Posts tagged with: LG
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    You could play whack-a-mole with the number of buy-one-get-one-free deals the carriers are pulling off these days. But that AT&T, though. Yeah, it's got everyone beat right now with the number of phones available for the BOGO-ing. Just watch out for what you need to do to get in the door with this deal. So, here's the skinny: New customers will need to get at least two lines while existing customers will need to add a line. Customers must buy two phones from the same manufacturer. Both phones have to be paid through installment plans, but the free one (we suppose the one worth less ...

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    ***Winner Update*** Thank you everyone for participating! We have selected two winners for this contest. Austin and Fata will be receiving a Nextbit Robin and Galaxy S7 respectively! Many thanks to Nextbit and Clove.co.uk for supplying these prizes! *** There's a new Moto G coming soon. How will it compete in a market full of mid-range and entry-level phones? Google I/O delivered some exciting developer news, what might consumers have to look forward to on Android? The Nokia brand is returning to smartphones! What might we see out of Finland? Plus, we'll be announcing the winners of our ...

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    Following up on Google's Benson Leung's skepticism of the LG G5 and HTC 10 for likely being non-compliant with specifications for USB Type-C for charging, the engineer has become a little less wary of the G5. A GTrusted test of the device's charging practices when connected to Google's universal 60W USB-C adapter showed that the G5 follows USB Power Delivery protocol at 5V, 3A or 9V, 2A. This means that the phone may also support DisplayPort routing. The LG G5 and HTC 10 claim to support both the USB Power Delivery charging standard — which makes it possible to use DisplayPort — and ...

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    Available in Korea since March 31, the US from April 1, and most other major global markets for at least a few weeks, the LG G5 took an unusually long time to reach India, which has recently surpassed the US as the country with the second largest smartphone user base in the world. As such, it felt vital for both the short and long-term box-office prospects of the modular device to stop wasting time, and cater to the hundreds of millions of prospective India-based buyers with a relatively low price. Unfortunately, we still don’t know how much nation-leading retailer Flipkart intends to ...

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    You know the drill. A new phone launches. We all go crazy with commentary and videos for a couple weeks. Then, we all move on to the next new phone. How a phone ages is an important part of discussing smartphone performance. Let's revisit a fan favorite. This phone is a beast. This phone is a tank. This phone is a monster. LG was in an odd spot following the launch of the G Flex 2. Performance concerns surrounding the Qualcomm 810 eclipsed the discussion on both HTC and LG at the beginning of 2015. Following that debacle, LG's next phones, the G4 and V10, both utilized less powerful (but ...

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    Right on schedule, America’s leading “Uncarrier” has earlier today picked up three new Android phones, ranging in price from $165 to $680, and obviously, covering all the hardware bases with low to mid to high-end specifications. Of course, by “right on schedule” we mean recently unveiled and leaked timelines, as at least two of these “new” handhelds are a little late to the T-Mobile availability party after earlier debuts on rival networks. But hey, it could be worse. Magenta isn’t following AT&T’s suit in refusing to sell the HTC 10 directly, providing GSM users ...

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    LG has been working on better grouping its numerous smartphones in G, X and K families of late to reduce user confusion and an overwhelming feeling of market saturation, but unfortunately, the Korean company’s tablet release strategies remain a little too all over the place. After unleashing the way too similar G Pad X 8.3, G Pad II 8.3 and G Pad II 8.0, plus the G Pad II 10.1 and G Pad X 10.1 last year, the next few weeks may bring a couple of additional compact options to the low-cost table, which are probably themselves very much alike. The LG G Pad X 8.0 is reportedly headed to ...

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    Even established companies get duped once in a while. And their customers get doubly duped in the process. Take deals site Woot, for instance, and its offer of $150 Nexus 5 smartphones. Turns out, what was sold as "new" and having "32GB" turned out to be refurbished 16GB units. Yep, not exactly sure if even those can fetch $150 these days. Too bad, right? Well, after fielding a few frustrations on its forums, Woot has taken action to address the issue. Buyers can either get a total of $75 back from the site or return the phone and receive an extra $30 in credit. The site's also offering ...

