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    After announcing the LG G3 flagship last year, the manufacturer has followed up with a smaller version of the device. There were several codenames rumored for the model, including G3s, G3 Compact, G3 Mini, and G3 Beat. Out of all these, despite having mostly the same outer aspect, the G3 Beat wasn't so small after all, and we've compared the G3 S with the G3 flagship at IFA 2014. If last year is of any indication, we should expect variations of some sort this year too, with the LG G4. Now, we do know that retailer listings and placeholders are often wrong, but we'll mention that a certain ...

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    The LG G4 is out, and it joins the elite pack of 2015 flagship smartphones, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and S6 Edge) and the HTC One M9. How it will manage to compete with these is something we'll find out in our upcoming full review, as well as in-depth comparisons. For now, the manufacturer continues to call out its main features. On LG's G4 product page on the US website, the South Korean phone-maker is not at all shy to remind you that "pixel for pixel, the display on the new G4 has a higher resolution than the iPhone 6 Plus". Both the LG G4 display, and the one on the iPhone 6 ...

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    What's standing between LG and finding even greater success in the smartphone market? It's not like the company doesn't produce some solid models, so why isn't its share of things up on the level of players like Samsung? There's no one simple answer, but promotion undoubtedly plays a major role there; sometimes it seems that there's no limit to what Samsung will spend to advertise a smartphone. With the G4 now available, is LG ready to step up its promo game and get the phone out where potential shoppers will be exposed to it? As we look forward to seeing how initial sales perform, the ...

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    In case you missed it, LG unveiled the G4 yesterday. Of course we went hands-on, compared the G4 and the Galaxy S6, as well as its predecessor, the G3. Our coverage has just started, and there's much more to come, including our full review, coming next week. While you can check out the phone's full specifications here, we'll remind you that it packs a 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 16MP and 8MP camera tandem, and the usual suspects. This is the phone LG is putting against the competition (iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, One M9, etc.), and this ...

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    You've seen what the just-launched LG G4 looks like when compared to last year's G3, but what about a modern flagship? After all, when shoppers head out to stores later this spring, they won't be weight the G4 against the phone it's replacing in LG's lineup, but against other flagships from different Android manufacturers. And top at many of smartphone shoppers' lists is going to be Samsung with its Galaxy S6. At LG's launch event for the G4, we brought along just such a GS6 to give you a quick look at just how these two top-shelf smartphones compare. Both companies made some start choices ...

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    Think you know what to expect from the LG G4, because you've already had some experience with last year's G3? Well, you're not wrong – the G4 is cute from much of the same cloth as the G3, and LG didn't feel the need to reinvent the wheel this time around – but that doesn't mean this is some uninspired re-hash either, and LG has made some important upgrades that do much to help establish the G4 as a handset worthy of some it own attention. At LG's launch event today in New York, we went hands-on with both G-series flagships to really see how they compare. You may have seen our ...

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    The LG G4 just debuted in a global launch event, but it's South Korea that's getting the phone first, with availability starting tomorrow, April 28. We knew that the big carriers in the US would start getting their hands on the phone later this spring, but when? One by one, the carriers are now speaking up about their own plans for the G4. First we heard from T-Mobile, confirming its intention to carry the G4. And while it hasn't offered a date just yet, it does have a way to give you an early look at the phone, thanks to a contest that will see the carrier giving out a G4 a day for free ...

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    LG finally made the G4 flagship official earlier, at the New York launch event, and we can finally put an end to all the rumors and leaks. The phone is out there, and whether you you like it or not, it is a true flagship, competing for market dominance with the Galaxy S6, and One M9 (well, Xperia Z4 in Japan), to name the most recent ones. We're looking at the specs and features in different posts, but you should know that aside from the leather-back version of the G4 (available in black, brown, red, sky blue, beige, and yellow) there will also be another variant: LG G4 ceramic is what ...

