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The LG G6’s Square Camera Looks Kind Of Awesome

LG has released more details of the screen, camera and UI of its upcoming LG G6 handset - and it's all about the squares. Read More >>

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Is This The End Of The LG G5?

It looks like the end is nigh for LG's modular-ish Android phone, the G5. Despite being one of the more original handsets on sale in 2016, consumers just weren't excited about the possibility of swapping in overpriced and hard-to-find components, and the Android die-hards who insist on replaceable batteries didn't materialise in sufficient numbers to save the phone from obscurity. Read More >>

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We’ve Reached Peak Smartphone

Two things became apparent after the end of the Spring 2016 Smartphone Glut. One: Android is still a second-class citizen when it comes to gaming, and two: smartphones are in a ridiculously boring place. Read More >>

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When it Comes to Gaming, the iPhone Will Always Stomp the Competition

OK. The great spring phone glut is over. The big manufacturers have revealed their flagship devices. Apple even joined in with a cheaper alternative to its flagship iPhone. I’ve spent the last few months benchmarking a lot of phones, and something has become exceedingly clear: all the CPU and GPU benchmarks in the world can’t compare to real world performance when it comes to mobile gaming. And in the real world Apple stomps its Android competitors. Read More >>

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LG G5 Review: An Attempt to Put the Gadget Back in Smartphones

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but when it comes to smartphones, consumers want more functionality, while expecting the hardware to keep getting thinner. With the G5, LG believes it’s found a way to meet those expectations by adding functionality through swappable modules. Read More >>

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LG G5 Teardown Reveals Easily Replaceable Components

It’s been a busy week for dual-camera smartphones, with Superman himself helping Huawei launch the P9 only yesterday. Now, just ahead of its release, the LG G5 has had the X-ray treatment -- okay, someone attacked it with a bunch of tools -- and we’ve all ogled its inside bits. Read More >>

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LG G5 Hands-On Review: One Week Living With the LG G5

The LG G5 is one of the most unusual flagship Android smartphones we’ve ever seen. Centred around a modular component design, it’s a risky move in a phone market dominated by mostly-iterative annual roll outs of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy lines. It’s not perfect, but our extended impressions suggest that it is great, and on course to be LG’s best phone yet. Read More >>

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We Made Our Co-Workers Finger the LG G5’s Magic Slot

LG’s new G5 is a shiny metal phone from the future. One of the reasons we love it is the removable expansion slot that lets you trick out the phone with add-ons. But is the thing actually easy to remove? Read More >>

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Audio Module For LG G5’s Magic Slot Works With Other Phones

The new Magic Slot system – which we should almost certainly not be calling it – found in the upcoming LG G5, seems very slick in theory, but it’s some grade-A proprietary bullshit. You want all the magic this slot will slide into your hand? Then get ready to love the G5 and only the G5. Forever. Read More >>

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LG: Smartphone Makers Are Afraid of Innovation

South Korean firm LG has been basking in the limelight this week, with praise for its radically different new flagship still coming in thick and fast. In case you don’t know what all the fuss is about, the freshly-launched LG G5 features a unique connection -- which definitely, definitely isn’t called the ‘magic slot’ -- which you can use to attach a number of accessories to the handset. It’s pretty clever. Read More >>

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Two New Accessories Give LG’s Modular Smartphone Super Powers

You probably know by now that the LG G5 is a modular phone. The bottom of the device is removable and can be swapped with different accessories that multiply the phone possibilities. A couple of them caught our attention: a little module that will amaze audiophiles, and a bulky module that adds physical camera buttons. Read More >>

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Don’t Call the LG G5’s Hole a ‘Magic Slot’

It’s the coolest feature on LG’s new flagship, but the company isn’t happy about people referring to the G5’s modular design as the ‘magic slot’. The term was initially coined by Evan Blass in one of his numerous leaks ahead of launch, and LG’s global communications director Ken Hong is genuinely annoyed about the amount of traction it’s gained. Read More >>

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LG Confirms the G5 Will Be Pricier Than the G4 Due to “Consumer Interest”

Galaxy S7 what? The launch of the LG G5 stole the show yesterday, with the bold, unusual, modular smartphone the toast of MWC 2016 so far. However, the South Korean firm left one major detail out at its conference: pricing. I caught up with LG’s global communications director Ken Hong to attempt to trick him into revealing the numbers. Read More >>

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 May be Superior, But the LG G5 is the Smartphone of Our Hearts

So far, MWC 2016 has been a tale of two smartphones. Though the conference only officially kicked off this morning, yesterday was the the most significant day of the show. Whatever happens between now and Thursday, nothing’s going to top a pair of flagship launches. Read More >>

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This LG Robot Ball Thing Is Insane

Let’s talk about balls for a second. They’re super handy. They’ve done a lot for humans. And because of spherical objects, we have sports and automobiles. Heck—even the Earth is a giant ball. Read More >>