Unbox-Review: LG Q6, Mid-range phone and aka LG G6 mini

LG Q6 OVERVIEW:

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– LG’s Q series is the company’s latest line of mid-range smartphones which includes the Q6α (Q6 Alpha), Q6 and Q6+ (Q6 Plus). They all have same specs and differ only in terms of memory and storage: Q6+ comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, the base Q6 delivers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and the Q6α comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of ROM.

– The 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision display in the LG Q6 with its 18:9 aspect ratio makes video browsing, gaming and multi-tasking more immersive. The smartphone’s “bezel-less” form factor was designed to maximize the screen while still preventing accidental touching of the screen when being held.

– Equipped with 5.5” Quad HD Super AMOLED Curved Edge Screen, Always-On Display (For important call or notification) & IP68 water and dust resistance.

– LG’s proprietary Face Recognition feature allows owners to unlock the Q6.

– The smartphone incorporates a 100-degree wide angle selfie camera that allows shutterbugs to include a large group of friends and family in the shot.

– The LG Q6’s metal body is solidified by the lightweight ‘H Beam’ frame made from strong 7000 series aluminum.

LG Q6 SPECS:
OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Display: 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision Display (2160 x 1080 / 442ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor: Octa-Core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53                               
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform (MSM8940)
GPU: Adreno 505

Memory:
Q6+: 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
Q6: 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM
Q6α: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM

  • Expandable via Dedicated micro SD slot

SIM Slots: Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM), Dual stand-by
Network: 4G LTE / 3G HSPA / 2G GSM / GPRS / EDGE

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB Type-B 2.0 / OTG (On-the-Go) compatible / 3.5 mm Audio Jack / A-GPS, GLONASS

Sensors: Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer, Digital pass, Gyroscope, Hall IC

Camera: Rear: Rear 13MP Standard Angle, f/2.2, LED Flash, Autofocus | Front: 5MP (100-degree wide angle), f/2.2

Battery: Li-Po 3,000mAh (embedded)
Dimension (HxWxD, mm): 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1mm
Weight: 149g

Other Features: Face Recognition / Google Assistant / Square Camera / Steady Record / FM Radio / Military standard 810G certification

Colors:
Q6+: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Marine Blue
Q6: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White / Terra Gold
Q6α: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Terra Gold

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LG Q6 Unit Box!

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Quick Start Guide, Micro USB cable, Micro USB charger and the 3.5mm Stereo headset with mic

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SIM card tray ejector tool

 

LG Q6 DESIGN:

The LG Q6 has a plastic build phone with a metal body from its sides – a strong 7000 series aluminum that boosts durability and felt like premium quality device.

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Passed on Military-grade MIL-STD 810G, surely the Q6 can withstand accidental drops while leaving the phone intact. The front display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that’s another added protection to leave the phone unharmed. However, the back of the phone is enormously prone to scratches.

The Q6 is a mid-range device which means, it drops some (or more) features found on its mother – LG G6. If you experienced the flagship phone, you will miss the IP68 certified – the dust and water resistance and the fingerprint sensor. Although without the presence of fingerprint sensor/scanner, there is a face unlock for you able to unlock the phone. However, the face recognition might have some hiccups in the long run, this because of the following reasons: (1) Inaccurate and slow, (2) Less secure than PIN and password and (3) Having a hard time to unlock the device in low light condition.

The rounded corners of the body makes the phone stand out as it matches the display/screen of the phone. The phone looks bigger in terms of the aspect ratio of 18:9 on its display and a minimalist and sleek design as bezel-less form factor unlike any other 5.5-inch mid-range Smartphones which has wide bezels.

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The earpiece is located at the top along with the sensors and from the left side is the 5MP front-facing camera. The front-facing camera has a decent quality but not pleasant on low light condition. Below on it is the LG logo in the middle position.

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At top side of the phone you will see the microphone. The 3.5mm audio jack (left), micro-USB 2.0 port (middle) and another microphone (right) located at the bottom side of the device.

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At the right side is the power button which you can used to turn off/on, put to sleep or restart the device.

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While the volume keys and dedicated slots for microSD expansion and two Nano-SIM cards located at the left side.

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At the back of the phone, you will see the 13MP camera along with the single LED flash on the top part, the Q6 logo and below on it is the speaker with small vents (the loudspeaker was great and loud even in audio/voice calls).

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LG Q6 – DISPLAY, UI, APPS, AND FEATURES:

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The LG Q6 features 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision display has a screen resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. The display performance was great and at premium quality at its price range, viewing angles are good and accurate either multimedia or gaming experience. However, not all apps, games or even videos were supported by 18:9 aspect ratio, so you may see a black space or box from the sides of the screen. Social media apps like Facebook and Instagram works fine and also you might enjoy it as well in web browsing/viewing experience.

Thankfully, the device carries 3000mAh battery were good enough for the long period of display. You might set the brightness to max level when you’re out in the sun or at minimal (or 50 percent) for indoor usage.

The Q6 has a customized Android 7.1 Nougat OS using its LG UX UI running out of the box. The LG’s UX may not be a top of the line home screen/launcher – looking back at Huawei’s EMUI no app drawer thing, that all newly installed apps cluttered around the home screen and you need to re-organize it. But anyway, the UX pretty much stable and well optimized especially when learned how to use it.

If you don’t like the idea of no app drawer, then you can enable Home & app drawer 4.0 buried in the Display Settings and Home screen option. From there, you will resurrect the app drawer felt like stock Android OS without installing the 3rd party home launchers. The LG UX also offers tons of customization options and themes for your personal liking.

