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The budget smartphone category is not exactly overflowing with tantalizing options. There have been attempts to change that over the past year, especially among Chinese manufactures such as Huawei and Xiaomi, though now we can add Lenovo to the list. Utilizing the Motorola Mobility brand it acquired from Google for $2.91 billion three years ago, Lenovo announced a pair of sub-$300 smartphones with premium styling, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Lenovo says the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are both the result of what it learned from surveying 12,000 adults in nine different countries about what features are important to them in a smartphone. One of the biggest things is the overall quality. With that... Read more...
Now, more than ever, manufacturers are exploring alternative ways to differentiate smartphones. One savior to the oversaturated smartphone market, that is rife with products with similar specifications, may come in the form of modularity. The promise of a modular phone, is an ability to adapt to a user’s needs in the moment. Purchasing a smartphone is traditionally a long-term investment. What might perfectly address day-to-day use, however, could come up short under specific use cases. We already took a close look at the Moto Z family and see promise in Moto Mods, but modular smartphones are not easy. The long promised modular smartphone program from Google, dubbed Project Ara, which helped... Read more...
Who doesn’t love a good gadget teardown? Luckily, we have the folks over a iFixit to do all the dirty work by unscrewing and ungluing all of the latest gadget so that we can see what makes them tick inside. Today, the teardown crew set their sights on the LG G5, and thankfully, the device scores high on the repairability scale. For starters the G5 makes use of LM201 aluminum alloy, which is a step up from the polycarbonate exterior that has been employed by its predecessor. And the modular nature of the G5 presents itself right away, as a simple press of a button on the side of the phone deploys the modular bay which holds the removable battery. With most OEMs switching to integrated batteries,... Read more...
LG's attempt to shake up the smartphone industry begins in earnest early next month, which is when the South Korean electronics maker plans to ship its modular G5 handset to the United States. The "early April" release isn't much of a surprise—LG had previously announced plans to ship the G5 to Canada on April 8. You'll be able to find the G5 at major carriers and retailers, including AT&T, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, B&H, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. What's unique about the G5 is that its modular design allows it to plug into a host of companion devices that LG calls "LG Friends." Depending on the companion device, you can turn the G5 into a DSLR style camera, mobile... Read more...
Well it's official, LG Electronics is bonkers. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I'm just observing. Heck, going bonkers might turn out to be a genius strategy for a company trying to draw attention to its upcoming G5 handset when all anyone wants to talk about are iPhone and Galaxy devices. Or maybe LG is buckling under the pressure of trying to compete. Let's observe the facts. First, LG last week sent out invitations to members of the press imploring recipients to "come meet new friends on the playground" on February 21, 2016, otherwise known as "LG G5 Day." The colorful invitations featured toys from a different era, like a walking robot and wooden airplane, along with quirky elements like... Read more...
Talk of new phones usually have a tendency to trend towards whatever Apple and Samsung are cooking up, like the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7, but at least one competitor refuses to be overlooked. That competitor is LG Mobile, and through a series of weird and funky images and animated GIFs, the company demands that you know its newest flagship—the G5—is debuting a day ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 21, 2016.The strangely captivating invitations feature floating balloon animals, a toy airplane with a spinning propeller, a walking toy robot, a bouncing blob wearing a party hat that may or may not be a goldfish, colorful backgrounds, and other trippy elements. They invite... Read more...