LG G4 Review

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I have been lucky enough to have been given an LG G4 32GB phone to test for the last few weeks. I’ve only really used Nexus devices for the last few years so was interested to see what features LG had added to stock Android. Whilst I’m not using all of the features I have to say that I am very impressed with most of them.

The device has a 5.5 inch 2560×1440 (Quad HD) IPS Quantum display at 538 PPI. The colours really stand out on the screen compared to my Nexus 5 and the large screen really helps when viewing videos/websites/photos.

It also has a 16 Mega-pixel rear camera with laser autofocus, optical image stabilisation and a large image sensor which allows it to capture amazing quality pictures/videos. I’ve attached a couple of my favourites from a recent trip to Blackpool’s Sea Life Centre.

The camera also supports HDR and saving images as RAW which would definitely be useful if you’re big on editing photos. The front camera is a surprisingly good 8 mega-pixels which makes taking selfies worthwhile! You can take really good pictures without worrying that they’ll be low quality.

The phone has 32GB of storage available and can be expanded via microSD card to a staggering 2TB! The 3GB of RAM and the 1.8GHz 64-bit Hexa-core CPU keep the device running really smoothly with no lag at all. It has all of the usual connectivity; Wifi (including a/b/g/n/ac) support, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and GPS. It also supports 4K Slimport.

One of the other features that I absolutely love about this device is the tap-to-wake/sleep support. It’s so natural to just double-tap the screen and see any notifications or wake the device up to use it, and double-tap to turn the screen of is very useful too. This is definitely something I will need in any future phone/tablet I get.

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Setting “My Phone Number” (MSISDN) via Android

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Recently i realised that my phone number wasn’t showing up in the settings on my HTC Desire. After spending a while searching around i discovered that this was because the MSISDN number wasn’t set on my sim card. This is usually something that is set by your phone network operator but it seems like a lot of the time it doesn’t happen.

So i began hunting for a way to set this via Android. It appeared to be impossible! Everywhere i looked said “use an old phone” or “use an iphone” but i don’t have either. It does seem to be possible using the CyanogenMod rom but i didn’t fancy installing a whole new rom just to set my phone number.
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