Since a past few days, the LG G4 has been making quite an amount of buzz and today the Korean tech giant has finally announced its flagship handset officially. Needless to say the LG G4 will be giving an direct competition to the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Let us take a detailed look at all the features of the handset.
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At the first view, the design pattern of the LG G4 looks quite similar to its previous flagship the LG G3 with some very subtle changes to it. The new flagship is bit more rounder, slightly bigger and edgier as compared to the LG G3. The LG G4 has more ergonomic design to hold in hand with a better curvature in its height. The back panel of the handset has been given a premium look with a genuine leather finish replacing the previous plastic back cover. There is also another option for the diamond-shaped pattern of the handset. Additionally the good news for the users is that the handset has got an removable back cover and also the provision for the microSD card slot.
The handset weights just 155 grams and measures with dimensions of 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3mm.
Looking to its display, the LG G4 has a 5.5inch QHD display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution and an excellent 538ppi density. There have been some very considerable improvements done in the device in terms of its thinness, contrast ratio, brightness, color gamut, touch function and power consumption. On paper this is 120% color gamut, 30% increase in brightness and a 50% higher contrast ratio compared to the previous model. These enhancements in the display helps to easily work with the users eyes with proper brightness and sharpness.
Hardware Machine Power and Camera
The LG G4 comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset. Due to some heating issues seen with the Snapdragon 810 chipset, the company decided to op for the 64 bit (808) hexa-core chipset that comes with four ARM Cortex A53 and two Cortex A57 cores in addition with the Adreno 418 GPU for graphics control. The device has got a 3GB of powerful RAM memory in addition to this.
The handset comes with a reasonably good 3000mAh of battery life and the company promises that under “normal usage” conditions one full-charged battery is sufficient for a complete day of usage.
Talking about its camera, the handset sports a 16MP primary shooter to its back with a wide aperture of f/1.8 beating out the f/1.9 aperture of the Galaxy S6. The camera sensor is powerful to allows almost 80% of light which means that the LG G4 can produce excellent quality photos even in low light conditions. And thus easily capturing moving subjects. The front camera is also an 8MP shooter giving out good output in selfie images.
The “ultra-thin IR filter” prevents the infrared light from entering the camera lens which means the 8MP front camera would give out selfie images with even more natural and accurate images. The OIS module adds the third axis, which means that the range of image stabilization has been extended to third dimension in addition to the X and Y. this is one of the first smartphone to also feature color spectrum sensors. The sensors read the RGB valus accurately and improves the color accuracy of the ambient light along with the infrared light reflected from the objects. The sensors use this information to adjust the flash color and white balance.
In comparison to the LG G3’s simple UI, the LG UX 4.0 is more stylish with a more colorful experience. There is not much change in the overall look of the UI but looks a bit more tab cartoony when compared to the Sense 7 and TouchWiz. This new UI from the company has got even more features and shortcuts. Just by double tapping the rear key, the Quick Shot feature is activated to take some quick images even if the display is off. Users can even aggregate information from multiple apps with the help of Smart Bulletin. The device runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The camera handle also has got different photographic features like simple and basic controls, manual controls and creative controls.
Price and release date
The handset is expected to be made available by end of May in more than 170 countries with its off-contract price to near $600 approximately. The LG G4 is said to having six different leather color variants and the base model to be in Ceramic White with 3D patterns, Gold and Metallic Grey. Take a look at some of the official images of the handset.