Reminder: LG G4 now available to buy from T-Mobile

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During the last week of May, T-Mobile opened up its pre-sales for the LG G4. Today, the device officially became available online and in store. In launching the device today, T-Mo is the first carrier in the U.S. to start selling the latest LG-made flagship. It also happens to be the only carrier to stock the brown leather model.

Its full retail price is $599.76 and it’s available on EIP for $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $24.99. Customers buying the device through T-Mobile also get the chance to claim a free 128GB MicroSD card.

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I’ve been fortunate enough to get my hands on the device early and have already given you my full thoughts on it. That said, I still think it’s worth reiterating that this could quite possibly be one of the top 5 Android phones of this year. Maybe even the best all-round.

If you want to order it online, head on over to the product page. Otherwise, pop in to your local T-Mobile brick-and-mortar store. And – as always – let us know what you think of it.

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  • Matt Ferguson

    I’ve been using mine since last Thursday and absolutely love how smooth it is. I’ve not been getting the battery life I have read others getting but it has always lasted through my work day without issue.

    • Mike

      Turn off gmail synce and get greenify and that should help with battery life

      • jralphroman

        you mean you have to cripple your phone to get good battery life?

    • D. Duran

      I know right. Not used to the battery life coming from using a Zero Lemon 9000mAh case… Just waiting for them to make a case for the G4.

  • JBLmobileG1

    Should be getting mine in the mail tomorrow. I used my jump! and will be moving along from my Note 3. Sorry Samsung, but I just can’t stand your software issues any longer, and when a new phone of yours come out you always seem to uplate the older modes to break them. Maybe, just maybe I may be back to the Note 5… but only if ut has a removable battery and microsd card… and you fix the software issues that you’ve been having. Watching and reading all the reviews, on the LG G4, I already Love this phone. Can’t wait to get it in the mail…. and I already ordered an LG G4 case through UAG, which makes the best cases, it too should be here tomorrow. It’s like Christmas in June for me. Hahaha. ;)

    • jralphroman

      Really? for a second there I thought you were talking about LG because they’re no difference

    • antuan linares

      whoaa I get mine tomorrow too, but what’s UAG? can you give me some sort of link so I can check it out and get a case too pls?

      • JBLmobileG1

        Urbanarmorgear.com I just recieved my phone and UAG case in the mail today and they both are Amazing! If you want an Awesome case for the LG G4 that protects but doesn’t add a lot of bulk, the UAG case is definitely a winner.

      • JBLmobileG

        I posted a link but for some reason they wouldn’t let me post it. Just look up Urban Armor Gear and you’ll find them. They make Awesome cases. I just recieved my case yesterday for my LG G4 and Love it. It doesn’t add bulk to the phone at all and protects it very well.

        • thepanttherlady

          Sorry! Didn’t realize there was anything in the queue. Just approved it.

  • mingkee

    $600 off contract isn’t bad at all, but I’d wait a little until B12 is active in NYC because G4 isn’t that much upgrade from G3 besides B12.

    • hecansing@yahoo.com

      yea that’s not true..hexacore processor and 8 mp front facing camera for starters…also the screen has better color contrast and is 20% brighter

  • Benjamin Biddle

    I got mine last week and I am in love!

  • Fuego

    The G4 is so smooth and zippy! If you favor performance you’ll love this device!!

  • Sharklover

    Had it since Friday. It’s great but don’t think of using it without a skin. I did for 2 days and it was scary. It’s very narrow on the sides.

  • pseudoswede

    Has anyone seen any qi accessories for this phone yet? Waiting to see what’s available before potentially buying this phone. Then again, Nexus 6 for $550 is extremely tempting, too.

    • Duffman

      I know if you get LG’s circle case, it has qi built in.

