LG’s new flagship smartphone, the G4, is official. If you’ve been following this space, none of that should come as a surprise: virtually everything about the phone has either leaked or has already been announced by LG over the past few weeks. But the lack of surprise doesn’t take away from the fact that the G4 is LG’s new flagship, the phone that will go head to head with the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 when it hits shelves in a few weeks.
Disappointed that the Galaxy S6 dropped the SD card slot and removable battery? Good news: the LG G4 has both of those.
Not really good news, since the phone is too damn big. If I wanted a phablet, I would’ve picked up a Note 4 at the end of last year. It’s really hard to find a good Android phone under 5.5″, and virtually impossible to actually walk into a store and put your hands on one in the US. Either the software is piss-poor, the camera is embarrassing when compared to the iPhone’s, the battery runs low by 1pm with semi-heavy use, a paltry amount of internal storage, or any combination of the above. Even at $700+, the phones are decent at best.