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LG G4c - Delightfully Comfortable

LG G4c - Delightfully Comfortable
Being around for a couple of years, compact versions of flagships aren't anything new. Almost all major manufacturers feature one compact device in their line-up attempting to distil the excellence of a premium smartphone into something smaller and more affordable. Taking something with ultimate performance and scaling it down isn’t an easy undertaking by any means. Balancing out all components is crucial in order to end up with a device closely resembling the original. Whether LG has succeeded, stick around to find out!

LG G4c


LG’s curved smartphones received tons of media attention when they were first launched. Unlike standard smartphone design, introducing a slight curvature to the phone’s chassis resulted in incredible ergonomic properties. The phone simply hugs the palm of your hand and wants to stay there forever; not the case with many smartphones as lots of repair shops can tell you. Like its closer relatives, LG G4c takes the same recipe for comfort and introduces a slight curve combined with dimensions that perfectly fit into any hand (139.7 x 69.8 x 10.2 mm). Even though it is made out of polycarbonate, G4c emanates a feeling of quality from all design elements, such as LG’s signature button placement.

LG G4c


Selecting the right display can be tricky in this segment. Manufacturers want something with sufficient performance without breaking the budget, two things that don’t get along really well. Since LG is one of the biggest manufacturers of displays in the world, they were bound to have something great laying around. A 5-inch IPS LCD panel producing 720 x 1280 pixels was selected for the job, ultimately delivering admirable performance in the segment. Thanks to its IPS credentials, the screen is able to deliver a sharp viewing experience from a wide range of angles. Additionally, colours are well-balanced and accurate which can’t be said for all screens in this price range. The brightness sensor can get overzealous with dimming the screen in order to conserve power, but that is easily remedied by turning brightness up manually.

LG G4c


Powering LG G4c is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 backed by Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Snapdragon 410 is a fairly reliable quad-core CPU with enough processing power for standard tasks such as light gaming, browsing the web, and watching multimedia. In today’s world of heavy multitasking, 1GB can be a tight squeeze for some apps. You don’t experience it directly within an application, but cycling quickly through a few apps will reveal the issue. Average users shouldn’t worry though, as it’s not that noticeable in everyday tasks. Worth mentioning is the fact that LG breaks the one day battery life barrier by lasting nearly two full days of moderate usage, a feature seldom found on today’s power hungry devices.


LG G4c


In charge of imaging is an 8-megapixel main camera combined with a 5-megapixel front camera. Like numerous sensors in this price range, there is definitely room for improvement, but G4c manages to balance elements like detail, colour accuracy, and brightness with satisfactory results. Extracting more from the camera can be done by spending some time deep within the settings, but it’s not time we are willing to waste on photos destined for social networks.

Even though LG G4c is worlds apart from its bigger brother in terms of specs, we feel that LG managed to recreate the experience on a smaller scale by featuring similar design elements and enough processing power to make the entire experience delightful. Those looking for a modestly priced LG G4 should definitely give this smartphone a closer look!

 


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