LG G4: A Closer Look

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Most people may be talking about the more popular Smartphones such as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but it’s also worth noting that LG is actually doing a pretty good job with its latest LG G4 release. Rather than compete with the likes of Apple, LG is on a league of its own releasing impressive flagship phones that continue to hit the right note with its target market.

Following their flagship LG G3 release is this year’s LG G4 hoping to follow up last year’s success. LG G3 was a hit thanks to its distinct features that have lured quite a following.

Was it all just a fluke or is the new LG G4 taking the success to the next level? Let’s look at the features and decide.

Starting off with the display, you will see that the LG G4 did not stray far from its predecessor. Just like the LG G3, the phone boasts button less sides with the power button located on the back. If you’re used to power/lock on the side or top, the LG G4 might feel a little awkward to use at first. But it really just takes some getting used to.

The LG G4 also features a curved display as opposed to flat like iPhones and other popular smartphones. With its curved front and back, LG believes that the design enhanced the unit’s durability. Even if you drop it, the entire screen won’t hit the ground thanks to the tapered edges.

In terms of software, the LG G4 had some boost and some tweaks. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and features the new LG UX 4.0. It’s not really all that different from its predecessor’s software but there were simple enhancements.

Some of the enhancements you will notice right away if you were an LG G3 user are the Memories and Timeline features. The Memories feature is just like what iPhone’s Collections feature where photos and videos are grouped accordingly while the Timeline will give you a sneak peak of all your photos.

When it comes to its camera, LG G4 has a 16MP camera for the rear part with wider aperture. This means that the phone’s camera is designed to be more competitive allowing you to take photos with more light. Image quality is not all that bad either. In fact, LG G4 can produce images that match the quality of some of Samsung’s latest handsets.

Staying true to its mission to be different, LG G4 did not go the sealed off back route. Instead, the phone lets you remove your battery and expand your storage when preferred. The phone on its own boasts a 32GB internal storage and can be expanded up to an impressive 2TB capacity while the RAM is 3G powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC.

While impressively efficient performance-wise, the LG G4’s battery life is just average. It features a 3000mAh battery that often would last you until afternoon or dinnertime. If you’re using it for a considerable amount of time throughout the day, chances are high that you’ll always be reaching for that charger.

In conclusion, the LG G4 has certainly more advantages than disadvantages. Compared to its predecessor, it has leveled up quite nicely but there’s still more room for improvements. Hopefully, LG can really hit it more on the spot next time. In the meantime, the LG G4 is one good-looking and distinctly designed phone that will continue to hold its following’s interests.