The LG Q6 is undoubtedly the best-looking budget smartphone in recent time. You can easily mistake this bezel-less premium display midrange mobile phone with one of the recent flagship smartphones. Considering the decent specification at a reasonable price, is the new LG a true winner? Let’s find out.
LG Q6: Bezel-less Display
The LG Q6 looks similar enough to the LG G6. The Q6 shares the same front design with minimal bezels, a premium metal frame, and a glossy back. The glossy back is plastic instead of glass. Plastic does have a couple advantages. It’s much less likely to crack if you accidentally drop the phone. The device sports a 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels which translates to a pixel density of 439ppi.
LG Q6: One-hand Usage
You no longer need to worry about using two hands for a 5.5-inch display smartphone, as LG Q6 looks and feels very compact, you won’t even feel your mobile in your jeans pocket. The phone uses an ultra-strong 7000-series aluminum frame and comes with a unibody design. The phone’s aluminum body makes it both look and feel as good as most premium handsets out there. The corners are rounded too, matching the shape of the display.
LG Q6: Great for Selfie
Now you can fit as many as people you want when taking selfies with your family and friends. The LG Q6 sports a single 13MP f/2.2 rear camera with LED Flash and a 5MP front-facing camera with 100-degree wide-angle lens for a group selfie.
LG Q6: Steady Video Recording
The quality of recorded video is good but the resolution is limited to 1080p. A ‘Steady recording’ toggle in the settings helps stabilize footage fairly well. The camera app is simple and easy to navigate. All the buttons and toggles are where you’d expect them to be. There’s a Square Camera mode also just like in LG G6.
LG Q6: Facial Recognition
Now your face is your password. There’s a facial recognition instead of a fingerprint scanner, which works quite well but there are some little flaws which you need to be aware of. This feature works by comparing the front-facing camera’s input to a saved profile of your face which you set up in the phone’s settings. By default, face recognition works very fast, as all you need to do is lift the phone to your face and it will automatically unlock itself. This sounds like a great substitute but does not work well in practice.
LG Q6: Durable Build
Most impressively, the build quality is better than that of most other average budget phones available in the market. The Q6’s solid build makes it apparent that LG did more than just slap on their brand name. It has passed MIL-STD 810G military standard to withstand rain, humidity, sun, dust, mechanical shock, and high temperature. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. So it can easily handle accidental drops.
LG Q6: A Complete Package
This is the sexiest smartphone in the budget segment. The Snapdragon 430 processor isn’t a workhorse, but it’s no slouch either. 3 GB RAM is good enough for most people. There is 32 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128 GB using a micro SD card. This time LG has offered dedicated SIM and micro SD card slots, instead of hybrid SIM arrangement. The LG Q6 is juiced with 3,000mAh built-in battery and offers a day of usage with ease. The Q6 ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with LG’s UX 6.0 layered on top. It also opens two applications in a perfect square.
LG Q6: What’s in the Box?
- LG Q6 in Astro Black Color
- Wall-adapter (5A-1.2A)
- Micro USB Cable
- User Manual & Warranty Card
The LG Q6 is for those people who want a midrange smartphone that other people will mistake for a flagship smartphone. From every angle, it closely resembles the company’s high-end LG G6. This is an affordable mobile phone with good performance which definitely worth buying.