We test the LG G6, the Korean manufacturer's latest flagship, which looks great, offers very good facilities and strong components. The smartphone is priced at 3299 gold – is it worth to buy it for the money?
Housing and appearance
LG G6 smartphone with high-end and to feel just taking it in hand. This time the manufacturer has put on the glass on the front and rear panel that separates the metal, solid frame. LG has taken quite a controversial decision and find 5 Gorilla Glass on his back and on the front of Gorilla Glass 3. It is not known why the LG opted for such a mix. Perhaps this is an ordinary savings, but just as well the manufacturer to come to the conclusion that for some reason it would be better. Resistance to this is not affected, because the LG G6 boasts certified to MIL-STD-810G and waterproof (IP68). None of the glasses I could not scratch, so in my opinion GG3 presence at the front is not a drawback. The entire structure is solid and well matched, and only minor gripe I have the volume controls that are set too loosely.as a surprise stain resistance of the glass. I tested already many smartphones, the design of which was based on this material and LG G6 far the best deal with the so-called. fingering, and when it is pobrudzi, it's very easy to clean. I'm not a fan of too much glass in smartphones (much more prefer metal) and so far only tested the LG G6 could be with me permanently. smartphone screen is 5.7 inches, and it is usually large size. In the case of the LG G6, however, is different, because the frame around the screen has been reduced to a minimum, so that the phone is shorter and narrower than its predecessor, which has yet much smaller display (5.3 "). This would not achieve this if not a change ratio of 18: 9 (2: 1), so that the screen has been extended, but not expanded. with these measures the LG G6 not only looks great, but also very comfortable in the hand as the equipment with such a large display. I had no problems with phone service. LG G6 can you seem relatively thick phone, but this is an illusion, due to the absence of any solutions to the visual slimming, which very often practiced competition. you will not find it here 2.5D glass, and the rear panel of the bard zaoblono zo gently. LG G6 is definitely the best made LG smartphone I've ever had in my hands.
LG Display G6 has a 5.7-inch and presents content + QHD resolution, ie 2880 x 1440. The first glance allows us to note that the proportions are not standard. LG has set for the arrangement of pixels in the format 18: 9 (or, if you prefer 2: 1), so the screen has been extended, as already mentioned. Application compatibility with new proportions, I will discuss in the section dedicated to the system. The whole idea has a lot of sense, because in one view is more content, making it easy to use even with two programs at once. [Wptab style = "4" title = "maximum brightness"] [slug test = "screen-battery" order = "desc" selected = "22182" type = "single" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" product_id = "21640.21630. 21582,21144,21416,21204,21666,21752,21912,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" minimum brightness "] [slug test =" screen-battery "order =" desc "selected = "22182" type = "single" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN" product_id = "21640,21630,21582,21144,21416,21204,21666,21752,21912,22182"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] the matrix is made in the technology IPS LCD and in many ways has no equal among the liquid crystal panels. LG engineers gave a true show its capabilities especially in the field of contrast that exceeds the value of 2000: 1, which gives us very good black reproduction and improves visibility in bright sunlight. It helps including maximum backlight, which exceeds the level of 500 cd / m2, and in the auto mode is still a bit subdued. Brightness minimum is 3 cd / m2, so comfortable reading in the dark, it is perfectly possible. Color reproduction is good, because the distortions are small, cover pallets sRGB reaches 95%, and the white point was set much closer to the natural boundary than in the case of the LG G5 (his successor is approx. 7600 K), so delicate zaniebieszczenie is only visible when direct comparison with better calibrated screen. And this is the biggest problem LG G6 – the display is really very good, but the competition (Galaxy Galaxy S7 and S8, the iPhone 7) is able to offer even more. That's why some would add to the color profiles to the most demanding users can set the colors as they comfortably. Meanwhile, LG gives only the option to enable night-reading mode, which limits the emission of blue light. It's a nice addition, but you can find it much cheaper smartphones (eg. Redmi Xiaomi 4 Pro).LG G6 is compatible with HDR10 and Dolby Vision, so in theory smartphone will be able to play movies in the HDR (eg. From Netfliksa). In practice, this works well, because you can see the difference and the image is very pleasant in reception, but this is mainly due to the nature of the HDR format. It is difficult to expect the effects that expensive televisions with matrix LED-backlit display, which can not even suppress individual pixels to fully black mapping. It is a pity that LG is not decided on the OLED panel, because even a contrast matrix LG G6 is too little. It is worth noting the presence of the Always On display, which is energy-saving notifications off the screen.
