T3’ S EARLY VER­DICT

HAS LG RE­TURNED TO FORM WITH ITS LAT­EST HAND­SET?

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Su­per-wide screen aside, one of the big­gest rea­sons to love the G6’s dis­play is the in­clu­sion of HDR – only the re­ally big guns have in­cluded it this year. Amaz­ingly, even with this added image good­ness, LG has cut down the power con­sump­tion of its dis­play by 30 per cent.

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LG has made some sac­ri­fices on the hard­ware side of things in or­der to keep the G6 look­ing smooth and slim. For starters, the cam­era sen­sors are nar­rower, to rid the back of the usual bump you get, and the bat­tery is now sealed. We think it’s worth it - the G6 is stun­ning and feels great to hold.

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The dual cam­era sys­tem is al­most iden­ti­cal to its pre­de­ces­sor – the G5 – with the only dif­fer­ence be­ing that both sen­sors are now 13MP, as ap­posed to the 16MP and 8MP (for the wide an­gle lens) sen­sors found in the out­go­ing model. So, the ac­tual qual­ity of the re­sults isn’t much dif­fer­ent.

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The 18:9 screen – while im­pres­sive to be­hold – has one po­ten­tial flaw: app sup­port. The longer dis­play works well with na­tive apps that are built for it, but de­vel­op­ers need to take ad­van­tage of the ex­tra pix­els on of­fer. LG says con­tent will stretch nicely to suit, but there’s no guar­an­tee.

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