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    The LG G5 is just now reaching the hands of consumers, and it won't be long before users everywhere have the chance to start playing with LG's new Android flagship for the very first time. That means exposure to the phone's unique modular accessories as well, letting new owners add functionality to the handset by attaching an optional camera grip or high-quality DAC. One of the biggest questions we have right now is just how many users might take advantage of these add-ons, and if the hardware's presence will really help contribute to the G5's retail performance. But while we still need to ...

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    Pre-order madness meriting early shipments aren't unprecedented. T-Mobile pedaled into overdrive by fulfilling Samsung Galaxy S7 edge pre-orders before the month in which sales were to officially begin. In AT&T's case with the LG G5, it's the same case in technical terms, but it's practically a wash. Android Central is reporting that shipment confirmations for a few of those AT&T LG G5 phones are out right now. Some of those unboxings could happen as early as tomorrow, a day before South Korean stores have these things on the shelves. Everyone else everywhere else, if they play ...

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    It wasn’t that long ago that we were making jokes about how small cellphones could get. From Zoolander’s tiny flip phone, to Amy Wong in an early season of Futurama, the mobile tech trends convinced us that future phones would be the size of one of our nostrils. Then smartphones happened As mobile devices began tackling more duties than phone calls and texts, the demands on displays grew. Email drove the design of Blackberrys. Multimedia became the hallmark of the iPhone. Then in 2011, Samsung popularized larger screen phones with the first Galaxy Note. While that fist Note was ...

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    We're going to see numerous smartphone camera experiments over the next several years. Samsung is experimenting with reducing the resolution of the sensor on the Galaxy S7. Asus is experimenting with a hardware optical zoom on the ZenFone. One of the more interesting experiments is using multiple camera sensors. The LG G5 packs two different sensors, with two different lenses. The main 16MP sensor and lens is similar to what we've already seen on the G4 and the V10, but the second sensor is a lower 8MP resolution which is paired with a super wide lens. That second lens approaches a 135 ...

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    Uh. Yeah. Apparently an action movie star is going to exemplify the "'fun and playful experiences possible with the G5 and its versatile Modular Type design." Jason Statham will star as multiple (and the only) characters in at least one video commercial for LG's latest flagship Android phone. It will be directed by Fredrik Bond who has mostly stuck to the ads industry, but has directed Shia LaBeouf-led "Charlie Countryman," a dramatic rom-com. A villainous peg of recent productions in the "Fast & Furious" series, Statham "enjoyed partnering with LG and working on this commercial, so I ...

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    Although history tells us LG can’t hope to even come close to flagship Samsung phone sales numbers, there’s still a lot of online rumble regarding the modular G5 at the dawn of its global rollout. Scheduled to start shipping later this week, the 5.3-incher and its “Friends” are far from perfect, but they’re slowly getting there. Many carrier freebies are offered stateside to sweeten the deal, and even without them, the LG G5 isn’t prohibitively priced for what it brings to the table. Meanwhile, nitpicky old fans of the classic Android look and the platform’s traditional ...

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    As tempting as Big Red’s G5 pre-order offers look, as unappealing two other LG devices recently launched on America’s largest carrier seem at a first glance. And second, and third. Proving it’s learned absolutely nothing from past mistakes, VZW follows AT&T’s suit in rebooting the troubled Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, but once again horribly misses the pricing mark. While Ma Bell charges $200 on and $360 off-contract, Verizon promises to ship the standalone cellular connectivity-enabled timepiece “by” April 1, as long as you’re willing to pay $450 with or $500 without ...

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    It’s the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. Just as a couple of fresh styles for a very fashionable Fossil timepiece and an all-new Outdoor Watch from Casio picked up official Google support, the seemingly timeless LG Watch Urbane surprisingly saw its days cut short. But is it really surprising? In a way, sure, since Big G never tried to preserve the circular Android Wear gadget’s charm with any sort of discounts. The Watch Urbane debuted in April 2015 at $350, and it was sold for $350 by its search giant endorser up to its demise. Then you have an inexplicably rushed ...

