LG has just unveiled the G6 at the MWC 2017. The successor of the LG G5 has got rid of the modular build and comes with a classical design language. It sports a Gorilla Glass 5 back and IP68 water and dust resistance. With a 5.7-inch Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440) display and Snapdragon 821 SoC, it is one of the best equipped device of current times. The newly launched smartphone is also the first to come with Google Assistant pre-installed after the Google Pixel lineup.
LG G6 Pros
- 5.7-inch Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440) display
- Dual 13 MP + 13 MP wide-angle-view rear camera with laser autofocus and OIS
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- Good design, extremely thin bezels make the phone look great
LG G6 Cons
- Snapdragon 821 is not much of an improvement from the Snapdragon 820 of LG G5
- 5 MP front camera
- Meagre 3300mAh battery
- 18:9 aspect ratio could take a while to get used to
LG G6 Coverage
LG G6 Specifications
|Key Specs||LG G6|
|Display||5.7 inch FullVision IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||Quad HD FullVision - 2880 x 1440 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Processor||2 x 2.35 GHz
2 x 1.6 GHz
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|Inbuilt Storage||32GB UFS2.0 - North America
64GB UFS2.0 - International
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, up to 2TB with a microSD card|
|Primary Camera||Dual cameras
13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°)
13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
Dual tone LED flash
|Secondary Camera||5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)|
|SIM card type||TBC|
|Waterproof||IP68 water and dust resistant|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm|
Question: What is the SoC used in the LG G6?
Answer: The LG G6 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC with a 2.35GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 530 GPU.
Question: How is the display of the LG G6?
Answer: The LG G6 comes with a 5.7 inch Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels) IPS LCD. The display comes with curved edges and LG’s new FullVision technology, with an aspect ratio of 18:9.
Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?
Answer: The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with LG Full-screen UX on top.
Question: How good is the camera quality of the LG G6?
Answer: It phone sports a dual 13 MP + 13 MP wide-angle camera with f/1.8 and f/2.4apertures, 3-axis OIS and 1.12um pixel size.
On the front, the device features a 5 MP 100-degree wide angle camera for selfies and video calling.
Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?
Answer: Yes, the device comes with OIS in the rear camera.
Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the LG G6?
Answer: No, the device does not come with a dedicated camera shutter button.
Question: What are the dimensions?
Answer: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm.
Question: What is the weight of the LG G6?
Answer: The device weighs 163 grams.
Question: Does the LG G6 have dual SIM Slots?
Answer: There are both dual and single SIM variants. The phone only supports Nano SIM cards.
Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?
Answer: Yes, it comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor.
Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?
Answer: The device comes with on-screen buttons.
Question: Does the LG G6 have microSD expansion option?
Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion up to 256 GB.
Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the LG G6?
Answer: Yes, fast charging is supported on the device. It comes with Quick Charge 3.0.
Question: Does it support USB OTG?
Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.
Question: Is it waterproof?
Answer: The G6 is IP68 dust and water resistant.
Question: What are the colour options?
Answer: The device will be available in Mystic White, Astro Black, and Ice Platinum colour options.
Question: Does the LG G6 have the 3.5mm headphone jack?
Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5mm audio jack.
Question: What sensors does the device come with?
Answer: The LG G6 comes with Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum.
Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on LG G6?
Answer: No, the device can play videos up to Quad HD 2K resolution (2560×1440 pixels).
Question: Does the LG G6 support Adaptive Brightness?
Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.
Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?
Answer: Yes, it comes with a gyroscope sensor.
Question: Does it have NFC?
Answer: Yes, the device comes with NFC support.
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?
Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.
Question: Can it be connected to a Bluetooth headset?
Answer: Yes, the device can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.
Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?
Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.
The LG G6 is a spectacular looking smartphone. It boasts an impressive screen is to body ratio, which is quite evident considering it packs in a 5.7-inch display but has the same dimensions of the 5.3-inch toting LG G5. In every way, the G6 qualifies as a perfect flagship device. Only, the Snapdragon 821 chipset spoils the show. With the Snapdragon 835 already announced, SD 821 is not the finest anymore.
However, the first smartphone sporting the Snapdragon 835 is yet to launch, and till then no one can beat the G6. Do keep an eye for our hands on and detailed review of LG’s newest flagship.