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Yes, you read that correctly the new LG G4 smartphone takes RAW images. I didn’t believe it until I went to Best Buy to check out LG’s newest phone.

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Important Smartphone Features

When I’m looking for a new cell phone, there are three things that are important to me:

  1. Camera
  2. Battery Life
  3. Design (feel of it in my hand)

I’ll go through each of these three features on the LG G4. I went to Best Buy because I had to see for myself if the LG G4 was really as cool as it seems (spoiler: yes!)

LG G4 Camera Takes RAW Images

The best part of this mobile phone for me is the camera. I’ve said it before, the best camera is the one you have with you. Which means I want an awesome camera on my smart phone. As a scrapbooker and family storyteller, the quality of the photos are important, but I also want it to be easy to use.

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The LG G4’s camera is simple to use, yet has many of the same features of a DSLR camera. Here are a few specs for you camera experts.

  • f/1.8 aperture (great in low light)
  • Manual mode with 15 settings and over 135 options (this is what makes it similar to a DSLR)
  • 16MP rear facing camera
  • 8MP front facing camera (no more blurry selfies)

I love that both the front and rear cameras give you a high quality photo. I seriously love the camera on the LG G4 so much.

Before you complain about the RAW images taking up a lot of space, LG thought of that. The G4 has a microSD slot and you can add up to a 2TB microSD card. That should hold a few RAW images!

One last thing….when you are looking at your photos on the G4, you will be looking at them on a 5.5″ IPS Quantum Display. That means the display is brighter (great for looking at your phone in the sun,) more colorful and has more contrast. The resolution is 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD.)

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LG G4 Battery

The battery in a smartphone is my second most important feature because if the battery dies, I have no camera, no phone, no access to the outside world!!!! The G4 comes with a removable 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery. That means that you can take the battery out and put a new one in when the first battery is drained of all its power.

The first battery should last you all day (depending on what you are doing with it.) But being able to swap out batteries is such a cool feature. You could have 2 or 3 extra batteries and go for days without having to plug-in!

LG G4 Design

The G4 is available in either leather, metallic or a ceramic style back. I tried the metallic one and it feels very sleek and smooth. The metallic has a bit of a textured design on it, but it feels very smooth and the back is curved slightly to that it fits in your hand. I just picked it up and it felt good. Like it is meant to be held in your hand.

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The button to turn the G4 on and the volume is on the back right below the camera. When I first picked it up, I couldn’t find the buttons because I was looking at the sides. It seemed odd to have it on the back. But very quickly, I found that it actually makes more sense to have it on the back. It is much easier to use my pointer finger to press the button than it is to feel up and down the side for the button.

LG G4 Overall

I was very impressed with the LG G4. There seems to be a lot of thought that went into the features of this new smart phone.  Head on over to Best Buy and check it out for yourself. I think you will be impressed too. Let me know in the comments below what you think of the LG G4.

Disclosure: I was compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card for this post. All opinions are my own.