Are you craving for bezel-less display smartphone since the launch of LG G6 and Galaxy S8, but your pocket didn’t allow you to grab those beasts? So here is a treat from a South-Korean giant with ‘LG Q6’, a cheaper alternative for bezel-less display.
You guys must be wondering why we are calling it another disaster from LG, that you will get to find out later in the review. But the one disaster that LG has already seen is ‘G6’ itself, despite its prodigious specs the phone was a huge disappointment considering the poor pricing, silly marketing, and D-grade selfie camera.
Here hold your emotions for awhile as Q6 might not be the one you wanted it to be. Here we’ll take a practical approach to find out the pros and cons of the LG Q6 device, so read this review patiently.
For unboxing, you get all the standard stuff from LG that includes;
- LG Q6 handset
- Warranty Card
- Sim-Ejector tool
- Micro USB Cable (No Type C)
- Charger (Not a fast charger)
- User Manual
- 5.5-inch display (1080×2160 pixels resolution) with 442 Ppi
- 142.50 x 69.30 x 8.10 dimension, 149.00 (g) weight
- Snapdragon 435 Octa core processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD
- Android 7.1.1
- 13-Mega pixel rear camera with flash
- 5-Mega pixel front camera
- 3000 mAH battery
- Available in Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Terra Gold, Mystic White
- Dual-Sim support with 4G LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, FM, Headphone jack
- Compass, Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Barometer, Temperature sensor.
Design & Display
To be very honest, design and display are the areas where LG did a great job considering the price of the Q6 and we really appreciate LG for doing that marvelous job.
The build quality of the device is quite good as compared to other players in the same price bracket and the full vision display (not really) do the wonders to the overall look and feel of the device. The back panel of the device is made of plastic and attracts finger prints, though the edges are made of metal that provides high-end durable look. The device hosts power and a volume rocker, as well as a headphone port (below the device), main speaker (bottom left at the back side) and microUSB charging port.
Coming to the display, it has LCD screen that runs 2160 x 1080 with 18:9 aspect ratio and must say LG has improved a lot when it comes to the display part. In short, if you are looking for a best-in class display screen at this price then simply go for Q6, no regrets here.
No Finger Print Scanner – Are you insane?
The biggest blunder from LG as far as the Q6 device is concerned. Come on, it is 2017 and you just can’t afford to skip finger print functionality from a device that costs INR 14990 ($235). You see, people are addicted to fingerprint scanner for unlocking their device. That insensitive move from LG for the sake of cost-cutting might be a deal-breaker.
Bezel-Less display is not same as G6
If you really think that Q6 will give you the look and feel of G6 then you are misguided by your own thoughts, trust us it’s not same as G6. If you compare G6 and Q6 side by side then you will realize that bezels are quite visible in Q6. That said, if you are planning to buy the Q6 solely on the basis of bezel-less outlook then just drop that thought from your mind. In reality, it’s not a big deal and rather it will hamper your experience while viewing the videos from YouTube and other streaming sites.
Low on Power
Well, you can’t expect a lot from a device that is running Snapdragon 435 processor and that holds certainly true for Q6. See, the device is capable of doing all the basic to moderate smartphone tasks smoothly but who wants that? Today, people are looking for power house that can give you goosebumps when it comes playing games or other multimedia stuff.
If you crave for power and performance from your smartphone, then simply kick the ass of Q6 and go for Moto G5 Plus that has Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4GB RAM.
Camera Performance; Rear is okay but front one is disaster
This particular area is where LG needs R & D (research & development). This was the camera department which led the fall of G6, especially the front-camera.
Talking about the Q6, it features a 13 Megapixel camera with flash and F/2.2. Having said that, the front camera manages to capture a good balance of color, detail, and lighting. But again, the camera becomes useless once you step into the no-light zone.
Let’s talk a bit about shitty stuff that is front-camera, the front one features a 5-megapixel sensor that is good for nothing.
Well, battery life matters a lot when it comes to smartphones and Q6 did a good job with its battery. You can easily expect a day-long performance with moderate usage and that is quite acceptable considering the price of the device.
Best Alternatives For LG Q6
Lenovo P2 (32 GB, 4GB RAM) Buy from Flipkart.com
- Full-Vision Display
- Bezel-less Screen
- Display screen is amazing
- Compact Design and Sturdy Build-Quality
- Good Battery Life
- No fingerprint scanner
- No USB Type C
- No fast charging support
- Outdated Snapdragon 435 Processor
- Heating Issues
- Low on power
- Worst Front Camera
- Not a Value for money
If you are one of those who care about the design, display, and durability factor when it comes to a smartphone and doesn’t give a shit about fingerprint, power, performance, and camera then LG Q6 is certainly an ideal option for you.
But if you crave for value for money stuff that could offer you a well-combined package of everything that includes power, design, performance, battery, the camera then you should avoid buying LG Q6 at any cost.