Viczx, 07 Jun 2017Should I buy G6 or Zenfone 3 Zoom for primary photography?G6 100% :) Main camera is beast and wide is superb :P
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2017Do you use your phone primarily outdoors? 70%+ is a bit excessive for most indoor/low glare s... moreI didn't buy the G6 because I felt the in-store demo models screens were too dim, maybe the retail versions are different but I don't they would be. Sure at 100% they're great and very bright but turn it down to 50% and it's so dim it really takes away from the experience, I find I actually had to set it to 80%+ for it to be acceptable to me. I like to set my screen brightness to a level where I can look at my screen and think "bright" instead of "dim". When we look at a screen (tv, pc monitor, etc...) in normal lighting we want it to be bright and nobody really likes a dim screen and anyone setting their screen at 35% is clearly making a user experience sacrifice for battery life. Sounds like they bought the wrong phone but probably don't want to admit it.
It's disappointing because on my old phone (LG G4) I could set the screen to 55% and that was the threshold where it still looked bright and not dim (55% was actually the preset level when it came new out of the box). The demo V20 (beside the G6) exhibited a similar brightness as the G6, seemed noticeably dim once you go below 80%.
I'm not alone if you google it there's also a thread on other websites about people suggesting the G6's screen is dim on everything except the highest settings. It's quite misleading, thankfully when I play with a demo model of any phone in a store the first thing I do is play around with the brightness slider.
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2017Nothing to brag about with screen brightness set @ 35% as pretty much every phone will have go... moreDo you use your phone primarily outdoors? 70%+ is a bit excessive for most indoor/low glare scenarios. So of course you're gonna get bad battery life on many differing devices, blasting the screen out all the time...so in the end your point goes nowhere...its basically:
Oh yes you'll get good battery life if your battery efficient with your device...try NOT being battery efficient, then it will be worse.
pavankona, 06 Jun 2017I bought G6 10 days back. Normally I leave the phone on charging overnight (in case of my Mi M... moreNothing to brag about with screen brightness set @ 35% as pretty much every phone will have good to great battery at such low brightness.
Try screen set to 70%+ and it will be a different story.
I bought G6 10 days back. Normally I leave the phone on charging overnight (in case of my Mi Max), but with G6 as it supports fast charging and relatively smaller battery, I put it on charging in the morning around 7 AM and it is 100% within 40-50 mins (from say 30% to 100%).
With moderate use, say checking mails, facebook and 2-3 hours of hi res music from phone storage, I return home with some 70% battery left. By no means it is bad in terms of battery backup. Mobile data (4G LTE) is on through out the day. But I make sure that GPS is off when not needed and brightness is at around 35%. Double tap to wake up / lock is switched on (which consumes some battery). Overall decent enough.
I bought the phone, my objective view is $500 is about the right price for this phone, I wouldn't pay more than that. Keep in mind I am somewhat an LG fan, I had the 2, 3 and V10.
-'Phone idle' battery drain with Android 7 is atrocious, 10% drain overnight with airplane mode on and bloatwares disabled. This needs to be fixed on the next update, which is slow coming. If they don't fix this on the next update, I'm selling the phone.
-The LCD screen is pretty average for 2017, it's sharp for sure, but not the best in color reproduction. iPhone screen is clearly better.
-Camera is average. Everyone knows LG uses an older sensor that doesn't have the largest pixel size so it suffers in low light condition, both front and rear. The problem isn't the quality of the camera, it's the performance in low light making it subpar half of the time.
-Performance is pretty average, I know certain tricks to make the phone feel more responsive, but I thought a SD821 would be faster than this. The software does drags it down more than it needs to be. I can bet the Pixel with SD821 feels a lot faster.
For me it's a solid phone for a solid price. I appreciate wireless charging, water resistant and a flat screen. Nothing about it stand out except the wide screen which is very nice. I do think the Galaxy S8 have the 'edge' on it, but I do not tolerate curved screen phone so I will probably never buy Samsung phones again because I assume all Galaxy phones in the future will have curved screen.
Jacky, 04 Jun 2017Thank you for breaking it down. My question to you are does both of your phone overheats, lags... moreNeither have shown any bad symptoms. Never rule out potential for defective devices though, no matter brand or model.
