4G LTE showdown: How fast is your carrier?

To get a glimpse of how speedy AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile’s 4G LTE networks are, CNET carried out real-world data tests across these carriers using the LG G3 smartphone. From one-upping each other on shared data plans to helping customers pen breakup letters, competition among the US’ four major carriers — AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile — is reaching new heights of aggression. But one thing we often hear from these mobile carriers is how “good” their 4G LTE networks are. These companies either have the highest number of LTE users, the largest LTE footprint, or the most LTE … Continue reading 4G LTE showdown: How fast is your carrier?

LG G Vista arrives with Verizon Wireless

After few leaked photos and details, Verizon Wireless has officially launched the LG G Vista, which comes with a 5.7-inch qHD display (960 x 540) and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The phablet is slightly larger than the 5.5-inch LG G3, but share the similar back buttons design. Available at $99.99 with 2 year service contract, the G Vista is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core processor. If you would like to get it without contract, the full retail price will be $399.99. Other specs include a 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a/b/g/n and a 3200 … Continue reading LG G Vista arrives with Verizon Wireless

LG G3 global rollout starts June 27 in Asia, EMEA in July

LG’s premium flagship, which has unsurprisingly enjoyed popularity and good sales in Korea, will soon be launching in other parts of the globe. The LG G3 will first make its stop in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines starting this Friday, before heading out to the rest of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East sometime in July.   The LG G3 is definitely not only an eye-catcher, with the stylish “faux” brushed metal back cover and rear control buttons. It is also a smartphone that is worth drooling over in both hardware and software, the latter if you especially … Continue reading LG G3 global rollout starts June 27 in Asia, EMEA in July

The big picture: LG, Samsung to unveil 105-inch Ultra HDTVs

LG LG 105UB9 Ultra HDTV The “next big thing” is no exaggeration when it comes to describing the latest TVs from LG and Samsung. The two electronics giants are introducing mammoth Ultra HDTVs— as in 105 inches — for the consumer market next year. On Wednesday, LG revealed in a press release its first 2014 model television — a 105-inch (diagonal) curved Ultra HDTV. Unlike LG’s 55-inch curved OLED, this giant TV will use an LED-lit LCD panel. The extra-wide screen represents the largest consumer television ever offered. Called the 105UB9, this behemoth boasts 11 million pixels, the highest ever for … Continue reading The big picture: LG, Samsung to unveil 105-inch Ultra HDTVs