T-Mobile LG G3 now available for pre-order, on sale from July 16

LG G3

Just a couple of days after we got wind of its release date, T-Mobile has confirmed that the LG G3 will be available to buy from its stores, and online from July 16. To be sure of being one of the first to get hold of one, you can pre-order one from today. Full retail price mentioned is $598.80 on the pre-order page. Working that out in terms of a $0 down/24 monthly payments EIP, that’s $24.95 for 24 months.

Running up to this date, T-Mobile has been running an Open Beta Sweepstakes, offering the chance for people to get hold of the G3 before they hit store shelves. Over 74,000 customers entered, 28 of whom received the LG device before it was available to anyone else.

The G3 adds to an already varied range of LG devices available from T-Mobile. A lineup which includes the G-Flex, G2, Optimus L90 and F3Q. It’s equipped with an awesome 5.5-inch Quad-HD display, fantastic camera and great battery life. Having used one for the past couple of weeks, I can say it’s one of my favorite phones so far this year. It’s brilliant and you could do a lot worse than grabbing one. Having such a large, sharp display in a comparatively small chassis is amazing.

Will you be picking one up? If you’re planning to, be sure to head on over to the LG G3 pre-order page on T-Mobile’s online store.

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  • GreatNews

    What’s up with the (typo?) 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM?

  • Chris

    Waiting for the Note 4 or G Flex 2 Babyyyyyyy

  • Alex Zapata

    With a decent ROM this would be a killer phone.

    • seattle tech

      the g3 factory rom debloated is better than any custom rom out even better than stock android

  • JTrip

    I hope this becomes a Nexus phone.

  • Jermaine Coakley Sr.

    Shouldn’t it be 3 GB of RAM?

    • TYLERDERK

      YES , It is 3gb of ram with the T-MOBILE Version!

      • http://weevil.myopenid.com Weevil

        So the T-Mobile site is wrong?

        • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

          Yes, it’s 3GB for sure. They just need to correct it, just like how they label their LTE on that product page as “up to 42Mbps theoretical”.

    • mark

      16 gb version has 2 gb of ram, 32 gb version has 3 gb of ram

    • Cam Bunton

      Yeah, Des Smith on Twitter said T-Mobile will be stocking the 32GB/3GB model.

      • Jermaine Coakley Sr.

        Thanks @cam_bunton:disqus

  • sushimane

    gezz that’s pretty cheap to have high end spec the note 2 retailed for 600 sumthing.

  • donnybee

    This phone looks fantastic! I want to try one and see how I like it! I’ve never been a fan of these huge screens, but LG does a much better job than just about anyone else at reducing the bezel size!!

    • Cam Bunton

      Telling you, it is fantastic. I think I’m gonna publish a review here on TmoNews since Marco already covered it for PhoneDog.

      • donnybee

        Please do! I’m an iPhone guy, as are you, so it would be great to get the skinny on what a fellow iFan thinks haha

        And if it’s at all possible, you should throw in a video review! You do a better job than most of the PhoneDog crew IMO ever since Aaron left

  • qpinto

    Looking forward to this phone. I really hope that 2gb ram is a typo. I want to see it in person before I make any decisions. Most likely I’ll get it in black though.

    • MC

      Best screen available. The images are very crisp and clear

    • donnybee

      Yeah, I’m not diggin’ the white on black look. Kinda looks lame to me. Black would be the way to go!

    • bgmikejr

      G3 comes with 3gb it’s a typo.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Full price only? No payment plans?

    • donnybee

      I’m not sure what the pre-order will allow, but I know T-Mo will allow you to use EIP for the regular purchase of this phone

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        Yeah the pre order said full price. I am just glad they are offering all 3 colors.

        • Jess

          What 3 colors are they offering? I only saw black and white.

        • JaswinderSinghJammu

          When I clicked on one of the links it said grey.

        • Jess

          Oh okay thanks

        • JaswinderSinghJammu

          I am trying to click thru links and see If I could find it again

        • Cam Bunton

          The “Metallic Black” is gray. I don’t think there’s another gray option. I think they have white, gold, black (gray).

        • Brad

          When going through the preorder process, I was able to select between metallic black and silk white on step one, then for some reason in step two it listed my color as “titan grey”. Weird…

        • JaswinderSinghJammu

          I knew I wasn’t going crazy. I saw grey somewhere but as Cam pointed out it is the same as black. I would get the white anyways. Smile

  • Jess

    Only two colors though?

    • Cam Bunton

      Yeah, white and black.

  • Merky

    Is the preorder only available for new customers. Having trouble ordering. I’m an existing

    • http://weevil.myopenid.com Weevil

      Go to upgrade your phone. Tick off the LG box and it will appear. I was able to pre-order as an existing customer.

