The LG G5 may not be the best phone of 2016, yet I would argue that it’s still a good enough phone to own at the right price. Is $479 the right price? Perhaps. B&H Photo is currently selling the flagship from LG at that price, which is a cool $150 discount. Not only that, but they are tossing in $170 or so worth of freebies.
Should you buy the US unlocked LG G5 (which B&H says works on both CDMA and GSM carriers), you’ll not only get the phone at $150 off, you will also get a second battery, battery charging cradle, and your choice of a Gamin vivofit 3 activity tracker ($100 value) in either black or white.
To recap the LG G5, you may want to run through our review.
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LG and its carrier partners in the US don’t seem to want to tell us when the V20 will be available for you and I to buy, but we are starting to get the feeling that October 2 may be the opening pre-order date. We say that because B&H Photo has a new listing for the unlocked LG V20 that will go live as a pre-order on that date.
The listing doesn’t include a price or shipping date, but does mention the expected 64GB of storage and 4GB RAM. It also talks about this being GSM and CDMA equipped as the “North American Variant.” Assuming that’s true, that could mean a fully unlocked phone that works on all major carriers.
We’ll let you know if more information pops up. (more…)
When is the LG V20 going to arrive? According to LG, this week…in Korea. A press release sent out by the company last night says that once it hits the homeland of the electronics manufacturer, it will make its way to other “key countries” in North America, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East over the “next several weeks.”
That probably means October for the US. But does it mean next week or much later? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (more…)
Been wondering why we haven’t seen new Android Wear smartwatches from the typical players in the game, you know, like Motorola, LG, and Huawei? According to CNET, who spoke with each company, that’s because none of them plan to release a new watch any time soon. In fact, even with the holiday approaching and smartwatches seeming like a perfect gift for your tech dad, they’ll all be passing this time around. (more…)
The LG V20 will be one of the first smartphones available with Android 7.0 out of the box, and with that, the company has retooled a bit of its custom skin to provide more features to owners. To provide an overview of these UX 5.0+ software changes, as well as special hardware features, LG has posted a video to YouTube for anyone curious about what the V20 offers. (more…)
We have no idea.
Seriously, that’s the current answer. What we do know is that the LG V20 will go up for sale this month in Korea, which gives LG a chance to say that they are the first to ship Android Nougat on a phone out of the box. As for when the rest of the world will get the V20, that’s anyone’s guess. (more…)
Oh the LG V20, the return of stuff and things. In all seriousness, after really learning to appreciate the “stuff and things” of the V10, last year’s surprise sensation, I’m pretty excited for the V20 even though
Nexus Pixel phones are on the horizon and the Note 7 is/was available. The V20 is just a different kind of beast that focuses on media, which means dominating audio and video.
In my short time with the V20 earlier today, I certainly came away impressed by the overall package. I don’t know that anything is new here in the sense that none of this has been done before in a smartphone, but LG has packed in a bunch of pieces that other phones have used and created a single package. (more…)
The LG V20 is, of course, official and you hopefully ran through our first look video of it, but we know that more than a handful of you are probably curious about official specs. Since this is the newest V-line member from LG, you know they packed in a bunch of extra goodies that most smartphones aren’t going to have.
Outside of the 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, and 64GB base storage, you get a secondary display, HiFi DAC (32-bit), dual cameras, intense multi-media software features, and a body made of AL6013 steel that is found in aircraft. Oh, let’s also not forget that this is the first phone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
This is the newest “things and stuff” phone from LG that isn’t really messing around much, just like last year’s model. (more…)