Poll: Glass back on the LG G6, yay or nay?

Poll: Glass back on the LG G6, yay or nay?
Less than a week ago, we heard a whisper from the rumor mill that LG plans to make its next flagship much shinier. According to the alleged leaks, the G6 would have a glass-plated back panel, adding it to the fold of metal-and-glass sandwiches for 2017. We've already seen other leaks of renders showing a solid, non-modular design that could easily accommodate such a design decision.

LG's flagships for the past 2 years haven't been quite well received for their build and feel. The G4 steered clear of the metal fad and had a leather back instead — undoubtedly classy, but the choice didn't really cause customers to throw their money at LG. Last year's G5 was supposed to be an all-metal phone, and it is, but due to a thick layer of primer around its body, it felt like plastic to many, inciting a small controversy and causing customers to go for phones that are more "cool to the touch".

So, assuming the rumors are true, it looks like LG might be saying "If you can't beat them, join them" and slapping a glass panel and metal frame on its G6. If that were true, would you be happy with LG's decision?

Glass back on the G6, yay or nay?

Yes, I love glass sandwiches!
19.05%
I guess, as long as it looks and feels nice.
26.76%
No! Stick to metal, LG.
38.83%
No! Go back to leather, the G4 was cool.
15.36%

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  • 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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29 Comments

1. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Optimus G and Nexus 4 had bad glass-back implementation, I think it doesn't hurt to try again though.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Glass for a back of a phone, for a device you will handle 1000's of times per day and easy to drop, has been and always will be a bad idea. It won't matter how it's implemented if it break easily. Golass sucks. I don't care how good it feels or looks. Back glass has nothign to hold it. For example, the front glass is glued to the glass of the display. So at least if you drop it, you have a thicker piece. But the back glass is glued to the back og the phone. Its basically only hold on at the top and bottom. Dual glass design, no matter how good it looks or feels is garbage. I can say that because I have an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, I had the S6 Edge and edge+, I have a Note 5 and I have a Note 7 and I'm about to dump a Note 7 for an S7 Edge for the wife. I love the looks, I love the feel. It's still cheap materials, that damage and break easy. I would vote for all OEM's to go back to using Poly-Carbonate materials or use some other compositi like Carbon Fiber, Kevlar or similar. Even leather backs or cashmere cloth or some other cloth like silk would be a more welcome concept vs glass.

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Looks are always subjective. That is why I always look for great and useful features. One feature that I love is wireless charging, and it's useful to me. Now, metal phones don't support wireless charging. Sure you can get a 3rd party wireless pads that sit within a case, which then you have to plug this pad into the phones charging port. That is worse in my books. I prefer my wireless charging to be built in, and it frees up the phones port. To tell you the truth. I don't care if it's glass, carbon fiber, polycarbonate, or even wood. I just want wireless charging.

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I dont want glass back wireless charging or not i dont care i want metal phone :)

18. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Lg hater trolling

2. aegislash

Posts: 1500; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

While an all metal device is definitely more durable than a *glass sandwich*, I just can't get over how aesthetically pleasing glass on the front and back looks. Got a Tech21 Evo case on my S7 Edge, which took an eight foot fall off my balcony onto gravel down below while I was a bit tipsy. Not a single dent, crack, or scratch anywhere on the phone. Obviously, had my phone been naked, the outcome would have been much different. But if you buy a fragile device, the smart thing to do would be to throw a case on it because you never know when an accident could occur. I'm generally a careful person, so there are some days that I leave my phone naked so the world can admire its' blue coral beauty.

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

so basically...aegislash used protect

15. aegislash

Posts: 1500; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I figured nobody on here had any clue what my username even was...congrats!

27. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

It was super effective!

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Had a HTC one M7 back in the day and its droped like your from balcony (would say more like 10-12 feets as its over a garage door going to the basement and i am at second story of the building ) All its had is a very cheap gel case on it ( transparent one ) its did not had any damages at all. But its okay to have different priority. i like my phone to be built like a tank and be durable. I do agree Samsung design is probably the best for the aesthetic.

4. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Glass is so annoying on the back but if it looks okay, cool.

5. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

My only worry with glass is heat dispersion which will lead to more throttling. Also glass is quite slippery, but that can be solved with a case.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

yeah my friend S7 edge overheat like crazy playing world of tank Blitz ( with all graphic tunned to max ) its even lag and throttle obviously aftert 15 to 30 min and the game start to lag. on my G5 its get a tad warmer than when i dont play but its clearly more able to dissipate heat. Its probably in part because of material but i suspect exynos to have a tendency to overheat as well..

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Just like how you were claiming the Exynos 7420 overheatwd and throttled more than the Snapdragon 810... You're a known Snapdragon fanboy and Exynos hater, who will take you seriously?

6. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I don't care, even plastic is OK because I put a silicone backing on it anyway, not for protection but to improve grip. I prefer the lightest material regardless of what it is. Lightness is more important to me than looks.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"I prefer the lightest material regardless of what it is. Lightness is more important to me than looks." Then Samsung's faux-leather will suit you just fine.

7. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

I find glass backs to be too slippery but given a choice between glass backs with wireless charging or a metal back without wireless charging, I'll take the glass back. Not saying the G6 will have wireless charging but if the glass back rumor is true then it's more likely than a metal backed design.

8. fyah_king unregistered

Bring back the leather back. I am loving it on my G4.

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6796; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It was a dumb idea when apple did it. Reminds me of people taking dangerous selfies...you know it's a dumb idea but you'll do it anyway.

12. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

What makes me smile? Blocking ads on PA. Substandard B-grade sites like PA don't deserve any money off me.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Addblocker is your solution :)

13. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Not big on it but looks like most flagships going this way. Would absolutely use a case on one regardless.

16. DFranch

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

If it has wireless charging it's fine, otherwise, I'd prefer bare metal.

17. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Glass!

19. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

My Nexus 4 has a cracked back, thanks to all the falls my phone went through. The back is covered with a carbon black dbrand, so things are intack, but I prefer a phone without glass back...also, when using without a skin or a case, all I had time for was to wipe the back clean from smudges and fingerprints. Also, glass conduct heat much easier than plastic... In short, I prefer a plastic phone which is made with the best grades of the same with a great design. I would give my money for a well build plastic phone with supreme software-hardware optimizations, great camera's, a stellar display and battery life. Also, prefer the phone having some good resistance to water and falls.

20. LiveFaith

Posts: 475; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Oh goodie yes. Glass is just a fabulous material to skin a $900 mobile device in. It's soooo premium and high tech. Too bad something more fragile and antiquated could not be found to wrap modern tech in. Maybe someday.

21. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yep ! Back to the Original ! Optimus G, mine : -)

26. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Be together not the same!

29. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

If glass allows for Wireless Charging then yes.

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