Lexus is due to reveal its new Hoverboard on the 5th August 2015. This is looking like one of the coolest gadgets I have seen to date! What do you think? And do you want one?
Some of you may be undecided whether to buy the Pebble Time, but Michael Fisher of pocketnow.com has produced another superb video, this time of the Pebble Time. It is a quick unboxing and hands on. Personally, after owning the LG Watch Urbane that looks stylish, I am not sure I could wear such a plastic toy like design, like the Pebble Time. What about you?
Google started its developer conference yesterday and many new things got announced. Android Pay was one of those, to take on Apple Pay.
Google has produced a video below to show how its works in 4 simple ways. So what do you think?
So here you have the LG G4 in the black leather finish. The G4 still has a removable back cover and micro SD card slot as you can see below.
And below some other leather finishes. In my mind the wine and brown leathers feel nicer than the black and blue. LG uses genuine leather so over the months and years of ownership the stains and marks will be yours to admire forever. Of course, if the back gets too dirty just change the cover !
Above is the metallic and ceramic white finishes. The ceramic felt good in the hand despite being a ceramic finish. In fact the G4 is great to hold from a comfort and ergonomic point of view due to the slightly curved back and materials used.
So the million dollar question. How good is the camera. Well, below is a shot from the G4.
Now from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
Personally I felt the S6 Edge took a better shot. I also tried other shots which I haven’t being able to share, and again in all of them I felt the S6 Edge took the better shot. However, check out my video below of all the settings in the camera.
The manual control options are extensive and shooting in raw is also possible. The G4 will be able to take more advanced type shots than the S6 Edge like light trails for example.
I copied across some music to the G4 and connected my bluetooth Plantronics BackBeat Pro headphones. The G4 produced a powerful sound and clearly apt-X was present. Obviously I will need more time to evaluate properly. The loudspeaker was on the rear and was reasonable but nothing special. Qi Wireless charging is supported to.
The screen. The new QHD Quantum panel looked brighter than that found on the G3. It also is meant to work much better in sunlight with better contrast levels. I compared it to the S6 Edge and without auto brightness on, it had similar levels.
I have left you a selection of shots from the UI v4. To be honest it doesn’t look anything special and unlike the S6 Edge and HTC One M9 there are no theming options.
In conclusion, the LG G4 is an upgrade to the G3. I am not convinced yet based on my limited time that it is the best smartphone out there, so I’m hoping with a proper test of the G4 I can decide where to rank it. The leather and slight curve finish looked good. Some people will love the camera and removable battery and micro SD.
So for now have a look at the UI photos.
Screen – 5.5in Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS Quantum Display, screen is also visible in bright light
Dimensions – 75.3 x 149.1 x 8.9 mm
Battery – 3,000mAH removable battery
Storage – 32gb expandable with micro SD card
RAM – 3gb
Rear Camera – 16 Mp sensor f/1.8.3 shooting modes: Normal, Simple and Manual. Settings for ISO, exposure, white balance, shutter speed, slow synch flash and shooting in RAW. Dual Flash and LED Focus
Front Camera – 8mp
OS – Android Lollipop 5.1 with LG UX v4
Power – Wireless and Faster Charging supported (wireless via folio cases) (faster charging not quick charging 2)
Processor – Snapdragon 808
Samsung UK have just released their first teaser video on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Sony have decided to make their own version of Google Glass. The video below from Sony explains everything you need to know about these SmartEyeGlasses. So what do you think?
GSM Arena carried out a 5 minute video review of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S Tablet late last night. It is in my mind a true iPad Air competitor and offers iOS 8 features already like taking texts and calls on your tablet. It is crazy thin and also the screen is readable in sunlight.
Amazon is releasing its new smartphone on 18th June 2014. Below is the video they produced –