Anonymous, 18 Jun 2018I do not know if you have received 8.0 and I am yet to receive it. Still I am patient. I had b... moreIf you would care to search LG post, you will discover that I already have Oreo update. The problem is that newer updates (no matter if they are security or software) are VERY HARD to come by. Latest info suggests that LG is releasing a new update every "203 days" give or take a week or 2 => LG Mobile is leaking money and they can only lie to their customers, G6 ones being among the top as they want to stop updating a device which is great for customers but not so great for their pockets (yea..they realise eventually that 821 was a bust and should have waited for the 835 for G6). Stop saving your credit cards in your mobile device - have the decency to realise what century you are living in. I do not expect to get Android P on my G6 as I suspect that after 8.1 (I hope to get at least that update as they kept commended themselves that it will get it) they will issue a pitiful press release saying that Lg G6 is too old to be updated to Android P. Just look at V20 and you will realise that it has the same OS since it was released (October 2016)..
siminum, 18 Jun 2018And when is the 8.1 update is going to arrive on G6? December? Mid June 2019?...Let's face it:... moreI do not know if you have received 8.0 and I am yet to receive it. Still I am patient. I had been a frustrated one plus 5 user in last one year despite clean and fast oxygen OS, frequent updates including may 2018 security patch. There was a fraud transaction of $350 on my credit card and I cannot suspect my PC with enhanced security. I guess OP 5 may be responsible and we all know security flaw got fixed recently in OP 6 and OP5/5T is just receiving an update. At least with LG it is not like this and with Oreo LG added additional security feature and ofcourse one can unlock OP with photo also. Enjoy G6 rear camera, Quad DAC and waterproofing. I am expecting 8.1 and 9 to arrive by Sep and Dec.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2018To differentiate V30's from G6, LG may not offer AI in G6 with 8.0 update. They can possibly p... moreAnd when is the 8.1 update is going to arrive on G6? December? Mid June 2019?...Let's face it: LG may have established a Software Development Center to help updates being issued faster but sadly, updates for G6 are not their main priority..
chad04, 17 Jun 2018anybody find an AI features together in Oreo update?To differentiate V30's from G6, LG may not offer AI in G6 with 8.0 update. They can possibly provide AI with 8.1 update in G6.
raj, 15 Jun 2018mine lg g6 not recieved updateanybody find an AI features together in Oreo update?
Also, forgot to mention, my phone model is H870DSU, which is the plus version with maximum storage option(128GB), Quad dac, no wireless charging, and Dual SIM unlocked.
I got my update when I woke up around 8am, CDT
Alright, time for a review.
I got my Oreo update on 14th of June. I'll talk about my experience with the update after my main review.
I have one statement about this phone: It works, it has features, it's beautiful, I like the phone.
But even though I like it, I find the volume button placement annoying. I've used many phones, but the most recent was the LG G3, which time and time again I find myself going back to. The LG G3 has both the volume buttons and the power button at the back, but on the G6 the volume button was moved to the side, where I press it accidentally. The exclusion of a notification LED is pretty hard to get used to as well.
Lemme list other minor negatives:
Batterylife is so-so, and it can't be saved by a replaceable battery. The battery isn't great, and I have to charge it again mid-day... But the good thing is that it comes with a fast charger, which I much appreciate. The exclusion of the IR transmitter is a little annoying, at least for me, but since I don't use it much, it's fine. App management is a NIGHTMARE(haven't tried on oreo yet...). I can't sort apps by their size and manage the apps at the same time. Keyboard can only be customized by applying a theme to everything, and that goes the same for the navigation bar and the notification panel(In oreo, you get the choice to change navigation bar colors either black or white, but the rest is non-customizable..). Streaming music through Bluetooth has this minor problem where if I skip a song in Music, I can hear a noticeable pop. Home with drawer is ugly with all that unused space between apps. The camera is great, except for the front one.. That sucks.
With all those out the way, time for the good stuff.
As I briefly mentioned before, the camera is great, so great that it has sort of replaced my big Nikon D7100. The normal camera is really good and dynamic, and the wide angle is really convenient as well. I say more phone manufacturers should go wide angle. The design is beautiful.. Although truthfully I chose blue by accident. I was getting this phone, but black was unavailable, so I chose blue. And good thing I did. It looks magnificent. The completely flat front screen is also a good point for me since I'm one of those that want a screen protector on, but still want perfection. The fact that I can dual-window nost anything is amazing. There IS an audio jack; HiFi Dac is a good inclusion, good enough to cover the fact that I had to sacrifice wireless charging for it. For those that disagree, try the dac with high impediance device, and the ones I found to have these are the HyperX Cloud and the Bose QC25(QC35 works as well). With the right headset, you can get the best audio experience with very noticeable difference. Fingerprint is fast and convenient, and because of that, I couldn't go back to any phone with no fingerprint sensor. The Music app's custom equalizer is really easy to configure without fiddling around much. FM radio is also sweet, since I actually use it.
That is about it.. Now for the very late Oreo update.
Update took 7+ hours to download, and 1 hour to install. The changes that were noticeable were the design of many apps and the layout of settings and other apps. Batterylife haven't changed noticeably. Noticeable animation is when I connect the device to power, and it gives a little animation to show that it is charging. Other than the minor stuttering that went away with time, no performance issues either. The new animations forced me to change the animation speed in developer options. Overall, Oreo gives more functions and features that should've been included with Nougat. I'm happy with it.
I live in Italy and yesterday 14th of june i finaly receive android 8.0 (oreo) update on my H870DS
Aadrian, 14 Jun 2018Exactly what I was thinking, strange. it's been removed by "someone" who's name can't be posted here or else my comment will disappear
anybody H870DS owner??? how's the android areo update?i already receive the update but not yet I'll installed,any goods or bad?
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2018At equal price, should I buy Lg G6 or Samsung Galaxy a8?It's better to go for the LG G6, the wide angle second camera is a very nice addition to have.
siminum, 13 Jun 2018no longer in Top 10 by fans....although it has the right numbers..Exactly what I was thinking, strange.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2018At equal price, should I buy Lg G6 or Samsung Galaxy a8?LG G6 was a flagship, A8 is a mid range unit. Battery wise A8 wins as it has AMOLED display compared to LG's LCD. Other than that, any video review you would watch both phones perform similar but I think G6 has the better graphic GPU of the two. But, your question is a nonsense. Go to a store and feel both devices. Choose by what you feel, not by what you read.....
Shahram, 11 Jun 2018Thanks for your helpful explanation.I have a question,How much has the speed of device changed?considering that is has fewer preloaded apps, response time is overall better - despite the fact that it does not have an 835 proc :) - I love my device despite the fact that LG is almost ready to pull the curtain on this device....
Mariyan123, 13 Jun 2018Is the battery life really improved?Heard that it have come down from 6hrs screen on time to 4 hrshearing is something, reading is another and testing it is a totally different story; I stand to what I have written
no longer in Top 10 by fans....although it has the right numbers..