In a world of apple and “i” everything, I know I’m the odd man out since I’ve never owned apple ANYTHING! Not even an ipod! Unless we want to count to Macintosh computer my family had in the 80s/90s, I’ve been more than happy living my apple-free life!
My latest love when it comes to phones is the LG G4, which I received from LG Canada to review just before I went away on my trip to Europe. Before this, I had the LG G3 which I was already head over heels for, so I couldn’t wait to get my grabby hands on the upgraded version.
It was obviously a very easy transition to using the G4 since all the essential features were the same. It was the camera features that REALLY blew me away!
If you follow me on instagram you’ll see that ALL my vacation photos were taken with the LG G4 phone. I DID bring my DSLR camera with me on the trip, but unfortunately there were so many times when I had to switch out lenses, or I just couldn’t get the shot in fast enough, so I ended up using my phone the whole time.
And boy did I get some AMAZING shots! Check out a few of my favourites:
For me, the most exciting thing about this phone is the elevated camera features. I was incredibly impressed that the camera was able to shoot in manual mode, so I was actually able to play with the camera settings as I would with my DSLR! For those of you that know camera modes, the LG G4 has an aperture of f/1.8 which is actually the lens opening I always prefer to shoot with. I was able to adjust the ISO, white balance, shutter speed and control the exposure. You can see from the variety of photos above that I was able to snap photos in all sorts of lighting situations and they still came out great!
But don’t assume that this camera is only good for scenic shots. It works equally well for close up photos too. I’ve been taking the majority of my beauty product and food shots with my LG G4 exclusively and I’m loving the results.
And, of course I can’t forget the all important selfie camera! Complete with gesture shutter, voice shutter and time delay my selfies have never looked better 😛
I loved my previous LG G3 and had really high hopes for the LG G4; I’m so glad to say it didn’t disappoint! Since I was taking it with me on vacation I didn’t hesitate to run out and purchase the protective circle case for it as I’m really clumsy and didn’t want to risk the phone with smooth leather backing slipping out of my fingers!
If you’re looking to upgrade your phone or have been considering switching to an LG, I’d HIGHLY recommend this phone. I can’t say enough about it.
Now, here’s the most exciting part…LG is letting me share my love for the G4 by giving an LG G4 phone (valued at $699 CAN) away to one lucky Canadian reader!
Please note that the phone may need to be unlocked in order to work with the carrier of your choice.
To enter, simply fill out the rafflecopter form below! GOOD LUCK!
My ideal day includes time to read and cuddle with my pup Sam
Thanks for entering Heather! I just updated the rafflecopter form asking a different question but wanted to let you know your entry still counts 🙂
My ideal day is getting a hot stone massage, a bottle of wine and juicy steak at my favourite restaurant
Thanks for entering ginette; I just updated the rafflecopter form asking a different question but wanted to let you know your entry still counts 🙂
Awe..thank you Elaine..have a good one!
Ideal day is Sunday on my couch with a blanket & a good book 🙂
I need the LG G4 because the features look amazing! Your pics are so beautiful and way better than anything the camera on my current (and old) phone could ever capture!
Loved the G3. Can’t imagine how great the G4 must be. 😀
I have an iPhone 4 (STILL) and it’s super slow … with not-so-great quality. Would love the camera update. 😀
I need this phone as I don’t own a working cell phone, or any phone for that matter!
I, too have the LG G3 and love it! There really isn’t anything wrong with it, but I’d love to be able to pass it along to hubby, who REALLY needs an upgrade (he’s got what he calls a dumbphone) while I enjoy the new souped-up G4!
My daughter will definitely love getting her hands on it. Thanks for the chance!
I need this phone because the camera on my current Nexus 4 is sooo bad, it’s impossible to take nice pictures without pulling out my actual camera!
I could definitely need the LGG4 because as a blogger getting into creating youtube videos, I find it so difficult to take footage with myself in it with my clunky DSLR and an outdated phone that doesn’t measure the same as an LGG4 would – especially when under pressure to take a high quality photos. Plus I just think the build and specifications are so premium, especially the camera and I would love using this phone.
