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LG G4

Specifications

LG G4
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 418, Core: 600 MHz
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, capacitive, 10 multitouch points, Quantum IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, curved, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, , 21.89 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: combo audio 3.5 mm in/out jack, Card Reader: microSD max. 2 TB (SD, SDHC, SCXC), Sensors: ambient light, proximity, accelerometer and position sensor, barometer, digital compass, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Android Beam, Miracast, Infrared, Wifi Direct, DLNA, OTG, FM radio
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 6 (800, 1800 and 2600 MHz), head-SAR: 0.618 W/kg, body-SAR: 0.460 W/kg, VoLTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 148.9 x 76.1 ( = 0.39 x 5.86 x 3 in)
Battery
12 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3000 mAh, 3.85 V, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 19 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 19 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 360 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 440 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: front: 8 MP; rear: 16 MP, OIS 2.0, f/1.8
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, power supply, data cable, Knock Code, LG Backup, LG Health, Quick Remote, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
155 g ( = 5.47 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 72 g ( = 2.54 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 87.29% - good
Average of 43 scores (from 103 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 79%, features: 79%, display: 86% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the LG G4

87.8% LG G4 First Impressions | Notebookcheck
Say "cheese!" LG has once and for all completely dedicated itself to photography with its new flagship. A higher resolution, bigger lenses, a higher luminosity, and an improved image stabilizer... it almost lets us forget that the G4 is a superb smartphone - optionally available in leather. Unfortunately, it also has some old weaknesses.
87.8% LG G4 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Not just a good looker. LG now offers genuine leather back covers for its premium smartphone, and uses a lightly curved design for this model. The manufacturer preserves the old virtues and optimizes the device in important areas. However, it has not quite managed to eliminate all the flaws of the precursor.
69% Recenzja LG G4: Odziany w skórę
Source: Tech Guru Daily English
Premiera LG G4 odbyła się w 2015 roku, mimo to smartfon nadal jest godny uwagi. Oryginalne wzornictwo, 5,5-calowy ekran o rozdzielczości QHD i świetna jakość wykonywanych zdjęć powodują, że koreański flagowiec w swojej klasie cenowej może okazać się świetnym wyborem. Nie jest to jednak idealny smartfon, przeciętny czas pracy na baterii oraz wydajności, podpowiadają że warto rozejrzeć się za innym rozwiązanie. Rozczaruje też fakt, że telefon jest dostarczany bez słuchawek i ładowarki szybkiego ładowania.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 69% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
LG G5 Vs LG G4
Source: Android Authority English
So, there you have it for this closer look at the LG G5 vs LG G4! The big question here is whether the LG G5 brings enough to the table to be considered a worthy upgrade from its predecessor, and the answer really depends on how much you want all the new features that the G5 brings into the picture, such as the modular design, the dual rear cameras, and the fingerprint sensor.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2016
80% LG G4 Smartphone
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The LG G4 is a smartphone that comes in a variety of skins. There are models with grey, white, gold and coloured leather back covers. My review unit, supplied byVodafone, came with a metallic grey back cover. Vodafone has the LG G4 smartphone available of a 24 monthly contract.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100%
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G4
Source: Phone Arena English
There are two reasons why you might be interested in comparing these two handsets. You either own an LG G4 and are interested in upgrading to one of this year's heavy hitters, or are looking for a new phone and are wondering whether it's a good idea to shell out for the shiny new Samsung Galaxy S7, or just go for a discounted, slightly older model in the face of the LG G4.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2016
Looking back at the LG G4
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this quick look back at the LG G4! The overall experience with this smartphone has been very good, and it remains a very reliable device to have, especially if you’re able to leverage features like expandable storage and a removable battery. The design aspect is what I have enjoyed the most about this phone, and we hope that, even if we don’t see some of the more unique elements make it over to the LG G5, we get to see them in other parts of LG’s lineup.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2016
Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs LG G4
Source: Phone Arena English
With all of this in mind, it's up to you to decide which handset suits your needs better. Truth be told, you can't go wrong with either, but you must consider that both phablets serve different types of users. Thus, those who want an elegant and reliable phablet for consuming multimedia, making mobile payments, and playing games with silky-smooth framerates will find the iPhone 6s Plus fantastic for their needs. Power users, though, might prefer the LG G4 for its competent multitasking, file format freedom, the camera's Manual mode, and the ability to add a microSD card or replace the battery on a whim. And if you also happen to be price-conscious, this is another point of interest for LG's hero phone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2015
Apple iPhone 6s vs LG G4
