LG G6 Review: Key Features
The LG G6 looks great and feels great to hold in your hand. With a slim, compact design smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus or Samsung Galaxy 8, it'll also fit more comfortably in your hand. This handset oozes premium quality with a stylish metal frame and glass back.
Although the glass is a magnet for dust and fingerprints, it's made with the improved Gorilla Glass 5, giving it much needed protection against scratches and drops. Coupled with a unique angled-edge design, the screen is far less likely to break in case of an accident. On top of that, it's water-resistant, too, meaning the LG G6 is tough as most smartphones can get.
Measuring 5.7 inches and boasting an impressive 2,880 × 1,440-pixel resolution, the G6 has envious screen specs; but those cool rounded edges and the overall size of the G6's screen isn't what makes it so special. It's the 18:9 aspect ratio. This also equates to a 2:1 ratio, which means two perfect squares fit next to each other on it, something that LG exploits in the user interface.
A feature of the LG G6 that intrigues me the most is it's handy splitscreen function. I was skeptical at first--I mean, how often do I really need to perform two tasks at once on the same screen? Couldn't I just switch between them with a flick? Well, yeah, but convenience and simplicity are at the core of LG's design philosophy and it rings true in split-screen mode.
Thanks to a larger screen, LG has changed how certain apps like contacts, weather, email, and the camera appear on the screen. In contacts, for example, the contact image is larger and more settings are visible, with additional functionality for social media near the bottom. I was convinced of split-screen mode's usefulness when I had to check my schedule while on a phone call with a friend. It's not game-changing, but it's something so simple that it's strange such a feature hadn't been thought of before.
Overall, the LG G6 takes a step back from the risky moves of its predecessors in favor of a more traditional smartphone which paid off in spades. The impressively large screen on a smaller handset makes it a joy to hold and use. With a solid camera, great battery life, and the latest Android operating system, there isn't much about the LG G6 to disappoint you.
At a slightly more affordable price point, the LG Stylo 2 offers similar capabilities as the G6 with a built-in stylus unique functionality.