The 5 reasons why LG’s G4 display is one of the best on the market
The LG G4 is one of our favourite smartphones of 2015. It has a sleek design, expandable storage and plenty of handy software additions. But what really sets it apart from the crowd is the outstanding camera and fantastic display. The pixel-packed QHD panel is bright, vibrant, colour accurate and rich in detail and makes using the LG G4 a real pleasure.
But, just what goes into making a display really shine? Let’s take a look at five reasons which make the screen on the LG G4 one of the best on the planet.
In just a few years, the displays on our smartphones have gone from strength to strength. Those devices we stash away in our jeans pocket now have screens packed with more pixels than the 42-inch plus televisions in our living rooms. That’s quite amazing.
2014 saw the introduction of Quad-HD displays into smartphones, with the LG G3 leading the pack with its gorgeous 1440x2560 panel. A year on and the LG G4 improves on the formula once again, with its class-leading super-high resolution display.
Quad-HD basically means it has four-times as many pixels as 720p displays, and more pixels means even crispier, beautiful looking images. Your pictures will have more pop and vibrancy, games will pack more detail and reading text will be easier on your eyes.
It’s all in the detail
But, resolution isn’t everything when it comes to making an incredible display. It’s just the start. The LG G4’s screen is built upon Quantum Display technology, which produces high-contrast, vibrant and super accurate images It’s the only smartphone screen that displays a similar colour expression to the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) standard, meaning the most cinematic and realistic screen we’ve ever seen on a smartphone.
It’s an IPS panel too - which stands for In Plane Switching - and this is vital for ensuring that the display looks just as good from every angle.
The final piece of the jigsaw is called in-cell Touch. This improves the responsiveness of the screen, so every time you touch and tap it it’ll know exactly what you want to do.
These all combine to make one of the best smartphones displays ever.
Ahead of the curve
We’ve seen phones utilise curved displays before, but the LG G4 does it in a way that adds numerous benefits without sacrificing usability.
The slight curvature of the display gives the phone a natural feel, whether you’re slipping it in your pocket or answering a phone call. It sits perfectly against your face, or in your palm, and it just makes sense.
The perfect size
When you pick up the LG G4 you might be a little bit surprised to learn that the display actually measures 5.5-inches. And even though that’s almost creeping into ‘phablet’ territory, the G4 somehow manages to feel compact in the hand. It’ll even slip, with ease, into your jeans.
This pocketable size is achieved through a number of of clever design choices. First off are the slim bezels, which give you an almost edge-to-edge feel and gives the impression you’re simply holding a super high-resolution display in your hands.
LG also, just like it did with the G4’s two predecessors, has altered convention by moving the power and volume controls from the side to the rear of the device. This narrows down the sides, gives the screen more room and actually makes for a natural experience when unlocking the device.
The benefits are clear to see
All these features we’ve mentioned combine to create a fantastic all-round display. But the best way to really show it off is to put it through its paces.
Try watching a YouTube video at 1440p resolution, downloading a graphically intense game like Dead Trigger 2 or Vain Glory or getting up close and personal with your photos. The difference is clear to see.