Source: Phone Arena English
The iPhone 6s is a complete all-around package with little compromises and lots of polished features that work reliably. But if you aren't after the iPhone 6s' “premium” appeal, you need to consider the fact that the LG G4 presents better value for money. A solid all-around Android phone, the LG G4 costs as much as $200 less than a 16GB iPhone 6s, but has at least three things going over it — a bigger display, a more elaborate camera, and a louder speaker. But, even when we put design and user interface aside, which are both subjective characteristics, the iPhone 6s does win over the LG G4 in terms of display accuracy, sheer performance, camera consistency, app quality, and battery life. Although one can certainly learn to live with the G4's shortcomings, the iPhone 6s is consistently better in almost every regard, and demanding users will find the price premium well worth it.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs LG G4
Source: Phone Arena English
Our review must have made the following things pretty clear by now. Both the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the LG G4 have very good designs, but whereas the former is purely a showpiece, the latter is more practical with its removable battery and microSD card slot. The display on the Samsung phablet has a more natural look with its color accuracy, but LG's doesn't look bad either. And still, both are bragging material with their excellent minimum and maximum brightness levels. Also, the S6 edge+ and the G4 boast mature, streamlined user interfaces that have been set on path of improvement, with both having plenty of potential to get even better.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2015
100% Review: LG G4
Source: PC Authority English
While we’re not bowled over by the software, it hasn’t dampened our enthusiasm for the LG G4. It’s incredibly hard to be different in the smartphone world, but with some bold design choices LG has managed to pull it off. Critically, it hasn’t compromised performance, battery life or camera quality, and retaining both a microSD slot and a removable battery means the G4 will appeal to a whole tranche of customers for whom flexibility is most important.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs LG G4
Source: Phone Arena English
All things considered, for most users, deciding between the Galaxy Note5 and the LG G4 would be a classic decision of either splurging on a device that's more expensive and able to do more than they actually need, or paying less for a device that seems to be less pretentious, but about as versatile in almost all cases. Whether the Note5 is worth the price premium is up to your individual tastes, needs, and financial situation, which is why we can't straight up recommend it as a better purchase than the LG G4. But if pure technological enthusiasm, or the need for stylus-driven mobile productivity are the motivating forces in your decision-making process, you will end up happier with the Note5.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2015
80% Great price and camera but phone misses the mark in other areas
Source: PC Advisor English
LG has gone down an unexpected route with leather models which we like apart from a couple of colours. The so called ceramic model will be cheaper but feels cheap and plasticky. On the whole, hardware is once again strong - particularly the camera - but not massively different from the G3 and has tough competition. We feel build quality could be better with a metal frame and dimensions going down, not the reverse. This is the flagship to go for if you want a removable battery and expandable storage but it's a shame to see features like wireless charging dropped.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
85% LG G4 Smartphone Review
Source: Kitguru English
The main talking point with the LG G3 was its incredibly high-resolution display – coming in at 538 PPI. This remains with the G4, but the processor and camera are just a few of the improvements made to the new flagship. While a unique leather back model has been released, we review the metallic grey variant.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
75% Excellent camera, good user experience; average battery life along with price are concerns
Source: Tech2.in.com English
But who is it aimed at really? The businessman would care about the leather back but he would love better battery life. The college-going student would love the camera but he wouldn’t care so much about the leather back. The battery would be the dampener once again. If you are sitting in a car at the start of the race – would you rather it be a Ferrari that may run out of gas halfway or a Maruti that would get you to your goal. The G4 is good but unfortunately, it isn’t the best and at the very top, that is a killer blow.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% features: 85% display: 75% mobility: 60% workmanship: 75%
LG G4
Source: AnandTech English
LG’s flagship smartphone has, in my opinion, always represented the culmination of what LG as a conglomerate could in some sense achieve. LG’s G flagships have often shipped with LG Chem batteries, LG Innotek camera modules, LG Display LCDs, and LG Mobile’s design and integration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2015
73% LG G4
Source: Think Digit English
The LG G4 is a step back compared to its predecessors, and not a flagship that you should buy. If the camera is your first priority then this is the best you can get, but apart from that, there's no real reason to buy this phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 73%
85% LG G4 Review
Source: Techspot English
The LG G4’s best feature is easily its camera. The combination of a 16-megapixel optically stabilized sensor with an f/1.8 lens and competent software results in some truly awesome photos in a wide variety of conditions. With the G4’s superb shooter in your pocket there is no reason to carry around a point-and-shoot, and in many circumstances it does the job of a much more bulky DSLR.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% LG G4 review: how much do you want a leather phone?
