I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you’re somehow not already aware, LG is officially stepping out of the mobile world. In our business, this type of news is never worth celebrating. The competition spurs innovations, and LG’s mobile forces were nothing if not innovative. And so, what better way to honor his decades of contributions than by indifference to the best instruments of all time? Or perhaps you mourn differently, preferring instead to examine the ugly side of LG’s legacy? I have covered that.
Number 6: LG V20
While its older siblings, the V10, had much bark and smaller bites, the V20 offered some unmatched features. Although not the first phone to pay attention to audio quality, it has brought LG’s first Quad DAC as well as three microphones that enable simultaneous high-fidelity audio recording and playback as well as support for FLAC files . All of this may sound misleading and confusing, but for audiophiles, this is what has made LG the sole manufacturer to support for the years that followed.
The largely useless “second screen” still adorns the top of the face, but it is very easy to love as a footnote as opposed to a key feature here. For some time, the V-series set the standard in video and audio recording for smartphones.
Number 5: LG G Stylo
Taking physical notes with the phone has always been a strange proposition for me. It looks better in commercials than it ever does in practice. I shouted to your yum, however, that this has been a fairly popular concept in the history of smartphones, and a finger simply cannot live up to the joy of using a stylus for the job.
LG never intended to compete with the massively popular Galaxy Note 4 when it introduced its surface-level rival in the G-Stylo, instead offering that massive 5.7-inch screen and a no- Frills stylus priced at a fraction in a non-part prepaid market. The best part is that this winning formula continued to be followed, until only its Stylo 6 was released this year. While it had its ups and downs without question, the bitter end Stylo series was ranked among the best budget stylus devices.
Number 4: LG G8X ThinQ
The foldable phone is still an amazing one for most of us, and from their early days, the race to get them on the market. With the G8X ThinQ, LG tricked the system, offering a accessory that allows you to paste the device into another display and clamshell functionality.
This phone is the epitome of LG’s best, packaged in everything from wireless charging to expandable storage to a rare headphone jack at a humble price of around $ 700. Was the software experience correct? certainly not. Was it meaningless? Like an overstuffed wallet! But it was sure that some heads turned and left a positive impact on the idea of a possible folding future. And this is the most “well, LG one with the LG one” that it has released.
Number 3: Google Nexus 5
In its prime, the name Nexus carried a lot of weight. These were Google-released unlocked devices beloved for their clean, hilarious experiences and years of promised support directly from the source. The Nexus 5 was no exception, many checks of the same box as the beloved Nexus 4 (stay tuned), with the added benefit of LTE in more carriers, a better KitKat operating system, a higher-resolution screen, and the performance that accompanies it. It happened to be the best in the class. Unfortunately, unlike the Nexus 4, it had an incredibly inexpensive build, and kept disappointing battery life.
Still, when you had the Nexus 5, it was a good time to be an Android fan. You didn’t care about the plastic build, because the performance was excellent, the camera was Google’s first standout offering, and it was still affordable.
Number 2: Google Nexus 4
Of course, the Nexus went 4 then 5 could run. In 2012, it was a shining beacon – literally – among enthusiastic crowds, perhaps competing with big dogs for the first time. It offered wireless charging, NFC and a super-premium design and feel for only $ 250. Sure there was a complete LTE debacle … but this is a small detail. And can we bring back that color-changing pulse LED light?
Number 1: LG G6
Longer phones were not always a standard. It wasn’t until LG released the G6 that the screen height began to be pushed to an alarming 2: 1 aspect ratio, and then it began to take hold, making it perhaps LG’s most important and long-lasting Is a contribution to Designed for smartphones. Anything that is small today, except for gaming or video viewing, will feel uncomfortably wide and spacious, and especially on YouTube, which has been extensively captured and adapted.
The G6 had its shortcomings, no doubt – at the time, a nonfamily battery was awkward. And to LG’s innovative (and weird) features all year, the G6 was rather … boring by comparison. But it is very difficult to talk about the impact when this change alone helps all companies make future phones. It was LG’s best overall The phone.