The LG G2, LG’s flagship smartphone that comes complete with rear-facing volume buttons and optical image stabilization, is now available for pre-order on Sprint.
Sprint begun taking pre-orders for the device today, however users who do place a pre-order won’t get their devices until November 8th. While Sprint’s version of the device is a little late — Verizon and AT&T launched versions of the device already — the carrier is making users’ choice of where to get the handset a little harder.
The device will only cost Sprint users $99 plus a two-year service agreement. In comparison, the LG G2 costs users on AT&T and Verizon $199 with a two-year service agreement. Sprint is also throwing in a free black QuickWindow case when users pre-order the device ahead of its launch.
The QuickWindow case includes a rear-colored shell that protects the device and a small windowed flap to protect the LG G2’s 5.2-inch display. The device uses the case’s built-in window to showcase notifications and the current time — even when the device is in sleep.
Users can pre-order the device in both black and white, though they’ll have to make do with either version only shipping with 32GB of on-board storage.
Buying the LG G2 off contract will cost users $549, and Sprint’s website makes it clear that users are saving an extra $100 by ordering it online with a two-year service agreement, that means that those wait to purchase the device in-store could see a price hike of $199.
While talk of the LG G2 has quieted in recent weeks, the LG G2 is a powerhouse. Thanks to its quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and spacious 5.2-inch HD IPS display GottaBeMobile’s Chuong Nguyen declared it a worthy competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S4 in his review earlier this year.
That being said, Nguyen was less than impressed with the Optical Image Stabilization technology used on the device’s 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Still, users looking for an alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and the HTC One could find that the LG G2 meets all of their demands