Source: T3 English
The LG G4 is definitely another step forward for the once-ailing smartphone brand, but it’s a step that puts it further behind the leading pack. Some users will be enticed by the lower price, and some might even love the alternative feel of the leather on the back - and they’ll find a more-than-decent phone in their hands if they do plump for the G4.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG G4 Review: Close, but No Cigar
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The LG G4 is an interesting smartphone that ticks many of the right boxes. It has a unique design, an excellent display, and a camera that's up there with the best in terms of image quality. However, it's let down by a few flaws - the large battery doesn't translate into equivalent real-world usage, and the software could use some improvements.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
85% LG G4 – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
If you are looking for that premium feel from your device then the G4 would not be my first pick, whilst it is a rather nice looking phone in some ways it does lack the premium feel you get on the metal with glass Galaxy S6 and the metal iPhone 6. This G4 was kindly loaned to us from Three UK who sell on both Pay Monthly and PAYG starting from £39 a month and costing £479 outright.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
LG G4 vs Apple iPhone 6 – in-depth comparison
Source: Laptop Media English
Both LG G4 and Apple iPhone 6 are great choices for a flagship device. The design of both phones is great, even though each manufacturer has used different materials in the construction. Purely looking at the specs, features and hardware of each phone, the G4 outshines the iPhone 6, but as it seems this isn’t always the case, especially if Apple is involved. We can’t give you an exact science regarding the “right” choice between these phones, but we can help you decide what suits you best. If you are a power user, who likes being able to control almost everything on their device, or just really enjoys having various features, go with the G4. You also get a removable back cover, so if your daily life includes a lot of traveling and not many opportunities to charge your phone, you can just make a quick swap.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2015
LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Next door rivals
Source: GSM Arena English
The Hatfields and McCoys are legendary rival neighbors from the New Continent, but South Korea has two tech giants instead - Samsung and LG. Their flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4, will compete for every inch of ground gained on the market. These two are quite different in nature and will appeal to different crowds. The thin metal and glass design of the S6 goes after the iPhone, while also catering to Galaxy faithfuls who weren't happy with the faux leather. The LG G4 steers away from the "smartphone slab" design with a uniquely curved body and provides a soft answer to Apple's and HTC's metal.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2015
LG G4 review – the divergent flagship
Source: Laptop Media English
For three years in a row, LG was able to differentiate themselves with flagships featuring unconventional design, big battery capacity, good screens and great camera performance. The G4 here is a worthy successor except some details that need a little improvement. For starters, the design is great, build quality is excellent, but there’s a bit more to that. While the leather provides extra grip with good feel, the sharp edges and corners along with overall bigger size, compared to its predecessor, makes the phone harder to use with one hand. It feels a bit impractical, but still outshines its competitors in this department. The screen, on the other hand, brings a lot to the table even though not as much as LG claims. Color accuracy is practically the same (with minor improvement), color gamut coverage is the same, but the contrast ratio is sky-rocketing along with maximum brightness and both greatly improve image quality outdoors. So here’s where the LG G4 rights the wrongs of the G3. Compared side to side, the G3’s screen just looks obsolete.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2015
90% LG G4 Review: A Phone That Attempts To Do Everything
Source: Android Authority English
The LG UX offers quite a lot without overcrowding the experience, which has been a gradual but welcome change. As a daily driver, it’s hard not to be impressed with the speed of this operating system, and the G4 manages to deliver a user experience that keeps up with some of the best out there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG G4 review: A fine, but not exceptional, phone
Source: Computerworld.com English
If you're focused on having niche features like a removable battery and micro SD card slot -- or you just like the G4's size and style -- LG's latest effort might be the device for you. Otherwise, you won't have to look far to find something that's comparably good on paper -- and more exceptional in reality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2015
LG G4 vs LG G3: LG’s flagships compared
Source: Android Authority English
Though the G3 is increasingly becoming available for lower prices, you will be buying a year-old phone. Although many don’t feel comfortable spending their hard-earned cash on a smartphone that was released in 2014, software updates have been doing a good job at keeping the phone from feeling like a fossil. The G3 is still a great value considering its lower price point, solid camera and speedy performance. However, the G4 has proven itself worthy in this year’s crop of flagships, and offers enough improvements across the board that make it worth the extra dough. The camera is more powerful and robust than ever, the user experience is as smooth as it should be at this point in the game, and the signature LG style continues to impress.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2015
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge – Camera Shootout
