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  • LG G4 Beat hands-on preview: for the leather lovers

    If Doctor Evil was an LG G4, Mini-Me would be an LG G4 Beat. It wouldn't be callous either to call LG lazy in this sense, because all they've really done here is shrink the LG G4 in every single way to make the G4 Beat what it is. But is that really such a bad thing? As a daily LG G4 user, getting to grips with the Beat was fairly easy. The first week was a guessing game of "which is actually the LG G4 here" and more often than not, I picked up the Beat, sheepishly. Anyhow, that...

  • LG Watch Urbane Luxe is a 23-carat gold, limited edition swag-watch

    For more IFA 2015 happenings, live updates and deeper analysis, keep locked onto our IFA 2015 portal. Previously, swagger and street credibility was largely limited to established watchmaker names like Rolex and Hublot. Well, times are clearly changing. In a bid to make its smartwatches a little more attractive to the business and monetary elite, LG has dipped it's Watch Urbane in 23-carat gold, and slapped a US$1200 price tag onto it. It's called the LG Watch Urbane Luxe, and that Luxe modifier is there for a reason. This thing's about as distinguished as smartwatches come, with an alligator leather strap and...

  • LG Rolly is a solid wand-like foldable keyboard for tablets, smartphones

    LG has been churning some great ideas from its Seoul headquarters, and its latest is about as cool as it gets. Earlier this year, we saw Microsoft debut its foldable keyboard for smartphones and tablets, and now LG has a reply. A much, much cooler reply at that. Introducing the Rolly. Yes, it's a strange hipster-inspired name but it's a rather ingenious little invention. It's a portable keyboard that, for all intents and purposes, turns into a stick that one can store neatly in a laptop bag or purse. Or pocket, as LG claims. It's not a practice in skimping either. LG...

  • LG G Pad II ‘multimedia companion’ tablet packs one colossal battery

    Two things are certain in the world of mobile computing: we'll almost definitely get bigger screens with each cascading release, and we'll have bags of additional processing power to boot. But something we don't see enough of is a focus on battery capacity. Well, at least that's what we thought. The new 10.1-inch tablet on the block from LG, the LG G Pad II, completely smashes this trend, and makes every other tablet in its midst seem feeble. With a 74oomAh battery, that's about three times the capacity of an iPhone 6 and over double the capacity of a Samsung Galaxy Note...

  • LG G4 review: old world charm, new world chic

    It's interesting to note the meteoric rise of some smartphone companies starting life at the very bottom of the market. OnePlus is probably the best example right now, considering that the OnePlus One is one of the best mid-range phones we've ever seen. But what about flagship devices? And more importantly, what about current established players? Apple is yet to make its move this year, but the iPhone 6 continues to lay waste its competition in terms of sales. Samsung is slowly clawing its way back into the spotlight with the Galaxy S6 while HTC has launched the tepid One...

  • 49 reasons why the LG G4 is one of the best smartphone cameras around [Gallery]

    We often publish our review with images taken by the device's camera, but for larger launches, we don't think it quite does the snaps or the camera any justice. As is the case with the Huawei P8, LG marketed it's LG G4 as a camera attached to a smartphone, more than a smartphone with a camera bolted to it. It makes sense too, because it's easily within the top three best smartphone cameras to purchase right now. I'm not going to say that it's better than the Samsung Galaxy S6's snapper, which was brilliant on automatic mode and ghastly as everything...

  • LG G4 series welcomes G4 Stylus, G4c flagship variants

    A few weeks ago, LG revealed its G4 flagship in the flesh after a number of rumours seemingly dented the hype of the day. Today the company has announced two new models based on the LG G4, which will cater for those wanting a bigger screen and those looking for a cheaper alternative. It's an interesting move considering that global rollouts of the LG G4 begins this week in many countries, so two new options might give users another reason to pause and rethink their buying decisions. LG G4 Stylus: no Note competitor Starting with the much larger of the two, the...

  • LG G Watch R review: wristy business

    Smartwatches. What's the point? I can't think of another piece of technology that's more superfluous to its wearer -- perhaps only a shoe made entirely of shark teeth. Or electric can openers. There's just no dire need for them, but hell, they're clearly here to stay. With the likes of Apple jumping aboard the wristpiece train, there's very little chance of the industry slowing down now, but there are companies that have been trudging away in the space hoping for some type of miracle sales breakthrough. LG is one. It has had some glorious smartwatch ideas in the past, like the LG...

  • LG G4 launches with leather back, curved 5.5-inch screen

    LG hasn't done much to quell the stream of leaks spilling from the internet in the weeks leading up to the LG G4 launch, but the phone is finally official, and features practically everything leaks have covered. Hosting simultaneous events in New York, London, Paris, Istanbul, Singapore and Seoul (strange grouping of time zones), the company launched its new figurehead smartphone a few weeks after the Samsung Galaxy S6 was outed at MWC 2015, a just days since the subdued Sony Xperia Z4 announcement. To answer your first question: yes, the LG G4 is in no way like these devices at...

  • LG G4 preview: all you need to know [update]

    20 April: The Verge is reporting that it has somehow acquired a video of the LG G4's camera in action. If you fancy a gander, check it out here. 13 April: There have been a spate of new leaks coming from the LG camp, including news on the phone's rear, the camera sensors and the internal specifications. Find updates below. Another day, another device flagship soon to be ushered through the production doors to greet the big, wide world. What am I talking about? Well, there has been a manufacturer keeping its cards rather close to its chest since its curved...