Latest LG phone reviews

LG G6 review: A truly great, trend-setting and underrated flagship
5.0 stars

LG G6 review: A truly great, trend-setting and underrated flagship

By Cam Bunton

For years, the LG G-series has been the Korean company's smartphone effort to outsmart its biggest local rival, Samsung, and do so at a more wallet-friendly price.But with the less-than-successful launch of the LG G5 in 2016 - largely down to its modular... Read more

LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives
4.0 stars

LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives

By Chris Hall

The LG V30 is the third iteration of its V series, with the aim of changing the opinion of this family of phones. The thing that's always been slightly strange about the V models is the limited availability and the strong focus on advanced video capture... Read more

LG X Power 2 preview: Monster battery machine

LG X Power 2 preview: Monster battery machine

By Chris Hall

The biggest request from smartphone owners is for better battery life. Manufacturers have been tackling this issue for many years, looking for ways to optimise, reducing drain from various apps and features and making big changes to things like the hardware... Read more

LG G5 review: Modular misfire?
4.0 stars

LG G5 review: Modular misfire?

By Mike Lowe

LG has its foot firmly on the gas. Its G5 flagship totally shake-ups the top-end phone market by introducing a module-based design so that additional accessory units can be added for new features and operation.But while that's a fun feature - one that... Read more

LG V10 smartphone coming to the UK: Here are our first impressions

LG V10 smartphone coming to the UK: Here are our first impressions

By Rik Henderson

When LG announced the LG G4-beating V10 smartphone in October last year it didn't have any plans to introduce it to the UK. However, those plans have changed and it is now heading to Britain to give a super-sized alternative to the company's current flagship... Read more

LG V10: A top-tier phone that doubles up on screens and selfie cameras (hands-on)

LG V10: A top-tier phone that doubles up on screens and selfie cameras (hands-on)

By Alex Allegro

September brought many major device announcements, though with so many leaks and reports, nothing seems like a surprise anymore.Earlier this week, Google took the wraps off its latest Nexus smartphones: the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. Both were heavily... Read more

LG G4c review: C for compromised
3.0 stars

LG G4c review: C for compromised

By Mike Lowe

Upon pulling the LG G4c out of its box we were rather excited. This dinky looking version of the G4 has many of the design hallmarks that make the flagship model such a success, but with a 5-inch screen size making it an altogether more manageable package.However,... Read more

LG G4 review: A balance of phone meets phablet
4.5 stars

LG G4 review: A balance of phone meets phablet

By Mike Lowe

LG has risen through the ranks in the smartphone world, its large-screen G3 happily going elbows-out for a deserved spot on the 2014 flagship podium. Relying on high-flying specification rather than designer branding - as some of the company's less successful... Read more

LG G4: Stunning camera with Quantum Display to show it off (hands-on)

LG G4: Stunning camera with Quantum Display to show it off (hands-on)

By Luke Edwards

LG has finally taken the wraps off its G4 flagship smartphone, and it's a stunner.The new leather back, smarter camera and beautiful Quantum Display all make this impressive on paper. But with a slightly lower spec hexa-core processor does it keep up... Read more

LG G Flex 2 review: Is curved the new cool?
4.0 stars

LG G Flex 2 review: Is curved the new cool?

By Chris Hall

The G Flex is back and better than before as LG has another crack at the curved smartphone format.That's perhaps no surprise, as the company is pushing the curved message in television too. The justification remains more or less the same: that viewing... Read more

LG Magna hands-on: All about that curve, 'bout that curve, no P-OLED

LG Magna hands-on: All about that curve, 'bout that curve, no P-OLED

By Chris Hall

The LG Magna is the top device in LG's "premium mid-range", recently announced and shown at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It sits amongst its brothers - Spirit, Leon and Joy - but Magna is the device that speaks to us.The important thing about... Read more

LG G Flex 2: Smaller, more powerful, more compelling (hands-on)

LG G Flex 2: Smaller, more powerful, more compelling (hands-on)

By Stuart Miles

When the LG G Flex was first launched it was seen as something of a gimmick, with plenty of questions as to whether we need a curved screen on a phone at all.Not to be deterred by the mixed reception of the original model, LG has released the LG G Flex... Read more

LG G3 S review: Moderate mid-ranger
3.5 stars

LG G3 S review: Moderate mid-ranger

By Chris Hall

LG has enjoyed plenty of success with its flagship smartphones of late, and the LG G3 S wants to capitalise on this, offering a mini take on flagship design.In doing so you get a device that, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini or the HTC One mini 2, mimics... Read more

LG G3 Stylus hands-on: Is the Stylus mightier than the finger?