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera! As you may have noticed throughout the video, the Galaxy S6 does tend feature very punchy colors, but the color reproduction with the LG G4 is far from bland, and the shots still look really nice. Bottom-line, users will likely be happy regardless of which smartphone camera they end up choosing.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2015
Testing: LG G4 and Android Smartphone Cameras
Source: Tested English
All of this is a long way of reminding you that camera hardware specs are just one component that goes into how a smartphone photo looks, and to give you a glimpse of how I think about photography when testing smartphones. To say that Android cameras suck is a gross oversimplification of the current state of smartphone photos; but simplification is something that Apple's cameras and algorithms do get right. If you just want to tap and snap, you're going to be able to get quality photos on the iPhone 6. I just prefer the versatility and high-resolution detail of my photos from the LG G4, which look great on the phone itself and on the desktop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2015
Review: LG G4
Source: Gizmag English
Like the HTC One M9, the LG G4 is a very good phone that falls short of our hopes right when its biggest rival is soaring the highest. Apart from its screen size and quality, the G4's biggest advantage is that it runs a little cheaper than most tier-one smartphone flagships – at least when you buy at full retail. If you're grading on a (full retail) pricing curve, then it does look like a somewhat more serious contender.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2015
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
Source: Android Authority English
At the end of the day, the main story here is that, while both the G4 and the S6 offer a lot of features, they are as quick and smooth as they need to be. Both companies have received a lot of flak for stutter and lag on previous iterations of TouchWiz and LG UX, but complaints are few and far between this time around, and that is a wonderful development.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2015
LG G4: Be careful while fingering this leather-clad smartie pants
Source: Reg Hardware English
If you've the yen and the yearning to pay in the £40/month range for a swanky flagship, then the G4 needs to be on your shopping list. HTC's out of the running because its camera doesn't cut it and the 810 processor zaps the phone, to no great advantage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2015
LG G4 Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2015
LG G4 vs One M9
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a better display, infinitely superior camera, longer battery life and costing £80 less, the LG G4 is the clear winner of this vs review. That said, it's worth noting that the One M9 is still far from terrible and features a more premium, robust metal design and higher maximum storage capacity.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2015
80% LG G4 review - an exceptional smartphone with an accomplished camera
Source: PC Pro English
We're not bowled over by the software improvements, but that doesn't dampen our enthusiasm for the LG G4. It's incredibly hard to be different in the smartphone world, and yet by being bold, LG has managed to pull it off. Critically, it hasn’t compromised on performance, battery life or camera quality, and by retaining both a microSD slot and a removable battery, the G4 will appeal to a whole tranche of customers to whom flexibility is most important.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Camera-phone shootout: LG G4 versus Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Androidbeat English
With three distinct wins, one ‘draw’ and one loss, the LG G4 comes out of my five scene test here as the winner. Yes, the Galaxy S6 (and Edge) 16MP unit is terrific too, definitely the second best imaging powerhouse in the world for all purpose snapping, image quality, and so on. But the G4’s results are astonishing (I’ve put one of them from my tests up here, for you to download and analyse, should you feel inclined) and it has me rocked back on my heels – I never expected anything this good could exist housed within a standard smartphone body.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2015
LG G4 review: Sharp and shooter
Source: GSM Arena English
The build quality is top-notch and we think the phone looks great in leather. The plastic rear covers are not as impressive but by no means of poor quality. From experience with the Moto X, we're slightly concerned about how well the leather will hold up but if LG did it right, the G4 will age more gracefully. The phone fits well in the hand, the curved shape takes a while to notice but it does have a positive impact on the usability.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2015
A Competent, Capable Android Alternative
Source: Hot Hardware English
Finally, the other area the LG G4 really excels in is battery life. This phone is well-balanced in terms of horsepower, a big gorgeous display, and longevity, which is a hard combination to hit cleanly. The only thing holding the G4 back is the question of price. At $650 off contract, it's hard to believe that a mainstream user would opt for this phone over the One M9, GS6, or iPhone 6 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2015
LG G4 vs Sony Xperia Z4 (Z3+) comparison: The Xperia Z4 wins on performance, but the LG G4 wins on looks and photography
Source: PC Advisor English
As we haven’t had any hands on time with the Sony Xperia Z4 as it is yet to be announced in the UK, we can’t say definitively which phone is better. With that being said, it depends on what you use your phone for – the LG G4 seems to be the better option for photography and general style/comfort, while the Z4 looks to be the more powerful of the two phones.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/15/2015
