LG G3 Vigor coming to Sprint this Friday and AT&T later this year as a cheaper alternative to top-end LG G3
Remember a certain LG G3 Vigor that we mentioned last month? Believed to be US-bound version of the LG G3 S / Beat, the phone was supposed to be released by Sprint in August, according to a leaked document. It appears, however, that the predicted launch date was a bit off, because we’re now well into September and the G Vigor is still unavailable. Don’t lose hope, though. The phone is coming to Sprint this Friday and AT&T later this year as a cheaper alternative to top-end LG G3.
LG G3 Vigor for Sprint and AT&T
As expected, the LG G3 Vigor will be an affordable device. Come Friday, September 19th, Sprint will sell the handset for just $312 off-contract. If you prefer to pay the phone off in monthly installments, it will be also available for $13 monthly for 24 months. AT&T haven’t revealed pricing so far, but it shouldn’t be much different from Sprint’s, if at all.
As we reported previously, the LG G3 Vigor is a slimmed-down version of LG’s latest flagship, the LG G3. The phone sports a large 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) display and is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, most likely Snapdragon 400. Internal memory is rather modest with just 8GB for your content. Luckily, there is a microSD slot so you will be able to add more storage.
The G3 Vigor is touted as “designed with selfies in mind” but, surprisingly, the user-facing camera has just 1.3-megapixel resolution. The selfie shooter does have, however, a few cool tricks to offer, such as illuminated border around the display to brighten images and Gesture Shutter to activate the shutter with a simple movement. The main camera packs an 8-megapixel sensor with 4x digital zoom, laser auto focus and LED flash. The G3 Vigor runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and comes with LG’s popular features, including QSlide 2.0, Knock Code, QuickMemo+ and more.
As you can see, the LG G3 Vigor won’t bring you to your knees with its specs, but still, at this price level it’s a pretty decent offering. It yet remains to be seen how the phone will perform in real life, but on paper it looks promising. Are planning on getting one?