I was booking a flight to Dubai for a business trip and while browsing how far the hotel would be from my meeting I noticed a really helpful feature, the ability to go back in time and see how bad traffic is throughout the entire week. Since both Kuwait and Dubai get insane traffic on specific times, Google Maps will help you decide what time and what route you should take.
The feature will automatically appear when you search for a route. Make sure it’s on “show traffic” setting.
I like the initiative of covering telecom towers into looking like palm trees but this is not how it’s done. You don’t just cover one and leave the rest, kind of defeats the purpose. You also fully cover the tower, like how they did in Arizona or at least not have it look like a palm tree that gave birth to a telecom tower.
If you read my post last May, I had serious touch screen issues with the phone, it was a common thing apparently. The problem is still there and LG decided not to release an update to fix the issue as of yet. It did however become a lot less agonising after Snapchat updated their app so that you don’t need to keep a finger on the screen to watch a video, the phone still randomly likes images on instagram when I browse.
I’ve noticed that once again, LG has for some reason decided to remove even more features on the LG G4. They removed a lot of features jumping from LG G2 to LG G3 and now they’re doing it again. They removed the feature that keeps the screen on when it notices you’re staring at it, it was a handy feature I used a lot on the LG G3.
The camera is the only reason I see someone buying this phone, you could literally with the right camera settings take a full lit photo in a room that’s completely dark. I realised I rarely use the camera features because most the apps I use already have their own camera software built inside the app. I can’t even use the camera features on apps like Snapchat. I guess when I move to another phone I can keep this phone for traveling, that way I get a phone and a great camera without having the bulky Canon.
The genuine leather finishing which was supposed to represent luxury and class is already peeling off within a mere 2 months of usage (from all 4 corners of the phone). It’s also worth noting I haven’t dropped the phone once. The good thing is the one I bought also came with a plastic cover, so I can decide to replace the leather cover for free with a plastic one whenever I want.
Overall the phone’s very similar to the LG G3 which made me feel a full review of this device is unnecessary. My next phone is definitely going to be a 5.2 inch or less screen, 5.5 inch screens are just too large for my hands. I unfortunately won’t be buying another LG, they’ve lost me on this phone. The LG G2 was a game changer and innovator, 2 generations later the LG G4 is just a specs improvement with some serious touch issues.
After waiting over 1.5 years in this Kickstarter project, they’ve finally shipped my 3D printer. It’s kind of funny because it’s like having a newborn where in everything he does is fascinating to you and you keep telling people about your newborn until you bore them to death. I’m having similar results with the 3D printer, the printing possibilities are just endless.
One of the first things I printed was a skull that a friend wanted. It took approximately 15 hours to finish, if there’s anything you should know about 3D printing, it’s that it takes a lot of patience (and I meant a lot). I’m printing a phone stand right now, should take around 5 hours.
There’s a lot of things to learn from this experience, like the types of filaments, temperatures to use, micro resolutions, x and y axis coordinations, slicing programming etc. I’m currently learning how to use Sketch Up which is a 3D software so I can design and print my own stuff. I’m thinking of printing a 3D logo of Kuwaitiful and a mesbah. What would you recommend printing?
Will post a review after using it for at least month.
Bought the phone a week ago as soon as it was available. It was actually not easy to find, and the store that sold me the LG G4 didn’t have it on display. Bought it for KD 199 from Mobile 2000, even though excite is selling the same version for KD 220. I can basically summarise the phone in a sentence, it’s a LG G3 with a really good camera and touch screen problems.
I’m really disappointed because ever since I bought the phone I’ve been having touch screen issues, I would swipe(scroll) through Instagram and the phone would sometimes automatically like images (it double taps) or opens the comment section of an instagram post. On Snapchat I would have to long press a user several times to finally get to see their post. Playing games with dragging is an issue too.
This is not just me, a big majority are facing issues and they vary. Some are worse, where the LG Keyboard will mess up letters everytime you start typing. The user above shows one of the touch screen problems he’s facing, which isn’t identical to my issue. A quick Google Search shows you how blogs all over the world are talking about this.
LG released a keyboard update few days back that unfortunately didn’t help anyone that didn’t have issues with the keyboard issue, such as myself. I’m still facing the same screen problems. I unfortunately cannot recommend the phone at this time (hoping for a prompt update), this seems to be effecting a huge portion of LG G4 customers. According to a poll from XDA, 66% of LG G4 were facing some sort of touch screen issues.
There are some other things worth noting, like the really good camera with all the DSLR options I wanted but I’ll go through that in a full review later and to be honest everything the phone has is overshadowed by the fact that it has touch screen issues.
This campus is for those with minimal coding knowledge that want to go as far as getting a full time coding job. The campus is 8 weeks long, 8 hours a day from Sunday till Thursday. Wish I had free time to take the course myself.
Like them, love them or hate them, you can’t deny they’re enormous. I just saw a independent documentary on Samsung and had no idea they were that massive. This documentary will blow your mind. Here some of the more interesting ones I found:
Samsung is the company that built Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscaper in the world
Since 2011, Samsung has been the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world
Samsung almost has half a million employees, more employees than Google, Microsoft and Apple put together
Samsung has a resort and hotel business, a medical center, an economic research institute and a welfare foundation
Samsung has the most efficient ship building center in the world. It’s over 400 million square feet in size
Samsung donates $100 million dollars to it’s non-profit medical center every year
I’m actually more excited about the LG G4 than I was about the LG G3 when it was first announced. Not only is it a brand new device, but it also comes with a brand new user interface (UX 4.0 UI). Although I really wanted my next phone to have a wooden cover, I guess leather looks pretty good too.
The number one feature I’m mostly looking forward to is the new camera and the features that come bundled with it. It comes with a F1.8 camera, something rarely seen on mobile devices, it also means that the aperture is so low that it can absorb more light at night giving you better photos in dark/low light locations. Being able to take photos in RAW is a big plus too.
Unfortunately like the G3 they haven’t increased the battery size, even though other competitor phones did, 3,000 mAh is a lot of battery juice but I would have expected an increase having had the same amount since the LG G2. They did however improve things like the RAM, front camera, processor speed etc.
Full specs below:
Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 Processor with X10 LTE
Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
There’s more to the phone than what I’ve just mentioned but I only picked the things I felt were noteworthy. I hope they bring back the LG On-Screen feature that was available on the LG G2. No release date on when it will be available in Kuwait but it should be available by the end of the month worldwide (so you can order it from Amazon).