LG is looking to wriggle back into the smartphone market and they are doing this with the help of their new trio. The company has always been reputed for thinking outside the box. Even before the smartphone market hit the revolution, the LG UI was different in ways that were vastly different from the other companies. The new and improved LG trio has their upsides and downsides which will be discussed below. One good thing LG has done is to release all the devices at once. The devices share common specs and the difference in names are marked by a slight upgrade in RAM and internal memory. The trio was announced in the July of 2017 and was finally released in August. It was met with mixed emotions, as the specs were not properly balanced. Without further ado let’s have a look at the specs.
The new aerobatic design appears to be out of this world. The spotlight of the series takes goes to the rounded edges of the screen. Till now smartphones only had square edges and now the rounded edges have rendered a fresh look for the smartphones. The Q6+ also has fitted in nicely in the palm of your hands. However, the true value of the device is its full vision display and coupled with a full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, the display of the Q6+ is out of this world. The biggest flaw, however, is that the Q6+ has no fingerprint sensor, which is a very big setback. Priced at around 15K, it is expected for devices to have a fingerprint sensor nowadays. The LG not having the sensor seriously cripples its ability to compete in the market.
Under the hood, the Q6+ is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 635 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. For graphics processing, it has the Adreno 505 which a nice deal for the money, but the device fails to deliver in terms of performance. LG was always known for its aesthetics but has always failed to deliver when it comes to performance. After reviewing the AnTuTU benchmark results, the LG Q6+ surprisingly yielded some sub par results. Others in the competition yielded the result around the 55K score. The Q6+ showed only 45K, which is enough to get you through your day and for some casual gaming. However, we had some lag issues when it came to some serious gaming.
LG Q6+ has implemented some serious displays, but without the proper hardware to back it up, the device falls short of expectations. Powered by the Android 7.1.1 Nougat, there aren’t assurances about any future updates to the upcoming Android Oreo.
This is where the mixed feelings come in; the rear camera is good but not that good. Let me explain more clearly. The photos taken by the rear camera gives some good results. The 13-megapixel shooter is no joke as it yields some significant amount of details in the photo. But at this range, customers at this time and age have gotten used dual rear cameras. LG by offering a single camera fails to satisfy the users. Though the camera is good, it fails to capture the details in the brightly lit areas. The front camera is a 5-megapixel shooter, the photos being not too impressive.
Video recording is done at 1080p@30fps which is quite impressive. Videos are impressive to look at and details are nicely captured. However, the same problem persists, and the bright areas appear to be burnt out.
Standing at a meagre 3000 mAh, the battery of the LG Q6+ is yet another disappointment. Nowadays, such low juice batteries at 15k aren't appealing at all. The competition is offering 4050mAh power boxes and investing the same amount for 3000mAh is a bad deal. Reports say that the battery backup could have been better and that it wasn’t properly optimized.
On top of that, the LG Q6+ has only a single sim support that severely damages its reputation as a mobile phone as well. A single sim phone has become a relic of the past, and why has LG opted for this is still a question that confuses the smartphone community.