According to the latest report from Korea, LG is abandoning its module smartphone strategy, the same that was used in this year’s G5. Unsurprisingly, LG has stated that the G5 was not as successful as they had hoped, and usability of the modules was hindered due to the inability to hot swap modules. If you need more insight into why the G5 was not all that awesome, be sure to check out our review. To sum it up, the module aspect was not well executed.
Given this news, it is now reported that next year’s G6 will not feature modularity. (more…)
The V20 on Verizon was made available last night online, but already, the carrier is sending out the first update for the device labeled as software version VS99511A. Inside, you won’t find anything too crazy, but Verizon does list “performance enhancements.” (more…)
The LG V20 is now available from Verizon’s online shop. The phone of “stuff and things” (in a good way) can be had for as little as $28 per month from Big Red, which is the cheapest price you’ll find from any carrier at the moment.
On a related note, since we’re already at October 20 on the east coast, that means Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are now officially available from Verizon as well. Unlike the V20, you can walk into a Verizon store today/tomorrow and buy the Pixel or its bigger brother. Also, if you pre-ordered your device should be arriving throughout the day if it hasn’t already.
Which of these three are you going with?
Verizon Links: LG V20 | Pixel | Pixel XL (more…)
Verizon announced earlier this week that online availability of the LG V20 begins tomorrow (Thursday, October 20), while in-store availability starts up on October 27. However, Verizon failed to deliver pricing, until now.
Verizon states that the full retail price of the V20 will be $672, or $28 a month on a payment plan with approved credit. To compare, full retail of the V20 at AT&T is listed at $829.99, while T-Mobile has it for $769.99. As you can see, that’s quite the range in pricing. (more…)
The LG V20 certainly has plenty of “stuff and things,” but what if LG made a phone that had a bit more stuff and things, was more compact, and featured water resistance? That’s exactly what the V34 (aka isai Beat) is, available exclusively in Japan.
Specifications for the newly announced V34 include a 5.2″ WQHD display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, microSD card support, dual rear-facing cameras, 3,000mAh battery, IP67 water and dust resistance, and Android “Nougat” at launch. (more…)
The LG V20 was made available for pre-order via T-Mobile this morning, but other carriers, like Verizon, still aren’t ready for launch. However, that all changes this Thursday, when the device will be available online through Verizon’s website. For anyone hoping to see the phone in person before purchasing, Verizon will carry the device in-store beginning October 27. (more…)
T-Mobile opened up pre-orders for the LG V20 this morning. The phone still won’t arrive until October 28, but you can get in now and lock up at least $350 in goodies if you trade in “any working 4G smartphone.”
According to T-Mobile, any working 4G phone of yours is worth at least $200. That means you could get more, but you are guaranteed at least that as long as the phone connects to “4G.” On top of the trade-in deal, T-Mo is tossing in a pair of B&O H3 headphones with a value set at $149 and a free tablet. Your tablet choices, as long as you sign a 24-month agreement for the V20, are the LG G Pad X 8.0 or the G Pad F 8.0. (more…)
Now that the Galaxy Note 7 is officially done for and not coming back, those of you (a cool million or so of you) who owned the phone are probably wondering which phone should be the replacement as you makes plans for a return. I have both good news and bad news on this subject. The good news is that there are quite a few really good phones out there (or that are coming in a couple of weeks). The bad news is that there are no phones like the Note 7. You will have to sacrifice a bit.
I know that may sound slightly depressing, but let’s run through some decent options and why they may be your best choice today or in a couple of weeks. (more…)