LG Q6 – All in One Hand
by Yrda Veanssa Fernandez
Smartphone companies are ending the year with the launch of their flagship offerings that feature all-screen displays. LG, after releasing the LG G6+ and the LG G6, rumors were going around for the release of the G6 mini as the Korean company used to create a mini variant of its flagship G-series smartphone. The LG Q6 really looks like a slightly smaller version of the G6.
The smartphone features an all-metal unibody design. Its sleek design makes the phone handy, you can hold it with one hand.
Its expansive 5.5-inch IPS Full HD+ FullVision Display delivers a new dimension of viewing experience. Streaming our favorite movies, browsing on our friend’s photos on social media, and even playing with the Q6 were all enjoyable, thanks to its immersive display. On the audio side of things, listening to Taylor Swift’s newest Reputation
album using this smartphone was satisfactory. The LG Q6, although its speakers are placed on the lower part of its rear side, didn’t give us any distorted sound, even when we cranked up its volume to the highest level.
Powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat and Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (MSM8940) with 3GB Ram and 32GB RoM (expandable up to 2TB via microSD card), browsing the Internet with this smartphone was a breeze. Even if we simultaneously opened apps, the Q6 didn’t give us any lags.
We ran the AnTuTu benchmark on the Q6 and it scored 34792, putting it in the same league as the Arsenal vR one and the ASuS ZenFone 3 Max which makes use of a Snapdragon 430 processor.
Checking on its camera, the LG Q6’s rear camera shoots good quality photos in an well-lighted area, but takes low-quality photos in a dim-lighted area. The front camera takes good quality selfies under adequate lighting conditions. It also has a groufie feature that widens the scope of the camera to include everyone in the group portrait shot. However, under low lighting conditions, the Q6 takes not-so-good quality selfies.
Pushing the stamina of the LG Q6 to the limits, we ran it in our battery test with its Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile data turned on, and its brightness and volume set to the maximum level as we played a standard definition video clip on the Q6 until its battery is drained. The LG Q6’s battery lasted for six hours and 23 minutes.
The LG Q6 is one of the most affordable all-screen smartphones in the market today. With Full HD screen, good battery life, and decent overall performance, the LG Q6 is undeniably everything in your hand.
AT A GLANCE
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (MSM8940)
3GB RAM, 32GB ROM (expandable up to 2TB via microSD card)
5-megapixel front, 13-megapixel rear
On the back of the LG Q6, it has its 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash.
With Full HD screen, good battery life, and decent overall performance, the lg Q6 is one of the most affordable all-screen smartphone to date priced at PhP 12,990.
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