One week with the LG G6: Very impressed!

  • Added:  5 months ago
  • Final impressions are still pending as all of our LG G6 units are first-look prototypes, and that's actually what's most striking, as this doesn't behave like an unfinished product.

    Most of us in the tech world still reminisce over how much we miss the old G2, it was the first phone to bring a phablet experience into smartphone ergonomics, and the G6 embodies every bit of what made that legacy phone popular..

    One of my favorite things about this phone after using it for a week is the feel. Watch our full video to learn more.


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Comments: 991

  • cool gamer
    cool gamer 6 days ago

    Watching this on my LG G6!

  • Manish Balam
    Manish Balam 13 days ago

    He is so biased

  • Novix
    Novix 16 days ago

    I just picked up the G6 and it is definitely the best LG phone I've had. I used to have the G3 until the screen didn't even work, it would display but when I would double tap the screen to wake up or even put in my lock code, nothing would work which then led me to restarting the phone entirely only having the problem occur again a few minutes later or until I put the phone to sleep.

  • Jason Tam
    Jason Tam 18 days ago

    I have a LG G6

  • Richard Martinez
    Richard Martinez 19 days ago

    I have the G4 and I love it but the battery life sucks, literally.

  • Fariko Tekkas
    Fariko Tekkas Month ago

    My G2 bootlooped today.... ordering this one tomorrow!

  • Jan Šinkovec
    Jan Šinkovec Month ago

    Kinda annoyed we dont get wireless charging or the nice DAC here in EU but even then its a great phone no doubt

  • jorgeshss
    jorgeshss Month ago

    Jaime you rock!

  • sultanabran1
    sultanabran1 Month ago

    Why do people always talk as though 'stock' android is the best? stock android is ugly, skins make android look so much better.

  • Tiga
    Tiga Month ago

    Ahhh, the G2... I differed to the Note 3 at the time but the G2 looked amazing especially for the time

  • male nasty
    male nasty Month ago

    modern design style!! wonderfully

  • Peter Van Keer
    Peter Van Keer Month ago

    The G6 has the WORST front facing camera... My old Nexus 5X is at least 3 times better. While videocalling in de evening in front of my pc, the G6 is blurry af, where my nexus 5x is sharp as a razor. I'm going to send this back to the store... Unbelievable!

  • YamilMeMo
    YamilMeMo 2 months ago +2

    no doubt G6 is the best of LG for now. I recently switched from my Galaxy S6 to G6 .. I love the feel on hand of G6.. it feels solid and it looks great... love the display colors and wide lens. however I wish the LG G6 had some minor changes and few new features, #1 the single len camera... if you are not using the wide angle feature just one len is a poor aperture, it captures very limited space on the screen.
    #2 audio jack in the buttom and not on top... there are few people like me that still use earplugs when video call and having the cables constantly on the screen is annoying.
    #3 right side button... #4 notification light big time. #5 IR blaster #6 some decent emoji. for technology sake... g6 stock emojis are horrible.... these are things that I easily can call out coming from Samsung brand.

  • Neal Hagan
    Neal Hagan 2 months ago

    1 week?dont worry it will crap out like all lg "flagship phones".time is their enemy.

  • Willy Herrera
    Willy Herrera 2 months ago

    I want bigger phones!!!

  • Kathleen Rose
    Kathleen Rose 2 months ago

    thinking to upgrade to this from G2. I was so contented with my G2 and didn't have any plan to change phone until it got broken. my phone can't recognize any SIM cards now. i still use it for internet surfing through wifi. i wish I'll find g6 as great as my g2.

  • Talha Aydın
    Talha Aydın 2 months ago

    2:05 what ? 3.04 GB in use and 667 mb free ? I know how ram works in Android but isn't that so high (if he is not using 10-12 apps at that time) ? I think there should be more headroom for intensive apps.

  • debrisbit
    debrisbit 2 months ago

    who holds a phone like that making a phone call?

  • Ra Va
    Ra Va 2 months ago

    I listen to you and yesterday I traded in my iphone 7 plus for the LG G6 and I regret it. You say Samsung has slugish software, but I've had Samsung and I've never had any problem with it and this phone DOES HAVE slugish software. Thankfully I have tmobiles jump on demand and I will consider trade in again, cause this phone is gettong in my nerves.