LG G3 Stylus hands-on: Is the Stylus mightier than the finger?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced the LG G3 Stylus in the run up to IFA 2014, bringing a Samsung Note-style device to LG's portfolio with a 5.5-inch display and rubber stylus pen.We got the chance to get our hands on the device at the show to see what we made of it and find... Read more

The LG G3 s brings flagship design to the mid-market (hands-on)

The LG G3 s brings flagship design to the mid-market (hands-on)

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced a smaller version of its LG G3 back in July and among plenty of exciting gadgets including the LG G Watch R, the LG G3 s made an appearance on the LG stand at IFA 2014.The 5-inch device looks identical to its bigger brother and we got our... Read more

LG G3 review
5.0 stars

LG G3 review

By Chris Hall

The LG G3 follows hot on the heels of the acclaimed LG G2, a device that really pulled LG back into focus at the top-end of Android smartphones. The G2 set the bar high, a tough act to follow, especially having been on the market for less than a year... Read more

LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

By Mike Lowe

We've already seen the LG G3 at its launch event in the UK and were impressed with the Quad HD display. But ever the fickle types its white finish washed over us. For some added bling to your smartphone zing here's a look at the LG G3 in gold.Shimmering,... Read more

Hands on: LG G3 QuickCircle case, Tone Infinim headphones and Wireless Charger

Hands on: LG G3 QuickCircle case, Tone Infinim headphones and Wireless Charger

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has finally announced its much rumoured LG G3 smartphone and with it will come a number of new accessories including the QuickCircle case, Tone Infinim headphones and a Wireless Charger, along with the teased LG G Watch.Starting the show is the QuickCircle... Read more

Hands-on: LG G3 review

Hands-on: LG G3 review

By Chris Hall

LG has unveiled its latest smartphone - the LG G3 - at global launch events, running with a theme of wanting to keep things simple.Taking a swipe at rivals and saying that simple is the new smart, the LG G3 packs the latest tech into a skinny package,... Read more

LG G2 mini pictures and hands-on

LG G2 mini pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

The LG G2 mini might be called mini, but for many it is anything but when you look at the specs. That's okay though, because surprisingly, as if it was a tardis, the phone doesn't actually feel that big in the hand.That's mainly because of the complete... Read more

Hands-on: LG G Pro 2 review

Hands-on: LG G Pro 2 review

By Stuart Miles

LG has shown off the LG G Pro 2 phablet at MWC in Barcelona ahead of the official opening of the trade show and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a look and play with the new 2014 device.The new device replaces the LG G Pro, looking to expand and enhance... Read more

LG G Flex review
4.0 stars

LG G Flex review

By Ian Morris

LG is the company of bendy screens, epitomised by the LG G Flex smartphone. While Samsung is pursuing the same goal, it is not quite at the same level.Honestly have very mixed feelings about the whole flexible screen thing. In TVs we're quite sure curved... Read more

Hands-on video: LG G Flex

Hands-on video: LG G Flex

By Ian Morris

We got our review sample of the all-new G Flex, and wanted to throw it in a video as soon as possible, because it’s an exciting handset. So here, for your enjoyment, is our first look at the G Flex.What are we thinking so far. Well, first, the battery... Read more

Hands-on: LG G Flex review

Hands-on: LG G Flex review

By Chris Hall

The LG G Flex is the company's first curved-display device, capturing an emerging trend that's only really seen one rival, in Samsung's Galaxy Round. Launched in Korea in October, EE has confirmed that it will be selling the G Flex in the UK.We caught... Read more

LG G2 review
5.0 stars

LG G2 review

By Ian Morris

If LG is going to make a success of its premier G2 smartphone, complete with 5.2-inch screen, it's going to need to battle it out hard with Samsung, Apple and Sony while trying not to make the same mistakes as HTC - like not spending enough on good quality... Read more

LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

By Ian Morris

LG has, for some time, been making rather nice phones that have been largely ignored by everyone. We loved the Optimus 2X and thought it was one of the smarter additions to the Android phone world that we'd seen. It was only with the Nexus 4 that the... Read more

LG G2 QuickWindow Case pictures and hands-on

LG G2 QuickWindow Case pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

During its New York press event, LG also let journalist get their hands on the QuickWindow Case for the LG G2.It basically looks much like the Samsung S View Cover for the Galaxy S4, but when you get your mitts on one you notice the differences.For a... Read more

LG G2 pictures and hands-on

LG G2 pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

After numerous rumours and official teases from LG itself, the LG G2 has been announced and it sits proudly at the top of the Korean manufacturer's Android smartphone range.It boasts a mighty set of specifications, enough to not only put the phone in... Read more

