LG G6 H870

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Product Code: LG-G6 Manufacturer: LG

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LG G6 SIM Free / UK


SIM Free UK LG G6 Platinum SilverFollowing an experiment with modular accessories in 2016, LG has a more standard design for 2017's G6.

There's still plenty of unique features, most prominent of all being the 18:9 (or 2:1) screen ratio for the large 5.7" display. With over 80% screen to body ratio, the screen dominates the front of the handset.

The LG G6 also features a return of the rear-mounted power button, this time integrated into the fingerprint sensor. Volume controls are located on one side.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

Clove Technology provides SIM free handsets that are ready to work on all compatible UK and European networks.

The phone uses a NANO SIM card. For LTE compatibility outside of Europe, please check the specifications with your local operator.

Colour and memory variants

LG G6 has been manufactured with 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM.

External micro SD cards (up to 256GB) can be used and formatted as internal storage through Android.

The G6 will be available in Astro Black and Platinum Silver colours. Colour availability may vary by global region.

Reasons to buy the LG G6

  • Android 7.1 Nougat with LG UX & Themes
  • 5.7" FullVision display QHD+ (1,440 x 2,880) with 18:9 (2:1) screen ratio
  • Rounded screen corners with a total 80.7% screen-to-body ratio
  • Dolby Vision™& HDR10 for incredibly vivid playback
  • Dual 13MP rear cameras - 1x 125° wide-angle & 1x 71° standard
  • 5MP 100° wide-angle front-facing camera
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Pro (2.35 GHz Quad-Core)
  • 32GB storage / 4GB RAM / Micro SD (up to 256GB)
  • 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
  • 3,300 mAh battery with Qualcomm® Quick Charge 3.0
  • IP68 dust- and water-resistant

Box Contents

  • SIM Free LG G6 smartphone
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • 3 PIN UK Mains Adapter
  • Earphones
  • Documentation

Overview

With a desire to just add in the latest technology and let high specifications sell the phone, there's not always a lot of innovative choices in flagships each year. With the G6, LG is changing that notion by changing one of the core components; the screen.

FullView Display

For many years, the standard screen ratio on smartphones has been 16:9. This matches up with the shift to widescreen formats for televisions, laptops & monitors, TV broadcast and other video content such as YouTube streaming and media-rich websites.

LG though have decided to switch up the display on the G6 to a new ratio of 18:9. Married with a beautifully detailed Quad HD+ resolution (1,440 x 2,880), the FullView display has been created.

Standard 16:9 content which cannot be proportionally adjusted will continue to work as normal, generally with a border, although we can expect developers of audiovisual content to be able to target the new ratio correctly.

Square UX content

The 18:9 ratio can also be realised as two perfect squares put side by side. This has allowed LG to incorporate squares into the design philosophy of the new LG interface.

At many points, you will find the screen split into two squares. For instance, in the LG Calendar app, one square shows a traditional calendar in date, week or monthly view. The second square will show a detailed scheduling view for tasks and events.

The same occurs in the LG Mail app, with square 1 displaying your list of emails and square 2 delivering a preview. Throughout the LG interface, you can be surprised by where this feature is used to enhance the system.

Dolby Vision™& HDR10

Both of these technologies are employed by the LG G6. When used together, images and video have unparalleled colour contrast and vibrancy. Video streaming sites such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are fast working to ensure their original content and licensed blockbusters are outputting with these new display technologies in mind.

Dolby Vision also allows for you to select one of four viewing modes to quickly switch to the most optimum colour and temperature profile depending on your surroundings: Vivid, Standard, Bright and Cinematic.

LG G6 SIM Free Dolby HDR10

Google Assistant

Previously only available on the Google Pixel range, this new Assistant will be launching on flagship devices throughout 2017.

Google Assistant is available no matter where you are in the phone's interface. Activated either by a personalised phrase or a tap of the Google widget on the home screen, once open, the Assistant awaits your questions or commands.

Assistant is integrated within the Google Search app and has access to your personal Google profile. Due to this, results for queries are tailored to your lifestyle, previous search requests and, potentially, your existing engagements, tasks, reviews and location history.

Responses to queries are framed in an interface that appears like a chat application. As Assistant develops and works with you, you will be able to maintain lengthier discussions with the system using more natural language.

The Assistant will also be able to make recommendations into other apps. For instance searching for local restaurants may intelligently prompt you to call the phone number and save a reminder to your calendar after a reservation is made.

You can also use Assistant for simple questions and web searches, and to help you locate information on your device, for instance, pictures or videos you took on a specific day or location.

LG G6 SIM Free Google Assistant

Dual Cameras

A dual camera set up has been an important development in mobile photography in the past year, although depending on the implementation, results can vary drastically.

At their best, dual cameras allow you to take images with enhanced depth of field, contrast and brightness, plus introduce special effect and layering technology not possible with just one lens.

