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30 Days with the G4
June 4, 2015
Lately, I've been one of the lucky 50 people in Singapore to trial the LG G4.
Below are my impressions, which you will find on HwZ (Please like my review at http://campaign.hardwarezone.com.sg/lgg4/reviews/?review_user=1!)
If I had to use a single word to describe the new LG G4, this would be it. It is an instant classic the moment your intrepid hands feel it.
Fitting ergonomically and comfortably on your fingers, the LG G4 comes with an elegantly threaded, fine leather rear cover that both looks and feels like an expensive leather wallet and complements well with any leather accessories you may carry.
It epitomizes what a premium phone should look and feel; and it was with glowing excitement when I removed the G4 from its box to finally get my hands on it. And boy was it a beauty to behold. The G4 is intentionally curved to a slight arc around its widths, with rounded edges around it so that one can easily grasp its light and thin without slipping or fearing to drop it on the pavement.
But if you think that the G4 is all just glitz and looks, then you are wrong. Unlocking the phone with the well placed signature LG rear button reveals a stunningly bright and gorgeous 1440 x 2560 5.5 inch IPS LCD ‘quantum display’ which stands out from the crowd. Viewing 1440p videos or simply surfing Instagram is now an absolute delight. The G4 features hardware that fiercely competes with other flagship phones in the market and comes out right at the top – a few swipes or gameplay on its easy-to-use, bloat-free Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and you’ll know.
Overall, I am truly amazed impressed – and that is not even taking into consideration the G4’s main features, such as its camera, removable batteries and battery life. I can’t wait to try them!
The LG G4 has been an amazingly beautiful companion, with its luxurious leather, subtle curves and phenomenal camera repeatedly garnering envious yet curious looks with a tonne of compliments.
The camera is by far my favourite feature. It is an object of jealousy to other phone users who were not only stunned to see its manual mode, but also found it extremely difficult to snap pictures anywhere close to the crispness and clarity of the G4. The G4’s camera comes with a 16 megapixel sensor coupled with a colour spectrum sensor to ensure an optimum amount of light and colour in your photos, be it ‘foodporn’ or at night!
The G4 is a definitely a must-have cellphone sidekick for any professional photographers out there. Photos are also storable in RAW format and it was immensely fun playing with different ISOs, shutter speeds and manual focus, especially to take macro shots. Furthermore, the 8 megapixel front camera is always ready for some wonderful self-lovin’.
The G4 has also given me a deeply satisfying and clean user-friendly Android 5.1 experience with a long battery life to boot. There is virtually no delay with any apps and various Smart functions, such as turning on phone options like WiFi and sound when at home or work (locations which were impressively found automatically) are constantly running seamlessly in the background to give you reminders and advice about the weather or even to save contacts. It also comes with a great LG fitness app (with GPS) that will delight runners and cyclists alike.
Overall, it has been a pleasure and a wonderful experience with the G4. ‘Try the Great’ is the slogan LG is going with, and truly, the G4 is LG’s greatest yet, and probably the greatest phone you can get on the market now.