New Delhi: The South Korean technology giant LG has finally made its foray into the world of big display smartphones with ‘LG Q6’ in India. The latest smartphone comes with a display of 18:9 aspect ratio.
The mid price segment device LG Q6 will be a treat for all those who glue themselves to the mobile screens to play games and watch movies. This device also promises to give you all new live streaming watching experience. LG has introduced three variants of this smartphone with 3 GB now in India.
LG “G6” was the company’s first smartphone to house an 18:9 display, that it calls the “FullVision” display. The South Korean company is now hoping to turn the tables with Q6 that has been cautiously priced at Rs 14,990.
Although LG has managed to house 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×2004 pixels) IPS display but it can be easily operated with one hand and does not feel any bigger than a 5-inch handset. The edge to edge display makes it quite similar to its flagship smartphone G6.
The company has used 7,000-series (aerospace grade) aluminum frame on the sides of the smartphone and the front side of the phone is fully concentrated on the display by slim bezels.
The LG logo lies below the edge-to-edge display. The earpiece, selfie camera and the proximity sensor are placed above it.
The power key sits on the right side while the volume buttons and separate slots for a micro-SD card and two Nano-SIM cards are on the left.
The first slot of the smartphone is accommodated with a Nano-SIM and microSD card while the second slot is for a second SIM.
The device is packed with a 3.5-mm standard headphone jack and a Micro-USB 2.0 port on the bottom. The rear side of the phone is ergonomic and fits perfectly in the palm. It also has a mono speaker.
On the camera front, the smartphone has 13MP primary camera that sits flush with the back. It is capable of capturing decent images in daylight with enough details in close-up and landscape shots.
The colors do not look over-saturated. LG has loaded the camera viewfinder with DSLR-like green squares to represent auto-focus points.
LG’s own “Mobile Switch” app is useful and helps one copy data from an old device to the Q6 with ease.
A Snapdragon 435 chipset (which also runs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4) from Qualcomm powers Q6.
The Snapdragon 435 chip enables the phone to handle day-to-day tasks but does not expect it to be a performance powerhouse.
The plastic rear is prone to scratches and mars the smartphone’s otherwise impressive looks. The 5MP selfie camera produced average photos.
The 3,000mAh battery without the fast-charging support is also not that great.
Conclusion: The affordable phone has an impressive “FullVision” display and a decent camera. LG has taken a perfect step towards innovation and we expect the other Chinese handset makers take a cue from it.