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…)

LG G4 Reportedly Receives WiFi Certification, Sports Model Number LG-H811

According to a document released by the WiFi Alliance, spotted by G for Games, we now have evidence suggesting that LG’s next flagship device, the G4, just received WiFi certification. While the fact that LG’s next flagship features WiFi is not newsworthy, details within the document point to a possible model number for the device, as well as which version of Android will ship on the phone.  (more…)

Qualcomm: Forget Samsung! All These Other Huge…Errr…Awesome Manufacturers Love the Snapdragon 810!

What happens when a multi-billion dollar company loses its biggest customer and has to adjust its earnings for the 2nd half of a year? Apparently, they turn to all their much smaller, aren’t-going-anywhere-because-we-can’t customers for uplifting quotes on why their product is still the best! With Samsung deciding to pass on the Snapdragon 810 (for who knows what real reasons), companies like LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, Sony, and Oppo have come out in support of the new chip, along with an assurance from Qualcomm that 60 “premium tier” mobile devices will hit the streets in the coming weeks and months with the 810 inside.  (more…)