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# 172074 11-May-2015 10:51
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Is anyone else interested in this phone? I'm liking the look of the camera features and the leather back.

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  # 1301822 11-May-2015 11:01
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I did wonder when this thread was going to get created, not that I am interested in the phone or anything. Would prefer metal clad phones over plastic with leather case.

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  # 1301832 11-May-2015 11:16
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I am interested, however my HTC M7 is still going along quite nicely so might wait another year or until this gets down to $800 or so.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1301859 11-May-2015 11:39
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I've only own a G3 for five months, so won't be looking at upgrading for quite a while, but based on my experience with the G3 I'd no doubt buy the G4 (though, like another poster, only when it came down to a price level I can afford - I paid a bit over $600 for the G3, which is a lot of phone for that sort of money).

But, unlike my previous phone purchases, I'm planning on keeping this G3 for a while as this is the first time I've bought a decent-spec phone that won't be completely useless in a year or so - I'd imagine I'd only look at upgrading at about the time the G6 comes out! (famous last words...)

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  # 1301937 11-May-2015 13:28
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A few too many compromises made with the software for me. 

Will hold off for the Note 5, unless the Sony Z4 is something special.

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  # 1301971 11-May-2015 14:18
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Got pretty average reviews. Glad I stuck with the decision for an S6 Edge.

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  # 1302377 11-May-2015 23:27
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It's on my shortlist: SDcard, removable battery, Band 28, not too big - just. There are not many new models around that meet those few requirements. As a plus, it has Android 5.1.

As for the pretty average reviews Networkn refers too, on performance, GSMarena sums it up thus:

"Overall, LG G4 didn't impress in our benchmark performance tests......

It is important to note, that we didn't experience any hiccups while using the smartphone in real life - LG G4 felt snappy and ultra-responsive regardless of the task we threw at it. High-end gaming wasn't an issue either - LG G4 ran Dead Trigger 2 and Real Racing 3 without breaking a sweat."
www.gsmarena.com/lg_g4_preview-review-1248p4.php

So it might not be the fastest around, but in practice I'm not going to notice it. Besides, anything is going to be faster than my S3!

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  # 1302664 12-May-2015 11:53
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Can't wait till it gets to NZ! I am on a Samsung S4 and will buy a G4 as soon as it is available in NZ.

Looks like it won't be carried by Spark / Vodafone / 2 degrees though, and I have been told by LG NZ helpline it won't be here till at least Q3. yell

 
 
 
 


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  # 1302667 12-May-2015 12:07
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supabread: Can't wait till it gets to NZ! I am on a Samsung S4 and will buy a G4 as soon as it is available in NZ.

Looks like it won't be carried by Spark / Vodafone / 2 degrees though, and I have been told by LG NZ helpline it won't be here till at least Q3. yell


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  # 1302680 12-May-2015 12:35
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Only had my G3 for a month but love it, wouldn't hesitate to get a G4 once the price was right (waiting nearly a year from G3 release allowed me to get mine for $350).

Hoping some of the G4 camera functions will be ported to the G3 through custom roms.

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  # 1302720 12-May-2015 13:07
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I quite like the look of it. But I fear it will fail the 'fit in the pocket' test, especially when it is in a case. Still hopefully the price will be apparent and there will be physical handsets available before I replace my M7 this year.
I've got an LG smartwatch but have no experience of their phones. Is it likely that there would be a cover that replaced the back cover and covers the screen, like the ones you can get for S3,4&5?




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  # 1302722 12-May-2015 13:14
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Its the same physical size as the G3, i havn't found a pair of pants it hasnt fit into and thats with it in my spigen slim armour case. Yes there are cases with a cover, the g3 and im guessing g4 also do a quick circle function which is pretty cool.


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  # 1302724 12-May-2015 13:18
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Dingbatt: I quite like the look of it. But I fear it will fail the 'fit in the pocket' test, especially when it is in a case. Still hopefully the price will be apparent and there will be physical handsets available before I replace my M7 this year.
I've got an LG smartwatch but have no experience of their phones. Is it likely that there would be a cover that replaced the back cover and covers the screen, like the ones you can get for S3,4&5?


I'm assuming the dimensions are similar to the G3 (given the screen is the same at 5.5"), and I don't have any issue fitting that in any of my trouser pockets. Many cases, including mine, is one that replaces the phone's back panel, so they don't have to add significantly to the bulk of the phone. I don't think I'd ever want to go back to a smaller-screened phone.

Case-wise, I read in one review of the G4 about the lack of wireless charging with the supplied back panel, so those wanting that would need to buy a separate back (or possibly just the necessary circuit?). The main option will be the LG quick circle case, or a 3rd-party version of this (I've got an eBay knock-off for my G3 and while the case is good wireless charging is a bit hit-and-miss, as per many others' findings - very fussy about location on the charging dock). I'm assuming there are cases for the G3 and will be for the G4 that cover the fully front of the phone (ie, don't have the 'quick circle' hole for immediate access to various features like camera, clock etc).



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  # 1302935 12-May-2015 16:13
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Dingbatt: I quite like the look of it. But I fear it will fail the 'fit in the pocket' test, especially when it is in a case. Still hopefully the price will be apparent and there will be physical handsets available before I replace my M7 this year.
I've got an LG smartwatch but have no experience of their phones. Is it likely that there would be a cover that replaced the back cover and covers the screen, like the ones you can get for S3,4&5?


Yes if you read the UK reviews they must have displayed the quick circle flipcover at the event. It appears that you can't have a leather back and a flip cover but some of the flip covers have wireless charging built in
 

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  # 1305607 15-May-2015 09:36
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Yep. This will be my next phone. Currently using a Nexus 4.

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  # 1305617 15-May-2015 09:49
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Good screen, good camera, microSD, removable battery. A lot to like here for my use-cases. Will hold off this for now, hoping they announce a similarly specc'd phablet.




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