LG G6 is one of the most successful smartphones in Korea in recent years – a great wide-angle camera, good quality display and unique design are the main advantages of last year's flagship. I spent a month with him and I will tell you what are my impressions.
The flagship LG G6 was presented at the beginning of 2017 and soon after the premiere it was priced in Poland for almost PLN 3300. More than a year later, we see each other again, but now it is more than half cheaper – in the online store x-kom we will buy LG G6 for PLN 1499. Such a drop in price may cause mixed feelings and suggests that we are dealing with defective smartphone. I managed to get it in the platinum version for 1299 zlotys, but I can not say anything about the previous sentence but nothing more wrong.
The LG G6 is a small masterpiece
Keeping in the hands of LG G6 is a pleasure and everyone who has physical contact with him for a moment will find out. Weighing just 163 g, the smartphone was made of two sheets of Gorilla Glass, which separates the metal frame with well-fitted elements. The side edges of the casing have been additionally decorated with a shiny frame , which fits perfectly with the flat screen and enhances the premium impression. The glass on the rear panel has been slightly curved and covers the body with the texture of brushed aluminum. In the middle there is a double camera with a LED diode and a fingerprint reader. Both elements do not protrude from outside the case, but are harder to reach the fingerprint reader. Despite the good placement, I had problems with feeling it under my fingers. However, I consider its operation to be a plus – it is fast and in most cases customs. The LG G6 is tastefully and with the idea of waterproof waterproof smartphones, which during my use did not get a single rubbing or scratches. For greater security, however, I recommend packing it in a transparent case.
The display is very good quality
LG G6 screen is a 5.7-inch flat IPS LCD matrix that allows you to "almost free" operate your smartphone with one hand. I have no objections to the quality and brightness of the displayed image , and for the additional plus I include the sharpness of the matrix and support for the HDR10 content of Dolby Vision. In practice, it looks even better than on the announcements. The flagship debuted as the first smartphone with a display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 , which is particularly cinema-friendly. Movies and applications can be scaled to a slightly expanded format and Youtube and most popular programs do not have a problem with that. An interesting option in the LG G6 screen is the ability to divide it into half and work with two applications at once. There are two ways to change the size of the part that we assign to a particular window. To provide even more workspace, we can hide the bottom buttons and slide them out from under the screen when we want.
How does last year's flagship work?
The LG G6 processor was outdated at the time of release – it was not equipped with the latest Snapdragon 835, but Snapdragon 821 working with 4 GB of RAM. Does this mean that we will have to complain about everyday smartphone work? Absolutely. In use, the flagship turns out to be as fast as the wind and there is no problem with many open applications at once. During normal operation there are only single cuts that are too rare to be considered a problem. The producer squeezed the last juices from the system and managed to create a real smartphone-sprinter. The working time on the LG G6 battery does not knock, because the battery used with a capacity of 3300 mAh served me for an average of one day, but the smartphone defends the speed of charging. It takes 40 to 50 minutes to refill half the battery's energy.
The wide-angle LG G6 camera is the biggest asset
The double flagship camera was the most praised feature during the first rage, and in practice it works really well. Images taken with the main lens are well-reproduced in color, have the right sharpness and cope with background smudging. We do not have to be ashamed of photos taken during the day with LG G6. LG, however, went a lot more wide-angle camera, which especially liked my other half. The lens can capture a shot with a maximum angle of 125º and it does so without distorting distortions. I rate the tonal range and the overall quality of photography in a similar way to the HDR mode – it's a pity that it was hidden in the unseen interface of the interface. At night, the number of details drops, and the noise starts to play one of the first violins. Only better lighting conditions or a LED floodlight can be saved – this will only work for close objects. Below are some examples of photos taken by LG G6, so that you can evaluate the capabilities of his camera yourself ( click to enlarge) :
What was missing in LG G6?
The Korean manufacturer did not avoid the disadvantages, of which the diode of notifications caught my eye the most … or rather its lack . It can only be my clinging, but I love to have my notifications under control. We also did not receive stereo speakers or more internal memory (32 GB of files were provided), but fortunately the headphone connector remained in place.
It is worth to buy this smartphone?
The ratio of advantages to disadvantages is very advantageous in the case of LG G6, and by adding a price to it, we can seriously consider buying it. His rival may be certainly Pocophone F1, which has a better specification, but much worse quality – the LG G6 is more than the top one. To the advantages of the model, I include first of all a good first impression, which does not go out proportionally over time, a great camera with a wide angle and speed in everyday operation. At this price it is difficult to buy a better smartphone, and in addition LG G6 often becomes an object of interesting promotions, where you can buy it even cheaper. I wholeheartedly recommend.
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