LG G4, fourth generation G series smartphone with Quantum display, 16MP camera official
All the phone companies around, over the past few years have come up with one specific series of smartphones which are flagged as the "flagship" smartphone. Samsung has its “Galaxy S” series, HTC's “One” series and Sony has its “Xperia Z” series. The series LG has crowned as its flagship smartphone series is the “G” series. And, last week LG officially took the wraps off the much-awaited fourth generation “G” series smartphone, the LG G4.
LG G4 succeeds the highly popular LG G3, which is one of the first smartphones in the world to feature Quad HD display panel. LG G4 follows the same trend of Quad HD display, you can read more about it later in the post.
According to LG, the G4 will be made available in various color options, which include three ceramic options (Metallic Gray, Ceramic White & Shiny Gold) and six genuine leather options (Black, Brown, Red, Sky Blue, Beige & Yellow). The LG G4 is already up for sale in Korea for 825,000 KRW, which translates to Rs. 48,687 or $764.
LG has also revealed that the G4 will eventually be available on approximately 180 carriers worldwide. Prices and carrier availability will be announced locally in each market.
The genuine leather back is the key styling element of the G4. LG has employed vegetable tanning, which is typical of the luxury leather industry and only 10% of leather goods are processed this way. "The vegetable tanning process employed is an age old tradition that requires skilled craftsmen to produce and dye the leather. Vegetable tanned leather is environmentally friendly and can be recycled easily," notes LG.
Talking of the design, like other G series smartphones, LG G4 is also equipped with rear-mounted volume and power buttons. The device in LG's word is defined by the Slim Arc design, subtle curvature (3000mm radius). LG claims that the Slim Arc design offers 20 percent better durability and gives the smartphone a more comfortable and secure feel in the hand.
On the software front, LG G4 comes with new human-centric LG UX 4.0 that promises to be simpler and more intuitive to better understand and respond to the needs of each user. The improved UX comes with host of new features such as Quick Shot, Gesture Interval Shot, Manual Camera Mode, Super Fast Gallery, Event Pocket, QuickMemo+, RingID, improved Smart Notice, Quick Help, Smart Calendar, Smart Bulletin and more.
As far as display is concerned, LG G4 packs in a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum LCD display, which delivers outstanding color accuracy, with 538 PPI pixel density, screen to body ratio of 74.3% and Corning Gorilla Glass 4. LG claims that the display of G4 offers 20% greater color reproduction, 25% improvement in brightness and 50% greater contrast than the G3.
In terms of hardware, the device is powered by the 1.8GHz hexa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage with expandable up to 128GB using microSD card. The G4 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with LG UX 4.0 on top out-of-the-box. The device measures 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 - 9.8mm and weights 155 grams.
For the imaging needs, LG has stuffed the G4 with 16MP primary camera which features a wide F1.8 aperture lens, Optical Image Stabilization 2.0, color-spectrum sensor, dual-LED flash and laser auto-focus. The front facer is said to be 8MP and is capable of shooting 2160p videos @30fps. Also, the G4 is capable to shoot panoramas up to whopping 104MP.
When it comes to battery back-up, LG G4 has a removable 3,000 mAh battery cell, with support for wireless charging and fast charging technology. On the connectivity front, the LG G4 features 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and NFC.