Albeit being a brand known for its household electronic appliances such as televisions and fridges, LG also has a praiseworthy line of smartphones. While the LG G6 Plus might not be a model that comes to your mind when you think of a mid-range smartphone, but it does boast a solid combination of hardware and software features.
Design and Build
Despite having a “Plus” in its name, there is not much difference in terms of size compared to the original LG G6. Nevertheless, it still ticks all the right boxes while having the same aesthetic sensibilities and button-layout. The device doe not feel bulky and can be held quite comfortably in the hand. Sporting a metal unibody with curved corners and chamfered edges, it gives the phone a refined look. What further improves the overall aesthetics of the device is the sheet of Gorilla Glass 5 that sits atop the metal frame.
Featuring an 18:9 aspect ratio, the LG G6 plus results in valuable extra screen space to play with. On top of that, it has a 5.7-inch QHD+ FullVision screen with a 2880 x1440 display resolution. Thanks to the QHD+, the display screen delivers rich and vibrant colours which makes multimedia consumption on the device an incredibly enjoyable experience.
Under its hood, the LG G6 Plus has a flurry of internal components that enables it to deliver smooth performance. The device sports a solid combination of quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 GPU, 6GB worth of RAM, and 128GB of built-in storage. Multitasking and app-switching is handled with a breeze and graphic-intensive games can be played without signs of slowing down.
Like many top-notch smartphones available in the market today, the LG G6 Plus has a dual camera setup at its rear. Both cameras have 13MP sensors with f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures respectively. The cameras perform well even in low-light conditions with only a single source of light. On the other hand, the selfie camera in front only has a 5MP resolution with an aperture of f/2.2. Although 5MP is not much to shout about, it is good enough to be used indoors and outdoors and can offer decent image quality regardless of the lighting condition. Photos taken are sharp and rich in colours without being over-saturated. Under optimum lighting, the 5MP front camera delivers social-media worthy selfies without needing to be edited.
Another plus point of the LG G6 Plus is its neat and simple user interface that looks quite similar to stock Android. The interface is designed to enable users to access and manage their apps better. It also has customisable navigation buttons, a number of smart settings, and App Trash for you to organise your apps with ease.
Speaking of the battery, the LG G6 Plus consists of a 3,300mAh battery that powers the device through the day without difficulty. It also supports both wireless charging and QuickCharge capabilities. This means that it only takes one hour and a half to recharge the smartphone fully.