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First Unboxing of LG G4 Philippine Dual Sim 4G LTE Leather Variant, First Impressions

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LG’s latest flagship, LG G4, is finally here. And we got the privilege to unbox first the beast out of its box.

The LG G4 we received is the dual-SIM 4G LTE genuine leather variant (metallic back costs 1k lesser). Both sim slots can accommodate 4G LTE connection simultaneously.

LG Philippines announced that they’re are throwing a free 32GB microSD card, expanding G4’s internal storage of 32GB. If you like to max out the storage, you can add up to 128GB of microSD card.

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If you’ve loved the LG G3 then you’ll surely love the G4 more. Why? It feels sleeker and more premium. Thanks to the slighty curved body and leathery feel of the back, the LG G4 is comfortable and easy to hold in hands. It’s also worth mentioning that this is a genuine leather layered on a polycarbonate case.

The 5.5-inch profile of LG G4 is incredibly small compared to the size of other devices such as the iPhone 6 plus. I’m impressed how LG managed to squeeze the 5.5-inch screen into a 5-inch body. I’m happy that I can just put the G4 in any of my pockets.

LG continued to put the rear-keys and power button behind. But it only took a bit of time to get used when using the physical keys.

LG G4 comes with the latest LG Optimus UX4 UI on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. Anywhere is smooth and fluid to use even while running a 2K video on window mode. I’ll still be using the G4 extensively, so watch out for our upcoming review.

Depending on where you will buy the LG G4, official LG price starts at P32,000. But from online you can get the LG G4 for as low as P26,500 including the free microSD card and a battery case including a 2-yr LG warranty.

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LG G4 specs

Display: 5.5-inch QHD IPS Quantom dot display (534ppi)
Gorilla Glass 3, slightly curved body
Dimension: 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm, 155g weight
CPU: Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core processor, dual 1.82GHz A57, quad 1.44GHz A53
GPU: Adreno 418 graphics
Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB internal, max 128GB microSD card
Camera: 16MP, OIS, 1/2.6″, laser auto-focus, f/1.8, 2160p or 2K video
Front cam: 8MP, 1080p video
Connectivity: 4G LTE, dual SIM, dual LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Infrared, WiFi ac, USB host, SlimPort 4K to TV connection
Battery: 3,000mAh (54h endurance rating)
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Price: P26,500 – 32, 000 (depending where you purchase) incl. 2yrs LG warranty

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  1. Can you confirm that the Dual Sim Dual LTE has 4G support on both sim card slots?. I am checking this for the past week, & i couldn’t find a convincing reply for this question.As i know G4-H818N has dual lte support mentioned on the Hongkong LG website. What is the model number of the phone under your review.

    • Based from official press their dual-SIM LG G4 is dual-LTE. I can’t check it at the moment ’cause our network needs us to subscribe to 4G LTE service before getting any 4G signal. Another thing on how can I assure you is that both IMEI of the SIMS support the same radio band from GSM to 3G and FDD 4G LTE. They have the same signal bands. Hope this helps.

    • I can confirm that they don’t both work at the same time. I just got the phone a couple of days ago and have both SMART and GLOBE postpaid LTE plans. When I try to put both on LTE, it says the SIM 2 can’t be set to WCDMA while SIM 1 is, and vice versa! :/ GSM/WCDMA/LTE is all grouped under one selection. The other selections are GSM/WCDMA auto, WCDMA only or GSM only. I currently have it set to SMART LTE in SIM 1 and Globe GSM only in SIM 2 because it won’t allow anything else. If there’s something I’m doing wrong, I’d love to know about it.

      • Hey Ry,
        Thanks for testing it out. But to further clarify, the two slots can accommodate LTE signals, right?

      • That’s correct. Just not simultaneously. It’s about a 2 or 3 step process. Better than having to remove the SIM and put it in the other slot! haha~

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