First announced prior to IFA at the end of August, the LG G Pad 8.3 has now arrived on our shores and in Best Buy’s online store for $349.99. The G Pad 8.3 is LG’s first tablet in some time, but appears to be a solid entry. With an 8.3″ full HD IPS display (1920×1200, 273ppi) and Snapdragon 600 processor, it’s as powerful as almost any other tablet on the planet, but is still small enough to be a mobile companion, much like a Nexus 7. It’s also similar in build and design to the LG G2, which we can’t say enough good things about (our review). (more…)
After seeing a Nexus 5 prototype leak in a 7-minute hands-on video over the weekend, we were hoping something a little more official or retail-ready would make a new appearance to rid everyone’s vision of an unfinished product. Images of a much more official looking Nexus 5 surfaced this morning, rear “Nexus” logo included. The photos were attached to Google+ user Anton Kuznetsov who simply said “From Russia with Love” along with the share. (more…)
It is somewhat of a joke that we love to toss around here that LG copies pretty much everything that Samsung does or attempt to beat them to the punch. When news like the latest leak from LG appear however, it is really not a joke anymore. If you will remember, the night before Samsung announced the Galaxy Round, LG put out a press release that amounted to “we have curved displays coming soon too!” Now we have leaked renders of a device named the LG G Flex that shows what they meant. (more…)
This morning, LG announced the G Pro Lite, a device set to compete in the 5″+ category in developing markets. As far as the company’s press release detailed, it doesn’t appear that the phone is hitting North America anytime soon, and that’s probably for the best.
The G Pro Lite features a 5.5″ display with a resolution of only 960 x 540, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, a solid 3,140mAh battery, no support for LTE, and runs Android 4.1.2. The device also features a few of LG’s newest tricks, such as KnockOn, and even a full stylus for taking notes and doodling. (more…)
The LG G2 and Moto X were slashed this week at mega-e-retailer Amazon, down to $99 depending on the carrier. If you were at all interested in LG’s newest flagship (our review), which is more or less the inspiration behind the next Nexus, then you have a couple of options. Verizon’s variant will run you $99 should you sign-up for new service or just $119 with an upgrade. If AT&T is your carrier of choice, you are still looking at a slightly discounted price of $149.
You know you are getting close to the launch of a new Nexus product when retailers start trying to steal attention (and raise search engine results) by prematurely posting listings for a yet-to-be-announced device and the trolls start spamming off bait to inboxes of tech media outlets. Today, appears to be the king of days as Nexus 5 rumors are flying around these parts with media outlet after media outlet just blindly posting it all, because maybe it could all be true! (Or there are thousands of page views to be had. Yep.) Let’s address a couple, so that you’ll stop emailing them to us. (more…)
Thanks to a leaked service manual for the upcoming LG Nexus 5 that arrived over the weekend, there really is very little we don’t know about the phone outside of a release date and price. Well, the name “Nexus 5″ is still not yet 100% confirmed, meaning Google could end up going “Nexus 4” again like they did with the 2013 Nexus 7. We continue to see references to both names here and there. But either way, we feel as if we have a pretty good grasp on all things new Nexus phone.
Below, we’ve put together the most recent set of specs, pulled from FCC documents and the service manual. None of this is official until Google announces the phone, it’s simply info gathered from a number of leaks. (more…)
Flexible displays are all the rage these days for smartphones, with Samsung and LG battling to get theirs to market first and then onto devices. LG, as of late last night, is claiming that their flexible OLED is the first to be ready for mass production. In a press release, LG says that they already have a 6-inch flexible OLED that weighs just 7.2g and is only 0.44mm thick. (more…)