LG V40 ThinQ in hand showing back of phone

October will see the release of a mass of smartphones, and we already have the LG V40 and the Nokia 7.1. Still on deck, we’re looking at the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, a trio of Samsung phones, the Razer Phone 2, the new Huawei Mate, and the OnePlus 6T. Did we miss any? At this point, who even knows? It’s that kind of month, folks. 

We’ve already given you our full LG V40 ThinQ review. What we have here is a pricey phone with a triple camera setup on the back. Those three cameras will give you normal smartphone shots, plus a wide-angle and 2x optical zoom. You can even capture all three at the same time if you’re not sure. All three cameras can capture those funky cinemagraphs as well. There’s a lot of functionality built into that body, including a high-quality DAC and headphone jack, but it’s not all wine and roses. Check out the full review to see the big pluses and minuses in LG’s new flagship. 

Nokia meanwhile released a new mid-range phone with a luxury feel. The Nokia 7.1 runs on a Snapdragon 636 processor and Android One software. Overall, this is a nice package with some really useful additional features for only $350. That’s hard to say no to.

Rounding off our week, we got a look at Microsoft’s plans to get all buddy-buddy with Android, some user-taken snapshots from the Red Hydrogen One, and Google is looking to stream 1080p games in your web browser. It’s been a good week, people.

Here are your top stories for the week


1:35 – Windows 10 app mirroring brings your Android apps to your desktop

Microsoft showed off a new Windows 10 app called Your Phone that will allow you to use your Android phone on your computer. It’s pretty great.


12:00 – Pixel 3, OnePlus 6T, and more – Every phone launching in October 2018

#Phonepocalypse is here. October will see the release of many new smartphones, and we’re going to be busy.


20:30 – LG V40 ThinQ review: Undeveloped innovation

LG V40 ThinQ camera

Our full review of the LG V40 is here. Is it a real Galaxy Note 9 competitor?


30:00 – LG V40 ThinQ specs: It still has a headphone jack and 32-bit DAC

The headphone jack and about $300 more dollars of equipment is packed into the body of LG V40.


35:50 – The LG V40 can create cinemagraphs with all three cameras

If you’re a fan of cinemagraphs, LG has some very good news for you.


36:15 – Nokia 7.1 hands-on: Low-cost luxury

Nokia 7.1 holding back of phone

Nokia introduced its latest mid-range phone, the Nokia 7.1. It’s powered by Android One and is quite the looker.


40:55 – Google Assistant phone app redesign rolling out now

Google Assistant has a new look and UI making it much smarter and easier to use.


Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast

LG Watch W7 hands-on: Analog hands on a smartwatch?

LG Watch W7 tools

LG’s new hybrid smartwatch has mechanical hands, 100-day battery life (kinda), and a $450 price tag.


OnePlus CEO tries to explain away the headphone jack, but it seems a stretch

OnePlus again tried to explain away its decision to remove the headphone jack. We’re still not buying it.


Here are some of the first user-shot photos taken with the Red Hydrogen One

Trusting the photos coming from an OEM can be… sketchy. But now we have some user-taken shots from Red’s new phone.


Google’s Project Stream will allow real-time 1080p, 60fps gaming via a browser

Streaming games through a browser has been pretty impossible until now. Google think it has what it needs to get it done.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max: Which is worth your $1,000?

In this Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max comparison, we pit Samsung and Apple’s best against each other.


Who wants to win an LG V40 ThinQ?

This week, we’re giving away a brand new LG V40 ThinQEnter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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