The just announced LG G4 is all the rave at the moment. As a flagship device, it packs quite a punch. There’s the lovely 5.5-inch IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3, the hexa-core processor and 4GB RAM of RAM running on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Optimus UX 4.0 user interface. And then, there’s a 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation and a hefty 3,000 mAh battery. What’s not to like?
Here is the problem: in the LG G4 hands-on benchmark results comparison published by GSMArena, the G4 falls behind most of the competition badly. Specifically, it falls behind the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, HTC One M9, and even the older LG Flex2. Since I have a Motorola Nexus 6 here with me, I ran two of the benchmark tests on it, and even this 6-month old flagship beats the G4.
I have modified GSMArena’s table slightly by inserting results for the Motorola Nexus 6. Have a look:
Of course, for most every day tasks, no-one will notice these differences. But what’s the fun if we can’t throw a few comparison figures around? So, you answer the question: Did the LG G4 come to a gunfight with a machete? Yay or nay?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.