THE LG G4 HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. THE REPLACEMENT IS THE LG G5 AVAILABLE HERE.
LG G4 (SIM Free / UK)
Continuing the popular G series of smartphones, the G4 has been officially announced by LG.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock
Clove will be stocking UK, SIM Free and unlocked stock of the G4. These phones will be usable on all mobile networks across the UK and Europe.
For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator.
Reasons to buy the LG G4
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with LG UX 4.0
- 5.5″ Quad HD (1440 x 2560) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 1.8 GHz Hexa-core Qualcomm processor
- 3 GB RAM
- 16 MP camera with laser autofocus
- Save in RAW / Manual mode / OIS / dual-LED flash / HDR
- Up to 128 GB micro SD card support (200 GB when available)
- 3,000 mAh removable battery
Colour and memory variants
The LG G4 will be available in Metallic Grey, Gold and White along with leather backed options in Blacka nd Tan Leather with 32 GB of internal storage.
- UK / SIM Free LG G4
- Mains charger
- USB data cable
- LG Quad Beat 3 headphones
- 1 additional Metallic Grey or Gold replacement back cover (only with Brown or Black Leather option respectively)
LG have developed over the last few years into a real contender in the high-end smartphone world.
Starting with the G2 in 2013, they sought to create a unique design, supplemented by software and features that would set them aprt from the crowd.
The tactic work - the G2 & G3 were very well received by critics, applauding the combination of design, top of the range hardware, value-added extras and unique touches that made the G series stand out.
The new G4 continues this tradition with a powerful processor and beautiful screen, alongside a camera that could well be taking the mantle of best mobile camera away from the competition.
Probably the most important update to the LG G range, the new camera on the G4 could well be one of the best to ever grace a smartphone.
The main unit has a 16 megapixel sensor with a record-breaking low-light intensifying f1.8 lens, however there's far more to this story than just simple numbers.
The new Colour Spectrum Sensor is an infrared-sensitive module that analyses and measures all of the light within a scene. This is continuously active before you press the shutter, so you get the most natural looking results even in dim environments.
Last year's G3 raised the bar for autofocus with a laser unit capable of switching and finalising focus at blistering speeds. The update is present in the G4 and with OIS 2.0 (Optical Image Stabilisition), you can be assured of blur free imagery and wonderful depth of field in your final pictures.
That previously mentioned f1.8 lens also plays a key part - light is obviously integral to photography, the more the better - being able to let in as much as possible makes for more vivid imagery and excellent low-light performance.
On top of all of this the G4 has a truly customisable manual mode, allowing you to make changes to ISO, white balance, shutter speed, f stop and more on the fly.
Don't worry if you don't understand all the options, there's a simple automatic mode and a mid-level mode with some options. Otherwise if you know what you're doing, this is the closest to a true bridge camera any smartphone has got to. You can even save images in RAW format for detailed post-editing.
To the front the LG G4 packs an 8 megapixel selfie camera. This is perfect for video calls and selfie shots with as much detail as possible. With Gesture Interval Shot you can snap four great shots two seconds apart and pick the best. Your only issue now might be choosing the best one!
The LG G4 boasts a beautiful 5.5" Quantum Display IPS Screen. This huge panel is rated Quad HD (1440 x 2560) and provides an incredible 534 ppi.
At this resolution everything looks like it's right in front to of you; enjoy more immersive photos, videos and games as well improving your viewfinder for the camera. A truly clear and vivid experience.
The display also benefits from In-cell Touch Display technology. This helps to deliver a smooth and responsive feel as well as making the screen more visible in daylight.
LG have also made sure to protect the screen, utilising Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to ward against scratches and marks - you don't have to worry about dropping the G4 into your pocket with a set of keys!
RAM & Memory
Powering the LG G4 is a 1.8 GHz Hexa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 808 Processor. Matched up with 3GB of RAM there isn't anything that you won't be able to get done.
Qualcomm's most recent range of processors don't just let you run the most powerful applications and multitask without worry, they're also intelligent.
Over time the processor learns your usage patterns and adjusts its performance accordingly allowing for faster transitions between apps and processes. Even better, the chip can save power when being used for low intensity tasks, extending your battery life by not wasting energy.
Out of the box you get a fair-sized 32GB of storage which can also be expanded with a microSD card - up to 128GB (and 200GB later in theb year) - giving you plenty of room for music, hi-definiton videos and top quality pictures.
The world's most popular mobile operating system is available in its newest iteration, 5.1 Lollipop.
The step up to 5.x from the Jelly Bean versions includes a number of changes including a visual update to Google's new Material Design ethos, more control over notifications sounds and wihch apops deliver them depending on circumstance, configurable user profiles and improved power management.
The most recent 5.1 update available on the G4 also has a few extra tricks including 'screen pinning' to lock your device down to the app currently running - perfect if handing the phone to a child or friend with a prankster streak. In terms of security, new device protection features will also render your phone unusable following a remote wipe through the Android Device Manager.
Other interesting features include native support for HD voice if your carrier offers it, and improved WiFI connectivity with the system which access points were better or worse than others.
Of course with Android you also have access straight away to Google's full suite of applications and Google Play for downloading more. Enjoy Gmail, Drive, Maps, Calendar, Translate and more including Googel Play Games, Books, Music & Movies.
On top of the Android system, LG employ their own UI, customising the interface to craft something personal and unique to their smartphones.
The new LG UI 4.0 has made sure to stay well within the ideals of Google's Material Design - so it and the built-in apps it runs look similar to other Android 5.0 devices - however there are a number of LG's own features and extras to make it unique.
Voice Care is your very own personal assistant and can help you, for example, to take phone calls and turn off alarms. Event Pocket will take care of your busy schedules and bring multiple calendars to one place.
With Smart Notice you receive intelligent, context sensitive notifications on your surroundings and daily plan. For instance if it is set to rain later in the day, your LG G4 will give you the heads up so you don't forget your umbrella (even if it's sunny now!) and remind you to take extra care on the roads.
To help you keep on top of everything that is important to you, Smart Bulletin brings together all your notifications from a number of apps onto the same page so you don't need to work your way through apps to get important updates on those things that matter to you.
You also have a level of customisation over the interface that is not present on other Android 5.0 phones, being able to choose complete themes for the phone, reqork the soft navigation bar with extra shortcuts and even change the system font.
In the modern world of smartphones there are so many ways for you to stay connected.
With the LG G4 you have the ability to connect to 4G / LTE for super-fast downloading of music and streaming. When a mobile network isn't available the dual band (2.4 / 5 GHz) WiFi connection steps in and can also be used to connect to other devices.
With wearable devices, such as the Android Wear powered LG G Watch Urbane, Bluetooth bridges both and also allows you to connect to external audio and visual equipment.
NFC comes as standard for one-touch pairing with accessories or setting up contactless payments (payment provider dependant). You can also add wireless charging through the use of the QuickCircle Case.
To get everything done the LG G4 packs some specs other handsets can only dream of. To keep all those features going the LG G4 has a removable 3,000 mAh battery.
This will see you connected to your world throughout the working day and beyond, plus take advantage of the included power management features to ensure you don't waste a minute.