6 Things You Need to Know About the LG G6
LG brings a lot of changes on this smartphone compared to the previous G series.
Undoubtedly, as one of the stars of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, LG G6 delivers many breakthrough compared to its predecessors. Not only update the side hardware and software, this smartphone also has the highest jump of the side of the design.
As the new flagship phone that LG is prepared to hit the markets this year, the G6 is already ensured has a lot of advantages compared to its predecessor. But there are 5 things that most astonishing of this smartphone.
1. The Design Is No Longer Modular
LG seems reluctant to continue with the concept of modular smartphone which owned the G5. This is proven by the design of the G6 which seems to be anti version of it’s predecessor.
LG G6 comes with a design-based metal wrapped glass on the back. Of course, not the ordinary glass which makes it easily cracked or scratched, but the Gorilla Glass 5!
In addition, the smartphone is carrying the unibody which can not be dismantled-pairs such as the G5. Even a 3,300 mAh battery it has left sitting in the body without can be removed.
2. Water and Dust Resistant
This is the first time LG brings smartphone that toughness able to answer the challenges of usage. How not, LG G6 body has been certified IP68 which makes it resistant to water and dust. Arguably this is the biggest leap of the smartphone flagship than its predecessor, which mostly carry the plastic material.
3. The Biggest One, But Also the Smallest
With the FullVision concept design on its screen development, LG G6 does have the largest diagonal measurement to the other G series, which is 5.7-inches. But with the 18:9 aspect ratio on the screen, making this smartphone seem more tall and slim compared to the size of its predecessor that the ratio is fairly traditional, 16:9. This design of course makes it more comfortable to grip, even in the use with one hand. In terms of size also looks smaller because of the width to the top instead of to the side.
4. The spec is Not the Best, But Stable Enough
When a lot of the flagship smartphone powered by Snapdragon chipset 835, LG actually take a decision which is arguably less present, namely the Snapdragon 821, such as that carried on Google Pixel. Even so, LG claims that the use of the chipset is to ensure the performance of the G6 remain stable in everyday use because they have customized all aspects of hardware and software to carry.
Moreover, in terms of memory, LG G6 only has 4 GB RAM and 32 GB RAM, while the flagship smartphone that will hit this year trying to lure the market with 6 GB RAM and a 64 GB ROM to the top. But LG has confirmed there will be a series with 64 ROM. But, for the RAM capacity remains the same.
5. The Camera Remains The Best
Since the G2 launched, LG seems to want to put the G series as a smartphone that is adequate for mobile photography. So the G5 uses a dual-camera with one to capture a wide viewing angle, on the G6 concept like this re-presented.
But, unlike the G5 which has a resolution of 16 MP, G6 precisely as do the down grade to 13 MP. Likewise with the ratio of the wideness of the angle of view that it is only 4:3 when compared to the G5 which has an aspect ratio of 16:9.
But for those who believe that the size of the pixel is not an absolute thing that makes a better performance for a camera, it seems the down grade it no need to fuss. The fact is the G6 camera remains a champion on its class, because it has put the software as a major player in the process of taking pictures.
In addition, on the G5 camera with a lens width of only 8 MP resolution, while the G6 has 13 MP with aperture both have the same aperture F/1.8. So a detailed image can be obtained with this smartphone because it is able to capture more light into the lens.
6. The Best Multimedia Feature
While the screen are getting bigger, LG seems to want users to G6 are satisfied with the use of multimedia content. To make movie lovers have its enjoyable, LG provided standard HDR10 and Dolby Vision to give the image even more brilliant on the screen when it used to watch content from Neflix or iFlix.
Unfortunately with 18: 9 aspect ratio on the screen, makes the G6 seem overwhelming to watch the video streaming. Because lot of video that aired on YouTube has the most aspect ratio of 16:9. So predictably, when the video is played back on the smartphone, it will be seen the black line that is blank on both sides.
And the most excellent is LG G6 adopts the technology of the Quad DAC on the V20 which makes the voice output so more qualified when used in earphones. So, for music fans will surely be satisfied with this device.
Well, it will possible for LG G6 to fight its competitors in the segment of the flagship this year?
LG G6 Specification
|Device Type||LG G6|
|Model / Series||LG H870|
|Released||07 April, 2017|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.4 GHz Kryo 64-Bit|
|RAM (Memory)||4 GB|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm|
|Design Features||Main body: Glass (Gorilla Glass 5); Accents: Aluminum; IP 68 (water & dust resistant); Fingerprint (touch)|
|Network Frequency||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|Data Speed||LTE-A, HSPA|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD|
|Size and Resolution||5.7 inches (1440 x 2880 px)|
|Features||HDR, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Light sensor, Proximity sensor|
|Rear||13 MP, F/1.8; dual-camera 13 MP, F/2.4|
|Front||5 MP wide angle|
|Video||3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)|
|Camera Features||Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Manual focus, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects.|
|Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band|
|Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||4.2|
|USB||USB 2.0 Connector; USB Type-C (reversible)|
|GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||GPS, A-GPS, Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation|
|HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.||Yes|
|Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.||Build-in|
|NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.||No|
|Multimedia Features||Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists, Album art cover, Background playback, wireless screen share|
|Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Accelerometer, gyro|
|Other||Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording,|