Successor to the LG G3 , G4 LG was not part of the big announcements of the MWC in March as its rivals Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 . LG has spent several weeks left before formalizing the release of his new flagship, certainly because of its chip, 808 Snapdragon Qualcomm, not available earlier this year. This LG G4 he has all the weapons on hand to lead its fight against its high-end competitors? Let’s find out together.
After a long wait decorated with teasing, the new star of the Korean brand has landed in writing and this is our house duo Romain and Vincent, who were assigned the mission to make him pass its array of tests. And it is a 9/10 falls, an excellent rating which places it among the best in its class, it not the best!
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The key thing to remember about this smartphone: a good screen, a camera, good design, but a Snapdragon 808 which may put off some.
This leather, let’s talk. The G4 does not go unnoticed with this background in vegetable tanning. The manufacturer does not use metal wanting to dress its mobile, we find this frankly interesting choice. If a black leather would certainly makes us neither hot nor cold, the brown color gives character to the object. Certainly regret the seams in the center, but personally I think the win in relief G4 through that. Where nothing is gained, it is against stability since the use flat may be complicated.
|Android Version||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Screen Size||5.5 inches|
|Screen technology||IPS (Quantum Dots)|
|Definition||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|CPU||A57 + 2 Hearts 4 Hearts A53|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Camera||16 megapixel sensor (1 / 2.6 “OIS) + f / 1.8 autofocus and laser|
|Front camera||8 megapixel camera (f / 2.0)|
|Wi-Fi and Bluetooth||802.11a / b / g / n / ac + Bluetooth 4.1 BLE|
|GPS||A-GPS + Glonass|
|GPS||A-GPS + Glonass|
|USB||microUSB (4K SlimPort)|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm|
|Price||699 euros (leather view)|
|Benchmark / Model||LG G4||LG G Flex 2||Samsung Galaxy S6||HTC One M9|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 808||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810||Smasung Exynos 7420||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810|
|Definition||QHD (1440p)||Full HD (1080p)||QHD (1440p)||Full HD (1080p)|
(T-Rex offscreen / onscreen)
|31.7 / 22.8 FPS||40 FPS||47.1 / 19.1 FPS||49/46 FPS|
(Manhattan offscreen 1080p / onscreen)
|14.8 / 9.3 FPS||18 FPS||23.3 / 7.6 FPS||23/24 FPS|
|3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited (Total)||18,619||22,035||22,265||22,148|
|3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited (Graphic)||23,182||32,112||23,630||33,892|
|3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited (Physic)||11,025||10,501||18,521||10,009|
|Sequential read / write||244/100 MB / s||216/71 MB / s||318/143 MB / s||236/121 MB / s|
|Random read / write||7100/3500 IOPS||3 610/844 IOPS||20,023 / 5,146 IOPS||5207/3466 IOPS|
|Real Racing 3 (Xtra High)||30 FPS||27 FPS||41 FPS||28 or 33 FPS|
We were expecting the LG G4 forward to test the Snapdragon 808. To recap, the 808 is the little brother of Snapdragon 810 found in the LG G Flex 2 and HTC One M9. This high-end SoC was particularly disappointed because of poor performance that could sometimes be less than those of a 800/801 Snapdragon. The Snapdragon 808 takes approximately the same basis, but differs on many points.
The autonomy of the G4 is good, especially in the multimedia area with video playback. In everyday life, the phone will not suddenly drop a little more than a day for gourmets or two days if we limit a bit. Only in games where the G4 was overtaken by the Galaxy S6. In all cases, the G4 is better than the M9 One.
At the screen, the IPS panel G4 is really good. Its brightness could be a little high, but the contrast and color rendering catches the note. It is above a M9 One and the same level as Galaxy S6.
In the photo section, the G4 is really good. It has full compatibility with the Camera2 API and the camera application is well done. It is very simple to use the manual mode that gives very good results with a little patience. The G4 may well overshadow the Galaxy S6 on this point.