LG G4 – A worthwhile buy?

So, here we have the LG G4.  Yes, I know it was already released in April of this year, 2015, it’s almost time for newer flagships but, better late than never.  I promise, I did try my best to get a review unit but, I guess this phone was just so popular that there was just not enough units to go around.

 

In my view, the G4 is an upgrade to the G3 which was in-turn an upgrade to the G2.  A worthwhile one though, especially if you have the G2.

 

Before jumping in, let’s look at the things you should know.

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Call+ – not accessible to blind users on Android

What is Call+?

Call+ is an app with in-app purchases but, essentially you can make phone calls to regular phones to a number of countries absolutely free.

 

There are versions for both iOS and Android.

 

I downloaded the app from the Android Playstore and installed it on an LG G2 running Android v4.4, KitKat with the Talkback beta installed.

 

The installation of Call+ took a few seconds on my 3g connection.

 

Upon opening the app, I was asked to enter my own phone number to
initiate the app.

 

The list of countries was easy to navigate and I managed to select South
Africa reasonably quick.

It would be nice if I could just type in the first few letters but, hey,
I only have to do this once so, no big deal.

 

After I have selected South Africa, I entered the rest of my phone
number in the edit field just below.

And a little further down, there was a start button with terms and
conditions just underneath that.

 

I double tapped on the start button to continue and was asked to confirm
if my number is such and such.

 

Here I was given two options.  I could edit my number by double tapping
the edit button or the ok button if I was satisfied and yes, my number
was entered correctly so, I decided to proceed.

 

When I double tapped ok, I was told that an sms was sent to my number.

 

This sms contained a 6 digit code that I then entered into the provided
edit field.

 

On this screen, you are also able to request for the system to phone you
instead with a code.  By proceeding, you also acknowledge that you agree
with the terms and conditions.

 

Upon completing the entry, it just jumped to the next screen without
warning.

 

Everything on this screen was 100% inaccessible.

 

The app on Android is useless from this point on.

How developers can make such mistakes is beyond me.

It is almost as if they are doing this intentionally.

 

I contacted the developer so, let’s see what kind of response I’ll be getting from them.

Web site and download

Visit the Call+ web site at www.callpl.us.

You can download Call+ from the Android Playstore or from Apple’s Appstore.

LG g3 beat now in South Africa

Johannesburg, 16 October 2014 — The LG G3 Beat is now available in South Africa and it is the little brother of the LG G3.

 

The G3 Beat comes standard with HD IPS display which means the brightness and clarity of the resolution shows colours as close to real life as possible. It has a 5 inch screen which is large enough to view pictures and videos with ease.

 

The 5 inch screen might sound large, but the G3 Beat retained the Floating Arc design of the G3. It fits comfortably in one hand, in your pocket and in your clutch bag.

 

The G3 Beat fits perfectly into all aspects of your life. Head down to your nearest MTN or Vodacom stores and get yours today.

 

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
  • Display: 5.0-inch HD IPS (1280 x 720, 294ppi)
  • Memory: 8GB and includes 16GB Micro SD Card
  • Camera: Rear 8MP with Laser Auto Focus / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 2,540mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Size: 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3mm
  • Weight: 134 g
  • Network: 4G LTE / HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/Glonass, NFC, USB 2.0
  • Colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold
  • Other: Touch & Shoot, Smart Keyboard, QuickMemo+, Gesture Shot