operating time on a single charge was once a strong point of most smartphones LG. Unfortunately, then something went wrong and the manufacturer has changed the direction of 180 degrees, especially in the case flagowców. In this matter the LG G6 is a big step forward, but not without some compromise … The cell has a capacity of 3300 mAh battery, and is the largest in the LG flagowcu since time immemorial (only the first G Flex has more to offer). It might seem that the 5.7-inch screen is not enough, but practice has shown that it is not so bad. Frankly I'm positively surprised, because the full working day on a single charge is not a problem. SoT average (time on the screen on) are some 4-6 hours, and the resignation of the Always On display and mobile data, you can get an extra hour. That's good enough performance to positively evaluate this aspect of the possibilities LG G6. [Wptab style = "4" title = "Normal operation"] [slug test = "accumulator" order = "desc" selected = "22182" virtual = "PCMark-work" type = "single" product_id = "21640.21630. 21582,21416,21772,21752,21146,21420,21666,21912,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Games "] [slug test =" accumulator "order =" desc "selected = "22182" virtual = "manhattan-battery-3" type = "single" product_id = "21772,21752,21798,21806,21778,21912,22182"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "time load "] [slug test =" battery "virtual =" load-ac "order =" desc "selected =" 22182 "type =" single "product_id =" 21726,21640,21630,21772,21772,21752,21912,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] It should, however, remember one thing – working time may be significantly shorter if the phone will be forced to work for a long time (3D games, photographing or filming) at high levels of brightness. Of course, this applies to any smartphone in its class, so it is difficult in this situation to have any claim. The cell recharge in less than 100 minutes, which is due to Quick Charge 3.0 and quick charger, which you will find in the kit. As for the aforementioned compromise, this time the LG flagship does not give free access to the battery. This made it possible to implement a battery with higher capacity, so get something for something …
G5 LG was one of the best fotosmartfonów on the market, and in my private ranking occupied the first position, not only because of the great quality photos, but also extra wide-angle camera. The LG G6 find a similar combination. Specifications cameras as follows:
|main camera||wide camera|
|sensor||Sony IMX258 (1 / 3.06 ")|
|aperture||F / 1.8||F / 2.4|
|Field of view||71 degrees||125 degrees|
Among these parameters only one thing looks weird and I mean the sensor used. Sony IMX258 can know with smartphones such as the Sony Xperia XA Pro or Xiaomi redmi Wiko You Feel, which are much cheaper than the LG G6. It is relatively small even by smartphone standards, which does not look particularly promising.
Before we turn to the practical side, I will present briefly the camera application, prepared by LG. It is rich in all kinds of settings that have been sorted and stacked in a rather intuitive way, so that its operation does not cause major problems. Available to the user has been given to four main modes: basic, square (photos on social networking sites in the format 1: 1), manual (camera) and Manual (video). In automatic mode, you can select additional options, such as Popout (combining images from two cameras), pan and 360-degree panorama, snap (short films), slow motion, frame by frame, and food (sic). Additional settings turn on the lower left corner, and switch between cameras allow sprite trees at the upper edge. The maximum resolution of the image will be 4: 3 format. There is also a format of 18: 9, so that photos can fill the entire screen smartphone. Advanced users can opt to capture RAW images. [Gallery type = "slideshow" size = "large" ids = "685368,685372,685374,685376,685380,685384,685386,685388"] picture quality itself is a difficult subject. It is true that LG engineers have squeezed not the best of all possible sensor juices, but physics is not cheated. Overall image quality is good in many respects. Photos taken in good lighting conditions are characterized by a pleasing to the eye colors, good contrast, low-noise and relatively good detail. It is also a good tonal range, which can be further improved very efficient HDR mode that works in a fairly subtle, but fully sufficient. Everything would be so like most fine if not a lot of problems with excessive compression – I have not seen such pictures overly keen on the smartphone of this class. The problem is not conspicuous at full, but after approximately minor elements look like painted a thick brush, and objects outside the main point of focus presents a grotesquely. There are also photos of the best nightlife, mainly by the excessive amount of noise. To conclude this piece I will say this: LG G6 is a really good fotosmartfonem, but its predecessor in