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Is the LG G4 better than iPhone 6?

July 31, 2015 12:57 IST

The G4's features surely surpass the specifications of iPhone 6 at times but Shruti Puri wonders if it will be able to deliver a better experience...

LG G4

The G4 has surfaced as an upgrade to the previously established LG G3. The G4 is better designed and comes with thread-stitched, metallic back covers, a camera with sensor (same as that of many modern digicams) and quad HD IPS screen. A 3,000mAh contributes to some of the most notable features and selling points of the G4.

Here's a look at how this Android phone is different from its rivals:

Solid design

LG G4

Black and brown leather back of the LG G4 has nine threads that gives it a classic and premium feel. The gray metal craft shell has been shaped and textured to catch and reflect light. Ceramic white craft shell gives it smoothness, elegance and minimalist feel. These ergonomically designed shells are meant to fit right into contours of your hands, just like a hug. At the rear there is a trademark button, right where your index finger wants it, to click photographs. This makes the phone more functional and sleek.

In nutshell, the design of G4 takes a leap from previous LG smartphones.

16MP camera: A feature to go for

LG G4

LG G4's camera has been enhanced in terms of sharpness, resolution, versatility and speed. You can either turn on the auto mode and feel free for best possible shots taken by the camera on its own or you can choose to turn on the manual mode to fine tune your shots.

Manual mode covers control on shutter speed, white balance, ISO, exposure compensation, RAW images, level gauge and histogram. The f/1.8 large aperture lens allows fast shutter speeds, sharp and clear images in any light condition. With 16MP, 1/2.6-inch sensor you can catch more detail with more precision.

With colour spectrum sensor, LG G4's camera is capable of bringing more colours into an image. Optical image stabilisation in low light and laser autofocus takes care of clarity. Videos can be recorded in Ultra High Definition format and displayed right on your HDTV. The selfie camera sports a selfie light, 8MP sensor and gesture shutter and view.

Quad HD display

LG G4

LG G4 sports a 5.5-inch IPS quad HD quantum display that has improved on colour, contrast and brightness over LG G3. The IPS quantum technology generates colour precision, impressive contrast ratio, more noticeable details and vivid and vibrant colour reproduction. This improves brightness by 25 per cent, contrast by 50 per cent and colour accuracy by 56 per cent. The quad HD display opens a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

Smart Bulletin 2.0 launches personalised notes for apps like Music Player, QRemote, LG health and My Schedule. Air drive easily uploads your stuff to LG Air Drive over Wi-Fi connectivity. Event pocket makes the most useful use of your calendar. Snap page is meant to extract desired images and text from webpages. Ringtone ID assigns different ringtone to every contact by itself. LG Health takes care of health related statistics. Lastly, smart settings adjust your phone's connection settings while Glance View allows easy access to date, time, taskbar and other notifications when display is off.

Power in every way

LG G4

LG G4 relies on 64 bit 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processing engine for its phenomenal speed. This processor takes care of uninterrupted execution of games, applications and 4K media. Powerhouse of the smartphone is a removable and replaceable 3,000mAh battery that allows for a day long life.

What extends the battery life even more is the smart power saver mode that makes use of new technologies to cut down on power consumption and closes non-essential applications at a certain draining battery charge. Coming to storage, LG G4 holds 32GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.

Connectivity options include; Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, NFC, 4K Slimport Support, GPS-A, GLONASS and USB 2.0. Mobile operating system that LG G4 exploits is Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Advanced accessories

LG G4

There are three advanced accessories available for LG G4:

LG Tone Infinim is a wired headset that is meant for those with busy lives. Whether you are at office, on commute or working out you can always attend and make calls and also listen to the music.

LG Watch Urbane is a smartwatch that keeps you connected at all times with notifications. After linking it with your LG G4 smartphone you can view messages, call log and other vital information.

'Folio' is an LG G4 case that offers safety and productivity. This gives the G4 style and safety.

Shruti Puri
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