LG V10 Review

I think it’s safe to say that LG’s G4 wasn’t exactly the smashing success the company had hoped for and so it makes sense that they would put together another offering to end 2015. At a time when everyone outside of Apple is struggling to find ways to make boatloads of money, releasing another phone just before the holiday season isn’t a bad move. And that’s what we have here with the LG V10.

The V10 is a phone very similar to the G4 on the inside, but on its outside LG has improved things dramatically. The phone is large, but it should be very durable with its steel reinforced sides and new Dura Skin cover. It’s also quite lovely looking, with its mix of industrial yet minimal aesthetic. Yes, I just called an LG phone “lovely looking.” (Hey, times are changing!) It even has a somewhat unique new feature that LG hopes will help it standout from a crowded market, and that’s a secondary front display with numerous features of its own.

But is this the phone that can push LG back up the leaderboard? Is it even a phone you should consider, knowing there are at least three or four other phones worth buying? Let’s find out.

This is our LG V10 review.  (more…)

Nexus 6P and 5X Owners, Thoughts on Your New Phone?

Many of you recently bought the Nexus 6P or 5X, according to this poll of ours. I can’t say that I can find any fault in those purchase decisions either, since Tim and I each left mostly glowing reviews of each, the Nexus 6P review in particular. In fact, the 6P may be the phone of the year. But because this here Droid Life community benefits when its readers get to share their opinions as well, we want to do that today.

In the comments, we are opening up for conversation about your early thoughts with either phone. We want to know if you love, like, or hate your new phone. We want to know specifics on favorite features, reports on battery life, and what you think of these new 12.3MP cameras that Google is using. We want to know which color, storage size, etc., you chose because I’m sure there are others contemplating all of these things. We want to know if you had 5X performance issues like I did, or if your 6P bends or has seen its rear-window crack. We want to know it all.

Ready? Go!

Gear S2 and Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE With NumberSync Available November 6 at AT&T

November 6 is shaping up to be a big day for AT&T. Not only are they launching the HTC One A9 and Blackberry Priv, but they are also kicking off sales of two connected wearables, the Samsung Gear S2 and LG G Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. These two watches will be the first to utilize AT&T’s NumberSync, a service that allows you to “keep your mobile number with you even if you phone isn’t.”  (more…)

Nexus 5X Review

“The all around champ is back.” That’s Google’s description of the Nexus 5X, which in a way marks the return of a phone that most people would consider to be the best Nexus phone ever made. They are referencing the original Nexus 5 in that quote, of course, a phone that like this 5X was made by LG. Google heard the cries last year of people not wanting an oversized phone when it introduced the whale-esque Nexus 6, and they answered those tears for 2015.

The Nexus 5X is a lot like the original Nexus 5. Again, it’s made by LG, but it also looks very similar, is finished very similar, and carries that similarly low price tag. The goal seems to have been to make the Nexus 5 all over again, but upgrade its parts and hopefully, address the one weak point – the camera. In our early tests, we found the camera to be quite good. So if they made right on that weak point, what about the rest? Is this really the return of the champ? Let’s find out.

This is our Nexus 5X review.  (more…)

LG V10 Arrives at AT&T Tomorrow, T-Mobile on Wednesday

The LG V10, a new line of mega phones created by LG that seems to have caught our readers’ eyes, was first introduced through a press release on the last day of September without a firm launch time frame. Today, that changes, as AT&T and T-Mobile have both announced dates of availability.

The LG V10 will be available tomorrow (October 27) from AT&T before arriving at T-Mobile’s online shop the following day, October 28. The V10 hits T-Mobile stores on October 30.  (more…)