  • bmcdroid
    bmcdroid 2 months ago

    why do you speak like you have snot in your nose?

  • Varun Kashib
    Varun Kashib 2 months ago +2

    Haha! Every time you say your name it sounds like you just stepped off the boat :P

  • megacurlerer
    megacurlerer 2 months ago

    I'm a daily driver

  • Kim Tan
    Kim Tan 3 months ago +2

    im still using g2

    • Kim Tan
      Kim Tan 3 months ago

      Lights-Guns-Outdoors yeah.and of all the G-series..G2 is the strongest

    • Lights-Guns-Outdoors
      Lights-Guns-Outdoors 3 months ago

      Kim Tan I gave my wife's old G2 to our son. it still works great!

  • JanPogiMan
    JanPogiMan 3 months ago

    Is it worth getting Korean version because of better DAC? I know I will loose wireless charging in US version.

  • tigerbalm
    tigerbalm 3 months ago

    I need wide angle lens for my wang...

  • Jayseal ENDURO
    Jayseal ENDURO 3 months ago

    is lg g6 have a smart notice like the g4?

  • db0y820
    db0y820 3 months ago +1

    1 year after G6.. bootloops lol

  • stephen von crven
    stephen von crven 3 months ago

    problem with LG is: if you have a faulty phone, good luck with that.

  • Random Commenter
    Random Commenter 3 months ago

    LG Cheese Stick

  • Jeff Kaplan
    Jeff Kaplan 3 months ago

    Its just really ugly tho
    I wish they give it a LG G4 look

  • Shot
    Shot 3 months ago

    Sorry pal,dont like watching reviews of unfinished beta products. No like here

  • mel johns
    mel johns 3 months ago

    lg g6 great phone coming from s7 edge as you said very impressed by everything about the g6

  • Eduardo Chavez Ferman
    Eduardo Chavez Ferman 3 months ago +1

    this has been a great review of my favorite phone of the year. very descriptive, full of facts of an amazing phone! keep up the good work!!!!

  • Keishi Catalan
    Keishi Catalan 3 months ago +1

    This video helped me decide between the G6 vs S8+. The phone has enough features that I want at a cheaper price. Thank you. You guys are awesome!

    • No One
      No One 24 days ago

      Keishi Catalan hello, how are you with your G6?

  • TheEIements
    TheEIements 3 months ago

    jaime, what icon packs do you use?

  • oglove1977
    oglove1977 3 months ago

    I got this phone 3 weeks ago and it has given me a couple issues the first one was incoming calls I cannot hear the other person I had to turn off the phone and turn it back on so I can actually listen to them second one if I'm trying to watch a video it keeps buffering so I got to turn it back off and turn it back on so I can work properly third one was I was getting my kids out of the car so I put my phone on my windshield and I guess because of windshield was so hot and cracked the glass on the camera

  • dominionn09
    dominionn09 3 months ago

    That Instagram looked to be very choppy in scrolling

  • John Ward
    John Ward 3 months ago

    Why does this guy say his name like hi-me-re-vera? Sounds spic ish. Trump!

  • Lim Shady
    Lim Shady 4 months ago

    lol 3:50 woman in bottom right corner

  • Orion Wilson
    Orion Wilson 4 months ago

    I feel like one week doesn't really give you enough detail in how good or bad a phone is

  • Neil Ford
    Neil Ford 4 months ago

    Just seen the UK spec! Very unimpressed!

  • Emily Yukki
    Emily Yukki 4 months ago

    I have lg Stylo 2 it's the best phone ever compare to lg g 6

  • paralelmind
    paralelmind 4 months ago

    that motion blur in the photos dou! 😟

  • Seanachie's Court
    Seanachie's Court 4 months ago +1

    everyone playing with their g6, while europe just sitting here, masturbating

  • Daniel Hartle
    Daniel Hartle 4 months ago +1

    I have an older LG and a Very outdated Samsung. My only complaint is that even my ancient Samsung would accept and utilize free music equalizer and bass boost apps yet the LG will not utilize the same app. Will the G6? otherwise this is a deal breaker. What good is a music player if all u can do is turn the vol up and down? Huge letdown!!!

