A few days ago I wrote an article about how Sony’s Xperia Z4 will be my next phone. I was very firm about my decision because the phone appealed me and had everything I could want. However, LG went ahead and announced the LG G4 two days after I had made up my mind about the Z4. I was thoroughly impressed by what the phone had to offer. A day didn’t pass and LG released official camera samples from the LG G4 and that was the moment my loyalty to Sony started dilapidating. What changed that? Considering how I’m always the person who’s looking for a good camera in a smart phone and so far Sony’s impressed me a lot; but after looking at the camera samples of LG G4 and all the technology that LG have incorporated in the camera, I think G4 is going to be the king of smartphone cameras.
Apart from the camera itself; LG G4 is a great phone with top of the line specs, it has a 5.5 inches Quantum display with a QHD resolution, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808, 3 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of expandable storage, 3,000 mAh removable battery, custom back covers. The phone comes with a 16 mega pixel rear shooter capable of 4K videos at 30 frames and FHD videos at 60/30 frames, the camera is equipped with OIS 2.0 which takes all three axis in account in just of 2, the camera boasts an impressive aperture of f/1,8 and sensor size of 1/2,6. The camera department is filled with bells and whistles and just might be the selling point of the device. On the front we have an 8 megapixel shooter that is substantial for the selfies you’ll be taking.
So what exactly is the main issue with the LG G4? Early reviews suggest that in camera department, the phone manages to leave behind the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6. On paper, there is nothing wrong with the phone. My main concern is; will the Snapdragon 808 be able to handle the QHD screen and if yes, what will be the impact on the battery? This question because Snapdragon 801 couldn’t and the LG G3 was plagued with battery issues even after several issues. Despite having a relatively powerful processor as compare to the Xperia Z2; LG G3 still lagged and the animations weren’t as smooth as they should have been. If LG fixes the mentioned issues, I’ll buy the phone without even thinking.
LG G4 will be hitting the shelves next month and it is already on sale for people in South Korea. For more coverage on LG G4; stay tuned.