• Some Closer Looks at LG's G4



    Yesterday in New York City LG revealed their flagship device for 2015, the G4.

    It's as notable for the features LG didn't upgrade from last year as it is for the ones they did. Unlike Samsung, who took a very different direction with their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, LG's G4 keeps the removable battery and support for micro SD. If only you could unlock that bootloader without an exploit, amirite?

    Anyway, the G4 has a lot more going for it than just holdover features from the G3. Here are the notable specs, via HoFo user rogue17:

    Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
    Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop
    Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
    Storage: 32GB eMMC ROM, microSD card up to 2TB
    RAM: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
    Size: 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3-9.8 mm
    Weight: 155 grams
    Rear camera: 16MP with f/1.8 aperture / OIS 2.0
    Front-facing camera: 8MP with f/2.0 aperture
    Battery: 3,000 mAh removable
    Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
    Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.1LE / NFC / USB 2.0
    Colours: (Ceramic) Metallic Gray / (Genuine Leather) Black

    And here are some hands-on videos from yesterday's event, in (I think) chronological order of their release:







    I think the leather backs look gorgeous; if only they extended around the front lip of the phone you could place it face-down on a table, no case required. Or, I suppose, you could get yourself the new Quick Circle Case instead:



    No leather option, though.

    I also haven't yet heard anything about price, but with these premium specs I'm guessing it will easily go for more than $500 CAD unlocked.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Some Closer Looks at LG's G4 started by acurrie View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Breaking Good's Avatar
      Breaking Good -
      Does this thing really take a 2 TB microSD card, or is that a typo?

      Does a 2 TB microSD card exist yet?
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      It's theoretical, I think.
    1. mikethaler's Avatar
      mikethaler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Breaking Good View Post
      Does this thing really take a 2 TB microSD card, or is that a typo?

      Does a 2 TB microSD card exist yet?
      Just went to Amazon. You can buy 128-256 GB cards for $50-$100. There was one 512GB card for just under $1K!! That's more than the hard disk on my everyday laptop!
    1. mikethaler's Avatar
      mikethaler -
      LG sure isn't making it easy to get hard facts about the product. They spent 3/4 of the "intro" talking about the camera features. I want to buy a smart phone, not a camera. Tell me how it will work handling voice calls, email, a few texts, and the apps everyone now uses like navigation. They are the last high end model that allows you to replace a dead battery. Does it allow wireless charging? One review site said yes, one said no.
      I watched the whole stream fm NYC via CNET. I don't recall them touting how bright the screen is. That feature is important to me because I'm often in the field in bright Ca. sun - where even in the shade the light is bright. A reviewer did comment on the bright screen, but he wasn't in the sun.
      They are starting to sell the phone tomorrow in Korea. That means they have an owners manual - albeit Korean. Should be no problem for them to release it in English.
      I am assuming the TM models will handle ALL TM's freq.
    1. Maddy88's Avatar
      Maddy88 -
      I'm guessing it'll be at LEAST $500 starting. Personally I'd go for the s6
    1. mikethaler's Avatar
      mikethaler -
      Am surprised none of the usual sites have reported any hands on reviews. Maybe a working version isn't out yet? It was supposed to be released for sale last week in Korea.
      Did see a post that one carrier in Australia will be selling it for (after currency conversion) for $665US.
      Of course LG did state it wouldn't be available here until "June" - which probably means at least 7 weeks.
    1. Shuja123's Avatar
      Shuja123 -
      Using snapdragon 808 just produce 2K video
    1. mikethaler's Avatar
      mikethaler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shuja123 View Post
      Using snapdragon 808 just produce 2K video
      Don't most TV panels now in use just can deliver only 2K, not 4K? The pic you get via OTA or cable isn't 4k, is it?
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