Talking about LG, they haven't given any chance to impress their users in last decade from their smartphones. But still, they keep coming and launching new smartphones every other month proving themselves. This time, they are back with LG Q6, which is known to be one of the best smartphones by LG after such a long time. So, let's get ahead with full phone review of LG Q6:
Preview of LG Q6:
- The LG Q6 looks like a cutting-room floor version of the LG G6. It’s different in a few key ways, but looks and acts mostly the same. This makes sense, as it’s the cheaper midrange version of the company’s flagship smartphone.'
- But don’t let the word 'midrange' phase you, as much of the G6’s visual pizazz has made the transition to the midrange class unfettered. The Q6 features its taller aspect ratio, a nearly bezel-free design, and curved glass around its back that really gives it a good feeling in the hand.
- Obviously, the innards have been changed considerably to bring the price down. But this could be one of the best mid-range devices around and an easy recommendation when it releases later this month.
Design and Display:
- The LG Q6 is a 5.5-inch Android Nougat-powered device that, as previously mentioned, houses many of the LG G6’s best design tricks.
- Its LCD display runs at 2160 x 1080, an odd resolution thanks to LG’s 18:9 aspect ratio that it debuted with the LG G6.
- This is a step down from the flagship’s 2880 x 1440, but it still looks very crisp and colorful.
- This phone is hefty in a way that’s reminiscent of a flagship device.
- Its brushed metal edges play a big role in that, giving off a high-end look and feel while also packing in the antenna array and the host of usual buttons and features: power and a volume rocker, as well as a headphone port and microUSB charging port.
Back of the LG Q6:
Making our way around the phone, there are very few areas of compromise to meet a lower price point. The back of the phone, for example, feels like plastic instead of Gorilla Glass. This is par for the course in its price range, though another omission leaves the phone a little worse off than its midrange competition: there is no fingerprint sensor.
Pros and Cons of LG Q6:
- Looks like the LG G6
- 5.5 inch FullVision Display
- Seems like awesome value
- Great UI
- Android Nougat
- No fingerprint Sensor
- Heavy pricing of Rs.14990
- Internal Memory is limited to only 32GB
Performance of LG Q6:
- The LG Q6 might look a lot like the flagship it’s inspired by, but you won’t find nearly as much power inside.
- The most notable difference is the company’s switch from Snapdragon 821 to the Snapdragon 435, a certifiably midrange platform.
- The Q6 will launch in the US with 3GB of RAM to back it up, which is a surprisingly hefty count for its class.
- Working in tandem, this phone rarely encounters stutters in our early use and should put it above of the likes of the Moto G5 and the Moto E4, but not by much.
Battery and Camera Features of Q6:
In terms of battery life, we should definitely see day-long performance out of its 3,000mAh cell, though we’ll be sure to properly stress it for the final review.
- Its 13MP rear-facing and 5MP front-facing cameras might be the same as the G6’s in terms of top-level specs, but don’t expect flagship results.
- We’ve taken a few photo samples and many of the results yield a good balance of color, lighting and detail.
- But when the lights go out, this phone can't seem to keep up.
- But I sensed the camera was good under night vision, with clear images
- Inside, you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, which we last saw on the Xiaomi Redmi 4.
- You get 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage on the device, which seems like a compromise, considering the fact that most 15K phones are now rocking 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage options.
- However, at the same time, you do need to remember that none have such a beautiful display.
- Anyway, what matters is how it performs and here are a couple of synthetic benchmarks to give you a glimpse of what the phone can achieve.
- The LG G6 was a good smartphone, but it fell short against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the OnePlus 5, especially in the in the performance department.
- The thing was, the Snapdragon 821 just couldn't cut it against the might of Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895. However, we liked some of the design changes LG brought, specifically the display, and we think LG was listening to its critics.
- Hence, learning from the LG G6, the company has brought the Q6. The device is a smaller and much more affordable device than the G6, but carries the same FullVision display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
- This makes the budget phone one of a kind, and in our opinion the best looking budget smartphone we have seen in a long time.
- Most of the credit for this goes to the display only, which here is a 5.5-inch IPS LCD panel carrying a resolution of 2160 x 1080. This means the phone is a little taller and narrow.
- On top of that LG has maintained slimmer bezels, which brings the footprint down drastically and compared to our resident OnePlus 5, it looks rather good and small.
- The display itself seems quite good and we currently have no complaints with it.
That's all what I've got for all of you from LG Q6, take care and don't forget to comment and tell how you feel about this smartphone