LG's G3 phone, G Watch now available through Verizon

The G3 smartphone is selling for $100 with the usual two-year contract, while the Android-based G Watch will run you $230.

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LG's G3. CNET

LG's new G3 and G Watch are now available for sale through Verizon, both online and at retail stores.

The carrier opened up online preorders for both products a week ago, at the same time announcing that they would officially arrive for consumers on July 17. The G3 is available at various prices, depending on which type of mobile plan you choose.

Opt for the usual two-year agreement via Verizon, and the G3 will cost you $100. Choose Verizon's Edge program, which lets you upgrade quicker by paying for the phone in monthly installments, and you'll shell out $30 per month. Want to go contract-free, and you'll have to pay the phone's full retail price of $600.

The G3 is also available through AT&T where the price tag with a two-year contract is $200. Picking AT&T's Next installment plan will cost you $24.17 a month, and buying the phone outright means you'll spend $580.

Sprint customers can buy the G3 for $200 with a two-year contract or choose an installment plan with monthly charges of $25. And T-Mobile subscribers can also pick up the G3 via an installment plan that runs $24.95 a month.

Sporting a 5.5-inch 2,560x1,440 resolution screen, the G3 comes with 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot that can accommodate as much as 128GB of data. The phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and offers a 13-megapixel camera.

More in the mood for a smartwatch? LG's new G Watch is available at Verizon to the tune of $230.

The G Watch is outfitted with Android Wear, Google's mobile OS for wearable products, which means it can be paired with any Android smartphone running version 4.3 or higher. The G Watch is one of the first of many Android Wear watches to hit the market. So if you're in no hurry for a smartwatch, you may want to wait to see what other products roll out over the next several months.

The G Watch is also available through AT&T as well as retailers such as Best Buy and Amazon.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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