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    ***Winner Update*** Thank you everyone for participating! We have selected two winners for this contest. Austin and Fata will be receiving a Nextbit Robin and Galaxy S7 respectively! Many thanks to Nextbit and Clove.co.uk for supplying these prizes! *** Is Apple Music deleting your downloaded music? What does Lenovo have up its sleeve for the next generation of Motorola devices? What are we looking forward to at this Google I/O? Plus, we're giving away TWO phones to celebrate TWO hundred episodes! We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone ...

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    Did the LG Phoenix really need a sequel? Well, since it was on AT&T the first time around, why not? The LG Phoenix 2 is apparently now online and on sale exclusively from AT&T as another of its first-party prepaid GoPhones. It's black, it's small and it's okay — a five-inch 720p display is paired will show off pictures from your 8-megapixel main camera and 5-megapixel selfie cam. All of that slathered onto Android Marshmallow. The Phoenix 2 will be at third-party retailers May 14 and at AT&T stores proper on June 10. We took a visit to the site today and found the LG ...

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    In LG’s vast 2016 product ecosystem, it’s all about who your friends are, and how they can fearlessly take on industry pioneers and veterans. The Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s-contending G5 handheld is clearly at the center of this “Friend ecosystem”, with the 360 VR headset, 360 CAM and CAM Plus gravitating around it, but the just-unveiled LG Action CAMLTE seems fully capable of challenging GoPros all by its lonesome. In fact, we’re not really sure how and why you’d ever need to pair this thing to the LG G5, since it brings its own 4G LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity to the action ...

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    Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s smartphone numbers for the three months ending March 2016 are in, and it’s the same old story over again. Android keeps surging, Windows Phone moves one step closer to obsolescence, while iOS posts more worrying losses. Wait, that’s not exactly what Apple came to expect from a timeframe in which the latest iPhone release wasn’t quite out-of-date. But after underwhelming holiday sales, and a recent financial report causing panic among investors, we’re not at all shocked to hear the global mobile OS duopoly is slowly heading towards a monopoly. ...

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    KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has backtracked on his thoughts on the limited presence of dual cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus in a new investment note. Kuo had previously figured that only "high end configurations" of the iPhone would get an extra-wide camera port. But he now believes that every 5.5-inch iPhone will be endowed with dual cameras. Part of that conclusion is based off of the sales performance of the Huawei P9 with its two rear cameras: The initial market response to Huawei's (CN) new flagship dual-camera model, P9, has been better than expected, and we estimate shipments may reach ...

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    Although it technically moved out of a two-year-long beta test back in the fall of 2013, “hybrid” mobile operator Republic Wireless continued to offer services that felt experimental and unripe for the mainstream segment. Until today, when a critical T-Mobile collaboration is officially announced, alongside network compatibility for seven of the most popular Android smartphones available stateside. Well, more like six, plus the entry-level Galaxy J3 (2016). The seven handhelds are manufactured by four of the top five US industry brands, and will range in price from $180 to $800. The ...

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    Remember last week, when we recommended nostalgic folks and cash-strapped Android purists they buy a pre-owned original Nexus 5 from Daily Steals in exchange for $140, fully convinced it doesn’t get better than this? It turns out we were off by a mile (or ten), as Woot now sells brand-new, immaculate 32GB N5 units at $150 a pop. It’s hard to believe, but nearly three years in, Google and its many retail partners still didn’t manage to clear all LG Nexus 5 inventory. We don’t reckon there are more than a few dozen copies on sale, though, so time is of the essence, and it’s wise to ...

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    The “Uncarrier” likes to keep both its most generous and tight-fisted subscribers happy, with plenty of smartphone choices currently offered for essentially every budget, and a pair of affordable new Androids also in the pipeline for a commercial T-Mo rollout later this month. Specifically, next Wednesday, on May 18, though it’s a bit of a stretch to call one of the two handhelds new. That’s because T-Mobile apparently intends to pick up last year’s Samsung Galaxy J7 variant instead of the 2016 edition, with plastic everything and only a 3,000 mAh battery in tow. But the 2015 ...

