LG G4 takes fight to rival flagships in bid to be 2015’s finest smartphone

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The LG G4 has arrived to make life greater and better. With an ever-so-slightly curved screen, QHD resolution and seductive leather behind, the LG G4 has chart-topping potential.BUP_DFT_DFT-4-6

LG has paid special attention to the materials utilised in its newest flagship Smartphone. The LG G4 is available in handcrafted, genuine full grain leather in three beautiful colours (black, brown and red) and the vegetable tanning process employed is an age-old tradition that requires skilled craftsmen to produce and dye the leather. 

LG G4’s leather back cover ages well, adding character to the Smartphone. Most importantly, vegetable tanned leather is environmental friendly and can be recycled easily, since no harsh chemicals are used. Other material options for the G4 rear cover include artisan-forged metallic grey, lustrous shiny gold. The chic coloured backs are distinguished by a textural hammered-array pattern, while the classic leather option comes with an exquisite threaded stitch.

The first thing you may – or indeed may not – notice about the LG G4 is that its screen curves ever so slightly. This design means that the vast majority of the Gorilla Glass 3-covered screen doesn’t quite touch the surface when you place your phone face-down (though why would you do such a terrible thing?), better protecting it from scratches. To this end, there is also a slight ‘lip’ around the edge of the screen. The front of the LG G4 is slightly curved to keep it out of contact with surfaces when face down. LG claims that this design also makes the screen more shatter-proof in case of drops.

The curved display is surrounded by a super-slim bezel on the sides, and has an elegant carbon-fibre effect under the glass. The display complements the rounded back of the phone.

One of the best design touches of the LG G3 was the rear-mounted volume rocker and power button, which is happily retained on the LG G4. The positioning is perfect (once you stop instinctively fiddling around the sides and top of the phone for these buttons), as you use fingers that naturally wrap around the back of your phone anyway, which leaves your thumb free to carry out on-screen actions.

The rear-mounted buttons, along with the removable back cover under which lay the SIM and micro SD slots, means that the only slots around the sides of the phone are the USB port and audio jack. There is also a virtually invisible pinprick of an IR blaster at the top of the phone, which lets you use your G4 as a remote control.

The lack of buttons, flaps and slots around the G4 makes for a clean design, while the clever positioning of buttons on the back of the phone means it’s also very ergonomic. The micro SD slot and SIM card are kept nicely hidden under the removable back cover of the LG G4. 

All LG Smartphone comes with a free flip cover, screen guard and a Smart Warranty that covers drop damage (if phone is damaged by user accidently), and liquid damage (if any liquid or such substance seeps into the phone accidently), so you can confidently use your phone without worrying about any accidental damage to it. The Smart Warranty comes absolutely free for one year with the purchase of any LG Smartphone from Abans showrooms island-wide.

And here’s another exclusive offer for HSBC Credit cardholders, where you get 12 months interest free plans plus one instalment waived off when you purchase a LG Smartphone from Abans. Hurry, this is a limited offer.