My only minor gripes on the V20 is: the secondary screen's backlight has some noticeable bleed into the primary display, (when the primary screen is off)...and the camera's picture processing could use some work, (it tries too hard to get rid of artifacts, to the point of sometimes looking smudgy)
My only gripes on the S8 are: That screen just feels fragile, and its wrapped around the sides, giving more impact points...I sometimes feel like its a faberge egg. (I don't like cases on my phones) and I HAD to put a case on this one. the fingerprint reader can just not exist since it is placed where it is, I have had to clean my camera lens so many times, that I just stopped using fingerprints altogether to avoid that hassle.
Arunsinghs, 01 Jun 2017LG G6 is a cool phone. Before I receive my phone I was also disappointed to read nonsense comm... moreHow about its battery backup?(only 3300mah)
And it's only quadcore processor not octacore then it can handle multiple applications no lag no hang type issues ???
Need to clear my doubts Plzz. ...
Why are people comparing this to an s8? The s8 unlocked in the open market is signifantly more expensive.
More suitable would be to compare it to the s7 edge which has similar specs and price.
I think I will go for the LG v20 , having read and tried many smartphones. I thought about xiaomi but trying them and seeing their interface plus with thw Mi 6 with no earphones jack makes me dislike them. Also There's no really much price difference, Xiaomi or meizu are not really cheaper as people think and even in mid range samsung deliver better deal overall.
Other thing makes me prefer the v20 is the removable battery, but this G6 looks great too.
Jacky, 04 Jun 2017Thank you for leaving a comment. I have to admit that I too hate the curve display on the S8 a... moreWell I do enjoy it, thank you. Overall this phone is very satisfying. Having the ability to shoot more content in the screen, especially in an event, without using panorama (so no person would get cut) is really great for me. It's also a distinct feature as to which no other manufacturer but LG managed (or at least intended) to create a camera with 120 deg angle of view. Having a different shot with other phones is actually a more useful feature for me.
About battery though, I would say it's mediocre, not astounding but also not disappointing, I can easily get a full day with moderate browsing, chatting and gaming. That said, the s8 might have more efficient processor, but less battery. I thought it's just another way around.
However, wish you really get what suits you best. I also bought this with international warrant, which in any case, rather pointless in my country. And I don't have the patience to wait for v30 haha. But this phone's been going well. Cheers!
weeebooo, 26 May 2017are you sure you had those arrows right?
mi6 and mi mix the best phone of them all?
can you ... moreHi, sorry for the late reply.
The MiMix is better than S8 Plus because yes it lasts longer, but bigger battery so it makes sense. Charging is faster on the MiMix too. And it has 256GB internal memory but no external. And the MiMix uses USF 2.1(my S8 Plus uses USF 2.1 too, but i heard not all S8/S8 Plus uses USF 2.1).
And MiMix is cheaper than the S8 Plus so i guess its better. Dont ask about the camera though, its slow and results are acceptable but not great.
ziana zain, 26 May 2017samsung fanboys trolling hereSince you seem to know a lot about LG G6 and S8. Tell me which phone has screwed up UI? Which phone doesnt have sound modes from drop down notifications?
I BOUGHT the phones. Not just by reading in gsmarena. Unlike you who barks too much lmao.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2017I already bought a g6 because its large screen to body ratio, ultra wide angle camera with sim... moreThank you for leaving a comment. I have to admit that I too hate the curve display on the S8 as it makes the phone even more fragile than its already is (since front and rear glass sandwich). My problem is for LG phones, I can only get it if I'm willing to drive for 7 hours to another town as my hometown didn't sell LG mobile whereas the S8 are all over the place. The good thing is I'm going overseas so I've been thinking of getting one soon but I'll lose warranty (although I'm lucky enough to not have any phone brakes at least 2 years after purchase) and based on my surveys, LG mobile parts are rare in my country.
LG V20 and G6 both have their own standout features like Quad DAC and 3 mics are on the V20 while G6 wide angle camera has more details and less distortion. For me, choosing a phone is easy. I only based on audio and camera performance and both LG really got my attention. I guess I'm going to gamble this time. Hope you enjoy your new G6 by the way.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2017I own a V20 and a S8, it is really personal preference from that standpoint. The V20 is a med... moreThank you for breaking it down. My question to you are does both of your phone overheats, lags,freeze, or had shown any bad symptoms?