When it comes to premium smartphones, LG is not the brand that easily makes it to the top of the list. The company’s latest flagship smartphone ‘G6’ tries to change that as it competes with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel and Apple’s iPhone 7 among others. Successor to last year’s G5, the all new LG G6 sees a drastic change in terms of design, display technology, cameras and more.
While the Google Pixel and the Apple iPhone 7 are relatively old, the main competition is new between the LG G6 and Galaxy S8. Both smartphones feature taller displays with new aspect ratio, better cameras, water and dust resistant features, and Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Last year’s G5 with the semi-modular concept didn’t quite work in LG’s favor, and the South Korean giant will be looking forward to put it behind its back, and carry on with the G6. But has LG done enough to ensure that the G6 can come on top of its competitors? After using the G6, here’s our detailed review.
At the heart of LG G6 runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 quad-core SoC, which is now over eight months old. Some users may criticize LG for using an older chipset when newer smartphones such as the Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi 6 are powered by Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC that is built on 10nm fabrication process. Not that the Snapdragon 821 SoC built on 14nm process is bad, it is the flagship chipset from last year that is powering the likes of OnePlus 3T, Google Pixel and Pixel XL among others. However, using an older chipset that has already become obsolete may seem like a bummer for some. Watch our review to find out more!