Deal: Buy the LG G5 for just $299.99 and get a free LG 360 VR headset worth $129.99


LG tried to launch a whole new set of modular features with 2016’s LG G5 flagship phone. However, consumers didn’t take too kindly to it and this year’s LG G6 had removed all of the modular capabilities from the year before. Part of the reason for LG’s decision to give up on modular with this year’s flagship had to do with the Moto Z line released last year by Motorola/Lenovo. The Moto Z series made adding modular accessories a snap thanks to the 16 magnetic pins on the back of the handsets.

Eliminate the modular features, and you still have a serviceable high-end handset with the LG …


Verizon LG G5 receives software update that optimizes the phone and adds the monthly security patch

Verizon has announced an update for its version of the LG G5, 2016’s flagship handset from LG. The nation’s largest carrier says that the update will add performance optimizations, fix known issues and install the latest security patch. First thing first; the update brings LG G5 users software version VS98728B. When the notification arrives saying that the update is on your phone, connect the device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure that you have a strong signal from Verizon. You should also check to see if your battery is fully charged before proceeding with the installation of the new files.

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Motorola Moto G5 Review

Introduction
In the past few years, the Moto G series has set a standard in affordable phones that few can match. This year, Lenovo has two G series phones: the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. The G5 Plus is the one that has gotten all the attention so far: it’s got the powerful and very battery-savvy Snapdragon 625 system chip, it’s got a fast Dual Pixel auto-focus camera, and it has a starting price of just $230.

And then there is the Moto G5 that we have up here for review. It’s a much different phone than the G5 Plus and this is important to know: it has a smaller, 5” display, it has …

Moto G5 Plus won't call 911 when using Verizon's VoLTE

If you’re a Verizon subscriber rocking the Moto G5 Plus, better hope that you don’t have an emergency while using Big Red’s VoLTE service. A bug is preventing the Moto G5 Plus from dialing the 911 emergency number when attempting to make the call over LTE. Motorola/Lenovo has come clean, admitting that there is a software glitch that is preventing Verizon subscribers from summoning emergency help with this specific phone. Again, this is only happening on VoLTE.

While Motorola/Lenovo says that it is working on a fix for the issue, turning off VoLTE will eliminate the problem for now. Matt, …

Deal: Save $40 when you buy a Moto G5 Plus and a Cricket refill card

In case you’re looking for an unlocked, affordable mid-range smartphone (in the US), right now, there’s likely no better option than the Motorola Moto G5 Plus. Sold for prices starting at $229, the G5 Plus offers long battery life (with fast charging times), Android Nougat, and plenty of other nice features for this price range.

If you’re a Cricket Wireless customer, or want to become one, there’s a Moto G5 Plus deal for you currently available at Best Buy: you can save $40 when you’re purchasing a G5 Plus and a Cricket refill card of at least $40. Basically, you’re getting a refill card …

Moto G5 Plus Review

Introduction
With the first quarter of the year wrapping up, we’re finally able to start really appreciating what 2017 means for new smartphones, as some of the most anticipated high-profile flagships launch. But more than just being dazzled by a convention-breaking crop of extra-wide-display, insane screen-to-body-ratio hero phones, we’ve also seen the launch of some really compelling budget-priced phones, bringing users decent performance and attractive designs while costing less than half as much as top-shelf flagships.

Year after year, we look to Lenovo’s Motorola brand to bring us …

Moto G5 Plus hits the shelves at Republic Wireless for $229

The Moto G5 Plus, one of the robust mid-range Android smartphones recently launched on the market, has just made its debut at Republic Wireless. Customers can now pick this one up for prices starting at $229.

The good news is Republic Wireless offers the 4GB RAM/64GB ROM model as well, though customers will have to pay $299 upfront to get it. Another option allows you to grab the Moto G5 Plus for just $14 per month (32GB model) or $18 per month (64GB model).

The smartphone is available in either Lunar Gray or Fine Gold color options, and according to Republic Wireless …

LG G6 vs LG G5

Introduction
Note: This comparison was made using a pre-production LG G6 running close-to-final software. While not much is expected to change for the final version of the phone, we’ve still decided not to display any benchmark results or charts. We’ll update the comparison as necessary once we receive the finalized software release.

If I had a dime for every time I saw someone using an LG G5 in public, I doubt I’d have enough cash to get me a bottle of soju. The phone didn’t sell as well as its maker hoped, and even though technically it wasn’t a poorly made device, its modular design …

Moto G5 Plus, the best upcoming affordable phone you can buy, is up for pre-order on Amazon

The Moto G5 Plus is the dream affordable phone: it features a camera way above its class (it has the same super fast Dual Pixel auto-focus as the Galaxy S7), a solid build and very good battery life.
And it’s now up for pre-order as an Amazon Prime Exclusive (the release date is set for March 31st in the USA) for the super low starting full retail price of just $185. This is a $45 discount over the original $230 starting price and means that you will get lockscreen ads from Amazon in exchange for the price cut.
Here …

Sapphire Blue Moto G5 leaks out, Internet still obsessed with Product Red iPhone

Ever thought the Moto G5 lacked a bit of Blue at launch? You are not the only one. That’s why Lenovo is prepping to launch the affordable phone in a “Blue Sapphire” color variant sometime soon.

Promotional images of the handset showed up online, presenting a very blue Moto G5. It’s so blue, it’d sing about baby leaving it while wailing away on a rusty harmonica. 
Still, it could turn out to be a breath of fresh air among the onslaught of crimson red phones that will inevitably follow Apple’s latest announcement in a few months.

No changes beyond …