New video – LG V30+ unboxing

We just got our review unit in from LG and wanted to give you a quick unboxing of this really great looking phone.  Check it out, and if you have any questions about this device as we review it, make sure to leave them in the comments on the video or here at the site.  Make sure you subscribe to our channel on YouTube so you don’t miss a minute of our tech related content!

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LG V30 camera comparison to a RED cinema camera

LG V30 picWe got this release from LG recently, where they partnered up with Parker Walbeck to recreate an iconic scene from “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” with both a RED cinema camera as well as the V30, to see how good the V30’s camera really is.  Check it out after the jump for all the details…its pretty neat stuff!  We can’t wait for the official release of the V30 so we can put it through its paces ourselves.

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LG V30 shown off by JerryRig Everything

LG V30 Angle

While we are very much looking forward to some hands on time with the newest flagship from LG (when it finally gets released) – in the meantime, we got the following press release from LG on how they partnered up with the YouTube channel JerryRig Everything to talk about the hardware and build quality of the V30.

LG has teamed up with JerryRigEverything to provide an exciting and deep dive look at LG V30’s build quality. Here’s a link, and below are some notable points to check out!

  • 00:17 – 00:52– Shows footage of NYC from the helicopter shot from the V30
  • 00:57 – 01:45– Zach Nelson provides an overview of his initial impressions of the V30, S8 design comparison
  • 02:37 – 02:43– Durability – glass lens
  • 04:45– 06:48 – Discussion around the lens, 10-bit image sensor, and general overview of the camera capabilities and playback features
  • 06:49 – 07:08– DSLR Camera comparison
  • 09:24– Phone turns back on after re-assembling it

If you are as interested as we are in this new device, check it out!

The V30 could be the best smartphone LG has ever produced


One of the big announcements from the IFA mobile tech event in Berlin today was the official unveiling of the LG V30, the latest flagship from Korean tech company.  And boy, was it a doozy.  Early info on the device from multiple sources is that it looks and feels well made, has a ton of features, and improves in some significant ways on their previous flagship the LG G6 (which is a fine phone in its own right) – in fact, it could very well be the best smartphone that LG has ever made.

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[Podcast] Episode 18 is live – February’s Rumor Roundup!

The newest edition of the Silicon Theory podcast is here, and its February and the rumors are flying fast and furious!  We take some time to discuss the newest phone from Huawei, rumors about phones from LG and Samsung, and give our takes on what we expect to see from MWC in a few weeks.  Download or stream it today, and be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast platform to make sure you get all the newest episodes as they go live.  While you’re doing that, be sure to leave us a 5 star review as well.

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[Podcast] Episode 17 – January Rumor Roundup

Yes – another episode of the Silicon Theory Podcast is uploaded and this time, its all about the rumors surrounding the new phones for 2017.  We talk offerings from Samsung, Apple, and others.  There is a lot going on, and the leaks are coming fast and furious but we take a look at everything that’s relevant for those of you who are looking for new devices this year.  And man…there could be a great selection to choose from.
We explore all of that and more in the latest episode.  Be sure to subscribe on Google Play, iTunes, or SoundCloud to get all the newest episodes!

[News] Tech events next week

Lots going on next week in the world of tech, and here’s a quick rundown on what you need to know…

Microsoft hosts an event on Wednesday, 10/26/16
What to expect…
Microsoft is expected to take the wraps off some new hardware, and coming just after Google’s hardware event (and just before Apple’s hardware event) their timing couldn’t be better – if you’re a Windows or Surface fan.  Some of the rumored devices include:

  • Potentially a new Surface PC – desktop class computer
  • Upgrades to the Surface Pro and Surface Book laptop computers
  • A smart speaker alleged to be called “HomeHub” (an Amazon Echo/Google Home competitor)
  • Maybe Windows 10 software upgrades as well (but Microsoft has another event on Nov 2 as well, which could dive more in depth into their latest software updates)
So if you are looking into getting a new Windows based PC, laptop, or are interested in what the new “connected smart home” craze is all about, you’ll want to check back here for some updates on what was announced.  But there’s something else going on the very next day you’ll want to check out as well – namely:

Apple hosts an event on Thursday, 10/27/16
What to expect…
Fans and professionals that use Apple’s portable MacBook line of laptops have been bemoaning the lack of updates to theses machines for some time now.  Well, apparently the wait is over.  Invites for Apple’s “Hello again” event are out and some of the rumors include:
  • Refreshed MacBook Pros with lighter chassis, an OLED touchscreen bar replacing the row of function keys, and as much as 2TB of solid state drive storage
  • The new MacBook Pro could also contain only USB-C connectors, replacing the existing USB-A, HDMI, SD card, AND the MagSafe charging connections
  • Updates to the MacBook Air line, (although they are expected to be relatively minor)
  • According to Engadget, there’s also a report that there will be a new “13 inch MacBook” in addition to the existing 12 inch standard MacBook
Most analysts have been predicting the return of the MacBooks in a big way (the standard, Air, and Pro) and so this could be it.  The new MacBook Pros in particular could be a big step forward with more power, more storage, and new features (like TouchID and the Magic Toolbar) built in.  Check back with us next week and we’ll have all the details.  Finally, if you’re thinking about picking up a new smartphone, there’s one that’s (finally!) going to be here next week:

LG’s V20 will be in stores by Friday, 10/28/16
What to expect…
LG may actually have their latest large flagship smartphone available in stores for people to actually purchase it!  After the debacle with the Galaxy Note 7, and the poor sales of the LG G5, the V20 being available in stores might be the shot in the arm that LG is looking for.  The Friday 10/28 dates is the availability for T-Mobile, but its likely going to make its way to the other carriers as well by then.  Here’s a quick recap of what the V20 has to offer those interested:
  • 5.7 inch QHD display, with a secondary display on top of it (for notifications and app shortcuts, among other things)
  • Snapdragon 820 processor with the Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM
  • 3200mah removable battery with an SD card slot that supports cards up to 256GB
  • All metal chassis and dual rear cameras (one 16MP and one 8MP, for wide angle and telephoto shots) as well as a 5MP front facing camera for selfies
  • For audiophiles, the Quad DAC (digital analog converter) inside the V20 promises to produce high quality sound output from the headphone jack into your headphones of choice
So if you are in the market for a new large display smartphone, the V20 might need to be on your list (along with a few others) – but we’ll be sure to have some impressions of the device once its actually in stores.
Busy week next week right?  Stay tuned to Silicon Theory for all the details as they are made available, and if you have any questions, hit our Inbox up at