Hands on with LG's new phones

News

LG had plenty of business at Mobile World Congress 2015, announcing new handsets and smartwatches and we've got all the information here
by
Hands on with LG's new phones

LG’s been busy this year at MWC, launching four affordable new smartphones as well as two new smartwatches. We got hold of all the new phones – LG Magna, LG Spirit, LG Leon and LG Joy – to give you a first look at what they’re all about.

LG MAGNA & LG SPIRIT

The LG Magna and Spirit are the biggest and best of the new phones with curved 5 inch and 4.7 inch HD screens, respectively. Yep, LG has brought some of the state of the art curvy technology that you’ll find on the LG G Flex 2 to much more affordable phones. But the LG Magna and Spirit use a standard LCD screen, not the Flex 2’s Plastic OLED one, so they curve much less.

Away from the striking design created by the curved screens, the LG Magna and Spirit are decent mid-range smartphones. They both have speedy 1.2GHz quad core processors and 1GB RAM, so they’ll happily run your favourite apps and games, 8 megapixel cameras for sharp photos and big batteries that’ll keep you going all day.

LG LEON & LG JOY

The LG Leon and Joy are a step down from the other two phones and don’t have the same curved screen, although the design is very similar otherwise. The Leon has a 4.5 inch screen and the Joy has a 4 inch one, making them great for those of us who don’t want massive phones. Inside, you’ll get the same 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM that you’d get in the bigger phones, so they’ll be just as fast. And round the back you’ll find 5MP cameras. Unlike some budget phones out there, the LG Leon and Joy still have front cameras for video calls.

LG has said that the four new phones will go on sale in the coming months and should cost under USD$250. Which one would you go for, LG Magna, LG Spirit, LG Leon or LG Joy? Tell us in the comments below.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
We've seen everything at Mobile World Congress 2015 and these are the top smartphones to look forwar
There was plenty going on at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, including the reveal of two ne
Silent Circle, a company that focuses on secure technology, announced Blackphone 2 – the most privat

19 June, 2018
We've got all the big mobile gaming announcements from E3 2018, including Fortnite...
18 June, 2018
The new Samsung Galaxy A6 is a mid-range phone packed with premium tech, including...
14 June, 2018
There are plenty of easy ways that you can make your battery last longer. And we...
13 June, 2018
Preparing for festival season? You might want to leave your phone at home, and go...
12 June, 2018
The BlackBerry Key 2 truly is a thing of wonder, and it looks the part too. In this...

5 June, 2018
Apple’s annual developer’s conference (WWDC 2018) has kicked off, and the keynote...
16 May, 2018
Monqi is a unique version of Android, designed for children. Through an accompanying...
15 May, 2018
Honor has launched the Honor 10 smartphone at an exclusive event in central London....
12 April, 2018
If you find yourself confused by the mention of 5G, don't worry. We answer any questions...
9 April, 2018
Check out the brilliant new Sony Xperia XZ2, out now at Carphone Warehouse. It’s...
27 March, 2018
Huawei has just announced its new P20 smartphone series at its Paris event today....
16 March, 2018
We invited our favourite grime legend Big Narstie along to Carphone Warehouse HQ...
2 March, 2018
Following another successful Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we're rounding up...
25 February, 2018
Check out all the brand new features on the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ soon available...
25 February, 2018
Nokia has an exciting collection of new smartphones – The Nokia 1, Nokia 6, Nokia...
21 February, 2018
The BBC has launched a spectacular new augmented reality app, Civilisations AR, to...
9 February, 2018
We've got some great news for fans of role-playing games. Final Fantasy XV Pocket...