Last year was pretty mediocre for both Samsung and LG as G5 got mixed reception and Samsung’s Note 7 got the explosion issue. However, both tech giants are looking to make a comeback this year and LG has struck first with G6. It’s a brilliant smartphone with amazing camera, stylish design, long-lasting battery, and to top it all off, it’s water resistant. Only thing lacking however, is the processor, which is not bad but old. LG should’ve gone with Snapdragon 835 chipset instead of sticking with the old 821 chipset. With rumors circulating that Samsung would support Snapdragon 835 for S8, this drawback could prove to be costly. Apart from this minor problem however, LG G6 is amazing – let’s dive into some more details.
LG G6 is designed beautifully – it is thinner, easier to hold, and it doesn’t weigh much. For a 5.7-inch phablet, not weighing much without compromising on quality is quite an achievement. G6 comes in three different colors – silver, black, and white. And all of them look stellar. Also, you don’t have to worry because headphone jack is present. As far as display is concerned, it can support up to 1400 pixel resolution and 565 ppi. Most of the smartphones out there come with 16:9 aspect ratio but because of its thinner design, G6 supports 18:9 aspect ratio, which is great.
LG G6 comes with 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset with Adreno 530 GPU. This processor is supported by 4GB of RAM. All of this combined helps G6 perform quite well. However, one thing that we fail to understand is why LG didn’t go with the new 835 chipset. It’s fast and more reliable, and if Samsung’s S8 supports it, then more people would prefer it over G6. This strange choice could come back to haunt them.
Just like G5, G6 also comes with dual cameras on the back. Both of the cameras can be utilized to yield some amazing results. You can switch between the two 13-megapixel cams to get 120 degree wide angle shots or you can use them individually. The choice is given entirely to the users. Front camera is of 5 megapixels, which seemed like a downgrade on paper as G5 supported 8 megapixels camera. However, the results from 5MP camera are way more crystal and quality is great. So, by lowering pixels, LG has improved almost every other aspect. Selfies with it are downright amazing.
LG G6 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat and with its very own Google Assistant. Android 7.0 has brought a ton of new features and fixes, so all of them can be found in G6. And with Google Assistant, you can get some mundane tasks done pretty easily.
LG G6 comes with just one storage size, which is of 32GB, but you can expand it via SD cards to 2TB.
If you are heavy smartphone user, who doesn’t want to worry about battery running out during usage, then LG G6 comes highly recommended. 3300mAh battery in G6 is downright fantastic. In extreme usage, it still can last easily for 24 hours and that’s more than what other brands are offering in the phablet category.
Overall, LG G6 is an extraordinary phablet. With one of the best designs, long lasting battery, and amazing dual camera options, it is hard to not recommend it to the users. However, the lack of improvement in processor has us worried. It’s good but if Samsung offers the latest chipset, then that would automatically be better than G6. So before investing in LG’s latest iteration, we advise you to wait until later this week, because Samsung is more than likely to make its reveal during the next few days. If they do opt for the latest processor, then you should go for S8, otherwise, LG G6 is your best bet at the moment.