LG G6 does not pass the Samsung Galaxy S8: The Test
Giant screen, dual camera: At first sight the LG G6 plays in a league with iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8. We have tested the smartphone and explained why it really inspires us – and we still can not clearly advise to buy.
One thing you have to leave LG, When it comes to innovations, the Koreans are often at the forefront. While a lot of competitors are only showing boring new editions, LG’s top-of-the-line models always have something new to offer – and often remain behind the competition from Samsung. Why also the new LG G6 does not pass the Galaxy S8, read here.
The most important feature of the LG G6 can be seen at first sight: Like the Galaxy S8, it brings a gigantic screen in a small space. 5.7 inch diagonal measures the chic display, the resolution is 2880 x 1440 pixels, the aspect ratio increases from 16: 9 to 18: 9 (or in other words 2: 1). And nevertheless: While the large display on the Samsung Galaxy S8 with its 5.8 inch with minimal smaller housing already impresses at first sight, it affects the LG G6 almost old-fashioned.
Classically robust design
This is probably due to the fact that, unlike the Galaxy, it has no rounded edges but is classic flat. Many would have liked the better, we found it a bit boring. In use, it made no difference: As with the S8, the LG G6 can only be operated with single hand usage.
The rest of the design looks rather cautious in comparison to the Galaxy S8. A wide metal frame almost the display and the glass back with metal optics. There, like the predecessor LG G5, the dual camera and the fingerprint sensor are found. Unlike the Galaxy, the scanner is placed under the camera.
While the LG G5 still has the lower edge removed to provide special modules, this feature has now disappeared. The modules like a camera extension or a box for better sound were probably not as well as hoped. Sad side effect: Unlike the G5, the battery can not replace the LG G6. This is at least not necessary for the start: A whole day of use was always in it, with the quick charge function, the battery is also quickly re-filled. A real plus of the decision: thanks to the fully enclosed housing, the LG G6 is the first LG smartphone to be water and dustproof.
Strong comrade pair with weaknesses
LG has always set new standards in the last few years, so the LG G5 was the first smartphone with double-knotters. And the LG G6 has it back on board. While Apple uses it on the iPhone for an optical zoom and blurred backgrounds (portrait mode), can be shot with the camera of the LG G6 photo as with a wide-angle lens. This actually works very well, but has a sad side effect: Once you get used to the wide angle of view, you would like to photograph the whole day with it. After all, it is often useful to be able to capture more.
Unfortunately, the dual camera does not produce much: especially in the case of poorer light, the wide angle images are much worse than classic recorded photos. This should be mainly due to the different apertures: While the main camera with a diaphragm of f1.7 is quite sensitive to light, the auxiliary clip, 24 aperture is more suitable for low light shots. Wide-angle images are therefore extremely noisy. Moreover, because the optical image stabilizer is not used in the wide-angle mode, they are also often blurred.