LG just took the wraps off of its latest flagship, the G4, combining design elements from previous generations with some from its Flex series, making for an impressive overall package. One of the key aspects of the LG G4, as has been teased by the company for a while, is the availability of genuine leather back covers for the device. As we found out though, polycarbonate options are also up for grabs, if you’re looking to not be too flashy.

So how do these various versions compare? We find out, at this quick LG G4 color comparison!

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Up first are the polycarbonate versions, with all featuring a subtle diamond grid pattern on the back. The gray, or titanium version, offers a metallic finish that will remind you of the texture of the LG G3 backing. The gold and white versions come with a ceramic finish, with the white coming with a soft touch feel, with the gold falling somewhere between the gray and white in terms of the feel in the hand. The grip on the ceramic versions are better, but the titanium backing isn’t particularly slippery though.

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Moving on to the much talked about leather back covers, LG told us that the use of leather has been years in the making and that the process of manufacturing one cover takes up to three months. These covers are available in a variety of color options, including burgundy, brown, tan, blue and black, and are made of genuine leather, tanned using plant-based agents.

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The leather does feel nice in the hand, with the brown and burgundy options offering a smooth feel, with the others providing more grip with a rough texture, akin to crocodile skin.  An added benefit is the fact that the leather should help keep the phone pleasant to touch, regardless of how hot or cold it gets outside. The leather backing does allow for a more premium look and feel. The stitching down the middle may not be to everyone’s liking, but will make the device standout.

So there you have it – a quick look at the LG G4 color comparison! The titanium version is the most sober and executive looking of the lot, and the black and yellow leather options are attractive as well, with the former being my choice of the lot. Which are your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!


Joshua Vergara
Writer, blogger, and videographer - Josh is a former support technician that learned much about technology by fixing everyone else's. On the side, he wrote and performed spoken word, maintained his own personal blogs, and began his own video podcast. Now, he's here at Android Authority looking to put it all together!
  • thispecialk

    im liking that gold plastic and burgundy leather. cant wait to get my hands on this phone. best camera on a phone.

  • Nelson

    So is the leather just imprinted with a fake pattern? They keep saying genuine leather like it’s a good thing, but genuine is actually the lowest grade of real leather, and usually that means it’s the lower layers of multiple sheets that have been pressed together and then imprinted with a fake grain. Kinda looks like that to me, which takes away from it a bit. Wouldn’t age as well as full grain leather would.

    • toboev

      According to the LG website it is: “Vegetable tanned, full grain leather.”

  • Kim

    I’m going to buy the brown leather :-)
    It really looks premium.

  • QuadKore

    Still rocking and still loving my G2 with CM12 Lollipop. I already know the G4 is my next phone, just don’t know if I’ll go with the leather or plastic back, or what color. I do know if I get the black leather, I will go over the white stitching with a black marker…don’t like the stitching at all.

  • Camilla

    The red leather looks so sexy!

  • JY

    I like most of the leather colours would love to see a green leather colour

  • personofnointerest

    i cant stand that skin on an otherwise plastic case…it’s the most digusting thing ive seen put on tech so far. The ceramic is okay, but doesnt get me, Im more into wood and metal i think

  • James

    I hope AT&T will have the black leather version. I would also like to see a green version as well.

  • TheSony/AppleFanatic

    Leather is cool and all, but it’s extremely fragile and it wears down over time. But really none of it matters because you should be using a case.

    • medtza stratospore

      you need not case with leather, I mean you can’t scratch it.

      • TheSony/AppleFanatic

        You kidding? Leather is extremely fragile. I can scratch it with my fingernail.

        • Will Davis

          tried that on the phone. Did not work. Maybe if I had razor sharp nails it would have worked…

  • medtza stratospore

    Leather + rear button is just cool, downside is phone too big and front looks is a bit odd, I don’t need curved screen and make the edge rounder!

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  • Jim Fullhouse

    will the leather back work with any of these cases? http://casesandaccessories.com/lg-g4/these-are-the-best-lg-g4-cases/
    specifically, the 2nd one?

  • J. Mike Rosner

    I really like the brown/tan leather; BUT I really don’t want to use T-mo!!??!