Anonymous, 21 Feb 2018Had it since June 2015, so closing in on 3 years with it; I feel like I can give it a pretty t... moreHey, you can update it manually to Nougat, I did it and its like new phone right now :)
Had it since June 2015, so closing in on 3 years with it; I feel like I can give it a pretty thorough review. It was also my first smartphone, so I'm relatively unbiased. I'd give it a solid 6.5-7/10. I removed a point for every major fault and a half point for a minor fault.
One major issue, of course, is the bootloop. To my knowledge it was caused by a faulty contact on the motherboard. Took a week to replace, but to their credit it was out of warranty. -1 for that.
The battery life is pretty atrocious and erratic. There have been days where I got 5+ hours of screen on time, and others when I got 1.5-2. You might chalk it up to variations in daily usage, but I pretty much use it for the same things every day. Mostly Messenger (only messenger, facebook app disabled), Snapchat, texting, some web browsing, maybe 10-20 min of youtube videos, 5-10 min of light gaming. Not too heavy, but not light either. Still, other phones do much better consistently in this regard. At times the battery would randomly start draining rapidly even when I hadn't touched the phone in hours. -1 to -1.5 for that, depending on how important it is to you. Classes end around 3-4 for me, by which time it would be at 5-10% battery, so I would just recharge. Keep in mind that it does support QuickCharge, so charging is quite fast.
In addition, LG will not be updating the phone past Android 6.0, which basically forces me to upgrade soon. This doesn't really bother me too much though, since in my day to day usage, I don't feel like I'm lacking any features, so -0.5.
The last minor issue is occasional slow downs/freezes. Doesn't happen very often, maybe once every few weeks; it is annoying when it happens though, so -0.5 for that.
Other than that, the phone is pretty much perfect, both in size and quality. The screen is fantastic, and very high resolution. It is an LCD, which you may or may not prefer over OLED. IMO the colors look very natural. I'm not a huge fan of oversaturation, although I haven't owned an OLED phone before. The Android skin is very light and quite similar to stock. Every day actions are buttery smooth, with no random lags or hitches. The camera is very good, and has lots of manual options. I really like the build of the phone. The bezels are the right size, and the back has a nice texture for a plastic back. The front side really is beautiful. It is also quite durable. I had an Otterbox on it for a while, but I took it off a few months ago because I got sick of it. Since then, I've dropped it directly on concrete multiple times and haven't even had a scratch, let alone a crack.
AnonD-737729, 15 Feb 2018Very fast charging and great phone, speed while swiping excellent. very impressed with it.Lg g4 is a great phone in specifications, it has very good specs, but lg g4 users, nearly most of them , say it is a low quality built mobile for components, because most lg g4s stop after one or one and half year,it has CPU problem, I am using it myself now for 4 months, h815 version, I love it because of the specs, it has no any problem yet.
Very fast charging and great phone, speed while swiping excellent. very impressed with it.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2018Hey guys , I've been wz of g4 for now 3months, but my 2 problems of this fone is over heating ... moreThe best way to avoid LG g4 overheating is not to use video calling more half an hour, by viber,messenger, skype,or not to use heay app games,or not use some internet ites for more than half an hour because it causes overheating, not to use wireless connection or wifi hotspot for more than half an hour. Using fast charge samsung plug can charge lg g4 by one hour and ten minutes and let it be on charge for another half an hour, it will be fine.
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2018Had the same issue, had to charge the phone several times a day, until the phone died under wa... moreDear friend , as soon as it is %100 percent charged, keep it charging for another half an hour.it will be very good.
Mazen, 08 Feb 2018Where will the android update 7.0 will releaseIts been sooo long since they said they'll give an update. i already upgraded to a galaxy note 8. just keeping my LG G4 as a spare phone now. it bootlooped on me once during warranty. brought it down to LG service center they changed the motherboard and its been working fine till now but i still dont trust it or lg in general anymore. the phone is amazing but the trust towards the company is gone. my previous phone before this lg g3 bootlooped after warranty and my lg optimus g pro touch screen stopped working. sister's lg g6 kept on freezing she had to restart it at least two to three times a day. too many issues they have i was the biggest fan of them... but now that i moved over to samsung i am wayyy much happier. the note series are amazing. heard oppo and huawei is good too. take my advice, as of now LG G4 has some value to it, sell it, get some cash and get a new phone that has nougat in it already that'll give you a future oreo update too
overall great phone (bootloop issue apart, shame LG). Find me a rather recent phone with: removable battery, micro-sd memory slot, irda, fm radio, 3.5mm audio jack
since yesterday my lg g4 stylus says system ul has stopped. and the phone is ON but nt working . any suggestions?
I still have and use my LG G4. The batteries suck and have gone through like 3 in 3 years. Phone is solid and works just fine. I'm reluctant to upgrade.
i'll never buy LG phone anymore. This phone's CPU is big problem. after buy 2 months phone's cpu died for bootloop. Then i fixed this. Now this phone is show high temperature notifications but not hot.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2018Hey guys , I've been wz of g4 for now 3months, but my 2 problems of this fone is over heating ... moreHad the same issue, had to charge the phone several times a day, until the phone died under warranty, I got the motherboard replaced and now it holds up over 30 hours with moderate use, this is how it should have worked since the first day.
Updating to Android 7 helps with background apps draining the battery as well.
The LG G4 has a known manufacturing fault which can occur at any point during the phone's life.
Hope this helps.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2018Hey guys , I've been wz of g4 for now 3months, but my 2 problems of this fone is over heating ... moreYes,
About heating problem no escape, especially if you are using mobile data. May be if you get your Internet via wifi the heating and battery drain are diminish.
Now about tethering. Open YouTube, looking for video called turning on mobile hotspot at&t for lg g4 and g5. There is an app called set edit, follow the instructions and the hotspot going to open..
Ali, 20 Jan 2018Hi guys...
I am using this for 7 months. The performance of phone is so nice...
But the main... moreHey guys , I've been wz of g4 for now 3months, but my 2 problems of this fone is over heating and of course draining the battery very fast to the extent of cherishing 3 times a day that too much for me.
Then secondly it can't tether , it keeps telling me that there is a temporaly network problem stopping it, please I need urgent advise.thnx