LG has introduced this year is very bright flagship smartphone G4: a bold body of the skin, the best mobile camera on the market, and significantly improved screen. According to tradition, after the flagship followed his “relatives” simpler, but cheaper, but with the same name. LG G4s – and reduced the price only slightly smaller version of the flagship, which is positioned as a simple copy of it. Intended for the mass audience, which is not ready to buy a top model, but really wants to be approximate to the court and will not delve into technical specifications.
What is it LG G4s?
Smartphone average with not the heaped up for its price performance, but in a pleasant and typical case for LG software capabilities. Out of the box running Android 5.1.
Who is it LG G4s?
If you are from those who are studying the new device, first open the table of characteristics, then this model is not for you. Audience LG G4s, and most other “junior” satellites flagships – the mass market. Between the characteristics of smartphones A-B-brands and brand in the middle price range today there is a big difference, and LG, as the ancient A-brand offers less technical bells and whistles, but most of aesthetics and branded glass. Then use 1.5 GB of RAM and an impressive battery (capacity 2300 mAh), there is no light sensor, geeks, these characteristics are not interested in this at all, because for the same money, Give them more powerful hardware, and the brand does not matter. But for the mass audience he basically has a sufficient arsenal of features.
What does LG G4s look like?
Externally LG G4s and the like, and does not look like a leader at the same time. The similarity is guessed in a curved display, control layout and other details on the case. But it is completely different materials make the younger model look completely different. It’s like … COS and H & M – like those and other fashion, and even if you find two things, plus or minus the same style, it is still in them guessed a different level of prices.
At LG G4s kinda design the back cover, I just see it shimmering facets, in the hands of glamorous or playful graduate students. While the place LG G4 – on the table respectable person or in a handbag ladies of high social status. Gloss and skin – they are rarely found in one’s wardrobe.
The fact that the device’s screen is slightly curved, seen only by those who are willing to accept such information. Others, perhaps, feel the light of the difference in perception of pages scroll down, but almost immediately realize what had happened. It’s like with monitors – a revolution not seem to feel, and it seems that someone is you re-opened eyes to the world, but it seems like it is more convenient to use.
Housing smartphone collapsible, the battery is removed, the card microSIM and microSD of up to 128 GB accurately set inside without disturbing the battery. Although for SIM in any case need to reboot the machine. Simultaneously, because of the opening cover, and due to bending smartphone slightly thicker than other recent models the average level of the year. But his hand is fine.
Package LG G4s: charger, USB-cable, and documents.
What is in LG G4s?
The smartphone is equipped with a FullHD-display, running Android 5.1. RAM is 1.5 GB, and then the processor 64-bit, Snapdragon 615. As I caught a glimpse of the experience of the use of other smartphones with similar characteristics, special smooth interface all holders Snapdragon 615 not shine, but do not slow down. It turns out this confident middle between speed and slowness of state champions. Solitaire straightforward, unpretentious and Temple Run 2 don’t top settings then go. Will and something more resource-intensive. Switching between tasks will not cause irritation. In general, I do not feel much performance gain in this generation smartphone average, compared with the past. But it’s probably because the device middle class this year is already set FullHD-displays, which require higher performance. In general, if you are not one of those who are chasing a smooth interface and playing demanding games, you better performance and do not need. Overall impression of the appearance of the smartphone, capabilities of its interface, its performance and the quality of the camera there is such that the company is well thought out who her audience and made the device, which would give her as much as she needs. No more no less. And geeks, of which the world is still a minority, say on LG, go out and buy yourself some middle Meizu and Xiaomi within their budget.
In addition to RAM, LG has set in LG G4s small amount of flash memory – only 8 GB. He easily clogs a certain number of games, a couple of the downloaded maps, and half a dozen user-installed applications. Plan to actively use, and even photo and video shoot and music to listen to? Buy a memory card.
To say something new about the interface of the smartphone, it’s difficult. All deserve attention, it has been previously described in the review by Paul Urusov LG G4. Some public functions in this model. For example, Smart Notice (counts steps, shows your immediate tasks, and some other useful information relevant here and now). But there is an incredible number of tools to customize the appearance of the shell (fonts, icons, etc.), a special night mode of illumination, for which it is necessary to go into the wilds of the menu and quite a nice design in general.
