LG Unveils the “Watch Urbane,” an All-Metal “Luxury” Smartwatch Running Android Wear

Well, LG just announced the Watch Urbane, an all-metal luxury take on the smartwatch game. The watch, which runs Android Wear, will make its debut at MWC next month in Barcelona.

How is the Watch Urbane “luxury?” According to LG, the watch is “designed for a sophisticated cosmopolitan wearer that delivers unparalleled technology and performance.” If that means little, then know that it features a 1.3-inch “full” circle P-OLED display, like the G Watch R, but has narrower bezels. The body is available in polished silver and gold finish, and is “complemented” by a beautifully stitched leather strap.”

In terms of specs, you are looking at a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, 4GB storage, 410mAh battery, IP67 dust and water resistance, heart rate sensor, and a body that is 10.9mm thick. (more…)

Giveaway: Choose Your Prize – Galaxy S6, HTC One (M9), or G Flex 2

The next wave of Android flagship phones will be here before you know it. New phones from Samsung, HTC, and LG are all on the horizon, including names you have heard quite often, like the Galaxy S6, One (M9), and G Flex 2. Thanks to a new giveaway running through the DL Deals shop, you will have a chance to win one of three. In fact, you get to choose from those three phones should you win.

The giveaway is incredibly simple to enter into. All you need to do is jump through to the link below, quickly sign-up for an account in the Deals shop if you haven’t already, then press “Enter to Win.” You can stop there or attempt to increase your chances by completing additional social media-related tasks.

Talk about a simple way to win one of the hottest phones of the year.

The giveaway ends at 11:59pm (PST) on 3/20/15.

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You Decided: OnePlus One Tops LG G3 and Xperia Z3

On Tuesday, we started a new feature called “You Decide,” which is a reader-driven, vote-style competition between a handful of products decided upon by you, hence the name. “You Decide” could be a competition between phones or tablets or Bluetooth speakers or apps, but the idea is that the DL community uses their voices and opinions to pick a winner. It’s not necessarily the most serious of competitions. However, when someone is going to buy their next phone and starts comparing a handful of options, we would love to be able to present them not only our opinions on the matter, but yours too.

For our first “You Decide,” we picked three flagship phones that came out in 2014 that are all still very much relevant, the LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3, and OnePlus One. You could even argue that these three are very underrated, almost underdog type phones, especially when compared to the amount of coverage given to the Galaxys, Ones, and Nexus 6s of the world.  (more…)

Deal: Buy an AT&T LG G3 From Amazon for Cheap, Get $100 Gift Card

If you buy an AT&T LG G3 between now and February 14 from Amazon, you will earn yourself a $100 Amazon gift card for your troubles. Well, “troubles” probably isn’t a great way of putting that since the G3 is one of our favorite phones of 2014. In our tag-teamed review, Tim and I gushed about its camera, design, and feature add-ons. Before the 2nd half flagships were released in 2014, this was the phone to have.

So the deal works like this. You buy the LG G3 on AT&T – it costs $0 with AT&T Next, $0.01 with a contract, or $478 at full retail (solid deal there). Make sure that it is “Shipped and Sold by Amazon.com” or “Sold by AT&T Mobility and Fulfilled by Amazon.com.” In other words, don’t try to sneak in an even better deal by buying it through a reseller because you won’t quality for the $100 gift card. If you can satisfy that term, then you will land yourself a great phone with an added $100 bonus to spend after the fact.

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You Decide: LG G3, OnePlus One, or Xperia Z3?

Part of the beauty in doing what we do on a daily basis is that we get to offer up a lot of our own opinions on Android, tech, and world happenings. Droid Life is this great platform for expression and we take advantage of that more often than not. You may not always agree with what we say. In fact, we hope that you don’t, because that’s what makes our world great – people should have their own opinions on everything, especially when it comes to consumer tech.

So with that in mind, we wanted to start up a new type of post for 2015 and see where it goes. Rather than a top 5 list from us (that you likely won’t agree with), we figured we would instead turn to you for expert analysis, opinion, and bold statements. This is your opportunity to tell the world which is the best, which isn’t, and why.  (more…)