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The LG G5 might have won praise for its ability to be easily repaired, but its modular design didn’t win over the buying public. Customers shunned the LG G5, flocking instead to Android smartphones from Samsung like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It didn’t help that the G5’s modular "Friends" system was not very well thought out, at least not compared to solutions from the Moto Z lineup of smartphones. In fact, customers had to shut down their smartphone to install a new module. Even finding worthwhile modules became a chore for those that did decide to purchase the G5. Well, LG isn’t about to make that same mistake again with the forthcoming G6 flagship. LG has stated that customer feedback... Read more...
LG hoped to take the flagship Android smartphone market by storm with the G5, but it instead ended up with a sales disaster that proved a poor match for the dominant performance of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The LG G5 fiasco also resulted in executive shuffling in the company’s mobile division. LG doesn’t want another failure on its hands, so it’s hoping to restore some luster to its mobile operations with the launch of the G6. According to a fresh report out of South Korea, LG is moving start of production for the G6 forward by up to a month, and will reportedly announce the smartphone at the end of February. It also reported that LG’s ambitious, but ultimately failed attempt at a modular... Read more...
It is likely that LG's next generation G series phone, currently expected to be branded the LG G6, will ditch modular accessories. The LG G5 did not sell as well as anticipated, and some theorize its under-performance was due to the unpopular modular accessories and possibly the modular design itself. Korean website ETNews noted that some LG executives want to offer a phone that “reflects the demands of their customers” and will therefore maintain a traditional phone design. Rumor has it, however, that there are other executives who feel that they are prematurely abandoning modules. LG has yet to officially confirm any of this speculation. LG's G5 modules appparently were quite unpopular.... 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...
Flowers and candy are nice sentiments for mom on Mother's Day, but once the roses wither away and the candy is consumed, what's left? T-Mobile has another idea, one that might help you atone for the guilt of not calling your mother enough, as you're reminded whenever you visit. Instead of flowers, get mom an LG G5 and score yourself a prepaid card for a free LG Gpad F 8.0 tablet. Maybe you want to keep the phone for yourself and hope your mom will appreciate a tablet. Not so sure? Then consider buying two LG G5 handsets and quit stressing over it. T-Mobile softens the financial blow by not only giving a prepaid card for a Gpad F 8.0 tablet when you purchase an LG G5 handset, it's also offering... 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...
Rather than just bring another boring smartphone update with the typical yearly iterative updates, the folks at LG have really done something transformative with its next generation G5 flagship. But first, let’s get to the stuff that we expect to hear about when a new flagship is released: its specs. The aluminum unibody G5 brings with it a 5.3-inch QHD display with an Always One mode. And like most new Android flagships that will be unveiled this year, it is powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor that it paired with a generous 4GB of RAM. 32GB of internal storage is standard, and you’ll find a microSD slot that accommodates cards up to 2TB. On the rear of the device you’ll find... Read more...