Hands-on: LG Optimus G UK release teased

Hands-on: LG Optimus G UK release teased

By Rik Henderson

Although it is not part of the official European release schedule, Pocket-lint understands that the LG Optimus G could well be coming to the UK later this year. Or something like it.The company's ambitions for the UK seemed to be more low-key than in... Read more

LG Optimus F Series pictures and hands-on: F7 and F5

LG Optimus F Series pictures and hands-on: F7 and F5

By Rik Henderson

LG's F Series of smartphones comes from the company's heritage in 4G LTE technologies, Pocket-lint was told during a briefing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. They are part of an affordable mid-range series of devices that feature 4G connectivity,... Read more

LG Optimus Vu 2 pictures and hands-on

LG Optimus Vu 2 pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

One of the best things about a big trade show like Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is that it gives us an opportunity to check out some of the devices released in other areas of the world, without having to go further afield.LG has one of those, the... Read more

LG Optimus G Pro pictures and hands-on

LG Optimus G Pro pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

The LG Optimus G Pro launches this week in Korea, and although there is currently no confirmation on a European release, the super-sized 5.5-inch Android Jelly Bean phone is centre stage on the company's Mobile World Congress stand in Barcelona, so Pocket-lint... Read more

LG Optimus L Series II pictures and hands-on: L3 II, L5 II, L7 II

LG Optimus L Series II pictures and hands-on: L3 II, L5 II, L7 II

By Rik Henderson

LG has launched its Optimus L-series II phones on the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and has confirmed to Pocket-lint that they will all be coming to the UK.All aimed at the budget-conscious consumer, the new Android Jelly Bean phones... Read more

LG Optimus L9 pictures and hands-on

LG Optimus L9 pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

The LG Optimus L9 sits atop the L series of Android devices from the Korean manufacturer. We caught up with the new model at IFA 2012 in Berlin for a quick play.The L series handsets from LG were conceived to put well-designed phones into the hands... Read more

LG Optimus 4X HD
4.0 stars

LG Optimus 4X HD

By Chris Hall

LG hasn't had the greatest successes when put alongside the likes of Samsung and HTC. With the LG Optimus 4X, the Korean company is, once again, packing the latest tech into a handset for another push in the Android market.It's a strategy we saw with... Read more

LG L7 P700
2.5 stars

LG L7 P700

By Ian Morris

For every three budget phones there are another couple of handsets that have better screens,  more attractive design and some extra processor speed. So, the LG L7 is the upgraded version of the L3. It's got a much prettier design, has NFC built-in and... Read more

LG L3 E400
2.5 stars

LG L3 E400

By Ian Morris

It's not a huge surprise that low-cost mobile phones are popular. There are a lot of people in need of smartphones, but not all of them have the money to spend on them. Most operators have a phone that costs about £100 or so, on pay-as-you-go, which... Read more

LG Optimus 3D Max pictures and hands-on

LG Optimus 3D Max pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

LG continues to invest in 3D phones with the launch of the follow up to the LG Optimus 3D - the LG Optimus 3D Max - and we've already managed to bag a hands-on with the new phone at a behind-closed-doors event at Mobile World Congress.First impressions,... Read more

LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7 pictures and hands-on

LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7 pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

They are supposed to represent style and luxury, but compared to the company's other more premium offerings - like the LG 4X HD and the Optimus Vu - the new L series really means budget.That's the feeling we got when we went hands-on with the new range... Read more

LG Optimus 4X HD pictures and hands-on

LG Optimus 4X HD pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

LG's new flagship handset is the LG Optimus 4X HD and we've managed to grab a quick hands-on with the new super-phone ahead of a full review nearer the official launch in the UK.It is fast. That's the short verdict of the new Ice Cream Sandwich-powered... Read more

LG Optimus Vu pictures and hands-on

LG Optimus Vu pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

The LG Optimus Note is one big phone. It is so big in fact that some might call it a tablet. Pocket-lint caught up with the new handset at Mobile World Congress to find out what's what with the new device.If you thought the Vu was big in the pictures... Read more

Prada Phone by LG 3.0
4.0 stars

Prada Phone by LG 3.0

By Chris Hall

LG and Prada have teamed up for the third time and their progeny is the best yet. That's an easy statement to make when predecessors have been feature phones and the latest is a fully-fledged Android darling.But is this just a case of buying for the label,... Read more

LG Spectrum pictures and hands-on

LG Spectrum pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

If the LG Spectrum or LG Nitro HD look familiar that's because they are. LG launched the original phone in its home country of Korea last year under the guise of the LG Optimus LTE. The Spectrum isn't exactly the same handset but it's pretty darn similar.We... Read more