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Could the LG G6 be the first non-Pixel phone to feature Google Assistant?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The LG G6 may be unveiled in its final form at MWC this February, with promise of a new and improved 5.7-inch QHD display, waterproof casing and a design blend of the LG V20 and LG G5. (read more here)

But the excitement doesn’t end there. Business Korea, recently reported a collaboration between LG and Google to help integrate an AI system into upcoming the device. Integrating Google’s personal assistant into the LG G6 would allow the South Korean company to keep up with the likes of Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana and would be the first time this particular AI system is used outside of Google Pixel handsets.

lg g6

If proven correct, this leaked news will see LG become the first OEM to use Google Assistant and may see Google Assistant feature in LG’s next wearable devices.

Register your interest in the LG G6 to ensure you are one of the first to pre-order the handset.


Will LG get rid of the Modular design for the LG G6?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The LG G5 launched earlier this year with removable modules / LG Friends that snap into the bottom of the handset, adding functionality and features to the device. The LG Friends line included the LG Cam Plus, Bang and Olufsen Hi-Fi plus and additional battery capacities.

lg g5

It is widely understood that LG Electronics are currently selecting its partners for the G5 successor, the G6, in preparation for a spring 2017 release. However with outlines of the LG G6 approaching, some are expecting the new G flagship handset to move away from the modular design and towards new functions that have not been seen before in previous LG Smartphones.

LG Electronics is not going to apply modularized structure for its next strategic Smartphone called ‘G6 (tentative)’ that is expected to be released in 2017. It is basically withdrawing its strategy of modularization that was first introduced to G5 in just a year.

- Korea IT News

To make the most of the LG modular benefits, get your hands on LG G5 and LG Friends today, sim free with UK and international delivery.


LG release UX 5.0+ on the Android 7.0 Nougat for LG V20

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

The LG V20 was announced at LG’s launch event this week in San Fransisco, running on the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS and LG’s improved UX 5.0+ interface straight out of the box.

Whilst it’s not a massive overhaul from the UX5.0 of the LG G5, you do get a little more with this update.

Here’s a low down on what the UX 5.0+ has to offer:

  • LG Health App, with weight manager, goal setting and jump rope feature
  • Smart Doctor Manager (which has nothing to do with personal help as the name suggest), allowing you to manage your handset’s RAM, storage for a speedier experience
  • Second screen notification bar
  • Quick Tools for easy app access
  • Professional audio experience, with different recording modes
  • Zoom levers
  • Enhanced usability with them features
  • Multi window experience

Find out more via the official LG Video:

Get your hands on the newly announced LG V20 as soon as they land by pre-ordering today.


The LG V20 has been Announced

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The Apple Event wasn’t the only launch coming from San Fransisco this week, yesterday saw the official announcement of the LG V20.

lg v20

LG are hoping to cash in with this ‘Professional tool’ by accompanying the high end specs with an audio update which has been neglected by other manufacturers.

The LG V20 the first phone to have ESS’s HyperStream 2 audio technology, with four DACs for very clear sound; it offers 75-step fine volume and independent L/R balance control.

And thanks to three mics built into the chassis, the V20 has an HD Audio recorder, which is capable of capturing lossless audio, capturing sounds of up to 132dB distortion free.


LG have also offered  same camera setup as the LG G5 , with a 16 megapixel (f/1.8) camera accompanied by a secondary wide-angle 8 megapixel (f/2.4) fixed-focus camera capable of capturing 135-degree photos.

Here are the specs at a glance:

  • 5.7″ Quad HD IPS display, 513ppi
  • Full metal, aluminum AL 6013 & MIL-STD shock resistance body
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor in the power button
  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS
  • 2.2″ 160p secondary display,
  • Always on display
  • Snapdragon 820 chipset: quad-core (2×2.15 + 2×1.6 GHz) Kryo processor, Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Up to 64GB of built-in storage, expandable via the microSD card slot by up to 200GB
  • 16Megapixel (f/1.8) + 8 Megapixel (f/2.4) main camera setup; OIS; laser autofocus; LED flash, 2160p video capture with lossless sound, StedyRecord 2.0
  • 5 megapixel (f/1.9) front camera
  • B&O Play certified sound with four DACs
  • 3,200mAh removable battery with QuickCharge 3.0 capabilities

Pre-order the LG V20 Sim Free today.


Android Marshmallow: Now on Tap

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The future of Google searching is here in the form of Now on Tap.

The main idea of Google’s Now on Tap is to extend the reach of Google across your mobile, making it easier and faster to find the information you need.

