The LG G6 combines a solid design with an attractive set of mostly premium features in an appealing way.
- Premium performance
- Dual lens works well
- Improved battery life
- Integrated Google Assistant
- Quick fingerprint sensor
- Great display screen
- Attractive price point
- 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.
- The large 5.7-inch screen and expansive 18:9 aspect ratio make for an attractive visual experience.
- Feels like a sturdy, premium phone.
- Secondary 13MP wide-angle lens lends itself well to landscape photography.
- Switching between standard and wide-angle lenses is seamless.
- Comfortably handled every app and game we threw at it.
- Delivers the snappiness you'd expect from a premium smartphone.
- A significant improvement over the G5's dismal battery life.
- No longer being able to remove the battery is slightly disappointing.
- An attractive premium smartphone that marks a return to form for LG.
Pricing and availability
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.
- The LG G6 is currently retailing for around $550 to $600 at sites like Catch, DWI and Kogan.
|Display size (inches)||5.7|
|Display resolution (pixels)||2880 x 1440|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||564|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,300|
|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|
|Network category speed||Category 11|
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