LG is a South Korean consumer electronics company that makes — among other things — smartphones, tablets and computers that are sold around the world. It also has many subdivisions that make many of the components that are used by its own smartphones and tablets, as well as sourced by several other major phone manufacturers. LG is probably best known for the displays, chips and batteries it makes for mobile devices.
The vast majority of all phones and tablets LG makes run Android, while its computers run Windows and now Chrome OS. Thanks to its massive scale, LG has several different smartphone lines that bring its products to a variety of price points in markets around the world. Although many wouldn't normally think it, the company has been gaining phone market share both in its home country of South Korea — where it competes directly with Samsung — and in Western markets in recent years.
For many years, LG's phones followed the "Optimus" brand, which saw the name tacked onto most devices that were sold. Since the end of 2013, LG has moved to single letters that denote the different smartphone lines — aka the "L Series" and "F Series" — with the best-known devices in the Western markets taking the "G Series" name, such as the G2, G Pro 2 and G Flex.
LG's 2014 flagship is the LG G3, a large Android smartphone with the first quad HD display. LG also had one of the first Android Wear smartwatches and is expected to roll out more this year.
30 May 201489By Alex DobieAn in-depth look at LG's new flagship smartphone
With the LG G3 all official, announced and in our hands, it's time to take an in-depth look at this new 5.5-inch, "Quad HD" device in our latest video walkthrough...
08 July 201486By Phil NickinsonIt's not at all flashy, but LG's first entry for Android Wear ends up being a solid buy
There's an argument to be made — and this isn't a hard one to make — that the watch isn't the most important part of Android Wear, Google's Android offshoot meant for the wearables space...
05 February 201463By Jerry HildenbrandGet bent! This phone curves and flexes, but after that ...?
LG calls it the world's first bendable flexible display. You can't look at the LG G Flex and not talk about the curve of the body, and once you learn that it actually does flex and give a little bit before breaking, you want to try it...
01 February 201745By Harish JonnalagaddaApple shipped 78.3 million iPhones in Q4 2016, surpassing Samsung to take the crown as the world's number one smartphone vendor. That said, Samsung shipped 309.4 million smartphones in 2016, outmatching Apple's 215.4 million shipments.
04 January 201721By Andrew MartonikThe battle over making average home appliances "smart" rages on, and LG just put an additional foot forward with its new InstaView smart refrigerator that integrates Amazon Alexa voice assistant control.
28 December 201623By Harish JonnalagaddaLG is all set to unveil two interesting audio products at CES: a neckband with built-in speakers that blasts music up at your ears, and a floating Bluetooth speaker that uses electromagnets to hover over a base station.
22 December 201640By Harish JonnalagaddaAhead of CES, LG has announced four new phones in the K series — the K10, K8, K4, and K3 — that will make their debut at the trade show. LG will also showcase the Stylus 3, which offers an "improved writing experience."
18 November 201630By Andrew MartonikLG has a set of Black Friday deals going live on its own store, with the main highlights being a super-cheap sale on the G5 from Sprint and all major U.S. carriers offering extra incentives on the new V20.
25 October 2016420By Andrew MartonikThe V20 has broader appeal than its predecessor, an interesting camera setup and mountains of features — but it doesn't quite 'wow' as a complete product in the way its same-price competition does.