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    The congestion of the worldwide smartphone market has been anticipated by analysts for a long time now, and you can almost notice it with the naked eye these days. Whether we’re talking Android devices or iPhones, upgrades happen at a slower pace than before, and driving new adoption is mission impossible, as billions of people already own intelligent handhelds. The best most major OEMs can thus hope for this year is share and sales stagnation, with perhaps a handful of rising Chinese stars looking at growth on both fronts. Overall, the market has begun to contract, and global shipments ...

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    It seemed like LG was really about to hit 2016 out of the park, but so far, it hasn't been the kindest of unwindings for the G5, its modular nature and not to mention one of its Friends. But hey, at least we now know what's up with said Friends and where to get them as LG has launched a dedicated site featuring them. You'll mostly find that the site directs you to retailers where you can buy the modules. A "Playground" section will be populated with neat tips, tricks and reviews and there will be real-life events centered around the Friends, too. The company is encouraging tinkerers to ...

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    Maybe the Snapdragon 820 is actually the beast we all make it out to be. Maybe the Exynos 8890 kicks constant butt? Maybe we should give dues to the Apple A8 ... what? Okay, so forget the amazing Geekbench and GFXBench scores and blah blah blah we've seen because that stuff can be gamed. Like, we've seen it gamed. Many times. Gizmodo decided to give this spring's big Android smartphone releases and iPhones of new and old a big test. In fact, the outlet rolled its own by running tests on Gamebench, a benchmarking app that measures FPS, CPU, GPU and energy consumption performance through ...

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    Summer's coming, and for a lot of us that means lots of opportunities to find ourselves separated from our hard-earned cash: vacations, concerts, dining out – hell, even air-conditioning bills. So if the looming season has you thinking that you should try and save some money while you can, we may have just the deals for you. After all, living on a budget shouldn't mean that you totally deprive yourself of some techy toys, and today we've got a couple of deals that can hook you up with that tech without breaking the bank. If you're looking for the lowest price in town on the Nexus 5X, ...

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    In part one of our LG Family Fight, the G5 had to face a one year old competitor in the G4. While that proved to be somewhat tough competition for LG's newest flagship, the G4 isn't the only phone in LG's lineup which can give the G5 a run for it's money. Six months ago, LG released a beast of a phablet, and now it's the V10's turn to wage battle against the G5. Like the G4, we can expect better performance out of the G5, thanks to the improvements found moving from the Qualcomm 808 chipset to the Qualcomm 820, but phones are more than just processors. Both the G5 and V10 offer up some ...

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    One year upgrades are tricky recommendations. The LG G5 features a radically new design over the curved LG phones of yesteryear. A metal frame is covered in a premium paint-like finish, and happily we can forget about some of the performance woes which dominated the conversation on phones like the G Flex 2. While the G5 faces intense competition from Samsung and HTC right now, we also need to consider the other older phones in LG's own stable. The LG G4 shares similar screen technology and almost identical main camera performance. Though the G5 is more powerful, how does battery life and ...

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    Can you believe there was a time, not too long ago, when Verizon was widely considered the stingiest of America’s big four carriers? Big Red’s clearly turned the page recently, with free data for early Android Pay adopters, a super-cool Gear S2 bundled in with GS7 pre-orders, and gratis LG 360 CAM chaperoning the G5 to market. Today, the number one mobile operator stateside also revives its dormant trade-in program, letting folks interested in sizzling hot new handhelds like the Galaxy S7, LG G5, Motorola Droid Turbo 2, or iPhone 6s net nifty $300 discounts. Technically, up to $300, ...

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    Update: The podcast will be on your podcatchers starting at 3am Eastern on April 16. Enjoy! The HTC 10 is taking the Android world by storm. Can this one phone turn the tides for HTC? Our LG G5 coverage is in full swing, and everything you want to know about this phone will be answered. Lastly, another "backdoor" encryption bill is headed to congress, what might this mean for consumer tech? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, ...

