LG V30 Sports OLED Screen – Coming August 31st

LG will launch the new flagship phone LG V30 on August the 31st. The models LG G6 and G5 have both been disappointments in terms of sales so LG needs to make V30 a success in order to blow new life into its flagging smartphone business. Continue reading “LG V30 Sports OLED Screen – Coming August 31st”

LG G6 Plus Released in South-Korea

A new version of LG’s top line phone LG G6 has been released. The new LG G6 Plus offers a few new features compared to the predecessor and comes in several new colours. However, its size is neither larger nor does it boast more powerful hardware despite being named a “Plus” version. Continue reading “LG G6 Plus Released in South-Korea”

LG Watch Sport & Style Run New Android Wear 2.0

Google will launch the new version of the Android Wear OS for smart watches and other wearable devices in February. The company has co-operated with LG to ensure that two smart watches will run the new OS once it launches: LG Watch Sport and Watch Style. Continue reading “LG Watch Sport & Style Run New Android Wear 2.0”

LG G6 Rids Modular Design

LG G5 was one of the first phones with a modular design allowing add-ons to be attached to the phone. This new design, however, didn’t excite consumers enough and sales of add-on modules have been low. The successor LG G6, therefore, ditches the modular design in favour of a more traditional one. This change in strategy is likely to upset G5 owners as well as add-on partners. Continue reading “LG G6 Rids Modular Design”

LG Upgrades K-Series & Stylus Phones

LG plans to launch upgraded versions of its mid-range K-series phones at the upcoming CES fair in January in Los Angeles. The upgrades include K10K8K4 and K3. In addition, a third-generation LG Stylus 3 phone will also be revealed.

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Image source: LG. LG K-series phones. From left to right: K10, K8, K4 and K3.

LG Stylus 3

The 5.7-inch LG Stylus 3 phone sports a pen similar to Samsung Galaxy Note. The 1.8 mm fiber-tip Stylus pen feels like a traditional pen when writing on the screen in terms of comfort and accuracy. The diameter of the pen is 24% smaller than Stylus 2. The new Pen Pop 2.0app in conjunction with the already existing Pen Keeper and Screen Memo apps provide a cools set of features to support drawing and memo taking on the phone.

Stylus 3 runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS. It’s equipped with an Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 processor and 3 GB of RAM memory. The rear camera has a resolution of 13 MP and the front one 8 MP. The battery capacity is solid at 3,000 mAh. There are two colour options available: pink gold and metallic titan.

LG K8 (2017)

LG K8 is a powerful 5.5-inch phone that carries a low price tag. The HD screen uses In-Cell Touch technology and has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 px, which yields a pixel density of 249 px. The Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor is quite modest compared to faster Snapdragon models on the market, but its performance suffices for most phone uses cases.

The camera software is intelligent and is a selling point for K8 as well as K4 that employs the same software. Auto Shot is handy for automatic selfie shots when the camera detects a face. Gesture Shotenables the user to control the camera using hand gestures.

The existing LG K8 LTE phone was introduced  at the beginning of 2016. Thus, the upgraded K8 model follows one year later.

LG K10 (2107)

LG K10 (2017) sits between Stylus 3 and K8 sizewise at 5.3-inch. The 2017 model offers many upgrades compared to the existing LG K10model. Two of the most important hardware updates are:

  • The resolution of the rear camera has increased from 8 MP to 13 MP.
  • The battery capacity has expanded from 2,300 mAh to 2,800 mAh.

LG K4 and K3

These phones haven’t made it to NZ shores. Hence, we’ll have to wait and see whether the upgraded K4 and K3 models manage to break into the NZ market.

LG Hom-Bot & CordZero Handstick are Perfect for Christmas

There’s a lot of cleaning going on prior and during Christmas. LG has therefore timely released two new vacuum cleaners that make the holiday easier to manage: LG Hom-Bot Square robotic vacuum cleaner and the LG CordZero handstick cleaner. Continue reading “LG Hom-Bot & CordZero Handstick are Perfect for Christmas”

LG UltraFine 5K – Perfect Display for MacBook Pro

tvIt’s unlikely that Apple will release a new version of its Thunderbolt monitors. The company, therefore, recommends MacBook Pro users to purchase LG UltraFine 5K and 4K screens, which are optimised for this laptop. Continue reading “LG UltraFine 5K – Perfect Display for MacBook Pro”

LG G Pad 2 8.3 Tablet Released

South Korean manufacturer LG releases an upgrade to its G Pad tablet – the LG G Pad 2 8.3 (II). It will initially only be available in South Korea, and then introduced to other markets in 2016. LG hasn’t communicated any specific dates for the expected launch date in New Zealand. Continue reading “LG G Pad 2 8.3 Tablet Released”