LG’s approach to their flagship smartphone cameras has been bright lenses and wider than telephoto. Their new LG V30 and V30+ duo is now out in the US market with various options at various carriers. The unlocked versions are coming later in the year. As part of the launch, LG and Google have a special promotion through participating carriers that gets you a FREE Daydream View VR Headset and a second year warranty.
+ at Verizon Wireless, you get a $200 prepaid VISA gift card along with the Daydream
+ price is $840 outright or $35/month on a 24-month plan on approved credit with 0% APR
+ at T-Mobile the price is $800 or the equivalent with an installment plan
+ but they offer $500 back in a prepaid Mastercard if you buy TWO LG V30s when you add a line, pay with an Installment Plan and such. There’s also an optional offer for a free LG G Pad X2 tablet
+ at AT&T they offer it $27/mo on an installment plan OAC or $810 outright
+ at US Cellular they offer a $20/month on a 30-month installment plan or $800 outright
+ at Sprint they offer a 2-for-1 “Sprint Flex” offer with an installment plan and such. Note that “Sprint Flex” is a lease program, not a purchase program
+ Sprint offers the V30+ which has more on-board memory
The FREE Google DayDream promotion and second year warranty comes from LG and Google and is redeemed through the LG launch promotion page. The other offers are through each particular carrier.
As usual when dealing with carriers, make sure you understand all the terms, restrictions, traps, and conditions of their offers. They have a long way to go towards offering more transparent and consumer-friendly plans and services.
If you have the LG G5 smartphone with its modular/add-on design, NewEgg is currently offering the new condition LG CAM Plus (model CBG-700.AUSASV) for $8. This is the camera grip/holder module. It is not a camera in itself. Shipping is $2 unless your order total at NewEgg is $25+, in which case, shipping is free. It is like Amazon’s Add-ON program 🙂
Speaking of which, it goes for $14+ and Prime eligible at Amazon’s.
The modular LG G5 was not greeted as a liberator by the smartphone reviewer industrial complex, but of photography interest, this has a dedicated camera controls add-on module, and said module, the LG CAM Plus, is included for FREE with the LG G5 which in itself is on sale for $288 with free expedited shipping in the Titan color scheme, unlocked with US warranty, with no contractual/carrier obligations at B&H Photo. The other colors go for more and do not include the LG CAM Plus module.
Amazon itself also has it for $288 (limit three per customer) but does NOT include the LG CAM Plus for free.
If you like to buy unlocked smartphones with USA warranty and also want to dabble into smartwatches, B&H Photo is bundling the new condition LG G6 (USA warranty, unlocked version) with the LG Watch Style for $650. The phone on its own goes for $600. The watch on its own goes for $250. All these are pre-orders.
On the other hand if you are comfortable with carrier phones and want to commit to 24 months of Sprint service, you can get it for $14.75 per month on 24 monthly installments through Sprint, on approved credit. This comes to just over $350 for the phone, but you are committing to 24 months on their Unlimited Freedom plan.
If you defy conventional wisdom and prefer the previous flagship, the LG G5, the one with the modules, including the camera module, you can get it unlocked with a USA warranty for $330 at B&H Photo. Or for $20 less you can get the AT&T models unlocked, but they have an AT&T logo on the back of the phone. IS a $20 discount enough for you to stare at the AT&T logo? (you can always hide it in a non-clear case).
As usual with all these, be sure to double check compatibility with the cellular networks you plan to use them with.
On the 360-degree spherical camera front, the new condition LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera, model LGR105ATMOTS, is on sale for a limited time for $130 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Sales… Orders will ship April 19+ regardless of shipping method…
LG is busy this time of the year, in addition to rolling out their LG6 flagship phone with a big installment promotion deal at Sprint, they are now offering their new flagship computer monitor for pre-order for $999. The 32-inch LG 32UD99-W has 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS, HDR-10 For PC, DCI-P3 95% Color Standard, FreeSync support, and various connectors. It has a “1 to 4 weeks” shipping estimate at Amazon by Amazon itself.
If you like what you saw with the LG G6 camera samples and reviews, and you don’t want to wait for the new Galaxy and iPhone and Pixel flagships to come out, and you are okay with switching or continuing with Sprint, they have a new installment-plan promotion that gets you the new LG G6 smartphone for $354 on a 24-month installment plan. Customers with “Good Credit” pay 24 monthly installments of $14.95, while “Building Credit” pay a $200 deposit with 24 monthly installments of $6.42. They both come out to around $354 total by the end of the installment discount promotion. The offer is good on both the Ice and Black color schemes.
The sale is only good on the installment plan. The pay-full-price-now price is $708. Sprint has a new “Unlimited plan” (with 10GB of mobile hotspot per month) for $50 per month, guaranteed until June 2018 (then it goes to $60/month). These prices are with Auto PAY activated. Add an extra $5/month if you don’t want AutoPAY. They also have promotions on adding lines (the second line is +$30/month, more lines for +$20/line; the prices on the additional lines will also increase in July 2018). You also get a FREE Google Home (hardware device, not a house made by Google) from LG by filing the necessary e-paperwork online.
