Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review of the LG G4

This week I was invited to review the new #LGG4 from LG.

This new smartphone features a state of the art camera.
With the camera you can shoot in RAW format.  What that means is for the first
time you have a really big choice to make.

Do you lug your big DSLR camera around with the tripod, lenses, the bag and flash or do you decide to ditch the DSLR and take this phone/camera instead?

Either way photographers are going to have a tough decision to make.
The camera features a F1.8 aperture lens which allows 80 percent more light to hit the image sensor than in the LG G3.

The smartphone features 32GB internal memory.  Perfect for all of those pics you take.
The operating system is Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
Features Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / USB

It even comes with a leather back cover in some models.

What else can it do?

  • It has a Health Tracker which is cool for fitness nuts 
  • You can use it as a Universal Remote as long as it picks up your TV or Audio or even your Air-Con so instead of changing channels with the old TV Remote just pull out your #LGG4
  • The Camera on the smartphone has various options from Manual to Auto to Gesture Shot and more.
  • The Camera can also be voice operated by just saying Cheese or LG
  • You can also depress the camera button for a long time and you get to take 4 selfies one after the other
  • An interesting camera option is Dual Shot which lets you operate the front and back camera at the same time.  What that means is you can insert a pic of yourself in the picture.  I can imagine you might want to use that if you want to take a pic of friends and don't have enough space to fit in the shot.  You could also use it to provide proof that you were actually at the place you took the picture.  I leave it to your imagination what else you can do with that feature.
  • Gesture shot needs a bit of practice but when you get it right you can take a pic without pressing any buttons.  
How to take the Gesture Shot

You will also certainly have loads of fun with the Panorama Option on the Camera just be careful to keep it in line with the arrows as you take the pic.

If you get it right you might end up with a pic like this one of Durban that I took.

As for the smartphone itself it has all the bells and whistles you would expect from LG.  From a calendar list to email via Google and even Google Drive to much, much more.

I tested the camera on this smartphone in various settings and at various locations, times and light settings and it never let me down.  Each time the result was brilliant. 

If you would like to see more of the pics I took with this phone check me out on Instagram @fredfelton

Final Thoughts: An amazing camera and a full featured smartphone

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Review by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

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