this respect is even better. [Gallery type = "slideshow" size = "large" ids = "685364,685362,685360,685358,685356,685354"] wide-angle photos are similar, good quality, and the differences appear only in lower light, which manifest themselves noise. It just is not a special problem, because and so most of you will probably use a lens with a wider field of view to immortalize landscapes or buildings, as such things usually are not doing at night. As for me, LG has used dual camera in the best possible way, for which I admit huge plus. Videos can be turned in many resolutions and formats, including UHD (16: 9), Full HD (18: 9) to 60 fps Full HD (16: 9). It should be emphasized the presence of the manual mode, which allows you to control the most important parameters. At a resolution of 4K video quality is very good, excellent liquidity, and the sound is clear and loud, especially when you start modes Hi-Fi. Unfortunately, here too you can be seen over-sharpening, but at this resolution it is still acceptable. Worse is the Full HD, where the amount of detail recorded falls heavily to the average value. Selfie camera has a 5-megapixel camera and gives you the ability to perform wide-angle (100 degrees), so we can enrich our samopstryki of interesting scenery or easily fit on one group of several people. The function of the flash full screen, and the shutter can be run using the gesture. Of course, do not run out of options beautification, and the sheer quality of the pics is good enough to be able to share them with the world without the need to improve early in the graphics program. On the next page, read widely about performance and accessories LG G6, as well as our assessment test to know your phone.
Newest flagowców expect uncompromising performance, which in many cases is the presence of the latest Qualcomm. This year, the matter a little more complicated, because the implementation of a new process caused delays, and this has forced many manufacturers delaying the release of its flagowców, if they wanted to be sure Snapdragon 835 LG decided to go against the tide and attack as soon as possible, because the heart LG G6 Snapdragon 821 last year. Was it a good decision? [Wptab style = "4" title = "PC Mark Android Work"] [test slug = "PCMark android" order = "desc" selected = "22182" virtual = "PCMark android-work" type = "single" product_id = "21640,21630,21582,21416,21772,21752,21146,21420,21666,21912,22182"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "AnTuTu 6: Total"] [slug test = "android-antutu-6" order = "desc" selected = "22182" virtual = "antutu-total-6" type = "single" product_id = "21640,21630,21582,21416,21772,21752,21146,21420. 21666,21912,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" 3DMark Unlimited: Total "] [slug test =" 3dmark "order =" desc "selected =" 22182 "virtual =" 3dmark-ice -storm-total-unlimited "type =" single "product_id =" 21640,21630,21582,21416,21772,21752,21146,21420,21666,21912,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title = "GFXBench"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fps" virtual = "t-rex-3-offscreen, t-rex-3-onscreen, manhattan-3-offscreen, manhattan-3-onscreen" product_id = "21640, 21630,21582,21416,21772,21752,21146,21666,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] benchmark tests show that the LG G6 is a very strong s equipment, and last year's processor and doing so well. In our daily work also can not complain about the performance, because the smartphone works really very briskly and quickly opens up individual programs, as well as seamlessly cope with their efficient service. It could always be better, however, as evidenced by Huawei P10, which measures the speed I had a chance to compare LG and G6 is a Chinese manufacturer of the product fared slightly better. The difference was not really big, but noticeable faster and results from the internal memory in the model P10. Smartphone LG arms for a fantastic decree of RAM (4 GB), so a lot of programs and games remain at our disposal, even after a long period of being in memory. In games LG G6 doing very well and in fact, every title runs on the smartphone seamlessly, at maximum graphics settings. Under load the GPU slows down by about 20%, which is not ideal, but even then difficult to see with the naked eye drops FPS. Heating housing is not a problem, which is usually pleasantly cool, gusting gently heat.In general, the lack of Snapdragon 835 would not be a special problem if not for the price LG G6. Paying over 3 thousand. gold can expect everything, what is currently the best: Quick Charge 4.0, Bluetooth 5.0, 1Gbps LTE modem, 10nm process technology and top-tier performance. All this will offer many competitors this device, often even cheaper than him (just need to wait for them). Sam did not cross out the LG G6, because I still speak with sufficient capacity for years, so if you're not a fan of the label "the fastest and best" smartphone tested it certainly will not disappoint.
