I had no worries playing with the LG G6 phone by the pool. This sleek phone from LG is water-resistant and I made sure to take advantage. I brought it with me to a recent staycation and played with it while in the pool. Read on to see my full review of the LG G6 smartphone from Verizon.
LG G6 Smartphone Review
Verizon sent me this device to review. Upon opening the box, I immediately noticed how easy it was to handle. It was comfortable to hold, being sleek and compact, yet boasting a 5.7 inch screen. The screen is about 80% of the front of the phone. So that gives you more content to view. In fact, it boasts an 18:9 aspect ratio when most phones are 16:9 (except for the Samsung S8). The screen is also sharp and vivid, that makes for an enjoyable viewing experience.
LG has dived into waterproofing like some of its top competitors. The G6 is rated IP68. So you can drop it up to 4.9 feet of water just in case. I wouldn’t dare. But it’s a relief to know in case you accidentally drop it in the tub, someone makes a splash in the pool, or you accidentally spill your drink. As you can see, I’m playing with the G6 even if my hands are wet. I can update my Instagram even while I’m hanging by the pool (because we all know a blogger is still working even while on vacation/a trip)!
The LG G6 has dual cameras in the back. See the featured image on top of this post? It has a main 13-megapixel f1/8 camera and a secondary wide-angle lens. I always enjoy a phone that has a wide-angle lens camera. It’s more fun to play with, especially if you’re a blogger, or simply enjoy taking photos! You can capture more, especially when taking travel photos!
When it comes to the quality, the LG G6 can rival most of the top flagship phones. It’s been tested against iPhone 7, Samsung S8, and Google Pixel, and in some shots, the G6 takes the crown. It’s only at low light situations that it falls slightly behind. But overall, it’s a great camera. See pastries shot with the LG G6 below.
Overall Impressions on LG G6
Overall, I’m pretty impressed with the LG G6. The screen and camera is great. The waterproof feature is a plus. The bummer is that the camera is no longer removable unlike the prior LG G phones. And also, the chipset that it uses is the older Snapdragon 821 (last year). Still, this phone is a great option that’s a little more affordable than the Samsung S8’s. At the same time, if you’re not too keen on getting a Samsung, then this is your next bet. If you’d like to learn more about the LG G6, its specs and the most current pricing, make sure to check it out at Verizon here.
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Disclosure: Thanks to Verizon for providing the LG G6 for review/testing purposes. All opinions are my own.