The latest Android smartphone is the LG V30, a high-end handset in every sense: It features a dual-camera setup, class-leading processor, and an edge-to-edge OLED display. LG focused primarily on the video and audio experiences with its flagship and delivered one of the most impressive mobile entertainment packages we’ve seen in years. Our LG V30 review called it “LG’s best phone ever.” Here’s everything you need to know about this powerhouse.Release date and availabilityIt won’t be hard to find the LG V30 on launch day.As part of a national promotion with Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform, every LG V30 customer is eligible for a free Daydream View headset and Tap VR Content Bundle. They’re limited to one per customer, and reserving one requires filling out an online form.The LG V30 is available from AT&T starting Thursday, October 5 online, and hits the carrier’s stores on Friday, October 6. It’s $27 per month … [Read more...] about The LG V30: Everything you need to know
Lg v20 vs lg v10
If you want the latest and greatest Android phone, you’re likely looking at the Samsung Galaxy S7 or LG G5 . Available this spring, both phones sport the highest-end specs and features you could ever want in a smartphone. The big question is, which should you buy? We’re about to make your decision a lot easier with our in-depth comparison between both powerhouses.Spec comparison Samsung Galaxy S7LG G5Size142.4 × 69.6 × 7.9 (mm)149.4 × 73.9 × 7.7 (mm)Weight152 grams159 gramsScreen5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED5.3-inch IPS LCD Quad HD quantumResolution2,560 × 1,440, 577 ppi2,560 × 1,440, 554 ppiAlways On DisplayYesYesOSAndroid 6.0.1, with TouchWizAndroid 6.0.1 with LG UXStorage32GB32GBSD Card SlotMicroSD, up to 200GBMicroSD, up to 2TBProcessorQuad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820RAM4GB4GBConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO, LTE, HSPA+, USB 2.0, NFCWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE, HSPA+, USB … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5: Which Android superstar shines brighter?
Wouldn’t holiday shopping be a lot more fun if you didn’t have to, you know, pay for stuff? We thought so too. That’s why we’re giving away some of our favorite gadgets – from drones to smartphones – for the eight days leading up to Christmas. Enter to win as many giveaways as you want, and don’t forget to keep checking back as new contests open up every day!LG’s V10 is a monster phone that’s full of unique features like a second screen, manual video controls, and a stainless steel frame. The phablet rocks top-of-the-line specs and a speedy fingerprint sensor for added security.The V10 is a very different beast than LG’s attractive G4, but it’s got the same excellent 16-megapixel camera with LG’s manual mode. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 processor and a whopping 4GB of RAM make the V10 a true powerhouse, and its 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 tech ensure it’ll last you through an action-packed … [Read more...] about DT Giveaway: Two LG V10 phones
Hidden away in the depths of its latest earnings report, LG let something slip about a new smartphone, and it’s exciting news. Whilst discussing the performance of its mobile division, LG states that, “The launch of the new V series and expanding sales of mass-tier K and X series models are expected to improve the business unit’s performance next quarter.” It doesn’t get much clearer. We’re to expect a sequel to the V10 in the near future.The LG V10 is perhaps the company’s best phone of recent times. A strong body, gorgeous screen, amazing camera, and an unusual design set it apart from other large smartphones. It sold well, with 450,000 of them shipping in the first 45 days it was on sale at the close of 2015. Since then, it has been overshadowed by the LG G5, which despite its radical modular design, hasn’t captured attention in the way LG wanted. A new V series phone means a second flagship device for 2016, in the same way … [Read more...] about Something to look forward to: LG’s got a sequel to the V10 coming soon
With Android Nougat, drop protection, and a superb camera, LG’s V20 already has us excited. LG is having a tough time this year. Though the LG G5 introduced an innovative system of modules that could augment and transform it, most U.S. phone buyers flocked to Samsung’s shiny, curved Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge — or the iPhone. A while ago, we would have said that the new LG V20 would get swallowed up by Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 … then they started exploding.With the Note 7 canceled, LG’s latest Android phablet is looking mighty attractive out of the gate.Like its V10 last year, the V20 is LG’s phone for the millions of us who want a big phone that can withstand our butterfingers. The V20 has a full military drop-test rating, some impressive cameras, and performance that rivals even its burliest competitors — and it’s a triumph of industrial design.And now, it looks like you’ll be able to start pre-ordering the V20 on October … [Read more...] about Hands on: LG V20
LG’s V series have always been the South Korean phone-maker’s technical best, often outdoing its more popular G series in specs and capabilities. Last year’s V20 had a secondary screen, and a Quad digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for higher quality music playback. This year’s LG V30 has dropped the second screen, but it offers far more screen real-estate.So that brings us to the real question: How does LG’s newest contender match up to its predecessor? We take a look. LG V30LG V20Size151.7 × 75.4 × 7.3 mm (5.96 × 2.96 × 0.29 in)159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm (6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 in)Weight5.57 ounces (158 grams)6.14 ounces (174 grams)Screen6-inch OLED5.7-inch LCDResolution2,880 × 1,440 pixels2,560 × 1,440 pixelsOSAndroid 7.1.2 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 NougatStorage64GB32GB or 64GBSD Card SlotYesYesNFC supportYesYesProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835Qualcomm Snapdragon 820RAM4GB4GBConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE / CDMAGSM / HSPA / LTE / … [Read more...] about LG V30 vs. LG V20: Does the new outshine the old?