80% LG G4 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The G4 may not be a major overhaul in the same way as the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Apple iPhone 6, but it's still a very impressive handset. The hexa-core processor may not match other top-end handsets on paper, but a great display, top-end rear camera and atypical design make the LG G4 one of the best smartphones available.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% LG G4 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The stiffest competition to the LG G4 comes from its predecessor, the LG G3. It has almost the same design, but is a little slower, the camera and battery life are not quite as good and the screen not as bright. You can get it at just half the price of the G4, though, and that’s a big deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
LG G4 Review: Premium across the board – but make a beeline for the leather
Source: Androidbeat English
It’s hard not to be really impressed by the G4, bringing the best of modern smartphone technology in every regard, screen, camera, internals, OS, all in a premium package that undercuts its rivals from Samsung and Apple by a good £100 or so, SIM-free. It’s true that the plastic backed version doesn’t feel quite so luxurious, so definitely pay the £20 extra to get a leather variant – and shop around to find a supplier or network with the colour you want (easier said than done?) Unless you have a real aversion to leather, I promise that you won’t regret the extra research.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2015
96% LG G4: A new king of the Android world is crowned
Source: Zdnet.com English
LG did an excellent job with the G4 and while it may not be a revolutionary update over the G3, there are plenty of improvements that make it the best LG ever made. My current photo testing shows the LG G4 may also be the new champ in the camera department as well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 96%
LG G4 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The way I see it, the G4 and Galaxy S6 comparison is purely subjective. Whichever device you think looks best, you should probably get. They will each prove worthy of your daily needs. They have excellent cameras, fantastic looks, and awesome displays. Doesn’t get much better than that these days. And should you decide to choose the G4, you get the added bonus of expandable storage and a removable battery, if you care about that sort of thing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2015
LG G4 vs iPhone 6 comparison: The best phone of 2015 - but should you buy the LG G4 or the iPhone 6?
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall we're quite surprised to see that the iPhone 6 and LG G4 are reasonably evenly matched in a way. They both have stand-out features as well as downfalls, so it's going to be a case of weighing up the features you consider to be most important in a smartphone. For example, if you want an exceptionally good camera or enjoy taking lots of selfies you might want to opt for the LG G4, but for a slimmer, more compact smartphone you'll be better off choosing the iPhone 6.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/12/2015
80% LG G4 review
Source: Gadget Show English
The LG G4 is the best phone the South Korean company has made to date, giving a blower with a subtle curve that slots elegantly into your hand, a first-rate camera that practically beats the competition and a gorgeous, pixel-rich display. But it feels a bit backwards too: you won't find the premium materials found on other smartphones, it's heavy on the plastic and its leather back option isn't as luxurious as glass.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% LG G4 review: Killer camera, killer display, but not a revolutionary smartphone
Source: Greenbot English
Samsung dumped its cheapo plastic materials, dramatically upgraded its camera software, and added the blissful convenience of quick-charging and wireless charging. LG has done a lot with its flagship too, but the differences between the G3 and G4 just aren’t that dramatic—that swanky (albeit polarizing) leather option notwithstanding.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG G4: A flagship Android phone with killer camera controls
Source: Greenbot English
With a manual shutter and RAW support, the G4 is almost like a pocket-sized DSLR. Add in a gorgeous display and removable battery, and you've got one of the best Android phones of the year.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2015
LG G4 vs Apple iPhone 6
Source: Phone Arena English
Which one should you choose? It’s a lot about your preference when it comes to software platform, but the LG G4 is one of the best Android phones you can get at the moment, and probably the best phablet, while the iPhone 6 will still carry more appeal for gamers with its stellar catalog, as well as causal users who count on its “just works” approach. If those nuances are not all that important, though, you can stay assured that both phones are great in most other aspects.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2015
LG G4 Review – The hero Android needs
Source: Slashgear English
I admire LG’s restraint. The company took the best of last year’s G3 and spent its time refining the key elements: display and camera, and that focus has paid dividends. The G4 has a fantastic screen and a camera capable of taking on Samsung and Apple’s finest and not being cowed. All the same, it’s not a clean sweep. The G4’s plastic models are frankly underwhelming and, even with the leather back in place, the fake chrome still cheapens the overall feel. Wireless charging as standard would’ve been an obvious cherry on top of the removable battery, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2015
80% LG G4
Source: It Pro English
We respect the LG G4 for not trying to reinvent the wheel. It's not showcasing anything mind-blowingly innovative or jaw-droppingly fancy, it's just ensuring the features it already has are the best they can be. It's largely suceeded, too. The display is great, the UI's clean and intuitive, and the design is sleek and eye-catching.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G4 first impressions: Nice leather back, solid camera, and improved UI
