Both phones were first unveiled in August to hype and positive reviews, with at least one reporter traversing a continent and back in a day to get his hands on the Moto X.
But the price of Motorola's first phone fully conceived as a Google company started to fall just a few weeks after its release, and now Amazon has taken the cost (with a new two-year contract or upgrade on AT&T or Verizon) all the way down to $99.… Read more
To get a truly flexible phone, you'd need a flexible battery, right?
LG thinks so. That's why it's unveiling the first of its kind series of bendable or modifiable batteries. The company announced Tuesday that its LG Chem branch was successful in creating three new types of batteries -- curved, stepped, and cable.
The curved battery is said to be able to fit in smartphones, smartwatches, and smart glasses. LG Chem said it has patented a "stack and folding" technology, which is crucial for getting the batteries to power a curved screen or flexible design. … Read more
Smartphones are the Swiss Army Knives of the tech world.
They're cell phones, music and video players, mobile Web browsers, and personal organizers, among other things. Not surprisingly, all this can take a toll on battery life, and when you depend on your smartphone for so much, the last thing you want is for it to run out of juice when you need it most.
Generally speaking, with moderate use, smartphones can give you a full day's performance before needing to be recharged, but not all gadgets are created equal -- some simply run out of steam early, whereas others will hang in there for the long haul.
Below, you'll find six smartphones (in no particular order) with battery usage that really impressed us, whether it was because they scored well in our lab tests for battery drainage, or simply because their usage time stood out from the crowd of humdrum cell phone batteries we encountered (and believe us, we encounter a lot). Give one of these devices a try if you're looking for a phone that packs some decent juice.Editors' note: This post was originally published October 31, 2011, and is updated frequently.… Read more
LG's new Nexus 5 may launch with a price tag of $299.
A tip received by blog site Phone Arena claims the 16GB Nexus 5 will sell for $299 and the 32GB version for $399. Further, the tipster said the 16GB edition will come with a 2300mAh cell battery, while the 32GB model will be equipped with a 3000mAh cell battery.
In contrast, the Nexus 4 costs $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16GB. Both Nexus 4 models offer a 2100mAh cell battery.
The tip comes from an anonymous source and so should be taken with a grain of … Read more
LG is rolling out a new slate in Korea that will be hitting US store shelves soon.
Dubbed the LG G Pad 8.3, the tablet comes with an 8.3-inch HD display featuring 272 pixels per inch. The slate has a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 16GB of onboard storage. The G Pad 8.3 comes with an included microSD card slot to add up to 64GB of additional storage.
LG showed off the G Pad 8.3 at the IFA conference in Germany last month. LG's slate was rumored for months prior to its … Read more
An alleged LG service document leaked online spilled the beans on the Nexus 5.
Posted on Scribd, the manual is geared toward service technicians and offers a lot of technical troubleshooting diagrams and steps. Some of the phone's major specs are also laid out.
Based on the manual, LG's Nexus 5 will include a 4.95-inch 1,920x1,080 IPS (in-plane switching) screen, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage will be available in both 16GB and 32GB.
The 8-megapixel rear camera will be equipped with optical image stabilization, which tries … Read more
LG is set to gear up mass production of curved smartphone screens as it preps its own flexible display phone.
"LG Display is launching a new era of flexible displays for smartphones with its industry-leading technology," Sang Deog Yeo, chief technology officer of LG Display, said in a statement Monday. "The flexible display market is expected to grow quickly as this technology is expected to expand further into diverse applications including automotive displays, tablets, and wearable devices. Our goal is to take an early lead in the flexible display market by introducing new products with enhanced performance … Read more
Samsung is reportedly set to announce a curved display smartphone known as the Galaxy Round.
The new phone could be unveiled later this week, Korean news site Asiae reported Sunday. A Google translation of the story mentions October 10, but it's unclear whether that's the date forecast for the expected unveiling.
The phone would use a plastic display rather than one made of glass. The Asiae report follows a comment made by a Samsung executive in September confirming such a phone.