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LG G6 Full Review with an In-depth Sight

By Avery Pacheco, 05/04/2017, updated on 16/04/2019

Last year (2016) witnessed LG G5, a handset that dared to be different and failed spectacularly in doing so. This lead in losses for the company's mobile division in 2015, and lost market share as Samsung extended its lead and Huawei caught up and overtook the Korean manufacturer. Now LG is back with another flagship – LG G6. And we will give a complete review of LG G6 with an In-depth sight.

LG G6

1. Full Phone Specifications of LG G6

Category

Specifications

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)

Build

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel

Display

Size

5.7 inches (~78.6%    screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1440 x 2880 pixels (~564 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch

Yes

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Platform

OS

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821

CPU

Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo &  2x1.6 GHz Kryo)

GPU

Adreno 530

Memory

Card slot

microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated  slot) - single SIMmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM

Internal

32/64 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

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.

Secondary

5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p

Battery

Non-removable Li-Po 3300    mAh battery

2. Release Date

Like we already said, LG had unveiled its present flagship LG G5 in the Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona earlier this year and launched it in April. The previous flagship, LG G4 also followed the same pattern and was landed in April. The next flagship LG G6 will be unveiled at the MWC 2017 which is going to kick off from 27th February and will end on 2nd March. Our guess is, LG will launch the G6 1 day prior to this event i.e. 26th February 2017, just like they unveiled G5, last year. The LG G6 will hit the market shelves by the second week of March, 2017.

Release Date

3. Feature

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

4. Camera

Like the G5, the G6 has two cameras on the rear of the device, one with a normal lens and another that shoots at a wide angle. (The 5-megapixel selfie camera's 100-degree field of view is somewhere in between the two.)

G6 Camera

Nevertheless, unlike the G5 the G6's wide-angle camera is getting nearly equal treatment — both modules use the same 13-megapixel sensor, meaning that image quality from each should be much closer.

5. Battery

The battery is a reasonable 3300mAh and can charge to 100 percent in a speedy 96 minutes, but it's the first on a major LG phone to be non-removable.

6. Price

LG has been pretty clear that it made cost-cutting decisions throughout this phone – for instance, the lower-power chipset or the loss of certain features for certain regions – as it listened to what would actually enhance the consumer's experience and made design decisions accordingly. Although the price of the LG phones varies from region to region, a spokesperson of the company hinted that the LG G6 might be priced between $500 and $600.

7. Main Drawbacks of LG G6

Glass back prone to scratchingCurved corners of display don't match bezelOnly 32GB in most marketsWireless charging exclusive to U.S.Regional limitations on nice-to-have featuresNo stereo speakersNo Daydream VR supportPriced well into flagship territory despite 'value proposition' claims