The LG G6 is a strong (in the physical and competitive sense) competitor to the current smartphones on the mobile market like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7. With its beautiful and innovative display, robust design, and cool camera capabilities, the LG G6 should seriously be considered if you’re looking for your next smartphone.

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Display 5.7″
Battery 3,300mAh battery
Storage 32GB and 64GB with MicroSD slot
Drop, Dust, and Water Proof IP68
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Dual Sim Yes
OS Android Nougat 7.0
Camera 2 x 13MP Rear Cameras and 5MP Front
Network 4G, LTE
Colours White, Black, and Platinum
Price Starting at R14 629

Design

If you want a safe device that can withstand life’s mishaps, then the LG G6 is the smartphone for you. The LG G6 is water, dust, and drop proof. After the mobile market suffered from devices’ batteries catching fire, the company ensure it did multiple safety and durability tests on the LG G6 before releasing the device onto the market.

The company claims that the LG G6 is water resistant in depths of up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. It certainly doesn’t appear like a rugged phone, but based on the various test performed by the mobile manufacturer, the LG G6 can withstand quite a bit of abuse.

The 5.7″ is fitted narrowly onto the metal and glass body, giving the LG G6 a premium look and feel to it. Compared to its predecessors – the LG G4 and LG G5 – the LG G6 feels like a more polished and functional device in terms of design. The bigger screen does not affect the body, allowing users to still hold the LG G6 comfortably in one hand. This was very important to LG and although the LG G6 doesn’t feel any smaller than, for instance, the iPhone 7, the brushed steel and the unique design makes the LG G6 feel comfortable to use in one hand.

Display

This is where the LG G6 really shines. It has a big 5.7″ display that feels like it covers the entire front of the LG G6. The QHD Plus FullVision Display (2880 x 1440) with 564 ppi and 18:9 Aspect Ratio looks really fantastic and all graphics from movies to mobile games look great on the display of the LG G6, especially thanks to its Dolby Vision support.

The biggest problem with the beautiful, extra long display of the LG G6 is that it’s pretty difficult to find content to take advantage of all its bells and whistles.

Performance

Everything we did with the LG G6, it could handle. From using content heavy apps like Snapchat and Instagram to playing mobile games and watching videos was a breeze. It never felt like the LG G6 was “overwhelmed” as each new task was done easily and seamlessly. The Snapdragon 821 performs well-enough, with nothing to write home about. But this is a good thing, as it feels like the company has focused more on the simple things users want from the LG G6, rather than throwing in a bunch of features that everyone uses once and forgets about. The things that we loved in previous models like the V20 like being able to turn the screen on with a double-tap and the ability to reorganize navigational keys, have been carried over to the LG G6 and performs better than ever.

Camera

Ever since the LG G4, the company has released smartphones with amazing camera capabilities. The LG G6 is no different and has cool camera features. We especially love the two rear 13MP cameras on the LG G6, which gives you the ability to take extreme wide angle photos. The only issue we had, was taking wide-angle shots at night, as the photos could come out a bit blurry and grainy compared to standard shots.

The 5MP selfie camera is as good as a selfie camera is going to get. We did, however, find that the front facing camera did offer greater wide angle shots, meaning that you could fit more people into your selfies.

Stay tuned for our full camera review.

Battery Life

Although the LG G4 and LG G5’s removable batteries were useful in the sense that you could always carry a charged back up with you, we preferred the embedded battery contained in the LG G6. The new built-in battery makes the LG G6 feel sturdier and sleek.

The LG G6 ships with a 3,300mAh battery which keeps the device juiced up for about a full day of standard use, with heavy use draining the battery more rapidly. This is pretty impressive, but nothing mindblowing. What we love most is sophisticated settings you can fiddle with on the LG G6 to make the device’s battery last longer like the cool Game Battery Saver mode.

What’s also cool is that the LG G6 uses Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology which means you can quickly charge the device whenever you run out of juice.

Verdict

The LG G6 is the smartphone we’ve been waiting for from LG. It took everything from previous models we loved and improved on them, and threw almost everything else we hated out, resulting in a smartphone that focuses on what the users want. The beautiful display and one-hand capabilities make the LG G6 a great device to use in your everyday life. Sure, the software won’t appeal to a power-user as much, but the LG G6 gets the job done and it gets it done well.

The fact that the LG G6 is water, dust and drop proof needs a special mention. Too often smartphones suffer from design flaws causing them to bend or worse, explode. But LG took the time to create a smartphone that can truly withstand life.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone which has a beautifully big display without compromising on one-hand usage, then you should consider picking up the LG G6. Find out more HERE.

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