LG Q6  +1 variation

price₹ 10,384 onwards

launchAug, 2017

23.8

excellence score

66.2

value for money score

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Design

  • 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
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • The plastic back tends to scratch easily (so you will want to use a case)

Display

  • 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

Software

  • LG's UI is decent in terms of aesthetics and functionality
  • No notification LED
  • 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

Performance

  • Although day-to-day performance is decent, performance with processor-intensive apps/games is definitely behind the competition

Camera

  • Decent rear camera - images have ample details and sharpness
  • The 1080p video recording is sharp and detailed, with good colors and excellent audio
  • 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

Audio

  • Decent call quality
  • 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

Battery

  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
  • Decent (though not exceptional) charging speed - 0 to 100 in a little over 2 hours

More

  • 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)
  • The phone does come with a “face unlock” feature - but it is a little slow
  • Uses micro-USB port instead of the more modern USB-C standard

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LG Q6 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2160 pixels (~ 439 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • FullVision Display
  • Comfort View
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 435Ranked #71 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 505
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight149 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 100-degree Wide Angle Lens
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • MIL-STD 810G (Military Certified)
  • Knock Code

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