LG G4 Beat Review
Performance and Benchmarks
With a Snapdragon 615 paired with a 1.5GB of RAM, performance has been so-so during our usage. While UI navigation shows minor hiccups with transitions, in-app performance is good. The rather unusual 1.5GB of RAM seems to take its toll when you’re already running heavy applications in the background.
Nevertheless, we can assure that you won’t get frustrated in using the G4 Beat due to lag and occasional reboots because it’s stable. We just hope that LG could have been generous in giving out a full 2GB memory like most 2015 mid-range Androids.
Here’s our usual benchmark tests for those who are looking for definite numbers:
- Antutu v5 – 27204
- Geekbench 3 – 625 (Single Core), 2288 (Multi-core)
- Nenamark 2 – 59.6fps
- PCMark – 3717
- Quadrant Standard – 22946
Call Quality and Connectivity
Calls with the G4 Beat are loud and clear. The earpiece has enough volume to hear the other party even in a noisy area. The noise-cancelling microphone also does it job well. As far as calling is concerned, we have no complaints.
Equipped with LTE, we were able to enjoy mobile browsing with fast speeds given that the phone has good reception. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 are also onboard but NFC is out of the question.
The juice of the ample 2300mAh battery is sufficient to last for a full day of moderate use. This includes calls, SMS, and Internet browsing from time to time. Using our traditional battery test wherein we loop a 1080p video with no volume and in airplane mode, the G4 Beat was able to last for 6 hours and 40 minutes.
You can binge watch your favorite series while stuck in terrible Manila traffic — given that you’re a passenger not the driver. Sadly, we weren’t able to properly run PCMark battery test due to a software issue.
While most mid-range devices having 2GB of RAM, the LG G4 Beat only has 1.5GB. It could be just us nitpicking but for Php 12,990, we expected better. Nevertheless, LG was able to deliver in terms of design. The smartphone definite has good looks with average performance.
LG G4 Beat specifications:
5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD (1920×1080 pixels), 423ppi
1.5GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
8GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
8-megapixel laser autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel front-facing camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
2300mAh Li-ion battery
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
142.7 x 72.6 x 9.9mm
What we liked about it:
- Beautiful display
- Clean design
What we didn’t like:
- Minor UI hiccups
- Limited internal storage
- 1.5GB of RAM