LG G4 Review: 2nd Gen Snapdragon 808 CPU, 3GB RAM and 16MP Camera
LG G4, the latest flagship was announced at the end of April in Korea. It is the successor to the previous LG G3 device. The device will be available with a genuine leather finish in black, brown and red colors. LG G4 was launched by company’s managing director Soon Kwon. He is expecting that the LG G4 will give batter market as the previous flagship LG G3 and LG G2. In the launch event, techbyts team got a chance to play with the latest LG G4. In this time frame we check out the device at our end. The device is attractive and eye catching. Here we at techbyts have written LG G4 review for our readers. This LG G4 review will help you to know about the device. So let’s start the LG G4 review:
LG G4 Review of Design and Display:
The LG G4 builds with slim arc around the edges and the back panel is made by hand-crafted leather. It gives a good grip to the phone. As the previous flagship LG G3 was with slippery grip. Apart from the leather back, buyers will get an additional plastic back cover. The removable back cover is available in three color variants. It has genuine leather finish in black, brown and red colors. The power button is in the center and surrounded by the volume buttons. On the bottom of the device there is an USB point. The LG G4 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 538ppi with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the top.
LG G4 Review of CPU and RAM:
The LG G4 is powered by a 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset. This chipset has a dual-core ARM Cortex A57 and quad-core A53 with processor with Adreno 418 GPU. In this chipset the response of device is very smooth, application launch is quick, camera launched superbly. It seems that there will be no issues with lag. The CPU is paired with a huge 3GB of DDR3 RAM. The LG G4 has 32GB inbuilt storage and around 20.4GB is available for the user. The storage capacity may be increased by using microSD card upto 64 GB.
LG G4 Review of Features:
The new LG G4 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop and LG’s custom UX 4.0 skin. The operating system has a lot of specific system app by LG like pocket calendar, Music settings, LG health, Quick remote and so on. It also has Smart Notice feature which notify the user for upcoming reminders like birthday, appointment data, weather alert, LG health. Just like the Google Now LG G4 has SmartLG for personal assistance. The device comes with Qualcomm X10 LTE chipset for 4G LTE dual SIM card configuration. It also has Wi-fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS and the regular sensors with new color spectrometer sensor.
LG G4 Review of Camera:
The brand new LG G4 comes with a superb 16 Mega Pixel camera with a lot of features. The camera comes with laser-detect auto focus feature for batter quality images. On the left side of the camera there is laser AF port and on the right side, device has LED flash unit and a color spectrum sensor. The new infrared-sensitive color sensor ensures that the colors seen by the camera are accurate under most lighting situations. Device camera has laser auto-focus to ensure that the Auto Focus action time is minimal. The camera is able to capture focus quickly in the dim lighting condition. The 8 megapixel front camera provides a good environment for selfies. The front camera supports gesture based shooting for batter experience. Camera user interface is same as it was in LG G3. The camera is capable to shoot 4K UHD videos.
LG G4 Review of Battery:
The LG G4 review is incomplete if we does not talk about battery life. The device offers a 3000 mAh Lithium ion battery. The new flagship from LG has removable battery which is generally not seen in latest flagship devices. There is no dedicated power saving mode in the device. It has the normal power saving mode which is common in Android 5.0 lollipop based devices.
Conclusion of LG G4 Review:
The latest LG G4 looks and feels are very good. The design has not been changed much from previous flagship. The hand-crafted leather back is very attractive. At the price point the LG G4 comes at $789 (Approx. INR 51,000) which is very high for a mid-class family. For android lovers it is a great device. But we should not forget about Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Sony Xperia Z3 plus in this price segment. The main competition will be with Xiaomi Note Pro, upcoming flagship One Plus 2 and Xiaomi Mi5 which will have a lower price tag. For more reviews stay tuned with techbyts.