The LG Q6 smartphone seems to be a smaller and cheaper version of the LG G6. In our LG Q6 review we see how much truth there is in this review.
The LG Q6 was officially unveiled a few weeks ago. This is a mid-range smartphone for which you have to pay 1499 gold. My LG Q6 review has answers to two important questions. Firstly, can you call it the LG G6 mini. Secondly, is it worth buying it for the money? I invite you to read the LG Q6 test .
Housing and appearance
Given the look itself, we can say that the LG Q6 is a smaller version of the LG G6. This is due to similar stylistic solutions, including the FullVision screen , which combines new proportions with narrow frames around it. This makes the LG Q6 smaller and narrower than phones with similar diagonal displays. Wiko WIM Lite has a 5-inch matrix and is slightly larger – it's impressive. [SCREEN_WEIGHT, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, WEIGHT] 22354,22062,22352,22260,22166,22154,22002,22050,22294,22182 [/ spec] The FullVision screen covers 78% of the front Panel , which is a very good result in this class. Frames are relatively small, but unbalanced – the so-called. The chin is slightly larger. It absolutely does not bother me, but I know that not everyone shares my point of view. In this modest space, LG placed its logo and a webcam, speaker and sensors above the screen. I will also add that the display protects against scratches Gorilla glass, and the frame is metal.The rear panel is made of plastic, which is supposed to pretend to be a glass – at least in appearance. In general, this is not a bad material, but it tends to easily pick up scratches and dirt. My copy was already scratched out because it was used on the Polish LG Q6. For all buyers of the phone I recommend buying a protective case. The LG Q6 is well folded and feels solid without being too heavy. The switch is located on the right edge and the volume keys on the left. The headphone connector is located on the bottom of the phone, with the microUSB port on it. The multimedia speaker hit the bottom of the rear panel.
In the previous section I mentioned the LG Q6 screen, and now it's time to extend this thread. The panel used by the Koreans was created in IPS technology and can boast of pretty good parameters. It also has something special, because it presents content in an unusual, very good resolution 2160×1080, which the manufacturer called Full HD + . Screen ratios are 18: 9 (2: 1) and you can associate them with the flagship LG G6. This is the innovation of the mid-range smartphone and the biggest feature of the tested model. [Test slug = "battery-screen" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" order = "desc" selected = "22354" type = "single" product_id = "22354,22062, 22352,22260,22166,22154,22002,22050,22294,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Minimum brightness "] [test slug =" battery-screen "virtual =" TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN "order = "Asc" selected = "22354" type = "single" product_id = "22354,22062,22352,22260,22166,22154,22002,22050,22294,22182"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] A good readability in the sun guarantees Maximum illumination at less than 450 cd / m2. Maybe it's not an impressive value, but in most cases enough. Praise I have to work the light sensor, which works fine. The minimum backlight (5 cd / m2) is also a plus. In settings, you can find a reading mode that reduces the emission of blue light , allowing you to save our sight. Comfortable reading after dark is not a problem.The quality of the displayed image is very good. The colors may not be perfectly reproduced, because the manufacturer turned up some shades, but the screen looks good, and this is the most important. The sRGB color palette is slightly above 94%, and the contrast is fantastic – obviously for a liquid crystal panel. In general, the screen is a strong point LG Q6 . It is a pity that there is no Always On Display function, as it would be a good replacement for the notification LED that ran out.
The LG Q6 will be available in either a SIM card (I am testing it) or a hybrid Dual SIM in standby mode . The quality of the voice calls is very positive in every way – I did not complain about the loudness or the color of the callers, and they said the same thing. As soon as the quality of the speech, the headphones are very good, and the multimedia speaker is loud, but the color is not very thrilling. The communication facilities of the LG Q6 are basic. The Wi-Fi module supports 2.4GHz b / g / n standards , which is not suitable for this class of smartphone. Fortunately, he works so well that I will not get mad at him. On the plus side, there is NFC presence for proximity payments and FM radio. Bluetooth 4.2 works well. As far as GPS is concerned, it is absolutely trouble-free, providing stable coverage without the need for an internet connection. The manufacturer has allocated 32GB of internal storage to the user's files, with real access to less than 23GB. This space can be expanded through a memory card to 2TB. For obvious reasons I do not have such handy, but 64GB works without problem, so the larger capacity should not be a problem either. Another option for memory expansion is the OTG accessory , which LG Q6 mostly supports, except for the drive without its own power supply. They can be connected to the smartphone via the microUSB 2.0 interface. I can not judge a fingerprint reader because the LG Q6 is not equipped with it. For a large part of you it is a drawback, for the rest is not necessarily. For me – without much difference. In return, LG gives you a face recognition system that works surprisingly well and has problems only in poorer lighting conditions. This is not a solution for a good fingerprint scanner, and it's less secure, but at least it works.