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    The third big flagship launch of the year is finally here. Following the MWC launches of HTC's One M9 and Samsung's Galaxy S6, we're onto the next big contender for your bucks, the newly-announced G4. All the images you saw and the specs you read probably aren't quite enough to give you the look you want at the year's next big Android phone, so we've prepared for you an LG G4 hands-on video straight out of New York City. Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck gives us our first video look at the phone, showing off the chassis that's oh-so-familiar thanks to its predecessors, the LG G2 and G3. ...

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    The yearly cycle is repeating itself: one flagship is a year old, its replacement brand new. Just what has one year brought us in terms of specs, though? Has the rate of innovation slowed, or are smartphone internals becoming exponentially better with each generation? If it's the newly-announced LG G4 you're wondering about, we've got you covered with an LG G4 vs G3 specs comparison, right down below in chart form. Unsurprisingly, not a whole lot has changed; the G3 was a remarkable phone, and we regarded it as such when heading through the review process with it last year. The ...

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    LG's G4 just went official, the company's latest Android to take up the G-series name. And as such a flagship model, it's inevitable that we'll be putting the phone's specs under the microscope. With the G4, LG made the somewhat controversial decision not to go with the Snapdragon 810 that powers the HTC One M9, and even the LG G Flex 2 before it, and instead to only outfit the handset with the hexa-core Snapdragon 808. LG claims that the 808 was really the best fit for the phone, but will its performance measure up to its competition? As we wait to give the G4 our full review treatment, ...

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    The time has come for the latest flagship to be unveiled. LG has taken the wraps off of its brand-new G4 smartphone today, ushering in a couple highly-anticipated changes to the company's Android portfolio and improving upon last year's G3 in quite a few ways. In simultaneous events in locations such as New York City, London, and Seoul today, members of the press saw the LG G4 announced and its features demonstrated, especially its camera. Speaking of that camera, there's an f/1.8 aperture lens, which allows in 80 percent more light than the G3's imaging unit. It's a 16MP shooter, and it ...

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    Does the LG G4 have any secrets left? Between the weeks and weeks of detailed leaks, the effort LG's undertaken to tease the phone's feature set, and now this last-minute spec leak, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the G4 had nothing further to reveal. The truth will become clear in just a few hours, with LG's event getting underway at 11am Eastern, but before it does, we've got at least one more leak to take a look at, upon the release of some of early pics of the G4 being unboxed. For those of you who have expressed some hesitation over the idea of the leather-backed G4, this may be ...

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    Despite having some of its features unveiled earlier by the manufacturer itself, and its internals by leaksters and/or the media, the LG G4 is still a pretty exciting phone, and its official unveiling is happening today. It is happening at 11a EST (1500GMT), and you can watch the LG G4 event live stream below, in case you didn't manage to make it to New York or London. The world is expecting a 2015 flagship that will have a curved screen like the G Flex 2, a leather back options, a great camera, and other features which were previously leaked. We're going to find out pretty soon whether ...

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    Today (April 28) is the LG will unveil the G4, its 2015 flagship. You don't have to be an LG fan to be excited about the event; if you love Android, or mobile tech in general, you should be looking forward to seeing what the South Korean phone maker has in store for us. It also looks like you don't have to wait until the event to find out the internals of the phone, as the LG G4 specs have been tentatively leaked. Being slightly larger than the G3, the G4 measures 5.9 x 3 x 0.4 inches and 5.5 ounces, while also being slightly curved, like the G Flex 2. On the inside, you find a Qualcomm ...

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    As we heard earlier this month straight from the manufacturer, the Google Store has the LG Watch Urbane available for you to purchase as of now. The Google Store is available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, and it now features LG's latest and greatest Android Wear-powered smartwatch. It goes for $349 in the US, and, what you get for your money is a 1.3-inch P-OLED Display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels and pixel density of 245ppi, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 ...

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    Even though LG was one of the big launch partners for Windows Phone 7, the company sadly didn't launch a follow up in the next Windows Phone generations. We don't know why this happened, but we assume that the company had the same feelings as Huawei at some point. To see the recent leaks of an LG Windows Phone in renders a few weeks ago was an interesting twist to the company's success in Android, and today we learn more. LG's website is now mentioning not one, but two Windows Phones for Verizon, or at least two variants that could be very similar to each other. One is the LG VW820, and ...

