The new LG G6 uses a tall 18:9 display and tiny bezels to give you a larger screen in a smaller body. The all-new metal-and-glass design may not be totally inspired, but it’s built amazingly well and incorporates lots of little features — like waterproofing — to help it hold up over time.
All of the internal specs you expect are here, even though the battery isn’t removable like its predecessors. The one downside here is regional differences: the higher-quality Quad DAC is exclusive to Asia, while wireless charging is only for the U.S. market.
LG’s dual camera setup has returned but with a refined emphasis on the wide-angle camera so it packs the same sensor as the standard camera. The main camera takes fantastic photos to go toe-to-toe with the best of them, and the wide-angle shooter adds in something that no other phone offers.
Bottom line: This is LG’s best flagship phone to date, and going a step further it’s one that can take on the competition in 2017 in so many ways.
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Announced 2017, February
Status Available. Released 2017, March
Dimensions 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches (~78.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels (~564 ppi pixel density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
– Always-on display
– LG UX 6.0 UI
OS Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single SIM
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Primary Dual 13 MP (f/1.8, OIS, 3-axis, phase detection AF) + 13 MP (f/2.4, no AF), dual-LED flash, check quality
Features 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p