There’s more to the all-new LG G6 than its unusual aspect display, but that’s an excellent place to start. Leading what’s expected to be a crop of new 16:9 aspect phones for 2017, the G6 may not have a curved screen but it does have rounded corners and tiny bezels. That puts a 5.7-inch panel into a form-factor eminently suited to one-handed use.
On the back, there are twin 13-megapixel cameras, one with a 71-degree lens and the other with a wide-angle 125-degree lens. Inside, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 is paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage – plus a microSD slot for augmenting that – and a 3,300 mAh battery. The G6 doesn’t have the user-replaceable battery of its G5 predecessor, but it does get wireless charging support and IP68 waterproofing instead.
It’s also lost the modular expansion of the G5, though we suspect few will actually miss it. Better to spend your time marveling at the HDR-compatible display and generally slender dimensions: it’s only when you see it in-between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that you realize just how much display LG has packed into a compact Android 7.0 Nougat device.
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