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All posts tagged "LG"

  • What do reviewers think of LG V30?

    The LG V30 looks like a beast of a smartphone on paper, doesn't it? There's a top-end Snapdragon 835/4GB RAM combo, a 6-inch OLED screen with 2880x1440 resolution, IP68 water/dust resistance and fantastic audio credentials. So what do reviewers think of the phone thus far? We highlighted three reviews for your convenience. TechRadar (4.5 out of 5) The publication heaped praise on the "gorgeous" OLED display, design and "interesting" camera improvements, to name a few. However, it criticised the lack of Android Oreo, expensive price and low-light photography/selfie results. TechRadar elaborated on the display side of things. "When it comes to watching movies, LG...

  • LG K7i is a smartphone that ‘repels’ mosquitoes [Update: no SA release]

    Update, 5 October 2017: LG South Africa has confirmed that the K7i won't receive a local release. "This device will not be coming to SA," a representative told Gearburn. Original article: Who says smartphone innovation is dead? No, I'm not talking about dual selfie cameras and slightly faster fast charging. Instead, the LG K7i has recently been announced, packing mosquito repellent technology. Spotted by Stuff and PhoneRadar, the smartphone seems to be a bog-standard budget buy at first. But the South Korean firm has added "Mosquito Away" tech in the form of a rear cover that uses ultrasonic frequencies to drive the pests...

  • Game of Thrones cinematographer ‘praises’ LG V30 video chops

    Many high-end smartphones boast great video recording capabilities, but LG's V series is at the top of the pile when it comes to sheer variety of options. Now, Game of Thrones cinematographer David Franco has seemingly heaped praise on the LG V30. In an interview posted on AdWeek, Franco revealed that he teamed up with LG to get early hands-on time with the new handset. The result was a pretty mundane but well-shot Day in the Life video montage, which can be seen on the AdWeek website. The cinematographer/director of photography (DP) told the publication that he rarely carries a DSLR...

  • 4 other companies that should release a pure Android phone

    Between the HMD/Nokia range, Lenovo's latest phones and the brand-new (but not really) Xiaomi Mi A1, our choices for pure Android smartphones have expanded nicely this year. Offering regular updates and a lightweight skin, it's not hard to see why these developments are such a big deal. Nevertheless, we'd love more options beyond Nokia, the Mi A1 and the Pixel range. So with that in mind, we look at a few companies we'd like to see offer stock Android. Samsung We've previously seen Samsung offer a Google Play Edition of the Galaxy S4, delivering speedy updates and none of the horrendous (at...

  • LG V30 official: is this the pick for video enthusiasts?

    The LG G6 (review) was one of our favourite smartphones of 2017 thus far, even if its low-light performance was erratic and it wasn't as powerful as the likes of the Galaxy S8 (review). Now, the V30 has finally been revealed, upping the ante in quite a few ways. For starters, the phone features a Snapdragon 835 processor (as opposed to 2016's Snapdragon 821), 4GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage and a 6-inch OLED "FullVision" display with that distinctive 18:9 screen ratio and 2880x1440 resolution. Other notable features include a 3300mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, IP68 dust/water resistance, HDR10...

  • LG V30 to pack improved audio chops, company confirms

    Last year's LG V20 (review) was arguably one of the best all-round phones for audio recording and playback, offering quad-DAC hardware and extensive audio-related features. Now, LG has announced that the V30 will be packing an upgraded quad-DAC, enabling two new features in the form of digital filters and sound presets. "Digital filters, normally only available in expensive digital audio players, improves the pre- and post-ringing of the impulse response with filters that can be customised to personal tastes. In developing sound presets, LG engineers studied the characteristics of popular tones and identified the best combination of sounds to create four...

  • LG Q6 launches in SA next month, what about price?

    The LG Q6 was revealed internationally last month, bringing the "FullVision" display to cheaper smartphones. At the time of the reveal, we got word that the phone would be hitting South Africa, with no price or release information shared. Now, the South Korean company has announced that the phone would be coming to the country on 1 September. The Q6 packs a capable but lower mid-range Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The phone also packs the aforementioned 5.5-inch 2160x1080 display, stretching much further than most budget screens, as well as a 3000mAh battery. Don't expect a...

  • LG V30 will let you copy manual settings from photos on the web

    LG is continuing its slow tease of the V30 smartphone, having revealed camera details and screen information before. Now, the latest tease sees the company touting its upgraded Android skin. But the best part about the new UX 6.0 might just be the support for a tool called Graphy. LG explains what it's all about. "Graphy, which can be accessed in the camera's Manual Mode, gives any shutterbug professional quality photography capabilities," the company wrote on its website. "With Graphy, users can choose from among a portfolio of professional shots, each with a different style and mood or they can download photos...

  • LG V30 to use f/1.6 main camera, company reveals

    It seems like yesterday that LG and Samsung were sparring over who had the biggest aperture on their smartphones. The LG G4 (review) and Samsung Galaxy S6 (review) saw the two companies duking it out, with the former packing an f/1.8 main camera while the latter touted an f/1.9 aperture on its phone. Samsung then one-upped LG with the Galaxy S7 and S8, featuring a larger f/1.7 aperture main camera, while the G5 and G6 maintained an f/1.8 aperture on its main shooters. Now, it looks like we're ready to jump ahead with the LG V30, as the company announced this week...

  • LG V30: LG teases curved OLED ‘FullVision’ display

    The LG G6 (review) was one of the better looking smartphones in the past year or so, delivering a pleasant design that could take a tumble. Now, the company is readying the LG V30 for launch at the end of the month, and we've seen one feature revealed already. "The next flagship smartphone from LG Electronics will be the first ever device to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display..." the South Korean brand wrote on its website, adding that it would be the company's first OLED-equipped flagship since the G Flex 2 in 2015. And it looks like the FullVision display...