LG G6 Review in October 2019: Is it still a good phone to buy?

By | October 8, 2019

LG is strunggling really hard to get its place back in the smartphone industry. The company has somehow lost its position in the market as there are many competitive brands come in which are offering great smartphones under the budget price tag. If we talk about LG’s most successful smartphone, then LG G6 comes first.

If you are a big fan of LG and planning to buy a new LG smartphone, then you must be consufed to choose the perfect device from the brand. If you confused and have question regarding LG’s G6 smartphone, then here we have prepared a detailed LG G6 Review for you to overcome your confusion on buying this phone.

The LG G6’s predecessor was a failed device and didn’t do well in the market. However, the company launched its successor edition right after it. LG G6 gained enough popularity in the competitive world and puts LG on the list of the best smartphone market. LG has some latest edition in the bucket which are doing well. However, there are people who are still eyeing on the dynamic LG G6 device.

LG G6 Review

Build Quality and Design

LG has done a great job while designing this smartphone by keeping all the aspects in the front. Unlike its previous devices, the L6 has a glass back. The previous devices were featuring leather back and other materials. However, the LG G6 has a stunning glass back which can be slipperry at times, but it’s ok.

The phone has a metallic frame which ensures great durability. The phone has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. If you closely look at the other brands, you will see that they also have a range of smartphones with the same Glass body.

The display comes with rounded corners which looks a bit different from other devices. It is taller than the predecessors and looks pretty handy. You can easily hold this device with a single hande and can operate it easily. If you use the device with a case, you will not feel comfortable. We suggest you to use it without the case.

The phone comes with a dual camera module on the back side and has a physical fingerprint sensor on the back. The Volume Rocker and SIM card slots are located on the sides. It is an IP68 Certified device which is water resistant and dust resistant. Overall, the device is handy and comfortable. It has a premium look to attract more audiences.

Performance

The LG G6 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 Chipset. If we compare this processor with the latest smartphones, you would see some major differences in terms of their performances. Of course, it’s a two year old device so you will have to compromise with the performance of the device.

You may experience some issues with the bugs and other minor problems while using the device or playing your favorite games but it’s ok. If you need a powerful performance from your device, then you will not get it from this device just because of an outdated processor.

For gamers, it is not recommended as the phone heats up quickly and can’t handle heavy-graphic games and apps. All the applications and games run smoothly on the device but when you compare it with the latest smartphones, you will easily see the differences for yourself.

Display

LG G6 has a great screen fitted in a stylish body. The device comes with 5.7 Inches of FullVision display with 2880 x 1440 Pixels of screen resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 18:9 which makes its design taller and handier. It’s an LCD screen which ultimately reduces its base price compared to the OLED screen.

The corners of the display are curved which makes the device more attractive. The display doesn’t support the advanced VR headsets. It is workng with just Google’s Cardboard. So if you are not a big fan of Virtual Reality, then this device is fine for you.

The always-on-display adds more premium look to the device. You will see date, time and other notifications on the display without waking up the device.

What may impress you here is it supports HDR 10 which handles all the HDR contents efficiently. If you love watching movies, videos and other contents, then you will surely impress with its picture quality and color combination.

Camera

On the Camera front, the company didn’t care about the camera on this device. The device comes with minor improvements to its cameras which is not impressive at all. The device features normal and wide-angle cameras on the back side which are of 13 Megapixel. Of course, you will get extra sharp picture quality and good video recordings, but there are some limitations.

The device features figheye lenses. The previous edition was featuring 8 Megapixel sensor while the LG G6 comes with 13 Megapixel sensors. The company has used Sony’s IMX258 sensors that lets you quickly zoom-in to the object and get the perfect click.

Sharpness and other details are quite impressive but not good enough during the low light. You will not good quality images during the night time. If you know how to use fisheye lens, then you can get some quality images even in the low light with the help of this phone’s built-in sensors.

On the front-side, the device sports a 5 Megapixel sensor as a selfie-shooter. You can take selfies and can make hd video calls through the front-facing camera on this device.

Overall, the phone has a decent camera sensor, but again, you can’t compare it with the latest editions as it is two year older device. It has a dual camera which is good enough for you to take good pictures out of the phone.

Audio

If you are using a high-quality headphones, then this device will give you the best of audio quality as it supports 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Apart from this, if you do not use headphones and play audio normally, then you will also get louder output from the device.

Battery Life

Battery Life is the most essential thing to consider while buying a new smartphone. Most smartphone users have one common issue which is related to their smartphone’s poor battery life. Well, this is just because of the CPU usage and the applications and games which you are using on the device.

The LG G5 uses 2,800 mAh of battery while the successor edition has 3,300 mAh of battery which is indeed a good thing for the new buyers. If we talk about LG’s history, then its devices are good at optimizing battery life.

According to LG’s insider, the company has spent enough time in researching with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor to optimize the battery life of this device. And somehow, they succeeded with it. The phone offers good battery performance.

With 90 Minutes of full HD video at high level of brightness, the phone’s battery dropped to 14% which is still good. Many premium devices offer the same battery performance while watching HD videos continously, so it is normal here.

The device supports the advanced QuickCharge 3.0 technology which recharges your device quickly. The company claims that the device can be recharged up to 50% within 30 minutes.

Compared to other brands and their devices, LG G6 offers good battery life which is a very good thing. The company has imposed new technology for optimizing its battery. The power degradation from this device is slower which ultimately offers longer-battery life and good performance.

Platform

The LG G6 runs on Android 7.0 Nought Operating System. Just like every other Android devices, you will get regular OS updates on this device. The device can be upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie Operating System. If you buy it now, you will get it with the new Android 9.0 Pie Operating System.

Memory

LG offers a number of variants of this smartphone. The LG G6 is available in three different variants, 4GB RAM+ 32GB Memory, 4GB RAM+ 64GB Memory and 4GB RAM+ 128GB Memory.

It also supports memory card with a hybrid SIM card slot. If you wish to expand the storage of your device, then you can use a microSD card into the second slot of the SIM card. The phone supports up to 1TB Memory expansion with its dual SIM variant.

Built-in Google Assistant

Virtual Assistant is a common thing in the new generation of smartphones. Pretty much all the new smartphones come with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Bixby etc. So it’s a very common thing here.

However, it is an important feature on the device as it can hear your commands and will work accordingly. The device supports Google’s Voice Assistant which can be enabled with your own voice. Just say, Hello Google and it will be ready to take your commands.

Verdict

The LG G6 is the smartphone which is still amongst the best mid-range smartphones even after two years of its launch. The phone has a super-sleek and handy design and comes with a great build quality. It actually adds more premium look to the device.

The device has a larger display which accomodates all of your favorite apps and games. You will get everything sorted out on the front-page of its screen and can use your favorite apps quickly.

The phone is using LCD screen and some basic features which gives you everything that you may want from an ideal smartphone. If you have a limited budget to buy a new and compatible smartphone, then LG G6 is highly recommended. You can buy this device blindly and you will never get disappointed.

Should I Buy this?

If you are a big fan of this brand and don’t want to compromise with it, then we would definitely suggest you to go for it. You will get the best of performance from this device within your budget.