tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #114

Welcome to episode #114 of my podcast (1 hour 9 min), featuring the coolest man in mobile himself, Mr. Joshua Vergara! Join us as we dive into all the phones of CES and MWC 2016…

This includes Huawei’s Honor 5X and Mate 8, the NextBit Robin, the LG G5, and Samsung’s latest and greatest, the Galaxy S7. And that “secret” handset we mention? That’s the HTC 10, of course :)

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tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #112

Here — at last — is episode #112 of my podcast (1 hour 22 min) featuring the incredibly awesome Andrew Martonik, wherein we recall this summer’s phone hits and misses!

This includes the Galaxy Note 5, LG V10, OnePlus 2, Moto G and X Pure (2015), iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Nextbit Robin, Nexus 5X and 6P, and HTC’s latest and greatest, the absolutely phenomenal One A9

You don’t want to miss this one :)

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tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #111

Welcome to episode #111 of my podcast (1 hour 15 min), where I’m joined by the incomparable Matthew Miller to discuss the most excellent LG G4, other flagships (including the iPhone 6 Plus), and a bunch of smartwatches (including Pebble Time)!

Then stick around to hear about Microsoft’s Nokia writeoff, Apple Music, and Google Photos. Finally, we chat about new and upcoming handsets like the Huawei P8 Lite and the OnePlus 2… So go ahead, jump right in — we’re waiting for you :)

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tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #110

The wonderful Dan Seifert joins me on episode #110 of my podcast (1 hour 1 min), in which we rant and rave about the HTC One (M9), the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Apple Watch, and more… We also share our excitement for the upcoming LG G4 and Microsoft apps — yes Microsoft!

Note: I’m well aware that the video version of this podcast ends suddenly after just 27 mins. Something must have happened during the Hangout on Air. I’ve reached out to Google for support and hopefully the full video will be restored.

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LG G Flex2 video review

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 :)

LG G Pro 2 review

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.

LG G3 review

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

tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #105

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.

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Hands-on with the LG G3

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.

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