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  1. dpham00's Avatar
    I have both the Verizon G4 and the International G4. Overall, they are similar, but some things I noticed:

    -Verizon is missing smart settings
    -Verizon is missing change profile option (guest account).
    -Verizon has a printed screen protector installed (International has a clear one, which can be used as a cheap screen protector.
    -Verizon version cannot change themes.
    -Verizon version is missing smart world, though it an be side loaded.
    -Verizon version cannot add fonts, though you can do it if you side load smart world.
    -Verizon version doesn't have fm radio.
    -Verizon has the Verizon logo stamped into the black leather.
    -The Verizon one retains the adjustments to auto brightness (something that my Galaxy devices lacked)
    -The sim slot on the International one has a recess at the top, which makes it easier to remove.
    -Verizon one didn't have the 100gb Google Drive credit
    -Verizon has 2.4/5ghz hotspot. International unlocked (h815) only has 2.4 ghz


    That's all I can think of for now, but if anyone has any questions about the differences, let me know.
    06-04-2015 03:03 PM
  2. maxburn's Avatar
    Not that I know but there was a note elsewhere about the LG smart world app being missing. Apparently this is where themes and fonts come from? Id really like to switch the system font now and again.

    I'd also like a similar report on the AT&T version.
    06-04-2015 08:34 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    Good finds dpham!
    06-05-2015 02:45 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Not that I know but there was a note elsewhere about the LG smart world app being missing. Apparently this is where themes and fonts come from? Id really like to switch the system font now and again.

    I'd also like a similar report on the AT&T version.
    You can side load smart world. Doing so let's you add new fonts. Themes can be installed, but not applied.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=4473143

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-05-2015 02:49 PM
  5. GillRigged's Avatar
    OEM Unlocking is missing in Developer Options.
    06-05-2015 03:18 PM
  6. eshropshire's Avatar
    OEM Unlocking is missing in Developer Options.
    I the Verizon LG G4 not SIM unlocked? I thought all Verizon LTE phones came SIM unlocked.
    06-05-2015 03:24 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    I the Verizon LG G4 not SIM unlocked? I thought all Verizon LTE phones came SIM unlocked.
    They pretty much are now (only a few older phones weren't).
    06-05-2015 03:33 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    06-05-2015 03:38 PM
  9. erwaso's Avatar
    Here are the things the Verizon LG G4 doesn't have that other variants do | Android Central

    Some of the features that are missing from the Verizon version include:

    LG SmartWorld
    Smart Settings
    Multi-user accounts
    FM Radio
    Themes
    Custom lock screen


    Sorry folks
    06-05-2015 03:38 PM
  10. erwaso's Avatar
    well shoot, we posted up at the same time lol. Go ahead and delete mine Mr Ambassador haha
    GrooveRite likes this.
    06-05-2015 03:40 PM
  11. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    Yes, all of Verizon LTE phones are GSM (only) unlocked. The FCC required that when they granted Verizon the LTE bands.
    Be aware, however, the Verizon still locks their firmware, so while the phone can work on other GSM networks (AT&T, T-Mobile, etc), many will not be able to use MMS and internet tethering, etc. I've tried several Verizon phones in the last year and it was true for those and I returned them within the time limit for a full refund.


    Fred
    06-05-2015 03:43 PM
  12. lazarus2297's Avatar
    Can someone elaborate on the missing custom lock screen? What I am mainly concerned about is if setting a separate wallpaper for lock screen and homescreen still works..
    Thanks

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-05-2015 04:35 PM
  13. trade67's Avatar
    But on the annoying additions side, in your face WiFi pop-up is still there though! I'm assuming only the Verizon version has that.
    06-05-2015 06:28 PM
  14. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    I know they want you to stream radio using precious data (and making them more money) but the practice of removing/disabling the FM radio chip is dangerous. In an emergency situation (weather/terrorism/disaster of some sort) when you are out and networks are down, you need FM for public advisory broadcasts. Yes, even Verizon's snowflakey network can go down and their users will be in the dark because they turned off the FM function. Nice.

    I hope carriers get sued into oblivion over this. There is absolutely ZERO reason to disable the FM radio outside of profit mongering for data charges.

    I can understand if the hardware doesn't have it to begin with, but to have it and have the carrier consciously turn it off...well, that's shady as hell.

