The LG G5 is being billed as a premium smartphone but its metal rear casing seems to be vulnerable to scratching. YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, which showed us last year how easy it is to bend the Nexus 6P, put the LG G5 through the same standard durability tests other handsets were subjected to before it. It seems that even though the G5 has a metal rear shell, it’s covered by a primer that is fairly easy to scratch. More →
Most hardcore Android fans will argue up and down that stock Android is the only version of Android people should ever use. There is little question that devices running an unaltered Android build offer some advantages over other Android handsets. Namely, they have access to new versions of the Android operating system months or even years before other models. That’s right, years — the latest publicly available version of Android is currently in use on about 2% of all Android devices.
Of course, the issue of untimely updates is far more serious on low-end and mid-range phones than it is on high-end models. And as far as user experience goes, customized builds might offer a number of benefits over Google’s stock Android — at least, that’s what a new video from LG will attempt to convince you of. More →
Ahead of its iPhone SE introduction earlier this week, the last time Apple had released a new smartphone with a 4-inch screen was all the way back in September of 2013. The iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c were the last high-profile smartphones to launch with such small screens, and the following year’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus releases would finally bring Apple up to speed with rivals in terms of display size. And yet two years later in 2015, Apple still managed to sell more than 30 million older iPhone handsets with 4-inch screens. These weren’t brand new iPhones with cutting-edge technology. They were older models with older components and lower price tags.
With that in mind, most industry watchers seemed to agree that refreshing the iPhone 5s with the new iPhone SE was a good idea. But Cho Ju-no, CEO of LG Mobile, doesn’t share their opinion. In fact, he recently slammed Apple’s new iPhone while speaking with the press in South Korea. More →
If you’d rather do your binge watching on a big screen than a laptop or a tablet display, Netflix wants to help you find the right TV. Last year, the company started a new program granting select smart TVs “Netflix Recommended TV” seals of approval. The program will continue in 2016, with LG and Sony being the first to live up to the lofty standards set by the streaming company.
This year’s Mobile World Congress trade show hasn’t disappointed. In fact, it’s been a pretty great show so far compared to recent years. We’ve seen LG unveil the most innovative smartphone in years, we’ve seen Samsung unveil the sleekest and most powerful smartphone ever, and plenty of other companies have made exciting announcements alongside them.
The two most hotly anticipated Android smartphones of 2016 are now both official. LG took the wraps off of its new LG G5 bright and early on Sunday morning, and Samsung followed closely behind when it unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge soon after.
It goes without saying that these new Android phones outclass anything and everything that has come before them — when’s the last time you saw a flagship Android phone that wasn’t better than its predecessors? With Samsung and LG now set to do battle in the coming months though, the real question is which new flagship phone came out on top. More →
LG’s big Mobile World Congress press conference is finally over, and the South Korean company announced exactly what we thought it would: a phone that was featured in countless leaks ahead of the big reveal. A phone like no other. A phone that promises to be the most original flagship smartphone of the year, as the company is ready to embrace the concept of a modular smartphone, which no big company has really toyed with so far. Not even Google knows how to do it yet.
But the gamble might not pay off. Don’t get me wrong, I love how the LG G5 feels in the hand and how responsive it is – wow, it’s fast – but it’s all the “Play” gimmicks that are rather underwhelming. More →
Forget all the leaks and rumors leading up to this year’s Mobile World Congress and forget about the actual devices that will be unveiled at the conference this year. It almost as though it goes without saying that Samsung will steal the show. The company goes big with each announcement and we can’t think of a single time in the past few years that another smartphone maker has managed to generate anywhere near as much buzz as Samsung at one of these shows.
That said, LG just took the wraps off of its brand new LG G5 flagship Android smartphone — and if ever there was a handset that deserved to steal a little attention from Samsung, this could be it. More →
For the past couple of years, LG has held its own dedicated events in order to unveil its flagship phones. That changed on Sunday when LG took the stage at its Mobile World Congress event, dubbed Play Begins, to unveil the LG G5.
Not only is the venue relatively untraditional for LG, but the phone is as well. Unlike last year’s G4 and the G3 before it, the G5 features an all-metal casing and rounded edges — an almost unrecognizable redesign. More →
It’s Sunday, which means it’s game on for Android fans. It’s time to play! And I’m not saying that just because February 21st brings us a massive duel between two major Android handsets set to hit stores in the coming months. Yes, the LG G5 will go head to head against Samsung’s Galaxy S7 today. But LG’s event is focused on a “play” theme, as the company is expected to unveil a wide variety of “toys” that might just make the LG G5 the most original flagship smartphone of the year.
In a few short minutes, the LG G5 event will get underway in Barcelona, Spain, so you’ll definitely want to tune in for this one. In this post, you’ll be able to watch live streaming video as LG shows off its brand new devices. More →
Due to be unveiled Sunday, the LG G5 might be the most original Android flagship launching this year when it comes to design.
The phone will have a unique user-customizable slot on the bottom that will make the LG G5 stand out from the crowd and a new report gives us more details about this signature feature More →
There is precious little question at this point that OLED TVs offer the best picture quality money can buy, but it typically costs a whole lot of money to buy them. Add in the novelty and enhanced viewing experience afforded by a curved panel and now you’re really getting up there in price. But the BGR Deals team is here to help make your dreams a reality and we found a fantastic deal on the LG EG9100 Series 55″-Class Full HD Smart Curved OLED 3D TV, a webOS 2.0-powered HDTV that will blow your mind. More →
Researchers from the Queen’s University Human Media Lab recently unveiled the ReFlex, a smartphone prototype featuring a flexible and surprisingly functional display. By combining a bendable LG OLED display from LG with both multitouch input and bend sensors, the device is able to detect the degree to which a user bends the device in either one or two directions. Not only that, but the device can trigger tactile feedback based on specific use-case scenarios.