      • Mike Thaler

        Don’t you have t get a whole special case to use cordless charging? I thought with some phones cordless charging just involved using a phone with a back you could just lay down on a charging pad.
        The last cordless charging phones I had was various BBerries til I gave up the last Berry for wife’s S4 when she got an S5.
        I sent a question to LG this AM asking if they had cordless charging for this phone. The reply (in a couple hours) just referred to the cumbersome “circle case”>

        • pseudoswede

          Exactly. I don’t want a flip-cover case just to have qi. Hopefully someone releases a thin receiver soon, or LG releases leather backs with qi built in (without it adding additional thickness).

  • icwhatudidthere

    Just a heads up for anyone on the $30 repaid plan. T-Mobile’s real full price is 629 but if you pay for 40 prepaid service they’ll give it you for the 599 price.

  • Nearmsp

    @ Cam Bunton – Please cover the story in CNBC on the merger of T-mobile and Dish network.

  • I picked up a G4 for my wife yesterday in a T-Mobile store, was a miserable experience to the point where at one point I told them they had two options, to sell me the phone or to call the police to have me removed from the store.

    • douglas futrell

      did they flat out refuse to sell it to you?

      • It was ridiculous, I went in, waited in line, told them what I wanted, you could tell they didn’t really want to sell the phone outright but didn’t really complain.

        Rang me up and I tried to pay with my phone using Google Wallet, they tell me I can’t pay with a credit card using Google Wallet because their procedures say they have to hold the card to verify for all CC transactions. I explained to them that I didn’t want to swipe my magnetic stripe card because it’s so insecure. I tried paying with a EMV (chip) credit card but they haven’t turned on their EMV readers yet. They told me I could pay with a debit card with Google Wallet so I went away (still inside the store) to add a debit card to my Google Wallet.

        Come back with my virtual debit card ready and the lady who was “helping” me has just clocked out and someone else will be able to help me. Too bad she’s helping someone else already so I have to wait some more. When I finally get to talk to her she tells me I can’t pay with Google Wallet at all if I’m buying the phone outright. At least this one understood that it was a stupid and insecure policy but she wasn’t able to budge on it. I decide to go get cash and come back, walk out of the store and immediately walk back in to verify that I can buy the phone if I pay with cash and I won’t have to swipe my credit card and she says yes.

        I walk across the parking lot to an ATM to get $600 in cash then come back ~10 minutes later and the lady who was (trying to) help me isn’t there, I wait for a while and she comes out with a “manager” (not wearing any kind of T-Mobile clothing or name badge) and he tells me that I can’t buy the phone outright at all because they don’t have enough of them and they need them for new activations & upgrades and this was some T-Mobile policy.

        I demanded to see this policy and he said he couldn’t show it to me because it was T-Mobile internal only. I told him point blank I thought he was lying about not having enough phones and there being a T-Mobile policy and I though he was denying me the sale because he wanted to boost his activation quotas. At this point I’m not exactly yelling but I’m using my outside voice, I’m quite angry and it’s taking a fair amount of effort to refrain from using expletives.

        Even after I pointed out that the employee promised me explicitly that I would be able to buy a phone with cash, which she admitted to, he refused to sell me the phone. After a couple minutes of pointless back and forth I suggested he call the police to have me removed because the only way I was leaving the store was either with a phone or if the police told me to (in reality if he told me that I was trespassing and to leave I would have because I wasn’t about to risk actually getting arrested). After another minute or so off pointless back and forth I walked away and sat down on one of their waiting stools in the middle of the store.

        He went to the back for a couple minutes then came back and told he he called his manager and got approval to sell me the phone. I paid my cash and left with my phone in hand.

        • williejackbrainer

          Wow, I’ve never had the problem in when visiting a T-Mobile store. Next time I would just purchase it online. Just reading your post got me cranked. Does your wife like the phone?

        • I tried that but couldn’t figure out how to buy a phone without service online.

          She actually doesn’t have the phone in her hands yet, we needed to activate the phone on Harbor Mobile, I got that done last night but we need to port her number from Verizon tonight.

          It seems like a good phone but I’m disappointed in the level of bloatware on the phone, most of it can’t even be disabled.

