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.
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 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.
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 Price
Box Pack around Rs 52,000 (without warranty)
Used smartphone Rs 32,000-35000
LG G6 Review Benchamarks :
|HIGHER IS BETTER|
|Samsung Galaxy S8+||173,945|
|Samsung Galaxy S8||166,647|
|Samsung Galaxy S7 edge||128,191|
|LG G6||GOOGLE PIXEL XL||SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE||LG G5|
|3DMark IS Unlimited||30,346||29,360||26,666||26,981|
|GFXBench 3.0 1080p Manhattan Offscreen (fps)||42||48||47||47|
LG G6 Full Specification :
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|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)|
|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)|
|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||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., check quality|
|Secondary||5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 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|
|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|
|– 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|
- 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
- Speaker is weak
- Only one storage option for most regions
- Non-removable battery, unlike previous LG phones
- Glass attracts fingerprints and dust