LG G6 Review: A Premium Budget Flagship Phone
LG phones might not be the first models that come to mind but that doesn't mean they are mediocre in any way. The LG G6 for example not only offers the basics but also does so well in meeting the demands of users is considered exceptional. What sets it apart from the competition is its large display, good-looking screen, and reasonable price tag. Here’s a rundown of its specifications and features.
Amidst many flagship smartphones that exist today, the LG G6’s display looks very simple but on closer inspection, you will see a sophisticated combination of glass and metal. The front panel is flanked by two layers of Gorilla Glass 3, while the exterior on the back sports a Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the device from accidental falls. Impressively, the G6 comes with slim bezels that enhance the overall aesthetic appearance of the phone, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8. Another remarkable design feature of the G6 is that it doesn’t have any protruding camera bump, giving you a smooth exterior on the back.
18:9 Display Aspect Ratio
The LG G6 boasts a display whose aspect ratio is 18:9 which is now a major trend for current flagship smartphones. Aside from using an LCD technology, it retains the QHD resolution of its previous iteration. Although it offers less colour reproduction than other big-name smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, its longer display provides enough vivacity and brightness. With the addition of the Dolby Vision support, you’ll watch movies with extra colour and detail, bringing you a spectacular mobile viewing experience.
One of the major upgrades of the LG G6 over its predecessors is the dual square feature of the user interface. This enables you to view more of your social media apps like Facebook with a lesser need for scrolling through. Aside from that, you can rotate the device and have two different apps running on different windows. Browsing through multiple windows and apps is quick and easy, making the G6 better than previous LG phones.
Impressive Camera Performance
The LG G6 retains the pixel resolution of its predecessor but its optical image stabilization offers a warmer image quality. The quality of the images on the LG G6 is clear and gets better under the right lighting conditions. Meanwhile, the G6’s 18:9 display size also helps you capture good quality photos and selfies by having a full-screen preview on one side and having another preview for taking pictures, the former lets you scroll through it while snapping.
Satisfactory Battery Performance
Another improvement of the LG G6 over its processor is the increase in battery life from 2,800 mAh to 3,300 mAh. To improve battery life and make it more efficient, LG integrated the Snapdragon 821 processor into the G6. The inclusion of this powerful chip not only means a longer-lasting battery but also a less hot device. The G6 also offers a satisfactory battery performance, so expect losing only about 14% of the battery when playing a 90-minute Full HD movie.