The new LG G6 flagship is doing a lot better review-wise than its modular predecessor, the LG G5. If you have read the G6 reviews, checked the camera samples and comparisons, and you don’t want to wait to see what Samsung has to …unpack with their …explosive presentation of the Galaxy S8 next week, there are various LG G6 pre-order promotions at Verizon Wireless.
If you are a brand new customer to Verizon, and willing to trade-in a qualifying phone (they have a list), and port your old number over, and sign-up for eligible plans and promotions, you can get all three freebies. If not, you can get one or two of the freebies. Each freebie has its own preconditions, requirements, and deadlines. The three freebies are: 1) free 43″ LG HDTV offered through Verizon Rebates, 2) free Google Home offered through LG’s launch promotions, 3) $200 Trade-In bill credit distributed over 24 months. Be sure to read through the terms/conditions of each promotion and ask their CSRs questions if you are not certain or familiar with their promo-speak. More details on their promotions page.
If you are of the LG persuasion, the new condition LG G5 Friends 360 CAM LG-R105 is currently going for $100 with free shipping, sold by Dealfisher, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible. This is not a lightning deal.
The LG PD239W Pocket Photo Printer is bundled with a 30pk of LG Photo paper, together for $130 with free shipping at Adorama, another one of their 5000+ specials.
The Holiday Shopping Situation Room update is now completed, and one last offer emerged from the price-checking, B&H Photo added one more freebie to their LG G5 Unlocked smartphone while remaining at $450: an LG Smartphone VR headset which goes for $170 on its own. The other three freebies continue, the LG Cam Plus (camera module) and extra charger and battery. This is model RS988, the unlocked North America variant with GSM and CDMA support. I like this trend of flagships being able to work with GSM and CDMA.
PS: check with your carrier(s) before buying though to be 100% certain it is compatible.
If you want to be a rebel and avoid the “blockbuster” phones of Apple, Samsung, and Nexus-killing Google, LG is one of the alternatives, especially if you are curious about modular design and LG’s Cam Plus camera module. Because the “LG Cam Plus” (the camera module) is included for FREE for a limited time, along with a charging cradle and an extra battery along with the 32GB LG G5 smartphone (model RS988, GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Capable, North America variant, no contract, with microSD slot, with USA warranty) for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo.
NOTE: there are multiple options on the same listing, if you are traversing the other options, make sure you are looking at the “North American Variant” with the four freebies, not the “AT&T Variant” (which goes for $370, but you don’t get any of the four freebies, and you get an AT&T logo on the back; also the AT&T variant does not have CDMA).
Regardless of option, check to make sure it is compatible with your carrier(s) of choice.
The Canon DSLR bundles with the PIXMA PRO printers are common enough, but Adorama is taking things to a whole another level by bundling those with a 55″ Ultra HD TV! So let’s start from the beginning, this is a Canon 5D Mark III super bundle. You pay $3450 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate following the deadlines/instructions, and a few months later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $3100 after $350 MIR offer. What you get:
- Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4 kit
- Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer
- its trusty sidekick LU-101, 50pk 13×19″ Canon photo paper
- LG Electronics UH6550 55″ 4K UHD Smart LED TV, 120Hz TruMotion, Color Prime Pro
- $350 prepaid American Express gift card (the mail-in rebate)
The mail-in rebate is the standard Canon DSLR + Pixma printer mail-in rebate. It has nothing to do with the LG TV.
The LG Electronics 34UM68-P 34″ Class 21:9 FHD UltraWide IPS Monitor with a 2560×1080 resolution is currently on sale for $348 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupon, no rebate, but you have to click on the Price to see the price. Offer ends by 8/13/16.
While we are on the topic of computery items, the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 12″ Full HD+ Touchscreen Tablet with Keyboard is on sale for $500 with free shipping. Limit one per customer. Offer ends by 8/15/16.
This offer ended but more will likely come in the future… For more action, check their Featured Deals pages…
Continue reading “(ENDED) LG Google Nexus 5X Unlocked for $230”
And now some X-Rite coupon action, B&H Photo with their trade show offers coupon BHOPTIC16 is offering the X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers for $1300 with free expedited shipping until 6/8/16.
Speaking of monitor-related matters, B&H offers the LG 34UM95-P 34″ 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with Thunderbolt, model 34UM95-P, for $700 with free expedited shipping after coupon code BHOPTIC16 by 6/8/16.
You may need a bag to hold all these bags if you go on a shopping spree with these. It’s four different Tamrac bags on sale at Adorama, with free shipping included, even if you only buy one bag. They are:
+ Tamrac 3365 Aero 65 Video / Photo Bag, Black for $8
+ Tamrac Explorer 42 Camera Bag for DSLR with 5″ Attached Lens, 1-2 Extra Lenses, Flash and Accessories for $15
+ Tamrac 5723 Zuma 3 Photo/iPad/Netbook Bag, Black/Dark Gray for $15
+ Tamrac Evolution Messenger 2 Photo/Laptop Bag for DSLR with Lens Attached, Extra Lenses, Flash and Netbooks, Black for $15
While there, they also offer the 27″ LG Electronics 27UD68PUltra HD 4K IPS LED Monitor (3840×2160, Reader Mode) for $398 with free shipping. Offer ends 5/31/16.
