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LG G6 Battery Life: Not As Good As I Was Hoping

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LG G6 Battery Life: Not As Good As I Was Hoping

Richard Goodwin 26/04/2017 - 8:52am

It’s early in my assessment procedure, however the LG G6’s battery lifestyles turns out just a little, smartly… disappointing

I was a huge fan of the divisive LG G5. I liked the digital camera and the design of the phone, despite the fact that the modular side of it used to be, admittedly, poorly completed. The handset didn't promote smartly and this induced a reconsider inside of LG’s HQ about the place to head with its successor, the LG G6.

The LG G6 is a markedly other beast to its predecessor. It stocks 0 design parts with the LG G5 and, for all intents and functions, is a ground-up redesign of the handset. The LG G6 is LG beginning a brand new direction, person who it hopes will convey it into rivalry in 2017/18.

I were given my evaluate unit thru a few days in the past and feature been the use of the phone solely since. I gained’t pass into an excessive amount of element right here concerning the design, specifications or efficiency of the handset, as that might be treated in my complete assessment, however I do need to make some notes at the LG G6's battery lifestyles.

From the outset, I used to be assured the LG G6 would have respectable battery efficiency; it has a bigger, 3300mAh mobile in it (as opposed to the 2800mAh discovered within the LG G5) and this typically interprets into higher efficiency.

Nevertheless it hasn’t – now not that I can see, anyway. Most likely my expectancies have been too top coming from a Pixel XL, which is among the best possible performers available on the market at this time, however one of the simplest ways I may just describe the battery at the G6, in response to a couple of day’s value of utilization, is mediocre.

LG G6 Battery Check Instance

I will correctly check the LG G6’s battery sooner than writing my assessment. However for the time being I will simply use the phone as my day by day motive force and notice the way it does in comparison to the opposite telephones’ I’ve examined in 2016/17.

So how did it do compared to my trusty, old Pixel XL? Not nice. The LG G6 persistently did not make it thru a complete day with no most sensible up, which is one thing I haven’t needed to do for ages, because the Pixel XL can care for a complete day (and slightly) with heavy utilization.

And I have not even been pushing the LG G6 all that tough, both. The day prior to this I took some pictures and video whilst strolling the canine, made a couple of phone calls and listened to a few hour’s value of track on Spotify, in addition to the standard surfing and social media.

I didn’t play any video games, obtain any large information or do anything else that CPU/Battery-intensive. However I did need to recharge the LG G6 round 2pm to be able to be certain that it’d nonetheless be alive and kicking come 9pm.

This used to be sudden. I realize it has a larger battery than the LG G5, however I don't consider the G5 having any problems with battery efficiency when I examined it ultimate yr.

Benchmark checks display the LG G6 has higher efficiency than the G5. However benchmark exams – whether or not video-playback-oriented or name duration-based – are by no means reflective of ACTUAL utilization patterns. They’re only a backyard stick device for comparability’s sake.

I’m going to take a look into the setup of my phone, as I assume the sub-par efficiency has one thing to do with the always-on show. I will retackle this factor in additional element in my evaluation, as soon as I’ve had extra time with the phone. However I simply sought after to try this fast piece at the phone in case any of you're questioning concerning the G6's battery lifestyles.

Preliminary impressions, but even so battery efficiency, then again, are excellent. The handset seems very neat and tidy and plays like a champ, in spite of operating an older Snapdragon chipset.

Regulate KYM’s social feeds for extra updates at the LG G6.

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