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Buy Lg G6 Phone

After the lackluster reception of its unique, modular-like G5, LG decided not to double-down with another quirky approach to mods. Instead, it reversed course, toed the party line and released the more traditional G6. Gone is that funky hot-swappable chin. In its place is a slim, water-resistant build whose screen takes up an enviable 80 percent of the phone face. For LG, this is the safer but smarter play since the G6 has to do battle with the -pixel-phone/OnePlus 3T, the Google Pixel phones and the Samsung Galaxy S8. So does it usurp its biggest South Korean rival, the S8? Not exactly. On paper, the G6 doesn't have as powerful a processor and as long-lasting a battery. LG fans will also be disappointed that said battery is no longer removable (then again, neither is the S8's). And while earlier LG was set to announce its big-screen, small-bezel phone, Samsung's S8 takes the same basic idea and adds more elegance with a unique curved-edge twist.

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But Samsung's still dealing with some Galaxy Note 7 fiasco fallout, and the G6 is a great alternative if you're squeamish about Samsung. Plus, with a $600-$720 (depending on the carrier) price tag, the G6 is about $30-$100 cheaper than the S8. For the first time in a long time, an LG handset stands a fighting chance to be your next high-end Android phone. It may not be popular enough to be Prom King, but it's a no-compromise premium phone with enough mainstream appeal to be on the ballot.

The G6 is LG's nicest-looking flagship yet, which I don't say often, especially given last year's out-there G5. But the polished G6 has a streamlined aesthetic and a smooth unibody design (think the LG V20 with fewer seams or the G5 with fewer bumps). It's a bit heavy in the hand, but that doesn't bother me much. Like with previous LG handsets, the fingerprint sensor is built into the home button on the back, which sits below the camera (and not next to it, like with the S8). Oh, and don't worry, there's still a headphone jack. The sharp, 5.7-inch screen takes up roughly 80 percent of the front of the phone, leaving it with an impressively thin bezel all around. It's unique in that it has an 18:9 aspect ratio (with the exception of the S8, most phones are 16:9).

The phone feels expansive and "tall," especially when you're scrolling down your web browser or social media feed. Not all apps and games take full advantage of this ratio though, and when they can't, you'll see black bars on the sides of the display even at full screen, aka "pillarboxing." You can enable "app scaling" on some apps by going into Settings. The longer display works, and seeing that you get more screen for about the same build size, I'm all for it.

In addition to its beautifully glossy design and screen, the G6 is dust- and water-resistant like the S8s, the Apple iPhone 7s and several Sony Xperia phones. It's rated IP68, so you can dunk it in up to 4.9 feet of water (about 1.5 meters) for up to 30 minutes. For the everyday user though, it just means the G6 won't crap out after you accidentally drop it in the pool or spill coffee on it. (Get a deeper dive on IP ratings and what they mean for waterproof gadgets.) I dunked it in a fishbowl and a bucket of water and let it sit each time underwater for 30 minutes. I also placed it inside a shower with the water splashing on it for 30 minutes. In all three instances, the handset kept ticking fine afterward, and it even registered an incoming call during the full dunking.

With that said, waterproofing and removable batteries don't tend to go together these days, so the fact that the G6 does not have a removable battery was kind of a given. Still, to longtime LG fans, this might come as a disappointment. After the LG G2 in 2013, the company has been one of the few holdouts to feature swappable batteries in its flagship phones, so people can switch a drained one for a charged one or replace an old battery with a fresh one.

When I benchmarked the 835 in a reference device, it indeed outpaced phones with the 821 (including the G6) by a comfortable margin. And while the S8, which also has the 835 for certain markets, garnered slightly lower scores than the reference device (this makes sense, since reference devices are designed for peak performance), the S8 still consistently edged out the G6.

Tech fans and phone buffs often complain about the lack of smartphone innovation. But when companies experiment with something novel, their efforts often flop or fold. Meanwhile, incremental iterations of familiar handsets like the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 remain big hits.

LG took a chance with the G5 and when that became a dud, it switched gears and made the G6 like every other flagship you see now (and will probably keep seeing throughout 2017). That's not exactly a bad thing though. By going with a simple, sleek design, a water-resistant body and a feature-packed camera, LG is giving phone users what they want. Covering the basics may be boring, but it works when you do it right (and even better when you can do it for a cheaper price). In the case of the G6, while it doesn't have anything novel or buzzworthy, it's LG's most marketable and widely-appealing phone yet.

