Tuesday , October 24 2017

LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock

LG G3 / 32GB / 3GB RAM / Australia LTE / Unlocked - Metal Black
Optus has this morning opened up pre-orders for the upcoming LG Super-phone – the LG G3. The bonuses are actually pretty good for the phone which is the first on the Australian market to include a 2K 2560 x 1440 resolution display, with Optus and LG throwing in an LG G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock for pre-orders placed online.

The G3 is of course, LG’s 2014 flagship and it’s a monster. The hardware is top notch, with that massive, high resolution display, 13MP Rear Camera with OIS and Laser Auto-Focus and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone also comes with the new LG UI, which includes a Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice and Smart Security which include Knock-On.

  • 5.5″ Quad HD IPS (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 801 (up to 2.5GHz Quad-Core)
  • 2 DDR3 RAM
  • 16 on-board storage with microSD slot (128GB max)
  • Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
  • 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC,
    SlimPort, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0
  • Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, Burgundy Red
  • Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock CodeTM, Guest Mode, etc.
  • 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 146.3×74.6×8.9mm @ 149g

The G3 is available in a choice of colours from Optus – Black or White (unfortunately Gold doesn’t seem to have made it to our shores. There’s a range of Optus My Plans available with the LG G3, starting at just $53 per month, which includes an $18 per month handset repayment. You can of course pay a little more to get some better inclusions with your plans, like the unlimited minutes and SMS on the $65 (including a $5 handset repayment) plan.
LG G3 Optus Plans

The bonus with pre-ordering the LG G3 is of course is the G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charger. Valued at $399 and $69 respectively, the tablet and dock round out a brilliant package as far as we’re concerned at this stage, Jason found the G Pad 8.3 to be a fantastic device when he reviewed it last year. But, stocks are limited, Optus advise only the first 100 pre-orders will receive a G Pad 8.3 and Wireless Charger. The G Pad 8.3 comes with a decent array of specs :

  • 8.3″ full HD IPS display (1920 x 1200 pixels, 273 ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory with MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 5MP Rear Camera, Front-Facing 1.3MP
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 4,600 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • 216.8×126.5×8.3 mm @ 338g

The LG G3 is expected to arrive in-store on the 4th of August, we’re hoping to have a review of this brilliant phone before then, but you can read about our first impressions here. If you’re sold, then head over to the Optus website to pre-order now.

 
Source: Optus LG3 Pre-Order.

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17 Comments on "LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock"

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Guest
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Guest

Any news on the 3gb RAM version?

LegoVader
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LegoVader

A Nexus LG G3 would be awesome

Member

found it. An ad on the latest offers page

Pablo Picasso
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Pablo Picasso

c’mon telstra please match this offer

Member

Have they taken the preorder page for the G3 down? Can’t seem to find it

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

While the extras with that Optus deal sound nice, they’re connedtract only, so folks like me on pre-paid lose out. After being burned 12 months ago by the Optus only variant of the LG L7II, there is no way I would ever again consider a telco released version of an Android device.

mrjayviper
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mrjayviper

no need to imply those on contract are being conned. No need to put other downs if you wanna highlight your situation. -shakes head-

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Jay, it’s not that the phone connection plans themselves are a con. It’s Optus’ use of the G3 accessories to get folks to go for the G3 on a plan that is the con.

It wasn’t updates which was the issue with the L7 II. It’s that Optus’ ‘customizations’ rendered the device unable to be rooted, which meant that I could not install TiBu on it to restore backed up data from my LG Optimus One to the L7 II.
I am concerned that Optus may pull similar ‘customizations’ on the G3.

Alexei Watson
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Alexei Watson

“folks like me on pre-paid lose out”

No contract = not losing. switch to the best offer as much as you please, only recharge as you need, buy your gadget of choice with the money you save on the much cheaper pre-paid deals.

p.s. ‘connedtract’. I see what you did there.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

The only time I can recall Optus doing any kind of accessories bundle for pre-paid Android devices was back in late 2010, for the introduction of the LG P500 Optimus One. They bundled that phone with the LG car kit for the phone.

The secondary point I was getting at, is that yet again, these Flagship Devices are not made available on release by the telcos to folks on pre-paid. The only way folks can stay on pre-paid and get these Flagship Devices is by buying telco independent, and missing out on the accessories.

Peter
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Peter

Great Deal! Out of contract with Vodafone & dived in and got the deal!

Member

At the moment I am in a Android L Anticipation mode. I sort of want a new phone, but I need to know which ones will be L-worthy, and to what degree they will be skinned, and whether a new Nexus will come along and… well, my decision making is frozen for now.

Vin Nat
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Vin Nat

I got the deal yesterday and after bargaining with optus got an extra $200 credit off my first few months bill… It’s good deal…

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