After LG went wild with the G5, this year’s flagship G6 can’t help but seem a little subdued by comparison. That’s alright, though: It’s full of notable improvements, from the water-resistant body to the beautiful, extra-long screen. Plus, the dual-camera setup feels a lot more polished. And, despite packing one of last year’s Snapdragon 821 chipsets, the G6 plenty fast for most. There are some shortcomings though, like mildly concerning battery life and an interface that’ll still feel too heavy for some. Still, the G6 is easily the best smartphone LG has put together in a long time.
- Gorgeous 18:9 display
- Solid performance despite older chip
- Dual camera offers lots of flexibility
- It’s water-resistant!
- LG’s interface still isn’t for everyone
- Disappointing battery life
- Plain industrial design
- Unimpressive audio
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- 83AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsCNET90LG G6 review: Making boring beautifulThe LG G6 is a gorgeous phone and those wary of Samsung should get it.PC Mag80LG G6The 5.7-inch LG G6 packs the biggest screen it can in a body narrow enough to hold comfortably, but otherwise falls short on innovation.Gizmodo70The LG G6 Is Too Damn SimpleFor the price ($670), you’re probably better off purchasing any of the other flagships on the market. They all have more features, and equal or better hardware. ... This time LG played it safe—but it feels too safe.Tom's Guide80LG G6 Review: The Phone That Puts LG Back in the GWith a new premium design, one-hand-friendly screen and IP68 waterproofing, the G6 is the best-looking and most exciting phone LG has made to date.Android Authority90LG G6 review: it fliesâ€¦ like a G6!LG’s return to form involves going back to basics. From the unique 18:9 display to the dual camera and excellent overall package, there’s a lot to like about the LG G6, which sets the standard for flagship phones in 2017.Pocket-Lint90LG G6 review: The first truly great flagship phoneAll in all the LG G6 is a great phone that's every bit the flagship. It'll give the forthcoming competition a run for their money over the course of 2017 and with Samsung's history dented due to the Note 7 debacle, the stage is set for quite the showdown against the imminent Galaxy S8.T380LG G6 review: a great gimmick-free smartphoneLG has finally made a good-looking, premium smartphone free from gimmicks. It's one of the most exciting phones of the year, no question.The Verge80LG G6 REVIEW: PARTICIPATION AWARDThe G6 is the first true flagship phone of 2017 and it's a very good effort. But in the argument for the best Android smartphone, my recommendation is to wait and see if the Galaxy S8 has the last word.9to5Google80LG G6 Review: The screen doesnâ€™t cut corners, buIf you pick up the LG G6, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with it, in fact, you’ll probably be quite happy with it. LG did a lot of good things with the G6, however, I don’t think this is a phone worth rushing to the store to buy, at least not right now.DroidLife90LG G6 ReviewIf you are a fan of LG and a free Google Home unit (and maybe even a free TV), the G6 is a solid deal. I’ve enjoyed my time with it very much, so it has my recommendation to anyone in the market.