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Reviewing the LG G4

Last updated: December 4, 2018.

LG G4 Review

We take a look at LG’s latest flagship, the LG G4 to see what this latest offering brings to users.  While it comes at a premium price LG G4 has a unique and attractive design and several great features to ensure a premium performance.

Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch Quantum Dot, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (hexa-core: 2xCortex A57+ 4xCortex A53, 64-bit), Adreno 418 GPU
  • RAM: 3GB DDR3
  • Storage: 32 GB, expandable via microSD, up to 128GB
  • Camera: Rear camera: 16MP, f/1.8, color spectrum sensor, OIS, laser-assisted focus; front camera: 8MP
  • Connectivity: HSPA, LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth 4.1
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh, user removable, wireless charging, quick charging
  • Software: Android 5.0 Lollipop, LG Ux 4.0
  • Dimensions: 149.8 x 76.2 x 6.3-9.8 mm, 155g
  • Colors and Finishes: Plastic: gray, gold, white; Leather: black, brown, red, sky blue, beige, yellow

 

Pros

  • Design: Unique and attractive
  • Display: Vivid and great for media. Subtle cure of the display results in increased durability with 20% more resilience than regular slab smartphones.
  • Qunatum Dot technology in the display for a greater and clearer range of colors.
  • Knock On and Knock Code returns. Allows you to turn on the device by double tapping the screen or tapping a pre-set pattern.
  • Processor: Snapdragon 808 is optimized for a speedy and smooth experience.
  • Backing: The back cover is removable and comes in two options: leather or plastic. Each option offers a variety of colors.
  • Battery: Removable battery allows users to carry and use spares. Up to 3 hours of screen-on time during a total usage of 16 hours.
  • Storage: Expandable
  • Camera: Among the best in quality with several useful modes
  • Simple mode allows for tapping on subjects for quick laser focusing and immediate snapping
  • Manual mode offers many tools for photographers, including a histogram for accurate levels, shutter speeds as long as 30 seconds, full white balance kelvin.
  • Front camera: Gesture-centric features. Certain gestures can trigger the camera’s functions, for example, bringing the phone down after a shot lets you automatically review a photo.  Good detail and wide enough for group shots.
  • Color spectrum sensor analyzes the entire scene to get an accurate color reproduction
  • Laser guided autofocus
  • Location feature use a combination of all sensors available in the phone, including Wi-Fi and general global positioning for accurate GPS navigation.
  • Google Chrome is default browser. Built-in integration with Google Drive, including an additional 100GB of storage free for two years.
  • Calendar app can now use just about any captured area of the phone
  • Photo gallery now has categories for better organization
  • Smart Notice widget can warn user when background applications are draining the battery

Cons

  • Bloated
  • Post processing can result in smudgy photo’s
  • No quick charging capabilities
  • Speakers still positions in the rear but improvements have been made to the body and richness of the sound

What do you think about the LG G4?

JR

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