T-Mobile LG G3 set for July 16 release, Galaxy Tab 4 and Xperia T2 Ultra one week later

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While we’ve known for a while that T-Mobile and the other major U.S. carriers will be stocking the upcoming LG G3, we didn’t have any specific release date for anyone but Verizon. Our inside sources tell us we can expect the impressive LG flagship to land on T-Mo’s store shelves on July 16th. Which – if correct – would put it a day earlier than VZW’s launch date.

The LG G3′s spec list is impressive, and from having used it for the past week or so, let me tell you: The phone is impressive. It feels comfortable in hand, the display is amazing, battery life is great and the camera is capable of stunning results. There are very few compromises. You can check out my PhoneDog unboxing above.

Our source also tells us that we can expect two other devices to be added to T-Mo’s inventory pretty soon as well. Sony’s Xperia T2 Ultra, the LTE-equipped device with a 6-inch 720p display and Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processing should be available from July 23rd. It’s essentially a well-specced mid-range phablet. I’ve tested a few devices using the 400 series, Cortex A7 chip in recent days, and performance is admirable. I’d expect the same from the T2.

On the same day, we’re also expecting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. T-Mobile announced that it would be selling the device towards the back end of April, stating it would be available this summer.

“Samsung’s latest sleek and stylish 8-inch tablet is an affordable option for anyone who enjoys movies, music and TV shows, as well as taking and sharing photos. And, when paired with a T-Mobile Simple Choice Plan, customers can get nearly 1.2 GB of FREE data through the end of the year – with access to T-Mobile LTE on America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network. All with no annual service contract, no overages, no hidden device costs, no upgrade wait, and no crazy international data roaming charges for travel in 100+ countries.”

We don’t have long to find out if our information is correct. And we’ll update you if we hear anything extra or get hold of any pics of store inventory showing up. Of course, let us know if you’re planning on picking up any of these devices.

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  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Although I absolutely admire
    this phone, nothing is going to take the m8 out of my hands as my daily
    driver until it’s successor comes out next year.

  • Gregory L. Taylor

    YES!! This just made my day!

  • Aaron

    This seems unlikely the winners for the beta phones haven’t even been announced yet. What’s the point of giving out beta devices just to release the final device a week later.

    • monkeybutts

      Winners were emailed for every weekly contest so far. A few people should have their beta devices already.

  • yankeesusa

    So what is the full price of this phone on t-mobile?

    • lemonkissu

      $650 or so

  • Verizonthunder

    I love LG but I will wait for smartphones to support the new 700mhz. As for Sony I would not touch it with a 10 foot pole as T-Mobile tainted Sony so badly with lack of software up date’s to kit Kat for Sony Xperia z and Sony Xperia z1s and it’s a shame.

    • Matt Pankey

      I couldn’t agree with you more.

    • Matt Pankey

      I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Qbancelli

    No. Waiting on the Nexus 6.

    • archerian

      That should be a long wait. No more Nexus phones.

  • Panda

    Looks like the 7/16 date is true. A T-Mobile rep at the North Attleboro, MA store (Emerald Square Mall) store told me this date this morning, before I even saw this article.

    • Panda

      Didn’t mean to say “store” twice. My bad.

  • Stefan Naumowicz

    Wow and just earlier today I replaced my g2 with an s5

    • Francisco llanos

      Well that sucks.

      • Stefan Naumowicz

        Eh I’m cool with it, everything else I have is samsung (smart tv, tablet, chromebook) so having my phone from the same manufacturer has a lot of benefits. Although, I must admit that I miss my G2′s screen

        • Francisco llanos

          Yea i guess you got a plus out of it but i just dont like sammy phones anymore. I currently have the g2 right now and im not going back to samsung phones. I had the Note 2 and Galaxy S2 which were awesome but this G2 is something else!

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          Yup, I loved mine only problem was the no SD card slot. Didn’t realize how important that was to me until I had a phone without one!!

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          Yup, I loved mine only problem was the no SD card slot. Didn’t realize how important that was to me until I had a phone without one!!

        • Francisco llanos

          Yea i guess you got a plus out of it but i just dont like sammy phones anymore. I currently have the g2 right now and im not going back to samsung phones. I had the Note 2 and Galaxy S2 which were awesome but this G2 is something else!

