Here is a Preview of the LG G4’s New UX 4.0

On last week’s episode of the DL Show, we told you to get ready for a steady stream of feature teases from LG for their upcoming G4 handset. Earlier in the week, LG announced details for the device’s new 5.5-inch QHD LCD display, which we assumed was only the first of many announcements to come. You see, LG (and Samsung too) likes to slowly tease select features that will be included in their new phones in the weeks leading up to an unveiling, many of which end up painting a picture of the phone in detail before it becomes official.

Last night, they continued that trend by by releasing a video of LG’s new UX 4.0, the 4th version of their custom Android skin that will be featured in the G4.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 81

The DL Show episode 81 is here to take you into the weekend as the most informed Galaxy S6/S6 Edge or HTC One M9 enthusiast on the planet. That’s right, we have all three devices in house, have unboxed them, taken them for tours, compared them to other phones, provided all sorts of tips and tricks for each, and have lived with them for days. Since we have done all of that, it’s time to get on the air and talk about each as we prepare for final reviews, to give you a sense for what we like and don’t like. This show will be completely dedicated to the flagships of the moment. That’s fine with you, right?

At 3:00PM Pacific (6:00PM Eastern), won’t you please join us? 

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Samsung Galaxy S6: 25+ Tips and Tricks

Unless you ordered from T-Mobile, you more than likely are still waiting for your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pre-orders to arrive. While that news may be frustrating to deal with, the good news is that we can prepare you for April 10, the day that most orders will finally show up on doorsteps, so that the minute you open the box, you will know everything about your shiny new toy.

We already unboxed the Galaxy S6 (S6 Edge too), and compared it to the iPhone 6 and HTC One M9, but now we want to focus our efforts on actually using the phone. As we have done in the past with other flagships, we went ahead and assembled 25 or so tips and tricks for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge that should help you get the most out of Samsung’s best phones to date.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Unboxing

While Kellen is handling the full review for the Samsung Galaxy S6, I will be conducting the Galaxy S6 Edge review, and I have to say, I am very happy to have this phone in my hands.

After seeing countless other opinions on it from various sites across the web, it seems that many of my fellow tech bloggers find the S6 Edge’s display to simply be a gimmick. While I think gimmick is the wrong word to use, I find the phone to be rather attractive, so I will be dedicating the next week of my life to testing it completely.

And the only correct way to start this process is to make an unboxing video.  (more…)

Video: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6

Since we reviewed the iPhone 6 last year, we still have the little guy around the office. That may seem like an odd thing, knowing that we are an Android-focused site, but as it turns out, it’s actually a pretty good thing now that we have the Samsung Galaxy S6 in house. As many of you know, during our review process, we try and compare new flagships to current flagships of the moment to get a sense for our feeling with each in hand, talk about the specs of each, and generally, weigh in on the little things we prefer from one to the next. With both iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 available, this gives us a chance to compare the current smartphone king, to what may become the new smartphone king.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Unboxing

We now have the Samsung Galaxy S6 in our possession. I’m not sure I can put into words how ready for this moment I am. You see, we feel a little screwed by Samsung for not hosting a US satellite press event during MWC for this phone and its brother, like they have done every year for every phone as far back as I can remember, so this is, as odd as this sounds, the first time I have placed my hands on one. The excitement truly cannot be contained.  (more…)

This is What Happens to a Galaxy S6 Edge When You Slam It Face Down on the Ground, Repeatedly

Drop tests are dumb. Really dumb. Unless you are a device protection/insurance company who is offering replacement services or you make screen protectors, you shouldn’t be dropping phones on the ground for pageviews or YouTube subs. You look like a fool. Stop doing it.

With that said, this video is great. I have no idea who this person is, but they are throwing a Galaxy S6 Edge as hard as they can on the ground to see if the screen can break. It doesn’t appear that they are succeeding, which is kind of impressive. While there is nothing scientific about this, it might show some of the durability included in Samsung’s new curved phone. Or, it could just be a cool video of someone going H.A.M. on a brand new $900 phone.  (more…)