LG’s G6 is popular much more than the LG G5 and has got praise from buyers as well as critics. The all-new “Full Vision” display is the distinguishing feature of the smartphone and LG has also kept the price competitive.
Most brands have released a “Plus” variant of the iPhone 7 or Samsung S8, it has somewhat compelled LG to unveil for the LG G6.
LG was one of the first OEM to release a smartphone with this near bezel-less display this year. While most of the OEMs have released their flagship along with a “Plus” variant, it has somewhat compelled LG to unveil one themselves.
The G6+ is just a beefed up version of the G6 with some tweaks to make it even better. While the design remains the same, some of the hardware has seen changes for the better.
It offers the same 5.7-inch QHD+ display with rounded corners found in the G6 and runs on the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.
The processor is coupled with 6 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB found on the G6. The phone ships with 128 GB of internal storage instead of 64 GB on the LG G6.
Key Differences between the LG G6 Plus and G6
- LG G6 Plus – 128 GB Storage and 6 GB RAM
- LG G6 – 64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM.
Additionally, LG is shipping the G6 Plus with some software upgrades
- Face Recognition – LG is calling it,”Face Print” which is similar to the face recognition provided by Google in the “Smart Lock” option. They’ve certainly confirmed that it’ll be able much faster and will unlock it within seconds.
- Covered Lens, it’s a prompt alert that their fingers are detected while clicking the wide-angled pictures.
- Low power consumption, is an always on mode which has lower power consumption.
Apart from the RAM and Storage bump, the LG G6 Plus comes with the “HiFi Quad-DAC” and “Wireless Charging” support.
Above 2 features are also there in the LG G6 but were location dependent. The US didn’t get the HiFi Quad-DAC support. While the Korea/Asia market didn’t get the “Wireless charging” support.
The UK/Europe didn’t receive any of these features. Hopefully, LG doesn’t hold back these features with the G6+ this time.
The design and rest of the specifications are the same as the LG G6. LG has added 2 new color options, Optical Terra Gold and Optical Marine Blue; being reminiscent to the Coral Blue in the Samsung S8 series. They’re named optical for a reason, the presence of a lenticular film justifies the optical effect.
The G6+ is now available in the Korean market. There’s no confirmed news yet, on the official pricing and the global availability. We can expect the LG G6+ might cost a $100 more than the G6. In India, it can be priced close to Rs. 47,000.
Read More About the LG G6 Below
LG G6 Unveiled Unique QHD Display 13 MP Dual Camera (India Launch Update)
LG unveiled the New LG G6 on 26th Feb 2017 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. it comes with a bold new display with 80% screen to body ratio.
Update – 24 April 2017 – LG unveiled the LG G6 in India today and the phone is priced at Rs. 51,999. The LG G6 is available from Amazon India and the best part is if you are an Amazon prime member then they can get Rs 10000 cash back while purchasing the phone using HDFC / SBI card.
LG has also started the Pre-Booking of the LG G6 in India on their official website but it is a much better deal to buy from Amazon. If you are not a prime member just spend Rs 499 and become a prime member and then purchase the phone it will save you 2.5K.
On the official website, LG is offering Rs. 5000 discount on the HDFC and SBI cards. There is also an offer to get Rs 2000 cashback and 50% discount on the HBS A100 wireless headset. In sum total, LG is offering Rs 7000 discount on the G6.
Let’s dive into what LG G6 offers and is it worth your money.
Design and Display
The display is curved but not like what we have seen on the Samsung S7 edge, the LG G6 display has curved edges, a first for any phone. The G6 comes with an unusual Display aspect ratio (18:9). The LG G6 comes with a large 5.7-inch Quad HD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display, and for the first time ever in a mobile has an unusual 18:9 screen aspect ratio.
Lg said in the press conference that the 18:9 display offers a more immersive experience for watching videos and playing games. Though I think with this unusual display resolution we may have some scaling issues with apps which are designed keeping 16:9 aspect ration in mind. The LG G6 display comes with HDR 10 support which offers better content experience.
The rounded display also has an advantage in case of a drop the chances of round edge screen getting broken is low on a bezel-less display, like the G6.
The front side of the G6 does not have any buttons, the screen occupies most of the space with 80% + screen to body ratio. LG says they designed the phone to offer customers a large display which they can use with One hand. The company claims that the G6 comes with a 5.7-inch display panel in a body which is ideally suited to fit a 5.2-inch display.
Also, LG said they have made one of the most ergonomic and easy to hold and use – ergonomics research teams led by Dr. Andris Freivalds at Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Ji Yong-gu at Yonsei University tested the LG G6 and found it to be one of the easiest devices to use.
The mobile comes with a minimalistic design which offers plenty of screen space and there is metallic back with the Dual rear camera. The back is slightly curved at the edges to make the device more easy to hold and less slippery.
The brushed metal back looks premium and the phone will come in 3 colors – Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White. The LG G6 is not very heavy for a 5.7 inch display device and weighs 163 grams, nor is very thick or thin – measures at 7.9 mm in thickness.
Noticeably, the soft matte finish at the back is perfectly flat and there is no camera bump. Below the Dual rear camera, there is a fingerprint scanner for enhanced security of the LG G6.
