LG G6 finally makes its way to European markets
by Ben Reid / Apr 20, 2017, 6:07 AM
As we noted in our initial review of the G6, there's not much about the device that can be faulted. However, with Samsung's Galaxy S8 duo breathing down its neck while breaking pre-order records in both firms' native South Korea, it's clear that the LG's task is once again of the uphill variety.
Still, if you're in Europe and do have your eyes on the G6, it'll go on sale in select regions from April 24th, which is next week on Monday. The launch with span 33 countries across 24 carriers, with the likes of Sweden, Finland, France and Germany in line for the first batch. Meanwhile, those who pre-ordered in the United Kingdom should begin to receive their (very) shiny new toy from today. Those in the United States can already obtain the LG G6 through the four major carriers.
The presence of last year's Snapdragon 821 processor as opposed to Qualcomm's stronger new Snapdragon 835 may deter those seeking a truly cutting-edge handset. Having said that, the G6 does have much working in its favor, and finally employs arguable necessities like waterproof build and wireless charging. To our eyes, overall finish looks a stretch more enticing than the G5 and its modular fare, which unfortunately went down like a lead balloon.
Will you be picking up the LG G6? Let us know in the comments below.
- 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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Dead on arrival.
posted on Apr 20, 2017, 6:24 AM 2
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It's definitely not DOA. It might not have the SD 832, but the SD 821 is definitely up to the job especially since other flagships still use and have proven it's worth. Like the Pixels, which can not only drive a QHD display, but can drive it at a sustainable 60 fps (Daydream VR). This LG G6 can show more information in split screen mode. Other reviews stated that it's a flagship worth getting.
posted on Apr 20, 2017, 9:18 AM 2
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The stupidest launch of a flagship in a while. Why did they bother getting it out before the S8 if they were going to wait forever to make it available in most markets? I saw the S8 long before the G6 was up for pre-order and that's a waste of a good advantage.
posted on Apr 20, 2017, 6:56 AM 4
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Even though many would call or consider me a Samsung Fanboy or perhaps Samsung FanMan (As your GreenMan is an OldMan hence a FanMan, eh?). I still think that The G6 is miles better than The Samsung S8... There's less bloatware on The G6, the screen is not curved, the finger print scanner is located exactly where its supposed to be, and the incredibly wide angle you get from the dual cameras is just impressive... Not only that, The LG G6 feels more like, shall I say, a finished product. The FP Scanner on The S8 seems like an afterthought, and I can say the very same thing about the Bixby button. Samsung has, without a shed of doubt, rushed this phone to the market... Need more proof...? The Bixby is half baked and so is the "Dex" feature...! LG, on the other hand, feels more like a well thought out smartphone... And what else, it's a tad cheaper too and possess a slightly bigger battery...! My nod goes to The G6...! And... G'Day!
posted on Apr 20, 2017, 7:34 AM 3
No wireless charging, no quad DAC and only 32gb. Pure s**te here in Ireland..
posted on Apr 20, 2017, 8:31 AM 1
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The quad DAC is suppose to be there for European customers. But yeah you don't have wireless charging. Only Korean, North America, and some other countries will get the wireless charging.
posted on Apr 20, 2017, 9:22 AM 0
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No Quad DAC in Europe either. Quad DAC is exclusive to the Asian market. However recently these handsets (64 GB and Quad DAC) have been offered for sale in Australia. So maybe LG is offering them for wider release.
posted on Apr 20, 2017, 11:22 AM 0
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