Yesterday we reported live from the unveiling of the LG G4, now let’s talk a closer look at it.

In a quite small circle and a not so big event LG unveiled their latest Flagship Smartphone, the LG G4. The LG G4 is the latest Flagship from LG and comes with a lot of new features and design elements, all focused on the the user, to make life simpler for the consumer. The largest innovations in the G4 lie therefore hidden, but in plain sight. But we’ll be talking about those as we’re progressing. Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the LG G4.

First up is obviously the design of the device. The G4 comes in 2 finishes, and a couple of different color options. You can get the standard version with a plastic back cover that has a little diamond pattern on the back in black or silver with a metallic finish, or the premium version which comes with a genuine leather back. The leatherback comes in a light brown, black or a wine/dark red color as seen in the official pictures below.

Continuing our journey on the design of the device we notice the typical back buttons from the G series, the small bezel we know and love from the G3 and the huge screen on the front of the device, but that*’s not all. the LG G4 is a bit bent. We notice a small curving in the display, which provides a better handling and more comfort during long phone calls. But that is not the only reason for a curved screen like this. With this design feature the device will never land flat on any surface which makes it harder to crack the screen and therefore provides us with a better durability of the phone.

While we’re on the screen subject here, there is to know that in the LG G4, they used a new screen technology called IPS quantum Display, this technology is 20% brighter and has a 50% better contrast than it’s predecessor in the G3. Now people might ask themselves with that 5.5″ QHD display and those numbers and all, will that screen drain my battery? The answer is no. LG has developed, in cooperation with Qualcomm, some new Features to lower the power consumption on all its parts, so the screen actually uses 11% less Battery than the one used in the G3.

The next most notable thing about the G4 is the camera with it’s large image sensor and the f1.8 lens. A lens like this allows you to capture more light while taking a picture so that even in bad conditions you get great results. All of this is backed up by the new OIS that is built inside the device and regulated by the brand new color spectrum sensor, which recognizes the objects in the shot, the light conditions and color spectrums to automatically adjust the flash color, duration and other things for the best possible result. However if you know your way around a camera, you might be interested to know that with the LG G4 you get a manual picture mode, that allows you to adjust every detail, like ISO, shutter, white balancing and so on, and also you can save the image as a JPG or RAW file. A new quick launch option is implemented as well, when you double tap the rear button, the camera instantly takes a picture, so it#s easier to capture precious fast pacing moments. For the Selfie lovers out there, the gesture shot now can take 4 pictures in a row, so you can chose the one you like the most.

The last Thing I wanted to talk about is the new LG UX 4.0. LG’s user interface is one of the best i had a chance of using and it looks pretty nice and already had a lot of features, but with 4.0 we get quite a few more. The „G“ page (as I like to call it) at the end of the screens now offers the option of adding more LG widgets than just health and help. A quick search option makes it easier to search from any screen and the calendar and gallery got quite the few upgrades making it a lot easier to use the G4. I sure hope that the LG UX 4.0 will also be made available for the G3 in the near future.

Well to sum up this post I also got two official Videos from LG showing off the LG G4 (one is in german though, sorry about that). But before that, here is the full spec list:

  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 mit X10 LTE
  • Screen: 5,5 inch (ca. 14 cm), Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538 ppi)
  • Memory: 32 GB eMMC ROM, 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM / microSD Card-Slot for up to 2 TB
  • Camera: back 16 MP with F1.8 aperture / OIS 2.0, Front 8 MP with F2.0
  • Battery: 3.000 mAh (austauschbar)
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 155 g
  • Networks: LTE 300Mbps, HSDPA+ 42 Mbps
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.1LE; NFC; USB 2.0; Miracast
  • Colors:

Metallic-Silver, Metallic-Gold, ceramic-white

Leather: Black, Brown, Red

Other: Expert-Mode, Interval-Shot, Quick Shot


Videos and Pictures are all by LG Electronics.

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