        • williejackbrainer

          I had the LG G2 last year and I loved that phone. I ended up
          selling it and getting the Nexus 6 and loving it. I will never get another
          phone with bloatware that cannot be removed. Hope she enjoys it :-)

  • I love mine. Anyone know how many preoders there were compared to the S6 with TMO? I wonder if it was more.

    • Jess

      I am going to go after work and get one. Curious how your signal has been with the device though?

  • TheMonad

    Just a heads up… Although the phone comes with Lollipop 5.1, it looks like T-Mobile has turned off the Guest profile as well as the capability to add more User Profiles. I wonder why? Is there a way to turn this on?

    • JBLmobileG1

      Maybe you can root? Although it’s not really even necessary with this phone and all it’s features that it does have. Personally, I don’t see the reasoning behind multiple accounts anyways, unless you’re letting your kids play with your phone and don’t want them messing up your settings. That, or you live in a 3rd world country where, living in a home is a rarity to own more than one phone in the household.

  • Bulletproof2006

    Just got my LG G4 and it sure feels great in the hand. I am coming from an S3, and it sure feels like there it was time for an upgrade…kind of.

    Does anyone else’s phone headset speaker kind of crackle during phone calls?

    I popped in my sim card from my S3, but the data speed isn’t that great. I installed Speedtest and I am averaging 1 Mb/s down and 10 MB/s up. Should I take the new sim card to T-Mobile and be using that one?

    Your input is greatly appreciated.

    • williejackbrainer

      Try getting a new sim card, that might help.

      • Bulletproof2006

        Will definitely just go ahead and ise the new sim card. Thanks.

    • JBLmobileG1

      Definitely update and use the Sim card that’s in the box. I do with just about every upgrade just because it’s newer and since your Google account stores you have nothing to lose. I just upgraded to the LG G4 from a Note 3 and upgraded the Sim.

      • Bulletproof2006

        Will do. The phone is fast, but surfing the web could be better. If works great when I’m on my home Wi-Fi.

        Thanks.

  • Jess

    Love this phone great signal and all. Only thing, no aceess to Seevice Mode lol.

    • Steven Santinelli

      I don’t know about the tmobile version but the international version I have, if you do a 277634#*# I get the service menu.

      • Jess

        Yeah I tried that too. For some reason T-mobile has decided to keep that area under tight security.

        • Steven Santinelli

          So weird, between that and the not allowing guests. Strange, tmobile, strange…

        • Jess

          I think they are catching on lol..

  • Richard Yang

    Tried to buy G4 handset only but not available. Is T-Mobile really Un-carrier? I don’t think so! T-Mobile should let the current customers to buy the handset SIM FREE for the full retail price as published.

  • dfree

    LG phone values go into toilet in than one year.

    My brother bought T-Mobile’s LG g flex in April of 2014 for ($450 with Blackberry trade in promotion they had).
    Just barely over a year, now it is worth $75 trade!
    In comparison an S5 would bring in $200 easy!

  • JBLmobileG1

    Just curious. I am loving the LG G4 but I’ve notice an issue that I don’t know if it’s normal or should be something to be worried about. I’ve noticed that if I turn my phone completely off and then back on, or reboot it, the front top screen gets really really warm. This has happened when I first downloaded all my apps as well when first setting up the device but I find it odd to get so warm just by rebooting it. Its warm… possibly even to a point that it could bother someone who has sensitive skin. I used jump through online so I’d hate to have to send it back unless this is an issue. Hopefully a software update could possibly fix it. Please leave some feedback and let me know what you think or if anyone else is experiencing this. Thanks in advance to any responses.

    • tomtommy

      Just exchange it with another one at TM store, if within it is within the exchange period (15/30 days).

      • JBLmobileG1

        Its been fine… except for those few times. I also used my jump over the internet so I am not sure if they will even let me switch it in store or if I would have to ship it back for an exchange. I am just curious if anyone else experienced this. I have also been reading about issues with the touch screens however mine seems fine it that area and I would be affraid to exchange it only to recieve a defective screen.