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All posts tagged "LG G5"

  • LG V20 first impressions: three cameras, two screens, one phone

    Every company has its fair share of bad ideas. Some are worse than others, and some tend to live in the zeitgeist for quite some time. Even so, the key for any firm is to recover from them. For LG, the G5 is more a scar than a beauty spot on the company's past, but the device did give the Korean manufacturer plenty of room to improve. And that improvement now arrives in the form of the LG V20. Although the LG V20 isn't quite a successor to the G5, it takes its older brother's content creation philosophy and builds on...

  • 5 other dual camera smartphones you should know about

    To the die-hard fan and some casual observers, Apple is breaking new ground with the iPhone 7 Plus and its dual-camera setup. Although its use of optical zoom is certainly innovative, it's not the first time we've seen dual-camera features on a smartphone either. Plenty of mobile manufacturers have beaten Apple to the punch, using dual camera technology in some rather fascinating ways. Don't believe me? Then take a look at five examples... HTC One M8 It's technically not a dual camera system but rather a main camera paired with a depth sensor. In any event, the HTC One M8 (review) still offers...

  • LG replaces mobile executives after low G5 sales – report

    LG has replaced several key executives in its mobile division after the G5 (review) failed to meet sales expectations. The company told the Korea Times that it has created a programme management office (PMO) for its mobile business and replaced several senior executives. In fact, the electronics firm wasn't coy about the reason for the shakeup. "Friday's announcement is because LG Electronics' latest flagship G5 smartphone failed to generate sales," LG told the publication. Related: LG X Screen, Stylus 2 now in South African stores In an interesting move, the company said that the overseas business division will have a bigger role at the mobile unit. "The smartphone marketplace is expected...

  • Samsung sells more phones than Apple in the US, LG comes in third

    I think we can now say that 2016 has been a pretty torrid year for Apple. After its woes with the FBI, the timid introduction of the iPhone SE, and its recent legal dispute in China, the company has now relinquished its top sales step in the US to its main rival -- Samsung. After close to a year in second place, Samsung has finally sold more of its smartphones in the United States than Apple, a feat that we don't see all that often in the modern era. According to Hong-Kong based research company, Counterpoint Research (spotted by Business Korea),...

  • 5 nifty tips that make the LG G5 easier to live with

    The LG G5, like every other phone, has its share of problems. Although some of them are game-breakers, most of them can be fixed with a few savvy pointers, changes, and tweaks. Here's a list of the five most annoying things about the LG G5, and how you can fix them in a jiffy. Problem: There's no app tray and it's driving me nuts Solution: Download a new launcher The LG G5 ships without the usual central app tray button, that hides all the apps from the desktop. It's a dumb omission but it can easily be fixed. The solution's as simple as...

  • LG G5 review: jack of all trades, master of few

    It must be difficult for smartphone makers to innovate every single year, keeping pace with the changing trends and emerging technologies without sacrificing their own values or design philosophies. Apple is perhaps the only company that's kept its head consistently above water since 2009, but even the great fruit is running out of ideas. Just look at the iPhone SE if you need proof. Looking at the LG G5 though -- Korea's latest smartphone -- it's the total opposite. It's juggling too many ideas to stand out as a refined, considered product. It ends LG's run of consistently great flagships too....

  • LG G5 camera review: is this the camera phone for you?

    A lot can be said about the LG G5 -- so much in fact, that we've resorted to splitting up our review into many parts (read the full review here though). Taking a particular look at the phone's cameras -- a feature that LG marked as a USP -- is particularly important. Like Huawei and HTC before it, the company's using two snappers at the back, with a single selfie camera in the front. Three cameras are better than two, right? Well, not totally. As Andy explains, the phone privileges automatic mode over its stellar and far-superior manual mode, which is a...

  • Did LG just sell people on the Samsung Galaxy S7?

    It's that time of the year again, when the market is flooded with new high-end smartphones competing for your cash. So LG Mobile decided to issue a rather interesting press release, comparing the Galaxy S7 duo to its new LG G5, in an attempt to get consumers to buy a G5. But I can't help but wonder whether the company made the S7 look like a better purchase... The press release starts out well enough, calling the G5's modular design a "new and differentiated user experience" and the S7's design a "slight modification" that's "easier to hold" compared to the S6. Moving on to the battery...

  • Huawei P9 vs LG G5 camera shootout: which mobile snapper is best?

    The Huawei P9 possesses quite possibly the most innovative camera setup on the market. Featuring dual 12MP cameras at the back, the Chinese company has certainly put the hype train in motion. So when we went hands-on with the device, courtesy of local tech writer Brendon Petersen, we decided to pit it against our LG G5 review unit. The LG G5 is no slouch either, packing a 16MP main camera and 8MP wide-angle camera on its back. We opted to only shoot with the 16MP camera. As for shooting conditions, we opted against changing any settings or enabling HDR, merely shooting with the...

  • So, what else can you do with a dual-camera smartphone?

    Both LG and Huawei have revealed high-end dual-camera smartphones recently, upping the photography stakes in a big way. "Is it a simple case of two is better than one?" the casual observer might ask. We give you a few reasons why dual-camera phones are worth considering. All your photos can be refocused after the fact HTC showed this feature off in a big way with 2014's One M8, revealing a phone with an added depth sensor. So not quite two cameras but more than close enough. Almost every photo taken with the One M8 could be refocused after it was snapped - no need...