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From the moment the LG G4 screen came to life – I was infatuated. Not only does it look good with a softly curved design and several chic finishes, it also handles easily and performs well. This phone does not disappoint.
LG G4: Under The Hood
- 5.86″ length x .39″ depth with a multi-touch 5.5″ Quad HD screen / weight: 5.47 oz
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 Processor / 64-bit Hexa Core CPU
- Removable 3,000 mAh battery
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- 3GB RAM with 32GB Built In Memory + up to 2 TB via optional microSDXC
- Smart Powersaver Mode – extends battery life and reduces power consumption
- Rear-located volume up and down and power/sleep button
- Available Finishes: Genuine Leather Black, Genuine Leather Brown, Metallic Grey, Ceramic White
Remember when the most important part of a cell phone was how often it dropped calls? Now, one of the first questions people ask is, “What kind of camera does it have?” Most of us have shelved standalone cameras in favor of snapping moments with a phone. It’s more convenient, already something you have with you and let’s you edit and share at the same time. But it can’t be just any phone with any camera – it must be reliable, sharp and fast. The LG G4 has all of that, and more, covered.
The LG G4 Camera
With the LG G4, resolution, sharpness, speed and versatility have all been improved. The G4 features a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture and three shooting modes: Simple, Auto and Manual (with RAW capabilities for more control over post processing).
While using Auto still gives you amazing professional shots, you can also choose Manual and fine tune every image with advanced controls typically seen on DSLR cameras. Adjust aspects such as shutter speed, white balance, and ISO while using histogram and exposure compensation to achieve your ideal result.
Tip: Take a shot with just a quick double-tap of the rear button.
The LG G4 is also the first cellphone camera in the US to offer an f/1.8 aperture for faster shutter speeds and sharp, clear images even in low light.
The 1/2.6″ sensor gives you the power to get even closer so that macro shots are clean and sharp.
The front facing camera has been amped up as well, offering 8-megapixels and an adjustable “beautifying” filter to make sure you look your best for every selfie. Bonus: The LG G4 also offers picture-in-picture. So you can take a photo of what is in front of the camera and behind it at the same time.
The Color Spectrum Sensor on the new LG G4 helps to capture more accurate color with improved white balance, great enhancements for nature and food photography.
As if those weren’t enough reason to start snapping your moments with the LG G4, it also comes with Optical Image Stabilization and Laser Autofocus. Laser Auto Focus helps the camera to focus in an instant, even in low light. Optical image stabilization is also now better than ever too, so you get more crystal-clear images with less worry about camera shake.
Drive First App From Sprint
If you have children old enough to drive, then you already know that texting while driving can be a major concern and source of worry for parents. Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to get involved in a crash and 40% of American teens report that they text and drive.
Sprint wants to help you keep your kids safe in the car with a new app exclusively for Sprint customers: Sprint Drive First.
GET THE APP: Sprint Drive First is a FREE app available on Sprint phones which helps users of all ages keep their hands off their phone, and their eyes on the road. It’s fast and easy to set up and you only have to do it once. The app senses when you are going 10 mph or faster and will automatically:
- Sends calls to voicemail
- Silence email and other communication alerts
- Auto-reply to text messages letting the person know you are driving (message customization included)
The screen is blocked until you come to a stop so there’s no temptation to grab your phone (don’t worry, there’s an override button front and center for emergency situations) There is also a ‘parenting mode’ which helps track miles driven and lock, or unlock, certain apps.
THUMB WARS CAMPAIGN: DoSomething.org and Sprint are taking a different approach to prevent young drivers from texting while behind the wheel. How it Works:
- Young people sign up at ThumbWars.org and receive two pairs of anti-texting thumb socks
- They pick a friend or loved one they know who texts and drives and share the socks with them in a surprising way.
- They snap a pic of themselves and their friend wearing the thumb socks and send it to DoSomething.org
- Young people can also share important texting-and-driving stats (available on Thumbwars.com) to educate their friends.