LG G3 Vigor hits AT&T: What’s the difference?

Chris Burns - Sep 22, 2014, 2:44pm CDT
LG G3 Vigor hits AT&T: What’s the difference?

The LG G3 Vigor is a rebranded version of what was released internationally as the LG G3 Beat. This device resembles the LG G3 VERY closely, coming with back-facing buttons, a high-powered camera, and a rather sizable display up front. So what’s the difference?

The keys to the kingdom are in the display, the back-facing camera, and the processor under the hood. In that the LG G3 is the only USA-based smartphone with a 2K display at the moment, there’s really no comparing the two. The LG G3 has just under 2x the screen density of the Vigor – that’s sharp!

LG G3 Vigor VS LG G3
V Display: 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 (HD) IPS LCD, 294 PPI
G3 Display: 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 (2K) IPS LCD, 538 PPI

V Camera: 8-megapixel, LED flash, 1080p 30fps video
G3 Camera: 13-megapixel, 2xLED flash, 4K 30fps video

V SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core, 1GB RAM
G3 SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core, 3GB RAM

See our LG G3 Review for more detail.

While we’ll have to test the Vigor out for camera quality, it should be fairly obvious which device has a lot more emphasis placed on photo and video quality. You can’t capture a video bigger than 1080p on the Vigor, and the LG G3 has an F2.4 aperture while LG makes no effort to emphasize the aperture on the Vigor.

On the other hand – you DO still get the “Laser Auto Focus” with the Vigor. That’s surprising given the exclusivity of the feature to the LG G3 before this release.

Pricing for the LG G3 Vigor starts at $49.99 USD with a 2-year contract – that’s a fourth of what you’ll pay for the LG G3. You can also pay $13.96 per month for 18 months with AT&T Next18 or $16.75 per month for 12 months with AT&T Next12. Off-contract the LG G3 Vigor costs $334.99.

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