LG’s G6 with features that make this smartphone look so special

LG G6

LG lately launched its new smartphone the G6 and what makes this phone unique is the inclusion of Dolby Vision HDR imaging. If you like to buy this phone then Telestra’s $1008 price makes it affordable for you. Its Dolby Vision is not only the big deal here but also many other wonderful features which surely will make other brand mobiles envy of it.

The Phone Design

The G6 has put the focus back on functionality and design as LG always does. Not only is the phone the company’s most stylish to date, but it is the first in the world to include Dolby Vision HDR imaging — High Dynamic Range transforms your viewing experience with astonishing brightness, ultravivid colours, deep darks and amazing contrasts usually only seen at the cinema or on high-end televisions.

The South Korean manufacturer has moved away from the dual screen of the V20, with the G6 stripped down to the bare minimum so that means the G6 managed to eliminate a large chunk of the bezel that would usually detract from the 5.7-inch screen of the device.

An aluminium frame surrounds the phone, with Gorillas Glass 3 and Gorillas Glass 5 protecting the front and rear of the device, respectively.The rear of the phone has no protruding camera bump and is also home to the fingerprint sensor, which doubles as the power button.

Unlike other devices, the scanner actually depresses instead of just using haptic feedback to give the illusion of a button for fun. Fortunately, the scanner is easy to find as it is clearly located away from other components. The bottom of the device is home to a single speaker and USB-C connector, with the headphone jack located at the top of the phone. LG has also opted to increase the battery size from 2,800mAh to 3,300mAh which offers longer life, although unlike previous models from the company, the battery can’t be removed.

LG G6

LG G6 Screen

Despite being created by LG’s own screen division, the display surprisingly uses LCD technology rather than OLED. This doesn’t mean the display lacks quality, with LG including Dolby Vision/HDR 10 to support High Dynamic Range content — this provides incredible colour and offers an increased detail from contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks.

While being Dolby Vision/HDR 10 enabled is impressive on paper, it will only work with content encoded in this format, which is extremely limited for mobile at this point in time. However, streaming services like Netflix and Amazon will be working to increase offerings in the near future.

Also the G6 has moved away from the 16:9 aspect ration seen on most phones, with the device offering 18:9 instead. While this allows for a phenomenal viewing experience for things filmed in 18:9, those shot in 16:9 will result in black bars on the screen.

The Phone Camera

LG has always had impressive cameras on its smartphones and the G6 is no exception. On the rear of the device are two 13MP camera lenses — one normal and one wide-angle. The main image sensor comes with optical image stabilisation and offers a fast f/1.8 aperture, while the wide-angle sensor lacks the same stabiliser and has a f/2.4 aperture.

LG G6 camera

This means images taken on the wide-angle are less sharp, but the 125-degree lens is capable of capturing an image view greater than the iPhone 7 Plus, which maxes out at 75.4 degrees.

Unfortunately, the dual cameras don’t offer the same bokeh effect seen with the dual camera shots from the iPhone 7 Plus or Huawei Mate 9. The forward facing 5 MP camera has also been given a wide-angle lens capable of shooting 100 degrees.

Water Resistance and some other features

Like most smartphones on the market, the G6 offers a water resistance rating of IP68, which means it can be submerged up to approximately 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

Also for sound it has Dual Acoustic Overload Point mics meaning that  the phone is able to capture full, rich, high quality sound. For space despite only coming with 32GB of on-board storage, a microSD allows this to be increased up to 256GB.

Therefore the G6’s operating system is Android 7.0 Nougat, with LG’s own skin overlaid is considered the best mobile for Android fans.

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