be $699.95. This is a similar structure that the previous G2 flagship was released at last year and saw the 2-year contract price fall between $179.99 to $199.99.

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Make sure you check out our hands-on of the G3, or here’s a quick refresher of its specs:

  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 5.5-inch 2560×1440 pixel Quad HD IPS display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC @ 2.5Ghz
  • 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage (microSD slot)
  • 13MP rear camera with OIS+, autofocus laser
  • 2.1MP front-facing camera
  • 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
  • 149 grams
  • 3000mAh

(Thanks tipster!)

  • iPwn8599

    I wish android makers would follow the Nexus and Moto route and price their phones a little cheaper than 700+

    • alphs22

      Ain’t gonna happen.

      Google can afford to not make any money on the Nexus line because they make money primarily from selling ads. Companies like LG make their money selling hardware, so they have to price them higher.

      Motorola sold the ~$400 Moto X because it didn’t have the latest specs on release, while the G3 does.

    • iPwn8599

      thanks for smashing my hopes and dreams

    • alphs22

      :(

    • wes

      Get the OnePlus One or Nexus. It’s not that hard.

    • jroc

      Getting a OnePlus One is very hard if you don’t want to pay a fortune for it through kijiji. Mine got delivered yesterday afternoon, but the whole invite system is ridiculous.

    • wes

      How do you like it? I was stupid. I though I signed up as a member of the forum, but it was only for the updates. So… I finally signed up this week and I’m number like 131k.

      Debating about the OPO and the new Nexus when it comes out. Need a phone that’s bigger than 5.5 and smaller than 6.0″, but runs close to near pure android. Only going to get Nexus, Motorola or OnePlus.

    • jroc

      I like it. It’s massive, but once you get past that it’s solid. Battery has been top notch, I had it up north this weekend with brutal service, and I still managed a couple days. My screen has some discolouration, but I am hoping it will go away.

    • Tek

      I’ve had my OPO for approx. 2wks now! Amazing device with no yellow discoloration anywhere. Guess I was extremely lucky. Was going to get the LG G3 but I only buy factory unlocked devices as I hate all the bloatware that carriers install as I don’t use any of them. Would have gone the Nexus route if I hadn’t received my invite. Will next wait to see if there will indeed be a Nexus 6 and what the screen size/specs are before I decide on selling my OPO and getting that!

    • EddieWinslow

      If you have any invites can you let me know…still trying so hard to get one.

    • jroc

      Mine has a little bit of yellow. I have heard that there’s a chance it goes away on it’s own, but I guess we will see. It’s hard to notice, but after I read about it I was very thorough in my check.

    • Tyrone_83

      By the time I got mines in the email I loss all interest and deleted it.

    • Kaldrak

      Had the OPO, sold it after a week. It was a great phone, but I had the yellow band issue and didn’t want to replace it.

    • Plazmic Flame

      “Get the OnePlus One…”

      Greatest sarcasm post of the year right here folks. Don’t be silly, the phone doesn’t exist. You can’t buy it from their website or even put in a preorder.

  • d094

    $580 outright at AT&T

    • aamd11

      $598 at T Mo, $599 at Verizon, plus its already available. Instead we’re expected to pay an extra 100, annnnd wait longer for it…ugh

  • Justin Crowley

    who has, or is even willing to spend $700 on a phone?
    No thank you, while it may not be the best out there in regards to specs, i will stay with my $349 Nexus 5

    • Dimitri

      ISheeps pay up to $1,000 with taxes for a iPhone ( 64GB model + a accessory)
      Every manufacture releases a phone that cost more then $600 with the expiation of Google with the Nexus program & Moto.

    • alphs22

      I like how you use taxes (lol) to take a jab at people who happen to like different phones than you.

    • Dimitri

      Not taking jabs but you need to use taxes in order to know how much the total of the price will be when buying a phone lol. iPhone 5S 64GB is $919+ tax at the Apple store. Do the math & add a case for instance & see how much a person will be paying for it. You are telling me its worth paying $700-$1,000 for a phone? Any normal phone can do that.

      I have seen plenty do it at the Apple launch where they spent over $1,000 on a iPhone 64GB with something & taxes included.

