There’s a lot to like about the LG G6. After trying out the whole modular phone thing with the G5 last year, LG’s returned this year with a more practical premium phone that fits a 5.7-inch display into a phone body normally designed for a 5.2-inch screen.
In many ways, the LG G6 is a look at what’s to come for all premium phones: big screens with super slim bezels that fill up most of the front of the phone.
For guys like Apple and Samsung, such a phone wouldn’t be a hard sell. But for LG, who’s seen its phone sales plummet over the years, it’s a uphill battle. What’s a struggling phone maker to do to drum up interest? Apparently, the answer is to hand out freebies like TVs and Google Home.
All four major U.S. carriers have announced the LG G6 will launch on April 7. Pricing ranges from $650 to $720, depending on the carrier.
At first glance it might seem like LG’s making the same mistake it’s made in the past, and not undercutting the iPhone on price. But, that’s not exactly a fair argument.
A fairer comparison would be to pit the G6 against the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, which has a more similar screen size, but starts at $770. Even with the different carrier pricing, the LG G6 still comes out cheaper than the iPhone 7 Plus.
That said, pricing is all over the place and will make you want to pull your hair out and just give up on buying the phone. Fortunately for you, we looked over all the details and broke it all down.
AT&T customers can pre-order the LG G6 immediately. Customers can either pay in full ($720) or split the cost with “AT&T Next” at $24 per month paid over 30 months. There’s also an “AT&T Next Every Year” option that lets you pay $30 per month over 24 months.
Pre-order the phone by April 30 and you’ll get a free Google Home. AT&T customers can also qualify for another free LG G6 after paying off the first G6 and adding another line to AT&T Next. Additionally, AT&T customers can get a free LG Watch Sport with a 2-year agreement.
T-Mobile hasn’t announced a pre-order date but is offering G6 at the lowest price out of all the major carriers: $650 all at once, or $26 down and then $26 per month paid over 24 months.
Customers who pre-order a G6 before April 30 will also get a free Google Home.
Verizon’s got the G6 up for pre-order immediately, with pricing at $672 up front or $28 per month paid over 24 months.
Verizon’s also throwing in a free Google Home with the purchase of the phone. You can also score yourself a 43-inch Smart TV (no idea if it’s HD or 4K) if you switch to the carrier or add a line with the LG G6 with monthly payments and an “unlimited” data plan.
Sprint’s offering the LG G6 up for pre-order immediately. The phone will cost $708 in full or $29.50 per month paid over 24 months. The G6 costs more than on T-Mobile and Verizon, but if you pre-order you also get a free 49-inch LG HDTV and a Google Home.