The LG G3 was one of the best Android devices of last year as it brought a raft of upgrades and innovations, including the first Quad HD display on a commercially available smartphone. Improving on the G3 was always going to be a challenge and this year’s flagship, the LG G4, comes with a series of refinements instead of innovations. How has LG made the handset even better? There’s a new camera, a curved design, a removable battery and expandable storage.

Is LG's best of the best enough to pose a serious challenge to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge? Let’s take a closer look.

Specifications

The key LG G4 specs include:

  • 5.5 inch IPS display, ~72.5% screen-to-body ratio (SBR)
  • Quad HD resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels), ~ 538ppi pixel density
  • Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (2 x 1.82GHz, 4 x 1.44GHz)
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • 16MP camera, laser autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation, 1/2.6” sensor size, HDR
  • 2160p video recording @30fps, 1080p@60fps, Optical Stabilisation, HDR
  • 8MP front camera, 1080p@30fps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Infrared port, GPS, FM radio
  • 3000mAh removable battery, Optional Qi Wireless Charging
  • Colors: Grey, White Gold, Leather Black, Leather Brown, Leather Red
  • 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3-9.8mm, 155 grams, microSIM

Design

The G4 borrows the design of the LG G Flex 2 and introduces a curved design to LG’s flagship G range for the first time. Unlike the curved phablet however, the G4’s curve is less pronounced and as a result, the handset is 6.3mm thick at its thinnest point (the edges) and 9.8mm at its thickest (the middle). 

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