The LG G Pad 10.1 is the longest-lasting business tablet you can buy, period. The 10.1-inch (25.7 centimeters) Android slate offers marathon battery life, in addition to solid performance, a big display and handy software features. That includes two different ways to run multiple apps on-screen at once, paving the way for better multitasking. Another highlight is QPair, a feature that lets you pair your Android smartphone to the G Pad 10.1, so you never miss an alert. Check out a full review of the LG G Pad 10.1 at our sister site Laptop Mag, or read on for five reasons this slate is good for work. Display The G Pad 10.1 sports a big HD display that dwarfs previously-released G Pad devices. The 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800-pixel panel is significantly bigger than the screens on the 7- and 8-inch (18 cm and 20 cm) G Pads, giving business users a lot more space to work. Screen-intensive tasks such as editing documents or spreadsheets on your tablet are easier on a bigger display, and everyday … [Read more...] about LG G Pad 10.1: Top 5 Business Features
LG's new smartwatch sports a round face and a sleek metal design. That sets the G Watch R apart from many devices in the current crop of smartwatches, which sport chunky plastic designs. Like any good smartwatch, it can pull in notifications from your Android smartphone to ensure you never miss an alert during the workday. The G Watch R, a follow-up to the original LG G Watch, also packs the power of Android Wear, and sports one of the bigger batteries seen in a smartwatch. LG hasn't announced exact pricing and release details for the device, but it's expected to launch this month. For now, read on for three features that might make it good for work. Design The G Watch R gets its name from its striking round face, which stands out in a landscape of rectangular smartwatches. Alongside from the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch from Motorola, it's the first Android smartwatch to debut with a circular face. That's a plus for business users who want a watch they can take seriously, since the G … [Read more...] about LG G Watch R: Top 3 Business Features
LG's new curved smartphone is a powerful Android device with a slew of great software features for business users, even if it is a bit gimmicky. The LG G Flex 2 is the follow-up to the original G Flex, launched last year. Like that phone, the whole body curves slightly from top to bottom. But the new 5.5-inch device is a lot smaller and more practical than its 6-inch predecessor, while retaining its best productivity features and gaining a slew of impressive hardware upgrades. We went hands-on with it this week. The first thing I noticed about the G Flex 2 is that it's a lot more manageable than last year's model, which had a whopping 6-inch display. I could easily reach the top of the Flex 2's 5.5-inch screen when holding it in one hand; the original G Flex was practically impossible to use without two free hands. In a time when smartphone makers are rushing to churn out bigger and bigger devices, it's refreshing to see LG take a step back with this one. LG also toned down the … [Read more...] about LG G Flex 2 Hands-On: Is it Good for Business?
LG has finally revealed the G4, the company's new flagship smartphone. But can the G4 take on its closest Android-powered competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S6? Read on to find out the LG phone's hits and misses, and which smartphone is better for business. Design LG G4: If you want a device that stands out, the G4 is unlike most phones in the wild. It sports a curved, leather back with stitching detail running down the middle. It's a sleek look for a business phone, and makes the G4 easier to keep in your hands than plastic or metal phones. The back is also swappable, so you can change out the design or purchase the plastic version if you're not a fan of leather. Samsung Galaxy S6: The Galaxy S series has a reputation for feeling cheap and flimsy, but the S6 has received a premium upgrade. Its sleek body sports a glass back made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4— the toughest commercial glass available — encased in a sturdy magnesium-alloy frame. These upgrades make … [Read more...] about LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Which Is Better for Business?
LG's new flagship smartphone looks ready to take on Samsung's Galaxy S6, but can it match that phone's business credentials? The LG G4 was revealed this week as a brand-new Android device, with enough features and performance to woo consumers. But LG has its work cut out for it if it wants to persuade business users to adopt its handset over Samsung's new flagship, which was good enough to be named our favorite overall business phone. The G4 – which doesn't have a firm release date yet but is expected to launch in the coming weeks – does have a few advantages over its closest rivals, though. While we wait to get our hands on the G4 for review, here's an early look at what makes the device good for business – and where it falls short. The design While Samsung took a page out of Apple's playbook with the sleek, glass-backed Galaxy S6, LG has gone in a totally different direction with the G4. It sports a leather back, with stitching detail that gives it the … [Read more...] about LG G4: Is It Good for Business?