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    Weird but convenient. A little on the costly side but extremely versatile and a great productivity enhancer for both phones and tablets. Apparently, the strengths of the first-gen LG Rolly outweighed its flaws, commanding an early sequel. Enter the aptly titled LG Rolly Keyboard 2, which aims to further improve the functionality of the original model while retaining the $110 price tag. Sub-$100 would have been an awesome deal, we know, but by the time it launches stateside, maybe it’ll get discounted. Currently, it’s only confirmed as headed to South Korea at 129,000 won ($110), and ...

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    Even when its competitors turned their backs on removable batteries, opting instead for fully-sealed handsets, LG has stood its ground, and year after year we see the manufacturer come back with new phones ready to swap out their batteries for fully-charged replacements at a moment's notice. But how many users actually take advantage of this option? We've seen the manufacturer try and stoke interest with bundle deals giving new owners free extra batteries and charging cradles, but what if you missed out on those deals? You may be in luck (with an emphasis on “may”- we'll explain in a ...

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    With yesterday's launch of the HTC 10, smartphone shoppers have a new flagship option to consider, joining the growing ranks of this season's heavyweights. And while these phones represent some attractive options, not everyone's got the resources to pay hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for the latest top-of-the-line handset. Luckily, there's no shortage of more affordable options to consider, and today we hear about the latest models descending upon Sprint's MVNO family, as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA pick up a trio of Android handsets. First up, we've got the Samsung Galaxy J7. ...

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    You won't find a more in-depth examination of a phone camera anywhere else online... Many companies have tried producing phones with dual cameras. HTC for example has played with both 3D and depth camera sensors on various EVOs and M8's. Instead of depth information or color accuracy, LG's approach is to offer two completely different cameras and separate shooting modes. One camera has a standard field of view which is very similar to the G4 it replaces. A 16MP camera, 1/2.6" sensor, 28mm equivalent focal length and an f/1.8 aperture. The other camera is an extreme wide angle shooter. An ...

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    Since even before the LG G5 launched, we've been tracking evidence pointing to the existence of some closely related handsets. Back in early February, benchmark evidence revealed a model LG-H840 that some members of the press were calling a “G5 Lite,” still packing a quad HD screen but seeing its SoC downgraded to a Snapdragon 652 chip. When the G5 finally launched, it looked like we had our explanation for this model's role, revealed as a more affordable non-VR-supporting G5 for markets like Latin America. More recently, though, we've been hearing about the LG G5 SE, and yesterday saw ...

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    One of the best things about personal computers has been the degree to which users can enhance hardware capabilities by way of expansion boards. Back in the day, that meant arduous installation and configuration of separate boards for video output, sound, networking, game controllers – pretty much anything worth using required its own board. But then motherboards started picking up more and more features themselves, and the push towards portability above all else has seen expansion options shrink from full-sized PC boards, to compact cards for laptops, to the vanishing of expansion ...

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    The year for me was 2001. I was just 21 years old and had just gotten promoted to the job of my dreams! As Operations Chief I would be in charge of managing a fleet of 12 aircraft, and I was so excited and scared at the same time. In this job you just couldn’t make mistakes, and I needed a tool to ensure I never forgot anything, and had computing power for quick calculations on the go. You might not remember this, but laptops back then were huge, and a new product was just surging to rescue people in need of mobile power - the PDA. A company you might remember as Palm owned the market ...

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    Since the spring lineup of Snapdragon 820 mobile powerhouses is almost complete, with the Galaxy S7 duo, LG G5, Sony Xperia X Performance and Xiaomi Mi 5 all either announced or commercially launched, and the HTC 10 mere hours away, it feels like a pretty good time to start looking towards the (not-so) distant future. What might fall bring in terms of Android-based flagships? A Galaxy Note 6, without a shadow of a doubt, plus obligatory new top-shelf models from companies like Sony and LG. All these should have a processor in common, and despite Snapdragon 820’s sizzling hot reception, ...

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    The LG G5 is supposed to be a modular smartphone thanks to the availability snap-on accessories that replace the phone's bottom edge and add some extra functionality. LG introduced this ability with a pair of modules: the LG CAM Plus and the LG Hi-Fi Plus. Now that the G5 is here, new owners are understandably curious to try out some of these add-ons for themselves, and if they go online they'll find plenty of opportunity to order the CAM Plus. But start looking for the LG Hi-Fi Plus, and you're likely to come away confused, as LG appears to be placing the accessory on ice in many corners ...

