LG Announces Own NUCLUN Octa-Core Processor, New G3 Screen Phone Running It

Yesterday, pictures of an unannounced LG phone codenamed “Liger” surfaced, along with benchmarks to showcase the phone’s LG-made processor, a chipset that has been running under the codename “Odin” for some time. To get out ahead of any additional leaks, or because that leak was perfectly timed and orchestrated, LG finished off the day by announcing both the phone and processor. The phone is called the LG G3 Screen; the processor is the company’s first in-house made chipset known as NUCLUN(more…)

LG G Watch R Unboxing and Tour

The other round Android Wear smartwatch is now in house at DL HQ. Or as LG would put it – the only fully round smartwatch. That’s right, the LG G Watch R is here and already on wrist after we filmed a quick unboxing and first impressions video. With its use of premium materials and upgraded specs over the original G Watch, LG is aiming at Motorola’s round effort, the Moto 360. Can it stand up to what we consider to be the best Android Wear watch on the planet? Let’s start to find out.  (more…)

LG Liger Pictures and Benchmarks Leak, Suggest Odin Processor

Something many phone manufacturers are wont to do is make lower-end, derivative versions of their flagship devices for developing markets. LG is no exception, as proven by leaked images and benchmarks of the Liger.

An item of particular notes it the Liger’s LG-designed Odin processor, an octa-core design featuring four Cortex A15-cores alongside four Cortext-A7 in big.LITTLE configuration. The handset is otherwise unremarkable, borrowing the G3’s design language and sporting a 5.9″ 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, 13MP camera with laser auto focus, and  3,000mAh.  (more…)

Comparison: Nexus 6 vs. iPhone 6 (and Plus), Moto X, Galaxy Note 4, and More

Yesterday, during the madness that was Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Lollipop day, we put together a quick comparison of the new Google phone to its predecessors. The point was to show how far we have come over the years, both in terms of specs, price, and size. But what about the rest of the smartphone world? How does the Nexus 6 stack up to the new iPhones (6 and 6 Plus), Galaxy Note 4, Moto X, LG G3, Galaxy S5, and HTC One (M8)? Well, we have that info for you below in one of our classic charts.  (more…)

Nexus 6 vs. Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4 vs. Galaxy Nexus

The Nexus 6 is by all means a beast in terms of next-gen specs. It has everything a next-gen flagship device would have – Snapdragon 805, Quad HD display, 13MP camera with OIS, 3GB RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage, a massive battery, and connectivity almost anywhere in the world. This might be the first time that we have seen a Nexus device arrive as the king of the hill, at least on paper. In the past, Nexus devices either seemed a processor behind or were missing a crucial spec or lacked something that other phones all seemed to have. That certainly isn’t the case this time around.  (more…)

LG G3 “Bump” Gives You Fully Working TWRP Recovery on All Variants

If you own an LG G3 – we are talking any variant – and are into custom recoveries, ROMs, that sort of thing, then you should probably have already installed Bump. Created by Team Codefire, Bump allows you to boot into a full TWRP custom recovery and flash ROMs as you please, sort of like if you had a full bootloader unlock. As I just mentioned, this should work with all carrier variants (including Verizon’s), you just need to be rooted first (and work through a little adb with a recovery.img).  (more…)