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    It wasn't that long ago that almost every mobile operating system (and variant thereof) was heavily stylized after tangible items that we come across every day. Notepads apps looked like legal pads, volume controls looked like dials and knobs, toggle buttons looked like switches, and so on. Pushing beyond just tangible "things", many OEMs incorporated skeuomorphic hints in their textures and backgrounds. Patterns modeled after stitching, denim, paper, and even fine leather could be found in our UIs. Skeuomorphism One of the main arguments for skeuomorphic design is the relative ease for ...

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    One weekend separates us from the official unveiling of the LG G4, the company's 2015 flagship, replacing the well received LG G3 from 2014. Despite basically being an unannounced phone, there's a lot we know about the device (actually, there's a lot more we know than what we don't). This is thanks to, on one hand, LG teasing most of its features, and, on the other, thanks to leaks we've seen. Pricing, however, is still a mystery, but according to a recent report, the LG G4 will be priced just like the Samsung Galaxy S6 (which is already a darn expensive phone). Of course, as we've seen in ...

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    We're days away from the official reveal of the LG G4 at this point, which means that this is just about the time that leaks start flooding in. A leak out of Iran looks to confirm additional LG G4 details we did not know even after the massive microsite leak that revealed what we thought was everything about the phone. Specifically, a dual-SIM model looks to be confirmed. Additionally, LG has revealed officially some more UX 4.0 details – UX 4.0 is the skin the G4 will feature atop Android Lollipop. On the Iran leak point, a series of photographs has arrived thanks to Zoomit.ir (linked ...

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    We've spent a lot of time talking about the G Flex 2 lately, praising it for its design, comfortability, and camera. We've discussed it on the last few episodes of the Pocketnow Weekly, and even the intermittent lag, one of our only complaints about the device, seems to have been fixed in the US version we tested. But while we love the curvy screen and the flashy crimson red casing, there's one part of the phone that we've practically left out of the conversation: its self-healing back. Our own Michael Fisher already tested the durability of the self-healing coating on the original G ...

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    LG's upcoming G4, and its respective event, are all we are used to talking about recently when it comes to the South Korean phone manufacturer, but, the company also has a rather beautiful smartwatch up its sleeve, one we took a close look at while in Barcelona for the 2015 MWC. The LG Watch Urbane rollout begins this week, according to the official wording from the manufacturer. It will start in South Korea, followed by key markets in North America, Europe and Asia in the weeks to come. Those who have access to a Google Store (namely customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong ...

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    LG's G4 is set to launch in just a matter of days, and when sales of the phone finally begin, shoppers will be able to take one home in a number of attractive leather finishes. Don't worry, those of you who aren't the biggest fans of the leather-backed imagery that's dominated much of what we've seen from the G4 to date – even though the leather covers will be G4 options, they won't be the only ones, and we've already seen some more traditional plastic backs. But if leather is your thing, you're going to want to check out LG's latest G4 teaser video, which is all about -you guessed it- ...

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    There was a time in not too distant history when LG's flagship smartphone had flat screens, and those with curved displays were reserved for the G Flex series. But with the G4 on the horizon, rumors started arriving that even this flagship model could be going the way of the G Flex, and picking up a curved screen of its own. In the time since, we've seen a number of officially sourced G4 images, and sure enough, it does appear to have a slight curve to it – really, really slight. Now we're getting some hard figures about the full extent of that curve, and there's a good reason it doesn't ...

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    LG has made it a point with its recent phones to show that it welcomes smartphone users with all needs. Its already-diverse portfolio is getting even larger today, with the introduction of the budget-friendly LG G Stylo. The device (as the name implies) carries a stylus as one of its headlining features, though the meaning is twofold – LG says it also refers to the phone being "stylish". Let's first talk about that stylus. It's throwing in a Q Memo Plus widget with the G Stylo, which can be used to take notes using the new-and-improved writing utensil. LG notes that the display of the ...

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