The Droid Life Show: Episode 83

Today, we are assembling for episode 83 of the Droid Life Show. On tap for topics, we have Tim waxing poetic on all things LG G4, since he is currently the only team member with one in hand. From his first impressions to how he feels about the device now before his review goes out, he’ll be sharing it all. We will then talk Google I/O and this week’s happenings involving it, our Watch Urbane review, and more.

Oh, Ron and his iPhone 5c will also be in the house, so I can imagine that he will want to weigh in on his post about life with the Galaxy S6. Get ready.

At 1:00PM Pacific (4:00PM Eastern), won’t you please join us? 

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Comparison: LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs. HTC One M9

The latest flagship devices from Samsung, LG, and HTC have been unveiled. With that, it’s time for consumers to begin researching which one will be best for them, as each device offers something quite different.

Without question, the G4, One M9, and Galaxy S6 Edge differ greatly not only on paper, but in design as well. The G4 is similar to previous high-end devices from LG and other OEMs, featuring a primarily plastic body, with exception to the leather-backed models. The One M9 continues HTC’s tradition of using metal throughout its design, while Samsung took a completely different route, utilizing a ton of glass and metal siding as its materials of choice.

Each device runs a different processor clocked at varying speeds, and each also features very different cameras. For your average consumer, the use of a QHD display may not be on the list of deal breaker attributes, but more importantly, buyers will want a good camera, good battery life, and a phone that is not confusing to use.  (more…)

Video: Android Wear 5.1.1 Tour on the Watch Urbane

We are still waiting for the big Android 5.1.1 update to rollout to your favorite Android Wear watches (like the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R), but before that happens we can still show you what to prepare your brains for thanks to the LG Watch Urbane, which is already running it. Yes, for whatever reason, LG and its Watch Urbane got first dibs on one of the biggest Android Wear updates to date(more…)

LG Watch Urbane: Unboxing and First Look

The LG Watch Urbane is in the house! The premium Android Wear device from LG, which was first unveiled at MWC in February, is now available on the Google Store for a whopping $349, in case you were interested.

We picked one up to take it for a first spin and share some thoughts on the latest in smartwatches running Google’s wearables platform. With its premium stainless steel body and polished finish (in either silver or gold), along with a P-OLED display, water resistance, heart rate monitor, and genuine leather strap, this is arguably the best yet. Well, that all depends on your taste in watches, of course. The Moto 360, even after all these months, is still the best looking of the bunch, in my opinion.  (more…)

Here are the First 4 LG G4 TV Commercials

With the phone official, LG is getting ready to ramp up promotional tactics for its newly unveiled flagship, G4. To kick off the campaign, they went ahead and released the first four TV commercials that you will likely see in the US and other places around the globe. Each focuses on what LG has deemed are the phones major selling points:  the 16MP f/1.8 camera, Quantum IPS display, and leather backing.

The commercials come in both 15-second and 30-second spots, but to give you the best presentation, we embedded all of the 30-second spots below.

Tell us what you think – are these the types of ads that are going to help the G4 cut into Samsung so-far-so-good Galaxy S6 numbers?  (more…)

Here is the LG G4 Official Product Video

Feeling a little hungover after yesterday’s LG G4 festivities? We are too. But what better way to cure a hangover than another beer G4 video?

This morning, LG posted the “official” product video for their new flagship smartphone, one that is ripe with drone footage taken on the phone, overviews of its camera, shots of leather being cut and shaped before being applied, butt seam rubbing, and tours of Sydney, Australia.

Even if you need a break from the G4 for a minute, the views of Sydney are at least worth a look. Trust me.  (more…)

Video: Galaxy S6 Goes 3rd Person Describing Its “Hot” Dual Edges in These Commercials

To say that Samsung’s promotional videos for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have been “wild” is probably a bit of an understatement. From unboxings that lead into parkour outings or helicopter escapes from the bad guys, Samsung is kind of all over the place. That’s not to say that these commercials are bad, they are just different. Different is usually OK, right? Anything but a ticking digital crown set to a drum beat. Please.

Anyways, here are a bunch of semi-funny, kind of awkward, “What Comes Next?” commercials from Samsung that give the phone a voice, turn it into some sort of real object, and then let it talk in the 3rd person to describe itself.  (more…)

Google’s Two New Project Fi Videos Help You Decide a Data Amount, Text and Call From Any Device

Look, the Nexus 5 2015 in all white!

Now that I have you attention with that placeholder device, let’s talk about a couple of new videos that Google added within the last 24 hours to its FAQ for Project Fi. The two videos focus on deciding how much data you should choose to start with on your Fi plan and how you can use your Fi number to call and text from almost any device, including tablets and computers.  (more…)