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LG ‘G6’ Review: Latest Flagship Phone Features An 18:9 Screen Aspect Ratio & Excellent Ergonomics

Last year, LG made a bold move when it unveiled the unique modular G5, which unfortunately failed to exceed expectations. This year, LG decided to tone down and play it safe.

While we are no longer able to have fun swapping around quirky accessories, be rest assured that the G5’s successor has potential to do well in the market. Introducing LG’s latest flagship, the LG G6.

The G6

Headphone jack? Check. Sleek design? Check. Glossy display and large screen? Check. Small bezel? Check. The LG G6 is quite possibly the best-looking LG phone thus far.

Crafted from aluminium and glass, the G6 features an IP68 water and dust resistance (up to 1.5 metres of water for as long as 30 minutes). The minimalist and sleek phone comes in three colours: astro black, ice platinum and mystic white.

It will retail at $988 and is already available in stores.

LG G6 comes with a small bezel, new 18:9 screen aspect ratio and minimalist design.

It boasts a 5.7-inch screen, two 13 megapixel front cameras – that feature a 125-degree wide angle lens –, and for the first time ever in a smartphone, an 18:9 screen aspect ratio.

Our conventional smartphones usually adopt a 16:9 aspect ratio display; with the 18:9 you get more viewing space and a greater immersive experience while you watch videos or play games. That’s not all, the G6 also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video content.

Here’s to a better Netflix and Chill experience!

Dual 13 Megapixel Cameras with Wide Angle Lens

Taken without the Wide Angle Mode, #nofilter

Captured with the Wide Angle Mode, #nofilter

Boasting a 125-degree wide angle lens, you are now able to snap various gorgeous sceneries and vain attractive wefies which would usually be hard to do with a normal smartphone camera.

Instagram Game Level-Up

The G6 also offers users a Square Camera Mode that provides four exciting ways to perfect those Insta-worthy shots: Snap Shot, Match Shot, Grid Shot and Guide Shot.

It took me quite some time before I could get the hang of these features, but it was worth it.

Snap Shot

My favourite? The Snapshot, which essentially splits the massive screen into two. The upper half is the viewfinder and the bottom half allows users to preview the shots taken.

This provided a fuss-free experience, and I no longer needed to switch between gallery and camera to check the decency of the shots.

For the hipster photographers, you can also choose to take your shots in the manual mode as well.

There are also other modes, such as the 360 Paranoma or Time-lapse which are available for you to explore.

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While the G6 has a battery capacity that’s increased to 3,300mAh, the battery is no longer removable. It is also noteworthy that the G6 does not feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

Instead, it uses an older (and slightly slower) series, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which could be a potent handicap as compared to its rivals.

With so many new smartphones in our local market, it’s getting real hard to choose. But one thing’s for sure though: LG is definitely back in the game with the G6’s sleek, simplistic and savvy design.

Price: $988 (each purchase of the G6 comes with a free flip case worth $58, while stocks last)

LG ‘G6’ Review: Website | Facebook


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Ler Jun aspires to be a radio journalist. He specialises in travel writing and enjoys crafting human interest stories. He loves to read and is always looking for cool things to document.

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