As lg g4 user i can affirm - any lg phone in not a phone to choose in 2017. You will not receive any significal update. Literally - not a once. Even if they will upgrade core - UI remains the same with old bugs. LG management sits in early 2000, while other oems updating their apps and customizations. Who keeping old UI except LG? Nobody. So bye, LG, you have great camera but it's not deal anymore.
LostInTheSorrow, 24 Jan 2017Nowadays most of phones look like cheap copies of Samsung's. Exactly,and wait for the iphone 8 with curved screen and oled display
Mark, 24 Jan 2017They already released the G5 last year.Good point, i should start proofreading my comments before submitting
I hope G6 will be a flop. Non-removable battery = no buy. I LOVE LG !
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2017I hope G6 will be a flop. Non-removable battery = no buy.good, it will leave more units for us to buy. go sleep in a cave.
Meh, just buy one of the Japanese Sharp Aquos mobiles, they have true small bezels this LG top bezel is massive.
IMHO, we users have 4 choices left in the market (and LG has 4 segments to place itself):
1-Non IP protected phone with removeable battery which you can change in 10 seconds when the battery dies 1-2 years later (I haven't experienced any Samsung battery which keeps its full health after 12-14 months even I never leave it charged all through the night). Currently only new removeable battery flagship phone is V20 with very poor battery capacity (if it had a 4000mAh battery and a fashionable casing, market would be very different now). LG bundles and tries to sell it with LG 360+H3 earphone+B&O DAC (which is expected to be used in G5 and already has even better guts in V20). These flagships are expensive. But actually they have to be sold cheaper to eat share from below Type-2 segment. IMO LG has only chance here in this segment. LG G6 has to have removeable battery (can be IP protected like Samsung S5; in that case we would call it innovative!) and with SD card. With metal structure and metal battery cap, by using proper O-rings, IP protection is not difficult.
2-IP protected sealed battery flagship phones (iPhone7, S7, etc.) which you pay a premium after the battery gives up life or live with a battery pack or worstly become addicted to power plugs (We call it "iPhone style of life"). These flagships are VERY expensive to buy and maintain. LG has no chance here. LG has no brand value like Samsung & Apple. Only 2 phone brands can compete here. Huawei trying to put itself here in this segment. Wrong strategy.
3-Non-IP protected sealed battery cheap phones (Xiaomi, Huawei, Meizu, etc.). If battery gives up life, you either make it changed or throw the phone away. These flagships are cheaper than Type-2. LG G6 has no chance here.
4-Non-IP, sealed, no SD. Nothing. Poor (and angry) man's flagship phones. An SD820 powered Xiaomi Mi5 is sold around 250-USD. People who are screwed by Samsung, LG, Apple for years moved to this segment. God knows how low is the profit in this segment. You need to sell ten millions from each model. LG has no chance here at all.
SO, if LG puts removeable battery and SD card inside, prices it properly, avoids that bootloop problem (man don't you have any engineering team to solve that terrible problem?; wake up it is 2017) by correcting the production method, we will have a distinctive phone of Type-1. It will survive according to its pricing policy (which we haven't seen any common sense so far from LG)
Nowadays most of phones look like cheap copies of Samsung's.
wow now all phones are gonna look the same..we'll probabl have to decide based on the UI/ custom ROM by the makers...and ofcourse if a pureview comes along...
zodiacfml, 24 Jan 2017Don't credit the Xiaomi for something as great "predicting the future". The future always hav... moreIf there is almost no forehead bezel, it looks a little bit weird. Better to have thin balanced forehead and chin bezel.
Don't credit the Xiaomi for something as great "predicting the future". The future always have been bigger screens for the physical size. It is only Xiaomi who proved first that it is popular for small bezels while Apple is the first getting away without physical keys with the first iPhone.
It was the Sharp smartphone who got here first. Availability of the Sharp is non-existent though. It could have been more popular if it is available everywhere.
xvi, 24 Jan 2017Side bezels do not look particularly thin, but a 5.7" 2:1 screen is 64.75mm x 129.5mm. So in w... moreExactly, I figure that too!
So if this (2:1 aspect ratio) is true, practically its screen size will be Nexus 5x's width with height elongated by 16mm.
Nice try LG again (moduler, curved, etc.) but I'm getting cold feet about buying LG because of their poor battery and sketchy software.
ahsankhan96, 24 Jan 2017Love it love it man yessss lg love foreverLol control yourself man,wait until it comes, examine screen, battery, performance, camera then if all of them were good (I doubt it) you could lose your control.
xvi, 24 Jan 2017Side bezels do not look particularly thin, but a 5.7" 2:1 screen is 64.75mm x 129.5mm. So in w... moreWow! That's really good, thanks for calculating that, I was going to do that but now I don't have to. I have a Nexus 5 now, maybe time for an upgrade? This is maybe it.