Launched only recently, the LG G4 is now considered one of the best smartphones out there, with specification worthy of a true rival for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6. Did LG just create the perfect smartphone? Some are tempted to think that.
Juno Cho takes the stage. He is the President and CEO of LG and he’ll be the first to show us his company’s newest smartphone. He starts off, basically, with a simple question: “How can we make a smartphone with personality?” It seems we’re about to find out. One of the many other officials at LG asked themselves probably was: How can we create a decent successor to the LG G3, which is still one of the most appreciated smartphones out there?
A few videos later, Cho drops the bomb. The LG G4 is finally official. First of all, from the design point of view, there’s not much that we didn’t already know. The phone’s main aspect is the so-called “Slim Arc”, while the leather back serves to offer users a way out of the world dominated by metal, glass and plastic. From what we can tell, there’s a real chance LG was not kidding: Steve Jobs might have really liked this phone.
We might finally have a phone that outmatches the iPhone’s camera. That is because the camera on the LG G4 has a 16 megapixel sensor with f/1.8 lens, the brightest in its class. At least from the theoretical point of view, the LG G4 seems to have a more advanced camera than the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6.
The screen is a 5.5 inch IPS Quantum supporting QHD resolution, but it does offer superior contrast and brightness compared to that of its predecessor. Other specs include 3GB RAM, an 8-megapixel frontal camera and a 3000 mAh battery.
One interesting aspect is the processor, a Snapdragon 808. LG was the first to come to the Snapdragon 810’s aid when the guys at Samsung announced they were going to replace it with their own Exynos 7420 on the Samsung galaxy S6. This was mainly due to the overheating issues that have plagued the Snapdragon 810, and LG’s choice could serve as a confirmation of the Snapdragon 808’s superiority overall.
The 3000 mAh battery will have a 20% longer life than the one on the LG G3. On the software side, there are only a few things worth pointing out. First of all, the Smart Bulletin gathers all the widgets and notifications in one place so it is now easier to manage them all. Second of all, the Smart Notice widget has also been altered a little and it looks somewhat better now.
The LG G4 is already available in Korea and it will be launched in other countries in the next weeks. How do you think the LG G4 will fare on the market.