Specs summary

Screen
5.7"

The LG G6's screen is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.35GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 19.3 days standby time, 1230 minutes (2G), 1350 minutes (3G), 511 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



With a new premium design, one-hand-friendly screen and IP68 waterproofing, the G6 is the best-looking and most exciting phone LG has made to date.

- Sam Rutherford , Tom's Guide 

The LG G6 proves that big-screen phones can come in small packages.

- Andy Boxall , Digital Trends 

Reviews summary

8.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 37 reviews

What's good  

  • Plenty of storage
  • Detailed screen
  • Solid performance
  • microSD support
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Dual-lens camera

What's bad  

  • Aspect ratio not supported by all apps and services
  • Multiple regional variants

LG is known for challenging design standards with their new releases. Sometimes that doesn’t work out well. With the G6, they’re offering a large 5.7-inch screen in a slim package.

Does their new screen ratio make the phablet experience more friendly? Reviews are rolling out and we’ve gathered what the biggest names are saying to bring you this summary!

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LG’s latest glass-and-metal design deviates from the norm. Its rounded corners and ultra-thin bezels are hard to miss. Reviewers were quick to point out how comfortable the phone is in the hand despite the larger screen. DigitalTrends said, “Many people struggle to believe the G6 has a 5.7-inch screen, because it feels so small in your hand. It’s easy to stretch your thumb across to the other side of the phone when holding it in one hand, and it remains usable at all times.”

The phone features the standard LG fingerprint sensor and power button combo on the rear cover. The cameras are flush with the back for added stability when sitting on a flat surface. It’s also IP68 rated for water and dust resistance.

Heading around front is where the obvious difference from current phones appear. Thin bezels are part of the way LG crammed a larger screen in the normal sized phone. But, the resolution is the real difference. Running at 1440-by-2880, or a 1:2 ratio, the screen uses a different aspect ratio than other phones on the market. Instead of being extra wide, the screen is extra tall.

This allows LG to do fun things with multitasking. For example, you can load two apps side by side in perfect square boxes. Reviewers found that multitasking on the LG G6 was easier than with any other phone they’d used before.

Reviewers love the new approach. DigitalTrends notes, “Size oddities aside, the G6’s display is stunning. It’s full of color, detail, and warmth, and a true pleasure to watch.” Pocket Lint says, “It's a wonderful sight to behold. Without much bezel it's just you and your favorite media.”

The G6 uses the same processor as many of 2016’s flagship phones—a 2.35Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 821. They pair it with 4GB of RAM. As the specs would suggest, reviewers had no issues with performance. PhoneArena said, “Using the phone, everything felt appropriately smooth, whether stretching an app to fill the G6's extra-tall screen, or running a pair of them side-by-side.”

The phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Reviewers feel LG’s software adds useful features to the Android experience without creating bloat or complications. PC Advisor UK said, “It takes a bit of getting used to if you’re coming from Samsung’s TouchWiz or pure stock Android, but after a time it’s just as fun and practical to use as them.”

You’ll find 32GB of internal storage. While this is plenty of space for most users, you can add more space using a microSD card of up to 2TB if needed.

The G6 features 3 cameras: two 13MP rear cameras and a 5MP front-facing selfie shooter. The dual rear cameras allow you to switch between a standard-angle and wide-angle lens. Reviews for all three cameras are positive. Digital Trends says, “You get two different experiences when taking pictures, especially in low light, when the standard angle lens produces pictures with more detail and less noise. However, the G6 can take some fantastic nighttime or evening shots, adding drama and atmosphere in the right environment.”

One feature many reviewers loved was the Grid Shot mode. This allows you to take square pictures and arrange them to tell a story within the camera app.

Powering all this, you’ll find a sealed 3,300mAh battery. QuickCharge 3.0 support means you can get a 47% charge in 30 minutes. Reviewers had no trouble getting the G6 to last a full day; even with gaming, streaming or lots of camera use. Some reviews saw the phone lasting two days on a single charge.

