LG G6 Review; things to know

LG recently released its flagship device, the G6. The first phone with a bezel-busting 18:9 ratio screen is here, equipped with a dual camera lens and 32GM storage, and we’ve got the breakdown on what you need to know.

Display

The LG G6 has a large screen at 5.7 inches with slimmer bezels. The device is the same physical size its predecessor, the G5. More space means more pixels, so the screen’s resolution is quite large at 2880x1440.

LG has stuck to the IPS display technology, instead of following Samsung into OLED. The G6 is the first phone seen to play nicely with Dolby Vision and HDR10 video.

Camera

Two is always better than one, and this is definitely the case with the G6’s twin cameras. The G6 has two identical 13MP sensors, one with a standard field of view and the other with a wide-angle lens. This means you can switch between zoom and landscape without compromising the quality of the photo.

The front-facing camera has dropped down from 8MP on the G5 to 5MP, but it gets a wider 100-degree lens. The G6 camera is equipped with 4k recording, 360 panorama mode as well as a mode that boosts colors when you point your lens at an object.

Google Assistant

The LG G6 is the first non-Google smartphone to come with Google Assistant built in. You are able to ask your phone questions, set alarms and create lists and calendar invites.

Google Assistant will connect your phone with any Chromecasts, Google Home speakers, Android Wear 2.0 watches, and smart home gear so you can control all of it with simple voice commands.

Battery and Storage

 No surprise that the LG G6 has quite an impressive performance. It’s got a Snapdragon 821 CPU inside paired with 4GB of RAM. With the G6 you get 32GB of storage, plus a microSD slot for even more.

LG has squeezed 3300mAh cell inside the G6 which should give you plenty of battery to run for a full day. Qualcomm’s Fast Charging 3.0 is on board so you recharge your battery up to 70% in just half an hour.

Software

Android 7.0 Nougat is installed on the LG G6. LG’s user interface is placed over Android and has a few additions to make better use of the 18:9 aspect ratio screen. Android purists will note changes to the notification shade, the Settings menu, and the option to enable the app tray, or spread apps across multiple home screens. LG also provides various themes to match the color scheme of your G6, which change backgrounds, wallpapers, and icons.

The G6 is suited to multi-window app use, providing a square for two apps to live in. LG only installed a few of its own apps like QuickMemo+ and its own messaging, music, file manager and calendar apps.

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