Google Pixel 3 and LG V40 now available on Verizon in the US

Google Pixel 3 and LG V40 now available on Verizon in the US

This month has been chock full of smartphone launches. We’ve already seen the Huawei Mate 20, Razer Phone 2, Google Pixel 3, and LG V40 ThinQ, and now we’re waiting on the Honor Magic 2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, and OnePlus 6T. For those of you who are Verizon Wireless customers in the United States, the only smartphones released this month you’ll actually be able to use are the Google Pixel 3 and LG V40. If you’re looking to pick up one of these devices, Verizon Wireless is now selling the Pixel 3 and V40.

Verizon Google Pixel 3 Pricing and Availability

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available in all retail Verizon Wireless stores, through Verizon’s website, and through the My Verizon app.

My Verizon
My Verizon
Price: Free

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available in Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink. If purchased through Verizon, the Pixel 3 starts at $33.33 per month for 24 months while the Pixel 3 XL starts at $38.74 per month for 24 months. The pricing for the 128GB storage model, which both devices are also available in, will be higher. You can also buy the device from Google directly and bring the device to Verizon, but Verizon is offering an incentive to entice you to purchase it through them. If you buy one Google Pixel 3, you’ll get a second 64GB Pixel 3*. However, both Pixel 3s must be purchased via Verizon’s device payment plan and you’ll have to sign up for one new line of service. Here’s the fine print:

$799.99 device payment purchase per device req’d. 2nd phone: Less $799.99 promo credit applied to account over 24 mos.; promo credit ends when balance paid or line terminated/transferred; 0% APR.

The Pixel Stand ($79.99) wireless charging dock and Google Home Hub ($149.99) 7-inch smart display will also be available for purchase, as will a variety of Pixel 3 cases from the likes of Otterbox, Incipio, Under Armour, and more.

Google Pixel 3 Forums

Google Pixel 3 XL Forums

Check out our announcement post and our review for more details on the device. We’ve embedded the specifications table below for quick access.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specifications

CategoryGoogle Pixel 3Google Pixel 3 XL
Dimensions and Weight145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm, 148g158 x 76.6 x 7.9 mm, 184g
BuildAluminum frame with hybrid coating. Two-tone soft touch glass back, squeezable frame for Active EdgeAluminum frame with hybrid coating. Two-tone soft touch glass back, squeezable frame for Active Edge
SoftwareAndroid Pie with 3 years of OS and 3 years of security patch updatesAndroid Pie with 3 years of OS and 3 years of security patch updates
Display5.5-inch 1080×2160 (18:9) OLED display. Gorilla Glass 5. HDR support.6.3-inch 1440×2960 (18.5:9) notched OLED display. Gorilla Glass 5. HDR support.
System-on-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU
Co-processorPixel Visual Core

Titan security chip

Pixel Visual Core

Titan security chip

RAM4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Storage64GB/128GB, no microSD card slot64GB/128GB, no microSD card slot
Battery2,915 mAh3,430 mAh
Rear Camera Sensor12.2MP f/1.8, 1.4μm
Video recording: 4k @ 30fps, OIS+EISSlow motion: [email protected] Pixel Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL), Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution (RAISR)
12.2MP f/1.8, 1.4μm

Video recording: 4k @ 30fps, OIS+EIS

Slow motion: [email protected]

Dual Pixel Autofocus (PDAF), Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL), Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution (RAISR)

Front Camera SensorsDual 8.1MP (primary is f/1.8 while secondary is a wide-angle lens with f/2.2 and 97 degree field of view)

Video recording: 1080p

Dual 8.1MP (primary is f/1.8 while secondary is a wide-angle lens with f/2.2 and 97 degree field of view)

Video recording: 1080p

PortsUSB 3.1 Type-C, nanoSIM trayUSB 3.1 Type-C, nanoSIM tray
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0 EDR/LE
  • NFC, GPS, eSIM, VoLTE, VoWiFi
  • LTE Category 16 (1Gbps)
  • UMTS: B1/2/4/5/8
  • GSM: 800/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/38/40/41/44/66/71
  • FeliCa (Japanese models only)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0 EDR/LE
  • NFC, GPS, eSIM, VoLTE, VoWiFi
  • LTE Category 16 (1Gbps)
  • UMTS: B1/2/4/5/8
  • GSM: 800/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/38/40/41/44/66/71
  • FeliCa (Japanese models only)
SecurityRear fingerprint scanner, Tamper-resistant hardware security module supporting StrongBox KeymasterRear fingerprint scanner, Tamper-resistant hardware security module supporting StrongBox Keymaster
AudioDual front-facing speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jackDual front-facing speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack
ChargingWireless charging up to 10W via Pixel Stand, 18W via USB PD 2.0Wireless charging up to 10W via Pixel Stand, 18W via USB PD 2.0
IP RatingIP68 – Water and dust resistantIP68 – Water and dust resistant

Verizon LG V40 ThinQ Pricing and Availability

The LG V40 ThinQ will be available in Aurora Black and Moroccan Blue, starting at $40.83 per month for 24 months on a payment plan. You can purchase the device from Verizon’s online store, in retail stores, or via the My Verizon app starting today.

My Verizon
My Verizon
Price: Free

New and existing customers can get $200 off if purchased via the Verizon device payment plan. If you switch to Verizon or add a new line, Verizon is offering up to $300 if you trade in your old device (though we all know how often trade-ins are undervalued)*. Lastly, Verizon is offering a 256GB microSDXC card and adapter from SanDisk and enrollment in the LG Second Year Promise program if you pre-order the device between today and November 2nd. Here’s the fine print:

Up to $979.99 device payment purchase req’d. Less $100 trade-in/promo credit (upgrade) or $300 trade-in/promo credit (new) applied to account over 24 mos w/in 1-2 bill cycles; promo credit ends when balance paid or line terminated/transferred; 0% APR. Trade-in must be in good working and cosmetic condition.

LG V40 ThinQ Forums

Check out our announcement post and our video review for more details on the device. We’ve embedded the specifications table below for quick access.

LG V40 ThinQ Specifications

CategoryLG V40 ThinQ
Dimensions and Weight158.7 x 75.7 x 7.7mm, 169g
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 @ 2.8GHz
GPUAdreno 630
RAM6GB
Rear Cameras12MP (standard, f/1.5 aperture, 1.4 μm pixel size) + 16MP (wide-angle, f/1.9 aperture) + 12MP (telephoto, f/2.4 aperture) w/ LED flash, Optical Image Stabilization, Dual Phase Detection Autofocus, 2X Optical Zoom
Front Camera8MP (standard, f/1.9 aperture) + 5MP (wide-angle, f/2.2 aperture)
Storage64GB, expandable up to 512GB via microSD
Display6.4-inch 1440×3120 19.5:9 P-OLED FullVision Display, 536 PPI
Audio3.5mm headphone jack (w/ 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC), BoomBox speaker, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, FM Radio
Battery3,300mAh battery w/ fast charging (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0), wireless charging
PortsUSB Type-C (USB 2.0, 3.1 compatible)
Fingerprint scannerYes (rear-mounted)
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo (LG UX 7.0)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
LTE with VoLTE
GPS / GLONASS
ColorsAurora Black, Moroccan Blue
PricingStarting at $899.99
AvailabilityOctober 18th

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Mishaal Rahman
Mishaal Rahman

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