As long as your continue to give the viewer the option to switch to the background they prefer I'm happy. I'll keep the black background, thank you.
Emacs23: I have S7 and the camera is wonderful. But the phone itself is crap-crap-crap: still lagging (samsung veterans say it was even worse in previous models), full of low quality apps like facebook or skype. Cannot recommend it to anyone. Avoid samsung.
Have been using the S7 since its launch and it's still as fast today as it was day one (and I have tons of apps on it). I have the Canadian (i.e. Exynos) version, though that shouldn't make a difference. Oh, and the camera is indeed wonderful, especially the focusing speed/accuracy.
SammyToronto: I like small phones but 4" is too small these days; it should've been 4.5" with the iPhone 7 pushed to 5" and the 7+ remaining at 5.5"!
Getting a tad too defensive here, aren't we? It's a freaking phone not your first born child, lol! And forget about that Nokia nonsense; I have a Samsung S7. Exactly; the phone that's better in just about everything than your beloved iCrap.
Apple seem to disagree alright, but that probably has less to do with logic and more to do with milking their customers.
If your problem is with Apple offering a 4.5" phone while they still offer the 4.7" iPhone 6s, then that doesn't make sense since Apple have a history of simultaneously offering phones with identically-sized screens (e.g. the iPhone 6 and 6s), let alone with a 0.2" difference. Not to mention that such a difference is noticeable so it's not "almost the same" size either.
I like small phones but 4" is too small these days; it should've been 4.5" with the iPhone 7 pushed to 5" and the 7+ remaining at 5.5"!
neuf: The image quality looks amazing, so I only have one question. What is the shutter lag like on the G4? All of the iPhones (4s and up) that I've used have had short/imperceptible shutter lag. But, the G3, S5 and Z3 (previous gen, I know) have had worse shutter lag than my iPhone 4s. The G5 being the least bad, and the Z3 embarrassingly bad considering it even has a dedicated shutter button that you can lock focus with.
@RamseyK, thanks a lot for the thorough feedback. I just picked up the LG G4 today; I couldn't pass on its value proposition compared to the S5 Neo (they're offered at the same price), plus LG has a better track record of keeping their flagships up to date with Android/firmware updates than Samsung. Speaking of which, and to your point, hopefully LG will update the G4 camera s/w to improve video quality (if they bring it up to the V10's level, which should be easy since both phones have the same hardware, it would be great!).
And thanks for the tip on Greenify; I'm going to give it a try.
@RamseyK, I'm currently debating between the G4 and the S5 Neo and was leaning towards the G4 due to its supposedly superior image quality for both stills and video (the latter is more important to me). However, I've read some comments about the G4's video quality not being that great, especially at 1080p (which I'll be using most of the time). I've checked video samples for both phones and found no marked difference between the two but would appreciate your input being that you own both and can judge the full size video files. As I mentioned, I'm only interested in the 1080p video quality (the Neo version doesn't have 4k video anyway).
I'd also appreciate your feedback about the battery life of each; the main reason I'm considering the S5 (Neo) is its reportedly great battery life, especially compared to the G4 and I was wondering if the endurance gap between the two really is that big from your experience. Thanks!
SammyToronto: This is the stuff of wet dreams; I want one BAD!
I wouldn't leave my gf out, we'd have a threesome.
This is the stuff of wet dreams; I want one BAD!
SammyToronto: A 4K screen on a 5" phone is of no practical purpose whatsoever and is only used as a marketing lure to those simple-minded customers who think bigger is always better. Unless you have a built-in microscope in your eyes, you won't be able to discern the increase in sharpness compared to a Quad HD screen (which is already too much) or even an FHD screen.
@edu You're correct, of course, except that 2K refers to Quad HD (i.e. 2560 x 1440), not FHD. I know it's not technically accurate, but that has become the convention afaik.
So Quad HD = 2K = 1440p = 4 x HD and 4K = UHD = 2160p = 4 x FHD!
As for the 'p' as opposed to 'i', I don't think interlaced Quad HD (or 4K) screens exist (correct me if I'm wrong), so 'p' has become the de facto designation above FHD.
Quad HD is also referred to as 2K or 1440p, which is what you'll find on the LG G3/G4, Samsung S6, etc. It's a step down from 4K.