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LG G4s


LG G4s
LG G4s (G4 Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 8 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 405, Core: 550 MHz
1536 MB 
5.20 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive, multi-touch, IPS, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 3.2 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 64 GB, Sensors: A-GPS, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Digital compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1, LTE/4G Cat.4 150/50 Mbit/s (800/1800/2600 MHz), UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz), HSPA+ 42Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 142.7 x 72.6 ( = 0.39 x 5.62 x 2.86 in)
9 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3.85 V; 2300 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 15 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 14 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 380 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 380 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Webcam: Front: 5 MP, Full-HD; 8 MP, Full-HD
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: virtual, 24 Months Warranty
140 g ( = 4.94 oz / 0.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
400 Euro



Average Score: 81.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 67%, features: 62%, display: 87% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the LG G4s

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


Model: 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.

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.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

615 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.

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


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» 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. 

81.67%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-09-27 (Update: 2015-09-27)