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LG G6 is tall, sleek and water resistant

With the new G6, LG left modularity on the cutting room floor and focused on premium, sleek hardware and a new tall display.

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LG G6

With a more mainstream and sleek design, the G6 is LG's follow-up to last year's modular-like G5. Sporting a 5.7-inch display, water resistance and two cameras, the phone is LG's most widely appealing flagship.

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Unlike the G5, the G6 is decidedly not modular.

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It features a 5.7-inch 2,880x1,440-pixel display (565 pixels per inch).

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Most smartphone displays have a 16:9 aspect ratio (like a TV), but the LG G6 has a wider 18:9 ratio.

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This new aspect ratio gives the G6 a long, tall screen.

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Because of the longer screen, you might see black bars when watching some videos.

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Despite its large screen, the G6 is definitely pocketable... just maybe not skinny jeans pocketable.

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Our favorite website looks sharp and has nice contrast on that G6 display.

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Like all the cool phones lately, the G6 packs a USB-C port.

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But don't worry, a headset jack means the G6 still has some old school charm, too.

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That's right, your old headphones will work just fine on the G6 especially when listening to some Beyoncé.

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The left side has a volume rocker, to play Queen Bey at the loud volume she deserves.

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The right side has a SIM card tray.

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The G6 can support expandable memory up to 2 TB -- that means you can take lots of cat photos.

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You can see the G6's antennas lines peeking out on the sides.

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There is a fingerprint reader on the back.

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The G6 is one of the most attractive phones LG has made.

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It comes in black and silver. There is a white version as well, but it is not available in the US.

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How does the G6 size up against the competition? From left to right: iPhone 7 Plus, LG G6, Google Pixel XL and OnePlus 3T. Check out our deeper dive for more comparisons.

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The G6 (left) and it's older brother the G5 (right) just hanging out.

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The G6 is the first LG flagship to be water resistant.

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With an Ingress Protection Rating of IP68, the G6 is both dust and water resistant.

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It can submerged in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes -- meaning it can survive an accidental beverage spill or two.

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The US variant of the G6 supports wireless charging even when wet.

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The phone's design is polished and premium -- go LG!


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The G6 has two 13-megapixel cameras.

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One camera is standard the other is wide angle.

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When taking pictures, you can easily switch between cameras just by tapping on the icon on the right-side of the screen.

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With the taller display, one of our favorite features is the photo strip displayed across the top of your photo gallery.

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LG gives you a handful of photo filters with hip names like 1839 and Urban.

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If dual cameras aren't enough, the G6 also has a dual flash.

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There is also a 5-megapixel selfie camera with a nifty wide-angle mode option.

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The G6 comes with an app called Square Camera.

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The Square Camera app packs in some really handy features.

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You can overlay images on top of each other which means anyone can be Superman.

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The screen is twice as tall as it is wide which means it can display two square photos at once.

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One of the coolest features of Square Camera is the ability overlay shapes to aid your composition skills when framing.

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With all the square photos you can take, now you just need to find a social media platform to share them on.

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The G6 is tall but svelte. The bezel around the display is super thin.

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Unlike the G5, the G6 does not have a removeable battery.

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The battery on the G6 is 3,300mAh compared to the G5's 2,800mAh battery.

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The G6 runs Androind Nougat.

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It's the only other phone besides the Pixel to run Google Assistant natively.

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The G6 display will make movie-watching a comfortable experience with its large display.

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Despite its size for some people the G6 will be easily used one-handed.

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The dual cameras and fingerprint reader give the rear of the G6 an owl-like face.

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We're excited to get our hands on the G6 to see how it lives up to its attractive design and impressive specs.

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For more about the LG G6 take a look at our review.

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