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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.