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LG G6: Subdued sophistication

By Lionell Go Macahilig - 11 May 2017
Launch SRP: PhP37990

Introduction and Physique

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LG's new flagship

Smartphones with big screens are stuff that we both love and hate. We love them, as they provide a larger view of content, especially videos, compared with phones that have smaller screens. However, their vast size also makes them more inconvenient to carry around, maneuver, and fit into the pocket. These are some of the dilemma that LG is trying to address with its new flagship, the LG G6.

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LG claims that in spite of its 5.7-inch QHD+ FullVision display, the G6 is compact enough to conveniently fit in the hand and sit inside the pocket. The Korean company has achieved this feat by implementing the 18:9 format on the screen, instead of the now common 16:9 aspect ratio. With a screen-to-body ratio that is a bit larger than that of the preceding G5, you get more screen to frolick with your apps and content with the G6. Complementing the good screen is good audio brought about by Hi-Fi Quad DAC feature.

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More screen space doesn’t necessarily mean that the G6 comes short in terms of its build. Available in Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Mystic White, the G6 is a thing of brawn and beauty with its aluminum casing that went through 14 different 810G military-standard tests. With Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, the G6 can withstand water immersion down to a depth of 1.5 meters for as long as 30 minutes.

8.0
  • Design 8.5
  • Features 8.5
  • User-Friendliness 8.5
  • Performance 7
  • Value 7.5
The Good
Huge 5.7-inch QHD display in a small form factor
Dolby Vision HDR certified display
Square Camera feature
Excellent 32-bit Quad DAC
IP68 build
FM Radio
The Bad
Outdated Snapdragon 821 processor
Underperforming battery
Dual-camera setup about the same as last year
Front camera is only a 5MP sensor