jtrogr, 20 Mar 2017Everything except the galaxy series and iphone is getting boring.All western brands are boring, especially Samsung and apple phones (releasing middling specs at high prices)... and that's sad.
Because the only interesting phones are nowadays exclusive to China. Like the new Asus phone with 8 gigs of ram, or Xiaomi Mi Mix which does bezeless right ( w plenty of battery), or the new Gionee with 7000 mah battery, 1440p screen, 6GB ram. Power and extreme autonomy is one package ... you know the kind of phones you don't find in the west, they all lose in sth major, be it performance, ergonomy or autonomy. There are phones in China that can have all three (Mi mix is one for example, which is maxed to everything except camera quality)
Well, I do like the G6's design and UI more than Samsung's upcoming S8, that's for sure.
Lg G6= Lg G5 minus. same adreno 530 as the G5, quad core only went up .02, gorilla glass went back to 3. This IS NOT an upgrade it is a DOWNGRADE. I have had the t mobile G2X the first dual core phone, then the G2, G3, G4, G5, all upgrades were a lot better than the G6. LG has gone CHEAP! Well maybe Samsung.
Beautiful phone and according to LG the V-series are the new high end phones.
consumersmartphone, 20 Mar 2017last year chipset, non-removable battery - downgraded camera: It has lower resolution (13 MP) ... moreLol cant believed that you use s7 or xz....LOL MAYBE cheap brand that why you not agreed with g6 price tag because you cant afford to buy it right???????
Your comment always bootloop wish that you getting bootloop too LOL
AnonD-654245, 20 Mar 2017I'm amazed how a phone launched 5 years ago can still beat 2017 flagships in the camera dept..... moreNow it's not, look at chinese phones. The Mecca of innovation has simply moved elsewhere in them planet.
For example (in China) you can find phone with 1-8GB of ram in different configurations.
Different SoCs from 3 different companies (Huawei, mediatek, qualcomm)
Strange cameras, ie selfie cams as big as back camera, cameras with mechanism.
Inductive earpieces, supersonic sensors , ultrahigh batteries (some phones have up to 10000 mah) ... and sooo many more (often stranger things).
Who would have thunk? Communist China offers more product variability, more competition and actually interesting choices. "Free market" west has cartels that fix their specs so that can all benefit from cutting costs.
So the phone industry is alive and well if you seek phones further than what companies that act in a cartel like way offer.
I'm amazed how a phone launched 5 years ago can still beat 2017 flagships in the camera dept....this show how Nokia 808 were ahead of its time.
What a mediocre camera from LG...shame!
It seems that creativity reached its limit as most of the phones today have similar specs.
Nokia comeback is just a promise, but hopefully they can bring us something genuinely new next year.
I'm done with lg phones. My G4 n my moms G4 had bootloop. Going back to Sony.
consumersmartphone, 20 Mar 2017last year chipset, non-removable battery - downgraded camera: It has lower resolution (13 MP) ... moreGo LG G6, this is your moment, you are now a STAR that is about to be pulled down by those who destroyed G5. Do not let them because you are POWERFUL..
AnonD-446869, 20 Mar 2017Lol dont buy g6 if you cant afford to buy it....buy the cheap brand then...end story......
... morelast year chipset, non-removable battery - downgraded camera: It has lower resolution (13 MP) and smaller sensor, while the rest of the specs are the same (f/1.8, same pixel size, etc), - no IR blaster, - Gorilla Glass 3 screen glass, which is a downgrade from Gorilla Glass 4 in G5, no stereo speaker, smart buying hah lol
I'm using S7, XZ, mi 5 lol, cheap?
G5: people who are using bootloop phones always remove and re-insert bettery but now G6 user, This time no chance to remove battery when it starts boot looping lol
consumersmartphone, 20 Mar 2017Why buying G6 for $700-800?
Low battery and worst battery life rating for price.
Last year c... moreLol dont buy g6 if you cant afford to buy it....buy the cheap brand then...end story......
Who care for last year sd821???? Its still powerfull.......
Why not complaint for the same design???? Same screen resolutions????? Bulky???????