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    Will the LG G5 stand alone? The new Android flagship may finally be here for shoppers to take home, and while it's certainly got plenty of friends in terms of first-party accessories, will the G5 form the basis for a new family of family of phones, like we see Samsung's Galaxy S7 joined by its edge model, and maybe even a new Active variant? We've recently been considering whether LG might be trying something like that this time around, after seeing the company trademark the name “G5 SE.” Today we check out some new evidence that both attempts to confirm that an LG G5 SE is very much ...

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    Unlike Samsung, which relied on three full weeks of Galaxy S7 availability for a year-opening fiscal quarter of return to form, LG only launched the very promising new G5 flagship phone on April 1. Thus, you’d probably expect another “challenging” three months for a company more focused than ever on high-end, unapologetically expensive Android devices. But “healthy appliance sales and falling television panel prices” made for such great numbers between January and March that LG literally can’t wait to release them. For the first time in its history, the Korean tech conglomerate ...

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    Heftily discounted even before it exited the Google Store, the spring 2015-released LG Watch Urbane was bound to drop further really soon, especially after its LTE-enabled sequel returned to both AT&T and Verizon. Now the time to pull the trigger has definitely come, no remorse or second thoughts. The stylish circular Android Wear device is simply too compelling a purchase at $150 to worry about its advanced age or presumably shoddy software support going forward. Besides, something tells us the wearable piece is still up for one major update before it kicks the bucket. It’s also as ...

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    Took you long enough, you beefy engine. The LG V10 is finally seeing some Android Marshmallow love with Verizon and this upcoming week, it's coming from T-Mobile. Product Manager Des Smith tweeted out a little teaser with a picture that doesn't tell much other than the wait gap is closing. Guess who should start seeing #Android #Marshmallow next week! #LGV10 👍😄🤘#tmobile pic.twitter.com/jRR7cuUjzU — Des (@askdes) April 8, 2016 Nothing much going on beyond that tweet. Yesterday marked a month since the phone got its update in Korea, Turkey and elsewhere. Via: PhoneDog

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    Update: Welcome to the weekend! The full podcast is streamable just below the YouTube video. We'll have the podcast on the iTunes and RSS feeds starting from 3pm on April 8. Enjoy! We finally have the full scoop on those dual Leica cameras found on the Huawei P9! We'll try to figure out if LG's build quality criticisms will sink the G5, and is the end near for the Blackberry brand? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and comparing mid range phones, ...

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    Update from Samsung PR below. You’d be forgiven for forgetting the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge didn’t fly solo to Barcelona for pre-MWC introductions back in February, as Samsung remains curiously tight-lipped about the retail price of that game-changing Gear 360 spherical VR camera. In fact, there was essentially nothing following the 360-degree video recorder’s announcement and quick MWC demonstrations. No ads, no teasers, no mentions of a prospective commercial release date. Just a vague Q2 ETA. Well, the year’s second quarter is officially underway, and B&H Photo Video seems to ...

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    Google and LG must be feeling the heat of China-based smartphone manufacturers like Huawei, Xiaomi and Meizu, which are currently engaged in a crazy low-cost Android battle that threatens to take over the Western mobile landscape soon enough. As such, the already affordable Nexus 5X gradually dropped its starting price in recent months, and although Google Store, Best Buy and B&H promotions expired in the meantime, you can still get the stock Marshmallow-powered 5.2-incher on the cheap if you know where to look. Check that, you can purchase the 16GB configuration at its lowest price ...

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    With so many apps these days offering their own voice chat (to say nothing of video-call) capabilities, regular old-fashioned voice-call support on smartphones can feel like a bit of a dinosaur: why use such dated tech when you can call your buddies right from within Snapchat? But to the credit of carriers, we have seen some renewed interest in modernizing voice calls in recent years, mainly through the deployment of voice-over-LTE services. Now T-Mobile claims to be bringing its users something better still, announcing Enhanced Voice Services. What is EVS? Well, T-Mobile describes it as ...

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