The LG V20 was made available for pre-order via T-Mobile this morning, but other carriers, like Verizon, still aren’t ready for launch. However, that all changes this Thursday, when the device will be available online through Verizon’s website. For anyone hoping to see the phone in person before purchasing, Verizon will carry the device in-store beginning October 27. (more…)
T-Mobile opened up pre-orders for the LG V20 this morning. The phone still won’t arrive until October 28, but you can get in now and lock up at least $350 in goodies if you trade in “any working 4G smartphone.”
According to T-Mobile, any working 4G phone of yours is worth at least $200. That means you could get more, but you are guaranteed at least that as long as the phone connects to “4G.” On top of the trade-in deal, T-Mo is tossing in a pair of B&O H3 headphones with a value set at $149 and a free tablet. Your tablet choices, as long as you sign a 24-month agreement for the V20, are the LG G Pad X 8.0 or the G Pad F 8.0. (more…)
Now that the Galaxy Note 7 is officially done for and not coming back, those of you (a cool million or so of you) who owned the phone are probably wondering which phone should be the replacement as you makes plans for a return. I have both good news and bad news on this subject. The good news is that there are quite a few really good phones out there (or that are coming in a couple of weeks). The bad news is that there are no phones like the Note 7. You will have to sacrifice a bit.
I know that may sound slightly depressing, but let’s run through some decent options and why they may be your best choice today or in a couple of weeks. (more…)
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.
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…)