From2018, 20 Mar 2017>>17:9 is the golden ratio Dude, do you even golden ratio? Just google it, genius.Nobody uses ~1.61 on phones ... For phones golden ratio is the one used by most apps, I.E. 16:9 with hardware buttons and 17:9 with soft buttons. Simple. Bye.
I'd rather get a Mate 9 over this phone. Even if software and security patches update is very underwhelming for Huawei phones not to mention the lower ppi count but the battery performance is much better.
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2017I doubt SD821 to SD835 would have any major difference in day to day performance. 6GB to 4GB o... moreAbsolutely agree. Small battery and less RAM are cost cutting. Less RAM will also ensure product lifespan is shortened forcing u to buy new phone.
Why buying G6 for $700-800?
Low battery and worst battery life rating for price.
Last year chipset with high price
2:1 aspect ratio? oh God for what? really needed?
Design, its beautiful (front but back is ugly for many people though) but nothing extreme different or something new or remarkable achievement.
Regional limitations on nice-to-have features
No stereo speakers
Priced well into flagship territory despite 'value proposition' claims
Please tell why to choose G6? If we are apple, sony, samsung, xiaomi fan. What new and different?
People need something special/needed to change to other brand when it come to favorite.
My little sister is iPhone die hard fans, using iP7, one day she said need bigger display and better battery life but no need high price phone, so based on what she need I suggest Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 SD. First she said she dont want, dont trust Chinese phone but after test it for 2 days she happy and it suit her need. Then I bought her one.
Have friend, middle class man, farmer, entire life (android era) using Samsung midrangger as Samsung fans and never satisfied. One day I suggest him to get mi 5 just for $240 and last time we met he said thanks, wonderful phone and cant believe Chinese company can do it very well.
My aunt, Samsung die hard fans, want to get Tab or big screen phone, I suggest mi max and happy to go since now. Price to value is very damn good.
Friend, LG fans, G5 owner, falling in love with curved design and get S7edge, now bark he have best phone of 2016. You can said that gimmick screen but look what Samsung and phone owner get.
Childhood friend, iPhone fan and iphone 6s user, hate android coz 3 samsung midranger disappoint him, I suggest OP3T because he want to play android game, hardcore gamer. Now he often hand OP3T than iPhone.
Friend, Sony fan using XZ, you know them well: hating samsung, apple and other also slime bezel phone, but get mi mix because of design. Design! Best design phone in 2016!
So why choose G6??? if we can have mi mix with beautiful design, S8 with curved design and other +, XZP with fantastic cam performance, iPhone with brand status, OP3T with same chipset and better for gaming, mi 5 line with half price, mate 9 with supper performance also eye catching design, dont forget dual cam.
It would be a near perfect phone if it has 4,000 mAh battery and IR bluster. As for SD 835, it is not necessary.
AnonD-3124, 20 Mar 2017Lets face it. Its beautifully crafted, yes, but somewhat disappointing inside. Im a fan of com... moreThe chipset couldnt bother me less.Yes its a SD821,but its the best these days(its not 2012 anymore),and if you are waiting "the best" next thing in a industry where every six months has something better... than do not even bother buying the phones.
But if the SoC is something that can pass,old camera sensor and lossing the removable battery its not(at least for me).
Pretty risky decisions on part of LG... lets see if their gambling paid off.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 201717:9 is the golden ratio. It allows for soft keys without spoiling then16:9 used by apps and ... more>>17:9 is the golden ratio
Dude, do you even golden ratio? Just google it, genius.
AnonD-3124, 20 Mar 2017Lets face it. Its beautifully crafted, yes, but somewhat disappointing inside. Im a fan of com... moreI doubt SD821 to SD835 would have any major difference in day to day performance. 6GB to 4GB of RAM would though. Android due to ram caching is far faster when it caches background apps (far less loading between apps, between tabs, youtube buffer stays in place, etc; in general everything is ultra fast).
And for that they had no justification, no hoarding of 2GB parts from Samsung, merely cutting costs measure. Add to that the ommision of removable batt (you can make a phone waterproof even with removable battery , a bit of how S5 was) and you *know* cutting costs was one of the primary reasons...
Given that and given the $700 pricetag ... who the he'll justifies that?