Just under a year in and I am very happy with this phone, here is a breakdown of my experience with it.
The 8 main things I really like about this phone are...
- Wide Angle Camera.
- Water and dust resistance (ip68).
- Great Build Quality (MIL-STD-810G compliancy).
- Flat Screen design.
- High Quality Audio DAC.
- Headphone Jack.
- Extra Storage (SD card) support.
- FM Radio built in.
The screen is flat, not curved.
I prefer flat screens as less prone to getting knocked and cracked and easier to put a glass screen protector on for extra protection.
No camera bump on the back.
Fingerprint Scanner / Power Button on back.
5.7Â” screen with an 18:9 Aspect Ratio.
Height 148.9mm x 71.9mm width x 7.9mm depth, 163 gms weight.
Glass back and front with a metal frame.
Note: I have the Black one which has the top and bottom of the screen also black. Personally I like that look better when the phone is off as the whole screen looks black (Just a Personal Preference).
I have a screen protector and a case on it.
I have had one major drop drop from about 1.5 metres and no cracks or scratches so far. I put this down to the Great Build Quality (MIL-STD-810G compliancy and the phone having a non curved screen).
The odd time IÂ’ve got it wet in the rain, no issues, IÂ’m sure the ip68 water and dust resistance helps here.
Clear and bright, no issues in sunlight.
Very quick and responsive.
My main usage is Browsing, YouTube, Music, Camera (Still and Video) Messaging, Texting, Calling, Notes, Maps, Calendar and Email.
No issues with any of these.
Easily gets me through the day.
Fast charging works well. Charges quickly to 90% then at normal charge speed for the last 10%.
I charge it overnight.
Note: There is no wireless charging on this model (64GB/4GB RAM with the High Quality Audio DAC).
(Wireless charging is available on another model without the DAC).
Photos and videos are great.
Love the 2nd Camera Lens set up - the Wide Angle - I use this so many times in order to get everything I want in the photo.
IÂ’m not a big user of the Selfie Camera, the odd one IÂ’ve taken looks fine to me.
The High Quality DAC really makes a difference when connecting up through the headphone jack.
Bluetooth works fine on my Wireless headphones.
Through the speaker is good, however not much bass.
I have solved this by using the custom setting on the Equaliser and set the bass to maximum (I set the far left bands (16 and 230) to max. With this setting the speaker sounds great.
(Through headphones I set the equaliser back to Normal setting otherwise itÂ’s way to bassy).
The FM Radio works great, nice interface.
I took my 128GB SD Card from my old phone and put it in the G6 for all my music, photos and videos.
I save all new music, photos and videos to the SD Card.
If I ever do need more storage IÂ’ll probably get a 256GB SD Card, although I canÂ’t see the need for that for a couple of years at least.
The 64GB in built storage I keep free for applications and everything else.
No issues with either.
A year on and I am very impressed.
The G6 ticked so many boxes, a great device for my needs.
i did the up date will give you my feed back in 3 to 4 days for the moment the phone does not lag and does not heat but let me some time to judge the battery
yanis1601, 12 Aug 2018i'm like a nomade i have all my data on my SD card and in the cloud so a factory reset is n... moreThe G6 has never been the best in term of battery endurance but mine make 5h or 5h 30 and ends up with 15% with normal usage but i haven't seen a real change in battery life with Oreo.
JR 18, 12 Aug 2018I'm on oreo but seriously you need to update, since oreo the user experience is way better tha... morei'm like a nomade i have all my data on my SD card and in the cloud so a factory reset is not an issu many user are complaining about battery life after updating their phone thats what i'm afreid of
cause i hade another lg g6 ( refurbished ) but they didn't put the glue water resist glue and i used it in the watrer so the phone was capout but i reopen it cleand it and it tuned on at that time i applied the oreo update and yes the battery life was 3 to 4 hour max
i don't know if it was the update or the water how killed my batterie
yanis1601, 12 Aug 2018HI i have the LG G6 H873 and I get the update notification to OREO but I'm afraid of having th... moreI'm on oreo but seriously you need to update, since oreo the user experience is way better than before. But first put all your stuffs like musics, photos and contacts on the cloud because sometimes you will need to make a factory reset like i did but you will not regret it.
My G6 is the H870 but since the update via LG bridge is H873 like yours.
HI i have the LG G6 H873 and I get the update notification to OREO but I'm afraid of having the battery draining problem when I will update it
your opinions on the battery draining issu after the update to oreo ???
Now it's time to give some reviews after updating to Android Oreo...Battery back up is slightly improved+Some minor visual changes+Some extra features added too.
Slightly Camera performance improved and surely no lagging till now.
Overall good Update.
Hope within 2019 it will get Android P,hope so.
Anonymous, 09 Aug 2018Seriously?! Mine didn't. It still LG G6Yah.... Its now 3-4 days I updated the Version.
LG G6 for sure, just switched from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI to g6.. they are like in same price range atm and LG gives so much more than Xiaomi (battery life tho for xiaomi), got my g6 because of cameras.. I had LG G4 and it produced awesome pics so does this g6 too :)
After Oreo update battery is draining heavily..
NO matter what ever you try or stop backgrounds running apps.
It drains.& drains.
Even i tried formatting my mobile buts it's still the same.
Didn't expected this much of drain from LG..
MY Mobile Was better without update.
Say, 08 Aug 2018Finally,My Lg G6 updated to LG G6 THINQ!Seriously?! Mine didn't. It still LG G6
Just got the Oreo update notification on my LG G6 in India. Still I haven't updated.
Got my oreo update last night, it was around 1856MB in size. Phone feels alot faster and more fluid now. Can't comment on battery life yet but not many changes with the update. Phone still feels the same with some very minor visual upgrades.
I am from India but my phone is purchased from Saudi.
I have lg g6 since last 6 months i have detected moisture in usb port that message shows in mobile and charging is issue any body have such issue and i have sent in lg customer
any body have such probelm and have they replaced with new phone i have heard in market i am from india