LG G6 unboxing and first impressions

It's been one month since LG announced the G6 at Mobile World Congress 2017, and the phone has received a fair bit of hype. The company was kind enough to send us a unit to review.

As you can see from the image above, the metallic glass body is stunning, making it much more pleasing to look at than earlier devices made by the company. What makes it even better is that unlike other smartphones that have a glossy rear cover, this one doesn't seem to be susceptible to fingerprints as much.

The G6 uses a quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset, which is a modest improvement over the Snapdragon 820, the SoC found in last year's G5 and V20. Since we can't expect much in terms of performance improvements, LG is presumably trying to make up the difference in features.

The display is a 5.7-inch 1440x2880 IPS LCD, meaning that it has an 18:9 aspect ratio. It actually doesn't feel as strange as it sounds, since the device itself has a relatively small body, as you'll see from the video below. However, one thing that I found strange is that it actually allows you to take photos and videos at 18:9, and that's the default setting.

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