Equipment and systems
LG G6 offers a very extensive communications facilities and most important connectors. On board among the Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), GPS (A-GPS without manual Galileo), NFC, Miracast radio with RDS LTE cat. 12, aptX HD USB Type C (3.1 Gen.1) or 3.5 mm jack. To any of these elements I have no major objections, everything works smoothly. Ran for LED notifications, support for the platform Daydream, wireless charging (available in the US) and 32-bit Hi-Fi system Quad DAC is available only in Korea. I must note, however, that the quality of the sound on the headphones is very good and the vast majority of users will not notice his absence. Robust is a multimedia speaker, who was on the bottom of the phone.Call quality is seamless, and the range of stable and reliable, so for any network problems will be no major krępacji blame the operator. In Poland there is a dual SIM variant available, even in the version with a hybrid slot. This means that the resignation of expandable memory will not be necessary, and this is good news, because you get a little more than 20 GB of memory, and this may be enough. Unfortunately, the variant with 64 GB of memory to Polish missed and rather never will. The equipment supports all accessories OTG. When it comes to biometric security, is on the back panel found a fingerprint reader. It is active, and this works very quickly and very efficiently. Interestingly, the Smart Lock settings mode option is available to unlock the screen through facial recognition, so the announced update does not so much bring this feature, which will expand its capabilities.
LG G6 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, which has been varied by the manufacturer LG UX overlay system 6.0. By default, we do not get access to the app drawer, but everyone interested can download it yourself if necessary. Key features of the system are:
- scaling of applications – the ability to manually change the proportions of the various programs on 18: 9, so that they fill the entire screen; function works very well for all programs; when it comes to movies, they can be scaled in the application prepared by the manufacturer, but eg. in the YouTube app is no longer, so the movies are shown with black stripes because the sides,
- HD Voice Recorder – record high quality audio formats M4A, WAV and FLAC files, with the ability to control the accuracy and sampling frequency; proven, it works very well,
- Always On – off energy-saving notifications on the screen with the option of manual configuration,
- Smart Doctor – application for managing phone in terms of memory, battery and diagnostics,
- Home touch buttons – the ability to configure screen function buttons Android,
- Trash – deleted applications and store images for 7 days, to give them the possibility of eventual restoration.
- QSlide – open selected applications in small windows,
- Capture + – drawing screenshots.
- Smart Settings – automatic settings and profiles Bluetooth or Wi-Fi depending on location,
- Screen size – to control the size of the icons,
- Themes – personalization system.
Summary and evaluation
If LG G6 was introduced a year ago, he would have been undisputed contender for the title of best smartphone on the market. Not only because it offers great facilities, it is (almost) perfectly made and it looks phenomenal. It is also a smartphone, with whom I had worked, because it has that "something", and it is not always so obvious. The problem is that the LG G6 is one leg in 2016, and you have to pay for it as the flagship topowo equipped with 2017 years. I do not intend to cling excessively deficiencies LG G6. But I can not understand why the manufacturer has decided to price the device at the 3299 golden, perfectly aware of his weaknesses, which will be exhibited in comparison with the majority of this year's competitors. In addition, we got the weakest version of the device, without advanced DAC system or wireless charging with a relatively small amount of internal memory. LG one time been building its position, based on a great pricing and avoiding meaningless compromises. Personally I do not hurt me, for example. No Snapdragon 835, because the performance and so will last for years, but paying over 3 thousand. gold you need the best of everything, even for just a whim. It is a pity the camera, which is not as good as could be expected. I hope that the manufacturer will improve it even updates, because he has such a possibility. After all, I see great potential in this year's LG and their flagowcu. Once able to more reasonable levels, it will be really an excellent choice. Fill 80% of the front screen, good battery life, wide-angle camera, extended overlay system, waterproof, powerful processor, RAM and good governance – all these advantages give the LG G6 in total a fantastic smartphone, which can really be satisfied. In my opinion the best of the manufacturer's flagship few good years. For this reason, LG G6 can you recommend, but with a note – wait for price reduction.[temperatura2 product_id = "22182"]