Thursday , October 19 2017

LG G4 set for Australian release on July 14; pre-orders starting on July 1

G4 in Red Leather

LG confirmed today its flagship phone – the super-hot, leather-clad G4 – will be released in Australia in mid-July. Aussie tech site Cybershack is reporting that the release date is in fact July 14, with pre-orders beginning from July 1.

We heard from Telstra earlier today that they’ll be stocking the G4 at launch, and LG’s press release also claims Optus, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi and other selected retailers will also stock the phone. It seems LG is still not ready to talk pricing though – expect that info to drop officially around the same time as the pre-orders go live.

The G4 will be available to purchase in 3 different options based on colours, with 32GB storage as standard. One pack will contain a Tan leather back and Shiny Gold cover (with gold rear keys), the second a black leather back and Titan Grey cover (with grey rear keys) and finally just the Titan Grey cover (again, with grey rear keys). While we’re yet to hear pricing for the handset itself or the above combo packages, it makes sense that the plastic-only Titan Grey option will be a little cheaper, also reported by CyberShack.

It’s interesting that the feature Red leather cover seen at the phone’s launch event won’t be available as a launch option. It’s featured as a second-wave colour, along with Sky Blue, Beige and Yellow to be available as accessories after sales start. We also don’t know if we’ll see a second battery packed in – as seen in other markets – or if the extra back covers are it as far as pack-in bonuses for Australia.

Expect more details in the coming weeks — but if you’re planning to make the G4 your next phone, at least now you finally have a date.

Will you be pre-ordering an LG G4 on July 1? Tell us in the comments!

 
Source: CyberShack.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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29 Comments on "LG G4 set for Australian release on July 14; pre-orders starting on July 1"

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Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

I’ve solved the auto silence issue. My IFTTT recipe had the vibrations set to off this was causing it to fail.  Now if I could just figure out why system sounds played whilst it was in priority notifications only mode.

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Any word on Virgin if they will stock it?

Pumpino
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Pumpino

Virgin won’t be stocking it.

Andrew
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Andrew

Do we have a list of carriers that will be stocking it?
Can you be certain Virgin wont be stocking it?

Pumpino
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Pumpino

Yes, I’m sure. I might have even read it on Ausdroid. The big three will be stocking it though.

Andrew
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Andrew

Cheers for that Pump

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Oh well… bit sad. Think I will just hang out for a cheap nexus phone… or is that dreaming too.

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whitelunchbag

I’ve decided that I’m not buying another Micro USB device. Type C from now on

TT
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Waiting for huawei nexus 6. Not interested in G4

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Reading this, makes me really sad I bought a G3 in March.

Pumpino
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Pumpino

Think of the money you saved. Keep the G3 for another six months, and the G4 will be half the price it is now. Paying $400 for a new phone once a year is better than $800, even if you do have to wait six months after its release.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

With PC hardware failures in the past 2 weeks, my finances have been mangled, Pumpino.
I’m now stuck with the G3 till 2017.

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

If you’re on the fence about this device don’t be. I’m loving my grey import. AMA if you’ve got questions.

Dan
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+1 for grey import.
Have a H815T and it is brilliant.

Level380
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Level380

battery life? Camera really as good as I’m seeing? any quirks?

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J
Camera is fantastic, not every shot is a work of art but it is by far the best camera phone I have ever used or seen. If your on google+ i posted a few shots to the Ausdroid community there. As for battery its a little to early to tell, I have been obsessively using it so its a little unfair to report my usage thus far, I am also a heavy user normally with a lot of Bluetooth audio stream every day. But as an indication at 11.03 today i am at 76% after taking it of charge at… Read more »
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Just wondering if the G4 had the ability to play a video in slow motion? By videos, I mean the one you take with your phone.

Ta

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

the stock player can do 0.5 – 2 x speed in 0.1 increments

I usually use VLC which gives you 0.25 – 4x playback in 0.01 increments

hope that helps

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Thanks Duncan. Is this the same as the slo-mo function in the iPhone 6? Or is the trick is to take the video as normal and then replay it in slo-mo?

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

I haven’t really used my wife’s iP 6 so cant directly compare but no there is no slow motion video CAPTURE you can just slow down the normal capture playback.

this wouldn’t provide you wit has many frames per second as a true slow motion capture so not apples for apples.

there a few slow motion apps in the store but if the camera and ROM doesn’t support the higher frame rate they might just be snake oil

Piers McCarney
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Sorry, I don’t understand the speaker comment, could you clarify?
Coming from an HTC M7, this is expected to be my next upgrade; is this a knock on media playback sound quality/volume?
Not a deal breaker, but good speaker volume would be nice.

Edit: Also, any feedback on video recording? Solid at 1080; how does it deal with fast motion?

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

I had a GPE M7 its sound is far superior to the G4.
I don’t like rear speakers, any rear speaker, Im not on that side of the phone so why is the speaker. The audio is loud enough and has minimal distortion with lots of base, BUT I am far from an audio expert. my main use is gaming and youtube and for that rear speakers are crap.

Piers McCarney
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Okay, cool; pretty much what I thought. I LOVE the quality of the M7’s front speakers when useable, but I spend a lot of time lately listening to podcasts where pure volume is more important and I have to turn off the Beats filter on the M7 then still struggle to hear speech over background noise, so I’m not really getting much benefit from it anyway.

Thanks for the quick and helpful reply.

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

NP
for pocket casts in my office I can’t have it on full volume as its too loud.

Level380
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Level380

Well glad to hear the camera is great. Thats one of my big things in the next phone. Followed by battery life.

How many hours screen on time are you seeing?

As for the quirks, I can live with the rear speaker issue. not world ending.

I’ll go check out your g+ posts and pics now!

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

quirk 4
no screen on time in the LG battery settings

Dan
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Yup there is, tap on Screen on the battery page.

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

cheers Dan I didn’t find that. thanks mate

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