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LG G6 Review: A Sleeper of a Phablet worth checking

by Brian Joseph Patrick N. Yalung



LG continues its forward march as it tries to raise its stake in the smartphone segment. Despite still falling behind Apple and Samsung, the company has been making headway. The latest device worth considering is the fashion-centric LG G6, armed with the advanced specs that most smartphone consumers would look for to date.

Features and Specs

Standing out among the features include a 5.7-inch display screen (2880×1440 pixels) with an 18:9 aspect ratio that is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU 2.35 GHz SoC. The LG G6 also comes with 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, (expandable via microSD up to 2 TB), a 13 MP main camera and a front-facing 5 MP camera.

Other features worth noting include advanced biometric security in the form of a fingerprint sensor located at the back, packed with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and a 3,300 mAh non-removable battery. Though some criticize the non-removable nature, tests show that the device can last up to 13 hours when on playing videos on Airplane mode. That is a bump over the 12-hour life of the LG G5.darkhorse1

Are the cameras worth it?

The LG G6 cameras should be another selling point. The 13 MP main camera should be more than enough to fulfill the craving of folks who want high-resolution images or 4K display video capture. The 5 MP front-facing camera is also more than enough to fulfill the cravings of users particularly in the area of video chats and taking selfie shots.

The rapport involving the quality of images captured will vary, seeing how most have placed premium. Most believe that the higher MP rate would be key and the LG G6 seems to have covered that concern. But like most, there are apps that come with the new LG flagship that can help enhance and improve snapped shots better.

Will the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor disappoint?

With all the advanced features that the LG G6 has, most will question the power offered by the LG G6. It comes with an old chipset in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, believed to be a forced move with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835’s delayed availability.

But does it really matter? The thing with phones now is how one uses it. Higher chipsets don’t really hinder how a phone performs overall unless one goes overboard with app use or image and video capturing endeavors.

A sensible buy for sensible users

The thing here is that the LG G6 is a flagship that can be considered. It is priced a bit lower than the leading brands so packing all those specs did have its limits.

Overall, some may prefer to stick with the expensive and leading brands. Sensible buyers would be wise to check it out first before eventually deciding. The LG G6 comes with the essential features, impressive and obviously enough to satisfy what demanding customers look for these days – particularly the frills and perks which have been a premium in the smartphone consumer market.