Xiaomi might have managed to shave even more bezel around the top edge of its Mi Mix concept phone late last year, but it had to shunt the front-facing camera to the bottom corner to make it happen. That basically meant you ended up looking like a triple-chinned monster whenever you took a selfie.

A lot of the manual modes first shown off in the LG V20 make an appearance here, too, including an on-screen histogram when shooting stills, and microphone volume levels when recording video. That could come in very handy for any bedroom vloggers looking to up their video game.

The super-slim bezels and front-filling display are sure to turn heads, while waterproofing, microSD expansion and Android Nougat (with Google Assistant, no less) are the icing on the cake: the G6 really is the most complete phone LG has ever made.

As for photo quality, both phones take sharp and bright pictures. And while I was impressed by the G6's white balance and color accuracy for dimly lit photos, the S8 did a better job at lighting up the dark shots in general. The S8 also took more defined selfies, and I preferred the S8's deeper contrasts. (You can check out more of the G6's photo quality with the gallery below. And peruse the S8's camera gallery here.)

Both the interfaces on the G6 and S8 are sensible and easy to understand. While I'm not feeling the rounded corners for the app icons (it looks dated) from both phones, any objections I have about aesthetics can be quickly fixed with a new launcher and icon pack.

The S8 also has a digital voice assistant named Bixby. While it has other features like scanning and retrieving info from objects in real life, it's not fully fleshed out yet and Samsung is still working on its development. For the meantime, you can use Google Assistant, which comes built-in on both phones.

Across multiple carriers and countries, the G6 is consistently cheaper than the S8. In the US, this difference can range from $30 to $100. In the UK and Australia, there's about a 40 and AU$191 difference, respectively. Keep in mind that the S8 comes with twice as much built-in storage (64GB compared to the G6's 32GB), but both phones have expandable storage up to 2TB.

As a PSA, I added a bonus round about the lawsuits both companies are dealing with surrounding their devices. If you've been living under a rock throughout 2016 (and who could blame you), Samsung experienced a big fiasco when some of its Galaxy Note 7s exploded, and Samsung had to recall the phone. As such, lots of people are suing for reimbursement and service fees.

Not to be outdone, there's a class action lawsuit being brought against LG for a bootlooping issue with its G4 and V10 phones. Not only were some of these handsets bricked, LG is accused of not doing enough to reimburse and replace these faulty products.

Smartphones like the G6 and the S8 (which features a similar, extra-glossy aesthetic) look mesmerizing in promotional photos, but the reality is that shiny glass phones are slippery to hold and prone to streaks and smears.

Truth be told, the LG G6 is a great smartphone, but I'm not sure that's enough anymore. The G6 can certainly claim it's in the same class as the Galaxy S8, the iPhone 7, and the Google Pixel, but it's also close to being in the same price bracket. Despite all of the G6's strengths, how many people will opt for a less-polished version of what those phones offer, especially when it amounts to a few extra dollars per month with a payment plan?

The LG G6 is an Android smartphone from the LG Electronics Company that looked to up the ante in 2017. One of the primary differences on this successor model was the display, this one is 5.7 for a resolution capability of 2880 x 1440. This display also had an aspect ratio 18:9 so that it surpassed many of the competing phones that had only 16:9.

Black, white and silver finishes were provided on the metal chassis that has an IP68-rated water and dust resistance capability. A Lithium polymer battery is good for 3300 mAh when fully charged and there is a microSDXC external storage card slot. Other features include fingerprint security on the back of the phone and a fast battery charging function that gives you 50% charge in 30 minutes.

Let's get this out of the way first: the LG G5 was a massive disappointment. LG tried to do something unique with the phone's modular design, but ended up offering an impractical device with poor battery life and underwhelming build quality. It wasn't surprising to discover later on that the G5 was not selling well as a high-end device.

The company has lifted their game significantly this year with the all-new LG G6. The modular concept is gone, replaced by a traditional phone design with a collection of high-end hardware. Like the Galaxy S8, LG has extended the display to cover almost the entire front panel, bringing a new aspect ratio into the mix. 041b061a72


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