LG’s latest flagship, the LG G6, is slowly making its way to most major markets of the world after being unveiled at MWC in Barcelona last month. Despite packing Qualcomm’s last year flagship chipset, the LG G6 is very much a 2017 flagship device with its almost bezel-less front and a beautiful display.
If you have been planning on buying a G6 but have some questions about it, check out our FAQ below. And if you have any more questions, drop a comment below and we will answer them for you.
Q) What are the full specifications of the LG G6?
A) The full specs of the Redmi Note 4 are as follows:
- Dimensions: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
- Build Material: IP68 certified glass design with aluminium chassis, 3D Arc glass at the rear, Gorilla Glass 5
- Weight: 163g
- Display:5.7-inch Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440) FullVision display, 18:9 aspect ratio, Always On display, HDR 10 and Dolby Vision support, 564ppi, Gorilla Glass 3
- Chipset: Snapdragon 821 @ 2.35GHz
- GPU: Adreno 530
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32/64GB, microSD card
- Rear camera: Primary – 13MP with F/1.8 aperture, OIS 2.0 | Secondary – Secondary 13MP shooter with F/2.4 aperture and 125-degree wide-angle lens
- Front camera: 5MP with F/2.2 aperture, 100-degree wide angle lens
- Sensors: Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
- Connectivity: LTE-A, Dual-SIM connectivity, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C, NFC
- Battery: 330mAh non-removable
- Others: LG UX 6.0, Android 7.1 Nougat, Google Assistant, 32-bit Quad DAC (Non-US models only)
Q) Does the LG G6 come with an IR blaster?
A) No, the LG G6 does not come with an IR blaster.
Q) Does the LG G6 come with QSlide apps?
A) Yes, the LG G6 comes with some QSlide apps, though most notably the Calculator app is missing from the phone.
Q) What makes the 18:9 aspect ratio of the LG G6 display so special?
A) The G6’s display not only features an 18:9 aspect ratio, but it also comes with a higher QHD+ resolution. The additional resolution in conjunction with the 2:1 aspect ratio makes the G6’s display ideal for multi-window multitasking.
Q) Does the LG G6 come with dual-SIM functionality?
A) Yes, the Asian variant of the LG G6 does come with dual-SIM functionality.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No, the LG G6 is the first flagship phone from LG since the G3 to feature a non-removable battery.
Q) What does the IP68 rating of the LG G6 mean?
A) The IP68 certification of the G6 makes it dust and water-resistant. The handset can survive in 1m depth of fresh water for up to 30 mins. However, despite its water-resistant design, LG will not cover any warranty claims for water damage.
Q) Does the LG G6 feature wireless charging?
A) Only the US variant of the LG G6 features Qi wireless charging.
Q) Does the LG G6 make use of Gorilla Glass at the front and rear?
A) Yes, LG has used Gorilla Glass at the front and rear of the G6, though they are of different types. The 5.7-inch QHD+ display of the G6 is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, while the rear is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The camera lens is protected by Gorilla Glass 4.
Q) Can you hide photos in the gallery app using the fingerprint scanner on the LG G6?
A) Yes, the LG G6 comes with Content Lock feature that lets you lock the Gallery and QMemo+ app.
Q) What is the difference between the US and Korean/European variants of the LG G6?
A) The US variants of the LG G6 does not come with a 32-bit quad DAC. Instead, it features Qi wireless charging and 64GB of internal storage. The Korean and European variants of the handset come with 32GB storage and quad DAC.
Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 4 located? Is it touch based?
A) The fingerprint scanner on the LG G6 is integrated into the power button located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.
Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the LG G6?
Q) Is the rear camera setup of the G6 similar to that of the V20?
A) Yes, the LG G6 features a camera setup similar to that of the V20 and G5. However, both camera sensors have been upgraded for better performance. The primary sensor now features a 13MP resolution with f/1.8 aperture and OIS, while the secondary wide-angle sensor now also sports a 13MP resolution. It still comes with a smaller f/2.4 aperture so there will still be a noticeable difference in the quality of photos taken from the two sensors in low light. You can find some camera samples of the handset here.
Q) Does the LG G6’s Camera app feature a manual mode?
A) Yes, the LG G6 comes with LG’s excellent Camera app featuring a very detailed manual mode that is also found on the likes of V20 and V10.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 7.0 Nougat.
Q) What makes LG’s UX 6.0 better than its previous iterations?
A) The new UX is more colorful and comes with less bloatware and unnecessary features. Some noteworthy features present in the skin include a Square mode for the camera app, theme manager, Always-On display, and a beautiful set of wallpapers. The Camera app also takes full advantage of the 18:9 aspect ratio display to show the last five photos you have taken right on the camera viewfinder.
Q) Does the LG G6 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, the handset does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box.
Q) Does the LG G6 feature Quick Charging?
A) Yes, the LG G6 features Quick Charge 3.0. LG also bundles a QC3.0 compatible charger with the device.
Q) How much free storage space does the LG G6 have out of the box?
A) Almost 22GB out of the box. The phone does come with a microSD card slot so you can store your media files on it.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the LG G6, but not all.
Q) Can you move apps to SD Card on the LG G6?
A) Yes, you can.
Q) What kind of microSD card should I use on the LG G6?
A) It is highly recommended that you use at least a Class 10 or higher microSD card with the G6.
Q) What colors are the LG G6 going to be available in?
A) The handset will be available in Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Mystic White. The white variant of the handset will not launch in the US though.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the LG G6 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) When is the LG G6 expected to be available in the United States?
A) The LG G6 is expected to go on sale in the United States around March 28.
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