The curious case of the LG G6 Smartphone

  • 28/02/2017 AT 01:25 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Mobile Phones

LG G6LG has been criticized for years as a showboating company that tries to hard to sell phones based on pointless features and badly thought out gimmicks. It looks like they may have finally learned their lesson.

MWC 2017 Surprise #1 – A Good LG Phone

Rather than doing something stupid with the screen, or attaching their release to something as unhelpful as a curved screen, LG has done the unthinkable: made something basic and good.

The LG G6 is a well designed smartphone with features that people actually want. The 5.7″ LCD screen is long and thin, making it much easier to hold and use single handed than past designs. They didn’t skimp out on their display resolution, either; it holds a full 2880 x 1440, with 564 ppi.

It holds a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor, which has been controversial. After all, it is a new smartphone…wouldn’t it make more sense to use the latest release from Qualcomm, not a generation back? LG claims this was on purpose, as their engineers are more used to the 821, so can create a better product. It will also keep the costs down a bit, so that might be another benefit to consider when looking at the specs. Ultimately, it will suffer a bit in speed, but not by much.

There are 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and it comes with two storage options, 32 GB or 64 GB. Luckily, they are not following the trend of eliminating the SD slot. So you can expand storage up to 2 TB with a microSD card.

My favorite feature is the water resistance, which looks pretty cool and should be a standard on all electrical devices at this point.

The Bad

I can see only one major complaint when it comes to the LG G6, which is the battery. It is a pretty strong one, and can charge from dead to full in a little over an hour and a half. But you don’t have the ability to remove it, a choice LG maintains is thanks to the water resistance.

That might be true, but I can’t help but think it is more to do with what other brands are doing. If your battery died out in the past you could buy a new one and replace it. If it dies now, you have to replace the entire damn phone. Or else send it in on warranty and pay for the replacement battery and labor.

You aren’t fooling us, LG. But at least you made a pretty solid device this time.

Source: LG Newsroom


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