In order to raise awareness for World AIDS Day (December 1), LG and Verizon launched an exclusive Blaze Red version of the LG G3 yesterday. It is exactly the same as the Black model on the front, with only the back cover being changed to red. Pricing is the same as the current models, so Verizon isn’t charging a premium for the change in color.
It will cost you $24.99 per month (2 years) through Verizon Edge or $599.99 sans contract. Although Amazon is offering the Verizon LG G3 for $0.01 on contract, the Blaze Red version is only sold through Verizon’s store for $29.99. But this is in line with Verizon’s standard contract pricing of the G3, so it’s not really a surprise. Verizon is also offering the G Pad 8.3 for free along with the G3, which is a nice perk to have with the purchase of the handset.
The G3 is one of the first mainstream Quad HD smartphones of the year and is a critically acclaimed offering. The smartphone is all set to receive the Android 5.0 update soon, making it one of the first OEM skinned devices to get the update.