LG G6 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

LG G6

LG G6
  • Display

    5.7 inches

    2880 x 1440


  • Storage

    32GB

  • Battery size

    3,300 mAh

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The LG G6 combines a solid design with an attractive set of mostly premium features in an appealing way.

The good

  • Premium performance
  • Dual lens works well
  • Water-resistant
  • Improved battery life
  • Integrated Google Assistant
  • Quick fingerprint sensor
  • Great display screen
  • Attractive price point

The bad

  • Odd launcher choices
  • Big and bulky
  • No dual SIM option for Australia
  • No more removable battery
  • Evolutionary, not revolutionary

LG’s G6 takes a simple approach to delivering premium value that works exceptionally well.

LG’s hopes were very high indeed for the modular LG G5. LG took big risks with the G5, opting for a modular approach that it saw as one potential future for the smartphone business. Sadly for LG, consumers didn’t come along for the ride, unimpressed with a phone that was difficult to use and felt poor in the hand for a device that was priced at a premium level.

So for the LG G6, the company went back to basics, designing a premium smartphone that looks the part while delivering some cutting-edge features. It’s not the most innovative approach, but it’s one that firmly sees it back on a path that should appeal to a much wider range of consumers.

Design

  • The large 5.7-inch screen and expansive 18:9 aspect ratio make for an attractive visual experience.
  • Feels like a sturdy, premium phone.
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Camera

  • Secondary 13MP wide-angle lens lends itself well to landscape photography.
  • Switching between standard and wide-angle lenses is seamless.
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Performance

  • Comfortably handled every app and game we threw at it.
  • Delivers the snappiness you'd expect from a premium smartphone.

Battery life

  • A significant improvement over the G5's dismal battery life.
  • No longer being able to remove the battery is slightly disappointing.

Verdict

  • An attractive premium smartphone that marks a return to form for LG.
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Pricing and availability

LG G6

Lookin' good

With a bright and bold 5.7-inch screen, an IP68 water resistance rating and plenty of power under the hood, the LG G6 is a strong contender in the premium smartphone space.

Promoted

  • The LG G6 is currently retailing for around $550 to $600 at sites like Catch and Kogan.

LG G6 specs

OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5.7
Display resolution (pixels) 2880 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 564
Processor Snapdragon 821
Height (mm) 148.9
Width (mm) 71.9
Depth (mm) 7.9
Weight (g) 163
Battery size (mAh) 3,300
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 2TB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4
Water resistance IP68
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.8
Rear camera (2) resolution 13
Rear camera (2) aperture f/2.4
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 11
NFC support Yes

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