T3’ S EARLY VERDICT
HAS LG RETURNED TO FORM WITH ITS LATEST HANDSET?
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.
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.
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.
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.