The first thing you’ll notice about the G6 is its massive 5.7-inch display. The display has a stretched 18:9 aspect ratio, which makes it taller and thinner than the 16:9 aspect ratio displays found on most other phones, but also keeps the G6 compact and easy to use one-handed. Design-wise, the G6 is fairly blocky, with a slab-like form factor that makes the phone feel quite chunky. In terms of overall size, the G6 is quite similar in size to last year’s G5. It’s also the first LG phone with an IP68 rating, which means it can withstand up to 1.5 meters of water submersion for up to 30 minutes at a time.
On the rear, the dual camera setup from the LG G5 and V20 returns, with just a few minor tweaks. Both normal and wide-angle camera lens are now the same 13MP, which means there’ll be less of a drop in quality when switching between the normal and wide-angle lenses. Having said that, the main camera is still better, thanks to its optical image stabilization and faster f/1.8 aperture. The wide-angle lens still lacks OIS and is hampered by a pretty slow f/2.4 aperture, which often results in less sharp images, especially in weak light.
The G6’s 5.7-inch QHD display has a 2,880 × 1,440 pixels resolution (564ppi) with an 18:9 ratio. The unusual stretched aspect ratio means that the 5.7-inch display isn’t actually as large as a traditional 5.7inch display with a 16:9 ratio. The display itself is excellent, with vivid colors and crisp text. Additionally, the G6 is the only smartphone with a Dolby Vision compatible display.
LG is one of the few brands that really focuses on audio quality and the G6 is no exception, with a high-end Sabre 32-bit Quad DAC inside it. This DAC features a parallel sub-DAC configuration to improve noise performance and reduce total harmonic distortion, and the G6 supports nearly every file format out there, including ultra high-end DSD512 32-bit files.
To get the phone out earlier, and due to a supply shortage of 835 chipsets, the G6 is powered by Qualcomm’s older Snapdragon 821 processor. LG is usually known for its removable batteries, but to achieve the G6’s IP68 build, the G6 uses a nonremovable 3,300mAh battery.
Huge display in a small body. Only phone with Dolby Vision HDR. Older processor.
n the rear of the phone there s a power button that doubles up as a fingerprint scanner.
The G6 is the only smartphone that supports Dolby Vision HDR.