    • yaby1979

      Good move. LG sucks. All the way back to 2010 and the junk G2x.

      • Stefan Naumowicz

        I know nothing about the g2x, but the g2 is a damn good phone. Samsung wins because of the software and larger ecosystem, but just comparing the phones side by side I’ve noticed more things are better on the g2 (camera quality, screen quality, much thinner bezle) than on the s5 (removeable battery, SD card, both of which will be negated by the g3) if lg starts pumping out accessories and additional products (tablets, smart home devices, etc.) and develops the type of ecosystem samsung has they could be a serious threat

        • yaby1979

          The g2 is a quirky piece of crap. LG makes nothing but crap. A serious threat to Samsung???? That’s like saying Windows 8 mobile could become a serious threat to Android. Or iOS. You’re really sounding…, stupid.

        • bounceupinher

          my nexus 4 was pretty shitty in that when i cracked the screen, the touch screen stopped recognizing when i was trying to use it..the nexus 5 though, i dropped and it shattered, still works fine tho. dont see anything wrong with this phone. bezel is razor thin, no branding on front, makes it 1 sexy phone.

        • bounceupinher

          my nexus 4 was pretty shitty in that when i cracked the screen, the touch screen stopped recognizing when i was trying to use it..the nexus 5 though, i dropped and it shattered, still works fine tho. dont see anything wrong with this phone. bezel is razor thin, no branding on front, makes it 1 sexy phone.

        • Chris Fisher

          I’ve had Android phones since the G1 when T-Mobile first released it. The LG G-Flex has been my favorite phone ever. I’ve used HTC, Samsung, and a few others as well. I always give stock a chance and then root/ROM if necessary. Usually it is necessary even up to the Galaxy S4 due to Touchwiz being junk. The G2x was a bad, bad, bad phone and I was scared to get an LG phone again but since I had JUMP I thought I’d go for it. I’m so glad I did and I’ll stick with LG for a while now.

        • Chris Fisher

          I’ve had Android phones since the G1 when T-Mobile first released it. The LG G-Flex has been my favorite phone ever. I’ve used HTC, Samsung, and a few others as well. I always give stock a chance and then root/ROM if necessary. Usually it is necessary even up to the Galaxy S4 due to Touchwiz being junk. The G2x was a bad, bad, bad phone and I was scared to get an LG phone again but since I had JUMP I thought I’d go for it. I’m so glad I did and I’ll stick with LG for a while now.

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          Is it really “stupid” to suggest that if a company who most people believe make a better phone were to start making companion devices of the same high quality that they would be able to take significant market share from the leader in this market? I say its “stupid” to disagree with something so blatantly simple

        • yaby1979

          The g2 is a quirky piece of crap. LG makes nothing but crap. A serious threat to Samsung???? That’s like saying Windows 8 mobile could become a serious threat to Android. Or iOS. You’re really sounding…, stupid.

      • Stefan Naumowicz

        I know nothing about the g2x, but the g2 is a damn good phone. Samsung wins because of the software and larger ecosystem, but just comparing the phones side by side I’ve noticed more things are better on the g2 (camera quality, screen quality, much thinner bezle) than on the s5 (removeable battery, SD card, both of which will be negated by the g3) if lg starts pumping out accessories and additional products (tablets, smart home devices, etc.) and develops the type of ecosystem samsung has they could be a serious threat

  • 3560freak

    Damn you T-Mobile! Why must you continue to put out these monster phones? Give me a high end 4″ or 4.3″ like the Xperia Z2 compact (or at least the Z1 compact)

    • Willie D

      Its not TMobile, it’s what the public wants.

      • Rdaex

        No, its a self fulfilling prophecy. The smaller screened phones are generally pieces of crap (outside the MotoX). Company releases crappy 4″ screen phone, no one buys it, company figures theres no demand. There is, just not for the junk they currently produce. Sony did it right with the Z1 compact, but they decided not to release it anywhere. Makes no sense.

      • kalel33

        Then they should stop selling Iphones if the public doesn’t want 4″ phones.

      • kalel33

        Then they should stop selling Iphones if the public doesn’t want 4″ phones.

