Meet The LG G6, A Beautifully Designed Android Smartphone
The LG G6 is, quite simply, a beautifully-designed, premium Android Nougat-driven smartphone - and yep, that's just the lead-in...
The most standout feature of the LG G6 is its display and it can't be overstated enough how gorgeous it is, with its ultra-thin side, top and bottom bezels and a rather unorthodox 2880x1440 resolution. This is what's known as an 18:9 aspect ratio, loosely based on the film format called Univisum. If you do the math, it's actually a 2 to 1 (2:1) ratio where the horizontal view is twice as wide as the vertical height, if you were to hold a device in landscape mode, for example. Jurassic World was recently shot in this format and aspect, but other than artsy-fartsy cinematographers, smartphone manufactures are beginning to move to this format, including Samsung with the Galaxy S8 series and even Google, which is urging app developers to support it (bets on the next Pixel device display format anyone?).
Also onboard are three cameras -- dual rear-facing 13MP shooters -- one standard view 70º f1.8 with optical image stabilization and a second wide-angle 125º camera with f2.4 aperture and no OIS. The standard camera also has laser, phase-detect and contrast auto-focus capability. The front camera is a 100º wide-angle shooter with f2.2 aperture. We'll cover much more on camera performance later.
With the LG G6 you get a very stock assortment of bundled items, including a quick charger with USB Type-C cable (yes, that's the synch/charge port type for the G6), lit pack and sim extractor tool. However, for a limited time, the LG is bundling a free Google Home smart assistant speaker with the G6 and pricing with major carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile range from $650 to $719 (or monthly contract payments). If you factor in the $129 value of Google Home, that weighs the LG G6 in at $521 to $590. If you don't fancy a Google Home device, that places the LG G6 squarely in super-premium smartphone territory, but before we get ahead of ourselves, let's dig in for a closer look at what is undoubtedly also a super-premium Android handset.