If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and you are looking for a 24″ IPS monitor, Adorama has a good deal for you. It is the LG Electronics 24MP48HQ-P 24″ Class IPS Full HD LED Monitor going for $100 with free shipping after a $50 mail-in rebate (prepaid gift card). Rebate details in the PDF file which says limit two per household (two units but must be submitted in one claim). This rebate offer is good only at Adorama. The monitor is 1920 x 1080 and has HDMI and VGA inputs (see the last picture in the product gallery for a close-up of the connectors). Offer ends 5/25/16.
And now we have a mini VR camera theme from B&H Photo, starting with the LG G5 VR Bundle offered for $750 with free shipping in either the Silver or Titan color schemes. This gets you the LG G5 smartphone (carrier unlocked, GSM, CDMA depends, no contract) along with the LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera and the LG 360 VR Smartphone Headset. Shipping estimate is early May 2016.
To the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering a nice deal for fans of Android purity who want to have the latest version (Android 6.0) with the new permissions system, and compatibility with the Google-Fi hybrid cellular-wifi service that refunds you any unused data. They include a $20 VISA gift card with either the 16GB Nexus 5X ($300; two color options) or the 32GB Nexus 5X ($350; one color option). No contracts!
This is a good way to use and test the latest versions of a variety of camera and photography Android apps but restrict them when they get too grabby with their permissions and data hoarding. Having said that, keep in mind that the new Permissions system is not perfect and it only gives us partial control. There is a very good write-up on it at the Ars Technica review.
Bag action now at Adorama, where the Lowepro Photo Sport Sling 200 AW Backpack is on sale for $70 with free shipping. Offer ends 11/30/15 or earlier if sold out.
In other Lowepro action at Adorama, also with frees shipping, you can get the Lowepro Edit 100 Bag for $7, and the Lowepro Passport Sling II Camera Bag (Black/Red) for $17. Offers end 11/30/15 or earlier if sold out.
While we are at Adorama, they also have some LG computer monitor specials:
+ 24-inch LG Electronics 24M47VQ 1080p LED Monitor for $100 after $35 mail-in rebate (PDF)
+ 27″ LG 27MP36HQ 1920×1080 IPS LED Monitor for $135 after $35 mail-in rebate (PDF)
+ 34″ Class LG Electronics 34UM95C-P 21:9 Ultrawide WQHD IPS LED Monitor, 3440 x 1440, MAC Compatible for $500 after $50 mail-in rebate (PDF)
+ offers end 12/1/15
If we have a “bag the bags” segment, how about starting a “monitor the monitors”? Because no bad pun is left behind here 🙂 Anyway, we have two Ultra Wide (21:9) LG monitors on sale at Adorama for a limited time as follows:
+ 34-inch LG Curved Ultra Wide IPS monitor, model 34UC87C-B, for $720 with free shipping
+ 3440 x 1440 (21:9 WQHD), SRGB Over 99%, 4-Screen Split, Dual Link Up
+ two HDMI, 1 DisplayPort. 2 USB 3.0 up, 1 USB 3.0 down, etc
+ ends by 10/22/15
+ 34-inch LG Ultra Wide IPS monitor, model 34UM57, 2560×1080, for $345 after $25 mail-in rebate
+ ends by 10/15/15
If you are looking for a 27-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS monitor and you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, Adorama is offering this 27-inch LG Electronics 27MP57HT-P IPS LED computer monitor for $150 after a $50 mail-in rebate (prepaid gift card, not check). This is a sRGB 72%, with 250 cd/ m2, two HDMI inputs, one VGA, etc. LG’s ScreenSplit software (Win, Mac) split the screen in different ways, including a 4-way split. The rebate form is available in PDF format and can only used at Adorama. Rebate period is 8/3 to 8/10 in 2015.
If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, and are looking for a 27-inch monitor, Adorama is offering the 27-inch LG 27MP57HT-P computer monitor for $150 after a $50 mail-in rebate, delivered as a prepaid gift card. Here is the rebate PDF information. Rebate offer is only good for Adorama, and runs 7/10 to 7/19 in 2015. This is a 1920 x 1080 IPS monitor, with 2 HDMI and one VGA inputs, sRGB 72%, 250 cd/ m2, etc. (you can get DVI to HDMI cables for under $5).
IF you are looking for an Ultra Wide (21:9) IPS computer monitor, without mail-in rebates, Adorama is offering the 34-inch LG 34UM65-P computer monitor for $430 with free shipping as a closeout special. Offer ends by 7/13/15. This is sRGB 99%, 2560 x 1080, has DisplayPort, DVI-D, two HDMI inputs, etc.