Known as the HTC Ocean since rumors began, the HTC U 11 appears to be the final name for the device, which has been given an official announcement date by the company. It’s also teasing a very unusual feature; one that may have you squeezing the phone more than usual! Here’s everything we know about the HTC U 11, or HTC Ocean as it was previously known, so far.SpecsSo what kind of specs should we expect from the phone? We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the specs of the upcoming phone, and the latest comes from GFXBench, as reported by DroidHolic. According to the leak, the phone comes with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, along with a 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a hefty 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. On the back of the phone, you’ll find a 12MP rear-facing camera, and a 16MP front-facing camera, which is perfect for the selfie-lovers among us. Those sensors will be built by Sony, according to an article from … [Read more...] about HTC Ocean/HTC U 11: Leaks, news, and rumors
Editor’s note: We’re retiring this category because “phablets” aren’t much of a thing anymore. You can get a large 5.8-inch screen in a compact body, thanks to the latest “bezel-less” trend, where the edges flanking the screen are shrunken. We recommend taking a look at our best smartphones guide for similar recommendations, and if you want something smaller, we’ve got a guide of the best small smartphones you can buy. Everyone thought Samsung was totally nuts when it launched the first Galaxy Note, but now phablets have become so popular that Apple’s gone and made one. Love ’em or hate ’em, phablets are here to stay.While the definition of the phablet is somewhat ethereal and hard to pin down, for our purposes, we’re going to say that smartphones with displays sized 5.5 inches and up are considered phablets and everything else is just normal. In truth, the standard flagship phone is now about … [Read more...] about The best phablet you can buy
The LG G4 is LG’s flagship Android phone for 2015, and it’s a worthy successor to the LG G3, with an excellent 16-megapixel camera, Snapdragon 808 processor, and a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen. The phone was revealed at the end of April, and is already on sale around the world. Here’s what you need to know about the G4. Updated on 11-13-2015 by David Curry: Added in the White Gold edition announcement. White Gold Edition announcedV10 launched in the U.S. earlier this month, and we’re already hearing juicy rumors about the G5. However, to draw in some new customers, LG has announced a new white gold edition of the LG G4. It is available in South Korea for $600, where it is targeted at women and younger customers. It is the same device that launched earlier in the year, but with a white finish and gold frame. LG did not say if it would launch the edition in any other regions.Where is the LG G4 available?The LG G4 is available at all four major U.S. … [Read more...] about LG G4 news: White Gold edition announced for South Korea
Not only do T-Mobile and Verizon battle over networks and customers; they're also offering dueling deals, which could save you some bucks if you're in the market for a new smartphone.Credit: Sam Rutherford/Tom's GuideT-Mobile's offer focuses on the iPhone, with the chance to save money on a larger capacity model or get an iPhone SE for free when you buy another iPhone. Verizon, meanwhile, is offering reduced payments on a number of popular devices. Here's how the dueling deals break down.T-MobileYou can now get a 256GB iPhone 7 for the same price that you'd pay for a 128GB phone. That's a $100 savings for double the storage. You will have to pay $125.99 upfront if you're buying the phone on an installment plan, with monthly payments of $26 over the next two years. You can buy the phone outright for $749.99 instead of the usual $849.99 the 256GB iPhone 7 commands.Speaking of monthly payments, if you buy an iPhone on one of T-Mobile's installment plans, you're eligible to get an iPhone … [Read more...] about T-Mobile and Verizon Offering Deals on iPhone 7, Galaxy S8