LG G6 works under Android 7.1.1 Nougat , which has been varied by LG UX 6.0 system. By default, we do not have access to the application drawer, but anyone interested can download it if needed. The key features of the system are:
- Application scaling – the ability to manually change the aspect ratio of individual programs to 18: 9 so they can fill the entire screen; Function works very well on all programs; As far as movies are concerned, they can be scaled in a manufacturer-made application, including YouTube,
- Smart Doctor – application for managing phone for memory, battery and diagnostics,
- Home touch buttons – the ability to configure Android screen function keys,
- Trash – Store deleted apps and photos for 7 days to give them the opportunity to restore them,
- QSlide – opening selected applications in small windows,
- Capture + – drawing on screenshots,
- Screen size – icon size control,
- Split screen into two parts, convenient option in square windows,
- Themes – personalization of the look of the system.
On phones for around 1500 gold we can find many different processors, but usually these are the Snapdragon 625, and sometimes even better. Meanwhile, the performance of LG Q6 corresponds to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 , which is more suited to smartphones cheaper by about 500 gold. Here is his performance in benchmark tests: [test slug = "pcmark-android" order = "desc" selected = "22354" virtual = "pcmark-android-work" type = "Single" product_id = "22354,22062,22352,22260,22166,22154,22002,22050,22294,22182"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "AnTuTu"] [test slug = Android-antutu-6 "order =" desc "selected =" 22354 "virtual =" antutu-total-6 "type =" single "product_id =" 22354,22062,22352,22260,22166,22154,22002,22050,22294 22824 "] [/ wptab] [wmpab =" 4 "title =" 3DMark "] [test slug =" 3dmark "order =" desc "selected =" 22354 "virtual =" 3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total "Type =" single "product_id =" 22354,22062,22352,22260,22166,22154,22002,22050,22294,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" T-Rex "] [ Test slug = "gfxbench-fps" order = "desc" selected = "22354" type = "single" virtual = "t-rex-3-onscreen" product_id = "22354,22062,22352,22260,22166,22154,22002 </ Wptab> [wptab style = "4" title = "Manhattan"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fps" order = "desc" selected = "22354" type = "Single" virtual = "manhattan-3-onscreen" product_id = "22354,22062,22352,22260,22166,22154,22002,22050,22294,22182"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] Do not be fooled – LG Q6 no He has the chance to face direct rivals such as Lenovo P2 or Galaxy A5 (2017). The CPU has eight cores, but they are created in Cortex-A53 technology, and in addition, their timing is not too high. Of course, this is not such a problem when your smartphone costs 1000 zlotys or less, but by half that amount you can demand something more. However, I can not write that the LG Q6 is working badly, because most of the activities are done at a good pace and most importantly, smoothly, so in this respect the tested smartphone is doing pretty well – especially against Wiko WIM Lite. It helps with 3GB of RAM, which, with proper resource management, makes it easy to use your smartphone. Very average in terms of graphics performance . The Adreno 505 handles Full HD on average, and here we are dealing with even higher resolution. Its influence on the results of benchmark tests can be seen even in comparison with the aforementioned average from Wiko. The basic games work without problems, but the more advanced graphics have sporadic fluctuations and often fire on medium or low detail. Sunday's players will not have a problem with this, but the rest has to look for a portable console somewhere else.
As I mentioned earlier, the LG Q6 is reminiscent of the LG G6 mainly in appearance. Relative to the flagship cousin, he has castrated many functions, including a camera, which in this case is single. Its resolution is 13-megapixels and the light is f / 2.2. I could not identify the sensor, but it's almost certainly one of the mid-sized units from Sony. There is no optical stabilization on the board, and the pictures can also be made in 18: 9 format. For selfie images we get a 5-megapixel camera.
The application to operate both cameras resembles that of the LG G6, but has been devoid of several key features. The most painful is the absence of any professional mode. However, it was left a chance to take a square photo and a special mode for taking pictures of the food you eat. We also get an HDR (automatic or permanently on) and a set of filters. LG also has the ability to hide the interface and make photos by touching the screen where we want to focus. [Gallery ids = "728100,728098,728094,728092,728090,728088,728076,728078,728080,728076,728086,728074"] Let's get to the quality of the photos taken with LG Q6. Much depends on the lighting conditions. If the sun is enough, then we can count on nice, sharp pictures with nice colors . The best results can be achieved by photographing objects close up. The further plan does not look so good, so taking a picture of the landscape is a good idea to give it another device. The less the light, the worse the effect, and the noise becomes increasingly noticeable. The camera would be good if the LG Q6 was a cheaper smartphone, and so it has a rival Honor 8 or Asus ZenFone 3, with which no chance. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9SsfFvN42s The video can be recorded in two resolutions: Full HD and HD (both 16: 9 and 18: 9), in each case at 30 fps. Fluidity is satisfactory and image stabilization is sufficiently efficient. Most of the parameters are at a satisfactory level. It is not the highest league, but the quality is reasonable. [Gallery ids = "728140,728142"] The self-patterning camera has 5 megapixels and it can be made selfie standard or wide angle, with the ability to illuminate the scenery with the flash screen. The pictures taken with this camera are only average and I advise avoiding taking pictures without good light. Under such conditions, the detail is poor and the pervasiveness is ubiquitous.