    • smallscreensmallpeni

      lol @ 4″ screen.

    • Josh

      4″? Hey, 2010 called. They want their phones back.

      • 3560freak

        Funny that you say that, b/c my favorite phone sizes have been my original Galaxy S and the HTC MyTouch 4G (both came out around 2010)

        • Josh

          Hence why I said 2010. :P

        • Josh

          Hence why I said 2010. :P

        • John Masters

          The HTC HD2 was the perfect size phone. Give me that device case, with a snapdragon Quad 4 processor, and I’d be a happy camper.

      • 3560freak

        Funny that you say that, b/c my favorite phone sizes have been my original Galaxy S and the HTC MyTouch 4G (both came out around 2010)

      • kalel33

        So I guess the Iphone is 2010 tech.

        • ChitChatCat

          Tech? No. Screen size? Yes.

        • hieuman

          The iPhone doesn’t lag necessarily when it comes to the essential specs, but it does lack NFC and big to me, wireless Qi charging.

        • hieuman

          The iPhone doesn’t lag necessarily when it comes to the essential specs, but it does lack NFC and big to me, wireless Qi charging.

        • Rod

          Considering the fact that iPhones still don’t have features that android and even Windows phone have had since 2010, I would say they are 2010 tech. No “widgets”,WiFi calling, or customizable keyboards until iOS 8. #2010

        • Nurdface Gamerhandz

          I’ve not needed any of those things. A lot of the “necessity” for customizing Android came in 2.x when Google couldn’t make decent phone software to save their lives. Apple hasn’t really had that issue.

        • Josh

          Yep. Iphones are notoriously behind when it comes to tech.

        • Josh

          Yep. Iphones are notoriously behind when it comes to tech.

      • kalel33

        So I guess the Iphone is 2010 tech.

    • Josh

      4″? Hey, 2010 called. They want their phones back.

    • JMF_mobile

      I think 4.7″ is the ideal size having just got a device that size after having a 4.3″. Footprint is same and only slightly larger than a 4″ iPhone.

    • JMF_mobile

      I think 4.7″ is the ideal size having just got a device that size after having a 4.3″. Footprint is same and only slightly larger than a 4″ iPhone.

  • Jermaine Coakley Sr.

    I will be using my first JUMP on the LG G3 in July!

    • jbworldwide1

      This.

  • Francisco llanos

    Finally some good news. I will be first in line!

    • yaby1979

      Are you joking??!! There won’t be any line for an lg phone.

      • Ryan Chapman

        Well, He will be there, and I will be there, so technically that’s probably a line.

      • Ryan Chapman

        Well, He will be there, and I will be there, so technically that’s probably a line.

    • yaby1979

      Are you joking??!! There won’t be any line for an lg phone.

  • system

    Does this have the notification led like the G2 does?

    • Matt Pankey

      On the screen side, yes, but not around the power button.

    • Matt Pankey

      On the screen side, yes, but not around the power button.

  • system

    Does this have the notification led like the G2 does?

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    The Nokia Lumia 635 has been listed as coming soon forever, and is no longer available in the Microsoft store either. What’s the word on that device?

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    It would be nice to see Xperia T as a Google play store phone so the updates are timely. G3 looks very tempting but I want to hold off until Nexus 6 or Android One phone from the sub continent. Man so many choices coming up.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    It would be nice to see Xperia T as a Google play store phone so the updates are timely. G3 looks very tempting but I want to hold off until Nexus 6 or Android One phone from the sub continent. Man so many choices coming up.

  • jetscreamer01

    I have not owned a tmo phone in years, so how bad is the bloatware compare to verizon and at&t? I have been using a nexus 4 as my daily driver for a year and a half, so I don’t want to deal with bloatware. Unless there is a nexus 6 on the horizon, I may just buy the G3 and root it in the future.

    • mingkee

      The bloat is pretty minimal and Wi-Fi Calling is an essential feature.

    • mingkee

      The bloat is pretty minimal and Wi-Fi Calling is an essential feature.

    • Kidney_Thief

      LG’s skin is even worse than TouchWiz, which I didn’t think was possible. Google is committed to the Nexus program, so you can bet there will be a new Nexus phone in late October / early November.