Good thing about the latest Android Nougat is the ability to split-screen and run two apps side by side. Although, not all apps were supported by it, still great way to have two apps running at the same time in a two-square box. The camera app has the similar approach to split-screen and it is called the Square mode. From there, you can take picture and preview it at the two working screens.

Another addition to LG software is the App Scaling that enables you to adjust the screen size whether in compatibility, standard or full screen. If the application is capable to 18:9 aspect ratio (in full screen mode) then that would be lovely, however if not, then goes back to compatibility or standard mode.

 

LG Q6 – PERFORMANCE:

The one we have here is equipped with 1.4GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (MSM8940), Adreno 505 of GPU and 3GB of RAM. It has an excellent performance for daily tasks like making calls, watching videos on Youtube, social media apps and the like.

However, if you are into gaming, don’t expect too much from it. It can run most of intensive games we can throw in, but far from smoothness – (that is if you compared it to other high-end devices like LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8). If you’re not worried about it, then the mid-tier performance will do just fine, considering the price point versus to LG G6 (which about a half).

The device is also bundled with 32GB of internal storage and can be expanded via microSD card slot. It also supported with USB-OTG functionality for file transfer and sharing. The Dual-SIM phone supports 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE seems working fine while using it via video calls, web browsing or even downloading files. Using the phone for calls and text messages were working fine as well as the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and other wireless connectivity works great without an issue.

Heat may rise on a longer period of usage such as playing intensive games, web surfing or watching videos while mobile data is enable.

LG Q6 BENCHMARK and OTHER DETAILS:

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As expected in turns out to be mid-level mobile device.
Antutu Score: 34767

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LG Q6 SAMPLE MOBILE GAMES:

REAL RACING 3

 

MOBILE LEGENDS VIA SCREEN RECORD

HEROES ARENA VIA SCREEN RECORD

 

LG Q6 CAMERA:

The 13MP rear camera capable of producing at a maximum of 4160 x 3120 pixels in still photos. It delivers great photos in a good lightning condition with a decent details and colors. The camera shutter doesn’t lag however, in some cases, it takes time to focus even if you have a good lightning condition.

SAMPLE PHOTOS (via 13MP REAR CAMERA)

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In low-light condition, the device camera might suffer and the photos were prone to noise. But judging for the price point of view, we cannot expect it for more unless we paid it for more right?

The 5MP front-facing camera does have 100-degree wide angle selfie camera and as for the quality goes, it’s about an average.

SAMPLE PHOTOS VIA 5MP FRONT FACING CAMERA

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The device can do FHD (1920×1080) videos at max for rear and front cameras. The colors/details were sharp and crisp, though sometimes there were part grainer in a low-light condition.

 

LG Q6 – BATTERY LIFE:

In terms of battery life department, the Q6 is equipped with Li-Po 3,000 mAh battery pack. Expected to last for a full day within moderate-heavy usage. This involves general usage such as social media apps, music, video and using mobile data via 4G connectivity.

Wondering the price of LG Q6?

Php 12,990.00 – LG Q6 32GB at Lazada Online Store (price tag as of 11/04/2017)

Php 12,990.00 – LG Q6 32GB at Widgetcity.com.ph (price tag as of 11/04/2017)

Php 15,500.00 – LG Q6 Plus 64GB at Widgetcity.com.ph (price tag as of 11/04/2017)

VERDICT:

Premium display and design for a mid-range smartphone – just like LG G6. However, if you’re looking for superb performance and camera, then LG Q6 might not be a best option for you. But then again, if you can take the average specs of the LG Q6, then consider it on your list.

PROS: Superb display, bezel-less design, Dedicated micro SD slot and Dual SIM card slots

CONS: The back prone to scratches, no fingerprint scanner

Design: 9 | Performance: 7 | Camera: 7 | Battery: 8 | Software: 8

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Overall rate: 7.8/10 (Mid-range Smartphone)

Disclosure: LG Q6, Android, Apps & Info / Videos / Logo / Images / Pictures have a respective copyright. We used it for demonstration purpose only.

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Related Links / Articles / Entries / References / Sources:
LG – Official Site

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9 comments

  1. ALICE says:

    silver award lang po sya sir? bakit? tsaka 7.8/10 lang? hindi po ba maganda sir?

    • Ryza says:

      sa speed po responsive naman, wala akong masabi. hindi naman ako gamer kaya i cant tell kung mabagal sya. pero for general used, okay sya.

  2. Ryza says:

    para sakin okay yung rear camera, i have steady hands naman. yung front camera depend talaga yung maganda yung liwanag (lightning condition).

  3. gayla sanchez says:

    most of the phones naman parang copied on iphone design. but anyway, good review po still thinking to buy one.

  4. Jonjon says:

    price tag at 13000 sa ibang store. maganda naman sya at smooth sa gaming at multitasking. depende sa anong klaseng games, basta kaya nito asphalt 8 at nba2k17

  5. Alma says:

    okay naman po yung phone, gusto ko yung pagka-bezeless nya. malinaw naman yung camera, hindi kasi ako masyadong maarte. pero kung iccompare mo nga sa mahal na cellphone, malaki talaga pagkakaiba.

  6. Jennifer says:

    nice review but it would be better to choose the flagship – LG G6.

  7. Joanna Allanis says:

    yes nabili ko na. okay naman po yung camera, basta maganda yung lightning at hindi madilim okay sya. front lang talaga hindi ko gusto kasi parang malabo pa.

  8. pao says:

    nahulog nga ito sa pocket ko pero ayos pa din yung sides walang dents. kaya matibay ito, wala lang water resistant sana magkaroon sila ulit ganito price pero may water resistant na.

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