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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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

The LG G3 in South Africa

It was recently confirmed by LG that the latest flagship phone, the LG G3 will be coming to South Africa.

However, this is not an accessible device for those within our borders. The overlay software that was plunked onto an otherwise accessible Android v4 Kitkat, broke all the accessibility.

LG South Africa refused to interact with us to fix these issues and snubbed all our attempts to communicate with them.

So, if you are blind or visually impaired and you were considering the LG G3, consider no more. You’ll be wasting your time.

The LG G2 was working fine whilst it was running on Android v4.2 but, LG broke most of the accessibility when the upgrade was released in March this year. So, the LG G2 with Android v4.4 is also a goner.

Sorry guys. I am also quite sad as I’ve enjoyed my LG G2 but, accessibility is more important than specs and good battery life.

I will update this post if anything changes.