Review LG Q6 alpha. King of state employees
Frameless phones became a trend in 2017, and while manufacturers such as Sony and HTC avoid thin frames, LG and Samsung are conquering the world of frameless phones.
While other manufacturers are thinking about how to make a frameless phone in the budget segment, LG is ready to attack the market with its new LG Q6. This is an inexpensive phone with a flagship display with a ratio of 18: 9.
For review, LG provided our edition of the sample LG Q6 alpha in black.
Technical specifications LG Q6 alpha
- Display: 5.5 ″, 18: 9 IPS FullVision, 1080 × 2160 pixels (FullHD), 442 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3, the screen occupies 80% of the front panel
- Chipset: Qualcoom Snapdragon 435 4 × 1.4 GHz & 4 × 1.1 GHz
- RAM: 2 GB
- Built-in memory: 16 GB, microSD support (up to 2 TB).
- Main camera: 13 megapixels, f / 2.0
- Front camera: 5 MP, f2.2 viewing angle of 100 degrees
- Communication: 4G LTE Cat 6, 3G, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
- Connectors and sensors: MicroUSB, jack 3.5 mm, light sensor, distance sensor, gyroscope, digital compass
- Battery: 3,000 mAh non-removable
- Case Material: Plastic, Metal
- Colors: black, gold
- Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Dimensions: 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1 mm
The LG Q6 alpha resembles its older brother, the LG G6. Here the exact same thin frames, and the body is rounded. But still, the device has serious differences. For example, the speaker is located on the back side, there is no fingerprint sensor at all.
The microUSB connector is still used, not the progressive USB Type-C. On the left side there are volume buttons and two slots for nanoSIM / nanoSIMmicroSD, on the right side there is a lock button. Fortunately, this is not a hybrid slot for a memory card, so you can put two SIM cards and a microSD at once.
The frame is made of aluminum of the 7000th series. The back cover is made of glossy plastic, which is a so-so solution. Plastic is not easily soiled, but easily scratched.
Build LG Q6 alpha causes only positive emotions. It can be seen that the company did not spare resources. There are no crevices and creaks. The volume and lock keys do not dangle, do not wobble. In addition, the oleophobic coating of both flagships and prints are easily erased both from the screen and from the cover. The phones have a protection class MD-810, no moisture protection.
The smartphone feels a little cooler in your hand than when you look at it from the monitor screen. At first, I could not believe for a long time that I was holding a device with a screen diagonal of 5.5 ′, since in my hands it lies like a 5-inch phone. It is convenient for them to operate with one hand.
The display of the LG Q6 left positive emotions. The diagonal of the IPS screen is 5.5 inches, the aspect ratio is 18: 9 (FullVision) and FullHD resolution.
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The screen is bright, in the sun it is enough with his head. The color rendition is close to ideal, the colors are natural, not oversaturated. Viewing angles are maximum, the backlight is evenly distributed.
This is the most top screen among state employees that I have seen. Thanks to such thin frames, the perception of use is changing. The screen area makes it possible to comfortably use two applications at once in dual mode.
The display gives a new experience from watching movies, photos or videos. It seems that in your hands you hold only the screen.
At night, with minimal brightness, the eyes do not feel discomfort. But if suddenly you will not be pleased to use it in the dark, you can turn on the reading mode.
As a result, the LG Q6 alpha display showed its best side, even after a week of use, I want to exclaim with pleasure.
The main camera of the LG Q6 has one 13 megapixel module. Photos with sufficient light turn out to be cool, but if suddenly there is not enough light, the quality will sag a little, noise appears. This is normal for smartphone cameras in the category of up to 20,000 rubles.
LG engineers tried to make a good camera application and they did it. This is one of the most convenient camera applications compared to other budget Android devices.
Yes, there are no manual settings, but the Auto mode works stably, showing a good result in most scenes. The application has been specially downloaded for social networks. Right in the camera there is a context menu for publishing the received images to the social network.
The front camera surprised with the correct color rendering and quality of detail. You can enable wide-angle camera mode. Also, the application allows you to immediately make a collage of several photos or videos.
LG Q6 alpha runs on Android 7.1.1 with a proprietary shell LG UX 6.0. The Korean company did not go along the path of cluttering the firmware with its utilities, which in my opinion is a good solution.
This device contains LG-specific functions such as: KnockCode. unlock the screen by tapping the screen, unlock the phone with a front camera. Another utility pleased battery care, the phone itself gives tips on how to properly charge the phone and handle the battery. over, these tips are really useful and come with detailed explanations.
In the settings, you can replace the control keys. For example, put a button for quickly switching between SIM cards or a screenshot button.
Performance and uptime
LG Q6 alpha received an octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor with a frequency of 1.4 GHz and an Adreno 505 video accelerator. The amount of RAM is only 2 GB, but this was enough for LG engineers to make the phone work smartly.
In simple tasks, the phone copes one hundred percent. Hangs, if any, are extremely rare. But in each barrel of honey there is a fly in the ointment, sometimes the main screen (launcher) reboots arbitrarily and it is completely unclear why this is happening. There was always enough RAM, so I leave this to the conscience of programmers.
I don’t really want to talk about games in this review, since the Snapdragon 435 processor is weak for demanding games, but you can play simple arcades and casual games with pleasure. I preferred the game Colin McRae Rally, the game went very smoothly, and in conjunction with the FullVision display I will allow myself to say that this is a great feeling from immersion in the game.
Another point where LG did not face the dirt. The LG Q6 has a 3000mAh battery. Even though there is a FullHD display, on average the phone can work for a day and a half.
I tested the phone in its usual mode. constantly active 4G, geolocation, social networks and instant messengers. And all this at 75% brightness. And the battery is protected from damage and fires, LG hint at Samsung smartphones. &# 128521;
Communication and sound
LG Q6 supports all major communication standards, including 4G Cat 6, which means that the speed of the mobile Internet can reach up to 300 Mbps. The rest is all standard.
The smartphone stably communicates with wi-fi points. The quality of the connection with 4G and 3G also does not raise questions.
The main speaker in the LG Q6 is at the back and I immediately want to ask a question. “what is the volume on the table?”. I can say with confidence that even if the phone is on the table, you will hear a notification or a call. The speaker is very loud. You can also listen to music through it, you will not hear any serious distortions during the sound.
The volume through the headphones is decent, the quality is average. For the Snapdragon 435 chipset, this is the usual picture.
LG Q6 can easily be called the king of budget devices at the moment. Looking at competitors, you understand that they will not give the same experience of use that gives LG Q6 alpha.
Recall the FullVision FullHD display and a wonderful camera for a budget employee. I advise you to think about buying this smartphone. In its price segment, this is one of the best solutions.
- FullVision Screen
- Loud speaker
- Plastic cap
- Lack of NFC
- MicroUSB connector, not USB Type C