The LG Q6 has a 3000 mAh battery which we can not replace ourselves. LG has been in charge of this trend. For this reason, the only option for energy replenishment is to use a charger or an energy bank. How often do you have to do this? [Test wrench = "4" title = "normal use"] [test slug = "battery" order = "desc" selected = "22354" virtual = "product_id =" 22354,22062, 22352,22260,22166,22154,22002,22050,22294,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Games "] [test slug =" battery "order =" desc "selected =" 22354 "Virtual =" battery-manhattan-3 "type =" single "product_id =" 22354,22062,22352,22260,22166,22154,22002,22050,22294,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 " Title = "charging time"] [test slug = "battery" virtual = "charging-ac" order = "asc" selected = "22354" type = "single" product_id = "22354,22062,22352,22260,22166,22154 22002,22050,22294,22182 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] I must admit that I am positively surprised by the working time on a single charge. Full day, from early morning until late evening, with 4.5-6.5 hours on screen is a result that should satisfy most potential customers . Of course, much depends on how you use your phone.I always do everything from chatting, browsing the internet to playing games, and in the meantime I'm shooting and I have continuous data synchronization enabled. The best results can be achieved using a Wi-Fi network. At rest LG Q6 does not lose energy for no reason. It is a shame that charging on LG Q6 is not very fast, because to charge the phone needs two hours with a hook – that's quite a lot. In crisis situations you can save yourself a simple mode of saving energy .
Summary and evaluation
The LG Q6 is the best proof that there are no bad products – only those that are badly priced . Once LG set reasonable prices, it now has a clear problem with this, trying to become a premium brand. Performance in this direction is lousy, and financial results are becoming increasingly miserable. Let's go, however, to the merits, or LG Q6 rating.
Advantages of LG Q6
The most recognizable feature of LG Q6, which can be considered as an advantage, is the FullVision screen . Thanks to the new proportions and minimal frame around the display, LG Q6 is noticeably smaller than other phones with screens with similar diagonal. The phone is in the palm of your hand and you can handle it with one hand. The appearance of the phone may be pleasing , and in addition it is unique in the middle shelf – the framelessness is finally reserved for the flaggers, at least for now. The LG Q6 battery is good enough for a full day of work on a single charge. The camera can also be counted as a plus, as long as the photos are taken in good lighting conditions. I'm also pretty much happy with the LG Q6 culture , despite the average computing power (in a moment). I also liked the overlay, which can not be denied functionality. On the plus side, the availability of the Dual SIM version and the presence of NFC, which is not quite as obvious as it seems.
Disadvantages of LG Q6
The biggest disadvantage of the LG Q6 is the price the smartphone has to compete with many of the better-equipped midges and part of last year's flagship. LG Q6 does not have a better chance with them, because the only argument in favor of it is the FullVision screen and the resulting great space management. In my opinion, this is not enough to give up the more powerful processors, better performance, better performance and richer communication facilities. The issue of lack of fingerprint reader leaves open, because not for all is a minus, just as there is no USB type C.
Is it worth to buy LG Q6?
In my opinion the answer is simple – it is worth but not for 1499 zlotys . In my opinion this is a really cool smartphone that has been harmed by price. For about 1000 zlotys would be a really sensible choice and if it comes to such an amount, then you should really consider buying it. I count on the fact that after entering the operators the price of the phone will drop significantly (even on the secondary market), because otherwise I do not see a chance for sales success. Finally, I have another advice – do not treat the LG Q6 as a smaller version of the LG G6 because you will be disappointed. This is a completely different model and I hope this test proved.
As for the alternative to LG Q6, the proposal is in abundance. The Asus ZenFone 3 has a better camera and a faster processor, the Lenovo P2 can boast a more capacious battery and is cheaper, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is waterproof, stronger and better made. My personal favorite, however, is the Honor 8, better than the LG Q6 in almost every respect. [Temperature2 product_id = "22354"]