Gadgets LG G4

Published on July 5th, 2015 | by Yasser Masood

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LG G4 available at Vodafone Qatar outlets

There’s a never ending flow of new Android-powered smartphones hitting the Qatar market. After releasing one just recently, Vodafone Qatar has taken the lead with the launch of the new LG G4.

The successor to the LG G3, the all-new LG G4 aims to provide an evolutionary experience while redefining the definition of a premium mobile device. There’s been a bigger focus on delivering comfortable elegance, a great visual experience and a human-centric user experience.

Mobile Photography with a DSLR touch

LG designed the 16MP camera in the LG G4 to capture beautiful images, even under less than ideal lighting conditions. The camera module features a wide F1.8 aperture lens that allows 80 percent more light to reach the sensor than the G3, and greatly improves low-light performance even further with its OIS 2.0.

A new addition on the G4 for smartphone photographers, Manual Mode allows experienced photographers the ability to exercise more artistic expression by allowing users direct control on the focus, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation and white balance for every shot. In addition to the industry standard jpeg format for photos, advanced photographers can also save their photos in RAW format. The advanced camera in the LG G4 is complemented by Colour Spectrum Sensor (CSS), the first feature of its kind to find its way into a smartphone.

LG even included an 8MP front-facing camera for sharp, detailed portraits and group shots. That will make your selfies pop out even better under the strenuous lighting conditions.

Taking a quantum leap in display technology, the LG G4 is the first smartphone to use LG Display’s new 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Display. That’s equivalent to 20 percent greater colour reproduction, 25 percent improvement in brightness and 50 percent greater contrast.

The display doesn’t even damper the battery life of the G4, thanks to its high-capacity 3,000mAh removable battery. As many other Android devices have foregone the removable battery concept for a built-in system, it’s quite a change to see LG maintaining it for such a premium-class device.

Dimensions (W x H x D mm)76.1 x 148.9 x 6.3 mm
Weight155 g
Display5.5" IPS LCD capacitive multitouch touchscreen, 16M colors; 1440 x 2560 pixels (538 ppi); Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS and RAMAndroid 5.1 (Lollipop) with 3GB RAM
CPU ChipsetQualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808;
CPU Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
Storage32GB; expandable up to 128GB via microSD
Rear camera16 MP (5312 x 2988 pixels) with f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash, 1/2.6'' sensor size, simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, video recording (2160p@30fps and 1080p@60fps)
Front camera8 MP with f/2.0 aperture, video recording at 1080p@30fps
Battery3,000 mAh (removable)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1+LE, NFC

Taking a nod off some other Android-based devices for incentivising potential users, G4 owners will get an additional 100GB of FREE Google Drive storage for two years.

The LG G4 is available in handcrafted, genuine leather and metallic finish in the following colours: Leather brown, Leather black, Metallic Gold, Metallic Black and Metallic White. It’s already available for purchase at Vodafone Qatar’s stores in Villaggio Mall and City Centre Mall, and online via their eShop.

Want to know our verdict? Check out our official review.

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About the Author

Who am I? Some say I’m a walking breathing Wikipedia in Qatar, knowing anything from the obscure to the mainstream. I’m just a tech-savvy gadget loving and dissecting geek, juggling a day job with some community passion work. You can follow me on Twitter: @YasserM86



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