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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
The LG G3 comes with a long-lasting 3,000mAh battery, but what happens when you want truly epic battery life? Then you reach for something even greater – the LG G3 Power Jacket with a 3800mAh built-in battery, letting you more than double your smartphone’s longevity. Let’s take a closer look!
Battery life for days
The LG G3 is a pretty impressive phone, with a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 display, Snapdragon 801 processor and a 3,000mAh battery… but some tasks, particularly web browsing and video playback, will reduce your phone’s battery life considerably. For these tasks, an extended battery can be a lifesaver.
The Power Jacket adds 3800mAh of battery power to your reserves, bringing you up to a tablet-sized 6800mAh. Based on GSMArena’s battery tests, you’d expect to see almost 60 hours of 3G talk time, 15 hours of web browsing or 20 hours of video playback with the Power Jacket installed. Not bad at all, eh?
The Power Jacket is charged via microUSB just like the phone inside, and features an easy on/off switch and LED indicator to make things easy.
Protection and utility in spades
The Power Jacket uses the added bulk of the battery intelligently, using it to shield the G3 from scratches and impact damage. The case includes full coverage of the phone, including a lip around the screen, so you should keep your G3 in great condition while it’s in the case.
The Power Jacket also includes a handy media stand, perfect for making use of that extra battery life to watch a few films or YouTube videos.
Links and signing-off
To order the LG G3 Power Jacket case, please visit the product pages linked below for the white or black coloured versions. Both variants are available for pre-order at the time of writing, but you’ll get live pricing and availability information by visiting these links:
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
LG have teased a new smartwatch in a YouTube video (embedded below). It’s thought to be called the LG G Watch R, and like the highly anticipated Moto 360 it comes with a gorgeous round dial.
The phone looks a lot classier than LG’s first Android Wearable, the square original G Watch. Like the Moto 360, the Watch R comes with nice circular watch faces suited to the display, but unlike the 360, the Watch R doesn’t have a weird black bar cutting off the bottom part of the face.
The G Watch R includes a side button (unlike the G Watch), a digital step counter, a distance meter and a compass. Of course, the watch will run Android Wear, which is supported by a growing number of Android apps, allowing you to receive incoming notifications, take notes, remotely control your phone and much more.
The G Watch R will be announced by LG early next month, at the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin. The watch is thought to go on sale soon afterward, in order to compete with the Moto 360. The Watch R is likely going to launch at a lower price point than the Moto 360, so it’ll be up to the first few reviews to really determine which will be the best option.
We’ll have the Watch R here at Mobile Fun, and we’ve already added the watch to our virtual shelves. To see more information and to register interest when we have confirmed pricing and availability, please visit the product page linked below:
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
LG announced their latest phone today, the G3 Stylus. The phone is a stylus-equipped version of their G3 flagship, meaning it should be quite good for drawing and taking down notes on the phone’s large display. The stylus is thinner than most capacitive styli, with a small tip for precise writing.
While the screen remains at the same 5.5 inches as the G3, the resolution has dropped from 1440p to 540p – this is definitely a mid-range phone. Inside, there’s a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage with microSD slot for expansion. This is all powered by a capacious 3,000mAh battery.
The phone will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with LG’s usual customisation suite on board. That includes quick memo notes, tap-to-unlock, dual-window mode, touch-and-shoot, and gesture shot (for taking selfies by using a hand gesture).
We’ll have a wide range of accessories for the new LG G3 Stylus, including both official and third-party options. A section for the phone is already live on our site, and we’ll be looking to fill up these categories in the coming weeks with additional G3 Stylus cases, covers, chargers and more. The phone is scheduled to be released over the next month, so we’ll be ready for that!
What do you think of the new G3 Stylus? If you’re in the market for a stylus-equipped phone, would you rather have the cheaper but less powerful G3 Stylus or the forthcoming top-of-the-line Note 4 for a higher price? Let us know in the comments below or speak to us on Twitter @mobilefun.
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Thursday, August 21st, 2014
This week LG added a couple new mid-range phones to their arsenal, the L Fino and the L Bello. The phones, which are set to be announced formally at IFA 2014 in Berlin, are intended as “first smartphones” for teenagers or those in emerging markets. They include some features which have proved popular on the LG G3, such as rear-mounted buttons and minimal front bezels. Some software elements have also made it over, most notably the “Knock Code” feature that allows you to unlock the phone by tapping your pattern on the screen, forgoing the need to tap the rear-mounted buttons to wake the phone.
In terms of specifications, both phones are pretty reasonable. The Fino is the smaller and less powerful of the two, with a 4.5-inch 480×800 display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 4 GB of internal storage. The Bello is marginally better equipped, with a 5-inch 480×854 screen, 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 8 GB of internal storage. Both phones share 1 GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear-facing cameras, 3G connectivity and Android 4.4.2 on board.
The phones look to be well-supported with accessories as well. QuickCircle cases, like those for the LG G3, will be available. If you’re not familiar with them, these are flip cases with a circular window cut into the front cover. The window allows you to touch and control the screen beneath, as well as let you read status and notifications without needing to open the cover. You can see the time, answer or reject calls, and even run QuickCircle-specific games in the window. We’ll have more details on both LG L Fino and LG L Bello accessories and their availability in the days to come.
What do you think of the LG L Fino and L Bello? Let us know in the comments below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for checking out the article and have a good weekend!
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Today we’re announcing a new case for two leading Android smartphones: the Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx for the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5. These hard cases offer an incredible amount of protection for either phone, with four layers of protection using the finest synthetic materials. Let’s take a look.
Four layers deep
The Tough Jacket Maxx uses a four layer design to protect your smartphone. First, there’s an inner silicone shell which wraps around your phone and absorbs shocks. This is covered with an impact-resistant hard shell. A shock absorbent polymer is the final layer, protecting against scratches and dispersing impact shocks around the phone. The fourth layer is a replaceable tough screen protector, which prevents scratches to the screen. With this combination of layers, your phone will have some of the best protection on the market.
The case also includes larger ballistic corners, designed to be the first bits of the case to hit the ground. These reinforced areas provide extra shock protection where you need it most. The corners also raise the screen from the surface of the tablet, ensuring that the screen isn’t scratched. Combined with the replaceable screen protector, your screen should stay in perfect condition for as long as you have the phone.
Detachable belt clip holster
Each case comes with a detachable plastic holder with a belt clip, allowing you to easily keep your G3 or Galaxy S5 at your hip for easy access, without the need to place your phone in your pocket. Of course, you’re also free to not use the belt clip holster if you don’t want it.
So there we have it – one of the most impressively protective cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. For more information and to place your pre-order, please visit the product pages linked below:
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