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The G5’s Modularity has Lots of Potential, but it Needs to get Better Friends

The LG G5 and Galaxy S7 look to be the culmination of a pair of trends I’ve been closely examining for a while in both LG and Samsung phones, a dramatic shift in UX design that is what I think will make 2016 so interesting. Whereas Samsung decided to simply fine-tune the experience they delivered with...

What Do You Think of the LG G5’s Modularity? Thoughtful Addition, or Gimmick?

The LG G5 now allows you to detach the bottom chin of the otherwise-unibody design in order to remove the battery and also expand the phone's functionality through its "friends"... little hardware modules that can add camera controls, better sound through a special DAC, a bigger battery and more. The feature also allows LG to...

LG Taking Break From Nexus Line to Focus on Own Brand

If you’ve been looking forward to the next LG Nexus, you’ll want to brace yourself, as there are bad news coming from the Korean OEM. At MWC 2016, a spokesman for the company said that LG will not be making a Nexus this year. Rather, and as CNET reports, “LG needs focus on its own brand”...

Live Feed: The LG G5 Launch

Join us live from the LG G5 launch: A Snapdragon 820 processor with Quick Charge 3.0 and USB type C, modular design and a horde of optional extras. The LG G5 has set a high bar for 2016. LG G5

LG G Series Lineup: Where’s the G5 Heading?

Three of Android's largest OEMs are allegedly gearing up to unveil their flagship devices in the first quarter of this year, and as has become a run-of-the-mill occurrence in recent years, there's been an influx of leaks and rumors as we draw closer to the launches. While the focus of most leaks is the feature list of...

LG Unveils SD-615 Powered G Pad II 8.3 LTE Tablet

LG has added on to the G Pad family with the new G Pad II 8.3 LTE. This variant comes along to offer more choice to users not content with the G Pad II 8.0 or the G Pad II 10.1 Tablets. As its name implies, the LG Gpad II 8.3 LTE bears a 8.3" display...

LG G4 Marshmallow (officially) Hits US with Sprint Update

In October we saw LG begin the release of Android 6.0, codenamed marshmallow, for its global version of the G4. Since then it was widely expected that a US release would come soon, despite  little being officially known. Two weeks ago we got a hint that it was coming when an anonymous donation of a 6.0 build...

Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Come one, come all! While Nexus owners have already gotten a taste of some sweet, sweet Marshmallow, most users are left waiting for an official update. For many devices, it's hard to say when they'll receive their 6.0 updates given how many layers of testing each device needs to go through. Nevertheless, we're compiling a list...

Sunday Debate: How Does LG Rank Up Against Other OEMs?

LG is one of the bigger smartphone manufacturers, and while it's not as popular as its South Koran neighbour Samsung, the company has managed to do a lot for its users by providing a different vision of Android with their (Optimus) G line. Yet LG is not just about their traditional flagships with their LG UI on...

Water Cooling Flagships Sees Dramatic Performance Improvements

Linus Sebastian of LinusTechTips has tested the effects of water cooling on the performance and throttling of this years flagships and has discovered some spectacular results. Starting with the iPhone 6S and continuing with the Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M9, ZTE Axon and finally the LG G4. In the video, Linus ran GeekBench continually for 10...

Gimmicks Galore: What Was Tried and Failed

It's a fact now that most smartphones across the world run on the same operating system; there are over a thousand different companies that design phones and release them, with software that's all based upon Android. In this vast sea of similar devices, the most popular way of trying to make waves is to differentiate by...

Where Do Successful Manufacturers Still Go Wrong?

If there's an area you think an OEM consistently does badly in, now's the time to share... Even our favorite phones have issues; little bugbears that grow in annoyance as time goes by, problems that we hope will be fixed via a software update or hardware refresh in the next edition. But what happens when the manufacturer fails to...