      Either way even a iPhone shouldnt be priced that match. 16GB ( $719), 32GB ($819) & 64GB ( $919). Its way to much & only people with money to spend or adding more debt on their cards will buy phones that much. I rather stick low & get either a used phone or a new phone with lower amount ( Which you can find).

    • gommer strike

      Can’t argue with your points(tax does need to calculated, especially for those of us with a whopping 12% total tax in our province).

      The thing is, is that Apple charges whatever they will change and people still buy their products. We can be sure that this is all due to a combination of factors, but I think a big one is that the average Joe/Jane is really not aware that a Nexus 5 is available from Google Play store for in the $300 range. And even if they knew about that price, what would their perception be?

      Sometimes a person feels reassured that they can just walk up to the Apple Store should things go south with their phone. For us it doesn’t matter – we can fix our own problems – but that’s not the case for everyone.

    • alphs22

      “Isheeps” + “Not taking jabs” = lol.

      Also I don’t need to tell you how ridiculous it is to compare one item pre-tax ($700 G3) to another item with accessories post-tax.

    • Dimitri

      If you really think about it then, take the 32GB iPhone 5S which is $818. Add lets say 13% taxes on that & tell me how much a person will spend to buy that phone.

      You aren’t pay only the $700 for the phone. You are paying the taxes as well.

    • alphs22

      Congrats, you figured out how taxes work?

      Justin’s original post talked about a $349 Nexus 5, $700 G3, etc. Notice how both these prices are the MSRP? You then randomly threw out a $1000 figure for a 64GB iPhone WITH accessories AFTER tax, clearly to make the iPhone look worse. Not to mention calling people “Isheeps” for buying iPhones.

      If you don’t see how ridiculous your post is, well that’s just embarrassing.

    • Dimitri

      I made my statement & so did the other user. Not really ” Embarrassed” or anything but thank you for your comments & concern on what i post & shouldn’t post. :)

      I stand by my post & so do others ( others i mean people that agree & see it this way as well.). You do not like it or do not agree? Then move on:)

    • alphs22

      So there are others like you who – when comparing two items – use the pre-tax value for one, and after-tax-with-accessories with the other?

      Must have missed that part of growing up where you develop something called common sense :)

    • Dimitri

      Actually many compare two items to the amount they are & add the tax to see if they have that much money or not & see how much the total would be. That is called common sense & know how to balance your money & not spend so much on one item.

      To each their own as we all say.

    • ericzchu

      so shouldn’t you use the price of $700 + tax to compare with an iPhone + tax?

    • MikeOxlong

      What are you five? My lord, seek help man.

    • Josh Brown

      He is right though the more money the more tax. Pretty simple.
      Nexus 5 16gb = $45 tax = $395
      IPhone 5S 16 gb = 93.47 tax = 812.47

      Is the iPhone really over twice the phone of the nexus 5?

    • MikeOxlong

      Now compare it to a competing phone and not the exception(s) like the n5. IPhone 5s 649.99 lg g3 700.00…

    • Josh Brown

      How about the moto g LTE at $220. Or the moto x at $299.

    • MikeOxlong

      Why would you mention a low end and midrange phone like these? Makes no sense given the context.
      You could compare those against newer bb models that they market as high end, and laugh however. At least youd be comparing the same thing.

    • Josh Brown

      What makes the low and mid range? They are both very capable devices.

    • MikeOxlong

      Capable, yes. State of the art tech, no.
      While they perform well in general, they use significantly older hardwarehardware and screen tech and as such are priced accordingly.
      They’re not in the same league as newer top level devices.

    • Josh Brown

      You are not so good on the facts are you.

      Moto g has a quad core and 329 ppi

      IPhone 5s has a quad core and 326 PPI.

      Moto x has always on screen and listening. What does the iPhone have? A finger print scanner?

    • MikeOxlong

      You’re ignorance is showing, and then some. Maybe you should brush up on your believed facts before posting them and making yourself look like a d*****s. Just sayin.

    • Josh Brown

      Ignorance? You putting people down when you can’t prove your point is ignorant. Back up your claims with facts. Calling people wankers because the disagree with you is not how you win a debate.

    • MikeOxlong

      Dimitri = wanker.

    • MikeOxlong

      Give it a rest there, snapperhead. We all know you’re a closet bb fanboi, and as such despise everything else especially apple.

