First impressions of LG G4c – a mid-range smartphone with flagship design
We got our hands on the LG G4c, and now we’re going to test and review it. Before we show you the extensive review, we’d like to share our first impressions of the smartphone.
As the name suggests, G4c is a lot like its bigger and powerful brother, G4. The resemblance is huge in both the front and rear panels. We have the power and volume control buttons, and the same diamond texture as in the plastic version of the classic model. Design is one of the phone’s biggest advantages because this is a budget device with flagship features. It is not the slimmest smartphone on the market with its 10.2mm, but the slightly rounded back makes it easy to handle even with one hand.
When it comes to hardware, things are a little different, which is to be expected considering the price difference. As a representative of the mid-range, G4c features the popular Snapdragon 410 processor, accompanied by 1GB RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU. We played some Real Racing 3, and we can say that we didn’t experience any serious lag. A pleasant surprise was that after 30 minutes of gaming the device remained cool, so we will expect excellent results in our temperatures test.
We know about the low energy consumption of Qualcomm’s mobile chip, so the 2540 mAh battery can probably provide high endurance. Naturally, those are just assumptions that we’ll be able to back up or deny after our tests are done.
Software-wise we are usually more than satisfied with LG’s smartphones. The same goes for G4c because of its appealing user interface, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and well-known functionalities like the double tap on the screen, or sliding downwards on a locked screen to check the time, date, battery etc. Still, don’t expect a huge list of pre-installed applications or too much functionality – something we’ve seen in other LG models, and not just flagships.
Despite the gloomy weather, the first photos we took looked pretty good, so we placed the 8MP camera in LG G4’s win column, although it is also noticeable that there aren’t many settings to tweak in that department. We found out that it can film Full HD videos. You can expect a post with some of the photos taken with the device, as well as a full camera analysis in the review.
We have to mention the 8GB internal memory. That’s not a problem for some, because there is a microSD slot available, but others would consider it unacceptable for a phone in this price range to offer so little storage space, with part of it being taken by the OS. We’re not picking sides, we just had to mention that there’s 8GB of memory available.
|Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (quad-core, 1.20GHz, Cortex-A53)
|5-inch IPS LCD capacitive multitouch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
|Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, А-GPS
|8MP with autofocus and LED flash (rear), 5MP (front)
|69.8 x 139.7 x 10.2 mm