LG have always pushed the boundaries of camera technology with the G range. On the LG G6, both rear cameras have a 1/3.06"sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 1.12μm size pixels. The difference is one lens has a super-wide 125° field of view compared to the standard 71° on the other.

Switching between the two cameras is easy as swiping across the screen. Also available are specialised shooting modes and effects utilising both lenses simultaneously.

LG G6 SIM Free Wide Angle

Square Camera Mode

Thanks to the 18:9 screen ratio, LG's square interface finds a perfect home in the camera application. Several amusing (and practical) modes have been included to showcase the square display feature.

Snap Shot keeps a preview of your previously taken picture below the frame for the new image, with options to swiftly delete it if not wanted.

Grid Shot provides you with the ability to create 2x2 grids of both still images and videos.

Guide Shot lets you place any stored image underneath the viewfinder as a reference. This lets you recreate poses in images or take a new picture which complements it.

Match Shot similar to the guide shot above, this mode will combine the result of your new and original images into one picture.

Wide Angle Front

Great for group selfies and video calls where you want to get a decent crop of the view behind you, LG has included a 100° front-facing camera.

LG G6 SIM Free Square Interface

LG G6 Game Collection

To better showcase the new 18:9 screen ratio, LG have teamed up with some big name game developers to optimise some famous apps.

The Game Collection includes Temple Run 2, Spiderman Unlimited, Simcity BuildIt, Cookie Jam, Genies & Gems and Crossy Road.

These are all part of the official LG G6 Game Collection and can be downloaded for free by redemption through the LG Smart World application.

IP68 Water, Dust and Shock Resistance

Thanks to a fully sealed construction, this is the first flagship LG phone to have an IP68 rating. The phone is water and dust resistant and so perfectly capable of withstanding sand, powders and splashes of fresh water, including being run under a tap.

Internally, the corners of the LCD panel have been rounded off to match the curved display. This results in a sturdier build, helping to dissipate impact force and resulting in the screen being far less likely to crack should the phone be dropped on its corners.

High Fidelity Recording

The LG G6 features two high AOP microphones to record sound even at high decibels (>100 dB at concerts and sports events.)

Additional audio recording features within the video recording application allow you to apply filters and adapt the sensitivity of certain frequency ranges.

An audio-only system can record HD sound at 24 bit / 192kHz FLAC (AAC [MP3] WAV). Hi-Fi video recording is also available at 16bit / 48kHz (AAC) or 24bit / 48kHz in LPCM (requires a special CODEC for playback).

LG G6 SIM Free Hi Fidelity Audio

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Specification

SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version7.0 (Nougat)
Custom SkinLG Optimus UX 6.0
Processor
Speed2.35 GHz
Dual Core
Quad Core Yes
Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 821 Pro MSM8996
OtherAdreno 530 GPU
Expansion Slot Yes
TypeMicroSDXC
Capacity (Up to)256 GB
RAM4 GB
ROM
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity32 GB
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size5.7
TypeFullVision Quad HD
Resolution 1440 x 2880 (~564 ppi) 80.7% screen to body ratio
OtherCorning Gorilla Glass 5, 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Vision & HDR10
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G Yes
FrequenciesTBC
SpeedLTE-A Cat9 (3CA) 450/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes
Version5.0
FunctionsLE, A2DP
WiFi Yes
Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
DLNA Yes
Version
Ports
DataUSB Type-C 1.0 (USB 3.1)
PowerUSB Type-C
Audio3.5mm jack
Video OutYes, wireless via Miracast / Google Home
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
OtherFingerprint sensor in rear-mounted power button
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
MegapixelsDual 13MP (wide) & 13MP (standard)
FlashLaser auto focus with dual LED flash
Camera LensWide: (1/3.06"sensor, 125°, f/2.4, 1.12μm) Standard: (1/3.06"sensor, 71°, f/2.4, 1.12μm)
OtherOIS & EIS(Steady Record 2.0), Square Camera Mode, 360 Panorama, AE Touch focus, Phase Detection Auto Focus, Face Detection & Object Tracking, Manual Mode, GIF & Food Mode Camera Roll, Quick Share
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type5MP Standard - Wide Angle (82-100°), 4:3, f/2.2, EIS (Steady Record 1.0) 1.12μm
Sensors
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass and Gyro Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
FormatsMP3 / WAV / FLAC / eAAC player
Recording
Video
FormatsMP4 / DviX / XviD / H.265 player
Recording4K@30fps & Manual Lossless Recording
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Battery
Capacity3,300 mAh
TypeNon-removable Li-ion
Removable
Call Time
GSM
3G
Standby Time
GSMUp to 25 hrs
3G
Dimensions148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 159 grams
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Apps, LG Apps & UX Themes
OtherIntegrated side-by-side modes for LG apps (Camera, Calendar, Mail etc.), Android Pay certified, Wi-Fi calling & HD Voice (network dependent)
Warranty24 months

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FAQs

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 256GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a Nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes

Does this phone have a removable battery?

No

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