LG G6 Smartphone Hands-On: My First Impression
The LG G6 is the company’s latest flagship device which comes with high-end specifications that put it in the same class as the Samsung Galaxy S8 but only cheaper on the pocket. The LG G6 retails for about $489 while the Galaxy S8 retails for up to $600 – $799 depending on the carrier.
We had the chance to get up and personal with the LG G6 and we are sharing the first impressions of the flagship smartphone.
At first glance, the LG G6 has a smooth unibody design and a firm built. It’s a bit heavy in the hand when compared to other flagships on the market today. It has a fingerprint sensor built into the home button which is located on the back, just below its dual camera setup.
We also noticed that the LG G6 is the company’s first flagship in years without a removable battery. Since the company announced the LG G2 they have been one of the smartphone manufacturers to keep offering removable batteries on their flagship devices.
LG G6 Design and Display:
The flagship comes equipped with a 5.7-inch display that looks somewhat tall and takes up about 80 percent of the front, leaving it with an incredible thin bezel.
The screen has a glossy finish which was the first eye-catcher for me. Even though it has a beautiful glossy screen it doesn’t attract too much fingerprints.
The specifications list of the G6 includes IP68 certification, which means it is water-proof like the Galaxy S8. It is capable of being dunked in up to 4.9 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
According to many reactions from fans online the removable battery was a big deal but it appears that the company as discontinued that feature. The good thing about it though is that LG raised the battery size up to 3300mAh which is an increase from the 2800mAh battery in the previous LG G5.
Dual Camera Setup and Features:
LG added dual camera lens on the back of the G6 which gives it the ability to snap images of stunning quality. It has a standard 13-megapixel lens and a 120-degree wide-angle lens allowing you to capture more in one frame.
The 5-megapixel front-facing camera also snap quality selfies as well. We will cover the camera features and camera apps in our upcoming review of the LG G6.
After a few hands-on hours with the LG G6 I’m pretty excited to use the handset over the coming weeks. Features such as the dual camera setup, full HD screen, water-repellent unibody and the fingerprint scanner seems to be the main selling point but we will share our conclusion in a couple of weeks.
LG G6 Availability and Pricing
The LG G6 is currently available from AT&T Wireless and retails for the price of $19.50 per month for 30 months on its Next Program or pay the full retail price of $584.99.