In a grand launch at Solaire Resorts tonight, LG G4 was officially launched in the Philippines with LG officers, celebrities, the media, and bloggers.
Transforming Solaire Theater into a venue of ‘greatness‘, LG Philippines unveiled its much anticipated newest flagship smartphone – the LG G4 – in the Philippines a few hours ago. Last April 29, 2015, LG Electronics unveiled its newest flagship LG G4 smartphone in six cities worldwide: New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Istanbul and Seoul.
Inviting everyone to “See the Great, Feel the Great”, the prestigious event was hosted by Asia’s Next Top Model mentor Joey Mead-King; and graced by a number of prominent personalities such as Anton Del Rosario, Mika Lagdameo, LA Tenorio, Troy Montero, Aubrey Miles, Marie Lozano and more.
Award-winning photographer Niccolo Cosme also praised the LG G4 as he talked about his collaboration with LG through the CSR project entitled “See the Greatness in You”.
LG G4 Photos and Design
Aside from Cosme’s portraits taken as part of the CSR project, included in the exhibit were photos of scrumptious dishes taken by Anton Diaz of leading food blog Our Awesome Planet, which gave viewers a preview of his “100 Great Cuisines in the Philippines” search with the LG G4.
Melo Villareal of well-known travel site Out of Town Blog contributed photos of Manila’s greatest sceneries, also taken with an LG G4. And completing the roster of LG G4 advocates is renowned motion picture director and producer Pepe Diokno, who used the using the highly-capable LG G4 to create a short film, which was presented during the launch event.
On the design aspect, what makes the design of the LG G4 so unique is the luxurious and environmentally-friendly, genuine leather which is hand-crafted at the rear cover. Other material options are pure Ceramic White with 3D patterns, artisan-forged Metallic Gray and lustrous Shiny Gold.
The new elegance of the LG G4 is a refreshing change from the uniformly flat, full metal designs that have been become standard across the industry. The LG G4’s design is defined by the Slim Arc, which runs along its entire body, highlighted by a display with a subtle curvature. More than just a design accent, Slim Arc offers more durability than a flat smartphone in face-down drops and gives the smartphone a more comfortable and secure feel in the hand.
“The LG G4 has finally arrived in the Philippines, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce our newest innovation to our local consumers,” LG Mobile Philippines Vice President Jay Won said. “The LG G4 is set to not only revolutionize the smartphone industry, but also add substantial value to consumers’ lives. It is the most ambitious phone LG has ever created, promising world-class performance and optimal greatness.”
LG G4 Features
The 16-megapixel camera of the LG G4 is said to capture stunning images even under less than ideal lighting conditions. The camera module features an industry-first wide F1.8 aperture lens that allows 80 percent more light to reach the sensor. LG improved low-light performance even further with OIS 2.0, which doubles the performance of the OIS+ by expanding the range of image stabilization from one degree to two degrees on the X- and Y-axis and adding a third axis for the first time.
For the professionals, the LG G4’s Manual Mode comes in handy as it allows experienced photographers to exercise more artistic expression by directly controlling the focus, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation and white balance for every shot. Advanced photographers can also save their photos in RAW format, in addition to JPEG, for more precise editing with no loss of details.
The advanced camera in the LG G4 is complemented by Color Spectrum Sensor (CSS), the first feature of its kind to find its way into a smartphone. CSS improves color accuracy by precisely reading the RGB values of the ambient light in a scene, as well as the infrared light reflected from objects.
And for selfies good enough to frame, LG included an industry-leading eight-megapixel front-facing camera for sharp, detailed portraits and group shots.
Moreover, it is the first smartphone to use LG Display’s new 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Display, which offers 20 percent greater color reproduction, 25 percent improvement in brightness and 50 percent greater contrast. Furthermore, it has a high-capacity 3,000mAh removable battery.
LG G4 Specs
- Chipset: 1.8 GHz Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
- Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
- Memory: 32GB eMMC ROM, 3GB LPDDR3 RAM / microSD slot
- Camera: Rear 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0 / Front 8MP with F2.0 Aperture
- Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Size: 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm
- Weight: 155g
- Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1LE / NFC / USB 2.0
- Colors: Metallic Gray / Shiny Gold / Ceramic White
- (Genuine Leather) Black / Brown / Red
- Other: Manual Mode / Gesture Interval Shot / Quick Shot
LG G4 Philippine Price
The LG G4 comes in genuine leather (black, brown and red), ceramic white, metallic gray and shiny gold. The LG G4 Philippine price for the ceramic and metallic variants retail for P31,990 while the leather variant LG G4 price is P32,990.