The LG G6: How LG fixed the disastrous G5

by birtanpublished on September 26, 2020

Everyone stay with Android police and we're here at MWC in Barcelona and as you can see this video is taking a quick look at the g6 and how it really improved on the failures of last year's LG flagship the g5 video is brought to you by D brands who are sponsoring our

MWC coverage you should go check them out if you want a cool skin for your smartphone there's a link down in the description below so the LG g5 was one of the most divisive smartphones of 2016 and probably one of the strangest to

Many reviews and commenters took issue with LG's focus on a modular design that seemed to come at the expense of desirable features like waterproofing or a larger battery and it left the g5 hamstrung in my opinion against phones

Like Samsung Galaxy s7 with the g6 though LG has turned a corner and they've addressed many of those criticisms head-on so let's take a look at just how LG managed to turn g6 into the phone

I think the g5 probably should have been first there's no doubt g5 build quality was compromised by the modular design of the phone there's a big scene running across the back that where the modular chin popped out and that was just really

The start of the issue LG's painted metal body was easy to scratch up and it just felt kind of weird like plastic not like the premium phone it should have been it didn't help that none of the modules were all that

Good either and there were just a handful of them ever released the g6 completely departs from the LG g5 failings in this regard with an all metal and glass fill to give this on truly premium look and feel while the

Glass back does look a bit Potts to get some angles it still feels nice and it makes the phone seem extremely solid and rigid the overall design just feels more refined and cohesive then slightly confused g5 and you're really going to

Feel like you're using a premium smartphone when you pick the g6 up it is nice the second big thing a lot of people sell LG you really drop the ball by releasing a thumb without waterproofing last year and while we're

At it I'm looking at you too HTC and Google but the g6 totally Remedies this it features the same IP 68 dust and water resistance rating as galaxy s7 series meaning you can actually drop the phone in a pool of water and it should

Survive unscathed this is getting to be something we just expect on high-end smartphones but it's good to see LG took the criticism of the g5 in this regard you may never drop your phone in water but it's good to know can take a dunking

If it has to right next up battery and charging so the g5 battery was definitely too small for the phone and the amount of time you could get from a charge on that device really suffered as a result the g5 probably had the worst

Battery life of any of the major flagships in 2016 and once again people were quick to blame LG's modular design a lot of people saying it's forced LG to use a smaller battery to make the module system work in the phone the g6 though

Has a much larger 3300 milliamp hour battery versus a measly 2800 bill a hour one from the g5 as an increase of almost twenty percent which is a lot the g6 does have a larger display to power of course but this Busan overall capacity

Was really badly needed anyway and LG did what they should have here making the phone slightly thicker than last year's but using that space to fit a larger battery cell sure it's not removable but if you're going to have

Waterproofing that's really not an issue anymore anyway it has to be on the charging side of things LG's added wireless charging support for the g6 but it's only coming to America which is

Weird but that's what LG says people want in America and apparently not in the rest of the world you might disagree if you're from somewhere else but the United States and want a g6 but that's how LG sees things still if you are in

America the g6 supports wireless charging and that's just another additional feature that's really going to make the g6 a little more convenient especially if you get it wet LG was pointing out to us that if you get the

G6 wet well even if you can't use the USBC port the charge until it dries you could use a wireless charging pad which I guess is a good point if your phone's getting wet that often finally the new display was it's small bezels LG's all

New full vision 5.7 inch quad HD LCD is really what makes the g6 pop it's 18 by 9 aspect ratios unique in smartphones for now but Samsung is rumored to be doing something similar with the new s8 but the result is a screen that manages

To get thicker without getting any wider that couple with the v6 tiny bezels on the top and bottom of the spike did you know this phone is actually narrower and shorter than the g5 while having a display diagonal that's four tenths of

An inch larger that's actually pretty awesome I definitely dig this new wide format display and while the rounded corners are a bit odd they definitely don't ruin what overall very positive changes in the

Screen the body ratio Department harkening back that sounds like the g2 and g3 when LZ was still on the cutting edge of big screens and small phone bodies so what do you saying did LG really nail the issues with the

G5 when it built the g6 could they have done more less let us know in the comments and be sure to spread the channel if you're interested in hearing more about LG's latest smartphone

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