    • Tyrone_83

      How is it a jab when that’s a really true point.

    • jellmoo

      Why single out iPhone users on this when flagship phones from all manufacturers sell at a similar price point? The only real difference is that the iPhone also sells different (admittedly overpriced) storage options.

    • Dimitri

      Please read my post again as i don’t you u read the whole thing & only stopped when i finished saying about Apple. Read below or my post above.

      Every manufacture releases a phone that cost more then $600 with the expiation of Google with the Nexus program & Moto.

    • jellmoo

      You immediately start with “iSheeps”. I’m sorry, but if you aren’t pointing a giant finger at Apple enthusiasts with your statement I have no idea what you are trying to accomplish.

    • Dimitri

      Once again, my post says about everyone & even tho i said ” iSheep” its true. They spend more then anyone for a phone.

      Either way my post is what it is & you can take it the way you want too. I am saying the truth.

    • jellmoo

      By a factor of $30? Does that really create a large appreciable difference from somebody buying say, an S5?

    • Dimitri

      A lot of people still do not want to spend that extra $30 or higher amount on taxed per say. Not everyone is like you & the rest. To each their own as we say.

    • jellmoo

      What I would like to have some data on is exactly how many people buy their devices off contract. I have a feeling it is by far the minority who do so, as most likely get their devices on contract.

      I don’t disagree with you in principle. I agree that prices are way too high and that lower cost flagship options (like the Nexus line or even the OnePlus One) are needed. I just don’t agree with terms like “iSheep” or singling out particular groups of people.

    • Anaron

      Exactly. I strongly disagree with Apple’s pricing for higher storage devices and I wish more companies would make devices like the Nexus 5 and OnePlus One. With that said, there’s no need to use terms like “iSheep”. That’s just straight up trolling and it’s unnecessary.

      I’ll likely be an Android user for a very long time but even so, I have nothing against Apple users (or BlackBerry and Windows Phone users). Anyone that uses “iSheep” sounds like a troll to me.

    • MikeOxlong

      Again. You need serious help. Get some.

    • Josh Brown

      You would make a good lawyer. Haha.

    • Anaron

      Don’t be a dick and use a term like “iSheep”. It makes you look like a troll. And don’t assume that I’m an Apple user just because I’m addressing your usage of the word “iSheep”. I used to own a Nexus 5 and I own a OnePlus One right now. I’ve never owned an iPhone and the last Apple product I’ve owned was an iPod Touch from 2007.

    • MikeOxlong

      He’s a typical mentally challenged bb fanboi. That, and by the sounds of it a bit of a loose cannon.

    • MatroXX

      Why are “iSheeps” so sensitive?
      :p

    • MikeOxlong

      At least their not goofs like you. Amiright.

  • bembol

    The question who will sell it outright? I don’t even get why they bother releasing this information since they’re priority is selling it under contracts (new/upgrades).

    What’s worst is now I can’t even buy it on kijiji with this whole Blacklist system scam.

    • Dimitri

      You could buy it online via Kijiji but the owner must release the IMEI number from their account or else if you try to add it on your account ( Call in & add it for warranty) they will say its already on someone else account.
      That is the only way it will work it seems.

      AS for the selling outright. Carriers are screwing customers over by releasing a new phone & the only ones that can get it is if you upgrade or make a new line. A Anyone buying it outright has to wait almost a month in some cases. Pretty stupid if you ask me.

      Some stores are able to by pass the system & sell it outright. Seen it happen with the Note 3, Z30, Q10, 5S, S5 & HTC One M8.The Rogers store i deal with lets customers get devices outright.

    • MrMM

      what Blacklist system scam?

  • Me Ted

    Thank you for making my decision to buy within the Nexus family of products that much easier annnnnnd keep my 5gb/ul nationwide plan…indefinitely.

  • JTon

    Premium price for a premium phone. Don’t understand why everyone’s flipping tables. This site has the most price sensitive commenters. More money than the Nexus 5? HURR! Relax. It’s not all about price for everyone. Some people don’t care how much it costs.