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    Apple's introduction of the iPhone SE earlier this week was anything but business as usual for the company: here we had a new smartphone that delivered all the processing might of Apple's flagship models, while doing so at a substantially lower price. Understandably, the reaction from industry and consumers alike has been mixed. Did Apple just throw its flagship phones under the bus in the name of capturing mid-range sales? Is the company lazily re-using an old design and existing tech rather than delivering a fresh, new handset? Or is this exactly the smartphone a large number of users ...

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    Which carrier you choose for your flagship smartphone purchase doesn't just effect what you'll end up paying for monthly service, or the quality of the mobile network your phone gets to access: depending on how and where you buy the phone, you could end up paying a lot more (or less) than other places, or manage to score some extra hardware. Right now, carriers everywhere are opening pre-orders for the LG G5, giving shoppers plenty of options for how they get their hands on the phone, and the sort of value shoppers get from these deals has been pretty variable. We've seen AT&T with its ...

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    The iPhone SE is officially official! We're answering your questions about Apple's new mini powerhouse, taking a look at a smaller iPad Pro, and we finally have the full scoop on LG's Friends for the G5! 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 photography term definitions, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's podcast time on episode 193 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video ...

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    Recent history tells us that Sprint has been on the ball in terms of managing Android Marshmallow OTAs to Samsung, HTC and LG devices. But the carrier didn't pick up the V10 as its three major competitors did. And it looks like Verizon will be chief among those players to kick out a major software update. It's a simple update that just moves LG's skin on top of Marshmallow onto the V10. The OTA can be downloaded via Wi-Fi or on cell service, but with packages like these usually tipping the scales at over a gigabyte, you do have some considerations to make. But the rollout is at-hand and ...

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    The Galaxy S7 has had promo after promo after promo to boost its sales. LG has been trying to keep up with Samsung's shenanigans with a couple of its own tricks. US Cellular was the first carrier in the country to make its LG G5 offer known. AT&T pushed the envelope with a BOGO deal and a free battery. T-Mobile went all-out and put in the LG 360 CAM in the bag gratis. But it looks like Sprint — whose CEO has been a little hapless with Twitter today — will take the race at this stage with low prices and an accessory bundle. With the stipulation that you trade-in your current phone, ...

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    It's been a month since LG's flagship G5 smartphone launched at MWC, but now the handset is very nearly here, with retail availability beginning in a little over a week. And while we know you'll have the chance to get your hands on the phone not too long from now, the question of exactly when that might be has harder to pin down. First we saw Canada and the UK getting ready for the G5's arrival on April 8, before US carriers started talking about April 1. Then LG itself mentioned a March 31 global release, and other US carriers pushed the date up further still, saying they could start ...

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    LG's new flagship G5 is getting ready to make its retail debut, with the MWC-announced phone set to land in just over a week. Depending on where you pick the phone up, you might find yourself paying anywhere from $576 to $630 on carrier installment plans – or even a stupid-high $800 for an unactivated handset. And while G5 pricing itself is no secret, it's been more difficult to get hard numbers for the G5's myriad accessories: the LG Friends. With those set to also begin making their debut, we're finally picking up info from different markets about just what all this hardware will cost. ...

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    LG has been on a run of preparing us for these new-fangled phones it's got in the pipeline before turning the faucet on with an official release. Well, every other manufacturer does it, too, but not to the extent LG has been recently. Take the X series, a line of mid-range of phones exemplifying one particular hardware aspect. The two big ones so far — the X cam and X screen — were told of right before MWC. They just went official and have officially vague plans to be in the market this week. The X cam, carrying two rear cameras, and the X screen, featuring a V10-esque Second Screen, ...

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    Those of you looking to buy and activate the modular new LG G5 smartphone on America’s second largest wireless carrier can hit the trifecta if you hurry, as AT&T throws in more deal sweeteners than T-Mobile and Best Buy combined. While Ma Bell doesn’t let you have the ingenious LG 360 CAM or any “Friends” modules for free, pre-ordering the device by March 31 can hook you up with a gratis “backup” unit. That’s right, LG takes a page from its domestic arch-rival’s playbook, fighting fire with fire and Galaxy S7 BOGO promotions with virtually identical two-for-one G5 ...

