8.3/10
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The LG G6 currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 74 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

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!

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.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.35 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Guys

The LG G6 is still a compelling option in 2018, depending on the price you can get it for. It blows new mid-range devices out of the water, but don't spend more than that $300 price point. Other deals could be had once you get past that range.

- Matt Adams, Android Guys
Techaeris

The LG G6+ holds its own against other flagship devices in most categories as well as its price. But the Amazon Prime Exclusive version is a real steal with Prime pricing. You just can’t beat $519.99USD for a phone of this caliber. And with lockscreen ads now gone, it’s an even sweeter deal.

- Alex Hernandez, Techaeris
GSM Dome

The LG G6 is clearly better than the LG G5, that brought failed modularity and a screen with light bleeding. It’s great for watching movies on the go, since the screen looks amazing. The wide angle camera is fantastic for vacation and Instagram junkies, triggering some very nice shots. Perform...

- Alexandru Stănescu, GSM Dome
Gadgets Now

The G6 is undoubtedly the best smartphone that LG has ever made. And if you're willing to look past the old Snapdragon 821, it's every bit as flagship as it can get.

- Rajat Sharma, Gadgets Now
Phandroid

The G6 is another good Android phone that just got lost in the sea of choices. Four months later it’s still trying to stay afloat.

- Joe Fedewa, Phandroid


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


LG released the G6 on March 10, 2017.


The G6 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare LG G6 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG G6 user manual here.


LG backs up the G6 with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.


If your G6 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.7"

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

Processor
2.35 GHz

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

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat (Update Available: 8.0 Oreo) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64/128 GB

Internal memory is 32/64/128 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 1350 minutes, 511 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

LG G6 Specs

Overview
Release date March 10, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat (Update Available: 8.0 Oreo)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core 2.35 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64/128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type 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 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 627 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 511 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1350 minutes
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, Raspberry Rose, Moroccan Blue, Lavender 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
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
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) 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 Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging 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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot 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, Image stabilization, ISO, 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
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
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 AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
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
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter 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 -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG VS988, H871, H872, LS993, US997, G6+

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Critic Reviews


Android Guys

A ton to like here

from Android Guys

The LG G6 is still a compelling option in 2018, depending on the price you can get it for. It blows new mid-range devices out of the water, but don't spend more than that $300 price point. Other deals could be had once you get past that range.

Read full review

The LG G6 is still a compelling option in 2018, depending on the price you can get it for. It blows new mid-range devices out of the water, but don't spend more than that $300 price point. Other deals could be had once you get past that range.

Read full review

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Techaeris

Super value flagship device

from Techaeris

The LG G6+ holds its own against other flagship devices in most categories as well as its price. But the Amazon Prime Exclusive version is a real steal with Prime pricing. You just can’t beat $519.99USD for a phone of this caliber. And with lockscreen ads now gone, it’s an even sweeter deal.

Read full review

The LG G6+ holds its own against other flagship devices in most categories as well as its price. But the Amazon Prime Exclusive version is a real steal with Prime pricing. You just can’t beat $519.99USD for a phone of this caliber. And with lockscreen ads now gone, it’s an even sweeter deal.

Read full review

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GSM Dome

Great for vacationers, movie buffs on the go

from GSM Dome

The LG G6 is clearly better than the LG G5, that brought failed modularity and a screen with light bleeding. It’s great for watching movies on the go, since the screen looks amazing. The wide angle camera is fantastic for vacation and Instagram junkies, triggering some very nice shots. Perf...More

The LG G6 is clearly better than the LG G5, that brought failed modularity and a screen with light bleeding. It’s great for watching movies on the go, since the screen looks amazing. The wide angle camera is fantastic for vacation and Instagram junkies, triggering some very nice shots. Performance is OK, the price is good, but the battery and video capture was major turnoffs.

Read full review

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Gadgets Now

Standing tall, in every sense of the word

from Gadgets Now

The G6 is undoubtedly the best smartphone that LG has ever made. And if you're willing to look past the old Snapdragon 821, it's every bit as flagship as it can get.

Read full review

The G6 is undoubtedly the best smartphone that LG has ever made. And if you're willing to look past the old Snapdragon 821, it's every bit as flagship as it can get.

Read full review

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Phandroid

An underrated phone

from Phandroid

The G6 is another good Android phone that just got lost in the sea of choices. Four months later it’s still trying to stay afloat.

Read full review

The G6 is another good Android phone that just got lost in the sea of choices. Four months later it’s still trying to stay afloat.

Read full review

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DxOMark

Punchy pictures

from DxOMark

On the whole, the LG G6 shoots many successful videos with accurate target exposures, wide dynamic range, and smooth exposure adaptation when changing scenes. Colors are bold and vivid in bright light, with accurate white balance, both outdoors and when shooting under fluorescent lighting.