Source: Zdnet.com English
The LG G4 is the only 2015 smartphone released so far with both a microSD card slot and removable battery. Samsung Galaxy fans who are angry at the new Samsung design philosophy may want to seriously consider the LG G4.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/08/2015
80% LG G4 Review
Source: Phandroid English
Perhaps the G4 does not feel like a big enough leap from last year’s G3. Maybe it’s a fingerprint sensor away from feeling complete. While there is this sense that LG could have pushed harder, it is also difficult to find much to complain about with what the G4 ultimately presents: a phone worthy of consideration as one of the best to launch in 2015 so far, though perhaps not THE best.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
In the clash between the LG G4 and the iPhone 6 Plus, it's virtually impossible to determine a clear winner. Both handsets have their strengths and weaknesses, and picking one over the other will eventually narrow down to personal preferences. The G4, in particular, is a pretty good example of what a smartphone maker might come up with after it's taken its time to perfect a winning formula – the G4 is a surprisingly good all-around device that will most certainly cope with the majority of everyday tasks you might throw at it.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2015
100% LG G4 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Has the LG G4 swooped in and stolen the 2015 phone of the year award from Samsung? Not quite. The Optimus UI is once again not the best-looking in town, and some of the aesthetic hardware upgrades are barely skin-deep. It doesn’t have the price advantage the LG G3 had, either. At £500 for the ceramic-plastic versions and £525 for the leather versions, it’s actually the same price as the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 from the top spots online.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG G4 review: refined, but not game-changing
Source: Engadget English
It might not be as technically powerful as some of LG's other recent releases, but the G4 as a package is the most compelling the company has put out yet. From the pared-down user interface to the tight integration with Google to the strong camera performance, the G4 is a great phone... not to mention a very logical step forward from last year's G3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2015
LG G4 preview: A second encounter
Source: GSM Arena English
A quick glance at LG G4 will quickly suggest that the Korean giant’s latest flagship smartphone is an evolution of its predecessor and rightfully so. However, improvement in key areas such as build quality and finish, display, and camera take the smartphone to a level, which last year’s model couldn’t reach.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2015
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6
Source: Phone Arena English
If you kept score, you'd know which way we're leaning right now — the Galaxy S6 snagged more wins on the way, big or small, earning itself a lead on the G4. This doesn't come without a lengthy, maybe even patronizing disclaimer, that makes it sufficiently clear that you should try and identify the things you care about instead of following along blindly. This means deciding whether you want a phablet-sized phone, or one that is easier to handle. It means asking yourself if that extra frame or two when gaming will really make a difference. It means finding out whether metal-and-glass designs are your thing, or whether you prefer the warm touch of leather instead.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2015
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
Conversely, we’ll applaud the LG G4 for being a worthy competitor too. If savings is your thing, the $200 on-contract cost is deserving for a high caliber phone like this one – though, you’ll be getting a less premium looking phone with its plastic casing. Regardless of that, LG really impresses us with the G4’s amazing low lighting performance with its camera – and its vibrant IPS Quantum Display. Like we said people, there’s no shame going with one of the phone over the other. It just mainly comes down to what design you find more attractive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2015
90% LG G4 Review: a phone that attempts to do everything
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it – an in-depth look at the LG G4! It’s been a great year so far for flagships. With every phone bringing different offerings to the table, the LG G4 is trying to bring the most. A great camera experience is backed by yet another speedy iteration of Android, in a body that remains recognizable and attractive due to LG’s signature design language. If what are missing in other flagships kept you from buying them, the G4 just might be the phone that you’re looking for. It isn’t a big leap from previous generations of the series, but that is true for most of this year’s releases as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG G4 review - including performance benchmarks, battery results and camera quality assessment
Source: PC Pro English
We're not bowled over by the software improvements, but that doesn't dampen our enthusiasm for the LG G4. It's incredibly hard to be different in the smartphone world, and yet by being bold, LG has managed to pull it off. Critically, it hasn’t compromised on performance, battery life or camera quality, and by retaining both a microSD slot and a removable battery, the G4 will appeal to a whole tranche of customers to whom flexibility is most important.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2015
90% LG G4 review: A balance of phone meets phablet
Source: Pocket Lint English
The LG G4 is a great phone, striking a balance between smartphone and phablet, delivered with little compromise and at a price point that undercuts many competitors. And with camera performance as good as this the G4 will certainly make LG's name stand out in the smartphone world.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% LG G4 review - holy cow!
