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All posts tagged "LG"

  • LG Optimus G review: a great phone, for 2012

    LG's road to smartphone success has been rockier than most. After false starts with the Optimus series, LG basically took 2012 off; a sabbatical from the top-tier end of the market to gather its thoughts. During this time it focused on the pre-paid and BYO segment with its cheaper L-Series models like the Optimus L5, and having enjoyed some success with them, now makes its return to the big leagues with the Optimus G. LG is also responsible for the popular, but difficult to obtain, Google Nexus 4. If you are familiar with Google's mobile unicorn, you will have a headstart in imagining...

  • LG rolls out Optimus L5II in sunny Brazil

    LG’s Optimus L5II, a 4-inch Android 4.1.2 smartphone with 512MB RAM is now on sale in Brazil, for an as yet unknown price. The Optimus L5II comes in both a single and dual-sim option and offers... what exactly to make us purchase it? Until we’re certain of the price, we’ll have to go with the Optimus L5II being a well-designed iPhone/Z10 lookalike. Plus the Optimus L5II has the same alerts as the SIII, as in coloured LED lights that flash different hues depending on notification type. LG is also hammering on about it’s user-interface, the “premier user experience” it calls UX. Now, we’ve seen...

  • LG Hecto projector pumps out 100 inches of cinematic glory

    The next generation projector is here, as LG introduces one of its latest products: the ‘HECTO’ laser projector. From a distance, this neat offering looks like just another huge TV, but this product is said to perform , with a 100-inch screen the HECTO puts through 1080p images from just 22-inches away. The HECTO has a 1 000 000:1 contrast ratio and accepts video via WiDi or Miracast for wireless streaming from a PC or mobile device, the projector is also said to be eco-friendly with its mercury free design and LG claims it has an extra-long lifetime. Some...

  • LG’s Optimus G Pro is a 1080p 5-inch Phablet with style

    Mobile World Congress 2013 is teasing us a range of ultra-desirable 1080p phones such as LG’s Optimus Pro G. LG previously released the well-received Optimus G and now because it’s 2013 and every bloody phone has to be 1080p, we get the Optimus Pro G. Another huge phablet joins the party Impressive hardware Let’s begin with the pixels per inch which is an astounding 440 ppi. The battery is an impressive 3000mAh which could lend to the 10mm thickness of the LG Optimus Pro G. Cracking open the shell reveals a 1.7Ghz quad-core cpu which again, seems to be the new...

  • LG to roll out super high-def mobile displays [CES]

    LG Display is the world's largest LCD panel maker, producing not just televisions but also displays for various mobile manufacturers like Apple. At CES 2013 it showed some of the new displays in its line, with a 12.9-inch display that holds a resolution of 2560 x 1700, a 7-inch crammed with 1920 x 1200 pixels, and a 5.5-inch model with full HD that delivers at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Using Advanced High Performance...

  • LG BX327 projector review: the TV killer

    Plug your Xbox 360 or PC into a projector and you’re treated to a spectacle no television can rival. As the projector roars to life, funneling hot air through its innumerable vents, your lounge wall is transformed into a visual playground, home to a picture both bigger and more mesmerising than you could ever have imagined. For sheer size and spectacle, no television can contend against a machine that projects an image upwards of 200 inches. But projectors have never been the obvious choice for gadget lovers and gaming aficionados. Traditionally they have been expensive luxuries, saddled with a finite...

  • LG and Samsung team up to create gaming TVs

    LG and Samsung have announced new smart TVs that integrate gaming into the sets, making consoles such as the Xbox and PS3 an optional extra. LG seems to be leading this gaming TV idea with the "Smart TV with Google TV" giving you access to the streaming game service OnLive. OnLive, an on-demand cloud gaming service, has more than 200 games with FIA World Rally Championship, Sleeping Dogs and Assassin's Creed Revelations being...

  • Google Nexus 4 review: impressive specs, impressive price

    The Google Nexus 4 is the latest in the line of smartphones to carry the search giant's brand, taking over the mantle from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Manufactured by LG, the Nexus 4 offers up an attractive design coupled with some powerful specifications, helping it to stake a claim in the busy mobile market. From the front there's little difference between the Google Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Nexus, the featureless black gloss only has the ear piece grill and front facing camera interrupting its flow, and the handset is lined with a slender metallic border. Weighing in at 139g the LG Nexus...

  • Nexus 4 specs leaked, runs Android 4.2 Jellybean?

    Engadget are reporting that British phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse, has released details on LG's latest smartphone, the Nexus 4. With the device rumored to make to make its debut at Google's Android event on 29 October, we were a little weary about phone retailer's claim. On further inspection however, the website looks pretty legit. The fact that this retailer has prematurely disclosed images of the Nexus 4 is no real news, with The Verge having already posted leaked images of the device a couple of weeks ago. What is interesting though, is the specifications listed for the device....

  • LG Optimus G primed for 19 October launch

    LG's not a well-known mobile brand outside of Japan, China and Korea, but it's nonetheless pumping out exceptional smartphones such as the Optimus G, which drops 19 October in Japan. It's got a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, with a 4.7-inch screen, a mind-boggling 13MP camera which is no PureView but will do, Android 4.0, DMB tuning and FeLiCa wallet which is just a fancy name for NFC. This little beauty comes out in both black and red. Japan's native telecom, NTT DoCoMo will be the first company to carry the Optimus G. Actually a very attractive phone Is this the phone to beat...