A serious contender
Over recent years, LG has sought to find its own high ground in the hotly contested mobile phone market. With the release of the eagerly awaited G6, the planets have lined up. It’s hard to believe that the G6 has a 5.7-inch screen because it feels so comfortable in your hand. By reducing the size of the bezels and using an 18:9 aspect ratio, the LG G6 is longer and thinner and that’s where the smart money in phone design is right now.
The dazzling screen has a 2,880 × 1,440-pixel resolution and the 18:9 format means that you can watch TV and movies the way the directors intended. Considering how much video watching now occurs on phones, this feature is important. Android Nougat 7.0 is installed and makes for a smooth operating experience.
Many of LG’s own apps make use of the 18:9 aspect ratio and the G6 works well in multi-window mode, which you get to by a long press of the Android menu key. LG’s own apps, like QuickMemo+, LG Health, messaging, music, file manager and calendar apps, together with the FM radio app and an audio recorder, are quite handy. Google assistant will help you with your queries and the G6 is the first phone apart from the Google Pixel to have this feature; but it’s the cameras that make the LG G6 shine. From panoramic to selfies, the agile G6 takes splendid, crisp photos and video and, together with the 18:9 screen, it has all the shooting options covered. Audiophile quality sound is also a joy to listen to.
Under the hood, the G6 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB of RAM, which is plenty to drive all of its features. LG has always been smart about the phone’s navigation too, it’s just easy to use.
At $649, the LG G6 is a third less than its two major featured rivals so, as Molly would say, do yourself a favour and try the LG G6, it’s a magnificent phone.