This is the third generation in a row that LG fails as much. Worse ergonomics than last generation (thicker bezels), worse battery and when compared to LG G2 (the best in the series) worse gaming performance and barely better general performance (due to the higher needs produced by the higher resolution).
So to sum up: LG G2 (a phone two generations behind this) has better battery, better gaming performance, equivalent general performance, smaller bezels, better ergonomics and there's one thing -just one- that loses handily:worse camera.
So if you'd love yourself a great camera buy this phone, if you care less about cameras and more about the rest buy LG G2, like 1/3rd of the prize and better in most things.
Seriously companies should increase their upgrade cycle to 2 years. That way we'd get better software for longer and on the hardware side we'd actually get imprpvements. This phone is a disgrace and a money-grab...
Hmm, not very happy about the battery life. I guess the quantum display takes a big toll on the less than capable snapdragon 808. I don't care about removable batteries or microSD cards if I can't even reach a day on a single charge with my average use. Shame, really.
AnonD-312696, 23 May 2015I'm very disappointed. Not the g3 I've been waiting for. 2014 processor&gpu, larger and t... moreHopes will be pretty high for the next note flagship by samsung. I wish they won't remove the sd slot. That would be shooting their own foot.
AnonD-89109, 22 May 2015Someone is definitely trying too hard to impress others about this phone. But the problem i... moreYep. He is trying way too hard. As if he is on LG's payroll. Just let people decide for themselves if this phone is worth the hype.
I'm very disappointed. Not the g3 I've been waiting for.
2014 processor&gpu, larger and thicker than g3,worse battery life(which was horrible in g3,to begin with),debatable improvements on screen quality,camera doesn't bring improvements in every are (bitrate is subpar),inadequately positioned loudspeaker,still childish UI,worse audio quality,no FM radio... Even with all these niggles,it isn't the worst 2015 flagship (m9 proudly holds the throne). I hate this year!!
I really wanted to get this one but it has super poor battery it seems...worse than the M9 or even the Zenfone 2 and also the screen has poor outside legibility just like the other 2 mentioned. It's tricky for me as I don't want to go S6 (also I don't like Apple). Any advices which to get from those three:
P.S. I need a good sreen and good battery life. I don't play 3d games on it. Hearthstone will be the most complex game I will play.
I have seen this phone, saw it yesterday - it was amazing - love at first sight, the camera is really good, and the leather back covers are sexy! Changeable battery is definitely an advantage
AnonD-398429, 22 May 2015And what's your point? We already know note 4 has bigger and better battery. Why comparing ?... moreflex is better only 2hrs in video playback, and with 18/20hours its not significant, but lgFlex HDscreen vs. note4 QHD isnt.
Someone is definitely trying too hard to impress others about this phone.
But the problem is people can read as they aren't blind.
vrvly, 22 May 2015LG G4, 2015 flagship:16, 8, 7 hours Note4 2014 flagship: 28:31h 11:01h 17:52hCan't believe you could even put those two phones in same sentence! Darn dude!
vrvly, 22 May 2015LG G4, 2015 flagship:16, 8, 7 hours
Note4 2014 flagship: 28:31h 11:01h 17:52hLG G Flex 2013
97 hrs endurance
Talk time : 25hrs
Video playback:20 hrs.
vrvly, 22 May 2015LG G4, 2015 flagship:16, 8, 7 hours
Note4 2014 flagship: 28:31h 11:01h 17:52hAnd what's your point?
We already know note 4 has bigger and better battery.
Why comparing ?
What if I tell you LG G flex 2014 has way better battery life than note4?
Anonymous, 22 May 2015It's a downgrade for people who value battery life.Not so
Though according to this review the video play and talk time dicreased but there is a big important increased for the Browsing
G3'score for browsing is about 6.5hrs
G4 for almost 8hs.
Also this review unit phone is not the Final one you can get from you retailer store.
There will be an improvement coming for updates.
Overall not bad battery.
And its not overall downgrade.
LG G4, 2015 flagship:16, 8, 7 hours
Note4 2014 flagship: 28:31h 11:01h 17:52h
AnonD-398429, 22 May 2015This review says it is indeed an Upgraded from G3 and you say it's a downgrade?LOLIt's a downgrade for people who value battery life.
SDKforLumia, 22 May 2015Looking at this, I am seriously considering getting an Alcatel Ontouch idol 3 or Asus Zenfone ... moreThis review says it is indeed an Upgraded from G3 and you say it's a downgrade?LOL
SDKforLumia, 22 May 2015Looking at this, I am seriously considering getting an Alcatel Ontouch idol 3 or Asus Zenfone ... moreIf you read and understand this full review you wouldn't say this phone is downgrade.
I'm just wondering if you read the full review of this phone by gsmarena.?
Looking at this, I am seriously considering getting an Alcatel Ontouch idol 3 or Asus Zenfone 2. They offer far more for what you pay. Only if they were available in my country.
AnonD-69794, 22 May 2015Even my Galaxy Alpha with 1,860mAh has 8h25m of battery endurance in web browsing. And have sw... moreActually 8.5hrs browsing for non QHD screen phone with lessthan 5" screem is considered weak.