LG G Flex 2 Review

This isn’t normally the way I like to approach a review. (Was that an “Uh oh” I just heard?) I say that because this review of the LG G Flex 2 is going to be short and sweet and we’re just going to get it out of the way, so that we can move onto the HTC One M9 and the Galaxy S6. This phone, in my week or so with it, hasn’t done anything to get me excited and it certainly hasn’t pushed me anywhere close to recommending that anyone go out and buy it. That sounds harsh, but that’s the reality I am dealing with here.

The G Flex 2 was supposed to be…shit, I don’t even know what it is or was supposed to be. Was it supposed to distract us from the M9 and Galaxy S6 until LG could get the G4 ready? Was it another chance to introduce us to curved displays, so that the G4 or some other ultra-premium LG device could curve all the things without confusing us? I don’t know. What I do know is that this phone hasn’t told me why I need a curved phone, its performance is the worst I have seen on an Android phone in three or four years, and it’s not premium enough to even be considered with what we know is on the horizon from Samsung. This isn’t the worst phone ever made by any means, it just is not good enough to compete with today’s top of the line phones.

This is my LG G Flex 2 review, and we are keeping it short.  (more…)

Deal: LG G Watch on Sale for $99 Through Verizon

For those of you who still might want to enter the Android Wear world, but don’t feel like spending a ton of cash, Verizon is currently selling the G Watch from LG for just $99. Compared to its usual price of over $200, more than 50% off ain’t all bad.

The G Watch, alongside the Gear Live from Samsung, was the first available Android Wear device from 2014. The G Watch features a 1.65-inch LCD (280×280) display, 400mAh battery, Snapdragon 400 processor, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and IP67 dust and water resistance.  (more…)

LG G Flex 2 Unboxing!

It only makes sense that the talk of the last few weeks has been focused on Samsung and HTC’s announcements at MWC. After all, they did give us the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and One M9, all of which should be incredible devices when they hit retail outlets. But let’s not forget that LG is giving us a new phone next week that was originally introduced at CES back in January. Yes, the LG G Flex 2 is still coming, if anyone is still interested. We picked one up, partly because we want to get our review out there for those interested in buying it, but also because we need something to pass the time while we wait for Samsung and HTC’s goodies to arrive. It has been too long since we had a new phone in house.  (more…)

LG Exec Talks Upcoming G4, Reveals Plans for Device That “Stands Above the G Series”

With HTC and Samsung done announcing new devices, at least for now, we still have a couple more companies who need to show off their plans for 2015; the biggest being LG. Speaking at MWC, LG’s Cho Juno, who heads the company’s mobile business, spoke of the upcoming G4, as well as a new device that will, “stand above the G series.”

Let the hype begin.  (more…)

Deal: LG G Watch R for $269 at Groupon ($30 Off)

Groupon is currently hosting a $30-off deal on what many believe is the best Android Wear watch you can buy, the LG G Watch R. There is no denying its premium build, outstanding performance, and solid battery life, that’s for sure. With an all-metal body, leather strap, and full-circle display, this is one of the few Android Wear watches we would recommend outside of the Moto 360, although, that may change shortly when LG’s Watch Urbane and the Huawei Watch arrive.

Still, at $269 ($30 off), this is a deal worth considering. The G Watch R normally retails for $299.

Deal Link ($269)  (more…)

AT&T Announces Plans to Carry the LG Watch Urbane

AT&T announced this morning that it is the first US carrier to confirm that it will carry LG’s new all-metal “luxury” smartwatch, the Watch Urbane. So we are clear, they didn’t announce that they will be the first to carry, only that they are the first carrier to confirm that they will carry it at some point. Why that’s worth an announcement is a discussion for another day, but that’s what we have here.  (more…)