The LG G6 was unveiled in February this year and it has been selling locally for a few months now.
A flagship for LG during the first half of 2017, the G6 has a good number of specs and features, not to forget the flashy design. For these reasons, you won’t find it on the cheap, but lucky enough, Phones Arena Kenya has a cool discount on the phone.
Previously selling at Ksh 60,000, you can now grab the LG G6 at Ksh 55,999, which is not bad for a phone that is a few months old and carries high-end hardware. Perhaps this discount stems from the possibility the retailer is getting ready to stock the new LG V30, which should be unveiled on August 31 and come to Kenya a few weeks later.
At this price, the LG G6 gives you a premium design with a metal and glass unibody, which means this time there’s no removable battery like previous LG flagship phones. This unibody design also means that the G6 gets an IP68-certified dust and water resistant and MIL-STD-810G drop resistance body, two features that mean you can use the phone around water ponds, sink or in the shower without worries, even if it slides out of your hand and falls down. But this shouldn’t mean the phone is damage-proof.
You’ll definitely love the 18:9 aspect ratio of the 5.7-inch display screen on the LG G6. This means the screen is taller than usual, thus it also gets a QHD+ resolution instead of the typical QHD. All of this is to give you a new viewing experience. To handle your daily tasks, the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset clocked at 2.35GHz and paired with a RAM of 4GB. Although it’s a 2016 flagship chipset, it’s still one of the best on the market.
There are three storage options for this phone, but Phones Arena Kenya has not confirmed the variant in question. The base model has 32GB followed by 64GB while the high-end variant has 128GB alongside 6GB RAM, but it’s obviously not the latter because of the name – it’s called LG G6+. It’s possible that this is the 64GB variant, which was the first to start selling ahead of the other two variants. Regardless of the variant, you still get a microSD card slot, which uses the SIM 2 slot.
For the cameras, the LG G6 has a dual 13MP setup on the back. One sensor has an aperture of f/1.8, 3-axis OIS and PDAF, while the second sensor has an aperture of f/2.4, has no autofocus and works as the wide-angle lens, covering a massive 125-degree area. The front gets a 5MP lens that can record up to 1080p videos and capture wide-angle selfies as well.
In terms of software, the LG G6 has Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and is in contention to get Android 8.0 Oreo probably before the end of the year. Keeping the phone alive is a non-removable 3300mAh battery that is charged via a USB Type-C port and supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. With this technology, you should get a day’s charge with just minutes of charging, so says LG.
You also find a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE and yes, the LG G6 has a 3.5mm audio jack, a feature that a number of major OEMs have been doing away with on their high-end phones.
Source: Phones Arena Kenya