After admitting that the G5 was somewhat of a failure sales-wise, LG got back to the drawing board in search of ideas for a new and better flagship smartphone. That's how we got the LG G6, which was officially announced yesterday at MWC 2017.
Right now, it seems that the G6 is indeed better than the G5 in pretty much every aspect, but we want to know if you like it.
The first thing that strikes you about the LG G6 is that, although it sports a very generous 5.7-inch screen, the phone itself isn't larger than devices featuring 5.5-inch, or even 5.3-inch screens. This is thanks to the exceptional screen to body ratio that the G6 is offering. The G6's display itself, called FullVision, is unique, as it has round corners and a 1440 x 2880 pixel resolution for an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The new LG phone relies on a Snapdragon 821 processor - not Qualcomm's latest high-end chipset, but still powerful enough for a 2017 flagship. Other notable features include a fingerprint scanner, dual 13 MP rear camera, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB / 64 GB of expandable storage space. Android 7.1 Nougat with Google Assistant will be available out of the box.
While it's launching in South Korea (and maybe other international markets) in March, the LG G6 might not be available in the US before April. Once it does reach US shores, the phone will be out on all major carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have all confirmed that they'd sell the device.
So, what do you think about the LG G6? Cast your votes in the poll below:
Do you like the LG G6?
Not sure, I'll have to see & feel it in real life
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)
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Might have to pick this over the S8.
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 1:52 PM 4
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Go for the LG if you like, but make sure to AVOID the Galaxy S8 Why?: - Hard to manage, as it's nearly bezel-less and gimmicky curved screen - Very laggy OS with touchwiz issues immediately on-board - Overpriced with 4gb ram cap - Samsung phones have a tendency to explode - Awful resale value - You'd be inducted into the Sammy Fanboy Club, which is a group of some of the wackest people on earth
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 3:24 PM 10
Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010
The One Plus 3 is a prime example on why Android needs at least 5-6GBs of RAM. It is still, to this day, extremely fluid and responsive. You are buying a 2017 Flagship phone, you want/deserve to have the best of the best. 4GB of RAM was fine in 2015-2016, but now it is time to move on up.
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 3:29 AM 0
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Everything you mention is complety false. Please buy everything you want but don't write false "facts". S5 and every device before that was laggy yes. But after that every Samsung phone is very smooth even J1 with best screen out there and yes better brand than LG.
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 3:46 PM 1
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Lol gimmicky curved screen??? Huawei, apparently One Plus 5 and even iphone will have curved screens lets see all the haters call it a gimmick then. Have you used Touchwizz on the S7 edge?? I dont think you have its very fast and responsive and its also a feature rich UI unlike others like Sonys, and stock android. If Samsung is overpriced with 4GB of Ram what are iphones with 1 or 2GB of Ram?? Awful resale value?? Thats a can be a good thing or a bad thing, imagine you want to buy a new phone but dont want to pay 700 dollars because it has low resale value you can pick it up even cheaper, so it can be a good thing. Nah Chinese fanboys and Apple ones arr just as bad if not worse.
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 3:46 PM 6
Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013
none of android phone have good resale value, that the fact. but Samsung are easier to sale than those of HTC or LG,,,etc. And you were right on bezel-less are gimmick but only when the phones are getting bigger, I mean curve screen cool and has its function if they are 5 inches or less. And about this article, I'd say LG G6 is not bad but I rather spend a week using that phone before I keep or return it ( Just don't like LG G5 screen and its navigation key).
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 3:47 PM 2
Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 01, 2012
while it's a nice looking phone, specs are decent but price is ridiculous. Oneplus 3T has more ram, more storage for half price. Will not pay just for the brand.
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 1:52 PM 1
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if it wasn't for it using last years snapdragon id be all over it.
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 1:53 PM 1
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The SD 821 was First introduced in the Pixel smartphones, which came out in November 2016. As a matter of fact late November. So its a little more than 3 months old now. I am always amazed at how stupid people really are.
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 2:05 PM 4
Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012
Design isn't bad, but won't buy a new 2017 flagship this year that is using a 821 chip.
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 1:58 PM 2
Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013
the best screen design with minimal bezel,downside is the 821 chip.
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 1:58 PM 0
Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 10, 2013
The bottom bezel, which is the most I important to me slim, is still pretty big. Add that to the huge, wider aspect ratio screen and it's enromous. The other downside is the tiny battery. The Snapdragon 821 is not a downside. You'd literally never notice the difference.
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 4:07 AM 0
Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015
I am still waiting for note 8, but I am liking the G6
posted on Feb 27, 2017, 2:00 PM 0
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