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On the whole, the LG G6 shoots many successful videos with accurate target exposures, wide dynamic range, and smooth exposure adaptation when changing scenes. Colors are bold and vivid in bright light, with accurate white balance, both outdoors and when shooting under fluorescent lighting.

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Android Guys

Truly is a phone of contradictions

from Android Guys

The LG G6 combines great build quality, a brilliant camera, and decent battery life to equal a pretty good phone. You can routinely find the phone well under its initial $650 price, and if you can, it represents a great value.

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The LG G6 combines great build quality, a brilliant camera, and decent battery life to equal a pretty good phone. You can routinely find the phone well under its initial $650 price, and if you can, it represents a great value.

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The Next Web

Sometimes second fiddle isn’t so bad

from The Next Web

For all the comparisons, it’s worth acknowledging the G6 is a great phone in its own right. The screen is absolutely fantastic, the build quality and design are quite good, and the camera experience is one of the best around. I just hope LG pushes the bar a little higher next time around.

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For all the comparisons, it’s worth acknowledging the G6 is a great phone in its own right. The screen is absolutely fantastic, the build quality and design are quite good, and the camera experience is one of the best around. I just hope LG pushes the bar a little higher next time around.

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IT Pro

Now cheaper, but still outclassed by Galaxy S8

from IT Pro

The LG G6 is a decent flagship phone with a great screen, an impressive camera and a great design (as long as you don't choose the black version). The tall, narrow shape is great -- it provides a slice of extra screen real estate without making the phone awkward to use one-handed -- and the thin...More

The LG G6 is a decent flagship phone with a great screen, an impressive camera and a great design (as long as you don't choose the black version). The tall, narrow shape is great -- it provides a slice of extra screen real estate without making the phone awkward to use one-handed -- and the thin borders at the top and bottom of the phone keep its height to a minimum as well.

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tech2

A decent enough phone in isolation, but it can’t challenge a flagship

from tech2

I really wanted to like the G6. The concept videos and the initial leaks described a stunning phone. But LG was too late. LG made a grave mistake by launching this phone after the stunning Samsung Galaxy S8. The G6 is in a very awkward spot. It’s not as budget-friendly as the OnePlus 3T, an...More

I really wanted to like the G6. The concept videos and the initial leaks described a stunning phone. But LG was too late. LG made a grave mistake by launching this phone after the stunning Samsung Galaxy S8. The G6 is in a very awkward spot. It’s not as budget-friendly as the OnePlus 3T, and it needn’t be, but it’s also doesn’t deserve to be called a flagship.

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User Reviews


Jeff

I really wanted to like this phone

On paper this phone ticked all the boxes for me and at the time of purchasing had generally favourable reviews. Unfortunately the phone has a major design flaw:


The tray that holds the SIM card and SD card is plastic, which is fine, but there are a couple weak points at the bottom corners. After only a few uses of the tray (Insert initial SIM, insert SD card, swap SIM), I noticed the SD card stopped working. After searching the internet for similar issues I found I was not alone. Many people had the same problem and some were even having issues with the SIM card....

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On paper this phone ticked all the boxes for me and at the time of purchasing had generally favourable reviews. Unfortunately the phone has a major design flaw:


The tray that holds the SIM card and SD card is plastic, which is fine, but there are a couple weak points at the bottom corners. After only a few uses of the tray (Insert initial SIM, insert SD card, swap SIM), I noticed the SD card stopped working. After searching the internet for similar issues I found I was not alone. Many people had the same problem and some were even having issues with the SIM card.


The cause: After only several uses of the tray the weak point(s) break leaving part of the tray inside the slot.


Sure enough I see my tray is missing the corner on the SD card side with the missing piece firmly stuck inside the slot.


Seeing  as the phone was still under warranty I contacted LG to make a warranty claim. LG actually blammed me for the dammage and refused to repair the issue under warranty. I provided many examples from the internet of people facing the same issue, but LG still refused to accept the warranty claim.


Luckily I can live without the addition storage provided by the SD card, but I feel for those that have a phone that can no longer recognize the SIM card making calls impossible.


The battery life for me is also 2x worse than other phones I've used. With other phones I was used to getting 2 full days of use before charging. With this phone I'm having to charge daily (unfortunately this has become the norm for most phones these days).

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Coral

Phone for media lovers

I love everything about this phone. Decent battery life, great camera, awesome screen, and DAC. What I like about G6 over S8 is the that there's no edge screen.

Najia

It's very funny when you promote cell phones when you can't provide the service and the network for the device. Special when your costumer service in


najia

i no service for 13 days now with no solution for this problem .and you have no idea what is it .i'm really tired off running around from store to other all i get is fonny answers.special when your customer care in egypt and the philippine.imagine if i was running my business through this number what is the damage will be.

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