LG G6 finally makes its way to European markets

LG G6 finally makes its way to European markets
LG has rather a tough time competing in the premium smartphone marketplace, such is the dominance of Apple and Samsung. In an attempt to break the duopoly on higher-priced, feature-laden handsets, LG recently unveiled the new G6. Over the next few days, consumers in Europe will finally be able to get their paws on it. 

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. 

source: The Investor via GSMArena

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G6
  • 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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12 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Dead on arrival.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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.

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Not exploded though....lol

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Not at all, there some countries in Europe that won't get the G6.

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

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.

4. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Announced a month before the S8, released on the same day as the S8. LG gotta be LG.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

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!

8. TechGirl90 unregistered

I agree with everything you said. :)

6. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Great device, if i had to buy new device i would definitely pick the g6 but for now I'll stay with my 7 edge.

7. Jacksie66 unregistered

No wireless charging, no quad DAC and only 32gb. Pure s**te here in Ireland..

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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.

11. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

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.

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