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Carphone Warehouse kicks off LG G3 pre-orders

Ahead of handset's 1 July release
Mon Jun 09 2014, 14:51

UK MOBILE RETAILER Carphone Warehouse has started taking pre-orders for the LG G3, ahead of its release on 1 July.

We already know that the LG G3 will fetch £499.99 SIM-free, making it cheaper than most of its rivals, and thanks to Carphone Warehouse we now know how it stacks up on contract pricing.

LG G3 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

The handset retailer is offering the LG G3 on contracts across all major networks, in addition to its own Talkmobile service. However, the cheapest tariff is at EE, which is offering a free LG G3 with unlimited minutes and texts

, 4GB of data and £100 automatic cash back for £37.99 per month.

If you're after a cheaper contract, O2 is offering it from £33 per month, although you'll have to cough up £49.99 to get your hands on the smartphone.

The LG G3 was unveiled at the end of May, and looks to outdo its competitors with its Quad HD 2560x1440 resolution display that features a pixel density of 548ppi, compared to the Galaxy S5's 432ppi and the Xperia Z2's 424ppi displays. It's also the first smartphone to feature a laser autofocus in its 13MP camera, which the firm claims means the snapper can focus on objects in less than three milliseconds.

Beyond that, the LG G3 touts a metal-effect casing, a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card and a 3,000mAh removable battery with wireless charging support.

The LG G3 also arrives running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, which LG has skinned with its redesigned custom user interface that looks oddly similar to Apple's iOS 7. µ


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