LG G4 - Sprint

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Expert Review

The LG G4 is a very well-appointed, well-equipped smart phone. However, for fans of expandability, it’s one of a dwindling number of smartphones that offers a removable battery and a microSD slot to expand storage space. Overall, reviewers have noted that the LG G4 checks off all the boxes for a premium smartphone. The processor’s fast and the display, at 5.5 inches, comes in at 531 DPI, which is at the upper tier of image and text resolution. Reviewers have raved about the brightness and color reproduction of the screen.

The G4’s cameras are where the phone really shines. It with a 16 megapixel camera, up from its predecessor’s 13 megapixel camera, which also exports to RAW. In addition, the camera continues to use LG’s laser autofocus system for shooting photos. The video conference camera (which, to be fair, is probably more often used for selfies) comes in at 8 megapixels; it's an improvement from last year and as good or better than many budget and midrange devices.

This phone is certainly no slouch, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (with six cores), tying the device together with 3GB of RAM, clocked at 1.8 Ghz. The device plays nicely with Google Wallet with its NFC chip, which can also be used for short range data transfer. LG also supplies the devices with 32GB of onboard storage. The G4 is also one of the few premium phones left that allow access to the phone’s battery and that offers a microSD slot. It’s pretty much identical to last year’s G3 battery shells, which appear to be metal, with additional options for real leather and ceramic-looking back plates. The microSD slot will allow expandability and use of cards up to 2 TB (yes, that’s two terabytes ladies and gentlemen) of data. That’s a lot of storage to sock away as much music, videos, apps or anything else digital you think you might need.Rating: 4.25/5

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