Apple is done showing off the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (official names), so we slapped their available specs into a chart below to show how they stack up against Android’s current flagship devices. The new Moto X and Galaxy Note 4 are as new as these new Apple devices, but the Galaxy S5, LG G3, and One (M8) are veterans at this point. Still, Android devices have pushed the limits of specs for years now, often upgrading specs here and there throughout the year with new models. Apple still only gives us one (now two) phone(s) per year, but every so often, comes out swinging with a major upgrade, like they did last year with their 64-bit processor.
In the chart below, you will see Apple’s new storage scheme (they are skipping 32GB), the new bigger displays and their resolutions, inclusion of new chips like NFC, and the weight and size measurements of devices that are now on the same level as you favorite Android phones. You have to admit that it feels a little odd to have Apple in our oversized phone neighborhood, but the move shouldn’t surprise anyone.
The LG G Watch dropped to $179 through Google Play today in both black and white, just as Apple was showing off their new Apple Watch. Nice timing.
If you want a current watch platform that was built as a companion to your phone, not a device arriving in 2015 that is bloated with a smartphone-like experience, then by all means, check out the G Watch.
The $50 discount runs through September 23.
Thanks to a new promo, if you purchase a LG G3 today through September 22, LG is throwing in an extra battery and battery charging cradle. The deal looks to be valid if you purchase your G3 through any of the top four carriers in the US, or if you decide to purchase it through another retailer, such as Amazon and Best Buy. (more…)
While we were busy flying around the country last week, checking out the new goodies from Samsung and Motorola, a reader of ours noticed that a “7-inch tablet” that is “powered by NVIDIA Tegra” and running an LG battery, stopped by the FCC under Google’s ID. The device is odd, to say the least.
The device falls under FCC ID A4R-NX74751, in case you want to go digging through the listing. It features some sort of NVIDIA Tegra chip, global roaming with LTE (bands 2, 4, 5, 7, and 17), and an LG-made battery that only weighs in at 2,480mAh. (more…)
We are fully into testing the new Moto X, with hopes of having a review up within a week or so, but before we get there, we wanted to do one last comparison that has become standard around these parts. Since the new Moto is a flagship that matches up quite nicely to the other flagships introduced this year from Samsung, LG, and HTC, we put together our standard comparison chart that matches each device up, spec-by-spec, to give you a general feel for their under-the-hood capabilities.
This is by no means the full story of the Moto X or its competitors (Galaxy S5, G3, One (M8), and even the Nexus 5), but this certainly shows the industry standard for the first half of 2014. (more…)
If the Moto 360 is not the round watch of your dreams, and you are leaning more towards the G Watch R from LG, you may want to mark October
14 down on your calendar. According to the Wall Street Journal, who spoke with LG during IFA, the G Watch R will launch mid-October in select markets, with a still-unknown price. (more…)
Best Buy slashed the price of the LG G Watch by $50 this weekend, dropping it to $179 in either black or white. That right there, is a pretty good deal for one of the original Android Wear devices, which originally retailed for $229. In fact, it still is $229 through Google Play.
We reviewed the G Watch and came away interested in the future of Android Wear as a platform, but were a little bored with the device’s design. Also, keep in mind that LG just announced their new premium round version of the G Watch, the G Watch R, which should put this device to shame. But, if you want in on the Android Wear game, this is the best deal in town.
Best Buy Links: G Watch (black) | G Watch (white) (more…)
Price may end up being the most significant differentiator between the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R, if the company’s German press release is anything to go by. According to LG’s PR department, the G Watch R will retail for €299, which is equivalent to around $400 US.
That’s not all. LG also pegged a firm release date for European territories – October. (more…)