From flip phones to flagships, LG makes a lot of handsets, so how about another device from the South Korean electronics manufacturer? The company’s mid-range Vigor is on its way to AT&T and will be available to purchase on Friday, September 26th for $50 with a new two year service agreement, or for $13.96 or $16.75 per month under the carrier’s Next program. However, if you’re not interested in re-upping or making payments, you can buy the device outright for $350.
Not exactly as healthy as its name suggests, the LG Vigor packs some pretty modest hardware. This wannabe G3’s highlights include a 5-inch 1,280 x 720 display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2,540mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. While its specs don’t exactly scream powerhouse, the Vigor does play nice with AT&T’s HD voice offerings, and its primary camera is loaded with the same type of laser autofocus tech found in the G3. Between this phone and Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha, some AT&T customers might have a tough decision to make in the next few days.
LG G3 Vigor™ with HD Voice to Hit AT&T Shelves on Sept. 26
DALLAS & ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept, 22, 2014 – AT&T1 and LG announced today that the LG G3 Vigor will be available for purchase on Sept. 26 for zero down and a $100 bill credit with a new line of service on AT&T Next.2
Customers can purchase the LG G3 Vigor for $334.99 with no contract, $13.96 a month with Next 18, $16.75 a month with Next 12,3 or $49.99 with a new two-year contract4 – all on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE Network,5 covering more than 300 million Americans. Available online at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores, the LG G3 Vigor harnesses an ergonomic rear key and sophisticated design, versatility and security found in the premium G3 smartphone – in a sportier, more compact form factor.
“The LG G3 Vigor delivers on the G-Series promise of power and style, and has HD VoiceSM from AT&T,”6 said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Mobile Communications Company. “This makes the LG G3 Vigor an appealing choice for consumers who want a sportier handheld size without sacrificing performance.”
LG G3 Vigor Packed with New Features
The LG G3 Vigor, with its five-inch HD IPS display, weighs only 4.7 ounces and packs in a bevy of new features that add convenience and simplicity to the smartphone experience:
- Camera with Laser Auto Focus and Tap to Shoot: Eight megapixel rear camera with Laser Auto Focus. In camera mode, simply tap once anywhere on the large, unobstructed viewfinder to focus the camera and take the picture.
- Better Selfies with Gesture Shutter: Taking great selfies and group photos with the 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera are now easier than ever by raising your hand and making a fist, which initiates a three-second timer.
- Knock Code: Secure your phone with a code created by using a customized sequence of knocks on the display to wake and unlock the phone.
- Smart Cleaning: Remove temporary files and infrequently used apps to free up space and keep your phone running fast.
- Versatility and Productivity: Write or draw and schedule memos to appear based on calendar or location inputs with QuickMemo+™; overlay and adjust up to two windows on the primary screen for advanced multitasking with QSlide Function.
Watch this video to see the LG G3 Vigor in action.
LG G3 Vigor and LG G Pad 7.0 LTE Promo7
For a limited time, anyone who purchases a brand new LG G3 Vigor is also eligible to bundle the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for only 99 cents with a two-year agreement and qualifying data plan.7 The LG G Pad 7.0 LTE features a 7-inch HD+ IPS display, powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and a 4,000-mAh battery for long-lasting use. The LG G3 Vigor and LG G Pad 7.0 LTE can be paired together using LG’s QPair™ 2.0, letting you sync devices to receive and make calls, take messages, share photos and docs and more.
Key Technical Specifications:
- Display: 5.0-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS Display
- Battery Capacity: 2,540 mAh
- Platform: Android 4.4 KitKat
- Technology: GSM, LTE, HD Voice
- Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
- Network: GSM Quad Band / UMTS Tri Band / LTE
- Frequencies: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; UMTS 850/1900/2100; LTE Bands 2/4/5/17, Roaming Bands 1/3/7
- Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA+, LTE
- Dimensions: 5.42-inch (H) x 2.74-inch (W) x 0.39-inch (D)
- Weight: 4.7 oz.
- Talk Time: up to 17.5 hours8
- Standby Time: up to 26 days and 11 hours8
- Internal Memory: 8 GB; supports microSD™ card up to 32 GB9
The LG G3 Vigor earned five out of five stars on AT&T’s Eco-Rating system. The system, which rates the environmental factors of AT&T branded handset devices, was created to empower consumer choice around sustainability. For more information about this device’s rating, AT&T’s Eco-Rating System, and how you can join AT&T in making a difference, please visit http://att.com/ecospace.
AT&T is focused on giving our customers a top-notch experience through fast and friendly service. Being recognized as the highest ranked wireless provider for overall purchasing experience by J.D. Power, for the third time in a row, shows this commitment to the customer experience is making a difference.10 AT&T outperformed competitors in the J.D. Power 2014 Volume 2 study and received the “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Full-Service Wireless Providers, Three Times in a Row.”
1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2Bill Credit Offer ends 9/30/14. Requires activating a new qualified line of service on a new smartphone purchased on AT&T Next. Remain in good standing to receive credit within 3 bills. Other charges and restrictions apply. See a participating store for promotion details.
3Requires 20-mth or 24-mth 0% APR installment agreement and qualifying credit and wireless service. Tax due at sale. If wireless service cancelled, device balance due. Service costs additional. Other charges and restrictions apply. AT&T Next Requirements: www.att.com/shop/wireless/next.html#fbid=mkEz9ThvDiO.
4$49.99 pricing. Requires 2-year wireless service agreement with qualifying data plan. Activation/upgrade, early termination and other fees, and restrictions apply. Pricing Requirements: www.att.com/att/planner/index.html#fbid=yRbS77904im.
5Reliability based on nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
6LG G3 Vigor™ supports AT&T HD Voice which enables background noise reduction and crisp audio quality when both callers are using AT&T HD Voice compatible phones within the AT&T HD Voice coverage area and have HD Voice provisioned on their account. HD Voice has limited availability in select markets. For further details on AT&T HD Voice and service restrictions, visit att.com/hdvoice.
7Smartphone req’s purchase via 2-yr wireless agmt or AT&T NextSM installment agmt and qual. svc activation. Tablet req’s purchase via 2-yr wireless agmt and qual. svc activation. See bundle req’s.
8Certain features may use more power and cause actual talk time to vary.
9Memory cards sold separately.
10AT&T received the highest numerical score among full service wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 (Vol. 2) and 2014 (Vol. 1 & 2) Full Service Wireless Purchase Experience StudySM. 2014 Vol. 2 based on responses from 10,079 consumers measuring 4 full service wireless providers and measures opinions of consumers who purchased a wireless product or service within last 6 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed January-June 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
About LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc.
LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG’s consumer-centric products ― including the flagship premium G Series models ― incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com