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A curved screen and affordable price don't make the LG G4C a good choiceAlthough the LG G4C has a curved display and comes with a decent price, it falls short of its competitors. Hit play to check out our video review.
[MUSIC] If you've been eagerly eying up LG's flagship G4, but your budget doesn't quite stretch that far, you may want to cast your eyes over its little brother, the G4C. From the outside, it's easy to spot the family resemblance. It has the same gently curving screen, the volume and power buttons are on the back beneath the camera. And it comes with the same metallic diamond back. Sadly the other luxurious leather option from the flagship G4 is not available on the G4C. With its lower price comes a lower list of specs. Its smaller 5 inch display has a 720p resolution which is about adequate to make text and images look crisp and its colors aren't bad either. It's running on a 1.2 gigahertz quad core processor which is a huge step down from the flagship and it does show. Demanding games like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas are sluggish to the point of being unplayable and even navigating the Android interface can be frustratingly slow. Speaking of Android, you'll find version 5.0.1 Lollipop on board over which LG has slapped it's own custom interface. While I like quite like LG's clean, easy to use software, it's big graphical overhaul of Android, it seems to have taken it's toll on the processes performance. Around the back of the phone is an 8 megapixel camera which is perfectly capable of helping you jazz up your Facebook feed with photos of your food. And there is a 5 megapixel camera on the front for all of those embarrassing selfies. Although over G4C may share the curved display of its flagship brother, its sluggish performance means its similarities are only skin deep. Even with its reasonable asking price, you should think carefully before opting for the G4C. Motorola's new Moto G provides a much better all round experience and costs even less. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET and this is the LG G4C.