In the diverse world of Smartphones, we have many options to explore and here comes LG G4 which is also good- but, the question is about it greatness! Is it better than the successful predecessor LG S3? What if we compare it with Samsung Galaxy S6, Sony Xperia Z4, and HTC one M9? Let’s analyze the little delight in detail.
LG has built a great list of G series of smartphones and its’ latest flagship LG G4 is officially out in the market, and the response is reasonably good. The global launch event took place in New York and London where LG presented the first look of LG G4 handset. LG G4 is said to be equipped with a handsome six core processor, a modified quad- HD display, and a fabulous 16 mega pixel camera.
Apart from this, LG G4 also comes with an amazing leather outfitting, giving an option of additional safety to the users. Not to forget, the device is up with an exceptional aesthetic look and appeal that is innovative in its own way. Being a Korean mobile manufacturer, LG will launch G4 in Korea on April 29, 2015. For the rest of the world, LG G4 will arrive in late May or early June.
LG G4 and G3- Which one is better?
Approximately nine months ago, LG came with the G3 device that seemed more to be a ‘phablet’ than a phone or a tablet. The screen, the camera, and the interface was flawless, but the QHD, the battery life and the quality of chassis were not up to the mark.
However, G3 was impressive and improved, and there is certainly no doubt about this fact. The world was happy with LG G3 ( that is fairly new in the market) and then can G4 which took the legacy of LG way forward from its predecessors. So the question is- how G4 is better than G3?
The Chassis: LG G3 metallic chassis was impressive but only from a distant look, picking up a G3 device would break your illusion about the good metallic looks of the device. Thankfully with G4, LG has done a better job and the chassis is actually metallic this, not just in appearance but also in feel. The back comes with a removable option and is not entirely metallic. Not sure why they wouldn’t just go all out and keep things consistent, but not a deal breaker.
Battery: The biggest flaw of LG G3 was related to the battery. We don’t want to call it the worst battery in existence but then we are also falling short of words. LG G3 had no ‘power saving mode’ that was generally available in most of the smart devices of today’s time. Thankfully, LG G4 is up with a battery saving mode. In comparison to all its predecessors, LG G4 has the most improved battery life. Always a good thing to have battery being a positive.
Powerful: LG G4, in comparison to G3, has a fantastic QHD display. The camera quality is pretty awesome- comes with optical image stability and laser auto focus feature. In comparison to G3, the low light camera performance is also far better.
Check out the below video for LG G4’s first impressions.
What you really need to know about LG G4:
|LG G4 Design elements:|| |
Sleek in appearance.
Back body options: either choose the innovative leather back body or pick a plastic shell (that is way cheaper than the leather body).
Front Metallic Chassis
|Display Features||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16 M colors type model.Curved Screen- 5.5- inch display ( LG claims that the G4 display is first of its kinds in the market. It is more than 25 percent brighter and give a stretch of 20 percent wide color range than any previous QHD screens on the available mobile devices. Also, multi touch option available!The color experience is improved- brighter effect for a fair ‘True to life’ interface.QHD resolution- 1440 * 2560 pixel resolution.Glass used- Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|LG G4 Software||Android 5.1 Lollipop with the latest UX 4.0 on TopCPU- Dual core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57, quad-core 1.44 GHz and Cortex-A53. The GPU is Adreno 418!|
|Processor||Snapdragon 808 processor (featuring 6 cores)|
|Available color options||Hottest Colors- Blue, Black and Tannish Brown weaved in leather.Plastic Backs- Ceramic paint and metallic elements.Other Colors- |
Grey, White, Gold, leather black, leather Re, White Gold.
|Price||$200 with the carrier contract$600 with off-contract.|
|Weight||155 G ( which is approximately 5.47 oz)|
|Technology used in Network||GSM/HSPA/LTE|
|Sound||Alert Types Viberation, MP3, WAV ringtones.Inbuilt loudspeaker.|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer.|
|Features||· ½.6” sensor size.· simultaneous video and image recording.· Geo tagging features· Face detection· HDR. |
· WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band
WIFI direct and DLNA.
· Bluetooth- v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
· USB- micro USB v2.0, with SlimPort 4K, USB Host.
· Inbuilt Software- Photo/video/document editor
· Wireless Charging (Qi- enabled).
|Camera||16 Mega Pixel Camera at the rear of LG G4 and an 8 Mega Pixel Camera in the front of the device.Fine image stability ( factors related to optical image stability), low light shots captures, and subtle with shaken shots.Introduces three versitile shooting modes- basic, normal and manual mode.|
|Battery||3,000 mAh battery.Estimated talk time is 14 hours and 440 hours of standby.|
“The world is not narrow, and so we CANNOT afford to have a limited mindset”, said by none but followed by all Smartphone developing giants! The call for innovation and for rising above the levels of predefined standards is a must for all the companies.
We hope that LG someday might understand this fact! It seems that they are competing with themselves; otherwise, it is not intelligent to ignore the prevalent features presented by some of the prominent brands.
Back a few years ago, LG has announced a 3G version of their semi-popular Prada touchscreen phone over in Japan and the LG Prada was pretty popular, will they do something again for their new LG G4? We’ll see but what we can say is that the newLG G4 is better than any of its predecessors, however, what if we were to compare it with Samsung, HTC, Apple and Sony? Will LG G4 manage to stand in front of any of them? Well, the struggle is quite prominent, and comparison is a sheer waste yet this is a big step forward for LG.
Let’s hope that LG will soon understand the significance of ‘standing out of the clutter’ and ‘being unique’.
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