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Selfie Snapping and Safe Driving with the LG G4

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received a Sprint device to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 

Are you a budding photographer who loves to capture awesome shots, but doesn’t want to carry around a DSLR all the time? Do you love to take some epic selfies? The new LG G4 smartphone has one of the best cameras on the market, and is a perfect fit for individuals looking to use their smartphone to capture amazing memories. Plus, the beautiful leather back styling makes a statement, and helps your phone become a piece of fashion.


Starting off, the LG G4 is rocking two amazing cameras; a 16 MP camera on the back that has a 1/2.6″ sensor, to help capture amazing details. Plus, you can take advantage of manual setting mode to adjust your white balance, shooting speed, ISO, exposure compensation, check out your histogram, and even shoot in RAW format. Your DSLR will be jealous! The lens also has an astounding f/1.8 aperture to give you great shots even in low light.


Looking to the front, LG has elevated the art of the selfie with an 8 MP front-facing camera good enough to be a rear-facing camera and a soft selfie light that brightens around the border of the photo preview window, it perfectly captures your most important subject: you. You can even take advantage of a little airbrush magic to help make your selfies flawless! Need an easier way to capture a selfie? Gesture Shutter allows you to use the photo timer by simply opening your hand then making a fist. Want to capture photos in a sequence? Open and close your fist twice for four selfies in a row. Plus, you can use voice command and have the shutter activate anytime someone says a certain word like “Cheese” or even “Kimchi”.


Now that you know how awesome the LG G4 phone is, let’s take a look at how it can pair together with some safe driving initiatives. Starting off, Sprint has launched a great app called Sprint Drive First, that helps stop distracted driving. The free app sends calls to voicemail and silences email and text alerts when a vehicle reaches 10mph. There is also a parenting mode which helps track miles driven, and lock or enable certain apps.


Pair the Sprint Drive First app with the current Thumb Wars campaign, and you can help involve your kids in making safe driving choices. Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous distracted driving actions. When texting, a driver spends approximately 10% of their driving time outside of their lane, and not surprisingly texting drivers are 23 times more likely to get involved in a crash. Even when faced with this data, it’s scary to know that 40% of American teens still report texting and driving behavior!, one of the largest organizations for young people and social change, and Sprint have partnered in a Thumb Wars campaign to prevent young people from texting and driving. Now in its fifth year, Thumb Wars encourages young people to use the power of their thumbs in a fun and engaging way to prevent their friends from texting and driving. Young people sign up at and receive two pairs of yellow anti-texting thumb socks. Then, they pick a friend or loved one they know who texts and drives and share the socks with them in a surprising way.



If you have a teen who needs a new phone, visit your nearest Sprint store to pair the affordable LG G4 with a great family plan. With Sprint Lease, the device is $18 per month for 24 months and with a Sprint Family Share Pack plan, a family of 4 can share 20GB of data and get unlimited talk and text for only $100 per month. Then you can set your teen up with the Drive First app and the Thumb Wars campaign to help the have a great phone, but understand safe driving and know not to use their phone while driving.


Texting and driving isn’t just a problem for teens, remember that adults can make the commitment to not text and drive too!

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