In what I like to consider an about-face LG has tossed out the modular move they made with the G5 and gone back to the traditional designs of smartphones building. This move might be a winner in my book with the LG G6. Getting to sit down and listen to engineers as they took on the journey that made this behemoth of a device, it’s safe to say they pulled no punches.
First thing you will notice is the display. Oh, this display right now is the best-looking screen on the market thus far. LG is calling it their “FullVision” display which comes in at 5.7” and has an aspect ratio of 18:9. Now typically everyone uses a 16.9 aspect ratio but LG has managed to give you more visuals with no deterioration thanks to that 569ppi resolution.
Also, the LG G6 is the first to use Dolby Vision & HDR 10 which give it eye popping visuals and clarity not seen on a smartphone. Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and others are working to have 18:9 work on their content as time passes.
LG is working hard to make sure you can take any type of shot with its Rear Dual 13MP camera lens. The wide-angle lens is set to give you 125 degrees of viewing so you don’t miss anything. Also, LG has what’s called Square Camera which gives you an array of options for quick picture taking. Thanks to the huge screen you can take a picture at the top half and view it instantly on the bottom.
With these eye-popping features, it is surprising (but not too much) to know that LG is using Qualcomm Snapdragon’s 821 processor rather than their new Qualcomm 835 chipset. But the good thing about this is that LG has been working closely with Qualcomm to get as much out of the 821. When working on the G6 the 835 wasn’t available and doing so would have pushed them out further.
LG did also work on the battery of the G6 as it now embedded inside. If you see in the image LG has given the battery ample space to breath and there is also a heat sink to relieve some of that stress. LG engineers stated they constructed numerous battery tests to get this right. Also with a built-in battery they could craft this elegant body. Giving it a trimmed down profile with a smooth exterior on the back and forth covered in glass and rounded out in metal.
Using the LG G6 I feel like its heading in the right direction so far and it remains to see how the final completed version will hold up as they have provided us with a first look device now. Stay tuned to our social channels to see some pix and videos taken with the G6 thus far and expect to see a full-on review in the upcoming weeks once we get that final build in our hands.
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor
- Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS 2.0 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
- Front 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)
- Rear Dual: 13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
- Battery: 3,300mAh (embedded)
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 163g
- Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
- Colors: Black / Platinum
- Other: Water and Dust Resistant / Fingerprint Sensor / UX 6.0 / Dolby Vision™ / HDR10 / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0