2015 will be the last year LG can come up with awesome product and then you can see it starts to go downhill.
2012 Optimus G (good)
2013 G2 (better)
2014 G3 (awesome)
2015 G4 (nah)
2016 G5 (can forget about it)
Jordan305, 24 Apr 2015The problem its not with the SOC itself, the problem its with LG using a mediocre chip compare... moreLet's try using our brains before we make comments.
Samsung makes their own CPUs for the S6 which reduces production cost.
LG has to purchase the CPUs from Qualcomm, still pay licensing fees etc. to use their CPUs in the G4.
The G4 is not released as yet, so can't say if the other components of the phones are more or less expensive in comparison to the S6.
Common sense really isn't too common
If LG will put a higher than S6 price tag it will be a fail. I don't really care if it'll be S810 or 808, I care about the price. If the price will be right, G4 will be a replacement for my Note 3. If not, then I'm waiting for Note 5.
Crush, 24 Apr 2015A Snapdragon 808 phone is a failed phone - an underperforming, underpowered, non-flagship cpu.... moreYou are so right, who in their right mind would even consider buying this phone now that such a well known, hightly respected and knowledgable 'expert' as yourself has so incisively pointed its failings. Its even more remarkable that you have managed to do so without even using the device. Good luck with your mission, I trust Samsung are paying you well:)
media1, 24 Apr 2015Benchmarks arent ebry thing on a smart phone...the sanpdragon 808 i made to handle 3k display.... moreThe problem its not with the SOC itself, the problem its with LG using a mediocre chip compared to the 7420 or S810, and calling their G4 a flagship. Not to mention they want to charge more for it than a Galaxy S6 just because it has a leather back.
Benchmarks arent ebry thing on a smart phone...the sanpdragon 808 i made to handle 3k display.
So a 2k display will be easy for the 808 SoC..even so the G4 will have better performance than most flagships...and a bettery battery life.performance is what matters not benchmarks.
Crush, 24 Apr 2015A Snapdragon 808 phone is a failed phone - an underperforming, underpowered, non-flagship cpu.... moreReally, I am using a Galaxy A5 with Snapdragon410 but I have NO issue about speed at all. I can do anything without any issue. Why do you need a faster soc? For web browsing,texting,taking photos,gaming? What I am looking for a smartphone is a advanced battery technology, these powerful SOCs are useless with the current battery technology and it seems like OEMs are hopeless in improving this area.
There's still no confirmation on the 808. And it's like fighting over Apple's and Oranges. We've reached a point where a couple extra cores does NOT matter for every day use and performance.
A Snapdragon 808 phone is a failed phone - an underperforming, underpowered, non-flagship cpu. I doubt if it will cross 45,000 on AnTuTu (50,000 is a stretch).
For a 2015 Q2-Q3 flagship, 60,000 on AnTuTu should have been the *bare minimum*, which I think an overclocked SD810 can achieve. This entry-level, low-end CPU is a disappointment to say the least.
I will not buy this entry level phone, and I will prevent as many folks as I can from buying it. I mean, MediaTek is breaking the 70,000 barrier with its 10core 6797, and from Qualcomm, sometime back we were talking about cognitive computing with the amazing SD-820. So how does this poor, made-for-$100-phone CPU find its way in LG's flagship?
must admit I love my phones and do regularly change them when I get bored. However I am due an upgrade at the end of june but at present nothing is standing out for me. Currently have a G3 which is good but could always be better. Looking forward to the G4 release but not overly impressed with what I have seen so far! Was looking for a metal body type like the way samsung has gone maybe also a fingerprint scanner etc...but no joy! Maybe on the G4 note who knows. The S6 looks good but screen size is smaller which I didn't really want to go down to. Not sure what to do really don't like the M9, not an Apple fan either. Anyway rant over!
chowmein, 24 Apr 2015good battery life please!Yes that will truly determine if it's worth anything.
lovec1990, 24 Apr 2015if that is true neither does metal make it high-gradeYes like the iPhone 6/plus, M9, Z3, S6/S6 edge.
The leather back looks nice but the rest just looks cheap and plasticy and not worth that price.
It can have great specs and features but that's not enough. We have a saying in Germany: Das Auge isst mit! That means that your eyes are eating as well which is on your plate. So it needs to look nice as well, not only taste nice. :)
Samsung has perfected Super Amoled so no big deal. The 1.8 aperture its nice but not too different from S6 1.9, AND doesnt mean better camera overall which the S6 has. Also the Galaxy S6 has best specs on any smartphone today, G4 its going to have that weak S808, plus real leather which is not good. In top of all that itll cost more than S6 according to LG, complete fail.
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2015looks cheap, worth 450 Euros at best. A leather battery cover doesn't make a phone high-grade.if that is true neither does metal make it high-grade
looks cheap, worth 450 Euros at best. A leather battery cover doesn't make a phone high-grade.