LG G4 is here and it goes head on head with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6, iPhone 6 and HTC One M9. It is big, bright and packs one of the fastest processor. But is it worth your hard-earned money?
We know that specs don’t mean much today. We have reached such stage where almost every flagship phone is very fast and responsive and the difference in speed between phones is quite indistinguishable. Still, going though the specs sheet once makes sense, does it not?
The key features of LG G4 are as follows:
- 5” Quad HD Quantum Display (1440 x 2560)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC
- 3GB of RAM
- 16MP Rear Facing Camera capable of shooting 4K video with Laser Auto-Focus
- 8MP Front-Facing Camera
- 32GB Internal Storage
- Micro-SD card support as well as Removable Battery
What we love about the LG G4:
- The 16MP optically stabilized camera is the best we have ever encountered in a smartphone
- The phone is much smoother than LG G Flex 2 which uses theoretically more powerful Qualcomm SoC
- The QHD Quantum Display is extremely pleasant to look at
- Plethora of sensors including IR blaster and Laser Focus is great addition
- Inclusion of Micro-SD card slot and removable battery makes it the only flagship phone with such feature
- Interchangeable back cover option is great for those who want to change the looks of the phone very often
- Laser Auto-Focus focuses the subject very quickly in videos and photos
The things which doesn’t impress us as much are as follows:
- LG User-Interface ugly and there at times choppy
- The front-facing camera while 8MP isn’t wide angle and most of the time takes washed out photos.
- Phone design isn’t going to impress everyone
- Phone doesn’t look as premium as its competition
- The Snapdragon 808 SoC is neither the latest nor the fastest SoC
So, as it can be seen, there is a lot to be like about the LG G4 and a lot not to like about the G4. However, while “the things that doesn’t impress us” list seems long, we would call most of the dis-liked feature nitpicking. The LG UI is ugly and this can easily be solved by using a custom launcher such as Nova launcher or by flashing a new ROM altogether.
The front-facing camera doesn’t provide high detail in the images but is certainly usable. While we don’t the design of the phone, there certainly will be people who will love the phone design and aesthetics.
LG G4 Worth your money? It is for you to decide. If you can get the phone for $550 or less, the phone is certainly worth the money. If you are buying the phone on-contract, Samsung Galaxy S6 may be the better phone for you. In fact, you can check out LG G3, LG G4’s predecessor which you can get for less than $400. The phone isn’t that old anyways.
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