What makes the LG G4 a cut above the rest?
LG won the hearts of many smartphone enthusiasts ever since it introduced the G2 in 2013. It even gained a lot of following with the introduction of the G3 in May 2014 since it was the first smartphone that featured a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and a great camera with optical image stabilization features. Can LG top all of these with its newly released G4? To answer this question, let us take a more in-depth look at some of its features.
What Does the LG G4 Has to Offer?
According to LG, the G4 was designed to correct the flaws of its predecessors. It improved the G3’s dull display by improving its output and viewing angles and providing better contrast while using less power. And while the G3’s camera is already highly satisfactory, they further improved its features to give users more control over how the images are captured. So, what else does the G4 offer? Would it give you a good value for your money? Here is a more in-depth review of its features so you can make a more informed decision if this phone is for you.
Design and Build
The G4 has a barely noticeable curve making it more comfortable to hold. It also comes with three different materials for the back cover (vegetable-dyed stitched leather, ceramic and metallic). However, most people agree that while the G4 is attractive enough, it does not come close to what the iPhone 6, Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 have to offer in terms of design and build quality.
The G4 has one of the best displays among all the flagship smartphones available today. It has a wide display (5.5 inches), better viewing angles and an impressive contrast ratio making the screen look brighter, more vivid, and easier to see under adverse or extremely bright conditions.
The G4 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and features LG’s latest user interface (UI), the UX 4.0. This UI is easier to navigate and understand, and features attractive app icons and fun animations on the lockscreen.
The G4 uses less power. In fact, it can easily provide the best battery life among all high-end smartphones released in the US this year. It has a standby time of up to 360 hours (for 2G) and up to 440 hours (for 3G), and a talk-time of up to 19 hours (for 2G) and 20 hours (for 3G).
As mentioned earlier, the G4’s 16 megapixel camera is very impressive. It has short focusing times and features an RGB sensor that makes colors look more accurate, even when shooting in low light. The G4 also features a wide selection of manual photo settings (shutter speed, ISO, focus, and white balance).
Taking all of these things into consideration, the LG G4 can easily be the best flagship smartphone in the country today.