Mere coincidence? I think not, though you shouldn’t hold it against the G2 makers in that they’re trying to steal some of Sammy and Sony’s thunder. After all, the two would have probably done the same thing in LG’s position.
A privileged position, that is, as Americans will be able to score a G2 via T-Mobile starting September 18, which I presume is not what one can say about the Note 3 or Xperia Z1. The snazzy 5.2-incher is actually up for grabs already… on pre-orders, though T-Mo’s physical stores will be getting stock a little later than the web shop – on September 25.
Magenta has no surprises in store as far as G2 prices are concerned, selling the Android 4.2-powered phone for $99 upfront with 24 additional monthly payments of 22 bucks each or $630 outright. Good deal? Let’s say it’s not bad, since this baby packs a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, Full HD screen, 3,000 mAh battery and a number of other high-end goodies.
Meanwhile, if you’d rather own a more budget-conscious device from LG, T-Mobile is selling (and shipping) starting today the Optimus F6 for $49 upfront with $10 monthly payments or $230 sans any other obligations.
The F6, mind you, lives quite a few stories lower on the Android food chain than the G2, making use of a 4.5-inch 960 x 540 pix res panel, dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 2,460 mAh battery , 4 GB of on-board storage and 5 MP rear-facing camera. So what’s your pick, power or affordability?