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LG G4 vs LG G3 Comparison – What’s the difference? Which is Better?

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The new LG G4 has just been recently released in the Philippine market. So what have changed from its predecessor, the LG G3? Checkout out the list on what have changed between LG G4 vs LG G3 in our ultimate comparison.

Slightly curved body and screen

Inspired by the LG G Flex 2, the LG G4 has slightly curved body and display. The bend is particularly visible when you hold or put the device on a flat surface.

lg g4 vs lg g3 curved body

The curved is not just for some additional aesthetic appeal but it actually helps improving the viewing angles of the device.

Improved camera, bigger aperture lens and sharper images

Perhaps the camera is one of the most essential upgrade from LG G3.

LG upgraded the camera from 13MP f/2.2 to 16MP f/1.8, and it includes a Color Spectrum Sensor, dropping the dual tone flash.

The sensor size is now larger up at 1/2.3″, previously at 1/3″. The rest of the key features remained such as OIS and laser autofocus.

In terms of software features, LG G4 has a manual mode where you can set different parameters ranging from ISO, shutter speed to focus area and white balance. There’s also a SloMo feature similar found in Galaxy S6 and iPhone.

The difference in quality is clearly visible when putting the captured images from both phones side-by-side.

Genuine leather back cover

There are two options when you buy the G4: genuine leather (costs P1000 more) or metallic finish. The good news is that you can easily swap the back cover. The bad news is that the leather variant is more prone to scratches than the metallic finish back cover. Luckily, you can opt for a protective case for this.

LG G4 vs LG G3

Faster chipset

There’s quite a big leap in terms of performance and speed too. Thanks to the Snapdragon 808 hexacore chipset. Opening apps and running games is much smoother. Transiting from window to multi-window is now also faster.

I tried playing a 2k video on both devices, the LG G4 managed to close, open, forward or backward the high res video snappily, while the LG G3 stutters in some parts.

Clearer QHD Quantom display

The display is maintained to QHD (2556×1440 pixels) but LG stepped up the quality as the new IPS LCD is clearer, truer and brighter. LG dubbed the tech behind the new display on the G4 as Quantom Display.

LG G4 vs LG G3 philippine display

A bit louder speaker

We found that the new speaker on the LG G4 is a bit louder compared to its sibling. Maybe the tapered back of the G4 helped in channeling the audio out from the speaker.

OS and UI

There are also some changes in the software department particularly in Optimus UX 4 UI customization. A couple from the list is MoveCursor, it activates by holding the space button when typing, and PeakView which is enabled via swiping from top when screen is off.

More tactile rear keys

The rear keys of the LG G4 is now more finger-friendly because of the metal texture used and sloped shape. It’s also less resistance when pressing compared to the clicky buttons found on LG G3.

You can also watch our Ultimate Video Comparison LG G4 vs LG G3 video below.

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