Travel Gadget: LG Q6 Review

LG Q6 Review
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LG Q6 Review

The recently released LG Q6 is the latest smartphone to be released by the Korean brand who are seeking to reestablish their share of this fiercely competitive Smartphone market.

The Android smartphone will be looking to take on their Korean counterparts, Samsung, who have already wowed the critics with this year’s Samsung Galaxy S8. So let’s have a look at what LG has to offer.

LG Q6 Review
LG Q6 Review

LG Q6 design and screen

Anybody who’s already got their hands on the LG Q6 will have instantly noticed how the mobile device is smaller than the LG G6 model. This shows how the brand is trying to capture that all-important mid-price market, and its Snapdragon 435 processor and 3GB RAM should be able to handle all of today’s data demands. 

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The compact design is also packed with a reasonable 32GB of storage, which when you factor in the microSD card, it means that you won’t have to worry about running out of space too quickly. 

But it’s the taller 18:9 aspect ratio of the 5.5-inch FullVision display that really impresses. Whilst it’s an unusual sight for most smartphone users, it’s particularly well-suited to watching media, and there’s no arguing with the crisp and clear 1080p display.

LG Q6 camera and battery

We were all very impressed with how the Huawei Nova 2i offered us 13MP to play with when taking photographs. And it’s nice to find that the LG Q6 offers a similar level of depth in its photographic capacities, plus with a 5MP front-facing camera and a nice way to switch between regular and wide-angle views, it’s nice to find that LG has kept up their innovative ingenuity.

LG could have perhaps spent a little more time on their battery which at 3,000mAh fails to match the Huawei smartphone. But as long as you’re keeping your data processing restricted to fairly simple tasks like checking the free bets offers at Bet and Skill, you should be able to get a full day of use out of the LG Q6.

LG Q6 photo via Viralwoop.com
LG Q6 photo via Viralwoop.com

Back to basics

It’s interesting to see how LG has opted not to include some of the more fancy features that are popping up on many of the flagship smartphones.

So the LG Q6 instead has tried to keep its price down by avoiding features like wireless charging. And whilst its plastic casing on the back should be able to withstand the occasional knock, it doesn’t have any waterproof features, so be sure not to take your LG Q6 into the bath with you! 

However, seeing as most mid-price smartphones now come equipped with fingerprint sensors, it might annoy many prospective users to find that the LG Q6 offers no such security measures.

Concluding thoughts on the LG Q6

So have the Korean brand come up with the goods in offering us a compact version of the LG G6?

LG Q6 Review
LG Q6 Review

Certainly, the camera and display are hard to argue with, but with limited battery life and lack of decent security features, LG fans may wish to save up for the larger option.

The LG Q6 is now available in the Philippines with a suggested retail price of Php12,990.

Also See: 25 Mobile Photography Tips: How to effectively use your LG G6 Smartphone Camera

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