The LG V20 arrives Oct. 28, bringing dual rear cameras, a trio of mics for recording high quality audio to go with your video and a 5.7-inch Quad HD display. If that sounds like the kind of phone you want — especially with its big-screen rival the Galaxy Note 7 now pulled from the market — you've got plenty of options for ordering LG's latest phone.
All four U.S. carriers are taking preorders for the LG V20, throwing in a few extras to get you to buy from them. But which carrier's offer is the most attractive?
In truth, three of the four carriers are offering pretty similar deals. AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint will each give you up to a $200 credit when you trade-in your current phone for a V20. They'll also give you the chance to pick up some free Bang & Olufsen H3 headphones with your phone order.
You can also pick up a free tablet from those carriers, too, though that perk requires you to sign a two-year service agreement. If you're still interested in that offer, Sprint's offering the HP Slate 10-inch tablet, AT&T has the LG G Pad X 10.1, and T-Mobile features the LG G Pad X 8.
Verizon's V20-related offer is a bit more modest: Order LG's latest phone and you can add an LG Stylo 2 V smartphone for $1 a month over 24 months. At the moment, Verizon is also offering to waive the $20 activation fee for the V20, though that appears to be a limited-time offer.
Instead, Verizon looks to compete on price. At $672, it's offering the V20 for the lowest price if you buy the phone outright. If you prefer monthly payments, you'll pay $28 a month for the V20 from Verizon.
AT&T offers a lower monthly payment at $27.67 a month, but you'll be making those payments for 30 months. AT&T charges the highest price of any carrier for the LG V20 at $829.99 to buy the phone outright.
You'll save $60 on the price if you go with T-Mobile, which is selling the V20 for $769.99. To buy the phone in installments, you'll need to put up $49.99 up front; monthly payments will run you $30 after that for the next 24 months. Jump On Demand customers don't have to put any money money down, but they'll pay $34 a month over 18 months.
Sprint has the widest array of options for LG V20 customers. You can buy the phone outright at $792 or make 24 monthly payments of $33. (A trade-in lowers your installment plan to monthly payments of $24.67.) Sprint also offers a 2-year contract which brings the subsidized cost of the V20 down to $349.99 after a mail-in rebate, though you'll pay more in monthly access fees if you go this route.
We'll post our full review of the LG V20 shortly.
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Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.