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.
AnonD-673749, 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.
AnonD-114814, 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?
PKM1, 02 Jun 2017All are good. Let your budget decide on the phone. Thank you. The problem is that my budget can cover up to the priciest S8 but that doesn't mean it's the best option as well. That's why I'm lost.
Mi Dou, 03 Jun 2017have u heard about Galaxy S8?!!!
Yes ,also head about its cons
(1).gamming is not so smooth,
(2).it fails in drop test with lg g6,
(3).poor battery life.
(4).not have versatality in camera department like g6 have
Jacky, 30 May 2017LG V20 or LG G6 or Galaxy S8 Plus
Which one will you pick and why......I already bought a g6 because its large screen to body ratio, ultra wide angle camera with similar resolution with main camera (actually I use it quite often, I didn't expect it), and ultimately I hate curved screen, and do not quite like bulky phone v20. So that's that.
S8 is actually a better phone on paper but I just hate curved display, and the placement of fingerprint really disturb me. It's all a matter of preferences really. You wouldn't be disappointed in choosing among those phones.
Mi Dou, 03 Jun 2017have u heard about Galaxy S8?!!! Lets wait for LG V30 if you want to compare LG to Samsung S8
Bharath, 02 Jun 2017Lg faaaaaaaaar better then samsung have u heard about Galaxy S8?!!!