Android now on tap

Now on Tap is integrated into Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and can be used by holding down the home button. Once activated, Google performs a search and scan of the current screen, providing relevant information than may be of use such as web links, directions etc.

How to use Now on Tap on your Android handset:

  1. On any screen, touch and hold the Home button.
  2. Google uses what’s on your screen to show you related info, apps, and actions

Now on tap

So, how would you use Now on Tap during everyday life? 

Google gives the following examples: 
  • Restaurants: Find restaurants and other points of interest mentioned on screen.
  • Movies: See reviews and info about a cast using the film name.
  • Music: Get details about a song or artist from within your app.
  • People: Learn about famous people and celebrities in the news.
  • Images: Get info about artwork, product logos, landmarks, and more.

Searching images on Google isn’t exactly a new thing, but with Now on Tap you literally replace search terms with an image. For example, if you can take a photograph of Big Ben, hold the home button to activate Now on Tap and the handset will analyse the image contents to provide you more information on this tourist attraction.  It can even work and analyse photos direct from your camera app.

image android now on tap

Now on Tap is an innovative feature that is continually being developed and improved by Google and we’re certainly excited to use it.

Test out Now on Tap for yourself on some of our most popular Android handsets available sim free, including the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and the Huawei P9 today.


Grab some Free Bang and Oulfsen Play H3 In-Ear Headphones worth £149

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

If you’re looking to purchase the LG G5 now is the time to do so, thanks to our latest, incredible offer; receive free Bang and Oulfsen Play by Bang & Olufsen H3 In-Ear Headphones worth £149 with your order.

These ultra modern, custom-designed in-ear headphones from B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen offer powerful sound direct from your LG G5 handset, as well as a sturdy exterior, and comfortable fit.

With the headphones you’ll enjoy these design features:

  • Bang & Olufsen signature sound
  • Powerful and balanced sound experiance
  • Crafted from a solid block of lightweight aluminum
  • Fits your ears with both precision and maximum comfort
  • Inline remote and microphone

Hear more direct from Bang and Olufsen’s designers:

Purchase the LG G5 and automatically receive a free pair of Bang and Olufsen Play H3 in-ear headphones today.


LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Battle of the Flagships

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

With the LG G5 coming out this week and the Samsung Galaxy S7 taking the market by storm we take a detailed look at how the two compare.

1. Design:

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 Design

Samsung have upped their game in regards to overall design, thanks to the curved screen, tapered back and the return of the microSD slot providing a chic yet practical feel.

Nevertheless the combination of a  metal unibody and rear button placement makes the LG G5 nice to handle. Both handsets have their trump card to give them an edge of the competition, with the S7’s Water-resistance vs the modular design of the G5.

2. Features:

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 Features

The LG certainly take the crown for innovation, thanks to the battery format. Simply press a button to slide the battery out of the bottom of the handset. This not only lets you replace the battery, but also allows you to include a new module for additional functionality, for example the LG Cam Plus (for added grip and camera controls). The LG G5 also features an innovative reversible USB Type-C connector v3.0 for fast charging and data transfer.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 relies upon its rugged persona to stand out from the crowd. (check out our blog when we see the Samsung Galaxy S7 withstand some extreme test conditions). The ability to swipe the screen to access contacts or apps is also an appealing additional feature from Samsung.

3. Camera:

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 Camera

Whilst Samsung have dropped the megapixel rating on the S7 down to 12 MP from 16MP of the S6, they’ve upped their game with the dual pixel sensor, offering incredible low light capabilities. The S7 offers a 95% increase in the quality of photographs taken in low light settings when compared to the S6, a welcome improvement to accompany the increased speed of the autofocus.

LG have kept their megapixels at 16MP, but add a 135 degree wide angle rear camera and additional camera modules via their ‘friends’ range.

4. Companion devices:

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 Companion devices

Anyone keeping up to date with handset releases recently couldn’t fail to notice the additional devices marketed with the mobile phones. Samsung announce the S7 duo with the Gear VR and Gear 360 camera.

LG based their entire G5 release around their additional ‘friends’ which fully takes advantage of the handset’s modular design. Read our blog showing the Friends in more detail here.

5. Battery Life:

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 Battery

Samsung have increased their battery life with a 3,000mAh battery on the S7 and a huge 3,600mAh offering on the S7 Edge.

The LG G5 has a slightly smaller battery at 2,800mAh. However its important to factor in the smaller screen size and the ability to swap out batteries when comparing their stamina.

