The new LG G4 was announced last week, and even though the smartphone has failed to produce Samsung Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6 levels of excitement, it has still impressed many critics. V3 is quite impressed with the LG G4, especially when comparing it to Samsung‘s latest smartphone.
“The LG G4 made its official debut this week, and the company is clearly looking to drag some attention away from the Samsung Galaxy S6. If the handset’s design is anything to go by, it might just manage to do that. The smartphone has a real leather rear (and a plastic version for those not too keen on the idea of cow skin). The G4 also matches the Galaxy S6 when it comes to display quality, with a 5.5in QHD screen, although it falls short in the processor department with a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip.”
Time was also very impressed with the many advanced features of the LG G4.
“Looking to continue this rise to smartphone supremacy, LG has fitted the G4 with a host of high-end new features – I’m talking an improved QHD display and a 16-megapixel OIS-enhanced camera here. What’s more, this festival of top-notch components has been wrapped in a new leather-bodied design that really works.”
BGR also gives wonderful praise to the LG G4 and believes, like others, that Samsung should be worried.
“With the LG G4, it’s all about percentages. The F1.8 aperture lens allows 80 [percent] more light to reach the camera sensor. LG’s new 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Display brings 20 percent greater color reproduction, 25 percent improvement in brightness and 50 percent greater contrast than its closest competition.”
BGR goes on to praise the leather design, the new interface, and the camera of the LG G4. LG has never been one to slam other companies to market their products, but they have a bright opportunity with Samsung, who is having problems with quality control on both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Forbes has the details on one major issue.
“The company took to its Samsung UK Facebook page to confirm that both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have memory mismanagement problems which cause them to slow and apps to forcefully close. The root of the problem: how RAM is consumed and freed up,” writes author Gordon Kelly.
Those who try the Dolphin Browser on the Galaxy S6 will notice that the app isn’t useable since it often shuts down, just like some other apps. As Forbes notes, RAM used by other apps is supposed to be released when those apps aren’t being used. However, that doesn’t appear to be happening with many apps on both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
LG will likely avoid the same problems Samsung is having. LG isn’t the company people first think of when they think of smartphones, but perhaps that is all about the change. The LG G4 is definitely a winner and should increase LG’s viability in the smartphone market.
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