LG Q6 review: The best mid-range phone you can buy now

LG is having hard time selling its smartphones on the market. The South Korean firm is struggling to compete directly with Samsung and Apple. The company’s hit phone G5 failed to live up with expectations, resulting in a poor sales performance. LG has undoubtedly a lot of work to do to reclaim its lost market ground.

The South Korean smartphone maker took a big step to achieve that goal when the company launched the G6 back in February. The G6 is a great phone that we all expect from LG following a lot of flops last year. The new flagship smartphone has received mostly positive reviews, with most critics praising the device’s premium design and compelling features.

With a great success of the G6, LG was widely rumored to launch a smaller version of the device. In July, the South Korean firm officially announced the Q6 smartphone. Basically, the Q6 is not a true mini version of the premium G6, but the device features some of the best features from LG’s flagship phone.

The Q6 is a mid-range phone that may disappoint some users who are expecting something special that can replace the high-end G6. However, when you look inside, the Q6 includes many of LG’s best-selling features, which encourages you to spend some cash.

According to LG, the Q6 will officially launch later this summer and the device will cost $360 in South Korea. If you live in the US, the device can be found for even less.

  1. Display

LG Q6 is the first mid-range phone that offers the FullVision display following the premium G6. The FullVision display helps the device stand out from the ocean of mid-range smartphones out there. The FullVision technology offers brighter display with more details at every angle.

The Q6 features a 5.5 inch FullHD+ display with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. What sets the Q6’s display apart from others on the market lies in its aspect ratio. The Q6 has an 18:9 display, which sounds unfamiliar to many folks out there. However, the adoption of an 18:9 display offers an immersive viewing experience, something you will find on the premium Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with infinity display.

With the Q6, LG has decided to go with the traditional LCD display panel, rather than an OLED display. That seems pretty plausible, as the Q6 mainly targets the mid-range segment. The LCD display on the Q6 is pretty bright and I still can see what’s on the screen even in high-light conditions.

  1. Battery life

LG-branded smartphones are pretty reliable when it comes to battery life. The Q6 features a 3,000 mAh battery, allowing the phone to survive the entire day. However, if you are one of those users who spend hours scrolling down your Facebook News Feed or watching movies, you won’t have a full day. The Q6 won’t support Quick-charge technology when it launches later this summer. The phone takes 1.5 hours to hit 100 percent charged, which is pretty fair for the phone of this price.

  1. Camera

Camera ranks among the highlights of LG Q6. The device features a 13MP rear shooter, offering descent image quality in both low and high light conditions. What makes the Q6 stand out in the mid-range smartphone segment lies in its selfie camera on the front. LG Q6 sports a 100-degree wide angle front-facing camera, allowing users to easily capture a large group of friends or family members. In addition, the front-facing camera on the Q6 also allows users to quickly switch between regular and wide-angle mode. There are also filters that let you edit your photos or videos to your liking.

The LG Q6 is a great phone that brings some high-techs to the mid-range smartphone segment. If you are looking for a cheaper phone that offers taller aspect ratio screen and impressive selfie camera performance, give the Q6 a try.

Also read: Nokia 8 brief review: Same premium look but more power

Are you planning to grab the LG Q6 when it launches later this summer? Let us know in the comments below.

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