The G3 is LG's latest flagship, and as far as we're concerned, the best handset the Korean company has ever made. It also officially launches for the UK market today. Despite the G3 having top-of-the-range hardware including a frankly insane 5.5-inch Quad HD display (2,560 x 1,440), LG hasn't yet managed to build a mobile brand that's as popular as some of the big players. As such, carriers and retailers aren't all as keen on the G3 as they are on, say, the perpetually advertised Galaxy S5. There are still plenty of ways to get your hands on one, however, whether you're looking for a new contract, pay-as-you-go device or an unlocked model.
|Cheapest contract (with upfront)||£38 (£29)||£13 (£530)||£33 on O2 (£50)||£30 on EE (£60)|
|Cheapest contract (no upfront)||£35||£38||£38 (O2)||£33 (EE)|
As you can see, it's only really half of major UK carriers and retailers that've decided to stock the G3, although Vodafone did say it was interested at one point -- lesser-known online retailer buymobiles.net also gets an honourable mention for its £33 per month contract option on EE's network, which demands no upfront payment. In terms of MVNOs, only giffgaff has the G3 on offer for just under £20 per month with a £50 one-off payment, or for £479 on pay-as-you-go. The usual suspects Clove and Unlocked Mobiles (as well as Carphone Warehouse, of course) have SIM-free models in stock (Clove's also bundling every handset with a free wireless charger), but the cheapest place to get an unlocked unit is Currys, of all places, where they're going for £479. That's cheaper than the least expensive pay-as-you-go deal, so make sure you don't go buying a carrier-locked model when you can actually save money opting for a SIM-free device.