Well if you’ve been waiting for the LG G4 the wait is over. This new smartphone has a leather back that, according to LG, is designed for durability and comfort. While it is indeed comfortable we will have to see about the durability as we go. The hardware specs are strong as suspected:
- 1440x2560 Quad HD 5.5 inch screen
- Quantum display for superior color reproduction
- Redesigned camera with much larger sensor
- Micro SD slot for additional storage
The feature that is being discussed the most about the new phone is it unique design, an industrial look and feel that is certainly keeping up with the competition in craftsmanship and quality. Despite the obvious need to play with the big boys the LG G4 remains differentiated in the market by its design.
Three years of research by LG is what led to the use of a leather back that is also treated making it water resistant, scratch resistant, and very difficult to puncture. The leather comes in a brown finish as well as beige, sky blue, and a black version coming very soon. Other colors are planned for the future. You can get the phone without the leather back as well with options like white plastic in a ceramic pattern or a black finish with a hammered pattern. Interestingly all LG G4 phone backs are interchangeable so mix and match if you end up not liking what you have.
The back isn’t the only experimental design choice LG has made this time around. The flagship version of the phone has a curved back designed to fit in the hand better as well as provide further resistance to breaking when dropped. This curve isn’t as pronounced as past phone iterations but seems to be popular among testers.
The new improved display has better outdoor visibility than previous versions while at the same time providing lower power consumption. The screen can offer a display that meets or exceeds the DCI standard color spectrum as used by Sony, Disney, 20th Century Fox and other film producers. LG released that other displays that are currently based on AMOLED provide an oversaturated image by way of comparison.
The new camera has a 16 megapixel sensor on the back like previous versions, but this time the sensor itself is larger with an extremely bright aperture which has been helping with the very same low light pics that were coming out blurry in previous iterations. LG claims that the stabilization technology they are using to create crisp images and less than ideal situations should be twice as effective as previous version and the most powerful on the smartphone market currently. If you know what you are doing you can manually control white balance, ISO, and shutter speed along with a special sensor that is used to determine true whites offering an extremely accurate color balance.
The CPU is a Snapdragon 64 bit hexacore and is clocked at 1.8GHz. This is more than enough to give users a smooth ride with almost every app available both in use and launch. The battery is a 3000 mAh and users can expect 10 hours of web surfing or just under 20 hours of talk time on a full charge.