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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Joe, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Joe

    Joe  
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    Hey guys. I'm going to be getting the LG G6 this week. Just wondering what you'd like to know about it. Ask any questions you have and I'll try to answer them here or on Phandroid.

    Who else is getting the G6?!
     



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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Does it offer the option of adoptable storage?

    UK residents are only offered 32gb storage compared to you guys over the pond.

    Is the UI still a horrible florescent blue/teal? My only other LG has been the G4 and the UI is atrocious. I want to know if it's improved.
     
  3. Joe

    Joe  
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    I can already tell you the UI is better. I've used the G5 and V20. You can download themes now, which is nice.
     
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  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Thanks! Can you post screenshots? Notification pull down/settings menus etc?

    No biggie if you can't, I'm sure they'll be all over the web soon enough.
     
  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Tell me about music and movies. A comparison between the HTC 10 and the G6 in those categories is what I want.

    OT: What was up with that last podcast?
     
  6. Joe

    Joe  
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    What do you mean?
     
  7. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    I would like to know how it sounds with a single speaker. I watch a lot of films on my N6 and love the dual speakers for these and indeed whether you can use adaptive storage - although i am doubting this. Be nice tho. ;)
     
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Actually I think the USA also only gets 32GB (but with wireless charging, which I personally don't care about). I'm pretty sure the 64GB is an Asian regional exclusive.

    Headphone audio quality is something I'm interested in. And how much storage space is actually available to the user (something reviews rarely bother to mention).
     
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  9. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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  10. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    You are right Hadron, surprised by that one. Makes it not so sucky to be a UK customer if our US cousins have to suffer limited space too. :p
     
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  12. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Yeah. Doesn't Nougat keep a "spare" copy of the system and boot partitions in case of corruption?
     
  13. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    You kept dropping out at the beginning.
     
  14. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    It does come with a micro SD slot, or I wouldn't have ordered it. :cool: I'm not ever (willingly) transferring my music library to the internal storage when it's already on this perfectly good memory card.
     
  15. Poloki

    Poloki Well-Known Member

    I have a Verizon LG G6 that I got on Friday. So far it's really slick. Coming from a Galaxy S6, I can see great improvements.
    • Nougat is pretty smooth for the most part, coming from MM on my S6, it's hard to tell if the improvements are the phone or OS.
    • Fingerprint sensor on back is awesome, barely have to touch it and it responds to my index finger quickly and accurately (I set it up for either hand).
    • Battery life is real good - with moderate use I was able to get more than 36 hrs. Granted there was a lot of idle time for it this weekend, but still far better than the S6.
    • It's actually just about the same width as the S6, but obvioulsy taller. The new longer display seem pretty good. I actually used multi-window this morning and had Facebook and Authy open at the same time on the screeen and it worked (and looked) very well.

    Questions I have for @Joe
    • Is it my imagination or does it not have an LED for notifications?
    • Every once in awhile I getting a real lag when I open some apps - so far it has happened in Friendly, Lastpass, and Inbox.
    • How do you download themes for it? - Not a major deal, because I use Nova, but just curious.
     
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  16. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    Got it tonight. :D

    Dang, no IR Blaster. Could have sworn I looked for that. Oh well, time to buy batteries for the old remotes.
     
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  17. biggles

    biggles Newbie

    I want to know if any features have been disabled on the Verizon version vs other carriers. So far, have read elsewhere the FM radio is disabled on Verizon, enabled on T-Mobile. Verizon removed some cool features on the LG G4 when it was released in 2015 (smart settings, themes, etc). Had I known about that back then I would have waited for an unlocked version in order to retain those features. Anyway, if Verizon does that again, my plan is to go unlocked or switch to T-Mobile for the G6.
     
  18. Affanv

    Affanv Newbie

    Any idea about the performace difference between snapdragon 821 in LG g6 and snapdragon 835 coming in samsung s8 and s8+?
     
  19. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    I'm annoyed that LG, like HTC (and others) disabled the UI Tuner. That was the #1 feature I had been looking forward to with Marshmallow, and I still don't have it except on my Nexus 7 (2013), where it does me no good.

    I DON'T WANT THAT HUGE DAMN NFC ICON! /rant
     
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  20. whitehat

    whitehat Android Enthusiast

    Have there been problems with applications running with Nougat?

    I received the Nougat update on my S7 on 31 Mar. Several problems reared their ugly heads. Some examples are sensitivity to touch (Unable to answer a call), syncing disabled for K9 mail, No notification sounds for email arrival (k9 mail and Blue mail), No sound notification from Pro weather alert (failed only once), and False notification to Gmail Icon badge (Indicated 1 email when there wasn't one several times - No notification sound).

    Verizon Wireless told me to contact Samsung support. Samsung told me to take the phone to Best Buy for a software refresh.

    My solution will be to get a new phone with Nougat available at release. The G6 and Pixel
    are possibilities.
     
  21. MozartMan

    MozartMan Well-Known Member

    whitehat,

    I had this problem with K9 Mail app on my G5 with Marshmallow and then Nougat, and then with my new G6 with Nougat. It is because of Android "Doze". Read here:

    http://www.greenbot.com/article/311...o-know-about-doze-mode-in-android-nougat.html

    You need to go to Battery Optimization, find K9 Mail and select "Don't optimize"

    K9 is working fine now on my G6.
     
  22. whitehat

    whitehat Android Enthusiast

    Thanks, My google searches had already turned up that info.The S7 doesn't have optimization as an option. IN Battery I set Power Saving mode off and added the apps
    to the unmonitored apps list which is supposed to prevent the apps from going to sleep.

    From my calls it sounds like Samsung wants to refresh the phones to Marshmallow instead of fixing the problems Hence my interest in a new phone.
     
  23. miketh

    miketh Lurker

    Has LG solved the "bootloop" problem? (I now have a G4). I gather it was present in the V10, V20 and maybe G5. For a high end phone I'm limited to G6 or S8.
     

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