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Chitter Chatter's LG G4 Review
This week saw the launch of the hotly anticipated new LG G4 smartphone. The latest android flagship handset from LG is certainly impressive in both design and specs so why don't we tell you all about it.
Much was expected from Korean electronics giant LG, particularly after their G3 smartphone won plaudits and awards last year. And it doesn't disappoint. In short, the LG G4 is packed with fantastic high-end specs and premium features and it comes with a stunning design too.
LG have opted for several finishes on their new flagship mobile phone, the most luxurious of which is a leather version which boasts a genuine leather back with a seam of stitching down the middle. The leather model is very comfortable to hold and provides a good grip on the handset. If you're not into leather then there are also polycarbonate versions of the G4. In terms of colours, the leather version will be available in brown, red, black, sky blue, beige and yellow whilst the plastic design will come in Metallic Grey, Ceramic White and Shiny Gold.
The LG G4 is gently curved in shape and measures 9.8mm in depth and weighs 155 grams. It comes with a beautiful 5.5-inch QHD display and what a display it is! The screen resolution is an impressive 1440 x 2560 pixels which provides a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch. The sharpness, brightness and colour of the screen have also been upgraded as it's 25 per cent brighter with an improved range of colours and a contrast ratio which is 50 per cent better than the LG G3.
Both of the cameras on the LG G4 are also of superb quality. On the rear, there is a 16-megapixel camera with a wide F1.8 aperture lens which allows maximum light to improve images in poor light conditions. The rear camera comes with a laser autofocus, a dual-LED flash and optical image stabilisation. The G4 also features Colour Spectrum Sensor, a first for smartphones, which automatically adjusts colours so they appear to be as natural as possible. On the front is a fantastic 8-megapixel camera which comes with Gesture Interval Shot, a feature where you just close your hand twice in front of the lens and then it takes four shots within 8 seconds.
Under the cover, LG have gone for the Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM. The 3000mAh battery is expected to offer around 20 per cent additional use compared to the LG G3 and will provide around 14 hours of talk time. There's also 32GB of onboard memory which can be expanded up to 128GB with a MicroSD card and LG G4 users will have the option of using 100GB of free storage on Google Drive.
The G4 will run on the latest Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system alongside LG's own user interface, UX 4.0. Improved features of the UX 4.0 user interface include a more personalised Smart Notice for useful notifications, Event Pocket which collates all your appointments and meetings in one place, a new Gallery to keep your photos organised and a Quick Shot feature which enables you to capture shots by simply double tapping the Rear Key even if the screen is off.
The LG G4 is already available in Korea and will soon be rolled out across the globe. Watch this space for news on when the G4 is due to hit stores in the UK.