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LG shows off the LG G4's user interface and features, primes the flagship for April 28 launch

LG shows off the LG G4's user interface and features, primes the flagship for April 28 launch
The LG G4 launch campaign is going by the textbook. Last week, we got to know what its 5.5-inch Quad-HD display has in store, and now, ahead of the LG G4's April 28 reveal, LG published a video showing off its new LG UX 4.0 user experience - that is, the Android interface that the smartphone operates with. At a quick glance, LG UX 4.0 improves on the LG G3's interface with subtle color changes and a number of new features. 

Speaking of features, there's camera-centric stuff like Quick Shot and Expert Camera Mode, letting you double-press the volume down button on the back to take a photo or use geolocation tagging to sort photos from a specific place into an album. LG also evolved the Smart Notice feature into Smart Board, which now displays information from your schedule, music, and health apps on the home-screen widget - in addition to providing weather alerts and customized suggestions on the go.

Otherwise, things look pretty familiar, at least on the visual side. Apart from modding the colors, LG also replaced the KitKat nav buttons with the love-them-or-hate-them Lollipop-style buttons. This suggests the LG G4 won't be touting capacitive keys - not much of a surprise, considering its LG G2 & LG G3 heritage. The video also shows the outline of what's presumably the LG G4's back panel - but it looks exactly the same as the LG G3, so we won't go on debating it, as LG might as well be hiding the G4's final design prior to the launch date. We'll get to learn more about the flagship pretty soon.




source: LG Mobile (YouTube) via Android Central

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31 Comments

FrequencyBender

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I'm looking forward to this launch and the Z4. I'll purchase one of the two for sure!

SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Look so clean and simple and beautiful. I still enjoy my bezeless G3. ^^

fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

We thought u r a Sammy user.

Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That's a false assumption, he loves everything from Korea. He reminds me of Gigaraga.

CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The G3 would be so much better if the UX wasn't so stuttery.

vuyonc

Posts: 1087; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

All aboard the hype train! JK let's wait and see.

99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I hope it's not as bad as the G3 UI was - extremely stuttery.

wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Fixed long ago for me, just needed ART activated.

TyrionLannister unregistered

Apps look great. Icons, not so much. Anyway, LG UI became slow and laggy after the new one in G3. I hope this one beings the fast performance like the G2 UI.

Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

well u can easy change icons

TyrionLannister unregistered

I know that. That's why I'm more concerned about performance than the looks as the apps look great from inside.

Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Don't blame the UI, blame that screen resolution. It's because of that f*cking QHD panel that slowed the S801 chipset.

TyrionLannister unregistered

Nope, even the G Flex 2 with a Snapdragon 810 and a 1080p display lags like crap. And the HTC M9 has no problems.

Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Can you give me a comparison video?

TyrionLannister unregistered

I don't have a comparison video but I'll give you a proof nonetheless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkwsPf6KvR0 See the G Flex 2 lagging in it's full glory. We both know from the reviews that M9 has no lagging problems.

wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Those pre-production lags, yes. But I haven't seen any complain about lag from those who bought a retail one.

TyrionLannister unregistered

The review from the retail one is coming soon from pocketnow. And here's one from droid life with retail unit: http://www.droid-life.com/2015/03/17/lg-g-flex-2-review/ LG skin lags and this needs to be fixed.

GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

LG UX on G3 is even far laggier than TouchWiz on S5.

Tom1206

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 01, 2014

Well I have a G3, and this is absolutely awful... Sooo many lags and bugs. And here I have the impression that "hey guys, we changed the wallpaper and here we are: LG UX 4.0!" I hope I'm wrong...

Gothbeard

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

You guys complaining about LG G3 UI lag - I don't know how you got your phones set up, but mine is smooth as butter. No lag, no stutter. Maybe you need to get rid of some carrier bloatware or poorly optimised apps.

CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

LG G3 unlocked, unbranded on Lollipop stutters when going through homescreens or opening apps, or web browsing. Maybe i'm just used to the M8 but the G3 is a bit stuttery.

wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Did you do a factory reset after lollipop update? If not, do one.

CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I got the phone with Lollipop already...

99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Done as much as I can on mine an it still lags. Even factory reset it and it ran ok for about a week and then back to good old fun lag. I only used the phone for youtube and minimal web browsing. Nothing installed at all(bloatware - 0 apps besides twitter). Changing the launcher from the LG to any reliable one really helps speed up the device but it's still not as good. yeah G2 UI was pretty solid compared.

mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

do you have a sd card by any chance

99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Yes I did but I took that out about a week after the lollipop update and factory reset. It honestly didn't make a difference

99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Re carded it to my Lumia 1520 and omg this thing is lightning fast compared to my G3. And yes I do know that Android is a resource hog.

shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Home screen Looks so cartoony... But yeah it's no problem unless it's from Samsung... Not a problem for me though..

drunkenjay

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

home screen looks Much better than the previous versions.

aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Those icons and colours are awful. The G2 UI looks more serious and stylish imo.

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