The latest smartphones releasing today are trying their best to compete with rivals and this is increasingly resulting in a market dominated by similar-featured devices.
However, LG has managed to differentiate their product from the others with greater degrees of success. The products from LG are following a design pattern encompassing their propriety approach.
LG revealed the G Flex which was the first device to feature physical buttons in the rear. It further carried a ‘self-healing’ tag but wasn’t much a huge success in some Asian countries.
However, the design was revolutionary and LG kept it constant in devices like the G Pro 2 and its Ex-flagship device, LG G3. With some of the best elements and approaches, the LG G4 has managed to secure a stand of its own. Let us take a look at how it accomplishes that.
The LG G4 looks like a device that is highly influenced by its predecessor and thankfully, it’s not a bad thing at all. The LG G3 had button-less sides which was its distinct feature and the G4 builds up on that.
In case you don’t prefer the physical buttons to be placed that way, the LG G4 isn’t for you. However, it’s not really difficult to get used to it. With LG, the display activates when you double-tap on it and you don’t often find yourself reaching for the back.
Meanwhile, when you are trying to assess a smartphone, most people will look at its hardware. How many cores does it have? What are the camera figures? How much storage and is it expandable? Last but not the least, does it have a huge enough battery?
Sadly, most people forget a key part of the device, its software. Without the software and the user-interface running properly, you will never enjoy the device, no matter how vivid and crystal-clear the display.
It is for this reason that you will find most of the smartphones today equipped with pre-loaded applications and some of them come in handy. For example, the LG G4 comes with Smart Settings and it enables you to automate numerous settings on your device.
The Smart Settings will allow you to empower the handset in making setting changes based on changes to your location. At the same time, if you want to launch a specific app when plugging in a wire/wireless pair of earphones, Smart Settings will come to the rescue.
Before enabling any of these settings, you need to make sure that your Location options are turned on. Almost all of the features in LG G4 Smart Settings depend on your location; hence it is imperative to keep the Location Settings enabled.
All you need to do is pull down your notification bar and see if the Location Toggle is lit. However, these aren’t the only Location settings that need to remain active.
There are certain other things you should configure. You should go to Settings>General>Location and make sure that ‘My Place’ is enabled. This will allow your LG G4 to learn about the user’s location.
This is a gradual process and takes a few days for the phone to be habituated, depending upon your location history. Thankfully, you can input your home location manually. Simply head over to Location Settings and then tap on My Place. This will allow you to choose a location, depending on what’s been stored in your Google Account.
Now, with your Smart Settings turned on, you will be able to switch between sound profiles, based on whether you are at home or outside. In the same manner, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios can be turned on or off.
You can fine-tune each of the settings by tapping on it. You can enable each of the settings that you find useful. In other news, LG G4 Beat was launched and it will hit shelves across South America and Europe.