LG G6 Observation

The LG G6- Introduction

The LG G6’s form factor would be strange for new users. This is a phone with a 5.7-inch display, yet many reviewers agree this phone looks small. This is due to the curved back design and its 2:1 display aspect ratio. The G6 uses metal and glass with a sealed-in battery. The front section is completely flat. There are three colour choices: Black, white and platinum which has a brushed metal finish underneath the glass.

Display

The LG G6 is positioned to be the company flagship product. Naturally, this is done to compete with other heavyweights such as the Galaxy S8. The main takeaway is the use of 2:1 display aspect ratio, as opposed to the traditional 16:9. Because of this unventured display format, this would give its users a taller display size. When you hold it horizontally, it gives a much wider display experience. Because of this display ratio, you get a 2880 x 1440 resolution on the 5.7-inch LCD panel. According to this review, the LG G6 has been optimized for this display ratio- and not just slap a new one.

Regional variants

There are two regional variants. The Europe and US region get a 32gig onboard storage while most parts of the Asian countries get a 64 GB version. All variants have microSD card support up to 2TB and RAM of 4GB. Unfortunately, wireless charging is only present in the US variant for some reason.

Camera

For its rear camera, the LG G6 uses a dual camera system to provide up to 125 degrees wide angle images. With a single camera, you get a 71-degree shot. Both are using the same sensors at 13-megapixel resolution. The primary lens is f/1.8 and has optical stabilization. The secondary does not have optical stabilization, and the aperture is f/2.4. As a result, the camera seems to perform better than the G5. All you need is steady hands for the wide shots.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, a phone is a daily driver. And no matter how good it looks, you will need a good built quality and reliability. According to most users, while the built quality of the handset is good enough, the rear panel is prone to get scratched and ruin the aesthetics of the phone. While the LG G6 seems to have a good line of recommendations, you should take a serious look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 before making a final decision.

Specifications

Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Display 5.7-inch LCD
2880×1440
Gorilla Glass 3
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996)
Storage 32GB (U.S., Europe)
64GB (Asia, Korea, Hong Kong, India, CiS)
Expandable microSD up to 2TB
RAM 4GB
Camera (Main) 13MP (IMX258), 1.12µm pixels, f/1.8, OIS
71-degree lens, phase-detect AF
Camera (Wide) 13MP (IMX258), 1.12µm pixels, f/2.4
125-degree lens, fixed focus
Front Camera 5MP, f/2.2
100-degree lens
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC
USB-C 3.1
Audio 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (Asia only)
Battery 3300mAh
Non-removable
Charging USB-C
Quick Charge 3.0
Qi wireless (U.S.)
Water resistance IP68
Security One-touch fingerprint sensor
Dimensions 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Colors Black, white, platinum

[alert-success]You will like it for:

  • Performance
  • Build Quality
  • 2:1 display format
  • Camera’s low-light performance[/alert-success]

[alert-warning]You won’t like it for:

  • Good chance to get the back panel scratched very easily
  • Wireless option restricted to US retail units
  • 64GB not available for US and European markets[/alert-warning]

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