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LG Q6 Review

LG Q6

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Images turn out good in good lighting, but there are no dual camera tricks, nor 4K video recording capabilities.

LG Q6 Review
Camera app interface - LG Q6 Review
Camera app interface - LG Q6 Review

The LG Q6 comes with a 13-megapixel f/2.2 camera on the back and a 5-megapixel shooter up front.

Here is a tip: double click the volume down key to quickly start the camera.

The camera app on the LG Q6 is a standard LG affair. You have your controls on the side with a selection of 9 different filters and with only three camera modes: auto, panorama, and food. HDR defaults to auto, and you can change this in the camera settings. You can also long hold the camera shutter key and slide it left and right to zoom in and out. You also swipe up and down on the viewfinder to switch between the front and rear cameras.

Image Quality

What about how images actually turn out?

The LG Q6 delivers a fairly good image quality in good light. There is no excessive oversharpening, yet images appear crisp; colors are also nicely balanced and look lively, and the exposure is also properly balanced. Detail is not as plentiful as one would wish for, though.

The built-in single LED flash is not too strong, but it keeps colors mostly in check. It is the sore lack of detail with night-time pictures that is a bigger issue.

When it comes to the front camera… it is not that great. There are two big issues with it: dynamic range, as everything around your face usually looks way oversharpened and terribly burned, and secondly, detail, as there is not a lot of it in the pictures.



Video quality


The LG Q6 can only record video at up 1080p Full HD, while some of its rivals these days are capable of 4K video capture, so that’s one downside. You have the option to add digital stabilization to videos in settings (it is not enabled by default). Videos turn out about average: there is nothing really impressive here: the level of resolved detail is on the low side, stabilization is fine, but not great, and the focusing is fast, but not lightning fast as on other phones.



Sound quality


You have a single loudspeaker on the LG Q6 and it’s located on the back of the phone. You can easily muffle it if you place the phone with its back lying flat, though there's a tiny raised dot on the speaker grille preventing this. But still, the speaker is on the quiet side, even when you increase the volume level to the maximum, and sound quality is about average for a phone. That is to say that you don’t get much depth and it all sounds a bit tinny.

There is also an audio jack and it’s on the bottom. That’s a nice touch for those who still rely on their good old headphones or use their phone to power their car or home stereo system.



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LG Q6

LG Q6

OS: Android 7.1
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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display5.5 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels (439 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera13 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53 processor
3 GB RAM
Size5.61 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches
(142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1 mm)
5.26 oz  (149 g)

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