04-23-2015 04:26 PM
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  1. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I saw the LG G4 leak and it's seems to be true as it's taken down.

    It's perfect for me. Not only did they keep both the removable battery and microSD card slot, but when I expected an IPS LCD display, they instead threw in a nice bonus and gave it a 1440p QUANTUM display instead. For folks who don't know, a Quantum display is like a hybrid of OLED and LCD. It gives you the vibrance and visual flair + energy efficiency of OLED/AMOLED while also having the durability of LCD, since unlike OLEDs, they don't degrade over time.

    What's also pretty freakin' good is the camera. 16MP is all fine and dandy, and f1.8 is monstrous, but a DSLR-style manual mode and a color spectrum sensor?! Okay, this is more than a complete improvement over my M7.

    As much as I liked the S6, LG delivered the perfect phone that suits my needs and as such, is my smartphone upgrade. Well done, LG!

    (Photos courtesy of 9to5 Google)
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    04-12-2015 12:40 AM
  2. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Don't worry about the specs. Those are LG G3 placeholder specs, since LG confirmed the rear camera will be 16MP and will throw in some aperture info while the front is 8MP.

    And those colors are for the LG G3. There are more color options for the G4.

    Okay, I'm sold...-26.png
    04-12-2015 12:42 AM
  3. anon(92475)'s Avatar
    I'm just waiting to see about a few items really.

    While I would prefer front facing speakers, as long as the sound is bumped up, I think the back mounted speaker will be fine.

    Another area of interest is the processor. I haven't read much about the 808 compared to the 810. It'll be interesting to see the performance difference and the difference on the battery.

    How do you think the battery will hold up? My G3 just gets me through a day of usage. The screen destroys the large battery on this phone. How will advancements in screen tech affect the battery?

    I could care less for a removable battery and SD card support. The M7 I had before my G3 had neither and it is my favorite phone of all time. How will the removable battery affect the wireless charging availability? Will this allow the carriers to cripple the feature like AT&T did by putting in PMA that only works with a special case?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-12-2015 01:04 AM
  4. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I buy my phones unlocked, because I don't like the BS carriers do to these phones, unless it's T-Mo.

    I also have a G3 and it gets through a day. My friend also has one and can get 5 hours and 45 minutes of SOT simply by turning off wakelocks on all apps minus SystemUI (yeah, his phone is rooted and runs CM12).
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    04-12-2015 01:47 AM
  5. Inders99's Avatar
    I'm holding out on the S6 to see what this is all about, but I think the size and curved back will make me shy away, not to mention the rear firing speaker, there's really no excuse to have that antiquated feature anymore...but I've waited this long, might as well hang in there.
    04-12-2015 08:58 AM
  6. smooth3006's Avatar
    ill have to see it in person as i did like the g2 but im pretty sure ill skip the current flagships and keep my nexus 5 until the next nexus is announced in the fall. the only thing i do not like is how its basically a less curved g flex 2. that leather backing is horrid looking. at least lg kept a sd card and removable battery. if they do skip the 810 and go with the 808 cpu that all but confirms qualcomm really screwed up.
    04-12-2015 09:00 AM
  7. Inders99's Avatar
    that leather backing is horrid looking.
    That leather will be so spooged up after a few years it'll be like a petri dish of every pathogen known to mankind...no thanks.

    Not to mention how if you have it on your desk and your using one of the functions it'll wobble like crazy.
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    04-12-2015 09:15 AM
  8. smooth3006's Avatar
    That leather will be so spooged up after a few years it'll be like a petri dish of every pathogen known to mankind...no thanks.

    Not to mention how if you have it on your desk and your using one of the functions it'll wobble like crazy.
    it appears that leather back is an option. that was at least a smart move.
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    04-12-2015 10:02 AM
  9. MAXXTX's Avatar
    You could always order another back cover but yea. Wouldnt want to hold someone elses phone after a few months of use
    04-12-2015 11:19 AM
  10. darthhen's Avatar
    On the same boat as well, the so for "leaked" G4 information is very appealing. Going to wait. Was going to order S6 or S6 Edge.....but will see how the G4 is.
    04-12-2015 11:54 AM
  11. linebusy's Avatar
    I'm holding out on the S6 to see what this is all about, but I think the size and curved back will make me shy away, not to mention the rear firing speaker, there's really no excuse to have that antiquated feature anymore...but I've waited this long, might as well hang in there.
    Yep, I was holding out for the S6 gold, but I'll definitely give this a look-see before buying. Same concerns as you... The G6 is as large a phone as I want already, I'm concerned about the G4 being clumsily large.

    On the speaker thing... I like the audio emitting from the S6's speaker, though it is easily muffled. (the sound was actually better than the M9 at the at&t store). Between the two of those phones, it almost makes the rear speaker seem stupid, even though most android phones have been rear firing forever. Funny how that works.
    04-12-2015 12:04 PM
  12. droidguy1964's Avatar
    That leather will be so spooged up after a few years it'll be like a petri dish of every pathogen known to mankind...no thanks.

