SPECS AT A GLANCE: LG G6
2880×1440 5.7″ (564ppi) IPS LCD
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (two 2.35GHz Kryo cores and two 1.6 GHz Kryo cores)
802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Dual 13MP rear cameras, 5MP front camera
148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)
Quick charging, fingerprint sensor, wireless charging, MicroSD slot
Remember LG’s last flagship phone? Most people probably don’t, since the G5 was more or less a disaster.
The G5 was a modular phone with modules that weren’t really compelling; the “metal” body had a thick plastic coating on the outside; and the device had tons of build quality issues, like seams that didn’t line up, an uneven display backlight, and sharp edges.
Even LG has admitted the G5 was a disappointment—the company lost nearly $400 million in Q3 2016, which it blamed on “weak sales of [the] G5.”
In response, the LG G6 is all new and much improved.
The modular system has been scrapped in exchange for a solid phone with no removable parts.
That means the battery isn’t removable anymore, but you do get IP68 dust and water resistance in exchange.
There are no build quality issues to be had here, and the front has a slick design with slim bezels. LG has done an outstanding job fixing the things people didn’t like about the G5, but is a “personal best” from LG good enough in the cutthroat smartphone market?
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