Prolific smartphone makers LG announced the launch of a new smartphone into its G series-LG G6. The smartphone is not the typical kind of flagship because LG didn’t equip it with the latest hardware rather LG equipped it with a few months old chipset and a 4GB RAM.
Before I go down into full details about the LG G6, I will be doing a quick intro about the device.
Actually LG didn’t equip the device with the latest hardware but banked on another feature that makes the feature a refurbished flagship smartphone. The feature LG boasts about the device is its usability. LG has however regarded its V-series as the grandmasters of specs considering the V-series king, V20 which is much talked about because of its amazing specs.
The Snapdragon 821 chipset is the driving force behind the G6 and not the anticipated Snapdragon which Samsung is really guarding with the intents of launching it first with its Samsung S8. The Snapdragon 821 chipset isn’t to be looked down on basically because it is Qualcomm’s top model at the moment. LG’s decision to go on with this chipset is one of the reasons it tagged G6 as its flagship.
Another eye-catching feature of the LG G6 is its choice of Sony camera sensor. The camera sensor used by G6 is the Sony IMX258. The LG G6 makes use of two of these IMX258. The IMX258 camera sensor has been used in a good number of smartphones, and its usability dates as far back as two years. This might make you feel unsatisfied but if you can remember, I said it made use of two of these sensors –that seems like a proper consolation.
One outstanding feature that makes G6 exclusively unique is its amazing appearance. The G6 corners are with edges of precision and with a 5.7-inch screen size.
Now, I’ll go down into the full features of the device, so grab your popcorn and enjoy.
As I once said, one of the most outstanding features of the LG G6 is its appearance. The display of the LG G6 is 5.7 inches and supports an amazing aspect ratio of 18:9 with Full Vision Display. The display of the G6 is truly an edifice. Its screen resolution is a 2,800×1,440px and a 564ppi density. Its density is very cool compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge’s density.
The display panel is that of IPS LCD of 2000:1 and has a classic matrix RGB – depicting sharp color representation. The minimum brightness of the device is so smartly made that even in a dark setting, the eyes don’t have to be strained. LG G6’s cutting edges and slim bezels makes the smartphone amplifies its beautification and portability.
LG G6’s body comprises of a metallic frame, with its front and back is protected by Gorilla Glass, thus ensuring durability. The front is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 Protection while the back cover was made using the Gorilla Glass 5.
Just like every new smartphone out there, the LG flagship smartphone has a fingerprint sensor. The wow thing about the sensor is that it has dual functions – functions as the fingerprint sensor and the power button. Yes, you read that right; the power button of LG G6 is situated at its back.
G6’s Bluetooth version is the latest version 4.2. The smartphone’s download speed could be go as high as 66Mbps and upload speed up to 150Mpbs.
Wireless charging will be supported on the device. The device will come in different SIM variants, with some being single SIM and others supporting double SIMs. It also supports the Wi-Fi ac with Wi-Fi Direct and USB Type-C.
I must say I’m not too impressed with the battery size of this smooth smartphone. Its battery size is definitely not the biggest compared to some other devices in the market such as Gionee M2017 and Oukitel K10000. The LG G6’s battery size is 3,300mAh. Considering the large display, the device is expected to consume a lot of battery. The battery size might not be the perfect battery size, although it’s still manageable.
Compared to the preceding smartphone in the series, G5 –battery size of 2,800mAh- G6 battery size is still cool. G6’s battery is irreplaceable because its battery is sealed unlike its predecessor’s.
According to tests carried out on the device, if the device is fully charged, it lasts for over 22 hours of voice calls. It is also seen to last over 10 hours on video playback. The series of test carried out on the smartphone shows it can be reliable on a moderate level.
LG G6 camera upgraded from the camera size of LG G5 and V20. Its camera size is now 13 MP on the both rear cameras. The camera resolution of the G5 and V20 was 16MP on the primary camera and 8 MP on the wide angle. So, you’ll agree with me that the LG G6 upgraded the camera standard.
I won’t forget to add that the “selfie camera” – front camera has 5MP resolution and has a wide 100-degree field of view for excellent selfies. The front camera allows for the swapping between narrow and wide angles.
The G6 camera possesses a lot of features such as the square camera, panorama, photo compare tool, video compare tool, HDR, et al. The photo quality is sure to be excellent.
PROCESSOR & OS
The LG G6 runs on the Android Nougat 7.0 and the Snapdragon 821 processor along with Adreno 530 GPU chipset. The LG G6 is very sleek and responsive with apparently no lag.
The Android version is the appropriate version; anything less than the Android Nougat would have resulted in a spew. The Adreno 530 chipset that supports the smartphone certifies solid graphics thereby maximizing the gaming experience. The smartphone definitely assures maximum gaming pleasure for the game lovers as well as other features.
The Snapdragon 821 processor would not have been used if Samsung didn’t have claim of rights over the Snapdragon 835.
RAM AND INTERNAL MEMORY
The smartphone has an impressive 4GB RAM. The smartphone has an impressive storage space. The LG G6 comes with a whooping 32GB storage which can be expandable to 2TB with the use of a microSD card slot.
The impressive storage space ensures the storage of numerous music, videos, photos, apps, documents et al.
The price of LG G6 if available in Nigeria should range from 200,000 to 270,000.
The price of LG G6 in India is Rs 51,990.
The LG G6 is no doubt an epitome of beauty, and its features aren’t bad. Its price might be a scary one though but hey! LG is one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world, so such the price shouldn’t be surprising.
On the overall, the smartphone is expected to give quality performance. The reassuring 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory just places this beauty of a device at the top level.
LG G6 SPECIFICATIONS
NETWORK: GSM/ CDMA / HSPA/ LTE