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Details

Display

Display Size
5.5 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
538 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
148mm x 76mm x 9.8mm
Weight
155g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 6

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 808
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 5
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 2TB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$799
Launch date2015-04
LG G4

The good

  • Distinct design
  • Extremely fast camera
  • Fully removable battery
  • Lower "premium" price
  • Curved screen

The bad

  • Performance is only decent
  • Ordinary battery life
  • Home launcher is very garish
  • Rear buttons
  • Not much changed from the G3

If you're not Apple or Samsung in the current smartphone space, you're typically competing for a very small slice of the smartphone market or trying desperately to take market share from the two big incumbents. LG's strategy over the past few years has been to deliver phones with a very distinct design difference.

Design

  • Unique curved design sets the G4 apart from its competitors
  • One of the last premium smartphones to include a removable battery

Camera

  • 16MP rear camera delivers lightning-fast focus and crisp photos
  • Plenty of manual configuration options for photography pros

Performance

  • Decent performance without any glaring issues
  • Not as snappy as many competing premium handsets

Battery life

  • A 3,000mAh battery should provide plenty of juice, but in reality the G4 taps out early

Verdict

  • A distinct design sets the otherwise ordinary LG G4 apart from other premium smartphones

Pricing and availability

  • Price: RRP $279
  • Where to buy: eBay

Compare SIM-only plans for the LG G4

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-52%
  • $18/mth for the first 6 months for new customers, then $38/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.10.2021, 12pm AEST
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$0.18 per GB
$18
per month
100GB
Data

$0.18 per GB
-52%
$18
per month
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-50%
  • 50% off the first 3 months, then $35/mth. For use in Aus. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 07 October 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$17.50
per month
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps

-50%
$17.50
per month
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 30 September 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$1 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
30GB
Data

$1.00 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • $9.80/mth for the first 12 months, then $15.80/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$1.63 per GB
$9.80
per month
6GB
Data

$1.63 per GB
$9.80
per month
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-71%
  • 40GB for $8/mth for the first 6 months for new customers, then 20GB for $28/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.10.2021, 12pm AEST
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$0.2 per GB
$8
per month
40GB
Data

$0.20 per GB
-71%
$8
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LG G4 specs

Display

Display Size
5.5 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
538 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
148mm x 76mm x 9.8mm
Weight
155g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 6

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 808
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 5
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 2TB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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