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LG Optimus F6 Review

LG Optimus F6

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Camera


While LG only equipped the Optimus F6 with a 5-megapixel main camera, it does feature back side illumination (BSI), which should result in clear pictures in low light conditions. Unfortunately this really didn’t pan out in our samples, where low-light pictures were basically worthless. Pictures in general turned out very soft, lacking crispness and overexposed. With even lighting or on the main subject of a shot color reproduction was good, but it really struggled with background and depth of field accuracy.


The camcorder is capable of recording videos at 1080p, and for a mid-range device performed acceptably. The mic was too sensitive, and it would benefit greatly from some image stabilization.



The camera interface is slightly customizable, allowing you to move some of the main icons around. All the features you’d expect are on board, such as ISO and White Balance adjustment, various filters and geo-tagging. LG has included their Time Catch Shot features, which captures moments before and after you snap a shot. This can be a nice feature to enable when taking action photos, such as shooting kids or pets. Unfortunately the screenshot function is disabled while using the camera, but check out our video for a look at the interface and customization features.


Multimedia


You’ll find LG’s music and video players preloaded on the Optimus F6, along with Google’s Music and Movies and TV offerings. The LG video player allows for pinch to zoom during playback, and has some other nice gestures like a horizontal swipe to control playback and a vertical one for screen brightness. Though we usually don’t care for duplicate apps, in this case LG includes some genuine improvements. Videos looked good on the qHD display with plenty of brightness. The music player unfortunately offers no enhancements over the stock option, with a more bland design and overall is wholly unnecessary. Like the browser, there are plenty of alternative multimedia apps in the Play Store.

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LG Optimus F6

LG Optimus F6

OS: Android 4.1.2
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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display4.5 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (245 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Krait processor
1 GB RAM
Size5.03 x 2.59 x 0.40 inches
(128 x 66 x 10 mm)
4.44 oz  (126 g)
Battery2460 mAh, 19.5 hours talk time

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