The S7 promises up to 22 hours of talk time (3G) vs 20 hrs  (3g) of talk time per battery on the LG G5.

6. Screen:

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 screen display

Both handsets offer an always-on display, which is useful for those who hate to miss a notification. But this is where the similarities really end.  Samsung have packed some of the best Super AMOLED technology into the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7’s display and 5.5-inch curve-screened of the S7 Edge.

Whilst the LG G5’s screen is slightly smaller than their previous releases it offers a beautiful quad HD display which is IPS LCD, not AMOLED. LG have backed up their choice in IPS LCD screen by suggesting it will eliminate the chance of burn-in from the always-on display.

7. Performance:

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 performance

This is where both handsets offer similar features. Both the S7 and G5 are powerhouses, using the Snapdragon 820 chipset (or the Exynos in the S7 depending on the region). They also both offer an incredible 4GB of RAM which offers power and performance.

The S7 and G5 also both run on the latest Android platform, with some additional offerings. The S7 has TouchWiz, Samsung Pay and Knox, whilst the G5 has the latest version of the LG UX 5.0.

Sim Free:

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Sim Free is available now with over £100 of freebies and the LG G5 and LG Friends are available to pre-order, with release date coming very soon.


LG Friends: Get some company for your LG G5

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

We’ve seen the ads showing the LG G5‘s friends, but let’s take a little time to get to know each one and how it will enhance the user experience of the G5.

First up is the LG CAM Plus, which is a plug in camera module that provides grip for a more comfortable way to take pictures as well as an additional battery. The shutter button, zoom dial, and hand grip all come together to offer a ‘real digital camera’ experience on your handset.


Next, slide on the LG Hi-Fi Plus that offers Bang and Olufsen’s outstanding sound quality, with a 32bit DA converter and amp. This LG Hi-Fi Plus can also be used separately with other Android and iOS devices.


The third friend is the LG 360 Cam, which Offers a  dual wide-angle 13 million pixel lenses capturing 360 degree pictures. This add on also offers an incredible 2k video support and 5.1 ch audio recording.

LG 360 Cam

Finally, the LG 360 VR offers an interactive and immersive experience of 360° Virtual Reality in a lightweight and stylish design.

LG 360 VR

Order one (or all!) of these superb LG Friends and enhance your LG G5 experience today.


A removable battery in the LG G5?

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

The internet has been a buzz with news and rumours surrounding announcement due at MWC16.

One of the hotly anticipated handset releases is the LG G5, with rumours surrounding its swappable accessories. This may not sound like a big deal as the LG G4 allowed you to take off the back cover to change batteries. However, trusted sites including TechRadar are suggesting that the battery will pop out from the bottom of the phone instead. LG are obviously trying to give you the best of both worlds, with a full metal body and the convenience of a removable battery.

lg g5 removable battery

This is backed up by a leaked image from the Chinese site Weibo, which shows a battery accessory with a bright, yellow cell. Presumably used so that once your battery life on the LG G5 is reaching the bottom, you’ll be able to simply swap out the battery on the go.

More concrete news surround the G5 include a reveal date of 21st Feb, an ‘always on’ display and an optional ‘Quick Cover’ that provides a window to the display with touch-enabled features.

Don’t forget to register your interest in the LG G5 Sim Free to be one of the first to get the handset.


Can’t Wait for the LG G5? Check out the V10 with dual screen.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

If you can’t wait for the release of the LG G5 you’ll sure be happy with what the LG V10 has to offer, available right now with next day delivery.

The LG V10 definitely proves the theory that more is more, with both dual screens and dual front cameras this 4G handset offers double the excitement. Other benefits to this handset include an extremely high pixel density screen, over 430ppi, the removable battery, microSD slot 32Gb Memoryand 4GB of RAM and the sleek looking design.

LG V10

Here’s the specs at a glance:

OS: Android (5.1) Optimus UI

Dimensions: 6.28 x 3.12 x 0.34 inches (159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6 mm)

Weight: 6.77 oz (192 g)

Screen size: 5.7 inches

Screen Resolution/ Pixel density: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 515 ppi

Camera:16 megapixels

Front-facing camera: 5 megapixels

Features: Dual-Camera

System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor: Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

Talk time: 10 hours

Stand-by time: 5 days (120 hours)

Talk time (3G): 12 hours

Stand-by time (3G): 5 days (120 hours)

Capacity: 3000 mAh

Buy the LG V10 Sim Free handset today with next day delivery.



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