LG G4: RAW deal! ( and that's the good thing!)

The LG G4 provides unique the  camera option of shooting pictures in JPEG as well as  uncompressed RAW format

By V. Sudhakshina

Bangalore, July 27 2015: The LG G4 is ideal for photography enthusiasts, who would like to opt for a good camera phone instead of heavy Digital SLRs.

An interesting feature is the option of shooting pictures in  either JPEG and RAW format, offering better flexibility in image editing,  using advanced tools.  This feature is available only in half a handful of phones right now.

The 16 megapixels rear camera comes with f/1.8 aperture lens, laser auto focus, image stabilization, and image sensors.  Even the selfie camera is a good 8 megapixels with features like soft light, and gesture shots. With all these features the LG G4 gives you better picture quality. Not just still  images, you will also get fine video quality on the 5.5-inch display that supports Ultra HD 4K with 2560 x 1440 IPS resolution. Considering the heavy file sizes of RAW pictures, LG G4 offers built-in storage of 32 GB, which is expandable up to 2 TB.  

This smartphone runs on the 1.8 GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with 3 GB RAM. LG has also offers its own UI, the UX 4.0 on top of Android 5.1 lollipop. This allows easy app accessibility and navigation. There’s also a dual window option that lets you multitask by using two applications at the same time.

In terms of design, LG has kept the volume and power buttons at the rear of the device, which some might find inconvenient to use. The G4 features a leather casing that gives it a rugged and stylish look.  Weighing 155 grams, this smartphone feels light in your palm.

Priced around Rs. 50,000, the LG G4 is a good choice if you are serious about photography through your smartphone.