LG officially unveiled on the 28th of April 2015 their new high end Smartphone, the LG G4. It was announced at the same time in Europe, at a conference in London, and in New York, USA.
The main design points are the genuine leather back covers, in eight variants, which give the device a nice feel of premium product and the slight curvature of the phone. Although the leather versions will be available at a premium which might deter some buyers and make them go for the banal plastic cover, the other specs make the phone a worthy candidate when considering getting a capable Smartphone.
As for the curvature of the device, LG borrowed from the design of their own LG G Flex, where the screen and case are also curved, but implemented it differently here.
In the case of the LG G4, the curvature is just visible with a radius of 3 meters and its purpose is to provide increased rigidity to the device and better ergonomics, making the phone easier to handle.
The phone is not meant to be as flexible as its sibling, meaning that the case is able to accommodate a straight, removable battery which is a big advantage and would alone make a number of potential customers chose this device over the competing similarly specced phones.
On the computing power front LG decided to chose Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 chipset which is a big.LITTLE type design but with only two Cortex-A57 cores for high power, high performance computing and 4 Cortex-A53 cores for less demanding workloads.
Already the benchmark fanatics say the phone gets lower scores when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G Flex 2 but the Korean company argues that the real life workload scenarios show the G4 feels snappier than the S6.
The display is a 5.5 inch QHD Quantum dot LCD and LG promises the improvements over G3’s screen are clearly noticeable. The OS is Android Lollipop with LG’s UX 4.0 user interface. The phone even has a microSD slot for those who are not satisfied with the internal storage of 32GB and packs 3GB of memory.
Another strong point of the device aside from the design was the cameras. The back camera has, by contrast with the G3, a larger 1/2.6inch sensor with a higher 16 megapixel resolution and the lens aperture is increased to f/1.8 and is capable of allowing more light through for sharper, more detailed photos.
The camera is also helped by a better OIS system which analyzes three axes to provide improved optical image stabilization. It is also capable of shooting RAW images and panoramic photos of up to 104MP.
The front 8 megapixel camera is capable of 2160p video and can take 4 photos in succession allowing the user to select the best selfie out of the set.
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