2 months ago

We're answering your LG G4 questions on the Android Central forums!

LG G4 leather

We've got LG's latest flagship in our hands, and you've probably got some questions.

Now that LG's 2015 flagship is officially official, and we've had a few minutes to kick the tires and push the buttons, it's time to field some questions from you and take a deeper look at what this phone has to offer. Based on what we've seen so far, the LG G4 is absolutely worth paying attention to, which means it's time to head to the forums for a good ol' fashioned Q&A.

We're a little ways away from a full review of this phone, especially after T-Mobile explained that the version we've got here is running on pre-production software, but with your help in the forums we can start putting this phone through its paces and start exploring LG's new Android 5.1 experience. Jump on that link below and start tossing out some questions. We'll be here all day!

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2 months ago

Mophie's Juice Pack for the LG G4 will extend its battery life by up to 80 percent


The just announced LG G4 will be supported by Mophie with a new Juice Pack made especially for the smartphone that will extend its battery life by up to 80 percent.

This will be the first battery smartphone case from Mophie made for an LG device, and it is priced at $99.99. Pre-orders for the Juice Pack are now being taken at Mophie's website.

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2 months ago

Here's where you can buy the LG G4 in the US


With LG having officially announced the LG G4, the next question is where you'll be able to get one.

Following LG's official unveiling of the LG G4, carriers have begun announcing their availability of the device as well. Featuring a 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Display, and running Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, this phone has drawn tons of interest already, and here is where you can get one.

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2 months ago

In pictures: The LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge


Two of the top Android manufacturers bring curves in all the right places, but in very different ways.

Two of this year's hottest phones are also two of the sleekest. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has the best of what Samsung has to offer thus far this year and gives it an impossible design. Meanwhile, LG takes what it's been doing so well the past couple of years and continues down that path with the LG G4.

And here's how they stand up next to each other.

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2 months ago

In pictures: The LG G4 vs. LG G3


LG takes a great phone and makes it even better as we look at the G3 versus the G4.

You're LG. You've made an excellent phone in 2014's LG G3. You've got a design language that stands out, and stands on its own. So what do you do in 2015? You certainly don't stop what's working, and that's the case with the new LG G4, just unveiled in New York City and London.

If you've seen or used the G3 at all, you're going to be pretty familiar with the G4. Same overall look and feel. But the devil is in the details, and LG's done some great stuff with the little things this year.

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2 months ago

This is the LG G4 — in leather

LG G4 leather back

The idea of a leather-clad phone is no longer crazy, and the optional back for the LG G4 is a beauty.

This is the LG G4. In leather. And while LG can't claim to be the first phone in recent memory to sport cowhide on its hide — the 2014 Moto X also did so, and did it well (and in several color options) — LG is doing things different here, with a swappable leather back for its latest and greatest Android smartphone.

And this is another one of those annoying instances in technology in which pictures really don't do it justice. We're still overcoming the shock of the skeuomorphic era, in which we made things to look like other things. But this, folks, is the real deal.

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2 months ago

LG G4 specs


Now that it's officially official, it's time to get inside the LG G4. Way inside. And there's no better place to start than with the official LG G4 specs, which we present to you thusly:

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2 months ago

LG G4 hands-on: Where vegetable tanning, ceramics and Quantum Display come to play with Android


Spend a few minutes with the new LG G4 and this much is apparent: LG is getting even more comfortable with the fact that it can make one hell of a smartphone, and do so in a way that's not just different, but also really good.

How good? You don't put your new phone side by side against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 in a room full of journalists who have been singing its praises for weeks without being extremely confident in your product.

We've spent a little bit of time with the LG G4 here in New York City ahead of the unveiling at 1 World Trade Center — enough time for a quick hands-on, but not enough to answer some burning questions and really get a feel for if the G4 is as good as LG says it is.

We will, however, explain what a cow, ceramic paint and something that sounds like a James Bond flick have to do with a smartphone.

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2 months ago

LG unveils the new LG G4!

LG G4 liveblog

It's not exactly been a secret, but it's now officially official. This is the LG G4. Unveiled at dual events in New York City and London, the G4 is a 5.5-inch Android 5.1 smartphone that roughly looks like last year's G3. But there are all sort of surprises under the hood.

Consider: A new IPS Quantum Display to make colors look better than ever. An even better camera that promises to stand up against any other. And that's just the sexy stuff. There's a lot more going on under the hood.

So stay tuned as we bring you all that the LG G4 has to offer!

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2 months ago

Huawei Honor 4C launched in China, promises to offer tremendous value for money


Huawei has launched its latest entry-level handset in the Chinese market, with the Honor 4C offering a 720p display, 13MP camera and octa-core CPU for just CNY 799 (roughly $128).

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2 months ago

LG Magna is now available in India for ₹16,500


Announced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, LG's mid-range Magna is officially up for sale in India for ₹16,500 ($260).

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2 months ago

T-Mobile resumes ZTE Zmax sales with a friendly reminder about the battery


After a brief hiatus, T-Mobile has resumed sales of the ZTE Zmax, this time with instructions for the customer regarding the battery.

T-Mobile had to halt the sales of the ZTE Zmax recently thanks to some customers who had attempted to remove the non-removable battery. After an investigation, which was led by ZTE, it was determined that only a small number of customers made the attempt, and the device was safe to sell.

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2 months ago

Sprint begins rollout of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to LG G2


Sprint has started its over-the-air rollout of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to owners of its version of the LG G2.

Today's rollout makes Sprint the last of the four major US carriers to offer the Lollipop update to the LG G2.

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2 months ago

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review

Alcatel Idol 3

The Idol 3 from Alcatel OneTouch may be the best value in mobile today.

When we first looked at the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 — we're talking about the larger, 5.5-inch 1080p display model here — at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we had a good feeling about what we were seeing. Alcatel OneTouch certainly isn't on the tip of any tongues when talking about top-selling Android phones, but the company's latest offering is a phone you need to know about.

While the Idol 3 doesn't have the specs that will set the Android world on fire, what it does bring is one of the best experiences you'll find under $250. The Idol 3 is the perfect balance of features and performance versus cost, and after a bit of time using it, I'm liking it more and more each day.

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2 months ago

Blu Selfie review

The Blu Selfie and its 13MP camera

Sometimes a phone has a name that really means nothing, or a name that's meant to subtly evoke what the phone's about. And sometimes a phone slaps you right in the face with its branding.

It leaves no question about why the phone was made or what you're supposed to do with it. Such is the case with the Blu Selfie, a phone with a name that's beyond obvious.

The quick take

The Blu Selfie comes with a pair of 13MP Sony-powered cameras, one for the front and back at a very reasonable price, but the software experience is at times frustrating and the design and hardware quality won't appeal to everybody.

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