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LG G4c


LG G4c
LG G4c (G4 Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 4 x 1.2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive multi-touchscreen, TFT IPS LCD, 294 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3.0, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 3.27 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: micro-SD (max. 32 GB) micro-SIM slot, Sensors: A-GPS/GPS/GLONASS; accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass, NFC, Android Beam
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (800, 1800 and 2600 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (900, 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 4 (800, 1800 and 2600 MHz), HSDPA+ 42Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, Cat. 4 (150 Mbps/50 Mbps); head-SAR: 0.643 W/kg
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.2 x 139.7 x 69.8 ( = 0.4 x 5.5 x 2.75 in)
10 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2540 mAh, 3.8 V, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 1140 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 960 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 660 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 660 h
Operating System
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Webcam: 5 MP (2560 x 1920 pixels); primary camera: 8 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels), AF, x4 digital zoom, LED flash, 1080p video@30 fps, touch & shoot, ímage stabilizer, Pause and Resume Recording, voice control, selfie cam function, timer, geotagging, face recognition
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual Android QWERTY keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, Accessories: device, battery, headset, charging adapter, USB data cable, quick start guide, LG Smart Keyboard, KnockCode, Easy Home, QuickMemo+, TalkBack, RemoteCall Service, LG Smart World, 24 Months Warranty, Features: FM radio
136 g ( = 4.8 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 72 g ( = 2.54 oz / 0.16 pounds)
279 Euro



Average Score: 69.29% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 64%, features: 65%, display: 83% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the LG G4c

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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2015
81% Großer Name, wenig dahinter
Source: German DE→EN version
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: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 82% performance: 82% features: 74% display: 83% mobility: 91%


Model: 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.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

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

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

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

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


LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of LG Group. It is a South Korean company and was founded as Goldstar Co, Ltd, in 1958. The group offers products in the fields of information technology, consumer electronics and mobile communications, and home appliances. LG Electronics is the world's third largest home appliance manufacturer. As a notebook manufacturer, LG only became known to a wider audience in the German-speaking market in 2005. After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. The product range includes OLED, LED/LCD and plasma TVs, home theater systems, Blu-ray players as well as audio and video players. 

69.29%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-07-20 (Update: 2015-07-20)