I love to win a new phone for my dad! He still has a flip phone …and I want to convince him that a new phone will help him so much!
I have an OLD cell phone! FLIP! 🙁 I would love to win to upgrade!!! Would be so great to join the newer cell world…:) Thanks!
I need a new phone because mine is old and has an attitude. Someday’s it is a challenge just to get the thing to turn on properly.
I’d love to win the LG4, I’ve heard raving reviews and camera quality is all I’m about! I would like to try the LG4 out for myself!
I need this because I don’t own a phone!
Needing an upgrade and tired of Samsung. Would like to try our the LG G4 and your photos make me really want one!
I’m currently in the market for a new phone actually and being able to take great pics like this is a requirement for me! I know I would get a lot of use out of this phone 🙂
I need this phone because my husband is using an old flip phone with a terrible camera and he loves to take pictures. I would give it to him.
thanks for the contest! I never tried LG phones, fingers crossed!
me again.. actually my phone cannot take good pictures and I would really like that for my blog!
my phone is very old and needs updated!
I need this phone because at the moment I don’t have one!!!
I need the LG4 because I need a better phone camera and your pics look great!
I cannot believe what good photos the phone takes. Your trip looks like it was amazing
I don’t have a very good phone right now and would love something with a better camera.
I need to upgrade my phone and this LG G4 would be a step up in the right direction
This could not have come at a better time. I am currently in NYC and someone stole my phone off my restaurant table just a few hours ago. GRRRrr i’m not going to get into that. I’m super peeved off. I’m super disappointed in whoever did that.
My sister has a LG phone and it’s amazing. I want hers. It takes such amazing photos!! I would love to win it!
I would like the LG G4 to take stunning photo’s too. The leather backing is stylish indeed too.
I would be thrilled to have win this LG4 phone as these are my initials 🙂 so I’d always know it was mine! :). I have a very basic phone, so this would be a wonderful advancement of pic quality and features. Thanks for the chance.
I don’t have a cell phone right now and would love to win this one.
I need one because I haven’t had a cell phone in years and the ancient one my hubby has is just for emergencies
My 18 year old son could use an LGG4 because he doesn’t have a cell phone and I think its about time he gets his first one plus this one looks like it would be perfect for him! Thanks for the chance 😀
My phone is old and a new one would be great.
I have a super old iphone. Would love to upgrade
I have an old iphone, hand-me-down from the Hubby….not to mention the camera doesnt work on it.
I’m definitely an iPhone girl, but those pictures are great!
I don’t own a cellphone. This would be awesome to win.
I have the LGG3 and I loooove it. I’ve been making my husband jealous for awhile now. I’d love to win this for him– or maybe for myself and then give him my old one:)
I would love to win this for my son,who just broke his phone~~
I’d love to win this for my son. He has asked for a phone for Christmas.
My phone is so old….I definitely need a modern phone like this one.
I need a new phone because my phone only stays on for max 1 hour at a time. thanks for the great giveaway
I have a simple old phone that is 3 years old. It is slowly dying. I guess as a blogger, I should get a new one. 🙂
my blackberry sucks.
I have a very old iPhone 3GS. I really need that phone! Thanks for the contest!
with little ones, i’m always snapping photos on my phone and I would love to catch great quality images when I do
My hubby has the LG G3 and I was always so jealous of it. I would love the LG G4 because it has such an amazing camera!
Ive never had an LG phone before. Good luck to the entrants xxx
I want the LGG4 because it looks like a phone that will help me keep up with social media, take amazing photos of my family and our adventures in the city and most importantly, keep me organized!
Would love the LGG4 because I want to take amazing photos when I go anywhere!
I love the pictures and the photos with your smartphone!! Maybe I enter in a international giveaway for this phone in the future! I am definitely making that salmon salad for my Nathan who loves Seafood!! 🙂
Love the photos you’ve taken with the LG G4! I love to take photos too and would put this phone to good use!
I’ve got a pretty old phone with a cracked screen, so a new one would be great!
Need is a relative term, but I need it because I have no phone at all. It’s time to take the plunge, and get one.
need a phone!!