As it and autonomy LG G4s?
Battery life – the Achilles’ heel of this model. In a business trip at the IFA 2015 in an intensive mode of use (maps, calendar, The internet, sometimes the camera, very few games), I discharge the device twice a day. In the city, it was enough for daily work. The most that the device was capable of I – is one and a half days without charge.
As his screen?
LG G4s equipped with a 5.2-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Pixel density – 423 ppi. In my opinion, this is not just for smartphones A sufficient average, but in general for any mobile device. 423 ppi gives the already smooth images, but manufacturers continue to increase the display characteristics, and with it the power of processors and other factors, the growth of which the user will not notice. Reserve screen brightness smartphone enough butt so that it remains readable in the sun (although somewhere in the summer on the banks still have to hide in the shade to read the text or view pictures), but still it is not as comfortable as on the flagship machine.
The screen has simplified the flagship of LG’s this generation finally had a hint of an oleophobic coating. But he still did not have enough light sensor, so the brightness all the time have to be adjusted manually.
The screen is quite responsive.
As it had with the camera LG G4s?
The LG G4s set the basic 8-megapixel camera that is able to write video in FullHD (1080 @ 30p), as well as the flagship, it is equipped with a fast autofocus laser. I can not say that this is just an outstanding camera. At this price, it bypasses Microsoft Lumia 640. But smartphones B-brands rather an inferior. The camera quickly focuses perfectly relieves day and completely “floating” in the twilight. At night or in low evening light it is necessary to thoroughly try transfixed with a smartphone in the hands to get the frame. In general, the camera, as well as other parameters of the smartphone, about in line with expectations from the device for the money, not disappointing and surprising (Picture in original resolution).
Sample video was taken by the camera LG G4s. However, shooting night, for it is not so much to be understood about the possibilities of the camera. But the video itself is a salute to Pironale in Berlin is awesome, advise enjoy.
What are the alternatives LG G4s?
LG G4s is in a rather delicate situation on the counter. On the one hand, on a bench A-brands, it looks good: the clear winner in performance and noble ruler from Samsung Galaxy A5 (including set Snapdragon processor 410 and line And though metal, but not the “flagship”) bypasses the weak HTC Desire 526G . On the other hand, the model propped flagships of the same LG and Samsung. At the same price LG G2 with timeless Snapdragon 800, 2 GB of RAM, larger battery, and a more advanced camera it looks much more interesting. Yes, this flagship of the past two years, it will become outdated morally, it is not a 64-bit processor. But he was one of the best smartphones of its time, and its former luster is not lost. In my opinion, this is the most serious rival LG G4s.
Slightly less interesting characteristics but a little more “expensive” and the name has another competitor – Samsung Galaxy S4. He, too, the camera will be better, but the design of the case at the time, many criticized.
In addition to last year’s champions in the same price, the category includes such interesting devices, such as waterproof Sony Xperia M4 Aqua or ASUS Zenfone 2. The first display is easier but as much as 2 GB of RAM. As a result, this device offers a significantly higher performance. But its main advantage over LG G4s in my opinion is that a single battery charge lasts twice as long as a smartphone.
In addition to the ex-champions of the A-brands in the boiler of the same, boiled for at least an interesting device from Xiaomi and Lenovo. Xiaomi Mi4i can not boast the same design, the glamorous body, but he also has 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. However, remember that more megapixels do not guarantee a better quality recording. At Lenovo in the same price category, there is a stylish S90, with a flash and a front in a metal enclosure in a spirit of 6 iPhone or HTC One M8 / M9.
The bottom line
LG G4s – a smartphone for those users who are much less concerned about the characteristics of the design. The model has a large number of strong competitors in its price category. Therefore, in my opinion, it makes sense to choose in cases where potential owners do like the design because even the love of the LG brand a practical buy for the same money could be the LG G2.
3 reasons to Buy LG G4s:
- interesting design;
- belonging to the family of G4;
- A 64-bit processor and the freshest version of the OS (compared with wins pozaproshlogodnie flagships with which the device is in the same price range).
2 reasons not to buy LG G4s:
- you need a tech device for the same price;
- weak autonomy.