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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    04-28-2015 06:25 PM
  2. linebusy's Avatar
    04-28-2015 06:46 PM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Saw this as well
    I was surprised that the G4 had wireless charging but the S6 has both standards...also the fingerprint scanner I like and prefer than any other method

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    04-28-2015 06:50 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    It will be interesting to see.
    04-28-2015 06:51 PM
  5. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Fancier design is very subjective, wireless charging will be possible and more storage options doesn't make sense since G4 has micro SD.

    Sent from my LG G2 running CM 12
    04-28-2015 06:52 PM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    Saw this as well
    I was surprised that the G4 had wireless charging but the S6 has both standards...also the fingerprint scanner I like and prefer than any other method

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    Wireless charging not built in. G4 does have the display and camera working for it though. Power hungry display and slower less efficient chipset with no UFS 2.0 and slower RAM. Sounds like M9 battery 2.0. UI is just as heavy and laggy as my old GS4.
    04-28-2015 06:54 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    Hopefully, firmware updates will help to tighten things up a bit.
    04-28-2015 06:56 PM
  8. Cobravision's Avatar
    Bigger screen is a huge negative for me. G4 is not a true one-handed device. Good luck reaching the menu button on the G4 with one hand.

    And as someone pointed out in the comments, the higher screen to body ratio is cancelled out by the on screen navigation buttons on the G4.
    danthman likes this.
    04-28-2015 08:05 PM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    Bigger screen is a huge negative for me. G4 is not a true one-handed device. Good luck reaching the menu button on the G4 with one hand.

    And as someone pointed out in the comments, the higher screen to body ratio is cancelled out by the on screen navigation buttons on the G4.
    Who puts the power button and volume rocker on the back?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-28-2015 08:07 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Bigger screen is a huge negative for me. G4 is not a true one-handed device. Good luck reaching the menu button on the G4 with one hand.

    And as someone pointed out in the comments, the higher screen to body ratio is cancelled out by the on screen navigation buttons on the G4.
    Guess they thought a power hungry display, slower processor, camera and a lack of host of other premium flagship features with a plastic back with vegetable tanned leather would be enough to compete. Battery gonna get chewed up like the M9.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-28-2015 08:11 PM
  11. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Who puts the power button and volume rocker on the back?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    Putting power and volume on back makes a lot of sense. Very easy to adjust volume and take a screen shot. I miss the back buttons whenever I use non LG devices.

    Sent from my LG G2 running CM 12
    04-28-2015 08:14 PM
  12. Cobravision's Avatar
    You can use the volume button as a shutter button on the S6. Not an exact replacement for a dedicated shutter (no two step and it's stiffer than you'd like in a real shutter button), but no option at all on the G4.
    04-28-2015 08:15 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    Putting power and volume on back makes a lot of sense. Very easy to adjust volume and take a screen shot. I miss the back buttons whenever I use non LG devices.

    Sent from my LG G2 running CM 12
    You can also hit them by mistake. You shouldn't have to resort to yoga to power on the phone or change the volume.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-28-2015 08:19 PM
  14. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    You can also hit them by mistake. You shouldn't have to resort to yoga to power on the phone or change the volume.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    It's not difficult at all and I've never pressed power or volume by mistake.

    Sent from my LG G2 running CM 12
    04-28-2015 08:24 PM
  15. Inders99's Avatar
    None of it means anything until they fix this power issue.
    04-28-2015 08:31 PM
  16. Frenzytom's Avatar
    Putting power and volume on back makes a lot of sense. Very easy to adjust volume and take a screen shot. I miss the back buttons whenever I use non LG devices.

    Sent from my LG G2 running CM 12
    Not unless it is on a car mount. When I had the G3, it just took a lot more steps to get where you wanted cause the buttons were covered. (And no, I did not drive and use the phone at the same time)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-28-2015 08:31 PM
  17. warpdrive's Avatar
    You can also hit them by mistake. You shouldn't have to resort to yoga to power on the phone or change the volume.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    While it might seem odd at first, the back buttons on the G3 are amazingly easy to use and you'll never hit them by mistake like on a Samsung phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-28-2015 08:38 PM
  18. jcp007's Avatar
    While it might seem odd at first, the back buttons on the G3 are amazingly easy to use and you'll never hit them by mistake like on a Samsung phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Valid point but one handed phone operation is a lot easier having them on the sides.
    04-28-2015 08:44 PM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    It also looks like you can't make changes to the screen itself for one handed use.
    04-28-2015 08:46 PM
  20. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Not unless it is on a car mount. When I had the G3, it just took a lot more steps to get where you wanted cause the buttons were covered. (And no, I did not drive and use the phone at the same time)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Not a problem if you use an app like Car Home Ultra.

    Sent from my LG G2 running CM 12
    04-28-2015 08:48 PM
  21. eao1991's Avatar
    You can also hit them by mistake. You shouldn't have to resort to yoga to power on the phone or change the volume.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    Hit them by mistake? As a former G2 and G3 owner, I never found myself hitting any of the back buttons by mistake. The back buttons are easy to get used to and are fairly convenient.
    draskome likes this.
    04-28-2015 08:50 PM
  22. jcp007's Avatar
    Not a problem if you use an app like Car Home Ultra.

    Sent from my LG G2 running CM 12
    I am not saying that the G4 won't sell well and appeals to different needs but a car mount is going to make up for missing aspects of a flagship smartphone.
    04-28-2015 08:53 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Hit them by mistake? As a former G2 and G3 owner, I never found myself hitting any of the back buttons by mistake. The back buttons are easy to get used to and are fairly convenient.
    Just my opinion. I can get used to a lot of things but the power button and volume rocker position shouldn't be one of them.
    04-28-2015 08:54 PM
  24. cwise222's Avatar
    I had a G2 for close to a year and I grew to love the power and volume buttons, plus KnockOn was nothing short of awesome. Every phone should have something like that, though the home button on the S6 does mostly the same. To bad the phones internal SD card has some sort of error and cause the battery to drain in about 6 or 7 hours not matter what.

    Unfortunately the slower RAM, slower memory, lack of wireless and fast charge, LG's horrid UI (it's like the TouchWiz of old and Material Design had a drunken night together and LG ended up with the result), and the phablet screen make it a no go for me. I don't care about the 808, processors are getting to the point that they aren't making huge jumps forward and Android can run pretty well on lower end processors, but I'm just not an LG phone fan.
    04-28-2015 09:10 PM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    6 things that could have made the LG G4 better

    LG had all year to do more than the GS6. Just take a look at the camera. Added a great looking display. Then, skimped on chipset, RAM, excluded built in wireless charging, mobile payments, fingerprint scanner, IR blaster and went with a heavy looking UI. On top,of that, some will be dealing with Lollipop issues. Definitely would trade vegetable tanned leather for more of the same premium features of the GS6. That's not to say that the GS6 could not have been better but LG dropped the ball worse, based upon what we know so far, than Samsung or HTC.
    04-28-2015 09:28 PM
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