I would arrive a purchase decision on this one (or any other phone) after checking below items one by one:
-Successfull Gsmarena review with good battery performance? Check
-High iFixit score? Check
-Good user reports with no bootlooping issue? Check
-Good durability and reliability seen on Youtube reviews? Check
So, this year I will buy a G6, S8 or Nokia flagship. A little bit longer chin, use of SD821 doesn't have a big impact on my decision (after all these are all very quick phones; are we making finite element analysis research with this phone? ).
BUT, reliability is of highest concern. If it is spelled so much, this phone is on top of my list. But I have to check my list one by one ;)
I am LG G5 owner and the only thing i dont like isthe the IR blaster. No Questions asked.
I own a old Htc one max and the IR blaster is a hit.
The LG G5 IR blaster is a headache.
9.5 out of 10 is my rating.
The G6 must correct this.
Its on my list.
There's only one phone on the market right now that has a higher screen-to-body ratio than the G6 (Xiaomi Mi Mix) so stop with all the bezel talk. This hideously bulky Ringke case is certainly not flattering and does nothing for the look of these supposed leaks.
the bottom bezel is still big. The phone looks nice but not so 2017, G4 was more beautiful.
samsung nailed it with the slim bezels trend this year.
Let's see what Sony and htc will bring on the smartphone table.
I don't like it. I don't like it uses 2016 tech. I don't like it that it has side bezels. I don't like the bottom bezel. I don't like that it doesn't use OLED. But maybe LG will catch a clue by the time the G7 is up to bat. Just my opinion.
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2017Yes, the bezels are extra large. They still can't touch G3's bezels, plus it had removable bat... moreRemovable batteries are not the future. Sorry bro. This phone is set to be water resistant too.
kevin97, 07 Feb 2017Your opinion can be true (valid) or false (invalid), when compared to the actual facts. I brou... moreI'm not saying that it's only on $200 phones, I'm saying that phones with pronounced black borders look cheap when they have anything but a black face.
PLAYER SLAYER, 07 Feb 2017How is my OPINION invalid, could you spell that out to me?Your opinion can be true (valid) or false (invalid), when compared to the actual facts. I brought proof that every phone, including the most expensive phones like the iPhone 7, has a black border around the screen. So your opinion that the black border is only present on $200 phones is false.
kevin97, 07 Feb 2017No, I don't get your point, it's still as invalid as the first time. How is my OPINION invalid, could you spell that out to me?
PLAYER SLAYER, 07 Feb 2017But it looks the part. Look at any cheap Chinese phone with a white front, you get my point now?No, I don't get your point, it's still as invalid as the first time.
kevin97, 06 Feb 2017The white iPhone 7 has the same black border (except in press shots) and it's not a $200 phone.But it looks the part. Look at any cheap Chinese phone with a white front, you get my point now?
PapaArima, 07 Feb 2017EXACTLY! The V10 had the best smartphone design of the past 2 years, and they trashed it. WHY? Because LG is doing the spaghetti method. They throw random things (features) in the wall and see what sticks. Since with every phone the results are decidedly unclear they remove and add random features, making their phone worse every year.
No wonder LG is losing sales, their inconsistency and incapacity to recognize good ideas is one of the reasons...
Libra, 07 Feb 2017Unfortunately top selling flagship is with non-removeable battery, so how on earth your argume... moreBecause LG is not a top seller. The only reason they were sealing was their exclusive features, now that they copy Samsung completely there is absolutely no point in choosing them over Samsung.
So he's right, "exclusive features or go bust" (hint: LG mobile goes bust this year or the next).
Kjde02, 07 Feb 2017I hate it! I liked how my G3 had the volume buttons on the back. That was wonderful! Also why ... moreEXACTLY! The V10 had the best smartphone design of the past 2 years, and they trashed it. WHY?
I hate it! I liked how my G3 had the volume buttons on the back. That was wonderful! Also why in the world would they not keep something that makes them different from all the other phones. Something that people seem to truly love. That's right, I'm talking about the removable battery.
If this phone has an awesome battery life and camera then I'm buying it.
Yukiine, 06 Feb 2017So a better design than other g series phones and rounded edges on the display like the mi mix... moreYes, the bezels are extra large. They still can't touch G3's bezels, plus it had removable battery. This phone is a disgrace.