LG G6

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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.

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