  • SunDevil

    Just checked my JUMP plan and LG G3 not available as a JUMP phone. Perhaps pre-order not available to JUMP customers?

    • Jess

      I was trying to pay full price, but it seems it is only letting new customers. When I log in there is no option for pre order for me

      • Josh Nichols

        Try again, I was just able to log into my account and preorder it, but only for full retail price :/

    • Napster87

      go into the store. they can do it. how it works though is your trade-in is done as a deferred trade-in. Once you get the g3 you’ll mail your current phone in.

      • Jamie

        I called my local tmobile store. They can’t pre order it.

        • Napster87

          Hmmm..I’ll check in a bit.

    • KeepItReal

      I was able go through the process and chose the G3 as an option with JUMP, but when it gets to checkout, i get

      We are sorry, our systems are currently not available. Please wait a few minutes and try again.

  • Matt Pankey

    I don’t know if any of you guys will know but I’ll ask anyway. When will Costco get the G3.

    • Cam Bunton

      No idea, sorry. I generally only get info about T-Mobile’s own plans. Third parties not so much. Wish I could help more.

      • bisayan

        Cam how come us current tmo customers is not eligble to preorder via installment plan? Can u pls help us with this matter? Thanks!

        • Mathew Colburn

          I just looked this morning and it’s now available online on the installment plan. No idea why it wasn’t available yesterday. Log in and check now, it should be available for you to pre-order via installment plan.

      • Matt Pankey

        No worries, Cam. I’m going to stop by Costco in a few minutes and ask.

        • Matt Pankey

          Wireless rep said on the 18 of July for Costco.

        • Merky

          Is it cheaper at Costco? Never shopped there in my life

        • Matt Pankey

          It’s no cheaper than a T-Mobile Corp store but you get an accessory kit and a $25.00 Costco Cash card. Sometimes it’s $50.00.

        • upatnite2

          Hopefully, they’ll have a live phone at Costco, so we can check the brightness ourselves. Either there, BestBuy, or a T-Mo store.

    • Sharklover

      Costco got s5 same day so hopefully they get G3 same day too. Good thing I got it there as I ended up returning it.

  • Guest

    Just went into a t-mobile store as well to pre-order on jump, they were clueless and after 1 hour told me its not available for jump customers to pre-order. Unbelievable

    • Guest

      Yes u can. Go to my account on tmobile site login

      • People are dumb

        Soooo a T-Mobile store and the T-Mobile site are the same thing? Reading ownsy ou

    • Jamie

      There correct. It’s full price right now. July 10th, u can pre order at store.

    • Jays

      You can’t pre order in stores.

  • mreveryphone

    Will get this then sell it and use that money for the note 4. I’ve had my own jump program for years now. Maybe I’ll use T-Mobile’s one day…

    • tekmonkey

      How will you make money on retail $600 phone?

      • mreveryphone

        I’m not trying to make money…

        • tekmonkey

          Why buy and resell it for cost?

        • mreveryphone

          I’m buying and reselling because I’m a early adopter

        • Gil

          Man I have been doing the same thing for years now I thought I was the only one…

        • mreveryphone

          Nope I’m right there with you man! I started way back when jailbreaking/unlocking the first iPhone got underway. I still have my first iPhone even though I dislike them now, I’ll never get rid of it. I think I’ve had just about every phone since…

  • morbid

    I wish there was a version of this model that came with a hardware keyboard. I’ll probably still get it though.

  • LOLFanboysaredumb

    As one of the lucky few people having had the device in my hands for about an hour, I must say I was impressed. The 2K screen wow-ed me. LG has stepped their game up for sure this time. I can see what all the fuss is about now. If you’re considering ordering this device go for it. Not an LG fan, but credit is given where credit is deserved. GOOD JOB LG.

    • Merky

      How’s the camera? On previous LG phones it had what people called a cartoon look. Not very crisp.

      • LOLFanboysaredumb

        You simply wouldn’t believe me if I told you. I still can’t get over the details you can see in such a tiny screen now. It literally blew my mind. I kept saying, “This is an LG?”

  • Jamie

    TMobile updated the memory specs from 2GB to 3GB this morning!

  • HothTron

    Note 4 only for me.

  • Rose Yvette Mosher

    ..Did anyone else notice that instead of a ‘front camera’ on the pre order page under specs, it says ‘selfie’?

  • Rose Yvette Mosher

    Did anybody else notice it says ‘selfie’ instead of front-facing camera under the specifications?

  • Paul

    Heads up guys, was finally able to pre-order just now on Jump Program without getting a systems unavailable error message :) !

  • tonkotsu

    i heard battery life took a nose dive compared to the g2

    sad

  • Bryck

    I used my jump and pre-orderd one. Is T-Mobile carrying both the 2gb and 3 GB of ram? Because when it didn’t give be any options besides the 2 colors .