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Review: LG G3 earns place among elite of 2014

by Blogger ‎07-31-2014 02:13 PM - edited ‎08-08-2014 03:09 PM

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LG has quietly made a statement in the past 12 months that it is serious about making some of the best smartphones money can buy. The G3 takes a few solid steps in the right direction, making the case that sometimes less is more and design is an important detail not to be overlooked. It’s prettier than its predecessor and manages to outperform it in ways that it should, making this one of the more interesting and compelling handsets to come out so far this year.

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Preview: LG G3 pushes to be among the best smartphones

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If it’s true that LG made a breakthrough in the tough smartphone market, it may well have been the G2, which signaled the company was serious about competing with the best. As good as the phone was, in some respects, it needed some work to improve the user experience. This is exactly what the LG G3 seems to be tailored for, not only trimming the fat of its Android skin, but also using a display that is unquestionably one of the best on any handset today.

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Android Wear: the basics on what you can expect

by Blogger on ‎04-23-2014 07:35 AM - last edited on ‎05-20-2014 03:42 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Android is more ubiquitous as a platform than you might realize. It’s not just on smartphones and tablets, but also on various gadgets that will include wearable devices under a new version of the platform aptly called Android Wear. It will start out first on the wrist with smartwatches that will showcase what this flavour of Google’s operating system can do when dealing with smaller screen real estate.

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Review: LG G Flex

by Blogger ‎03-31-2014 12:01 PM - edited ‎03-31-2014 12:04 PM

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Curved displays aren’t really a new idea, since movie theatres have had them for decades, but their implementation in mobile devices like smartphones takes a little getting used to. In that respect, the LG G Flex is a bit of a pioneer. It not only features a curved display, it also does so with a larger 6-inch P-OLED that proves to be an important element to how you might perceive it. LG hasn’t positioned this device as a solution for every consumer, nor is it the company’s flagship (that’s still the G2; soon to be the G3), but it’s a functional handset meant for those who want something bigger to look at.

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Preview: LG G Flex curved smartphone coming to Future Shop

by Blogger ‎02-21-2014 06:04 PM - edited ‎02-21-2014 06:07 PM

LG G Flex preview.jpgLG has confirmed that it will launch the G Flex, its vaunted curved smartphone, exclusive to Rogers, and sold at Future Shop on a date that is still to be determined. The curved phone has been out in South Korea since last fall, but was shown off at CES in Las Vegas last month, where I got some personal time with it. Read on for some of the things you can expect to find with this big and curvy handset.

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Review: LG Pocket Photo Smart Mobile Printer

by Blogger on ‎12-23-2013 01:56 AM - last edited on ‎02-06-2014 04:12 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Have you ever wished you could easily print photos straight from your mobile device without first having to transfer the files to your computer? How about wishing you had a printer that could easily go anywhere with you? Or one that was especially designed for printing photographs directly onto special photo paper? Well, the LG Pocket Photo Smart Mobile Printer does, and is, all of these things, and if you answered yes to even just one of these questions, then this small yet capable printer might be right for you—not to mention an ideal little companion for your poor lonely smart phone! If any of this picture talk piques your interest at all, then read on to learn all about this cool little photo printing device!

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Review: LG G2

by Blogger on ‎10-07-2013 09:30 PM - last edited on ‎10-08-2013 10:41 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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LG may not be a household name when it comes to a top smartphone, but the G2 may change that perception completely. LG’s newest flagship Android handset is a mix of clever design, reasonable software tweaks and an onus on battery life that combines to form what is essentially an outstanding device. In any debate over the best smartphones currently available, the G2 has earned its place in that conversation by doing some of the simple things much better than may have been expected.

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The LG G2 is a serious smartphone, and it looks like it might be a serious contender for the best Android handset this year, now that the curtain’s been raised. With a powerful processor, interesting design ideas and unique software tweaks, the G2 is a device that looks to make a statement, though the jury is still out on how you might take to it.

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Review: LG Optimus G 2600 Smartphone [with video and photos]

by Retired Blogger ‎12-18-2012 05:00 PM - edited ‎12-20-2012 09:25 AM

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Android has now become the dominant smartphone mobile OS around world, but unlike competing platforms like iOS and Windows Phone, it seems like there is a new flagship Android phone every week. While I am exaggerating a bit, it’s certainly true to say that there are an awful lot of choices out there in the Android phone world, many of them having powerful dual-core CPUs, beautiful HD screens, and fast LTE connectivity. While LG has never been as big of a player in the high-end Android space as Samsung or HTC, this holiday season they have decided to go big, and bring out a phone that spec-for-spec beats their competition.