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    While Samsung isn’t as aggressive as last year in plugging one of its smartwatches alongside the newest Galaxy S flagship phones, instead greatly hyping up the Gear VR headset, you can still catch the occasional Gear S2 bundle deal and publicity stunt. But that’s nothing compared to how shy LG seemed in relation to its own wearable devices on the heels of G5’s formal introduction. There’s a simple explanation for that, of course, as the original Watch Urbane is a little old and unexciting, and the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE a little… faulty. More than a little, actually, with ...

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    It’s hard not to be swept away by the modular, arguably good-looking and surprisingly inexpensive LG G5 now that a host of freebies and deal sweeteners have been announced, but if you still can’t afford the fresh new flagship, its predecessor remains a great bargain. Check that, it becomes a greater bargain than ever before, as trusted eBay seller buydig charges a measly $290 with a valid US warranty. The retailer only flaunts $90 savings, but compared to G4’s list price back in the day, that’s obviously a cool few hundred bucks off, at least. Meanwhile, the best Amazon can do for ...

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    When's the LG G5 headed out for shipment? The chaebol itself is pulling the lever on March 31 while retailers have ranged from the first day to just outside the first week of April. More of them have come to the fore to support the early bird special. Namely, New York's B&H Photo and the UK's Carphone Warehouse are both up and ready to handle pre-orders for the modular, dual-camera flagship right now. In both cases, the phone can be bought unlocked (or SIM-free, as the Brits say) and carries 32GB of storage. While it doesn't have any "Friends" modules to sell, Carphone Warehouse will ...

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    Phone manufacturers, retailers, and carriers alike realize that they exist within a highly competitive market, and that often means going the extra mile to secure a customer's sale. Just like we saw with Samsung and the Galaxy S7, launching with all manner of BOGO deals and free Gear VR headsets, now LG's up to the same sort of action as its G5 gets ready to hit retail. We already told you about a few of those offers, like selling the G5 alongside an extra battery, its Cam Plus add-on, or a free gift card, but it turns out that's just the tip of the iceberg. Now we're hearing US carriers ...

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    While LG hasn’t been anywhere as quick as Samsung to roll out its newest flagship Android smartphone, you can’t really say the G5 waiting is killing you. It’s still early days, compared to how long it used to take to launch these bad boys worldwide, and you officially have two more weeks to go. What’s two weeks between friends (pun intended), when you’re looking at the world’s first modular handheld, and a bunch of freebies are in store? Namely, LG’s just confirmed, a complimentary battery “pack” and the CAM Plus module in select territories. Unfortunately, it seems ...

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    Is it an inevitability that Apple will transition to OLED screens for future generations of the iPhone? A number of industry sources would sure have us think so, and it feels like there's no shortage of rumors claiming that Apple's looking to make the switch sometime within the next few years. Even if we take that move as given, when would Apple actually move forward with this plan? Sometimes we hear rumors talking about Apple going OLED as soon as next year with the iPhone 7s, while other rumors have looked further out, suggesting that 2018 would be the more likely year to see an OLED ...

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    When LG teased an "early April" release, we didn't think it'd be as early as early could get. Then again, with US carriers early-birding the Galaxy S7 before the calendar could even flip over from February, we might be catching some signals on this side of the Korean divide. A close source to Droid Life is reporting that US Cellular, considered to be the fifth tier-one mobile carrier in the US in what's really a four-player market, is getting pre-orders on for the LG G5 when March 28 comes around. Boxes hit store shelves April 1. Pricing comes down to $636 in full or 24 monthly payments ...

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    The K-series is the new catch-all for LG's mid-range phones this year. We saw three phones kick things off around CES time. Now that we're out of the flagship madness for just a fraction of a second, it's time we look at a couple more mid-rangers that have been introduced, but have only now officially arrived. The K5 has a "sleek, metallic body" and has a five-inch screen at 854 x 480 resolution. There's quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz max, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with a microSD slot available and 1,900mAh removable battery. The five-megapixel camera on back is paired with a ...

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