  • Qayoom Sediq
    Qayoom Sediq 4 months ago

    guys im confuse between v20 and g6

  • Riza Johnson
    Riza Johnson 4 months ago

    I may not see you do but u did

  • drnycmedia
    drnycmedia 4 months ago

    💙 the phone! Hate the OS! 😟

  • Adam Welsch
    Adam Welsch 4 months ago

    I am not a fan of glass back phone but it seems that all the phones are making the switch but now the LG G6 doesn't have the removable battery which was the only reason to buy the LG G2, 3, 4, & 5. So the 2 changes they made is a reason why I am not buying a g6 in addition LG customer service is the bottom barrel I owned 4 LG's and had a manufactures defect with all of them turned all 4 to LG under the manufactures defect and all 4 were returned to me with 0 repairs or explanation why LG did not make any repairs. LG doesn't warrant the manufactures warranty so take that into consideration when buying this phone.

  • DKC48
    DKC48 4 months ago

    Can't just use it for a week... use it for a few months and then bootloop/brick. Can't trust LG.

  • sevan grigoryan
    sevan grigoryan 4 months ago

    The new body looks like it'll feel premium. And the new screen design looks good. Can't wait to see final result

  • Ginko
    Ginko 4 months ago

    Is the rear lock-button/fingerprint-reader a button(does it press in and out), or just an indent?

  • StormRider2
    StormRider2 4 months ago

    Samsung S8 and XZ premium! Looking at the Samsung in person it looks great, feels ergonomically good and it's infinity display is awesome.

  • Ronald E Williams
    Ronald E Williams 4 months ago

    This is just a test phone. Relax

  • Kai Shaik Mahomed
    Kai Shaik Mahomed 4 months ago +2

    I still have LG G3 it's still awesome so imagine the g6 😱

  • Anne
    Anne 4 months ago

    You have a terrific name! :)

  • Mo Beasley
    Mo Beasley 4 months ago

    I really liked my LG3 but it didn't even last 2 years before it broke down. This phone is impressive but I would be a little hesitant to buy another LG phone based on my experience.

  • ShauniSaviour Fanpage
    ShauniSaviour Fanpage 4 months ago

    "Im hymae.... drtrruh.."
    I'm sorry I got lost

  • kenneth greene
    kenneth greene 4 months ago

    my G5 was a good phone so I know the G6 is gonna be CRAZY Samsung fallback

  • Metal Michael
    Metal Michael 4 months ago

    I was super stoked on the S8 plus until i held it and I saw I had to plunk down 130 bucks on T-Mobile. For what? A big screen? I have an iPhone 7 Plus and I'm looking to shake things up and the G6 just climbed to the top.

  • avipeach
    avipeach 4 months ago +1

    like a g6 like a g6

  • Caspar Smit
    Caspar Smit 4 months ago

    No menu button? just press and hold the square and there it is

  • Lux Norris
    Lux Norris 4 months ago

    s8 commercial on tha g6 vid

    Sammy...y'all some savages

  • Bryan Alvarado
    Bryan Alvarado 4 months ago

    Song Los bukis

  • Krystal Myth
    Krystal Myth 4 months ago

    "Ramhog"... using more ram is a good thing Jaime. That's why you saw no issues. Apps were properly being kept into ram and left efficiently ready to be used. It's a sign of good software.

  • Soleyah Greene
    Soleyah Greene 4 months ago

    Hi I don't know if I have done this right so let me know. I never use my email so I'm a little confused.😄😄

  • TAY TV
    TAY TV 4 months ago

    if you just swipe up from the middle circle in the dash, your google assistant should pop up, much love

  • Luci Ramos
    Luci Ramos 4 months ago

    the way the phone looks so surprised and unsure makes me wonder. it has a face lol

  • Ashley Mooney
    Ashley Mooney 4 months ago

    Does it have a removable battery

  • Ryan Smith
    Ryan Smith 4 months ago +1

    I like the tech and I'm an LG fan boy ( Typing this on my G4 😂) but damn the Galaxy S8 looks Sooooo good and even though it has 2 lenses and different zooms the S8s cameras programing is much better.

  • FaZe Stalk3r
    FaZe Stalk3r 4 months ago +1

    how much will this phone cost?

