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LG G6 hands-on review: the best battery life yet from an LG phone

LG G6 design and build quality

The G5 was a big change in the style and design of what had been up to that point quite a successful smartphone generation. With the G6, LG is reinventing itself by specifically targeting user priorities and preferences. As a result, the LG G6 has a large screen in a rather small body, and is the first flagship of the brand that is waterproof thanks to an IP68 certificate. The dimensions of the device are 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, and it weighs 163 g.

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Fits in your hand and your pocket. / © AndroidPIT

What is striking about its appearance is its novel design, which is more elongated and narrower than what the rest of the industry has made us become accustomed to. Its frame is metallic with curved corners. In contact with the screen and the back, the metal has a small bevel to improve the change of curvature. In some respects the frame reminds us quite a lot of the Galaxy S6. The back of the device is brushed metal covered in glass, and it’s a fingerprint magnet.

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Fingerprints all over the back. / © AndroidPIT

The LG G6 says goodbye to the friends of the G5, its famous modules, and has focused instead on developing a well-rounded device any external features. The frames are quite thin, just as they were on the LG G4, and occupy almost the entire screen.

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 Its frame is metallic with curved corners. / © AndroidPIT

On the back we find the manufacturer logo and the power button is still on the back under the fingerprint sensor. On top of this we have the camera module which has two lenses, one on each side and in the center the flash and a laser focus sensor.

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The volume controls on the left. / © AndroidPIT

The bottom of the frame is very similar to the one we see on the V20, especially the slots for the main speaker. In the center we have a USB Type-C jack and on the other side a microphone. At the top of the frame we find, thankfully, the mini-jack for headphones and a second microphone for noise cancellation. 

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The microSD and SIM card slot on the right. / © AndroidPIT

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