LG settles lawsuit over smartphone bootloops, offers cash or rebate payouts

A handful of LG smartphones released over the past few years have been notoriously prone to “bootloops,” which cause the phone to shut down unexpectedly and then fail to fully boot (often restarting over and over, hence the “loop.” Last year the law firm of Girard Gibbs filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of […]

Deals of the Day (6-28-2017)

Sure, LG’s plan to launch a modular smartphone in 2016 and sell a set of modular accessories that could extend the functionality of the phone didn’t really work out all that well for the company. But if you ignore the modular features, the LG G5 is still a pretty good phone… especially now that you […]

iFixit’s LG G5 teardown shows modularity isn’t just skin deep

The LG G5 smartphone is one of the few flagship smartphones launched in 2016 to feature both a removable battery and a microSD card slot, both of which could help extend the lifespan of the device by letting you replace a dying battery or add extra storage. But the phone’s standout feature isn’t just that you […]

LG to encourage third-party G5 smartphone modules with a developer conference

The LG G5 smartphone has a high-resolution display, a speedy processor, 4GB of RAM, a 16MP camera, and a USB Type-C port, among other premium specs. But what really sets LG’s latest flagship phone apart from the competition is its support for modular accessories. LG plans to offer two modules at launch, including one that brings […]

Orphaned storage? Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 skip Android 6.0’s “adoptable storage”

Samsung and LG both announced their flagship smartphones for 2016 this week, and both the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 feature microSD card readers… which wasn’t a given. Samsung has long included support for removable storage in its smartphones, but last year’s Galaxy S6 did not have a microSD card slot. But it looks like both […]

LG launches G5 smartphones… and friends (modular accessories)

At a time when many other smartphone makers are releasing devices with non-removable batteries and no support for removable storage, LG is playing up the modular features of its new LG G5 smartphone, which lets you slide out the battery and slide in a replacement… or add other accessories to the phone. The phone also […]

Reports: LG G5 to support modular accessories

LG is holding an event on February 21st, where the company is expected to unveil the LG G5 smartphone. The new flagship phone will likely feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a secondary display, and a dual-lens camera. But according to numerous reports, the LG G5 will also have something else to set it apart from […]

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and LG G5 details leak ahead of MWC

With less than a week to go until Mobile World Congress, it looks like some of the world’s biggest mobile companies are having a hard time keeping secrets. We’ll probably have to wait a few days for official confirmation, but a series of leaks is giving us a pretty good idea of what to expect […]

LG G5 smartphone to have an “always on” display

It’s tough to interact with a smartphone without turning on the display… but keeping the screen on too long is usually a sure-fire way to run down your battery. So when LG says that its upcoming G5 smartphone will have a screen that’s “always on,” it either means that the company figures you only need […]