How to improve game graphics quality (or performance) on the LG G4


Despite its respectable, 3,000 mAh battery, the LG G4 offers middling battery life relative to the best in the flagship business, as we recently illustrated by pitting a number of them through several dedicated benchmarks. The G4 didn't perform poorly overall, and there definitely were devices that did worse, but battery life likely won't be on the list of reasons for potential buyers anyway.

This isn't for lack of trying on LG's part. The company insists that it carried out a number of optimizations, and indeed, two out of three of the aforementioned battery benchmarks noted a better score next to the G4's name when compared with the G3 (which fared as terribly as did the iPhone 6). One such optimization has to do with gaming — arguably the most straining activity you can go for in terms of battery efficiency. This is doubly true when talking top-of-crop games with mind-blowing graphics that require the GPU's all. In any case, an option that limits graphics quality in games is enabled on the G4 by default, so if you're looking to get the most of that sick title you just paid for, you may want to turn it off.

Here's how (super easy):

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G4
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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4 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

So basically LG are cheating in 3d games and benchmarks by reducing rendering quality. It's nice they included the option to disable it, but it's still enabled by default,.

2. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Got to agree about the enabled by default. But personally i would love thats they include this option on all cellphone ( no matter the OS ) as its a nice feature. An exemple is when you want to play the game for as long as possible on a single charge.

3. jdella681

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

I would like to see the benchmarks and battery performance with this option off..

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Anything with the latest gen Snapdragon CPU is screwed. Even the 808 is laggy as hell due to underclocking to minimise heat... Its such a shame :( Anyone looking for a 2015 android flagship would have to opt for the Samsung S6 IMO

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