The LG G6 was the first flagship smartphone to be launched this year, 2017 from the South Korean handset manufacturer. Also, the G6 was the first smartphone to start the trend of slimmer bezels on the front, which makes it to look every bit the premium handset it is. Read on, as you get to see the LG G6 review, revealing its features (pros and cons), full specifications and prices you can buy it in different countries in the world.
LG G6 Features
With the LG G6, the brand went an extra mile by the designing the flagship device with IP68 rating, which makes it perfect and durable device. The G6 is water-resistant when placed inside a 3 feet deep water for 30 minutes. This actually means that even if you drop this device inside a pool or spill a glass of drink over it, it will still come out strong and intact.
This design was overhauled by the brand since the LG G2, which saw the introudction of rear mounted buttons. This time around, LG has gone back with slimmer bezels on the front of the LG G6, with 90% of its front panel being covered by display. Because of this design, the G6 looks very pleasing to the eye, having rounded corners on the display and more body-to-display ratio.
Pre-loaded Google Assistant
The LG G6 is the first non-Google smartphone to feature the much loved Google Assistant in its operating system. Maybe you do not know what Google Assistant is all about, it is an AI (Artificial Intelligent) personal assistant that can read your onscreen content to provide solutions., and it also works with voice command etc.
18:9 Quad HD Display
The LG G6 was the first ever smartphone to come with an extra wide aspect ratio for the display. Notably, before now, all smartphones normally come with the standard 16:9. What this means is that the display is slightly taller than other smartphones and it has an unusual resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels across 5.7inches. This features results in a sharp pixel density of 565 ppi and a wonderful viewing experience.
This feature was a an LG trademark on their flagships, and the LG G6 was not left behind on this one. It features a dual 13MP camera on its rear panel, which is far more unlike other dual camera you can find in the market. The second module was more of a wide angle lens, which is capable of taking in more scenery than the regular one, The camera can either be swapped or used together.
After seeing this I was like “what the heck”. It does not make any meaning for a 2017 flagship device to be running on a feature that was a highlight of 2016. The LG G6 was equipped with the Snapdragon 821 processor, where most phones manufactured year are running on the latest and more powerful Snapdragon 835 processor.
Till this moment, LG have being the only brand that have maintained a stand of manufacturing phones with removable batteries. But this time around, they deviated from the norm with the launch of the LG G6. While it is good news considering its water-resisting ability, it might be rejected by most LG users because they are not used to it yet.
LG G6 Specifications
|Launch Date||24 Apr, 2017|
|Color||Platinum, Black, White|
|Category||Smartphone / Phablet|
|Sim Card||Dual Nano Sim|
|Waterproof||Water resistant for up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1 meter, IP68|
|Network||LTE + LTE|
|Operating System||Android V7.0 (Nougat)|
|Custom UI||LG UX 6.0|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm|
Processor & RAM
|Processor||2.3 GHz Quad Core 64-bit ( 2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Expandable Storage||Up To 2 TB|
|Card Slot||Micro Sd Card|
|Size||5.7 Inches (Large)|
|Screen||Super AMOLED Display, 18:9 Aspect Ratio, Quad HD & FullVision Display, Always On Display|
|Screen Protection||Gorilla Glass Type-3|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Identity Sensor, Iris Scanner|
|Resolution||1440 x 2880 Pixels|
|Pixel Density||565 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||80%|
|Other Input Features||Multi-Touch|
|Rear Camera||13 MP , 1.12 µm Pixel|
|Dual Rear Camera||13MP + 13MP|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Rear Flash||Dual Tone LED Flash|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.8|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo Tagging, Optical Image Stabilization, Slow Motion, 125° Wide-Angle Lens|
|Front Camera Features||Gesture Shot, Auto Shot|
|Rear Auto Focus||Phase Detection Autofocus|
|Video Recording||2160p@30fps, 4K|
|Battery Capacity||3300 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion, Non Removable|
|Quick Charging||Quick Charge 3.0|
Calling & Messaging
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G||HSDPA 2100 MHz / HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|4G||LTE / LTE|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||V4.2, A2DP, LE, AptX HD|
|USB Port||V3.1, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector|
|Audio Format||WAV, MP3|
|Video Format||DivX, 3GP, MP4|
|Items in the Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, Data Cable, Headset And User Guide|
LG G6 Price
The LG G6 prices in various countries are listed below:
G6 Price in India: Rs 37,950
G6 Price in Nigeria: NGN 181,399
G6 Price in USA: $ 660
G6 Price in UK: £ 424
G6 Price in UAE: AED 1,799
Updated on September 5, 2017
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These are the best information you can get about the LG G6. Please note that prices may differ with respect to different stores and markets.