I would like to win this for my wife. Her current phone is terrible. She could really use a phone upgrade. Thanks for the chance.
id love a LG G4 the camera feature alone looks amazing and because i need a new phone im not happy with my current one
It is about time for me to get a cell. NEVER owned one.
I need it cause my phone is acting up and I need a new one 🙂
my phone is an old Flip Phone, need I say more
I would love to win this phone for my hubby as he refuses to buy himself one, if I gift it he would not be able to turn it down!
Went to get ice at the ice machine at hotel I was staying at this week. Put my phone down to push the button. Forgot the phone. Remembered, came back 5 minutes later, GONE! :(((
I’ve finally decided to get a cellphone (after being a refusenik), and would much rather win one than pay for one :0
I still have a flip phone – yes a flip phone
Would be nice to have something modern
My husband has a really lousy phone and needs a new one. His is supposedly a smart phone but it crashes if he tries to do anything other than text or call and some times it won;t let him answer phone calls.
This Momma needs a phone upgrade. I love the pictures the LG phones take. Perfect for avocado events lol and blog and social media shares!
I NEED the lg g4 phone because it is an amazing phone!! I love everything about it and I can’t wait to get one.
I can’t get over how gorgeous those photos are, it doesn’t look like it was taken with a phone camera!
to take fabulous pictures!
My gf is always complaining about how bad the qualtiy of my phone’s photos are, so this is for her!
I don’t exactly “need” it, but I am a security researcher and one of these would be nice.
We are a Family of 5 and 2 are teens and at the moment we share a blackberry curve(which my mother-in law gave as a birthday gift (used ) she did not like it.)
so I need an upgrade or 2
I am in new of a new phone and the camera looks amazing . I use my phone as my main camera so a great camera is a must for me
I would love this phone as my daughter really needs a new one and this one would be perfect. She uses her phone to take pics of grandkids for me and the camera on this one looks amazing.
I dropped mine in water last week !!!! Its time for a new one !
I need the LG4 because I think my current phone is on its last leg. It keeps shutting down on me while I’m still using it!
I need one because the LG4 sounds great and I could gift it to my sister!
I would love to replace my flip phone (yes people still have them ) LOL and be able to do so much more with the LGG4 phone!
I need a new phone! Dropped mine and the glass cracked 🙁
I NEED the LG G4 because my current phone takes awful pictures! Part of my job involves being on the go and taking photos so this is the upgrade I need! Great pics by the way Elaine!
I’d love to win this LG because I had an LG before my iPhone & it was a great little phone! I am in awe of your amazing photos and how clear they are. I take LOTS of pictures of my kids & I need a decent camera. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
we need the phone because currently we only have one personal cell, and one work phone, we need one more
My phone seriously needs updating… would be nice to win so I can take pictures on the fly! My current phone’s camera takes blurry, low quality pictures and I don’t always bring my camera with me.
I need to win the LG G4 phone because my cell is kicking the bucket but we can’t afford a new one right now.
Thanks for the chance to win! I’m really interested in how great the camera is 🙂
I desperately need this in my life. I am running a Very Old Blackberry. GASP!!! Thanks for the chance. This would be the Best Christmas gift ever.
I have an old phone now, so I would love a new one!
I’d love to win so I could give this as a Christmas gift to my daughter. Her phone takes very dark, blurred pictures & I’d like to upgrade her to a good quality phone like the LG G4.
I need the LGG4 phone because my phone is so old and doesn’t allow me to do very much. It is a flip phone that has a cracked screen. I would love to have a phone with internet capabilities and that can take pictures.
Sweet thx for the opportunity to win this awesome phone!
Man, my Samsung S1 reeks of an age gone by. It’s so slow, and doesn’t even display modern apps on the app store due to its rediculously old Android OS. However, this phone, my goodness, this phone would be an amazing Christmas treat. I would very much love to have a chance at winning this superior phone to my current one.
And as always, good luck to everyone in this giveaway!
Endless reasons to love it
I need the LG G4 phone because I don’t have one right now, mine got stolen. I really need this to be in communication with family, esp. since many are elderly and sick,and I really like the camera, to be able to take pictures and videos would be most exciting for me. The LG G4 takes incredible photos, what a great trip and photos Elaine!
