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.
The big case also includes a 3,000mAh removable battery, along with a microSD slot for users who want to upgrade the storage capacity.
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 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.
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.
The LG G4’s specifications are detailed in the table below.
|Dimensions||148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8mm|
|Operating system||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Display||5.5″ QHD (1440 × 2560)|
|Processor||1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808|