Overall, reviewers had little to complain about with the G6. GSM Arena summed up opinions well, saying, “The LG G6 is the full package with just the right corners carefully filed away pixel by pixel. We hear 'value' and we think it will cost peanuts - well, no. You get what you pay for here, and you get a lot.”


Reviews (8.9/10 Avg. rating)


Gearburn

Feels distinctly unLG

from Gearburn
The LG G6 doesn’t have the best processor, but it’s got a nippy Snapdragon 821 chip. It doesn’t have the biggest battery but it’s a decently sized 3300mAh pack. It doesn’t have the most reliable camera experience, but it’s capable of taking fantastic snaps anyway. Throw in a water-resistant, ergonomic design and competitive price tag and you’ve got LG’s best phone since the G4... Full review
Venture Beat

Sleek and solid, but not the Android flagship you want

from Venture Beat
the G6 is respectable and a move forward from the G5, but it has been outclassed by the S8. Plus, the Pixel from last fall still feels more cohesive overall. And the 2017 flagship phones from Google and Apple are still to come... Full review
Mobile Syrup

The LG flagship you’ve always wanted

from Mobile Syrup
The LG G6 is a great premium tier smartphone. It has a striking design, snappy internals and stellar camera and audio experiences. One can only hope it will receive some modicum of the attention the S8 receives... Full review
Talk Android

One step forward, two steps back

from Talk Android

LG gets some things right with the G6 — you get an absolutely stunning display and a masterful design, but they drop the ball in many other areas. This is supposed to be LG’s flagship phone for the year, but it feels like it’s just LG playing catch up. We get the same low-quality camera setup that dates back all the way to the LG G5. There’s some serious quality problems with it, none of which LG has even addressed yet. You also don’t get the latest Snapdragon 835 processor or the latest Bluetooth version. Not only that, but the front-facing camera is just awfu... Full review

Gadget Review

A beautifully constructed and fully-featured flagship smartphone

from Gadget Review
All-in-all, the G6 is the best phone that LG has made, and a breathe of fresh air for the manufacturer that has been struggling to find its place. This is the kind of refinement that the company has needed to be able to compete with its colossal Korean neighbor. We can no longer say that the quality of LG’s flagship smartphone is trumped but Samsung’s robust Galaxy S series... Full review
GottaBeMobile

Impressive display, beautiful design

from GottaBeMobile
The LG G6 is an impressive Android phone that buyers cannot ignore. 2017 is not a Samsung only affair as LG clearly stepped up the game... Full review
Phandroid

Great performance, cool and functional display

from Phandroid
The LG G6 is a super solid phone. It’s not trying to do too much, but what it does do it does very well. The 18:9 display is great and it makes for a very compact device. If you’re looking for a great all-around Android device with an excellent display, it’s hard to go wrong with the LG G6... Full review
Engadget

Finally back in the race

from Engadget
There's no doubt about it: The G6 represents some of LG's best smartphone work ever. Sure, it's not perfect: Audio is pretty weak, and so is the battery. None of that takes away from the fact that LG has built a phone that feels ready to compete with the best of the best for the first time in ages. Whether it has what it takes to beat those rivals, though, is a matter of opinion... Full review
Cnet

Making boring beautiful

from Cnet
The LG G6 is a gorgeous phone and those wary of Samsung should get it... Full review
G Style Magazine

Already one of the best phones in 2017

from G Style Magazine
The G6 is a solid phone and contrary to what people may say it can compete with the S8 in terms of all around phone. The G6 is very user friendly and simple to use without being bogged down with gimmickry... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 10, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core 2.35 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.7 W/kg
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headphones, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 627 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 511 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1230 minutes (2G)
1350 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 19.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Mystic White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.9 x 7.2 x 0.8 cm
(5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 163 grams
(5.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged Design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels
Pixel Density 564 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/1.8
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens Yes
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Dual camera feature (13 MP 2nd camera, f/2.4), Slow motion recording, Time lapse, Voice activation, HDR, Exposure value, Zero shutter lag
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Wide angle
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, LG Health)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): LG VS988, H871, H872, LS993, US997

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