LG G6

PHONE ❘ £550 from Ama­zon www.snipca.com/24631

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When Ap­ple launched the iphone 5, peo­ple wor­ried a screen wider than 3.5in might be too much. So it was taller, but re­mained the same width as its pre­de­ces­sor, mak­ing it just as easy to grasp. To­day’s phones tend to be big­ger, but the G6 uses the same trick to re­main us­able in one hand. In­stead of 16:9 widescreen, it’s ex­actly twice as tall as it is wide. Add very small bezels at the sides and a bare min­i­mum at the top and bot­tom, and you get an enor­mous 5.7in screen in a case the same size as the 5.3in G5.

We found it very prac­ti­cal, and the HDR IPS LCD dis­play looks fan­tas­tic. It only cov­ers 93 per cent of the SRGB colour range, but a nice bal­ance of con­trast and bright­ness make up for it. The back, in black or sil­ver, is also glass, with Go­rilla tech­nol­ogy that makes it harder to break, (the phone is rated IP68 for high pro­tec­tion from wa­ter and dust). Even so, there’s a proper head­phone socket as well as the USB Type-c charg­ing and data port and a finger­print reader. The im­pres­sive-look­ing dual rear cam­era com­bines reg­u­lar and wide-an­gle lenses for qual­ity pic­tures in most sit­u­a­tions, as well as 4K video and Full HD slow mo­tion.

The pro­ces­sor isn’t as pow­er­ful as the Sam­sung Galaxy S8, and the heav­i­est 3D games suf­fered – but only slightly. The bat­tery only lasted 12 hours 52 min­utes in our video-play­back test (nearly four hours shorter than the S8), but fared bet­ter in ev­ery­day use and charged quickly.

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