Following the announcement of the LG G4 last month, talk of some different versions of the phone have been rife. Now these rumours have been confirmed after LG revealed two brand new mid-range versions of the G4 to the world.
Offering up the LG G4 Stylus and LG G4c, you’ll now have three options if you fancy grabbing yourself a version of the LG flagship. So, let’s take a look at each of the new mid-rangers!
The name certainly gives a lot away with this LG handset, but there’s more to it than just a fancy pen being shoved beside it in the box.
Offering a larger screen that the standard LG G4 device, you get a full 5.7” of 720p glass to play with, with two sets of internal kit to choose from as well.
The 4G version of the phone packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, whilst the 3G model packs a slightly faster 1.4GHz octa-core effort. The only other difference between the two comes with the camera, with the 4G version boasting 13 megapixels over the 3G’s eight.
The G4 Stylus shows off a five megapixel front snapper, whilst 1GB RAM and a 3000mAh battery tops things off for the LG handset. Other features include Laser Autofocus, which allows the rear camera to take pictures faster than most other non-LG phones.
Pricing up at €349 (£250), the G4 Stylus looks like it could be one of the more popular phones of 2015 considering the qualities it’s threatening to possess.
So we’ve got a flagship version and a phablet version of the G4 to play with, so it only makes sense that we get ourselves a more modest version of the phone as well.
The G4c sports a lighter weight spec sheet than the G4 Stylus, with just a 5” 720p display making its way onto the device, whilst a 1.2GHz quad-core processor is also included.
The very same 1GB RAM is a nice touch, whilst the 8 megapixel camera doesn’t feature the aforementioned Laser Autofocus – which is a shame.
A smaller 2540mAh battery might be disappointing at first, but in reality it offers a very similar overall battery life to the Stylus thanks to the smaller screen.
One plus point for the G4c is its €249 (£180) price, which is obviously a lot cheaper than the LG G4 Stylus and flagship versions.
As with the LG G4, both the Stylus and G4c models each pack the Android Lollipop operating system, with the LG UX 4.0 user interface thrown on top. This means that you’re guaranteed a great piece of mobile software from the get-go, with plenty of features also a part of the package.
Of course, this also ensures that you’ll be getting more than enough updates over the course of the systems lifetime, although an update to the Android M isn’t guaranteed.
Written by Luke Hatfield