A built-in stylus can turn a smartphone into a handy digital notepad. But so far, there haven't been very many stylus-equipped options outside of Samsung's pricey Galaxy Note line. That's why LG's new midrange, pen-enabled phablet is so interesting. The awkwardly named LG G Stylo looks to be a more affordable alternative to the Galaxy Note 4 for budget-minded business users. The device can now be purchased via T-Mobile for $289 upfront, or $12 a month for two years. While it looks a lot like LG's new flagship smartphone, the LG G4, the G Stylo doesn't come with the same top-of-the-line specs. For example, LG dropped the phone's RAM from 3GB for the G4, down to 1GB for the G Stylo, which means that apps probably won't launch as quickly and multitasking won't be as snappy. Additionally, instead of getting the G4's 32GB of internal storage, you get just 8GB on the G Stylo. That could be an issue if you want to store a lot of work documents on your smartphone. Meanwhile, the G … [Read more...] about LG G Stylo: Is It Good for Business?
If battery life is your top priority in a new work tablet, LG's G Pad II 10.1 is for you. The slate is the follow-up to the original LG G Pad, which launched in 2014 and is still the longest-lasting tablet we've ever tested. The G Pad II 10.1 promises to recreate the longevity of its predecessor, but with more powerful hardware, a slimmer frame and a few software perks for business users. The G Pad II 10.1 actually packs a smaller battery than the original G Pad 10.1, with a capacity of 7,400-mAh compared with the 8,000-mAh in last year's model, which ran for an unmatched 13 hours and 55 minutes in our battery life test. But since the new G Pad runs on newer, more efficient hardware and software – it ships with a clean installation of Android 5.1 Lollipop – we don't expect the smaller battery to hurt its longevity. If you're still worried about the G Pad II 10.1's slightly smaller 7,400-mAh battery capacity, consider that the brand-new … [Read more...] about LG G Pad II 10.1: Is It Good for Business?
An always-on second screen, a durable design and solid security make the new LG V10 smartphone look like an enticing option for business users. That second screen is hard to spot if you don't know where to look; LG actually stacked a narrow secondary display right on top of the V10's main panel. The two displays merge together seamlessly during normal use, but the top display can stay activated even when the main screen is powered off. Business users can benefit, because the second display provides handy shortcuts to your favorite contacts and frequently used apps, and also lets you view the time, date and incoming notifications without turning on the phone's battery-draining main display. It's similar to the secondary edge display that Samsung has incorporated into phones like the Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus. The V10's main display is pretty nice, too. The 5.7-inch quad-HD panel is extremely roomy, providing plenty of space for screen-intensive work tasks like … [Read more...] about LG V10 Smartphone: Is It Good for Business?
LG's new Stylus 2 promises top-tier note-taking functionality at an affordable price. That could make the pen-equipped Stylus 2 an enticing alternative to Samsung's pricey Galaxy Note 5 when it launches in the United States later this year. Like the Note 5, the Stylus 2 sports a built-in stylus that slides into a slot on the edge of the phone. Pulling the pen out triggers a pop-up menu, providing quick access to handy note-taking software so you can jot down notes in a hurry. The Stylus 2 offers full pressure sensitivity, so writing on the screen should feel smooth and natural. The phone has midrange specs that will help keep the price down, including a quad-core processor and a 720p display, which doesn't pack nearly as many pixels as the Note 5's screen. Workers will appreciate the roomy dimensions of the 5.7-inch display, though, which will make screen-intensive tasks like viewing large documents more comfortable. Other hardware highlights include an 8-megapixel, … [Read more...] about LG Stylus 2 Smartphone: Is It Good for Business?
The trouble with superportable laptops is that they don't typically afford enough screen space for serious work. That's the beauty of the LG Gram 15, which happens to be the single lightest 15-inch laptop we've ever laid our hands on. How light is it? At just 2.16 lbs., it weighs less than half as much as competing notebooks like the 5-lb. Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW and the 4.37-lb. Dell XPS 14. That's a big perk for commuters who need to lug their laptop between home and the office. The notebook's big 15.6-inch display is gorgeous and, more important, big enough to work on. Tasks like editing large spreadsheets or documents and multitasking with two windows side by side are much more comfortable on a screen this size than on 13-inchers like Dell's XPS 13 or Apple's MacBook Air, both of which weigh more than the larger Gram 15. We were also pleasantly surprised by the notebook's processing power, which is more than sufficient for heavy productivity. The Gram 15 is equipped with … [Read more...] about LG Gram 15: Is It Good for Business?