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    As much as LG would have loved to keep the G5’s profit margins nice and thick, with the world’s first modular smartphone initially priced at around $700 unlocked, fierce competition from the oft-discounted Samsung Galaxy S7 prompted a slew of similarly premature deals. Offered on a now commonplace BOGO arrangement by AT&T back when it went up for pre-orders, the LG G5 was also sold through T-Mobile for Mother’s Day on a slightly less convenient buy-one-get-one-half-off pact. Verizon today undercuts that and matches Ma Bell’s past generosity, letting its subscribers purchase a ...

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    Looks like "modular" is in fact the buzzword of the year. At least, we can see a continuation of the trend if we trust VentureBeat's Evan Blass with some more information about this year's Moto X (or Moto Xs?). This follows on from the renders we saw of the devices along with a potential DROID Turbo 3 from HellomotoHK earlier. "A person who was briefed on the plans" said that both phones will have 5.5-inch AMOLED screens, be metallic and get sold under the Moto X brand. The pair will also have exchangeable backplates to add different functions to the device.   Thing is, the unit ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we pride ourselves on producing some of the most in depth lifestyle examinations of smartphone performance available online. Recently we've taken to reviewing phone cameras in the same way we might examine a standalone camera. Our Real Camera Reviews are deep-dive videos for folks who want to know as much about photo and video performance as we can demonstrate while shooting in real world conditions. The major phone releases for the first half of 2016 have all been reviewed. Looking at Samsungs, HTCs, LGs, Huaweis, and iPhones, which phone cameras rise to the top for the ...

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    Even if you don’t want to buy Android powerhouses shortly after their launch, or can’t afford them right away, the usual onslaught of spring flagships from Samsung, HTC or LG comes with stellar discounts on old models, so everyone gets their wishes fulfilled. There’s clearly no shame in going the Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 or LG G4 route these days, as all three 2015 heavyweight contenders still have plenty of fight left in them. The G4 in particular feels like a smart purchase for folks on the fence about its redesigned, modular successor, with its genuine leather back capable of turning ...

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    Steve Notman is in plenty of trouble. First off, the repeat offender was caught on video allegedly selling meth in the city of Alliance, Ohio. Second, his phone has continued buzzing up with texts from customers. Third, he has poor taste in ringtones. All this we're learning from the Alliance Police Department as it has put out a public plea on Facebook for people to stop ringing up Steve for your gram. Investigators are looking through the phone to see if they can arrest you. This story may have been a little more serious if we found out that it was all encrypted and that prosecutors were ...

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    While the newest iteration of Google’s uber-popular mobile OS managed to climb from 0.5 to 7.5 percent share in platform distribution numbers between December of last year and this month, the fact that Marshmallow hasn’t even broken double-digit ground yet is certainly disappointing. Most semi-recent flagship phones built by tier 1 OEMs have of course been upgraded to Android 6.0 in the past couple of months or are brought to date as we speak, but the sluggish pace badly impacted adoption stats. Then you got mid-range handhelds and tablets of all calibers launched with Lollipop ...

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    With the newer, prettier, more powerful Nexus 5X still sold for $200 on Project Fi, and recently discounted to as little as $230 in international unlocked form, retailers hanging on to inventory leftovers of the OG Nexus 5 have only two possible plays. They can flat-out give up on the 2013-released 5-incher, or practically give it away at ridiculously low prices of $140 or so. That latter figure is almost impossible to turn down, with vanilla Android 6.0 Marshmallow goodies in the mix, LTE support for AT&T, T-Mobile and even Sprint, 32GB internal storage space, and a respectably sharp ...

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    Galaxy Note 6 rumors are heating up. What might be in store for Samsung's next phablet? We ask our viewers, which HTC has the best BoomSound? HTC 10 or the One M9? And we're wrapping up our time with the iPad Pro 9.7. Can this tablet really be used for work? 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, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 199 of the ...

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    Apple's apocalypse/demise/plateau has firmed up enough for the time being to give Samsung the biggest portion of the US smartphone market. At least, it was the case back in March. Counterpoint Research reports that Apple had 23 percent market share, short of Samsung's 28.8 percent. It's the first monthly win for Samsung in 11 months and signals that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge did indeed have great first-month results, especially when pitting them against the Galaxy S6's sales. Rounding the top five are LG (17.1 percent), ZTE (6.6 percent) and Alcatel (4.5 percent). Global ...

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