The LG G4 Day Live Blog (11AM ET Start)by Ian Cutress on April 28, 2015 10:55 AM EST
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11:49AM EDT - That's a wrap. Time for some hands on
11:47AM EDT - Looks like we're wrapping up, it's the final summary
11:46AM EDT - test
11:46AM EDT - 4000 people will be invited to take part in a user experience
11:43AM EDT - Another video about users having some time with the phone
11:42AM EDT - G4 coes with QuadBeat 3 headphones
11:42AM EDT - VW drivers can use Mirror Link to display the phone in the car
11:41AM EDT - 15GB+100GB of Google Drive for 2 years
11:41AM EDT - Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are preinstalled
11:40AM EDT - Smart Notice
11:40AM EDT - Gallery seems to do dynamic showing, giving previews of 100s of photos at once
11:40AM EDT - Does a gallery mode on your photos based on time and location, doesn't have to upload to cloud to do so
11:39AM EDT - UX 4.0 Software
11:38AM EDT - Looks like for a teardown, the display lifts out to replace it
11:38AM EDT - Another video
11:37AM EDT - Totals 11% lower power consumption
11:37AM EDT - Sends notices about Apps drawing power when the display is off
11:37AM EDT - smart power saving UX as well
11:37AM EDT - new structure of liquid crystal in the display
11:37AM EDT - Special memory for a display that is showing a still image, allowing the CPU to sleep
11:36AM EDT - embedded In-Cell Touch tech
11:35AM EDT - due to IPS display
11:35AM EDT - more reds than sRGB screens
11:34AM EDT - Talking about DCI color expression standards
11:33AM EDT - Now onto user experience
11:33AM EDT - I keep writing selphie and having to correct my spelling. FF8 players know what I mean
11:33AM EDT - open hand-fist-open hand-fist for four selfies in eight seconds
11:33AM EDT - use a gesture to set a timed photo
11:32AM EDT - Gesture Interval Shot
11:32AM EDT - 8MP
11:32AM EDT - Now talking selfies
11:31AM EDT - Another video, with a professional photographer and the G4
11:29AM EDT - Adjust shutter speed up to 30 seconds
11:28AM EDT - Allows saving in RAW + JPG in the same shot
11:28AM EDT - Similar control to DSLR level, including RAW formats
11:28AM EDT - Simple, Auto and Manual modes in the camera software
11:27AM EDT - adjusts flash temperature and white balance as you take the photo
11:27AM EDT - Reads RGB and IR
11:26AM EDT - reads an objects exact color
11:26AM EDT - 2nd sensor on back is a color spectrum sensor
11:25AM EDT - OIS 2.0 has extended range to 2 degrees in x and y
11:24AM EDT - sensor on G4 is 1/2.6"
11:24AM EDT - i.e. you want a low F stop and a large sensor size
11:23AM EDT - 'To take photographs well, you need to allow as much as light as possible'
11:22AM EDT - 'Understanding the essence of the camera'
11:22AM EDT - launch the camera in 0.6 secs
11:22AM EDT - 276ms for laser focus
11:21AM EDT - 'Moved from megapixels to fast auto focus'
11:21AM EDT - Now on to the camera
11:20AM EDT - video about leather making now
11:20AM EDT - Normal ceramic back if you don't want leather
11:20AM EDT - 'That's what differentiates the G4 most from other smartphones'
11:20AM EDT - Still going on about leather
11:19AM EDT - Images look like they're hand made, they're probably not
11:19AM EDT - Vegetable tanned, full grain leather
11:19AM EDT - Back is leather
11:17AM EDT - removable battery
11:16AM EDT - 'so 20% better durability'
11:16AM EDT - so it's angled on the table
11:16AM EDT - they're not expaining it
11:16AM EDT - 3000R arc, whatever that means
11:15AM EDT - 'Slim Arc;
11:15AM EDT - 'Smartphones have become uniform slabs of metal'
11:14AM EDT - Human Centric UX
11:14AM EDT - Great Visual Experience
11:14AM EDT - Comfortable Elegance
11:14AM EDT - Focus on three key values
11:13AM EDT - Andrew Coughlin, Head of LG UK Mobile
11:13AM EDT - Quick shot, shoot instantly from off screen with the rear button
11:12AM EDT - Gesture Interval shot
11:12AM EDT - 3000 mAh battery
11:11AM EDT - OIS 2.0
11:11AM EDT - 20% wider color range
11:11AM EDT - Another video
11:10AM EDT - 'Collaboration with Qualcomm was deep and unique'
11:09AM EDT - 'superior camera functionality, 4K video capture, Adreno 400 series, Quad HD display'
11:09AM EDT - Cat 6 LTE
11:09AM EDT - That's dual core A57 and quad core A53
11:08AM EDT - Snapdragon 808 and X10 LTE
11:08AM EDT - starring Qualcomm
11:08AM EDT - Another video
11:08AM EDT - "Experience the G4"
11:07AM EDT - LG UX 4.0
11:07AM EDT - IPS Quantum Display
11:07AM EDT - Laser Cam F/1.8
11:07AM EDT - Camera technology is second to none
11:07AM EDT - Camera technology is second to none
11:04AM EDT - Video for the G4 now
11:04AM EDT - "Innovation for a better life"
11:04AM EDT - "The purpose should not be just for technology, we must understand the user and the benefits"
11:03AM EDT - "We develop more professional features for the G4"
11:03AM EDT - "We use our strengths to meet customers requirements"
11:03AM EDT - President of LG Europe, Brian Na
11:02AM EDT - She's a TV/sports presenter
11:02AM EDT - Gaby Logan, presenter on stage
11:01AM EDT - "LG G4"
11:01AM EDT - very colorful
11:00AM EDT - It's starting. A video
10:58AM EDT - We're a couple of minutes away from the official start, in a church in London. We're sitting in pews, but I have a good view
10:57AM EDT - We're in London for LG's launch of the G4. The wifi / my hotspot isn't that good, but the event starts soon. Read as much as we can post!
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Mondozai - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - linkAnyone know any livestream?
Mondozai - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - linkHere's one:
der - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - linkNow THIS is a liveblog!
Ethos Evoss - Saturday, May 2, 2015 - linkSame like for P8 :)
edzieba - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - link"3000R arc, whatever that means"
If it's anything like the nomenclature curved TV and curved desktop monitor manufacturers have adopted, that means "a curve with a radius of 3000mm".
ToTTenTranz - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - linkYap, that's it.
ToTTenTranz - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - linkAs a comparison, the Flex 2 does a 700R arc. So curve with radius of 700mm.
sonny73n - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - linkC'mon LG! All that showing-offs without any improvement in design. How about putting that display right in the center and front stereo speakers?
sonny73n - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - linkBTW this G4 is one of the ugliest designs I've seen. No way I'm gonna put that ugly thing on my good looking face ;)
Notmyusualid - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - linkYep - gorgeous phone, but nobody is having my money again, until I have front facing speakers, and real buttons again(as opposed to on-screen type buttons). Oh, and microSD card slot too.
Get that right, and my money is yours!
Did I miss anything about being waterproof?