Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My new LG G4

For the last 6 years I've had Samsung phones. First one was the horrible Omnia, and boy oh boy that phone sucked! After that, I jumped on the Android bandwagon and got the awesome Galaxy S2 - I even blogged about it (read that blog here). I loved my S2, but sadly, close to the end of the 2 year contract it died a miserable death. It just failed to boot, and I tried and tried to do the factory reset thing, but it didn't work.

Then I got the Galaxy Note 3. It was slightly bigger than the S2, about 1.4 inches bigger haha. It was great. At first. I say "at first" because at some stage it got so ridiculously slow it wasn't even funny. I backed everything up and did a factory reset, but it never felt as fast and responsive as when I first got it.

I was still a Samsung fan, however, and for my next upgrade I would probably have gone with the S6 or Note 5. 

Then one of my friends came to visit, and she was bragging with her new Hauwei Ascend P7. I played a bit with it, and it was the first non-Samsung phablet I got my hands on. Damn was I impressed with that phone! I don't know why, but I always had this thing that anything that isn't Samsung would just be sub-par. But her phone clearly proved me wrong. 

It was a kind of revelation for me - it opened up my mind to maybe, for my next phone, get something that isn't Samsung. Although I loved my S2, it did die in the end. And my Note 3, which I also really liked AT FIRST, got so annoyingly slow, it kinda made me want to ditch the brand.

My choice was mainly between LG and Sony, and in the end I went for the LG G4. And damn I'm happy with it! It's got a 5.5 inch screen, so 0.2 inches smaller than the Note 3, but a higher resolution. It has 3 GIGS of RAM. 32 GIGS of storage, with the option to add up to 128 gig extra thanks to the SD card slot. A Snapdragon 808 processor. And a very good camera that can even shoot in RAW!

One thing I was quite afraid of was the fact that it doesn't have physical buttons below the screen like the Samsung does. And, being used to that for 6 years caused it to take me a full week to get used to the on-screen buttons. Nice thing though, is you can customize them!

Anyway, I've had the phone for a few weeks now, and I absolutely love it. I know it's too soon to tell, but so far so good. So good indeed! 

If you are a die-hard Samsung fan and would never consider using another Android brand, I was a die-hard Samsung fan too. I am still a fan, just not an exclusive one anymore. For the next two years I'm putting my faith in my new LG G4. It was a lot cheaper than a Samsung Flagship, and it's a damn good phone. 

I will keep you posted!

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