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This is a little experiment. You see, when I started blogging, I hadn’t really given much consideration to how important my mobile phone would be. I envisaged mainly blogging from my tablet or laptop, and hadn’t considered the role my phone might play in assembling or creating blog posts

It soon became obvious that firstly, my phone would be singularly important for blog photography. Carrying around the bulky DSLR everywhere I go is not an option. My old phone was a Samsung Galaxy mini and frankly, the photo quality was awful. Some of my early blogs have some pretty ropey photos taken from that phone.

So when I decided that I was serious about blogging, I thought I had better review my technology. I ended my O2 contract early, and opted to pay the penalty in order to change network providers rather than stick around for an upgrade (I’m back with EE). I then did extensive research into good phones for blogging. The LG G4 came out top in reviews for not just blogging, but for being generally fabulous. So I got one.

I. Love. It. Most importantly, I think the camera is fantastic. It has a 13 megapixel back facing camera which can also be manually adjusted as an SLR. Most smart phones have around 5-8 megapixel. It also has a really good built-in editing suite. The screen is a great size for typing and although the phone is a fair bit larger than the Galaxy mini, it didn’t take long to get used to it. Its functionality is impressive all round; it’s straightforward and unfussy – the features are easy to find and use and is has 4G which means connectivity is pretty darn good. I’m not a geek, so I probably won’t make use of all it can do. Battery life is extremely good too (no idea what’s the longest I’ve had it running before it’s been about to die but trust me, it’s substantial). Charging is swift and efficient.

So this is the first complete blog post from the phone, along with a photo I took with it yesterday when we went to Wells, and had a stroll along the moat at the Bishop’s Palace. I literally pointed and snapped it quickly (there were some kids about to get in the way) and didn’t look at it until much later on. Think it’s not too bad at all.

The moat, Bishop's Palace, Wells.

The moat, Bishop’s Palace, Wells.