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LG G4 Series

LG G4 PlayProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306, Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.7 inch
Weight: 0.136kg, 0.137kg, 0.14kg, 0.163kg
Price: 279, 300, 400 euro
Average Score: 71.89% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 69%, features: 68%, display: 84%
mobility: 85%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 94%

 

LG G4c

The LG G4c, also known as G4 compact, is a smaller and less powerful version of the famous bigger sibling, the LG G4. This device looks rather unique with its curved design and its slightly curved display. The back is finished with a nice diamond shape design, which came from its older sibling, the LG G4. The colors available are Metallic Gray, Ceramic White and Shiny Gold. The 5.0 inch IPS LCD display is, as mentioned before, is slightly curved, which is an advantage, when you put your phone screen facing down, since only the edges are touched and the screen is protected. The buttons are placed behind the phone instead of the usual position on the side of the phone. Unlike conventional smartphone, the G4c does not have any capacitive key. The camera is fitted with an 8 MP camera with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels with LED flash and a 5 MP front camera. The internal hardware consist of a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor (Quad-core 1.2/1.3 GHz Cortex-A53), Adreno 306 Graphics and 1 GB of RAM. It's not as powerful as its bigger sibling, but this doesn't mean that it is a weak phone by any means. It's still a quite, powerful phone and can be categorized as mid-range smartphone. The battery is a Li-Ion 2540 mAh battery. This smartphone is targeted towards less power hungry customers and it's more for someone who wants a decent phone which comes in a reasonable price range and still can handle everyday web surfing and light games with ease.

Specifications

LG G4cNotebook: LG G4c
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.136kg
Price: 279 euro
Links: LG homepage
 G4c (Model)

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Average Score: 67% - average

Average of 12 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

83% LG G4c Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
I'd love to be a flagship. LG shrinks its LG G4 to 5-inches and an RRP of 279 Euros (~$306). The new G4c model sports a quad-core SoC from Qualcomm, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB internal storage, NFC, and LTE Cat. 4. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is preloaded. The downgrade results in a good smartphone that will, however, always be in its big brother's shade.
70% LG G4c review
Source: Techradar English
The LG G4c gives a great first impression. With a very comfortable design, unique look and a nice screen, using it is a pleasure for the first day or so. As more apps are installed, and the paltry internal memory makes its presence felt, things can become a little slow. Yet, with a powerful speaker, a decent rear-facing camera, great battery life, a capable processor and many little usability enhancements, the G4c is designed with comfort in mind. For the average user, it will prove to be more than adequate. And yet for the price point, there are better options available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% LG G4c review
Source: Techradar English
The LG G4c gives a great first impression. With a very comfortable design, unique look and a nice screen, using it is a pleasure for the first day or so. As more apps are installed, and the paltry internal memory makes its presence felt, things can become a little slow. Yet, with a powerful speaker, a decent rear-facing camera, great battery life, a capable processor and many little usability enhancements, the G4c is designed with comfort in mind. For the average user, it will prove to be more than adequate. And yet for the price point, there are better options available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
40% LG G4c review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The LG G4c has a reasonable camera and a fantastic battery life, but when it's competing alongside the likes of Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua, the Samsung Galaxy A3 and 3rd Gen Moto G, its poor screen, small amount of storage and mediocre performance simply doesn’t measure up. It's not terrible but it's distinctly below average. For me, the 3rd Gen Moto G continues to be my preferred budget handset, but those after an even better bargain are much better off buying the £125 Vodafone Smart Ultra 6.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% LG G4c review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The LG G4c has a reasonable camera and a fantastic battery life, but when it's competing alongside the likes of Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua, the Samsung Galaxy A3 and 3rd Gen Moto G, its poor screen, small amount of storage and mediocre performance simply doesn’t measure up. It's not terrible but it's distinctly below average. For me, the 3rd Gen Moto G continues to be my preferred budget handset, but those after an even better bargain are much better off buying the £125 Vodafone Smart Ultra 6.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% LG G4c review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The LG G4c is a 5-inch 720p phone sold at a slight premium over the growing range of similar phones like the Moto G 4G and Vodafone Smart Prime 6. However, it doesn’t have any serious benefits while also suffering from some pretty irritating lag. Performance issues and a relatively high price make this a disappointing mid-range Android.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% LG G4c review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The LG G4c is a 5-inch 720p phone sold at a slight premium over the growing range of similar phones like the Moto G 4G and Vodafone Smart Prime 6. However, it doesn’t have any serious benefits while also suffering from some pretty irritating lag. Performance issues and a relatively high price make this a disappointing mid-range Android.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% LG G4c Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The LG G4c is a seriously stripped back, affordable version of the G4 which manages to keep most of the useful features we know and love. It’s more easily handled than the G4 and the 720p screen is still solid, but the odd performance stutter and occasionally frustrating camera detract from the overall experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% LG G4c Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The LG G4c is a seriously stripped back, affordable version of the G4 which manages to keep most of the useful features we know and love. It’s more easily handled than the G4 and the 720p screen is still solid, but the odd performance stutter and occasionally frustrating camera detract from the overall experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Kleiner Bruder, deutlich abgespeckt - G4-Flair adé
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2015
Kleiner Bruder, deutlich abgespeckt - G4-Flair adé
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2015
81% Großer Name, wenig dahinter
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 82% performance: 82% features: 74% display: 83% mobility: 91%
81% Großer Name, wenig dahinter
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 82% performance: 82% features: 74% display: 83% mobility: 91%
81% Großer Name, wenig dahinter
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 82% performance: 82% features: 74% display: 83% mobility: 91%
81% Großer Name, wenig dahinter
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 82% performance: 82% features: 74% display: 83% mobility: 91%