  • johentie

    Only black??? wtf!!!!??? I waited 2 months to get one colour option out of a potential 5???? Come on

    • johentie

      So upset!! At least give us the whiteeee

    • KiwiBri

      these companies dont understand the value of MARKETING

  • Jonathan Leduc

    HAHAHAHA! I drove to the US and got it on AT&T for 600$ US thinking I may pay a bit more but at least I got it earlier.. turns out.. I got it earlier and paid LESS. HAHAHA!

    • KiwiBri

      BUT do you have the same Radio frequencies that are used in CANADA?
      hahahahaha!

    • vn33

      AT&T has 3G on 850/1900, and LTE on AWS Band 4.
      This is same as Telus (and Bell) … and I’m sure Rogers would have similar frequencies also, although Rogers has some other bands which Telus/Bell do not have.

    • KiwiBri

      What about the 700 frequency?

    • Jonathan Leduc

      Of course I do. I wouldn’t buy it if not… Not sure what you’re laughing at but you’re the one waiting while I’m typing on the G3

    • KiwiBri

      I was under the impression the US frequncies were quite different from here.. BTW – how do you get the AT&T version unlocked? From an online service?

    • Jonathan Leduc

      I bought a 6$ code, put the wrong sim in and entered the code. I can give you the site if you want. Just don’t want to sound like an ad.

    • johentie

      Smart man… and u got a choice of colour

    • Jonathan Leduc

      They only had black or white. I took black anyways.

    • johentie

      but u had a choice hehe there is a difference when u choose a colour rather then forced to buy one colour

    • Jonathan Leduc

      That, you are absolutely right.

    • Tek

      Nice move JL – I’ve done the same before when I got my Nexus 4. Was in NYC at the time of the debacle of a release that Google had, so I just ran down the street to T-Mobile and got one there simple!! The US is always a nice back up option to have right? LOL

    • Jonathan Leduc

      Yep. It’s the first time I do this and I’m pretty sure it’s not the last!

  • Arthur

    Seriously want this phone.. @mobilesyrup, please give away one of these :P need to replace my “end of life” (awhile ago) Galaxy Nexus :(…

  • L Joel

    So excited.. Although I had really hoped for the white model….. I hate to have to wait for color choice. What’s the risk of selling both of the most popular colors at launch?

    • johentie

      agreed… give us some choice at launch!!

  • Robert

    How can one phone cost $300 new and this $700.00, no way is the difference in specs worth $400.00

  • Robert

    How can one phone cost $300 new and this $700.00, no way is the difference in specs worth $400.00

  • MikeOxlong

    If my nexus 5 wasn’t so damn awesome (especially with the l preview) I’d be all over this. Will wait for and continue to use nexus devices though on the android front, as they’re IMO the only way to roll. Nothing beats how silky smooth they operate.

  • Gee whiz

    hahahah i wouldn’t even pay half that for this phone. People who will buy this outright surely have too much money on their hands and should send some over to me.

  • Tyrone_83

    Funny how I’m going to meet up with somebody in the US this weekend outright for less that. Heck I would even walk into a T-Mobile store and buy it outright and after tax I bet it would still be under 700.

  • Some Guy That Works At Rogers

    You guys are gonna be very surprised at the pricing on a 24 Month agreement.

    Most consumers doesn’t really care about the outright pricing as they are just doing Hardware Upgrades, and those that really wants a new phone every year now has Rogers Next to basically get a new phone every year for $360.

  • Darknut

    Damn. I want the G3, but I might just go grab a T-mobile G3 unlocked instead of buying one in Canada.

    • Darknut

      The T-Mobile version supports Wind AWS (1700), as well as LTE on bands 2, 4, 7 and 17. The Canadian carriers use band 4 for the most part (1700) as well as band 7 (2600), have started deploying band 17 (700) and may also use band 2 (1900), so really the T-Mobile Version covers all the bases, and has comprehensive network compatibility across the major Canadian network providers. Can’t go wrong.

  • NForth

    This would be my next phone if the white version was coming to Canada. Why no silk white at Canadian launch LG?

  • nthrsn

    Really hope Wind launches this phone as well

  • Sandrico Provo

    What is the July 25th date?

  • Some Guy That Works At Rogers

    By the way, Rogers pricing is not $700, it will be $600, and on 2 year pricing is going to be $150. Unless it gets changed in the next few days, that’s the pricing on launch.

  • fz

    coming to wind?

  • 211Nickey

    Only 99.95 plus contract on Bell.