Flagships get better with every generation but some of last year’s are as good as reborn. The LG G4 improves on the three best features of its predecessor: design, screen, the camera – and does so decisively. It adopts a G Flex curve, but makes it its own with an optional stitched leather back, and has what may as well be the most advanced camera module on a phone yet.
The camera really is the new phone’s key feature. LG picked a new 16MP sensor, improved the optical stabilization, gave it a wider aperture lens, added a handful of new software features (including manual mode) and placed a top-notch selfie camera on the front. A complete overhaul of the imaging department.
LG designers were hard at work too. They gave the LG G4 a subtle arc that complements the spacious screen and sourced high-quality materials for the back covers. The premium option is made of genuine full grain leather with threads imported from Germany used on the decorative stitching. Even the basic backs are far from plain – the white one has ceramic coating.
IPS LCD capacitive 5.5 inch touchscreen
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
16 MP camera, f/1.8, 28 mm, laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash
8MP secondary camera
32 GB, 3 GB RAM Memory
Stereo FM radio with RDS
microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort 4K), USB Host
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum
Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Length: 148.9 mm
Width: 74.6 mm
Depth: 8.9 mm
Weight: 155 g
Talk Time: Up to 19hrs