LG G6 gets tortured, scratched, burnt, and bent. Shrugs it off
by Preslav Kateliev / Apr 05, 2017, 6:20 AM
But LG didn't just bet on looks with this one. No, no, the company went above and beyond to ensure two major things. The first is solid performance — LG stuck with the flagship chipset of yesteryear, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, in order to have more time to work with the SoC, optimizing both the phone's hardware and its software to work in concert with each other. The second is durability — LG swears that it spent tons of hours torturing the G6 and perfecting its structural integrity, ensuring that random drops, slams, and squeezes wouldn't destroy the phone.
So, while the jury is out on the first point, but the second has been tested. The retail version of the G6 is already shipping to reviewers worldwide and one JerryRigEverything — a YouTuber that specializes in testing the durability of all new phones — has put the G6 through his standard torture drills. These include scratching the display glass with picks that have different tips, digging through the metal frame to see if it's actually metal or coated in a thick layer of primer (again), testing the camera lens' survivability, and attempting to bend the phone with full force.
How does the G6 fare? Impressively well! We'd say that LG did a great job at building a durable device. This test does not include a drop on concrete, so we still don't know whether the phone would hold up as well as LG claims it would.
- 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)
Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012
Nice phone.......but man i don't like Android...looks like crap now these days.
posted on Apr 05, 2017, 7:09 AM 1
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You can always stick you your all-bezel iPhone :)
posted on Apr 05, 2017, 7:11 AM 9
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Gorgeous phone that also happen to be built like a tank... No doubt that LG is claiming (or swearing...?) that it has spent extensive time to make sure the end product possess remarkable structural integrity and ruggedness... I love it... Although not a fan of those childish 'Kitkat Days' icons... But then again, it's an easy fix...! Just make The UI more flat and everything will be "swell"...! (No, I'm GreenMan, not SuperMan...) Oh well, G'Day!
posted on Apr 05, 2017, 7:30 AM 1
This device definitively won't experience bootloops either, they moved the SoC away from the battery and hopefully most likely are using improved solder points too, unfortunately this will have to compete with the S8 beasts and i8 later on in the year
posted on Apr 05, 2017, 11:52 AM 0
Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011
I got to spend some time with both the LG G6 and the GS8/ 8+ and found that both are really excellent and would be tough to choose. The LG was much easier to grip with the somewhat flatter sides, speaker felt like it had more mid bass but the GS8 was louder. Now I await actual battery life numbers for the GS8/8+ as every other reviewers rated the G6 was okay with battery life. Then again there were plenty of ryzen basedtests thta show them to be quiteeffient
posted on Apr 05, 2017, 1:34 PM 1
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