So we briefly discussed the screen size of this amazingly beautiful device earlier. But what else is so cool about this device?
Well, LG didn't make a lot of big changes drastically, instead it started on this road a while ago. The first step they did was, move the volume buttons in the back. Then they established the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone where your index finger naturally lands. Also LG mostly kept a clean front screen and used soft buttons for home, back, etc.
So how does all of this help? Well LG was able make this device with 80% or more screen to body ratio and finally have IP68 rating (water resistant). With that, lets review my first impressions of this phone.
As mentioned several times by many of my colleagues and myself, the first thing that mesmerizes you is the BIG BRIGHT Quad-HD screen. I mean LG has been a leader in the screen business alongside Sammy. So you ought to expect and enjoy this beauty in its glory.
The second most amazingly cool thing the G6 sports is its updated dual camera setup. I will write more about it later, however I did not find it too different from the LG V20.
Finally what caught my attention is the combination of wireless charging (FINALLY) and IP68 rating (DOUBLE FINALLY)! In this day and age, these features should be standard and not a premium but I am greedy like that.
So as a new user of the G6 family, I must say this will be my daily user going forward.
LG started this year with a huge bang. They were already basking in the large screen goodness of the V20 from last year. Then they come out and launch the G6, successor to the G5. LG came out swinging with this device because its a start to a new era.
This is the year of the large screen to body ratios. LG started this trend with the G6 having a whopping 80% screen to body ratio and almost non-existent bezel. In the above image, you see the G6 vs the V20. They both sport a 5.7" screen but the G6 is quite a bit smaller and thinner.
That in itself is an amazing feat. How much LG was able to squeeze the bezel down and yet make it water resistant.
The quality and screen resolution is second to none but that's for another blog.
Sprint, just like most carriers in the world, try to cater to all of their customers. That said, Sprint chose to work with Alcaltel, an up and coming cell phone manufacturer, to build the latest feature phone.
Feature phones are usually not much to write home about, but this guy is the exception, not the rule. The Alcatel Go Flip is the first feature phone (or flip phone) with high speed LTE and a smartphone like OS albeit limited in its capability in this device. So why would all that matter?
So before we get into all of the cool details, lets cover our standard basis:
The Go flip looks like a standard flip phone or clamshell from back in the day with a 2.3" color screen on the inside and weighing barely above 4 oz. It has a battery life that can sustain a few days, not a few hours and can handle standard tasks like calls, txt (albeit using T9), email and web browsing like a champ. Its a perfect phone for your kids, the elderly (with big easy to read buttons) and those techies who just want to disconnect with their digital world but still have something for emergencies.
The camera is pretty basic but can easily capture the important things like quick kids photos or receipts.
So now to make it interesting, this device has LTE and WiFi for you to browse internet at high speeds. The browser also supports YouTube videos so if you really need to watch a video on a 2.3" screen, now you can.
The main reason why this device has LTE in it, is basically to make it future proof. So stay tuned to find out whe new features it will have in the future.