    Not to mention how if you have it on your desk and your using one of the functions it'll wobble like crazy.
    Never thought about it but very good point about the spooge. Very good point.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-12-2015 02:15 PM
  13. Douglas_B's Avatar
    This looks great so far! It hits all of the things I'm looking for in my next phone: ips screen (I'm too nervous about burn in with samsung phones), expandable storage, 5+ inches in size, and decent camera. If the hands-on reviews are positive at the reveal I'll pre-order right away.
    04-12-2015 02:27 PM
  14. ibcop's Avatar
    On the same boat as well, the so for "leaked" G4 information is very appealing. Going to wait. Was going to order S6 or S6 Edge.....but will see how the G4 is.
    Yep, I'm doing the same thing although the wife did get a S6 today.
    04-12-2015 07:14 PM
  15. Inders99's Avatar
    Yep, I was holding out for the S6 gold, but I'll definitely give this a look-see before buying. Same concerns as you... The G6 is as large a phone as I want already, I'm concerned about the G4 being clumsily large.
    I'm at my limit with the S6 too and I really like how thin they made it, LG is going to have to have some shrunk down bezels and be pretty thin for me to jump. But like I said, I've waited this long, might as well hang in there, maybe there will be a nice surprise.
    04-12-2015 08:03 PM
  16. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    The G4 is going to blow the S6 out of the water. It's got a better battery, a removable battery, an SD card slot, and two better cameras.

    I'm excited for the G4. I felt "meh" with the S6.
    04-12-2015 09:33 PM
  17. ragdoll08's Avatar
    Do we know if the front camera is going to be f1.8 as well? (mimicking the S6 1.9 front/rear)

    On paper the g4 camera setup looks poised to overtake the s6 (which already overtook the iPhone6) but we'll have to wait and see. My hopes are high!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-13-2015 12:01 AM
  18. darthhen's Avatar
    I hope it supports Qi wireless charging here in the US this time....don't think LG supported here in the US. I already have a Qi charging pads and hope to re-use them. :-)
    04-13-2015 06:57 AM
  19. Inders99's Avatar
    The G4 is going to blow the S6 out of the water. It's got a better battery, a removable battery, an SD card slot, and two better cameras.

    I'm excited for the G4. I felt "meh" with the S6.
    Not sure how it's going to "blow" the S6 out of the water, the S6 is a pretty good phone even if you're not excited by it. The fact that it doesn't have replaceable battery/sd card and therefore won't be a good phone has been disproved by the millions of other phones that have sold without them. The G4 will be big, not everyone wants to carry around a massive phone, I certainly don't but I'm waiting in case it turns out to be different than the leaks.

    The cameras on the S6 are at the top in the phone arena, maybe the G4 will be better maybe not, but if it is it'll be a marginal improvement not a quantum leap as you're making it sound.
    04-13-2015 07:08 AM
  20. Shilohcane's Avatar
    04-13-2015 08:33 AM
  21. Shilohcane's Avatar
    That leather will be so spooged up after a few years it'll be like a petri dish of every pathogen known to mankind...no thanks.

    Not to mention how if you have it on your desk and your using one of the functions it'll wobble like crazy.
    It is leather that can be cleaned easy with saddle soap. Leather can be re-Stained and restored easy that seems to get better with age. Then again leather is a option and it comes in three colors with plastic backs for people with fear of germs.

    That Quantum dot display is the future of new TV's that will obsolete OLED that were going to be the future display technology. Quantum dot is faster, brighter, more colors and uses less energy. However this technology is very new but LG is one of the biggest leaders of both OLED and Quantum dot.
    04-13-2015 08:44 AM
  22. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Not sure how it's going to "blow" the S6 out of the water, the S6 is a pretty good phone even if you're not excited by it. The fact that it doesn't have replaceable battery/sd card and therefore won't be a good phone has been disproved by the millions of other phones that have sold without them. The G4 will be big, not everyone wants to carry around a massive phone, I certainly don't but I'm waiting in case it turns out to be different than the leaks.

    The cameras on the S6 are at the top in the phone arena, maybe the G4 will be better maybe not, but if it is it'll be a marginal improvement not a quantum leap as you're making it sound.
    The only great thing about the S6/S6 edge is the way the phone looks. Functionally, it sucks.
    04-13-2015 10:31 AM
  23. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I've never owned a LG phone before, but have looked at quite a few of them.

    I'm actually excited about the 4 and with the leaked pictures of it. I love quality leather and being able to have the option of having it on my phone is a real plus. I just wished they offered the black with red stitching on it.

    The folks who worry about it holding germs crack me up. Just how many sick people do they allow to handle their phones I wonder, or how little they follow personal hygiene precautions and wash their own hands?

    The camera, screen, and sound quality output is what I am most interested in and having wireless charging, a replaceable battery along with a removable SD card makes this a highly anticipated phone for 2015. The fact that it doesn't have front firing speakers while somewhat upsetting and what I am used to with my M8 isn't a deal breaker as long as what they have is loud enough for the speaker phone and the quality is excellent for my various cans and buds.

    While the M9 is a good phone and the s6 is too I am hoping that the new 4 wins me over and from the leaks looks like they just might.

    Can't wait to see the full head to head reviews on it.

    Posted via the Android Central App from my HTC m8
    04-13-2015 10:50 AM
  24. Inders99's Avatar
    The only great thing about the S6/S6 edge is the way the phone looks. Functionally, it sucks.
    LOL...your agenda is clear.
    04-13-2015 11:47 AM
  25. Inders99's Avatar
    The folks who worry about it holding germs crack me up. Just how many sick people do they allow to handle their phones I wonder, or how little they follow personal hygiene precautions and wash their own hands?
    You'll have plenty of spooge just like anyone else, your hygiene habits aside. However I could care less who gets what, but in the unlikely event I wind up with the G4 I'll have good 'ol plastic.
    04-13-2015 11:55 AM
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