If you are planning to buy that LG G3 then you have to think twice before grabbing the Mobile World Congress’ Best Smartphone 2014, because this 2015 the LG G4 might follow the award and be the best smartphone again for this year. I got a lot of wow moments since LG G2 was released, for LG G3, I know that it will be better, but for a LG G4 that was released today in the Philippines, its double the best specs you can ask for and what I see is that LG G4 carries a better camera, better screen and a body that are fit for the grip of humans. As LG say, that this is the new technology that respects our lifestyle, I believe that LG wants to make the best tech specs that can match our needs, I’m talking about the camera. Because, camera is the best selling point ever in any smartphone brand.
There are a lot of new changes and a slight evolution from for the LG G4, it looks like the same LG G3 but the new LG G4 has a bigger screen and another additional button on the screen. LG tries to break another trend by inserting 4 kinds of buttons on the screen. (not sure if they have this in LG G3, I haven’t tried or used it)
So what’s that 4th touch screen button?
I asked and the tech guy at the demo area told me that it’s a button to call a command to switch Sim 1 to Sim 2. I think it’s a sim management thing to open a menu and use the other sim when texting or surfing the net.
The PH launch of LG G4 is dubbed as LG G4 Day, for me it’s the best presentation ever! Everything is nice, the venue is good and the presentation of the tech specs is quite entertaining. Plus a guest photographer artist Niccolo Cosme live on stage to share his experience in using the LG G4 as his DSLR to do photo portrait of kids in Kawit, Cavite.
The long wait is over and LG G4 is finally here with SRP of PHP 31,990 for the metallic and ceramic body and a SRP of PHP 32, 990 with leather back case.
Here’s the back body of LG G4. It got a prismatic like feature that glitters when you turn it on the side, its very stylish and fashionably cute.
The most awesome part here is that they use a genuine leather back case that protects the shiny gem of the back cover. LG did a custom made tailor design leather case to add more glam and style on the LG G4. Making it stand out from the rest of the smartphone competition.
Black leather case is a guy’s preference.
Rear camera is equipped with the highest megapixel. ( 16 MP)., it has also a new tech called Color Spectrum Sensor of CSS, it’s the 1st ever feature in a smartphone where it improves the color accuracy by precisely reading the RGB values of the ambient light in a scene. If its green, then it will give you the real colors of green. Not enhance it, but show you real colors.
Here’s the CSS performance of the LG G4 vs. that looks like an iPhone and looks like a Samsung
The 16MP camera comes in with an aperture F1.8 wide lens, the low aperture captures more light when shooting in a scene or a subject, it allows 80 percent of light to reach the sensor as fast as it can. For low light feature, the LG G4 camera got a OIS 2.0 version, it doubles the performance of the OIS + by increasing more range of image stabilization.
Now they enabled a Manual mode, that can shoot like real DSLR.
The best added feature is that you can now control the shutter speed of the LG G4 camera and take the advantage of the slow shutter speed mode and plus you also have the option to save the photo in RAW. For you to tweak and edit the photo if you want to adjust more lighting effect. For photographers, they know how important are the shutter speed when it comes to low light environment.
The camera specs is a wow!
Front camera is 8MP with f 2.0 aperture. I’m very impressed on the front camera and I noticed that I takes better selfie. Its fast and much more better in low light conditions.
For the screen, LG G4 uses a 5.5 inches Quad HD IPS Quantum Display which display much more colors, perform better brightness and gives great contrast. The screen is calibrated for DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives), it’s a standard for color expression that is used in movie making in Hollywood.
Its real color and much better picture to display.
Human-centrix UX apps
LG G4 brings the LG UX 4.0, a new set of LG apps that can automate everything for the user.
The Gallery-Memories arrange the photos in order and according to date, users will have an easy way to find their saved image in the LG G4, the Gallery-Timeline will help you track all of the images and it also plots it in a map via a photo GPS. The Smart Bulletin displays your calendar, health and even music, its like a shortcut of display of other LG apps.
The Calendar- Event Pocket is one of my favorite, because you can now drag photos into the calendar, to add more info and also visual display for your calendar. Smart Notices is much more updated for the LG G4, it can now display a better notification, temp and time. Quick Help, a new addition for the users quick help and guide in using the phone. Also LG G4 enables you to have your own Google Drive account with 15GB + 100GB, take note that the extra 100GB is good for 2 years only.
Tech specs of LG G4
Body: size – 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm, weight – 155g
Processor: 1.8 Ghz Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
Display: 5.5 inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560x1440, 538ppi)
Memory: 3GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB + microSD slot
Camera: Rear – 16MP f/1.8 with laser auto focus and Front-8MP f/20
Camera feature: manual mode, gesture interval shot and quick shot
Battery: 3000 mah, removable
Network: 4G and 3G
Dual sim: yes
Connectivity; Wifi and Bluetooth
Colors: metallic gray, shiny gold and ceramic white
Leather: Black ,brown and red
And that’s…the LG G4
Everyone wants it… because we super adore its tech specs and new camera function for the LG smartphone
PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT LAUNCH
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