Can you believe it it’s been six generations of LG flagship Android phones? The first one was Optimus G, that had a Nexus phone made in its semblance and now we have reached LG G6. The G5 before it was received with lukewarm reactions by the public, so things had to change. Modularity is gone, replaced by an ultra high end and innovative screen. Somehow, the device also has a good price, below $500 on Amazon even.
It comes inside an elegant black box, with a message on it that reminds you to have fun every once in a while. Inside the box we find the USB Type-C cable, charger, headphones with a textile material portion of the wire, the metal key used to access the slots and the manual. The handset is made of glass and metal, using a glass back plate and also a front glass piece, while sandwiched between them there’s a metal frame.
This is a dust and water resilient device, within the IP68 standard and it measures 7.9 mm in thickness, while weighing 163 grams. Not bad for a 5.7 incher, that has an atypical screen resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels and 18:9 aspect, plus support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The corners of the screen panel are curved to make the whole experience even more immersive.
Inside the LG G6 there’s a last gen Snapdragon 821 CPU, because LG simply couldn’t wait for the Snapdragon 835 and wanted to launch the handset before the Galaxy S8. It works in tandem with 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a dual back camera with 13 MP sensors. One of them has optical image stabilization and the other a wide angle lens.
There’s a 5 MP camera in the mix for selfies, a 3300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and a fingerprint scanner embedded within the Power button at the back. The UI is quite interesting here, the LG Full Screen UX on top of Android 7.0 Nougat employing two big squares that split the screen in equal parts for ideal spacing of items.
We’ll be learning more about those as we review the device. In the meantime you can purchase it here.