Reminiscing With An LG G4 On Verizon

20150629_173000Earlier this year I reviewed the G4, to much fanfare. In comparison to my reviews of the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, the G4 came out to be the most well-rounded of the flagship trio, but the S6 took the design and futurist categories.

However, the G4 I reviewed was a South Korean pre-launch model, and while practically 100% reflective of the American variants, it wasn’t an actual U.S. phone, but rather, an unlocked one. Thus, I had to rectify that.

LG G4: This Is A Mean Smartphone, With Much Style

IMGP0294It’s only been a few hours since UPS delivered an LG G4 from Korea, but I’m already settling in nicely. The LG G4 is the (ever heard of this South Korean tech superpower) latest flagship smartphone to debut out of LG Mobile.

Is it worth the year-long wait? Yes, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves and at least pay attention to the specs — and design, that’s been tweaked slightly as well. For example, the model I have has a hammered plastic back, which looks and feels gratifying but a leather-backed version will debut in beige, black, sky blue and yellow colors — that’s what you want.

LG’s G4 Press Images Have Been Leaked Everywhere

lg-g4-microsite-leak14.0The LG G4 is no longer a secret, as literally every single angle of the device has been revealed in leaked images, from a site that has now been shut down.

From the leather-backed options, to the pseudo-carbon fiber weave on the front, it’s all been revealed. Some specs have also been pieced together: a 5.5-inch, quad HD screen, a replaceable 3,000mAh battery, and a microSD card slot, along with Android Lollipop and LG’s software customizations.

Plus, a 16 megapixel f/1.8 camera with a full manual mode! Come on, that’s mildly interesting.

Little has been left to the imagination for the upcoming April 28th press event, however it goes without saying that G4 looks like a promising flagship for LG. The QuickCircle case makes a return, where a small window will allow you to see notifications without using the entire screen of the phone.

We’ll see if LG can surprise us come the 28th. Ball is in your court, LG.

LG G Flex 2 Review: It’s Great And Curvy, But Needs Software Tweaks

DSC_0172So, on paper the LG GFlex 2 able to flex muscles with the best of the new 2015 smartphones — terrible pun, intended. Everything you’d want is here: Android 5.x Lollipop, a 1080p screen, pleasing aesthetic qualities, a usable camera and the latest Snapdragon processor — it’s a solid smartphone.

But even with all that, there are variables in LG’s curved smartphone formula that still need tweaking; thankfully it’s mostly software.

LG Has Press Events All Over The World Set For April 24th, For Its Next Flagship

lg-g4-save-the-dateOh, yes indeed. If you haven’t been keeping track, it’s time for a new flagship smartphone from LG. That would most likely mean that this new smartphone of interest will be called the G4, but no one is placing bets, yet.

Initial speculation from South Korean sites mentions that a 5″ curved Quad HD display is what’s in store; what is certain is that invites are being sent out to the press for events in New York, London, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul — all on the 28th of April. Fun times, indeed.

LG Spruces Up The G Watch R To “Urbane” Luxury Status

urbaneLG isn’t replacing its G Watch R, one of the best looking smartwatches out there, and the only circular smartwatch out that gives the Moto 360 a run for its money. Instead, it’s adding a luxury edition of the watch, called the G Watch R Urbane, complete with all-metal, swappable leather strap, and gold or silver finishes. Pricing and release date are as of yet, unreleased.

But, there’s no doubt that it looks great.

Via: LG Newsroom

LG Reports Q4 2014 Results: $475M In Profits, Ships 59.1M Smartphones

LG G Flex ReviewedTake note that LG is profiting greatly through its multiple divisions, mobile especially. A $475 million profit for 2014 after shipping a total of 59.1 million smartphones, a 24 percent increase on its previous year; LG is doing better than ever.

Looking at those results in detail: the $474.81 million net profit is a 125% improvement on last year’s results. Its mobile business which helped pull in year-long revenue of $55.91 billion, but home entertainment took a dip with the $189.41 million in Q4 2014, due to costs of closing its plasma TV unit.

In short, the company said, “LG will concentrate on improving its brand power, operating more efficiently, and focusing on selective key markets,” which sounds like a very reasonable plan.

Via: LG Earnings

LG’s Most Powerful Smartphone Debuts At CES 2015, The G Flex 2

G_Flex2_500LG put the best specs in their latest smartphone, the G Flex 2. LG’s curved smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD Curved P-OLED display (1920 x 1080 resolution and 403ppi), a 2GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB storage, microSD support, a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization with 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC, 3,000mAh battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

A little extra info on the Snapdragon 810: it sports two 64-bit quad-core CPUs (Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53) and offers support for native 4K Ultra HD interface and video. The U.S. release is pinned later in the year.

Via: LG Newsroom