The LG G6 was officially announced today. While there wasn’t much more to see after all the leaked pictures and rumored specs, it was nice to have some hands-on time with the phone. First the rundown of the specs:
LG G6 Specs
Display: 5.7” Quad HD Full Vision display 2880 x 1440 (564 ppi) 18:9 screen aspect ratio
Cameras: Rear-facing: 13 MP wide angle (125 degrees) / 13MP Standard (F 1.8)
5 megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 / 4GB RAM
Memory: 32GB / Internal Memory (with expansion slot)
Battery: 3,300 mAh embedded battery / Wireless Charging /
Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.2/ Wi-Fi / NFC /USB-C 2.0
OS: Android Nougat 7.0
Features: IP68 Rating (water and dust resistant) / fingerprint scanner / headphone jack / Dolby Vision / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DDAC
LG G6 Design and Build
The overall build of the phone is great. The LG G6 is a solid device. Forget the modular design of last years G5. The LGG6 has a metal and glass body that fits nicely in hand without being too slippery. It’s a super fingerprint magnet. You will be constantly wiping the phone if you decide to go naked with it (no skin or case). Going more with the look of the LG V20, the G6 sports more of a unibody build. The finish is smooth. There’s no camera bump either. There is a manual video setting (a la V20), but you don’t have all of the options the V20 has. More on that, as I get more time with the device (Note: it is not the final build of the G6). You still have the microSD card slot though. It can take a card with up to 2TB storage.
To get this design, LG got rid of the removable battery. They went to great lengths to make sure there is enough room for the battery to breathe in the G6. You can see the breakdown in the picture below.
LG G6 Experience
I’ve been using the G6 without a case. So far it hasn’t been too slippery and although it’s glossy; I have been able to handle it one-handed somewhat comfortably. The boxy edges (think iPhone SE) help with the grip a bit.
There are no details on pricing or availability just yet. We do know the “Mystic White” color won’t be sold in the US. The phone definitely looks better in person than it does in photos. I haven’t had much time with the G6 to get a full on feel of it. A few snaps with the rear camera on the LG and the pictures look decent (as they should on a flagship device). More pics are coming our social media pages (Instagram / Twitter ) to see pics taken by the LG G6.