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Killer LG G6 Gets The Upper Hand On Apple’s iPhone 7; Smartphone’s Immersive Screen Praised

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The LG G6 was finally unveiled at this year's MWC, with its huge and immersive screen display as its primary selling point. Is the smartphone capable of taking down Apple and Samsung's latest mobile devices?

The LG G6 comes in with a 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio instead of the 16:9 commonly used by other smartphones. That makes the device perfect for split-screen functionality and when watching videos in landscape mode, the screen looks wider than usual.

The handset's "full screen" experience, however, is downplayed by the soft onscreen buttons, which cannot be hidden anymore like what was seen in the company's previous smartphones, Forbes pointed out. The white row of buttons on the bottom takes users away -- and distracts them -- from the immersive experience of, say, watching a video on YouTube.

The smartphone's glossy back irritated some users, too, because of its tendency to retain fingerprint smudges. The absence of the one-handed mode was also criticized.

As for performance, the LG G6 holds up its own against the iPhone 7 but it still lags behind. The former's Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and 4 GB of RAM are already enough to guarantee a speedy performance, but they aren't as powerful as Apple's A10 chip powering the iPhone 7.

LG compensates for this by incorporating a technology from the improved Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The latter's tech allows slicker integration of photos in the device's dual cameras. The LG G6 is equipped with two 13-megapixel lenses, a step up from the iPhone 7's dual 12 MP cameras, Trusted Reviews reported.

The LG G6 provides a split-screen view option when reviewing pictures. This means users can snap photos in one window while editing and uploading another in a separate window.

The LG G6 also bested the iPhone 7 in terms of internal storage. The former offers 32 GB of internal storage + microSD for expansion. While Apple's handset also offers 32 GB of storage, it doesn't allow an expandable memory so you'll be forced to shell out more cash for the 64 GB and 128 GB models.

LG's latest smartphone runs using a 3,300mAh battery, which is undoubtedly better than iPhone 7's 1,960mAh capacity. The LG G6 is also water-resistant and comes with wireless charging technology.

LG is hoping to rake in sales by showcasing the rumored key specs (e.g. an edge-to-edge display) of its biggest rivals -- Apple and Samsung -- before those high-end phones come out. What do you think of the LG G6? Comment below.

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