As expected and rumored LG G6 misses on the next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset which will come with the Samsung S8. The G6 is powered by the current fastest Snapdragon 821 Processor clocked at 2.4 GHz along with the Adreno 530 GPU. Mobiles like Google Pixel and the much cheaper OnePlus 3T also come with the same chipset. It could be a deal breaker for many enthusiasts and performance junkies.
LG has also not added 6 GB of Ram which was expected of them, they have 4 GB of Ram with the LG G6. The LG G6 comes in 2 storage options with 32 GB and 64 GB storage and option to expand the device storage using a Micro-SD card up to 2 TB.
The camera is the highlight of the device apart from the unusual display. There is Dual rear camera both with 13 Megapixel resolution. The first camera comes with a f/2.4 aperture lens and has 125-degree wide angle view to capture the breadth of the image.
The second camera in the setup has a more standard f/1.8 aperture with 71-degree wide angle lens. Both the camera working together along with the image signal processor to take great shots. For recording stable videos the camera comes with Optical Images Stabilization 2.0.
Moreover, LG G6 comes with the wide angle lens, it can click panoramic shots which other smartphones cannot.
At the front, there is a 5 Mega Pixel front facing selfie camera which comes with f /2.2 aperture lens.
Software and Connectivity, Water and Dustproof
The LG G6 comes with the Android Nougat 7.0 along with the LG UX 6.0. The other key highlight of the G6 is the presence of Google Assistant on the LG G6, it is the first non pixel phone to get the Google Assistant support.
Additionally, The LG UX is a heavy skin and makes the user experience different when compared to the stock Android. The LG G6 comes with 4G LTE as well as VOLTE support and has LTE A3 bands support.
The phone also has the USB Type C port for faster data transfer and fast charging. The Lg G6 comes with Water and Dust resistant with IP 68 rating which makes it comparable to the Samsung S7 edge or the Note 7.
Also, LG said they have sealed the battery in the G6 to make the device Water and Dustproof.
Battery And Sound
Last but not the least the 5.7-inch display needs a lot of power which is supplied by the non-removable 3300 mAH capacity battery. Which LG says in a cheeky way is quite safe and non-explosive and has been thoroughly tested by the company.
The G6 can charge to 100% in about 1:30 minutes which is quite impressive. The sound was great with the LG V20 and the tradition continues with the LG G6 – it comes with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC.
Overall, there are some really positive things to talk about the LG G6 and there are some low points like not able to add the Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB RAM. If you are not too hung up on the Samsung S8 and S8 Plus and also the effective price for the LG G6 comes to be 42,000 after the discount it is the best deal in the 40 to 45K budget.
If you can spend more than the Samsung S8 is a cool product to own. But both the phones are fantastic and you won’t regret buying any of these.
Here are the key specifications for the LG G6, do share with me in comments below – what do you think about the LG G6. LGG has also launched the new LG V30 flagship phone with a Dual rear camera.
Lastly, that’s all we know about the new LG G6 and we are also pretty excited about the upcoming LG V30 which boasts of a better rear camera even when compared to the LG G6.
Also, Can Read it is now available for a discount.
LG G6 Available Cheap in India
LG is celebrating it’s the 20th Anniversary of the company in India and is offering a hefty Rs. 10,000 discount on the flagship LG G6.
The LG G6 was launched in India on 24-April-2017 for a price of Rs. 51999 but now the smartphone is available on a cool Rs 10,000 discount on Amazon India priced at Rs. 41999.
If you can get some more credit card or exchange discount it can become an even better deal. Apart from the anniversary, there are other major reasons for Lg to discount the latest LG G6.
The biggest is Samsung S8 and S8 Plus which come with overall better specs including the Exynos 8895 / SD 835 which is superior to the Snapdragon 821 and the design for the S8 is simply outstanding, though LG G6 is also futuristic.
The other major factors are the launch of OnePlus 5 with Snapdragon 835, expected to happen in June and Xiaomi Mi6. It is a good time for LG to push the G6 before more competition kicks in.
Is LG G6 a good purchase for 42K? I would say yes considering it has a great display, Dual rear camera, and SD 821 which is blazing fast.
Key Specifications For LG G6
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor Clocked at 2.4 GHz.
- Graphics Processor – Adreno 530 GPU
- Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi).
- Memory: 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32 GB or 64 GB UFS 2.0 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
- Rear Camera Dual: 13 MP Wide (F/ 2.4 with 125° wide lens) / 13 MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F/ 1.8 with 71° lens).
- Front Camera 5 MP Wide ( F/ 2.2 with 100°)
- Battery: 3,300 mAh (embedded) , Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UX 6.0
- Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm.
- Weight: 163 g
- Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA.
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible).
- Colors: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White
- Other: Water and Dust Resistant IP 68 rating
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Dolby Vision™
- Sound – 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
- Price – Rs. 41,999 after 10K Discount.
Though if you have more budget there is nothing like the Samsung S8 which is currently priced at Rs. 57,900 and costs Rs. 16,000 more compared to the LG G6. If you choose to buy either of these phones, you are getting a great phone.