LG has finally launched this year’s flagship smartphone, the G6, for the Indian market. The smartphone is touted to be a first in many standards and comes loaded with some interesting features and specifications. The device ditches the modular concept that was introduced with the LG G5 and got all its ducks in a row right away to make it an appealing smartphone and a tough competitor to other brands.
But, what makes it so special? Will it make it any difference? Well, to answers these question, we present you the top 5 features that make the LG G6 an attention-grabbing piece of equipment.
Large display in compact shell
Though Samsung might boast that their latest flagship devices come loaded with a compact design, in spite of sporting a large display, but it was LG that brought this concept first with the G6. The smartphone is 148.9 mm tall, 71.9mm wide and 7.9mm thick, which makes it a pretty compact phone as compared to other phones that offer similar display. The device is built with a combination of glass and metal. The edges are made of metal, while the rear and front panel boasts glass, which gives a premium look. The device is available in Ice Platinum, Mystic White and Astro Black colour variants, though, it would be interesting see how many colour options LG will bring to India.
LG’s latest FullVision Display, a tough competition to Galaxy S8
Coming to the display department, the LG G6 comes loaded with a 5.7-inch Quad HD+ FullVision display which gives a screen aspect ratio of 18:9 along with a screen resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels. With this, we are seeing a new aspect ratio for a smartphone and the company justified the unusual aspect ratio by adding that G6 comes with a zoom functionality that helps view traditional 16:9 ration content on the smartphone.
Not only this, taking advantage of this unusual aspect ratio, LG G6 comes with Dolby Vision and HDR 10 technology, which you normally find on a television. LG also noted that soon streaming services like Netflix and Amazon will be streaming in Dolby Vision so that one can take advantage of seamless viewing experience on LG G6.
The nearest competition is the Galaxy S8, which boasts a 5.8-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels) Infinity display, which boasts an aspect ratio of 18:5:9. And it would be interesting to see, how well does the G6 stand against the Galaxy S8 in this battle of new aspect ratio.
LG has made sure that its latest flagship device does not end up like Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The company has taken some important lessons from the whole Note 7 battery fiasco and has made sure that its battery is safe. For this, the company has installed heat pipes, which is made from the thermal conductor for transferring heat away from the processor. The company also added that they have kept some space between the LCD driver and battery and has added some air gap, which will give some breathing space for the battery, hence making it less prone to exploding. All mistakes the Samsung S7 made. The company has added a 3300mAh of removable battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging.
Dual-camera setup with improved camera UI
Another interesting feature of the LG G6 is the dual-camera setup at the back, which consists of a 13-megapixel wide angle lens with aperture f/2.4 and 125-degree view and a 13-megapixel standard camera with f/1.8 and standard optical Image stabilisation (OIS). This means that you get a wide-angle view, which is good capture landscapes and is good for those who want to capture a wider area.
For the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with a wide viewing angle of 100 degrees and an aperture of f/2.2. The smartphone runs on latest LG UX 6.0 which provides various modes for shooting which include a snapshot, match shot, guide shot, grid shot and 360-degree panorama.
USB Type-C, IP68 protection and not to forget 3.5mm audio jack!
At a time when manufacturers are ditching the traditional 3.5mm audio jack, LG has kept the faith for its flagship device. Further, to improve sound quality, the company has also introduced Hi-Fi Quad DAC for some exceptional music listening experience. The phone comes with IP68 water and dust resistance that makes it safe to be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes. For fast charging, we have USB Type-C port, which has become a standard, especially, in the premium segment.
Overall, the smartphone does come loaded with some interesting features and specifications, which makes it a good option and is indeed a worthy competitor to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+