 

The Optimus G is LG’s new flagship device, and it is the first Android smartphone to pack Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro QUAD-core processor, running Android 4.0. It also has a gorgeous 4.7" HD IPS+ screen, is made from premium materials, and on the Rogers model it supports their new LTE 2600 MHz spectrum band. This spectrum band supports up to 100Mbps download speeds, making it (according to Rogers) ‘Canada’s fastest smartphone’. The Optimus G is also available on Bell and Telus, but they only currently support regular LTE speeds.

 

I was able to spend a few weeks with LG’s latest phone, and you can read my full review, watch some hands-on videos I shot, and see some pictures of the Optimus G after the break 

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LG Optimus G quad-core Android smartphone hands-on video

by Retired Blogger ‎09-28-2012 02:07 PM - edited ‎10-02-2012 02:46 PM

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Late last year I spent some time with LG’s flagship Optimus LTE Android Smartphone. While there was a lot to like (it was one of the first phones to ship with an HD IPS screen), it did suffer from some shortcomings, most notably is that it shipped with the older, and slower, Gingerbread OS (Android 2.3). Fast-forward to almost a year later, and LG just announced their new flagship Android phone, the QUAD-CORE Optimus G.

 

Yes, you read that right; the LG Optimus G sports a quad-core processor, and will be one of the only phones available in Canada with such a powerful CPU (and probably the only one running the new Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU) come its "early November" launch date. After spending some quality time with it yesterday, I can definitely say that it is a huge step up from last year’s top model. It could even be a contender for the best Android phone on the Canadian market when it launches on Bell, Rogers and Telus. This time around, it seems that LG has gotten the mix of ingredients just right – it has a beautiful 4.7” HD-IPS+ screen , fast quad-core processor, a big 2100 mAh battery, and runs the fast, smooth, Ice Cream Sandwich OS (Android 4.0).

 

Check out some pictures after the jump, along with a hands-on video where I speak at-length about the Optimus G with the always personable Frank Lee of LG Canada.

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Good Deal: Telus LG Optimus LTE

by Retired Blogger on ‎05-24-2012 08:19 PM - last edited on ‎05-15-2013 11:55 AM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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Are you looking for a deal on a smartphone? Are you looking for a REALLY good deal on a smartphone? If so, then Future Shop has, in my opinion, one of the best going. I’ll be the first to admit that the LG Optimus LTE is not the best smartphone that Future Shop sells. But I am very comfortable saying that it is a good phone and it’s definitely one of the best deals that Future Shop has going. The Telus version of the LG Optimus LTE is $0 on a new three-year term. Basically, you are paying nothing for a new 4.5-inch 720p display, dual-core processor, 8MP camera, LTE, Android 2.3 smartphone.

 

You can read more about the phone after the jump, but if you want to go straight to the deal, just follow this link: Telus LG Optimus LTE Smartphone for $0 on a new 3-year agreement.

 

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Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2012

by Blogger on ‎02-29-2012 03:47 PM - last edited on ‎05-07-2012 09:31 AM by Administrator

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When it comes to all things mobile — smartphones, tablets, apps, operating systems — Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the show where it all comes to the surface. There have been tons of announcements from this year’s show, and here are some of the highlights.

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mophie brings the juice for iPhone and now Android to CES 2012

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2012 12:51 PM - last edited on ‎02-28-2013 02:12 PM by Retired Administrator

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Anyone who attended this year's CES 2012 can attest battery life for your mobile devices are critical. Among all the Tweeting, blogging, texting, phone calls and apps used on the show floor, smartphone batteries take a quick dive south.

 

 

 

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LG Optimus Pad Now in Canada

by Blogger on ‎05-18-2011 08:27 AM - last edited on ‎05-07-2012 09:34 AM by Administrator

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Another tablet has hit the Canadian market, this time from LG.

 

The LG Optimus Pad (known as the G-Slate in the US) is powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 processor and will feature Google's Honeycomb Android 3.0 OS. Okay we've seen that already in the Motorola Xoom. So what makes this tablet unique?

 

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