Verizon subscribers are soon to be blessed with a brand new affordable smartphone, if the latest murmurs are to be believed. New rumors suggest an LG G Vista is to be announced by Verizon this Thursday, July 31st. It should carry a $499 price tag as an off-contract device, or $99 under a 2-year contract. It is not meant to be the phone of your dreams, but carries a fair price tag and some features that will seem glorious to many.

The device does sport a massive 5.7-inch screen, which should offer a good viewing experience, even if resolution is set at 720p. The lack of Full HD resolution will be easier on that 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, though. Not to mention, it will be much less of a hog on that massive 3,200 mAh battery.


Other specs include 8 GB of internal storage, 1.5 GB of RAM, Android 4.4, micro SD card support, an 8 MP camera with laser auto-focus and 4G LTE antennas (of course). One surprising addition to see in the listed specs is the inclusion of the laser auto-focus. This feature has only been seen in the high-end LG G3 so far. Does this mean it will be a technology LG plans to proliferate?

As always, take all of this information with a healthy dose of sodium. We can’t give you our word on rumors and leaks. No details are for certain until an official announcement comes, no matter how credible they seem.

With that said, we would like to point out that this device is looking to be a great smartphone for those seeking to spend a little less on a new Verizon smartphone. It should be especially enticing for those who treasure battery life. A 3,200 mAh battery, 720p display and Snapdragon 400 processor should equate to many hours of juice.

Edgar Cervantes
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  • thartist

    Damn, if only they had clocked it a little higher than that… It would be an incredible mid range phablet! There’s too much of a gap between the Snapdragon 400 @1.2 and the 800 @2.3 dammit!

    In fact that makes me wonder, wtf is Qualcomm waiting to release a proper midranger to fill the gap?

    • Andrew T Roach

      You do realize that a 3200mah battery with a Snapdragon 400 (which is 100% fluid operation and twice as efficient), LG’s frugal UI and 720P resolution probably means this is a battery champion. If the UI is fluid, performance trade-off is worth it for a lot of people considering you might be able to get 3 days use out of it.

      • ggff

        don’t forget that LG battery charging is also fast although not as fast as Oppo but still on the fast side.

      • thartist

        I knoooow! It’s gonna be spectacular for battery life but if you push it a bit with gaming it won’t go so well, and essentially it’s not so futureproof for the next 2 years a contract could last. That’s really where my point was.

  • Tran Nguyen

    Too expensive for low range smartphone.

    • Shark Bait

      agreed, it doenst look a bad device, but it cries in the shadow of the cheaper and better moto g
      when will manufacturers realize the end of ridiculous margins is nigh

  • DebbieLMiller

    Or maybe it’s on purpose to not cannibalize the high end…

    • MasterMuffin

      It’s sad when a spammer gets the top comment…

      • Feels like a good day to ban. Banned!

        • thartist

          OOOH! I feel honored that Mr Spam got a bit of my comment to… ehh… promote the Spiderman combo! He’s a wise, wise spammer :D LOL!

  • Ixous

    Just don’t call any product vista.. Like 8. It’s cursed.

  • David Alexander Harrison

    Won’t be as good as the LG G XP… Wait, what?

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Wonder what’s the physical size compared to the Note 3, since the screen is the same size…

  • Dan

    Hey look! It’s a Huawei Ascend Mate 2 with a slower processor, smaller battery, smaller screen, less ram and less on board storage and cameras that are also worse for $200 more unlocked! Go Verizon! Too bad the HAM2 isn’t a CDMA phone, talk about a rip off!

  • motoart

    hi there how are you, I ve just bought droid maxx

  • Jay

    How does this compete with the one plus one

  • me_

    Snap 400 double core? My 75$ off contract zte 665c. Has it!