Ringing in the changes
There’s a smartphone to suit any budget, writes Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
LG’S flagship phone, out next week, stands out like a leather-bound tome in a library of paperbacks. That is thanks to its luxurious leather back panel, and subtly curved screen. Mercifully, the G4 has the smarts to back up its tall-poppy appearance. Its 16-megapixel camera features a wide, f1.8 aperture and larger image sensor aided by infra-red focal guidance. There’s an 8-megapixel selfie camera upfront, a sizeable 3000mAh battery, and LED enhancements that make its 5.5-inch display look brighter. It omits a fingerprint scanner and doesn’t match the speed of its rivals, but the LG G4 is an able and attractive sharpshooting contender.
$949 / LG.COM/AU