This is the new LG G4's UX 4.0 interface

This is the new LG G4's UX 4.0 interface
After months of rumors, and more recently – official teasers – the LG G4 has arrived. You and us both will be spending quite some time discussing the many aspects of the device, but right now we wanted to focus on just one of them: the UI.

There are a few rather major developments taking place here. First off, LG is transitioning to a new version of its custom interface, dubbed UX 4.0. As you can imagine, the new code is based on Android Lollipop – the 5.1 build in particular – and is adhering to Google's Material Design philosophy behind it. And secondly, the company is following the likes of Samsung by at least partially de-bloating the standard pack of apps and features that come built-in.

Indeed, UX 4.0 has done away with the enduring LG-made internet browser, and users will now have to make do with Chrome. Furthermore, certain (gimicky) features have been removed in order to streamline the user experience and (likely) lower the performance overhead. At the same time, new goodies are coming our way, including a major redesign for the camera app, which is now far more feature rich than what the LG G3 has on board. It will give you full control over the shooter, including the ability to tweak shutter speed. LG also has an answer to Samsung's Quick Launch feature, which allows you to quickly open the camera app and take a snap, called Quick Shot. All you need to do is simply double tap the volume down key at the back.

To show off these features, we took a number of shots of the interface, and we've arranged them for your viewing below. Take a look and let us know what you think of LG's most recent efforts.

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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. waddup121 unregistered

It isn't too bad haha

8. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

the camera UI is super good

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apps actually look quite Material The oval tabs and icons look ulgy IMO But you can easily change icon Overall, good job LG Doesn't look like a TouchWiz clone anymore

2. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Not bad at all.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

I dislike 2 things about this phone: size and the look of the UI. Otherwise, it looks like a great phablet.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The UI looks like a decent mix between Sense and lolipop. They should have went the IOS route though of making bright and vibrant icons though. The UI looks very washed out even though the screen is vibrant with photos. IOS uses fancy icons to make the 750p resolution not look like complete s**t.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO LG's icon look like a Sense version of the iOS icons with no rounded corners Anyway they can easily be change with an icon pack

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

UI looks too cartoony.. But still people will only complain about TW looks..

7. gaming64 unregistered

I like this UI. It's elegant and not cluttery unlike touchWiz.

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I know.. someone one with come with TW hate...

18. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Where is Touchwiz cluttery?)

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

UI looks too cartoony.. But still people will only complain about TW looks..

6. gaming64 unregistered

Guys. Really. Am I the only who noticed Timelines feature from UX 4.0 looks like Moments from iOS?

12. Utopian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I'm afraid you're it sir. #sounding like Romily. Interstellar.

9. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

So the camera UI can control the shutter speed?

11. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

16MP Sony IMX234 rear camera, Sony sensor repackeged by LG

14. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It looks PERFECT !!!

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Gotta say it's a vast improvement over the G3 UI. Let's hope it can deliver.

19. Pugwash

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 03, 2015

They haven't done away with the "Internet" app on my LG4. It's still there and I can only disable it. The drop down notification bar isn't welcome either. I was familiar with the stock android and it's taken me a week to realise the top row of icons scroll across to an "edit" icon where I can change what is displayed.

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