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Details

Display

Display Size
5.7 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2880px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
564 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP + 13MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
148.9mm x 71.9mm x 7.9mm
Weight
163g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 11

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 821
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB
External storage support
Up to 2TB
Battery capacity
3,300mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$549
Launch date2017-03
LG G6

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 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

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-21%
  • $28/mth for the first 12 months for new customers, then $38/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.07.2021, 12pm AEST
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$28
per month
100GB
Data
-21%
$28
per month
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. 30GB + 20GB bonus data for the first 3 renewals. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 July 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$15.80
per month
6GB
Data
$15.80
per month
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-50%
  • $10/mth for the first 3 months for new customers, then $19.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$10
per month
8GB
Data
-50%
$10
per month
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  • $30 SIM for $10. T&Cs apply. Ends 28 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
40GB
Data
Available after 1/3/21. After 3rd recharge, $30 recharge gives you 10GB standard data. T&Cs apply.
$30
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LG G6 specs

Display

Display Size
5.7 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2880px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
564 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP + 13MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
148.9mm x 71.9mm x 7.9mm
Weight
163g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 11

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 821
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB
External storage support
Up to 2TB
Battery capacity
3,300mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
No

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