April 30, 2015
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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!
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