LG's G6 beats the G5 but ...

Subject: Mobile | April 7, 2017 - 02:39 PM |
Tagged: LG, g6, smartphone, Snapdragon 821

The new LG G6 sports a 5.7", 2880×1440 IPS LCD powered by the aging Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 with a pair of 2.35GHz Kryo cores and two 1.6 GHz Kryo cores.  The hardware is going to have a hard time competing against other phones powered by newer chips such as the Snapdragon 835or Exynos 8895.  Ars Technica ran the phone through benchmarks in their full review here.  The phone itself is attractively made and does offer a wide variety of features, however it will have trouble once the new Galaxy and iPhone arrive on the market.

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"The LG G6 seems to be launching in the US at the worst possible time. The phone uses Qualcomm's 2016 SoC—the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821—in 2017, making it already seem dated. The G6 is also launching right as Samsung's hype machine for the Galaxy S8 is revving up."

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Source: Ars Technica

April 7, 2017 | 03:10 PM - Posted by boidsonly

I am on my 3rd G5. Due to a MoBo shortage as a result of defective boards in the G4/V10/G5, it took 4 weeks to get a replacement. No more LG for me...

April 7, 2017 | 05:20 PM - Posted by Mike S. (not verified)

Unfortunately, I'm only interested in Google's own Android devices - every other Android phone maker has a horrendous record for keeping security up to date.

Motorola was better about security while Google owned them, but after Google sold them they suck again.


April 8, 2017 | 02:27 AM - Posted by Shambles (not verified)

I don't know about the policy for the Pixel but the Nexus phones had poor support from Google as well. It's only that everyone else is so much worse at it that makes Google look ok. My Nexus 4 only got support up to Android 5. Thanks to having an unlocked device though I am happily running an Android 7 ROM that keeps my features and my security up to date which is great since I originally did it in the first place just to get security updates. I shouldn't have to do that with a device created by the same company that creates the operating system. Just because manufacturers have this fever dream that their users upgrade their phones every year doesn't make it true. My phone is coming up on being 5 years old and if the market is full of more over-priced under-designed phones I'll probably end up waiting several more years before I replace the thing. Heck, it seems like most phones in 2017 that sell for twice the price of what I bought my phone in 2012 for have the same amount of storage.

If you want to lock OS features behind new devices I don't care all that much but cutting off security updates since you are expecting that everyone will throw their perfectly good 3 year old phone out is poor support.

April 8, 2017 | 05:23 PM - Posted by Mike S. (not verified)

I agree with everything you wrote. Even Google isn't good with security updates for the Nexus or Pixel devices. They're just the least awful option.

April 11, 2017 | 02:23 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

if you want security then go with blackberry androids
and also new nokias

April 7, 2017 | 06:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Seems like reviewer was not set on fire by the new phone from LG ... wait, that's actually good.

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