LG G4 first impressions: Snapdragon 808 SoC, handcrafted leather back, 16MP camera

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Electronics giant LG unveiled its new smartphone dubbed LG G4 at the NSCI Sports Complex in Mumbai. The latest LG G4 device comes in plastic as well as handcrafted leather back detachable panels.

The buttons are placed on the rear side of the handset. The power/standby button placed in the centre is encircled by the volume rocker buttons.The smartphone sports a IPS Quantum display measuring 5.5-inch. The bezels at the top as well as bottom are thin. The colours look bright and pixelation is not seen at all. The text also looks crisp. Overall, the display appears quite impressive.

The smartphone is driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with a dual-core ARM Cortex A57 and quad-core A53 with processor with 64-bit support and houses Adreno 418 GPU. The processor is coupled with 3GB RAM.

It has a built-in storage capacity of 32GB out of which about 20.4GB can be availed by the user. The company has also added a microSD card slot.

The latest LG G4 device is powered by Android 5.1 OS and you will also get LG’s custom UX 4.0 skin over and above the Android OS. The dual sim phone features a Qualcomm X10 LTE chipset for 4G LTE SIM cards.

As far as connectivity is concerned, you will get Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS and Wi-fi 802.11ac along with the regular sensors. It also includes a colour spectrometer sensor.

The LG G4 smartphone sports a 16MP rear camera with laser-detect auto focus feature. The right side of the device has a colour spectrum sensor and a LED flash unit whereas the left side has a laser AF port. It has an 8MP front-facing camera for taking selfies and supports gesture based shooting.

The device enables you to save the pictures clicked in the manual mode in the RAW format. In addition to this, the video camera can shoot 4K videos.

The LG G4 handset runs on a 3000 mAh Lithium ion battery that can be removed.

The flagship device has been priced at Rs 51,000.

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