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Review: LG G4 for Verizon Wireless

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Beg to differ


Jun 12, 2015, 4:08 PM
Eric, there is one point you keep hammering that I beg to differ with you on. I understand you HATE plastic, but that doesn't mean "there's no point to buying the plastic version".

I ALWAYS put my phone in a case to protect it. Once its in an Otterbox or something similar you can't tell if its plastic or leather (or if its plastic or a metal/glass phone for that matter really). So one could argue as well that unless you were't going to use a case at all there's no point to paying extra for leather (that's going to be hidden inside the case).

Personally I think people are putting way too much emphasis on the materials and not on the performance of phones. I've had plastic phones and have a metal/glass one now. With it in a case you...

Jun 12, 2015, 5:59 PM
The position of tech sites and its editors, is to promote the idea that an expensive device should feel premium.

I feel while the point is valiant, it fails to embrace an encompassing user experience. It is easy to make a point of metal vs plastic for marketing and sales. However, service after the sale is often ignored by these sites. What good is a metal device if it is rendered useless due to not being easily serviced? This is premium? Frankly, the editors don't give a damn because when is the last time they had to deal with service centers for battery issues and broken ports? They don't hold onto a phone long enough to worry about longevity issues that are inherent to full term contracts.

I asked Eric how he would feel if a guit...

Jun 12, 2015, 9:18 PM
You said

"But, in all honesty, the industry is trying to groom the consumers for full dependency on industry control. Sell the consumer an expensive device but eliminate any control. "

but they already do that it's called the iPhone 😲

Jun 12, 2015, 6:32 PM
To add to your point, if there's a wireless charging option (I thought I read that somewhere) and it requires removal of the stock back, then a cheap stock back is good.

Errata to the review: microphone is on the bottom, no?

Eric is my go-to reviewer. The only key element missing from his reviews is a statement about whether the phone being reviewed supports the Apt-X codec.

Jun 13, 2015, 9:16 PM
I've had both the G2 and G3 and can honestly say I've been extremely happy with both and I was not an LG fan at all before them. Only got the 2 because it was free when I started service and bought some iPhones.

Jun 15, 2015, 11:47 AM
The only real thing missing from all the reviews? Battery performance after 5-6 months. They usually drop drastically.

Jun 17, 2015, 7:26 AM
Why spend the extra $50 for something you will never see?

Plus, all the third party cases I saw explicitly said they will not fit the G4 Leather Editions.

I just ordered a few spare batteries and two folio cases to try.


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