Source: Expert Reviews English
The G4 may be coming slightly late to this year's flagship smartphone race, but it's certainly got a wealth of features to help it stand out from the competition. While we're not particularly keen on the ceramic or metallic models, the leather back is surprisingly elegant and we definitely prefer it to the slippery glass back of the Galaxy S6. The G4's unique colour spectrum sensor also puts it neck-and-neck with the camera on the back of the S6 and we think its display looks just as sharp and punchy as Samsung's Super AMOLED panels.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% LG G4 review: a leather looker with a killer camera
Source: Pocketnow English
With the G4, LG puts its competitors on notice – and it puts another tantalizing option in front of smartphone shoppers in 2015. If you’re shopping for an Android smartphone but you’re reluctant to be one of the millions scooping up a Galaxy S6, or you want a handset that lets you change up its look while you’re swapping in a fresh power pack, the G4 is the phone for you. Just be ready to tweak your way around its software shortcomings, and be sure to budget a little extra for the spare battery and memory card you’ll need to truly make it shine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% features: 93% mobility: 80%
LG G4 Review: Built for Power Users
Source: Tom's Guide English
The LG G4 is a beautiful phone, from the ergonomic feel of its leather-backed body to the gorgeous quad-HD images that pop out of its Quantum IPS display. Its 16-MP camera is one of the best in its class, with tons of nifty modes for both photo enthusiasts and selfie savants. Plus, unlike the Galaxy S6, the G4 didn't have to drop its swappable battery and expandable microSD storage in order to evolve.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2015
LG G4 (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
Like many LG phones in the past, the G4 is a showcase for the strength of the company's technological innovations. The Quad HD LCD looks incredible, and the G4 has the horsepower to drive all those pixels, unlike the G3 before it. The larger image sensor, faster lens, and dedicated color sensor make for some truly stunning still images, and the full manual camera mode opens up a lot of creative photography options. As impressive as these features are, though, none are definitively better than what's on offer with the Galaxy S6.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2015
90% LG G4 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
LG wants us to feel the great, and to that degree, they’ve succeeded in bringing the phone a new finish that’s sophisticated. But more importantly, they want us to see the great, which we can certainly agree to. While it’s not a dramatic update, the LG G4 manages to do what successive phones are required to do each and every year – and that’s to improve upon the opportunities missed with last year’s product. In that regard, we can attest that the G4 trumps the G3 in several key areas to making it a worthy successor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% LG G4 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The new design, particularly that distinctive leather back, may divide the style conscious, but one aspect everyone should be able to agree on is that the LG G4 is a very competitively priced handset. With a SIM-free UK price of £499, it’s noticeably more affordable than its main rivals without falling short on quality. Well played LG.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG G4 vs HTC One M9 comparison: HTC wins on design, but the cheaper LG G4 destroys the One M9 on value
Source: PC Advisor English
On specs alone it's a close call between HTC One M9 and LG G4. The HTC is in our opinion the better-looking of the pair, and performance should be better, yet the LG G4 offers great value at £499 and boasts a significantly better screen if you want to watch media and play games. We'll offer a definitive verdict once we've finished benchmarking the LG G4.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2015
LG G4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison
Source: PC Advisor English
It's impossible to give a definitive verdict until we've run the LG G4 through our benchmarks, but based on the specifications alone we can judge that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the higher-specified phone with what we expect will be much faster performance, as well as more bells and whistles including wireless- and quick charging as standard, a heart-rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner, while the £100 cheaper LG G4 offers better value and the added benefits of a microSD card slot and removable battery.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2015
LG G3 vs LG G4 comparison review: Leather or not you should upgrade
Source: PC Advisor English
With a new phone comes new software so the G4 has LG's UX 4.0 adding a few new features such as Quick Shot, Event Pocket and improvements to existing things like Smart Notice and the Gallery app. LG hasn't confirmed whether the LG G3 will be upgraded to UX 4.0 or not.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/30/2015
LG G4 hands-on review
Source: T3 English
The plastic backed variant feels a little cheap in the hand, so if you can bring yourself to carry a leather clad mobile around with you it's the finish you've really got to go for.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/29/2015
Hands on: LG G4 review
Source: Techradar English
LG's tagline for the LG G4 is "See the great, feel the great," and it certainly lives up to that motto by making a well-designed leather-backed smartphone. It stands out and, more importantly, and stayed in my hand. That's unlike the thin and slippery iPhone 6, which I had to buy a leather case for anyway.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2015