I have a Blackberry…it’s SO SLOW! I desperately need a new phone for the new year!
I’m travelling to India very soon, would love to catch some amazing pics! cheers 🙂
I need the LG G4 phone because this phone is super.
Would love to win this and compare how great the camera is with my HTC m one
The LG G4 sounds and looks amazing. I’d love to have a phone that actually has great camera. Thanks for the chance! xx
I need a new phone to keep up with the times <3
I would love to have a beautiful new phone and I would put the amazing camera on the G4 to use as it would be my main camera too
I’m still using a Blackberry Z10 its 3 years old now and its really starting to show its age.
I don’t have a cellphone. I always have to borrow from my kids.
I need the LG G4 because of its awesome camera quality and of course I kinda need a new phone anyways. I was thinking of buying a camera but after seeing this, it may have changed my mind.
Awesome giveaway by the way! =)
I could use this phone as I am still using the iphone 4.
I need it because it is such an amazing phone, and my hubby has mine.
I just recently lost my phone so this would be amazing to win. Thanks for the chance.
I’d love to win this phone for my husband. It has many features that he’s like and it would be a nice upgrade for him.
I have never had a cell phone before but would love to start with the LG G4.
It’s a gorgeous phone! I love my Galaxy S4 but it’s had a good run & I’m hunting for it’s replacement!
In need this LG G4 because i’m in desperate need of a new phone. For a few reasons: 1. I have an older Samsung S3 and the camera on this is so grainy, not good for instagram at all. And 2. Unfortunately, my phone was almost stolen at a party and when i went to get my phone back, the person threw my phone on the ground; i now have cracks all across my screen. 🙁
I’m still using a Blackberry Curve. I would love to get with the times and be able to use all the great apps out ther plus have a great Camera. This would be My Christmas wish come true Thanks for the chance.
I must be from the paleo era because I haven’t ever owned a smartphone and i am tired of using my iPad to enter with Instagram messages! Love the styles and colours that phones are available in now… would love to own one too.
I could use this LG G4 to have a great camera with me at all times.
I could use the LG phone as 1) it’s AMAZING!!! and 2) my poor old phone is due for a major upgrade!!
I don’t have one, and my family keeps telling he I need one! This would be the ultimate!
I am like you, I have never had an apple anything! Mostly because I can’t afford it, but hey we are getting along just fine 🙂
I need this phone because I am a teacher to immigrants on the road. I go to their workplaces and help them with their English and my current phone (Samsung 2G) is not cutting it. The battery is old. I need something that lasts all day and can play tracks and show them slides.
wow LG G4 is my dream phone! Your trip was amazing!!
I hope I win. I have a disease and my parents have spent all the money in my treatments. My dream is to have a LG G4 before i die. Good luck everyone
I need the LGG4 phone because I have an older phone with a broken screen. I also need more memory than I have and this LGG4 fits the bill famously!
I need this phone because I am using an old phone that doesn’t have enough battery to last one day and the resolution of my pictures is not very good. This LG G4 looks like it takes amazing photos! Fingers crossed!
I don’t have a smart cell phone and I would love to have one!
I could really use a new phone because my old one is not working properly.
I’m getting married next year and would love to document the craziest of the next few months with the LG G4!
because I don’t own a cell phone
I would love to win as I don’t even have a phone.
My brother has the LGG3 and loves it, so I feel like I need the LGG4 in my life!
A phone that you can adjust the camera’s Aperture and Shutter speed? None of my lens have that low o an F-stop yet! Ohh.. just imagine the pictures!
my ideal day is just with my boyfriend, and winning this LG would mean so much because he’s using an iphone from like 2010
I need to come into the 21st century and I would enjoy it if the cell phone were an LG. I have an old windows phone which is compatible with absolutely NOTHING! The apps that there are, are terrible. Help!!
I currently don’t own a cell phone, this would be an absolute wonderful asset.
I would love to update my iPhone 4S to the LG G4 – i’ve heard so many great things about it!
I love the camera in this phone!
I need a update from the old phone I have now, this would be awesome, thanks for the chance
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