LG G6 review: Cutting corners... Like a pro

16 March 2017
Cutting corners - it's the story of the LG G6's life. Literally - the smartphone's display doesn't end in right angles, it's soft arcs instead. Figuratively - the G6 isn't packing the absolute greatest hardware on the market.

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  • Damir
  • SHU
  • 03 Sep 2018

Terrible phone. Much worse comparing to LG G2.

I have problems that callers often don't hear me.
Microphone is placed exactly where I place little finger.
No notification LED

Good wide angle camera.

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    • Mahantesh
    • rAR
    • 01 Sep 2018

    How about speed of android updates this phone gets?

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      • JK
      • Trm
      • 26 Aug 2018

      Need reason, 15 Aug 2018Why is it worthless? Could give more reason? Otherwise you ... moreOld chip used with low quality cameras, lags even with branded app, never seen positive response from LG either on Software or it's service. Such a high prize does not make any sense for the HOPLESS user interface, old chip set.

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        • Need reason
        • Hrc
        • 15 Aug 2018

        JK, 23 Jul 2018LG is useless in quality & Hopeless in after sales. Not... moreWhy is it worthless? Could give more reason? Otherwise you are irresponsible for trying mislead us and even more irresponsible for being a sales web-writer from other competitive.. because I got no point from such a short judgement..

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          • JK
          • mTW
          • 23 Jul 2018

          LG is useless in quality & Hopeless in after sales. Not worth for such a high pricing.

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            • Teena
            • IbE
            • 02 Jul 2018

            You can also add that LG has cut corners in their glass. I set my lg g6 face down on a counter and literally watched and heard the rear camera glass crack. No dropping or puncturing involved. I would be up for taking accountability if I did something to deserve the cracked camera lens, but I believe it was just weak glass. Regardless, LG doesn't cover physical damages. How nice for them.

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              • Akash
              • rJ8
              • 07 Jun 2018

              Is is better to get a g6 than a honor 10 ?

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                • Anonymous
                • KAs
                • 23 May 2018

                Do both the sim slots support 4G

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                  • Payam
                  • xDq
                  • 22 May 2018

                  My LG G6 Just got updated to Oreo (Canada). It's just awesome now and the battery is very well optimized and lasts better. The camera is way faster and I see no more lagging in UI and Bluetooth. I was considering upgrading to G7 but I'll keep this one for one more year.

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                    • Jeff
                    • gD4
                    • 27 Apr 2018

                    Better than S8, if only because of the location of the fingerprint sensor. On the S8 it's useless because its off to the side next to the camera. And now the g6 much cheaper than the S8

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                      • AnonD-100780
                      • AAe
                      • 21 Mar 2018

                      Anonymous, 22 Aug 2017Which one shoots better, G5 or G6????G6 even over V30.

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                        • AnonD-174205
                        • NH$
                        • 21 Mar 2018

                        Number of megapixels is not the measure of a camera quality. MP comes into consideration for printing in large sizes. For a selfie 5 MP is more than enough provided the lens is a quality one.

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                          • adc
                          • DPU
                          • 20 Mar 2018

                          I DO NOT UNDERSTAND why no one is talking about how trash the LG emojis are and what the workaround this is... I liked my last LG phone but the emojis wouldn't update to what social media and text messages from other people were sending out.

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                            • AnonD-680601
                            • fCI
                            • 14 Feb 2018

                            Lg g6 india purchase .
                            The phone got an update a few days back and has slowed down
                            Suprisingly only the dialer and the contacts have a huge lag now .
                            Don't update .. friends in India

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                              • Anonymous
                              • jBJ
                              • 13 Jan 2018

                              Radu, 06 Nov 2017Would have been great to mention the missing notification L... moreHoly crap, that is a deal breaker. Moto phones also don't have notification lights.

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                                • Levy
                                • q{r
                                • 29 Dec 2017

                                AnonD-720833, 06 Dec 2017Good point! The notification LED is a must have for me and ... moreIn the early days of smartphones (i.e. before the social media craze) a notification LED was important but since, these days, most people hardly leave their phones long enough to miss a notification and, if they do, they check their phones every few minutes, it's become redundant imo. It used to be a prerequisite for me as well but I no longer care if a phone has it.

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                                  • AnonD-720833
                                  • JL{
                                  • 06 Dec 2017

                                  In the review you mentioned the phone "will also survive dips in sea water", but you can't find it written in the specs. If this phone is really "MIL-STD-810G" compliant, then one of the tests it should go through is "test method 509.5 Salt Fog", which can be similar to the sea water conditions. The question is, whether the phone was really laboratory tested for these conditions or was it just made to meet the specifiactions? As a big fan of rugged phones I would like to know that and see some real-life testing in some form in this review. I know you don't want to break things, but if this phone is made for harsh conditions, go and test it because that's why people like me buy these things. After breaking my first smartphone many years ago, HTC One V LTE, that felt from a 1m on display which shattered in thousand pieces, I said no, I will never buy a regular smartphone that needs attention like a small baby. Snow, sand, storms, water, mud, crash, I want my phone to withstand all of that and that's why I'm fond of rugged phones with military standard specs.

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                                    • AnonD-720833
                                    • JL{
                                    • 06 Dec 2017

                                    Radu, 06 Nov 2017Would have been great to mention the missing notification L... moreGood point! The notification LED is a must have for me and one of the most useful features a smartphone can have. For some it maybe is oldfashioned these days, but a simple blink-blink and one look on your phone and you know whether is worth your attention at the moment. With no LED notification is this phone useless for me, although I really considered buying it in the future because of the wateproofness and MIL-ST-810 specs. You saved me quite a lot of money, thanks.

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                                      • Radu
                                      • nHE
                                      • 06 Nov 2017

                                      Would have been great to mention the missing notification LED. Not entirely a deal breaker, but the decision to buy the G6 was based also on this review and I was utterly disappointed when I brought it home and realized there's no notification LED on the front (I don't use AOD). Bummer.

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                                        • AnonD-659421
                                        • bGD
                                        • 31 Oct 2017


                                        I don't take care so much for self fish camera. I take care on rear Camera and i purchase LG H873 Canada Wordwide version with price around 350 USD. S8 is double expensive than my LG G6.

                                        By the way, i feel that G6 LCD on bottom left is little yellow than center. But when i check with highest light level, i don't see it.

                                        I upgrade to this phone after my Samsung S7 broken the LCD glass.

                                        Anyone use G6 have same problem with me?