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…)

LG Reports Positive 2014 in Yearly Earnings, 125% Net Profit Increase and 24% Boost to Smartphone Shipments

LG posted its 2014 financial results this morning, boasting a fantastic Q4 to cap off a successful year all around. On the numbers side, LG posted a net profit of 474.81 million (USD) for the full year of 2014, which is increase of 125% over 2013. Additionally, LG’s operating profit increased as well, hitting 1.73 billion (USD) from 1.14 billion (USD) the previous year.  (more…)

LG USA: G3 Lollipop Update “Coming Soon!”

COMING SOON. WHATEVER THAT MEANS, IS WHEN THE LG G3 IN THE US WILL GET ITS UPDATE TO ANDROID 5.0 “LOLLIPOP.”

I don’t know why I’m yelling other than I feel like LG is yelling the news out loud to us with no actual details other than “soon,” which in turn is making me want to yell back or at you or with them at you or at them for you or for you with them or at you despite them or…you get it.

SOON. (more…)

LG G Flex 2 Launches in Korea on January 30

The LG G Flex 2 arrives January 30! In Korea. I would imagine that it will be in the US at AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular before long (Sprint told us Q1), but any sort of arrival in another country means we are closer than ever.

As a recap, the LG G Flex 2 sports a curved 5.5-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 1080p, Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor, 13MP camera with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus, 2/3GB RAM depending on model, self-healing back, and Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” This phone was the star of CES on a mobile front. Tim and I spent some time with it (video below) and really liked the phone for the most part. That curve just feels so good in hand, even if we can’t come up with a real reason for needing it.  (more…)

LG: Ummm No, the Snapdragon 810 is Not Overheating

Yesterday, another report surfaced suggesting that Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 chip has not performed well in testing due to overheating and will be passed on by Samsung in favor of an Exynos chip for the Galaxy S6. These rumors have persisted over the past few months through Korean news outlets, even though Qualcomm has suggested time and time again that no issue is holding back their roadmap, which includes the Snapdragon 810 in new devices from companies like LG. In fact, the LG G Flex 2, a device we spent some time with at CES, runs the 810 and is scheduled to launch in Korea in a week.  (more…)