LG G4 for Verizon and Sprint passes the FCC gauntlet

LG G4 for Verizon and Sprint passes the FCC gauntlet
The LG G4 is a hot little number joining the clan of 2015 flagships, and if you read our review of it, then chances are you are waiting eagerly for it to take the stage with the major carriers in the next few weeks.

Like all smartphones that join the US market, they must pass muster with the FCC to make sure all the specifications are compliant with the regulations.

To that end, two LG models have passed through the FCC, model numbers VS986 and LS991. The paperwork in the filings do not mention the G4 directly, but the model numbers are sequential to the LG G3 released on Verizon and Sprint, VS985 and LS990 respectively.

While no official launch date has been made just yet, when hardware makes it through the FCC’s process, it is generally close to a market release. South Korea will be first market release, and the US market will follow shortly after, most bets are on the early part of June.

The LG G4 makes some subtle improvements on its predecessor without reinventing the wheel. That is a good thing since the G3 was a solid device in its own right. The G4 ups the ante particularly in the camera department where LG contends that you can leave your space-shuttle-grade DSLR at home.

The hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 works wonders with LG’s optimized user interface which adorns a pretty looking 5.5-inch 1440x2560 quad-HD display. The new flagship from LG also bucks the trend of its peers by still providing access to replace the battery and enabling expandable storage.

With these models strolling through the FCC, the variants for the other carriers cannot be far behind, and hopefully that will mean a smooth market launch next month.


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7 Comments

1. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I womder if verizon version will still have that ugly verizon logo in the front.

2. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

As for battery life itself, the G4 could be a good choice for buyers disappointed by usage times of the Galaxy S6. I've been getting around 16 hours per day with mixed usage consisting of web browsing, messaging, music streaming and photography using the rear camera. Phil has seen about the same. With more intensive usage patterns on LTE, with heavier camera use, this figure dropped to around 14 hours. To put that in terms of screen-on time, I've been getting around 4 hours with mixed indoor and outdoor use on Wifi and LTE. You'll get a full day comfortably, but little more. For most of us, that's not sufficient to comfortably squeeze a second day's use out of a single charge. But it is enough that I'm not worrying about the G4 needing a mid-day top-up, as many GS6 owners including our own editors have found. android central

3. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

many reviewers agreed the g4 does have a better battery life than galaxy s6 so phonearena its time to correct your review on the battery of g4.

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yep, as a matter of fact, PA is the only reviewer who states less battery life on the G4 compared to the GS6.

5. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

phonearena admitted they used different method they set g4 on higher screen brightness compared to s6 that's the possible reason they got lower score for the g4 they should re do a battery test for the g4.

6. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

androidcentral,endgadget, the Verge pocketnow and more agreed g4 has better battery then s6. all of them said there was an improvement of the battery from g3 to g4 its a big shame on PA.

7. waddup121 unregistered

Its cominggggg

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