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LG G6 – Premium Specs at Half the Price

10 August 2017 | Jonathan So

After its lacklustre G5, LG has made a solid comeback with its newest flagship, the G6, released earlier in 2017. The LG G6 offers specifications that are comparable to the flagship models of other top-tier brands at a lower price tag.

The LG G6 has a slim, water-resistant build whose screen takes up 80% of the phone face. This is the reason why the G6 is contributed to introducing the minimal bezel design that is the current trend in the smartphone industry, although it was the Samsung Galaxy S8 that eventually refined and popularised the design.

Here are the key highlights of the G6 smartphone which makes it a sought-after smartphone for individuals who want impressive specs without breaking the bank:

Polished and Splash-Proof Design

The LG G6 is easily the best-looking phone in LG’s inventory to date, sporting a streamlined aesthetic and svelte metal unibody, giving it a sleek and classy look. Like its predecessors, the LG G6’s fingerprint sensor into the home button on the back that is placed below the rear camera. The 5.7-inch screen takes up 80% of the front of the phone, providing a thin bezel all around.

Moreover, the G6 is also dust- and water-resistant with IP68 rating. This means that it can be submerged up to about 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. For everyday applications, this means that the phone can survive an accidental drop into the toilet bowl or if you spilt of coffee on it.

The 5.7-inch screen takes up 80% of the front of the phone, providing a thin bezel all around.

Immersive Display

The LG G6 comes with a FullVision QHD+ screen with an ultra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio. This translates to a 1440 x 2880 screen resolution and an eye-popping pixel density of 564 pixels per inch. To put things into perspective, the iPhone 7 Plus has a pixel density of 410ppi while the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 571ppi. This is pretty impressive considering that the LG G6 was released months earlier than Samsung’s flagship. The 18:9 aspect ratio offered makes it ideal for split-screen apps and movie playback. This screen is also 30% more power-efficient compared to its previous LG models and have easier to view in direct sunlight.

Its display can also support both Dolby Vision and HDR10 which means that you can enjoy high-res HDR content on your phone, making use of the extra clarity and accurate colour reproduction to give high-quality images.

This translates to a 1440 x 2880 screen resolution and an eye-popping pixel density of 564 pixels per inch.

Improved Camera Performance

The LG G6 boasts a 13-megapixel dual-lens snapper, one of them being a wide-angle lens with a 125-degree field of view. The G6 effortlessly captures sharp and vibrant photos, even in low-light conditions, making it on par with its rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, Pixel XL, and OnePlus 3T. If you like taking selfies, this phone does not disappoint as it comes with a wide-angle 5MP selfie camera with a 100-degree field of view. The phone also shows upgrades in terms of the software aspect, with a new interface that shows you five of your most recent photos. LG also has a separate camera app called Square Camera, offering a number of different tools to take neat square photos to be uploaded on Instagram easily.

Smooth-Sailing with Snapdragon 821

One aspect that may be considered a down point for the LG G6 is that it is still equipped with the Snapdragon 821 chipset which is no longer the latest-and-greatest chipset offered by Qualcomm. Qualcomm’s latest 835 chipset is relatively smaller, faster, and quicker at recharging mobile batteries. Despite sporting a chipset that is “so last year!”, the phone still delivers flawless performance during multi-tasking and everyday mobile processes. Unless you are someone who absolutely needs to be at the edge of technology, there is nothing much for you to complain about.

Now I’m feeling so fly like a G6

Like a G6, Like a G6

Now I’m feeling so fly like a G6

Like a G6, Like a G6

Although I am sure that the LG G6 is not the inspiration behind Far East Movement’s “Like A G6” song, the lyrics is a correct representation of how the LG G6 can make you feel.

Besides smartphones, LG also offers a wide array of other electronic devices that you can check out below!

G6 Plus
From HK$ 3,185.00 What we like about the LG G6 Plus: Dual 13MP rear cameras with wide-angle lens and Hi-Fi Quad DAC playback Improved faceprint unlocks your phone more quickly and conveniently 5.7-inch QuadHD+ FullVision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio Outstanding IP68* water and dust resistance * Tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529. Do not charge the device when wet or after having been exposed to moisture. LG G6+ has undergone testing in a controlled environment which is proven in compliance with the Ingress Protection rating IP68. Do not immerse product under water or any liquid other than water. Do not open or close the SIM/Memory card tray while the product is wet or immersed in water. If the product gets wet, use a clean, soft cloth to dry it thoroughly before use or charging. Inappropriate usage of product may invalidate your device's warranty. Product features are based on LG Electronics test conditions, results may vary in actual use. IP68 feature details please refer to product user manual. Face Print is an enhanced security option developed by LG that is more convenient to use than existing facial recognition technology. With Face Print, owners can unlock the phone by simply holding the phone up to their faces without the need to press any buttons. Unlocking occurs as soon as the registered face is recognized, usually in less than one second on average. The camera is only activated when the phone is raised to the face so there is no additional battery drain when using Face Print.

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