 

LG G4s

The G4s, a new addition to the LG G4 series, is an affordable alternative to the LG's flagship model from 2015. Following the release of the LG G4c, which stands for "compact", the G4s is a blend between the two models in terms of size and weight and promises mid-ranged price and capability. Despite weaker specs than the G4, light and medium users may find the G4s' Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core processor to provide sufficient performance. This model also comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, along with useful software tweaks such as a customizable Smart Notice widget, Dual-Window multitasking as well as a unique Knock Code locking method that is currently only available in LG phones. Its 5.2 inch IPS display features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) and is larger than the G4c's 5.0 inch display and smaller than the G4's 5.5 inch display. Although the rear camera's resolution of 8 MP is lower than the G4's 16MP, the G4s is still capable of recording 1080p videos (Full HD). Other notable features include a 5 MP front camera, a removable 2300 mAh battery, 1.5 GB RAM, and  8 GB internal memory. The storage capacity can be expanded with a microSD card. The G4s shares a similar curved diamond-shaped design as the previous models, with a nice polished look. The slight arc at the y-axis allows easier handling and prevents scratches on the screen. This model is available in Metallic Silver, Ceramic White, and Shiny Gold.

Specifications

LG G4sNotebook: LG G4s
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.14kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: LG homepage

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Average Score: 81% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

83% LG G4s Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Yet another sibling. The current G4 family from LG already got a new member with the G4c. Now we get the next sibling. The LG G4s sits right between the top model and the compact version in terms of size and features. Still, the G4s cannot convince us completely, despite the good genes.

Foreign Reviews

Top-Modell im Kompaktformat?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2015
Top-Modell im Kompaktformat?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2015
80% LG Electronics G4s
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG Electronics G4s
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% 2. Klasse, 2. Wahl
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 78% performance: 87% features: 76% display: 90% mobility: 73%
82% 2. Klasse, 2. Wahl
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 78% performance: 87% features: 76% display: 90% mobility: 73%

 

LG G4 Stylus H635

The LG G4 Stylus H635 expands the LG G4 series and as the name implies, the smartphone ships with an integrated, handy stylus. The smartphone carried over the design from the G4 series including a beautifully molded back cover that fits perfectly in the hand. There are two colors to choose from; metallic silver and floral white. The Android 5.0 Lollipop device weighs 163 g and comes with a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display. Images feature decent clarity, color saturation and brightness and the entire front panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone comes with a Snapdragon 410 Cortex-A53 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, an Adreno 306 GPU, and 8 GB of internal storage space. Users can opt to expand the storage on the device using a microSD card. The LG G4 Stylus H635 houses a 13 MP, optically image stabilized rear camera with laser auto focus. In addition, there is a secondary 5 MP front camera. Other features come in the form of Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. Battery life on the LG G4 Stylus H635 is impressive with a 3000 mAh lithium ion battery.

Specifications

LG G4 Stylus H635Notebook: LG G4 Stylus H635
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.7 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.163kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: LG homepage
 G4 Stylus H635 (Model)

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A G4 Only in Name
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
As we stated earlier, the headline feature of the LG G4 Stylus - its stylus - is of limited use at best, which means the smartphone must vie for consumers' attention like any other offering at this price. While the phone packs in plenty of software tricks and has great battery life, the LG G4 Stylus is let down by limited RAM, a low resolution display, and a camera that's average at best.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2015

 

LG G4 Play

Specifications

LG G4 PlayNotebook: LG G4 Play
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.137kg
Links: LG homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Moto G4 Play [Análise]
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Support fast charging technology. Negative: Average display; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2016

 

Comment

LG:

LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Qualcomm Snapdragon:

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.136 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.163 kg:


71.89%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-09- 2 (Update: 2015-09- 2)