LG G4: Stunning camera with Quantum Display to show it off (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
Despite packing a weaker processor than the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 we didn't notice any lag so can't see it being an issue. Even when shooting in RAW it was just as quick as snapping in JPEG alone. The LG G4 is a beautifully designed handset with a display that is visibly better than its predecessor. If this is more affordable than the competition it'll be a very difficult offering to ignore.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2015
LG G4
Source: Trusted Reviews English
LG has taken the strong foundations of the LG G3 and improved on every aspect. The LG G4 is a device that looks, feels and acts the part. I can’t wait to use it again.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2015
LG G4 Review: Hands-On
Source: Ubergizmo English English
LG has demonstrated its dedication to excellence in mobile technology with the launch of the LG G4. The new flagship delivers good performance and a top notch 16 Megapixel camera with a unique set of advanced manual controls and the brightest lens (F1.8) found in a phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2015
LG G4 hands-on: First look
Source: GSM Arena English
The leather is certainly a nice touch, the stitching sets it apart from the Moto X to create a unique, recognizable look. The basic plastic cover is quite good too and you can easily switch covers to keep things fresh. The curvature of the G4 is a nice talking point that will let you brag to your friends, though its practical advantages are pretty slim.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2015

Foreign Reviews

81% High-Tech in feinstem Leder
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 84% performance: 88% features: 75% display: 90% mobility: 56%
90% LG G4 Fashion Edition
Source: hifitest.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Mittelklasse-Smartphone sucht die goldene Mitte
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2015
Neuer Mitstreiter in der Topmodell-Klasse?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2015
LG G4
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2015
90% Das LG G4 Im Smartphone-Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Ein schöner Rücken kann entzücken!
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2015
LG G4
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2015
LG G4
Source: c't - Heft 14/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2015
LG G4
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2015
87% LG G4
Source: Computerbild - Heft 13/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
Tolle Kamera, tolles Display
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2015
95% LG G4
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 93% features: 98% display: 97% mobility: 96%
Die schnellste Smartphone-Kamera im Wilden Westen
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2015
95% Smartphone mit echter Leder-Rückseite
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
86% Galaxy S6-Herausforderer ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
LG G4
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2015
LG G4
Source: Mobi-Test - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
98% LG G4
Source: SFT - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 98%
90% LG G4
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% LG G4
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
100% LG Electronics G4
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Auch ein Lederrücken kann entzücken
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2015
87% LG G4
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
100% LG G4
Source: e-media - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG G4
Source: PocketPC - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
91% LG G4
Source: Areamobile - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
LG G4
Source: Tecchannel - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015

Comment

Model: The new LG release has long been keenly awaited by LG fans looking forward to yet another elegant, sleek and stylish product. This time, LG has really outdone itself with the design of the G4, which features a full genuine leather back. It fact, it may be the only smartphone on the market thus far to have a fully genuine leather back that comes in two colors, brown and black. The rest of the phone under the leather covering and the display are special as well, featuring plastic that has been enforced with ceramic. Display wise, it has a 5.5 inch IPS Quantum screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a pixel density of 538 ppi.

The operating system used is the Android 5.1, also called Lollipop. The G4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with X10 LTE and a 1.8 GHz 64 bit hexa-core processor. An Adreno 418 graphic card completes the team and there is 32 GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 2 TB thanks to the memory card slot. The smartphone measures about 9.8 mm in thickness and weighs about 155 g, which is quite acceptable. If you want to stand out with a classy, refined phone, this is one model to look out for.

Qualcomm Adreno 418: Integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 Feature Level 11_1 (with hardware tessellation). Compared to the Adreno 420, the performance of the 418 is about 20 percent slower (at 600 MHz).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

808 MSM8992:

High-end ARM SoC with 6 CPU cores (2x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 418 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

0.155 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


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).


87.29%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-05- 3 (Update: 2015-05- 3)