Our Opinion

The Nokia 6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone, but the LG Q6 is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Nokia 6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) might be a slightly better choice.

LG Q6  Nokia 6 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
LG Q6 Nokia 6
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Excellence Score
25.2
27.5
Value for Money Score
68.3
64.7
Price ₹ 10,350 onwards ₹ 13,799 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2017 Jul, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 439 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features FullVision Display, Comfort View 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 435Ranked #63 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 505
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.0um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features 100-degree Wide Angle Lens 1.12um Sensor, F/2.0 Aperture, 84-degree Wide-angle Lens
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.1 mm 7.85 mm
Weight 149 gm 169 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 768 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 18.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Music Playback Time: 22 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features MIL-STD 810G (Military Certified); Face Recognition; Knock Code; NFC; USB On-The-Go; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration Dolby Atmos; NFC; USB On-The-Go; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Well built, and feel quite sturdy in hand
  • Beautiful design - arguably the best looking device in the sub Rs 20k price category - in fact looks like a miniaturised version of LG's premium flagship G6 - the metal side rails, along with the glossy plastic back give the phone an upmarket look
  • The edges are metallic and rounded, which makes the phone easier to grip - it is also well weighted and very ergonomic for the screen size it offers
  • Has the same Full Vision display that's found in the LG G6, that will make it a conversation starter every time you take it out of your pocket - essentially, the display is a little taller than the standard 1080p resolution - it has a 2160 x 1080p resolution, which takes the aspect ratio from the standard 16:9 to 18:9 - in tandem, the top and bottom bezels have been drastically minimised, which adds to the phone’s unique look - moreover, the Full Vision display not only makes the phone look good, but makes the whole footprint smaller - this means, the LG Q6 with its 5.5-inch display, is just a hair bigger than say the 5-inch Lenovo Z2 Plus
  • As for the display quality, it is pretty good too, and one of the best in the category - viewing angles are very good, it is easily viewable outdoors and under direct sunlight, and with luminance readings of 605 lux, offers ample brightness as well - the display also has Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top for scratch protection and the touch response is quite good too
  • LG's UI is decent in terms of aesthetics and functionality
  • Decent rear camera - images have ample details and sharpness
  • The 1080p video recording is sharp and detailed, with good colors and excellent audio
  • Decent call quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
  • Decent (though not exceptional) charging speed - 0 to 100 in a little over 2 hours
  • On the whole, the Q6 is a good option for more casual users, who put more stock in design than internal hardware specs - but for users looking for more heavy-use apps/games, better performers like the Moto G5 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X, Samsung Galaxy On Max etc will make more sense - all these smartphones offer better gaming performance (although day-to-day performance is pretty much same)
  • Premium aluminium body design, with a build quality that's comparable to much more expensive flagship phones
  • Quick, accurate fingerprint reader
  • The 5.5-inch display is consistently good in all areas - brightness, contrast, and sunlight legibility
  • Mostly stock Android UI helps in keeping things simple and clean
  • Decent rear camera - images shot in good light tend to have good detail and depth
  • Decent video recording quality too - good sharpness, contrast, vibrancy levels
  • Decent autofocus-enabled selfie camera - produces sharp selfies across more varied scenarios - color rendering is on-point too
  • Very good pair of stereo speakers - it's great to have spatial audio output on a phone in this price range - loudness is also above average - and overall audio quality is good
  • Decent (though not great) battery life - will last the work day
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • The phone does come with a “face unlock” feature - but it is a little slow
  • No notification LED
  • The plastic back tends to scratch easily (so you will want to use a case)
  • The UI is decent but LG does include a lot of duplicate apps for pre-built Android functionality - all this bloatware could have been avoided
  • Although day-to-day performance is decent, performance with processor-intensive apps/games is definitely behind the competition
  • The camera app is pretty bare bones apart from panorama and food mode, the phone doesn't really let you tweak settings further
  • Average front facing camera - both dynamic range, and detail level are lacking
  • The speaker is located on the back side which means it can easily get muffled if you place the phone on a table or couch, face up - it also tends to sound tinny at high volumes
  • Uses micro-USB port instead of the more modern USB-C standard
  • No notification LED
  • The fingerprint reader is a bit thin and placed a bit low, so can take some time getting used to
  • The Snapdragon 430 chipset is a bit dated - while it handles UI navigation and basic tasks just fine, it does tend to hiccup when presented with more intense loads - many competing phones in this price bracket have better, more modern chipsets
  • Tends to get a little warm when pushed
  • No support for fast charging (as is present in some of its competitors)
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