Specs summary


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


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


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

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.
32 GB

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


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery.

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

Based on 11 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 (9.3/10 Avg. rating)

Good Gear Guide

A great choice and a recommended buy

from Good Gear Guide
The G6 matches the internals of major flagships in a smaller, more-ergonomic body. It does almost everything very well and only persnickety issues with audio and the (mainly Selfie) camera stop us from declaring it the outright king of smartphones... Full review
Chip Chick

Insanely great

from Chip Chick
When you put it all together, the G6 is greater than the sum of its parts — it’s just a phenomenal phone that does everything well. We love the G6 for its compact size, premium design & build, large stunning screen, and wonderful camera. We like it for being fast and water resistant, for offering excellent battery life, and for sounding great with headphones. And in a world where similar flagships cost more, it’s also somewhat affordable. If the G6 is any indication of where flagships are headed in 2017, we’re in for a great year!.. Full review
Android Police

A breath of fresh air

from Android Police
The G6 isn't the most exciting phone we're going to see in 2017, but it's a reassuringly competent improvement on the smartphone formula, at least for most people. You get more screen in a smaller package, two cameras on the back instead of one, respectable battery life, and software that doesn't make you want to tear your hair out. I remember when we would have been excited to have just one of these things (sorry, I don't mean to dig the "in my day" trope up), and even in 2017, I think we'll still see a handful of phones that don't get all of this right... Full review
Tom's Guide

The phone that puts LG back in the game

from Tom's Guide
As the first of a new breed of smartphones with small bezels and wide-screen displays, the G6 is a compelling alternative to phones such as the Google Pixel XL. The 18:9 display really does make the phone easier to use with one hand, and also lets you watch some shows in their native resolution. The G6’s dual rear cams are among the sharpest on the market, and if you like to capture big landscapes or panoramas, the G6 could be exactly what you want... Full review

The first truly great flagship phone for 2017

from Pocket-lint
Despite its up-and-down G-series history, LG has knocked it out of the park with the G6. Enough to make us half forget the modular "Friends" approach of last year's G5. Whether that spotty history is enough to get you back on board with the series is another matter, but as flagship phones go LG is a standout for all the right reasons... Full review
Fone Arena

Great build quality, top-notch performance

from Fone Arena
The LG G6 is a great smartphone and is one of the best available on the market at the moment. It is great to see LG go back to basics and concentrate on what the market actually needs instead of trying to impress the market with stuff they think it needs. The wide-angle camera, fully manual video mode, 18:9 aspect ratio display and compact size all are unique offerings and attribute to the great smartphone that it is... Full review
Digital Trends

Phablet’s worst nightmare

from Digital Trends
Should you buy it? Yes. The G6 is not only the first major flagship smartphone out in 2017 that we really adore, but it’s also a return to what makes us love LG phones — subtle yet beautiful design, a brilliant standout feature, and a cracking camera. The software is good, too, with Google Assistant installed rather than a third-party or untested alternative, ensuring it works cohesively throughout the phone. Best of all, it’s compact and easy to use with one hand, but offers a screen larger than its direct competitors. We love it, and think you will to... Full review

Cutting corners like a pro

from GSMArena
Call it flagship, call it bestseller, call it whatever you want, then go ahead and call it yours. 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... Full review

Modern hardware layout and construction

from PhoneArena
The LG G6 is a phone that wears its ambition on its sleeve. It's not afraid to say, “to hell with the past; this is the way things are now.” It doesn't look like a G4 or a G5, nor does it feel like one. And while that kind of departure from the status quo can be enormously risky, the vast majority of our interactions with the G6 suggest that it's a move LG was wise to make... Full review

The first truly great flagship phone for 2017

from Pocket-lint
All in all the LG G6 is a great phone that's every bit the flagship. It'll give the forthcoming competition a run for their money over the course of 2017 and with Samsung's history dented due to the Note 7 debacle, the stage is set for quite the showdown against the imminent Galaxy S8... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date March 10, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
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
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
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 Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
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 Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
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 Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
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
USB OTG Support Unknown
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
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/1.8
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens Yes
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Dual camera feature (13 MP 2nd camera, f/2.4)
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 Unknown
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
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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