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

Results: Glass back on the LG G6, yay or nay?
So, recent leaks about the LG G6 suggest that the company has given up on the modular design and will have a much more... solid structure. One report even went as far as to suggest that the handset will have a glass back and wireless charging as a new feature.

LG hasn't been shy about experimenting with the materials on its phones. It went from a faux brushed metal finish on the G3 to a leather back on the G4, then went full metal with the G5. Well, the latter sparked a bit of controversy, since the manufacturer used a bit too much primer for the paintjob and the G5 didn't feel as cool as you'd expect a metal flagship to feel. But still — there was no lie there.

For one reason or another, LG's 2016 flagship wasn't well-received, so it makes sense that the smartphone slinger could try some different ingredients in the recipe. Would a glass sandwich be one of them? Possibly — but rumors are just that. Still, we thought we'd ask you — would you like to see a glass-backed LG G6? Here's how the votes tallied up!

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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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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11 Comments

1. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The G4 was the best looking G phone.

2. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

3. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree, way better then what they did.

4. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

glass can kiss my ass

5. Greedog

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 04, 2017

I really like the look and feel of the G5. No matter what everyone else has said. It's partly why I bought it. The Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge is too much glass. Too much to worry about. My Nexus 4 was glass front and back. I like to keep my phones pristine so I either skin them or case them. Or both. If LG would have made the "Friends" available I would stick with the modular design. I like having a removable battery although I don't need it. Batteries wear out over time. So being able to do that gives it more value in the long run.

9. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Love my G5 its an amazing phone. Personally i prefer metal over glass as its dissipate heat better and much more durable. As for feel well i tend to put cases on all my phone so i dont care.

6. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Glass sandwich all the way. To this day, I feel that the iPhone 4/4S and Galaxy S6/S7/Note family of devices are the sexiest phones in history, due to the sleekness of the design. I really hope that this trend continues for a long while, and that other major OEMs adopt it.

10. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I disagree about 4 4s they look horrible. S6 S7 ect i agree they have the best looking design ever but overheat like crazy because glass is bad at dissipating heat. So no thanks.

7. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Aluminum. Don't care what you call it, that "glass" still looks and feels like cheap plastic."Glass" is not a premium build material IMO.

11. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

THANK YOU!!!! i mean in what other tech world is Glass a damn premium feature?

8. wereallbiased

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

considering your issues with shattergate....stay away from glass LG.

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