LG G4: all you need to know about the new superphone in town

LG has announced the G4, and with that, some may say that the flagship landscape for the first half of 2015 is now complete. However, LG is planning to play it smart, and release the G4 in about a month or so - right in the middle of the year. This way, it's going to have a small window of opportunity between the Galaxy S6 launches and the advent of the iPhone 6 successor. It's a really tough place to be in, but it seems like LG has some confidence in its new product. It has gone for an avant-garde styling, involving an off-beat genuine, stitched leather back cover, which is certain to stand out from the crowd. Not that you can't get the LG G4 in a more conventional (read: plastic) form, if leather doesn't happen to be your cup of tea.

But aside from its memorable look, the LG G4 will also offer a venerable feature set, which is to include an ambitious, new 5.5" QHD screen, a powerful hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset, and an improved 16 MP camera that is likely to become a worthy challenger in the high-end camera-phone space. The LG G4 is the latest superphone on the block, and by the looks of it, it more than deserves our attention. Well, here comes all there is to know about it!

The essentials: specs, design, price and release date

Start with the specs, then slide into the main news story, and bounce onto our super-detailed hands-on article. This is all the essential LG G4 info one could need!

LG G4 against the world: vs Galaxy S6, One M9 & iPhone 6

And just in case you want some perspective, here's a compilation of edgy comparisons, which pit the new LG flagship against its biggest adversaries.

Even MORE LG G4 content?! There you go!

And if that wasn't enough, we can offer you even more interesting content about the LG G4. Check out its different color variants, learn about the new color spectrum camera sensor it uses, or drop your vote in our poll!

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  • 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)



1. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Right when I heard it uses DDR3 Ram, I lost 100% interest. Way to futureproof LG.

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

In the mobile world there is no future proofing. These are all disposable items. You may keep a phone 2 years max. After that it's more than obsolete. There is no one buying a LG G4 & keeping it for the next half decade. C'mon... That red, is FREAKING AMAZING!

4. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

disagree. Many people keep their phones longer than 24 months.

18. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Here I am on my gnex, if I hold out until the end of the year it will be 4! I doubt I'll get that milage from another phone. I did get similar milage from my n95 before the gnex though, and oddly enough that phone is still being used by one of my relatives almost 8 years after release!

26. Craig747

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 01, 2014

Agreed. I still have my Nokia Lumia 900, and I got that 3 years ago. These days I use it as a spare phone.

9. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Yeah, but I'd rather have a phone with 2015 tech, not outdated midrange crap. The S6 has no competition this year.

12. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

S6 is an iP6 w/some improves... Sammy messed up w/S6

16. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It as 2014 benchmarks, it only just above g3

3. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

what is wrong with that?

15. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

you wouldn't be able to notice the difference in a double blind test. i'd put my house on that.

5. carlemillward unregistered

The big question is whether is will be a wallhugger? 2-3hr screen on time is a no go.

6. Rick_Deckard

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

I am still debating between the S6 and G4... It will come all about the price.... I am quite disappointed about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (hexa-core: 2xCortex A57+ 4xCortex A53, 64-bit) and Adreno 418 GPU in the G4, because in graphic performance the G4 will not be better than the Snapdragon 805 with the Adreno 420... Although, I am quite happy about the camera... Nevertheless my biggest fear is the Hairline flaw.... I just hope that LG has fixed the flaw of the hairline crack in the LG G3... I am worried that the G4 is primarily built with plastic materials... Why am I saying this concern about the premium built? Simple, I had the G3, even though, with an armor case and tempered glass installed, in less than one month of use, my G3 got the infamous hairline crack next to the microphone... I didn't drop my G3 once... I was glad I was able to return it... A flaw caused by the cheap plastic materials... Now, I am all about the camera.... It seems to be that the G4 is using the same S6 camera sensor, IMX240... Which is great!!! I can only buy at full price... So I hope that the G4 will be cheaper than S6... And I will be getting the G4 for sure..

7. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Get the S6. Slimmer, faster processor, better display, fast charging, wireless charging, DDR4 Ram, etc.

22. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Better screen no, other yes but I don't think so S6 GPU that powerful with graphics performance since the M9 GPU Adrino 430 out performe S6 in gaming performance and FPS.

8. Hahawk

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

I'm with you, dude. I also want to buy a new phone but it's quite tough to decide. The S6 (I'd go with the edge) has better hardware (faster storage!), appealing design and the fingerprint scanner (very handy) but battery life is only average and I wanted significantly improved battery life over my Nexus 5. The G4 has a bigger display which I would appreciate, probably (?) better battery life and I also like the design. Most likely it will be cheaper than the S6 edge. Then there is the new Z4/Z3+ as well...

10. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Highly doubt it will have better battery life than the S6. It uses an IPS display, weaker processor (which will make it work harder to power it's 2k display) less efficient DDR3 RAM and a larger display. Honestly I'd wait until 2016.

11. Hahawk

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

I wouldn't be too sure about battery life. I took a short look at battery life of the G3 and that was average at best as well while the G4 should offer 20% better battery life. I think tests will show what the G4 is capable of. But the price is also important and also TouchWiz was slimmed down and offers themes I still don't like it. Man, this is really tough for me. Although I still like my Nexus 5 as it's still very fast and so on it's itching in my fingers and I don't know whether I can wait that long, but probably not. What should change?

13. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I think Lg G4 is such a great phone !!!

14. hamaidx

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

freakishly disappointed man.. I own a G3 and was looking forward to some top notch stuff but just disappointed. Whts with 808, when people are already sick of 810. C'mon man... G4 could have been out of the roof it it had a sexy aluminium body with a curved screen and a 815 .. This just broke my heart...

17. light_tamer

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 25, 2014

3000 mAh battery for a Quad HD display and hexa core 64-bit procy. Good luck with that, LG! You never learned! LOL FYI, I exchanged my LG G3 for an SG S5 last year due to poor battery performance.

19. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

The vast majority of people that I observe using their phones are doing the following. 1. Scrolling (probably social media) 2. Taking pictures 3. Texting/Emails So I must ask myself. Does the G4 excel at all of these? The answer is YES, especially having the possible best camera. The graphics performance of the 418 vs 430 will be hardly noticeable to most of the consumers. The same can be said about the processer, wireless charging etc..But the camera performance, SD card, and screen will be admired by all.

20. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

LGs SD card won me over the s6, i was waiting for the s6 but i will never ever again buy a phone without sd card i did a mistake with htc one x 32gb but never again. I dont care that much about battery which is a plus but not that crucial to me but sd card is a must and not only for storage and those who say that with sd card the phone is slower those are the people that dont know s**t about how a smartphone works and why you need an sd card.

21. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Really dispontied I'm waiting for the G4 to replace my G3 since I came to know that G4 comes with DDR 3 no DDR 4 I changed my mind why LG why didn't go with SD 810 I have the M9 and It doesn't has an overheating issue or throttling issue even in intensive gaming. I'm even thinking to sell my M9 and G3 to G4 but not any more LG.

23. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Doesn't 'have'.:)

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