After the modular fail of LG G5, the company’s latest offering is LG G6. LG’s flagship phones have, for the last few years, gambled their success on unique features. The LG G3 had the first quad-HD displays, the G4 came with quirky leather backs and last year’s G5 went with a modular design. For the G6, LG is focusing on cramming a large display in a small body.
LG opts for an 18:9 ratio display (or in other words 2:1) that provides a display which is rather tall in a small body. The 5.7-inch display is a sizeable increase from the 5.2-inch panel of the G5 but sits inside a glass and metal casing that’s slightly bigger than the G5, though still smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus or the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The resolution here sits at 2,880 x 1,440 – and it’s a lovely panel. Even though it isn’t AMOLED. This is also the 1st phone with Dolby Vision support and it is HDR10-enabled too.
LG G6 Features –
- 18:9 quad-HD display
- HDR10 and Dolby Vision
- Android 7.0
- 2 x 13-megapixel rear cameras
- Very thin bezel
- Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
- 32GB storage, microSD
- 3,300mAh battery, USB-C
- Wireless charging (US-only)
- Quad-DAC (Korea-only)
- Dual-SIM (select Eastern European countries)
Pros and Cons of LG G6 –
- Compact, attractive body
- Large, beautiful screen
- Great pictures from the dual-lens camera
- Latest software with Google Assistant
- IP68 water resistant
- Audio can’t match the visuals
- All models need Quad DAC, wireless charging, and more storage
Leaving the modular design behind is the right move to go ahead. Modular design was mishandled and misinformed but with this somewhat traditional design of the G6, LG can see the success it deserves for its innovative designs.