LG G6 Review: Revival of LG Smartphones after G2

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In 2013 LG G2 was the favorite smartphone among judges at the IF Awards. The LG G2 marks the decision by LG to place the power and volume rocker on the rear of the device, the only smartphone that lacks side buttons. The G2’s design was praised as well, including the sweeping bezels and specially designed battery.

Later LG flagships G3, G4, G5 didn’t gained much popularity due to LG’s built quality, design, hardware problems and the biggest issue was bootloop.

LG G6 Review

So, this year LG launched its flagship LG G6 and it flies like a G6, truly a solid all-round smartphone, with a very gorgeous display tailored into very compact body with the best hardware and software.

Read more: LG G5 modular smartphone review

The LG G6 has a 5.7-inch screen with minimized bezels and chose an 18:9 aspect ratio, making it longer and thinner than the 16:9 aspect ratio screens found on most other phones. It’s the same aspect ratio as Samsung’s Galaxy S8. The G6’s back its protected by the Gorilla Glass 5 and on front by Gorilla Glass 3.

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LG G6 review

LG G6 is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 (not the latest SD 835 ) a Quad-core CPU (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) with Adreno 530 GPU.

One of the few design decisions that remained was the dual camera on the back, only this time it sits evenly with the phone’s body. There are two camera lenses on the back of the G6, both with 13 megapixels. One boasts a wider-angle lens than the other. The 125-degree wide-angle lens doesn’t have optical image stabilization and it has an f/2.4 aperture, while the 71-degree standard lens has OIS and a far better f/1.8 aperture.

LG G6 review

At the core of the LG G6, you have Android 7.0 Nougat with LG’s UX 6.0 on top. The new LG UX 6.0 essentially brings a new coat of paint with more natural colors, but still retains the features that we’ve come to expect from LG’s phones.

At the bottom of the phone is the single speaker next to the USB-C connector – and LG has kept the headphone jack at the top, declining to bow to the industry trend of dropping the connector as it keeps more ‘traditional’ music fans happy.

G6 comes in 32/64/128 GB variants , all backed by 4 GB of RAM plus internal memory can be increased  by microSD, that goes  up to 256 GB.

Unfortunately, LG phones has not the best battery life but with the G6’s it’s a 3,300mAh cell, which is larger than what you’ll find in some competitors.

LG G6 review

LG G6 Price

Box Pack around Rs 52,000 (without warranty)

Used smartphone Rs 32,000-35000

LG G6 Review Benchamarks :

AnTuTu
HIGHER IS BETTER
Samsung Galaxy S8+          173,945
Samsung Galaxy S8          166,647
LG G6          157,208
LG V20          135,600
LG G5          134,074
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge          128,191
LG G6 GOOGLE PIXEL XL SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE LG G5
AndEBench Pro 10,322 16,164 13,030 14,152
Vellamo 3.0 5,046 5,800 4,152 4,104
3DMark IS Unlimited 30,346 29,360 26,666 26,981
GFXBench 3.0 1080p Manhattan Offscreen (fps) 42 48 47 47
CF-Bench 29,748 39,918 46,290 36,488

 

 

LG G6 Full Specification :

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, February
Status Available. Released 2017, March
BODY Dimensions 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– MIL-STD-810G compliant
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 84.1 cm2 (~78.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~564 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
– Always-on display
– LG UX 6.0 UI
PLATFORM OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual 13 MP (f/1.8, OIS, 3-axis, phase detection AF) + 13 MP (f/2.4, no AF), dual-LED flash, check quality
Features 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 32-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (market dependent)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– WPC&PMA wireless charging (US version only)
– Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
MISC Colors Mystic white, astro black, ice platinum, terra gold, marine blue, mystic white

 

Positives

  • Glass/metal build is great
  • Excellent camera quality
  • Wireless charging on the US model
  • Solid, smooth performance
  • Impressive battery life
  • 18:9 screen is fantastic
  • Thin bezels
  • IP68 dust and water resistance
  • MicroSD card expansion as standard

Negatives

  • Speaker is weak
  • Only one storage option for most regions
  • Non-removable battery, unlike previous LG phones
  • Glass attracts fingerprints and dust

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