87
Engadget
Score
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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LG G4 review: refined, but not game-changing

Summary

LG's 2015 flagship has a lot going for it, including a lovely pair of cameras and a screen that promises to be the most accurate on the market.As solid as the G4 is, though, it feels more like an iterative updatethan what LG really needs: a truly exciting flagship smartphone.

Pros
  • Mostly great cameras
  • Long battery life
  • Has a microSD card slot
  • Bright, vibrant screen
Cons
  • Bland design, aside from that nice leather option
  • Trails its rivals in gaming performance
  • LG didn't include its Quick Charge technology
LG G4 review: refined, but not game-changing

When LG cooked up last year's G3, we (and many of our contemporaries) fell in love with it. At last, a well-designed phone with a killer Quad HD screen and a custom interface that didn't make us want to wrap a USB cord around our necks! Building a beloved smartphone is no small feat, but it's still not as hard as crafting a sequel that will be just as well-received. When it came time for LG to design the new G4, the company latched onto a handful of areas it thought people really cared about. It rebuilt its 16-megapixel camera from the ground up. That Quad HD screen? LG tried to make it more "accurate." Now the question is: How'd LG do? Did it figure out how to excite people for another year? The answer -- in case you've got somewhere else to be -- is "almost."

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Scores

Engadget

87
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.7
Display
8.8
Battery life
7.8
Camera
9.4
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

G4

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.5 inches
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Specs

G4

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.5 inches
View Full Specs
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