Opinions on LG G4

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by kapp2, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. kapp2 macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2015
    Hey anyone of you have a G4 ? If yes. Whats your thoughts on it ? :)
  2. Blaze4G macrumors 65816

    Oct 31, 2015
    I have had some experience using one. The battery life is not so good. Design is also disappointing, however this is subjective.

    It has a great camera and performs better than expected with the 808 snapdragon. Display is also really nice. Not a bad phone, especially for the price. I have seen it as low as 380 on sale. I would rank it below note 5, nexus 6p nd a notch above moto x pure and one plus 2.
  3. nviz22 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2013
    I don't own one, but I had a LG G3. I personally think you can get a G4 if it's $300-$400. If it isn't, get a V10. LG's software is pretty ugly as it is. I think the G4 has a sick camera, but ugly software. Hopefully the v10 solves it.
  4. Blaze4G macrumors 65816

    Oct 31, 2015
    I had no experience with the v10 but I think the software is similar. I see no reason to spend 200-300 more on a v10 when the G4 is almost the same phone. The only benefit of the v10 is the finger print scanner imo.
  5. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    I had one since it came out until last month, when I got the Nexus 6P. The ONLY thing good about the G4 is the camera and camera software, everything else is pretty poor IMO. Laggy, touchscreen and WiFi issues, no dev support for the Verizon model, cheap look and feel, poor battery life. The Nexus 6P is many time better.
  6. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2010
    I am currently using an LG G4 that I picked up in October. Coming from a Nexus 4, it felt gigantic at first, but is now basically second nature. I picked up the brown leather back from T-Mobile (brown leather with gold accents) and haven't noticed the issues with the back coming apart pretty quickly. The corners are a little bit darker, but the rest of the backplate looks pretty normal. Coming from the Nexus, the camera still blows me away at how great a camera in a phone can be.

    Generally I get a day and a half off the battery by leaving the LG Battery Saver mode on, automatic brightness, and having Androids kick on at 5%. As long as I'm not playing games all day long, moderate use of Facebook messenger, receiving calls and sending text messages has consistently lasted all day. Battery does charge very quickly with the included charger, I think around 90 minutes and I get a full charge. From what I have seen, this isn't even a QuickCharge capable charger. You don't have built in Qi/PMA wireless charging out of the box, but LG sells a backplate with that option (the flip case) and you can also find replacement NFC/Wireless Charging stickers that can go onto your current backplates. I'm intending to buy an extra backplate and one of these stickers so that I can try it.

    The only issues I've had with the phone is an occasional problem reactivating bluetooth after turning it off. And unfortunately the IR blaster is rather small, so I've had a few issues with getting it to consistently work with my Xbox One. I also use SmartGlass for these functions, but going this route is faster than trying to connect over the wireless.

    I've looked at the V10 in stores, and although I love the concept of having that second screen as a small notification window or having a quick launcher.

    If you have any more specific questions, I can try to answer them.

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