Unboxing and first glimpse of the new LG G4

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The LG G4 was introduced to the Lebanese media last week, and I had the opportunity to go hands on with LG’s latest flagship.

Like most major Smartphones currently on the market, the LG G4 has a typical packaging marked with its own name. Lifting up the well-designed white and red box, we see the LG G4 sitting right on top. My first impression of this amazing new phone is that it’s a bit taller and larger than the iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S6, but it feels much lighter than its competitors.

Underneath the G4, you’ll find the USB cable for charging and the standard power charger. The quick start guides, manuals and warranty paperwork are also included in the box.

Unboxing the LG G4
Unboxing the LG G4

The LG G4’s display measures in at the same 5.5 inches as the LG G3, and it also has the same 2560 x 1440 resolution as its predecessor. The difference between the two phones is the implementation of quantum pixels, which add an extra color filter above the back-light to gives you richer colors, and a more refined visual experience.

The LG G4’s camera is certainly its most impressive asset. The sensor is now larger and its megapixel count has been increased to 16. The G4’s optical image stabilization has also been reworked, giving it the ability to not only move up, down, left and right in motions, but also added diagonal motions. Laser Auto Focus has also been made more accurate and faster than the LG G3.

The LG G4's curvy leather back.
The LG G4’s curvy leather back.

The G4’s battery is 3000mAh, the same as the G3’s. One battery feature that the G4 has that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 don’t, is that its battery still is user accessible.

The G4’s internal architecture is very interesting, the phone runs a Snapdragon 808 processor, which is a hexa-core chip. It features a quad-core 1.44GHz A53 chip next to a dual-core 1.8GHz A57 chip. It’s pretty interesting that all three 2015 Android flagships have chosen completely different parts on processors this year. The LG G4’s processor is hooked up to 3GB of RAM, an Adreno 418 GPU and 32GB of internal memory. Unlike its main competitors, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6, the LG G4 has a microSD card slot.

So far, the LG G4 appears to be a successful follow-up to the LG G3. I really like it’s curvy leather back, the camera and the screen graphics. I’ll definitely be following up with a comparative review!