The G6 is LG’S flagship smartphone sporting a sleek 18:9 aspect ratio, beefed up rear dual cameras and a stunning display all ready for HDR movies. Price in Singapore: S$988.
The LG G6 sports a 5.7-inch QHD+ display with an 18:9 wide-screen aspect ratio.
The 2,880 x 1,440 pixels on-screen has a high resolution of 564ppi that’s similar to the 570ppi on its rival, the Samsung S8.
The G6 display features Dolby Vision and HDR 10 compatibility and is ready for the HDR content that will be available soon on Amazon and Netflix.
The longish form factor of the LG G6 is the latest trend on the scene.
The 5.8-inch display on the S8 has a comparable aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
I found that the narrower screen of the G6 makes it easier to grip the phone and to operate the phone on a single hand.
The longer display also enabled more user-friendly use of the screen real estate in terms of showing photo thumbnails and laying out photos on apps such as the new Square Camera app.
The bezels have also been reduced, dedicating some 80% of the front surface area to the display.
The home button cum fingerprint scanner is still at the rear of the G6, as in previous versions of the G-series smartphones.
This is something which I dislike, but this is rather subjective.
The G6 has also ditched the detachable batteries in its predecessors in favour of a 3,300mAh internal battery – and it’s now dust/water resistant to IP68 standards: you can safely submerge the G6 up to 1.5m underwater for up to 30min.
With the battery internalised, the thickness of the phone is now reduced to 7.9mm.
The G6 ships with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.35GHz + 1.6GHz Quad Core processor, with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, and microSD support (up to 2TB).
The processor is not the latest Snapdragon 835 used in the S8, but the difference is hardly noticeable to the average user.
I loaded the G6 with lots of apps and the phone hardly slowed down despite using and switching multiple open apps.
In Singapore, the LG G6 comes with dual-SIM (4G/3G) and is available in three colours: Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Mystic White.