LG G6 Review: How is it as a Mobile Gaming Buddy?

The LG G6 is Korea’s flagship smartphone for 2017—that’s what the mobile phone industry knows. But is it up to snuff when it comes to your gaming needs?

Let’s assess the specs that matter to many hardcore gamers: design, speed, and battery life.

 

Design – 4 out of 5 stars

The G6 features a big 5.7-inch screen that easily fits in the hand, providing the best of both worlds: a solid, comfortable grip (thanks to a narrow bezel) and a large screen viewing experience. The only issue I have is its 18:9 aspect ratio that, when playing in full screen, makes several games look stretched. Some games also look as though some of their edges are removed.

 

Speed – 4 out of 5 stars

Inside the unit lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. This chipset may not be the fastest in the market, but its speed is good enough for gaming. The G6 comes pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat, so it’s definitely up to date.

 

Battery Life – 2.5 out of 5 stars

Don’t set your hopes too high—you’ll only be disappointed. The 3300mAh battery looks promising on the surface, but it only delivers average battery life. It’s a challenge to make it last for a whole day’s worth of use, and that doesn’t include gaming yet. So imagine how far the battery can go if you play games for just a couple of minutes.

 

Overall Performance – 3.5 out of 5 stars

This latest LG model may not be at par with its more advanced contemporaries, but it’s still a decent mobile phone for moderate gamers. Just don’t forget to recharge it as often as you can and uninstall any power-hungry apps that you don’t use anyway.