There’s a plethora of reasons that make the LG G4 as amazing as it is. This device looks amazing, performs like a champ and has significant improvements over its predecessors. We are specifically excited about 10 features, though. Let’s go over them and see what makes LG’s new flagship so special.
By the way, we have a video all the way at the bottom, so be sure to give it a watch!
Color spectrum sensor
The camera on the LG G4 is awesome, but we haven’t had the chance to dig too deep into why. One of the main differentiators here is the separate sensor LG has added for leveling out colors and making your images look as natural as possible. It’s called a color spectrum sensor, and it will make sure your white balance is right on spot.
RAW image support!
Anyone who is at least a bit serious about photography will know that RAW support changes the whole game. RAW images are the uncompressed, lossless images every camera takes before converting them to JPEG (or whatever other format). This means the image will have much more information and detail, which will in turn make for a much better editing experience.
Sends RAW images direct to microSD
Furthermore, those who know anything about RAW images can attest to the fact that they are huge. To put things into perspective, my DSLR JPEG images top off at about 3 MB. Meanwhile, switching to RAW will result in images clocking in at about 20 MB each.
Surely, you don’t want to fill up your phone’s internal storage with a bunch of RAW photos, which is why LG is giving you the ability to send them straight to your microSD card. And don’t even worry about space, this phone supports microSD cards of up to 2 TB.
3-axis sensor for OIS
Got shaky hands? Don’t even worry. The LG G4 comes with a 3-axis sensor to help with optical image stabilization (OIS). It’s also great for those walking videos we all love so much.
The laser auto-focus was introduced with the LG G3, but it is still one of the coolest features on the LG G4. Laser auto-focus allows LG cameras to focus much faster, as opposed to using traditional focusing systems. It works like a charm, especially during low-light situations.
This is a feature that seems innovative but really isn’t. This is because removable batteries used to be the norm, until manufacturers started sacrificing them for thinner bodies and more solid designs.
True phone warriors will give up a lot to have a removable battery. Nothing beats the ability to be able to switch between batteries at will.
No phone quite looks like the LG G4, but that is mostly thanks to the leather back offering. We could argue Motorola used similar materials wood, leather and other materials first, but LG opted for removable back covers. This means that, like witht he battery, you can switch the back covers at will!
That screen, though!
Of course, we couldn’t walk out of here without talking about that gorgeous LG G4 screen. This thing is rocking a 5.5-inch QHD display, but we all know screen quality goes beyond resolution. What really makes this screen special is its Quantum panel, which can achieve a stunning 98% color accuracy. If that doesn’t mean much, the next best one is the one in the iPhone 6+, which achieves 80% color accuracy.
LG is making a bold statement by bringing a curved design to the LG G4. Curves are now in, so it’s time to take this design language out of the G-Flex line. It’s not flexible, but it still offers that comfortable design and added build quality.
It’s insane to me how many manufacturers haven’t adopted wireless charging yet. This is 2015, guys! It should be standard by now. Either way, LG did right by bringing wireless charging capabilities to the G4. You can really never live without this feature once you have had it.
This one is a bit of an extra, as it is nothing new, but I am still loving those back buttons! They are very ergonomic and fall right where your fingers are naturally placed.
What the LG G4 is lacking
This phone is not perfect, even though it’s pretty close. I specifically hate that it doesn’t support Quick Charge. This feature is becoming a standard now, and there is no reason why LG should have stayed out of the game.
Another complaint is the leather back, which is weird because it’s also one of the things about the phone that we love the most. The LG G4 leather back covers could pose some issues at first. I mean, it takes over 3 months to make these, which could implicate manufacturing issues. In addition, some people may not be fans of the seam design in the middle. Just a thought.