I purchased this LGG4 on the 4th August 2016, so i feel i can give a fair review having owned it for a while now.
I love this phone (no phomo!) and i pray it lasts a life time as i see no need to ever upgrade as I'm not a mindless giddy fashion victim who needs to upgrade to the latest cutting edge phone every week.
- You can replace the battery (spare battery not supplied)
(Spare battery you can buy may indicate a lesser mAh number, but when you get it and check it on CPUz on the phone it is the correct mAh)
- Great battery life, in my experience.
When the phone is left idle most of the time, besides just a few texts and calls, the battery will last sometimes between 250 to 300 hours depending on how much you have running in the backround and how much you do on it besides text and call.
Increasing the battery life is obviously helped by uninstalling all the preloaded trash you don't use, like facebook and twitter for example. I try to keep backround apps and services to a bare minimum.
I would also recomend getting a firewall app that you can use to block certain apps and app handles from using the internet.
Malwarebytes is a must as well.
- Great camera and camera features.
- Smart notice and the built in AccuWeather app are nice touches to an otherwise bland android OS.
- Besides needing a case if you have the silver colour backplate version, as it's a little bit slippy in my experience, there are no faults that i have found (and i do look for faults in just about everything in life)
Lastly, seeing as you can change the battery in the LGG4, you might be interested in this kit: LG G4 Battery Charging Kit
A nice little spare battery and charging kit for £20 that's well worth grabbing if you haven't already got one.
EDIT: I had ran battery life tests and documented the results, but couldn't find the text file when i came to write this review initially, so now I've found the file, here are the test results:
From a 100% charge, the light was turned on at 1:22pm then the screen was manually switched off.
I hardly use any programs as it is, but I didn't disable the few programs that i do use because i wanted a real world situation test, what if you needed to use your flashlight in an emergancy? you would naturally just grab your phone and turn the light on and likely would not think of disabling programs right away.
I didn't recieve or make any calls or texts during the test, and i only turned on the screen every now and then to check battery level then manually turned it back off right away.
If you don't need to make/recieve calls or texts, then putting the phone into Airplane mode should give you an extra minute or so or flashlight time.
Also disabling as many programs as possible will add extra flashlight time.
Result: Approx 4 hours total flashlight time.
SILLY AND UNREALISTIC TEST:
I just wanted to run a silly test just to see how long it would last, i actually got a 'heat warning' nearing the end of the test and i removed the back cover and put a fan onto it and it kept running until the battery shut off.
I can't see why anyone would have ALL of these things running at the same time anyway.
Screen set to never shut off.
Audio up full blast.
Full Brower Version of Firefox used to watch high definition video.
Screen brightness 100%
Play store (and updated 29 applications)
Firefox (watching Alex Jones full show at 720p resolution)
Battery usage page
Result: approx 1 hour 41 minutes battery life
That's the end of the review here, so thanks for reading and happy shopping.