LG G4 Smart Phone Unboxing & Review – The Pros and Cons!

LG sent me a review sample of the new LG G4 cellphone a few weeks ago and I’ve been using it as my business phone along side my iPhone 6 ever since. This is my experience!

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Product Specifications…
NETWORK Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2015, April
Status Available. Released 2015, April
BODY Dimensions 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Micro-SIM
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~538 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– LG Optimus UX 4.0 UI
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
CPU Dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 418
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/2.6” sensor size, simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization, HDR, stereo sound rec., check quality
Secondary 8 MP, 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
USB microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort 4K), USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Optional Wireless Charging (Qi-enabled)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DviX/XviD/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMA player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 360 h (2G) / Up to 440 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 19 h (2G) / Up to 20 h (3G)
MISC Colors Grey, White, Gold, Leather Black, Leather Brown, Leather Red
SAR EU 0.62 W/kg (head)
Price group About 640 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 1584 / Basemark X: 15040
Display Contrast ratio: 1238 (nominal), 2.317 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 71dB / Ring 74dB
Audio quality Noise -93.4dB / Crosstalk -92.6dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 54h

▼ Updates ▼
1) When using Periscope battery life suffers bad, lost 30% in 33 minutes of broadcasting on 4G LTE. Phone also gets VERY hot like described in the video.
2) Took screen out in insanely bright conditions today and it was hard to see compared to the iPhone. It’s much better on overcast days but it was a scorcher out today!
3) Had a few times running Periscope where the screen was unresponsive to touch, had to keep trying 8 – 10 times to get it to recognize I was pushing a button even though the screen responded to scrolling input?!?

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20 Responses to LG G4 Smart Phone Unboxing & Review – The Pros and Cons!

  1. JT Smith says:

    you know they all look the same like the Nexus 5 the LG G4 and the one plus one I bet they all copied each other

  2. gamer tag360 says:

    pull the tab

  3. Andrew McCutcheon says:

    does the lg g4 take 2tb micro sd? lol

  4. Zepher143 says:

    What the hell was the sound that sounded like a Samsung Phone when you open it.

  5. razor slaughter says:

    i love the G4 it's the best phone I've had

  6. Watermana GamingHD says:

    It's QuadHD b/c it's 4 times 720p (normal HD)

  7. Jason Alexander says:

    that phone has a hex core… my pc is a dual core i3….

  8. Lisa Allen says:

    Note 5 has a better screen it's the best phone of 2015

  9. hotwill100 says:

    i have the g4 but no access to the fm tuner. any suggestions on how to get it working?

  10. Charthers says:

    You seemed to be more excited about the Oneplus one..

  11. Vickie Aragon says:

    can you try to review the Lg V10 this year?

  12. Iman Gianan says:

    Lol what is the intro song called?? I knew i heard it on a gameboy advance..

  13. max apricot says:

    Made is Korea.

  14. Choda Boy says:

    FYI, Palm (and now Samsung) have had IR blasters in their devices for many years…but, welcome to the club.

  15. The Chicken Man says:

    More phone unboxings and reviews pls

  16. andy ? says:

    betterbatterystats will show you the wakelocks to see whats running to save your battery.

    if its running hot changing the kernel will probably fix that (easy as installing a zip through recovery mode if its rooted etc)

  17. VeggiePopper says:

    Funny that you mention the phone getting hot, as it is the coolest phone released in 2015, thanks to its hexa-core SoC. All other flagships (octa-core) are true ovens.

    Anyways, another good review, and an accurate one to boot. As a happy and satisfied G4 user, I can say this is a hell of a winner. You didn't tell us if you preferred it over the One Plus, but I hope you did.

    Cheers.

  18. spitfire1x3 says:

    strange, my g4;s battery lasts almost 2 days, with heavy use.