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LG G4 live blog

LG will be officially unveiling its newest phone, the LG G4, at a press conference in New York City. CNET is covering the event live.

  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:29:33 PM

    manual mode!

  • Scott Stein 4/28/2015 3:29:43 PM
    Can easily adjust shutter speed for night shots and longer exposure.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:29:51 PM
    Lee demonstrates the ability to create photos with light trails from cars with the G4. He says no phone coming out this year has this feature.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:30:14 PM

    Raw files too?! Sweet.

  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:30:25 PM
    The G4 has a microSD slot, he touts. "Take as many raw photos as you like," he says.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:30:39 PM
  • Scott Stein 4/28/2015 3:30:39 PM
    Touting microSD card slot as a way to deal with larger RAW file sizes. Makes sense.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:30:42 PM
    LG boosted the front-facing camera to 8 megapixels, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:31:01 PM
    A new gesture shot allows you make a fist to activate a selfie cam.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:31:13 PM
  • Andrew Hoyle 4/28/2015 3:31:26 PM
    Shooting in raw format is really cool as raw files tend to save more data in a shot than jpeg, allowing you to tone down highlights or bring up shadows in editing tools after. Note that few Android apps support raw, so you'll want to import them into desktop software.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:31:29 PM
    Now on to the display.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:31:41 PM
  • Scott Stein 4/28/2015 3:31:42 PM
    gesture-triggered selfies...I'm curious when I'd use that. Better than fumbling for button.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:32:06 PM
    It's no coincidence that LG is touting its camera and display as key advantages. LG's sister companies LG Display and LG Innotek are the component suppliers. They also provide components to the iPhone.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:32:17 PM
    Lee now talking about the IPS Quantum Display.
  • Scott Stein 4/28/2015 3:32:42 PM
    New IPS Quantum Display promises improved color accuracy, brightness, and contrast over last year.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:32:42 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:32:49 PM
    The G4 hits 98 percent of the Digital Cinema Initiative standard for color accuracy set by filmmakers. LG claims its way above any other phone in the market.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:33:14 PM
    Lee now going into a science lecture about pixels and colors. I barely understood this the first time around.
  • Scott Stein 4/28/2015 3:33:20 PM
    We're getting a quantum physics lesson now, and I'll admit....
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:33:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:33:45 PM
    The bottom line is the color looks way more accurate than anything else out in the market. The display's reds actually look like red. (Other phones in comparison have reds that look more like orange.)
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:33:54 PM
  • Scott Stein 4/28/2015 3:34:08 PM
    ...I am a little lost here. But the bottom line: 20% improved color reproduction, 25% brightness boost, and 50% improved contrast.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:34:13 PM
    LG offers LG Quantum Display for the phone and LG Quantum Dot Display for televisions.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:34:14 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:34:26 PM
    Lee sees the Quantum Display is a real step forward, he says.
  • Scott Stein 4/28/2015 3:34:31 PM
    It's still Quad HD.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:34:43 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:34:49 PM
    The G4 uses a special graphic RAM that puts the CPU to sleep when displaying a still frame. There's less battery drain, he says.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:35:10 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:35:20 PM
    LG sends you notification through Smart Notice to let you know of renegade rogue apps that are still drawing power when you're phone is off.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:35:31 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:35:36 PM
    This results in 11 percent lower power consumption than the G3, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:36:14 PM
    I've seen the display in person, and the colors are pretty amazing. I never knew that what I was seeing as red on a digital display was really a shade of orange.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:36:22 PM
    Now on to the user experience, or UX 4.0.
  • Scott Stein 4/28/2015 3:36:24 PM
    New camera and improved display should combine to make photos look a lot better. Lots of times, people have problems distinguishing between display quality and photo quality on phones.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:36:27 PM
    It's designed with you in mind, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:36:37 PM
    The G4 is simple to use, but it allows you to customize, he says.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:36:45 PM
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:37:20 PM
    There's a memory feature that bundles photos from a single event. There's a timeline event that arranges your photos throughout time.
  • Roger Cheng 4/28/2015 3:37:37 PM
    G4 has Smart Bulletin, which is a single spot for your app notifications and widgets.
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:37:38 PM
  • Sarah Tew 4/28/2015 3:37:40 PM
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