  • Dennis Daly
    Dennis Daly 4 months ago


  • holypicklesmofo
    holypicklesmofo 4 months ago

    I would get this... only problem is my G4 is still working wonderfully!

    • holypicklesmofo
      holypicklesmofo 4 months ago

      lol I believe it.. it's been almost two years and I kind of treat it horribly, but it's never cracked or had any malfunctions.

    • renaldo friloux
      renaldo friloux 4 months ago

      holypicklesmofo your lucky

  • kelkeljai
    kelkeljai 4 months ago

    Worth it to upgrade from g5?

  • billy fatbowe
    billy fatbowe 4 months ago

    ...WHY NO NFC???...........;--(,,,,,,,,,,

  • gwendog
    gwendog 4 months ago

    On the LG G5, you just have to press the round button a bit longer and the Google Assist pops up :) and you can add the home button as well :) not sure with the G6 :D

  • Don Lee
    Don Lee 4 months ago

    no edge screen is fully enough to be bought

  • gibillan magnificul
    gibillan magnificul 4 months ago

    this, s8 or xz premium?

  • VandarGames
    VandarGames 4 months ago

    Your name says Jewish, your face says Mexican. You're a MexiJew.

  • Rocco pool
    Rocco pool 4 months ago

    I have experience with LG Mobile vary bad and vary simply mobile it's batter for me to buy huawei then LG

  • Rocco pool
    Rocco pool 4 months ago

    LG good for A/C and TV washing machine only NOT mobile phone

  • oST0LENo
    oST0LENo 4 months ago +1

    My Galaxy S5 is better

  • ove luigi
    ove luigi 4 months ago

    try the video camera!how many minutes can record!or.....after how many minutes its stop ;)

  • PHYLOgg
    PHYLOgg 4 months ago

    Waiting for demo units to come into my Verizon store early April to solidify my decision between the V20, G6, and Pixel XL! Currently using (or was using) the V10. Got hit by the bootloop issue. :(

  • Von Mac
    Von Mac 4 months ago


  • indigoal3n
    indigoal3n 4 months ago

    OMG you and your nit-picking never makes any practical sense. How NASTY it would look if the video is tucked to one side instead of the middle? Ugh, it's best to keep your opinion to yourself, and just review the device, it's so damn simple.

  • indigoal3n
    indigoal3n 4 months ago

    RAM hog? One would imagine after all the Android reviews, you would know by now how Android manages RAM memory. It's RAM should NEVER be empty. If it is, it means it's very poorly managing it. The fuller the RAM is, the better the performance and power management, and multitasking performance it has.

  • Stoney Days
    Stoney Days 4 months ago +1

    you guys do know with the way android works the more used ram you have the less lag youll encounter right?

  • Central
    Central 4 months ago

    sub to ne

  • H H
    H H 4 months ago +1

    Lg cameras still suck at low light.

  • mark . m
    mark . m 4 months ago

    I've always be a lover of LG phones since my first encounter with Shine (amazing camera and compactness), followed by Arena (to which G6 looks similar), G3 and now Stylus 2 Plus. I've used phones from every other major brand (Samsung, Apple, Sony, BB, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia etc) and I know the differences well. G6 is almost amazing except without the signature removable battery feature, which would have made a perfect phone including a stylus - agreed?

  • Cole Longó
    Cole Longó 4 months ago

    Google is the one killing the Google feed, not lg

  • Justin Ours
    Justin Ours 4 months ago +1

    This phone looks stupid. Go to hell

  • Miss A
    Miss A 4 months ago

    Can't wait to see the updated review when the phone is finalized and launched! Will be looking forward to your review in particular! ;) New Sub. Love the straight forward professional tone & layout of your review! Thanks!

  • Nathan Drake
    Nathan Drake 4 months ago

    Still love my LG v20 though

  • Levent C Mirlay
    Levent C Mirlay 4 months ago

    Do you also have to press down the fingerprint reader to wake the phone up, like on the G5? Or can you just touch it like the Pixel?

  • Strangerer69
    Strangerer69 4 months ago

    Thanks Hermine, that was a good review.

  • Amber Lace
    Amber Lace 4 months ago

    I really like the design! 😍

  • Mario Hernandez
    Mario Hernandez 4 months ago

    did you have a cold or the flu when you made this video?

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