      • Nurdface Gamerhandz

        I don’t know what LG phone youve used but the bloat on LG’s skin is much more muted than Samesung.

    • Kidney_Thief

      LG’s skin is even worse than TouchWiz, which I didn’t think was possible. Google is committed to the Nexus program, so you can bet there will be a new Nexus phone in late October / early November.

  • jetscreamer01

    I have not owned a tmo phone in years, so how bad is the bloatware compare to verizon and at&t? I have been using a nexus 4 as my daily driver for a year and a half, so I don’t want to deal with bloatware. Unless there is a nexus 6 on the horizon, I may just buy the G3 and root it in the future.

  • How

    Just 2 question:1. 700mhz A-Block supports? 2.price?

    • jetscreamer01

      I wil assume tmo will do a OTA update of their new band when 700mhz is ready and the price is probably $600 at full retail and $200 with a contract.

      • ChitChatCat

        It’s T-Mobile. There is no on-contract pricing.

      • TechHog

        What Chitchat said. The only choices are full up-front or an installment plan.

      • TechHog

        What Chitchat said. The only choices are full up-front or an installment plan.

    • jetscreamer01

      I wil assume tmo will do a OTA update of their new band when 700mhz is ready and the price is probably $600 at full retail and $200 with a contract.

    • Alex Zapata

      Excellent question, I’ve actually been wondering about when we’ll start seeing devices with band 12 support.

    • Alex Zapata

      Excellent question, I’ve actually been wondering about when we’ll start seeing devices with band 12 support.

  • Bryck

    MicroSD card slot??

    • Matt Pankey

      Yes.

    • Matt Pankey

      Yes.

  • Bryck

    MicroSD card slot??

  • JMF_mobile

    Ugh. Yet another phablet. How many guys really want a phone that large in their pocket?

    • Matt Pankey

      I don’t mind it. Of course I don’t wear skinny jeans.

    • Matt Pankey

      I don’t mind it. Of course I don’t wear skinny jeans.

    • Chris Fisher

      To each their own. I am going down a bit in size from the LG G-Flex to this. The G-Flex fits in my work and weekend pockets and I *loved* the size of it.

    • Chris Fisher

      To each their own. I am going down a bit in size from the LG G-Flex to this. The G-Flex fits in my work and weekend pockets and I *loved* the size of it.

    • Ryan Chapman

      I Do.

  • JMF_mobile

    Ugh. Yet another phablet. How many guys really want a phone that large in their pocket?

  • Thor

    I know this is a little off topic but, Sprint is deploying 8t8r on their antennas and Tmobile is deploying 4 by 2 mimo. What would 8t8r do for Tmobiles AWS? Is it even possible to do. Am I saying it incorrectly?

  • Thor

    I know this is a little off topic but, Sprint is deploying 8t8r on their antennas and Tmobile is deploying 4 by 2 mimo. What would 8t8r do for Tmobiles AWS? Is it even possible to do. Am I saying it incorrectly?

  • gnd

    aa

  • BeanSparrow

    wouldn’t the QHD screen use a lot of the battery because that’s my main concern.

  • BeanSparrow

    wouldn’t the QHD screen use a lot of the battery because that’s my main concern.

    • Ryan Chapman

      Jump on Youtube and watch some video reviews, they explain how they keep it from eating your battery

    • Ryan Chapman

      Jump on Youtube and watch some video reviews, they explain how they keep it from eating your battery

  • Jamie

    Can’t wait to pre order!

    • Mike Starling

      Pre-Orders are up :D

      • maciejkoziol

        598 retail price
        not bad

      • Jamie

        YES!!

  • Cool Hand Dude

    Man walks up to girl with a phablet in his pocket, girl says “Is that a phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me”… ^_^

  • GreatNews

    Preorders for the LG G3 are now up

  • GreatNews

    T-Mobile changed? 2GB RAM?

  • GreatNews

    Says on the site, Pre-Ordersvl ends July 15th which makes the July 16th shipped date confirmed!

  • jbrizzy

    I wonder what colors Tmobile is getting

    • Jamie

      White and black are on the pre order page.

      • jbrizzy

        I just saw. I was really hoping for T-Mobile to get the purple or pink one. Guess I’ll be holding on to my G2 for a little longer