February 18, 2015
I first played with the LG G Flex2 at CES 2015, and just spent a few days using it. The verdict? It’s a fantastic phone — arguably LG’s new flagship.
Unlike the original G Flex, with its 6-inch 720p curved screen, the G Flex2 features a much improved 5.5-inch 1080p plastic AMOLED display. It’s also one of the first handsets to pack Qualcomm’s latest powerhouse chipset, the 64-bit Snapdragon 810. The G Flex2 is otherwise almost identical to last year’s G3, with a 13-megapixel shooter, laser autofocus, and (slightly more advanced) optical image stabilization. Still, LG’s camera software lacks basic manual controls, which is unfortunate considering the quality of the hardware.
Ultimately though, the G Flex2 looks great, ticks all the boxes, and runs Lollipop like a champ. What else do you really need? Check out my video review :)
July 13, 2014
Launched at MWC in February, the G Pro 2 is LG’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. I finally spent some quality time testing this phone (alongside the G3), and came away pretty satisfied. What’s not to like about a large 5.9-inch 1080p IPS panel, 13 megapixel camera with OIS, Snapdragon 800 with 3GB RAM, and decent battery life? Here’s my video review.
July 11, 2014
The LG G3 is awesome! I already mentioned this in my hands-on video and most recent podcast, but after using it for an entire month, I still feel the same way. It’s definitely one of the best phones available today.
In a nutshell, the quad-HD (2560×1440 pixel) display — while not perfect — is a pleasure to look at, battery life is half decent, and the laser AF system is super fast and accurate, even in low light. My only gripe is with the camera app, which lacks even basic manual settings, making it difficult to control exposure. Here’s my video review…
July 6, 2014
The one and only Nicole Scott joined me all the way from Taipei for episode #105 (1 hour 6 min) of my podcast. We talked about a whole bunch of handsets — like the excellent LG G3 and G Pro 2, the Asus PadFone X phone/tablet/laptop, and the long awaited Amazon Fire Phone.
Additional topics include the HTC One (M8) camera, washing the Samsung Galaxy S5, Computex 2014, 4K video recording, and T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 5/6 event… Have fun!
Apologies for the delay in posting the audio version — we experienced some issues while recording which slowed down the editing process.
– Audio version
– Video version
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May 27, 2014
I just got a chance to play with the LG G3 at the satellite launch event here in San Francisco. Wow! This is one impressive handset… Last year’s G2 was a solid phone, but this year’s G3 looks to be even better. The big news are the quad-HD (2560×1440 pixel) 5.5-inch display and the laser AF system on the OIS-equipped 13MP camera. Check out my hands-on video and matching pictures.
December 24, 2013
I got a chance to play with the LG G Flex for a couple weeks thanks to the awesome folks at Negri Electronics. Here’s my video review.
November 17, 2013
I’ve been using the Nexus 5 as my primary handset for a little over two weeks. Here’s my video review.
Once you’re done with the video, take a look at some camera samples.