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LG G4 hands on

We recently got some hands-on time with LG’s new flagship Android smartphone, the G4, and were impressed with its design, display, and camera.

The device combines a high-resolution display, big battery, powerful processor, and quality camera – all running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

What immediately stands out in terms of design is the removable back cover, which comes in both a plastic version and premium-feeling leather version.

The leather backing also makes the phone easier to hold, which is important because, with its massive 5.5-inch screen, it’s not a small device.

LG G4 leather back cover
LG G4 leather back cover

The big case also includes a 3,000mAh removable battery, along with a microSD slot for users who want to upgrade the storage capacity.

LG G4 removable battery and microSD card slot
LG G4 removable battery and microSD card slot

The 5.5-inch quad-HD “Quantum” display is slightly curved in order to make the G4 more durable than flat-display smartphones, said LG.

LG G4 curve design
LG G4 curve design

LG promises that the display offers improved colour accuracy, with 98% coverage of the RGB spectrum – which is paired with the camera’s Colour Spectrum Sensor for better white balance.

LG G4 display
LG G4 display

The camera has a new 16MP sensor and lens with improved IOS, a wider aperture, and 3-axis image stabilisation. It also comes with manual controls, a histogram, and RAW mode.

Based on our experience with the device, this is the best smartphone camera currently available.

LG G4 test photo
LG G4 test photo
LG G4 test photo depth of field
LG G4 test photo depth of field

The LG G4’s specifications are detailed in the table below.

Specifications LG G4
Dimensions 148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8mm
Weight 155g
Operating system Android 5.1 Lollipop
Display 5.5″ QHD (1440 × 2560)
Rear camera 16MP
Front camera 8MP
Storage, internal 32GB
Storage, expandable microSD
RAM 3GB
Processor 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
Graphics Adreno 418
Battery 3,000mAh removable

This article was published in partnership with LG.

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