If you haven’t heard, we’ll bid farewell to LG’s mobile division soon. Needless to say, this is a difficult time for all of us. To help us deal with the loss, and perhaps to the chagrin of its absence, we have gathered here today to remind us of LG’s worst entries in the smartphone market.
Feeling less cynical, more appreciative? Don’t worry, I’ve got a list of the best LG phones for you.
Number 6: Google Nexus 5X
As the sole manufacturer has made three different Nexus phones, LG will be doing something right for the brand. After the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 solidified themselves in Google-savvy, the Nexus 5X easily emerged as the least-remembered entry in the series. That didn’t mean it was bad, Per se, but much so that it was a lethargy.
Released with the high-end and much better received Huawei-built Nexus 6P, it was intended to meet the needs of an Android buyer preferring a smaller or less expensive device (or both). Sadly, Magic had already begun to fade, as the 5X had poor hardware, poor battery life, and poor hardware quality despite being more expensive than the previous Nexus. The common thread was, “I just want another Nexus 5.”
Be it the Nexus 5X flaw or the big shift inside Google, with these two phones, the world has said goodbye to the Nexus name forever – the path of the pixel line.
Number 5: LG G Flex
Remember Curved TV? Like many forgotten technical experiments, the concept made its way into LG’s meetings of engineers. The result was the G Flex, a phone with a very curved display that displayed a promising level of immersion that was previously impossible from a boring old flat slab. Unfortunately, the 720p screen didn’t really do that immersion.
Another claim to the phone’s fame was a self-healing backside, which was seen on cars to provide protection from minor scratches in previously used cars, which are key-like. This, too, was a small affair, performing its duty as a small percentage of the time. I hope you have bought a winding case.
It uses flexible OLED screens Was The way to the future is not necessarily so.
Number 4: LG V10
LG’s business proposition for the V10 (and later the V series of devices) can be boiled down to one word: premium. Companies throw the word “pro” in the same way today. It accomplished this in some ways with a beautiful, unique construction and manual camera control, but it eventually won out with those chiku gimmicks.
Many front-facing cameras mean that you can easily take a “groupie” as a “selfie”, which is how we can handle it today with a single camera. Meanwhile, a second screen app as a short bar above the primary offered little more than shortcuts, music controls, and the ability to type a custom message. Incredible
The hardware was also incredibly tough, which was not with buyers right now. It had a stainless steel frame (hey, Apple!) And a grippy textured back, all making it clunky and incredibly heavy. Although it retained a removable battery, expandable storage and a headphone jack … it just wasn’t enough.
However without its merits, the V10 still had a difficult time when its “premium” price tag was combined with a brand that never had the largest market share. Thankfully, future V-series phones got close to the mark.
Number 3: LG G5
Modular phones were an exciting idea in mid-2010. Concepts like Google’s Project Ara were making waves with the promise of an environmentally conscious device capable of being upgraded by piece rather than Bienkly overall. Of course, Ara never saw the light of day. Therefore, with the G5, LG took its own stab at offering genuine consumer-level modularity, if with a little pomp.
The bottom of the G5 can be removed to include an extended camera grip and battery, or a Bang & Olufense-designed DAC. There were stumbles of hope for third-party companies to make more accessories off the line, but by the time the G6 came out of the market, it was said: there was no indication that people were going to buy these goods, and They were never released. LG also did not bring original accessories to the worldwide market, and never made more.
Despite Motorola giving a similar concept with the Moto Z line, modularity is remembered as another experiment that is nothing more than a failed experiment.
Number 2: LG Optimus 3D
3D technology is a gimmick that has eradicated market saturation for the better part of the 21st century (earlier, even), and smartphones are no exception to the trend. In fact, both HTC and LG released 3D phones in the US during the same month in 2011.
Like the HTC Evo 3D, the three-dimensional implementation of the LG Optimus 3D can be “enjoyed” in the application or through your own capturing photos. The 3D technology, called Parallax Barrier, was used in the Nintendo 3DS, and while it did not require uncomfortable eyewear, it had an extremely narrow viewing angle, as well as giving the user after prolonged viewing There was a tendency to quit. . This made the screen significantly worse for regular 2D viewing – not great.
The Optimus 3D was actually a fairly decent phone otherwise, but if I don’t get to hear or read the word “3D” in relation to the new technology going forward, I will please everyone.
Number 1: LG Optimus Vu
remember? Well, of course, everyone The phone is now a phablet. But if the Galaxy Note inspired the coincidence of the term, LG Optimus Vue (aka LG Intrusion on Verizon) embodied it. Have you ever thought “dang, I’m sure my phone was a square”? If yes, then it was your dream phone. If not, and I suspect it’s more likely, we’ll at least reminisce about a time with me when things were a little weird.
Back in 2012, phones were The unique, And companies were trying all sorts. We have not yet figured out that the phones just needed to be longer to give us more screens, and they were constantly getting wider instead. Optimus Wu and later Vu II thought we could take it to an extreme with a 4: 3 aspect ratio. It didn’t stick Many The reason, not the least of which is that the smartphone hardware did not make enough progress to include a larger screen without such large bezels.
Beyond their strange experience, both VU and its successors lagged behind the competition in terms of hardware. This was not a good time for LG, and thankfully the company pulled out of this era to create some of the best phone designs in its history.