- Removable Battery
- SD Card Slot
- Amazing Camera
- Battery Life could be better
The LG G4 is arguably one of the best looking smartphones in 2015 especially with the leather back options.
LG has kept its now trademark design language with the device with curved back, which makes it one of the nicest devices to hold and use in hand even with its large 5.5 inch screen.
Just like the previous two G series phones like the LG G2 and LG G3, LG G4 also has all its buttons are on the back.
One of the few phones to retain a removable back on the device with SD card slot and removable battery in 2015 making it an ideal phone for those looking swappable battery and expandable storage which takes cards up to 2TB.
Indian variant also comes with Dual Sim.
The phone has a 5.5 inch Quantum IPS Quad HD display. The viewing angles are great and the display is bright allowing easy usage in bright conditions. Its arguably one of the best displays in the market out of the Super Amoleds.
The LG G4 is only flagship device in 2015 right now powered by Snapdragon 808 processor which is an Hexa core processor powered by two Cotex A57 cores and four 1.4 Ghz Cortex A53 cores.
Although on paper the 808 is weaker than the Snapdragon 810 but it carries none of the heating issues from 810 and performs without an hitch and over all is just as good in pretty much all the tasks and LG G4 leaves you with very little to be desired from when it comes to Performance.
The 3000 mAh battery on the LG G4 provided sufficiently long periods without charging. Its not the best in class battery life but overall the phone lasts a day easily on moderate usage.
It also comes with removable battery and you can always swap it our for a fresh one if you a heavy user and get back to 100 % in less than 5 mins.
The camera on the phone is 16 megapixels, f1.8 aperture, Optical Image stabilization. Phone takes really good and fast pictures regardless of the lighting conditions and comes with support for RAW format and also a full Manual mode in the camera making it arguably the best camera phone in the market right now. Phone has the excellent 4K recording quality which has been seen in previous phones of the series as well.
On the front there’s a 8 megapixels camera with auto HDR.
The LG G4 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with LG’s own take on Android with thier own UI. It feels like a reskinned version of the regular UI loaded with a few more features making it lighter and more responsive. The UI supports multi-window to run apps, letting you resize the windows, allows apps to float on screen or minimize them to icons to have them float on screen. The Volume down button can be double pressed to launch the camera. The phone comes also comes with a few themes with the ability to download more from LG’s own store.
The UI works quite well with some nice additional features but still seems a bit raw around the edges and not as refined as stock android but one small advantage over the likes of Samsung's Touchwiz is it doesn’t seem to have to issue of slowing down over time and phones is and smooth.
Probably the best Flagship in 2015 in a year plagued by chips with heating issues and Samsung taking the route of no SD card and opting for smaller batteries in their flagship.