    Ridiculous. I hope some ambulance chaser starts a class action lawsuit. Or we can wait on a huge tragedy for people to care. It will happen.
    06-05-2015 06:28 PM
  15. boxa72's Avatar
    You could always turn Cell Broadcast on but then your still at the whim of Verizon

    Posted via the Android Central App with the amazing Galaxy S6
    06-05-2015 06:55 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    But on the annoying additions side, in your face WiFi pop-up is still there though! I'm assuming only the Verizon version has that.
    What is that? The notification about what's around? You may be able to turn that off under advanced settings in wifi.
    06-05-2015 07:01 PM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    But on the annoying additions side, in your face WiFi pop-up is still there though! I'm assuming only the Verizon version has that.
    You can disable that.

    G8 (2 x G4) - Verizon + International-uploadfromtaptalk1433550568616.jpg

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-05-2015 07:29 PM
  18. trade67's Avatar
    I had it disabled and still could swear it popped up recently. Maybe I'm remembering wrong. My Droid DNA had the same annoying pop-up and I couldn't find anything in the settings to turn it off. Perhaps, I need to go back and check again there. Thanks for the tip!
    06-05-2015 07:52 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    I had it disabled and still could swear it popped up recently. Maybe I'm remembering wrong. My Droid DNA had the same annoying pop-up and I couldn't find anything in the settings to turn it off. Perhaps, I need to go back and check again there. Thanks for the tip!
    Make sure to go to advanced and turn off wifi notifications as well

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-05-2015 10:22 PM
  20. tardus's Avatar
    Can you check to see if the Verizon has LG Backup?
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...lg-backup.html

    On my H815 I loved the clear screen protector. In fact I never took it off! On the H811 T-Mobile version the decent plastic protector is identical - except printed on like the Verison, thus making the setup and a day of use with the protector frustrating to say the least!

    Great thread!


    I have both the Verizon G4 and the International G4. Overall, they are similar, but some things I noticed:

    -Verizon is missing smart settings
    -Verizon is missing change profile option (guest account).
    -Verizon has a printed screen protector installed (International has a clear one, which can be used as a cheap screen protector.
    -Verizon version cannot change themes.
    -Verizon version is missing smart world, though it an be side loaded.
    -Verizon version cannot add fonts, though you can do it if you side load smart world.
    -Verizon version doesn't have fm radio.
    -Verizon has the Verizon logo stamped into the black leather.
    -The Verizon one retains the adjustments to auto brightness (something that my Galaxy devices lacked)
    -The sim slot on the International one has a recess at the top, which makes it easier to remove.


    That's all I can think of for now, but if anyone has any questions about the differences, let me know.
    06-05-2015 11:06 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    Can you check to see if the Verizon has LG Backup?
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...lg-backup.html

    On my H815 I loved the clear screen protector. In fact I never took it off! On the H811 T-Mobile version the decent plastic protector is identical - except printed on like the Verison, thus making the setup and a day of use with the protector frustrating to say the least!

    Great thread!
    Yes it has lg backup. It isn't a separate app like on the h815, but it is built into the settings. Also, When you first setup the phone, it will ask you to tap another phone if you want to restore. It works on non lg phones too like my s6e, though it probably doesn't do all the settings. Also do it over wifi, it got stuck for me doing it over 4GLTE

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
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    06-05-2015 11:36 PM
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    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-05-2015 11:38 PM
  23. trade67's Avatar
    Make sure to go to advanced and turn off wifi notifications as well

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    Turns out DNA had that option too! Thanks everybody!

    Now, for the persistent "Turn WiFi back on" notification when it's off - that's an impossible to get rid off Verizon feature, right, or am getting this one wrong too?
    06-06-2015 02:34 PM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    Turns out DNA had that option too! Thanks everybody!

    Now, for the persistent "Turn WiFi back on" notification when it's off - that's an impossible to get rid off Verizon feature, right, or am getting this one wrong too?
    Mine doesn't do it... When does yours do it? You turned off wifi notifications?

    G8 (2 x G4) - Verizon + International-uploadfromtaptalk1433629453769.jpg

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-06-2015 05:24 PM
  25. MikeLip's Avatar
    Really sucks, huh? You have a freaking supercomputer in your pocket. I think you can get over not customizing a lock screen.
    tardus likes this.
    06-06-2015 08:47 PM
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