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LG - G6 US997 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Platinum

Run the latest apps on this factory-unlocked LG G6 smartphone. Its 4G LTE connectivity provides fast data transfer, and its 32GB of internal storage holds your apps and photos. This LG G6 smartphone is rated IP68 for resistance to water and dust, and its 5.7-inch qHD Plus display delivers brilliant, clear video.

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Overview

What's Included


  • LG G6 US997
  • 3300 mAh Battery
  • Power adapter, USB Type C cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 39)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor

Quad-core 2.35GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Compatible with CDMA and GSM carriers, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile

Also compatible with prepaid SIM Kits, including Verizon Wireless Prepaid, Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, H2O, GoPhone and Simple Mobile.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.7" IPS touch screen

Large, clear screen lets you browse apps, view photos and watch videos in crisp detail.

13.0MP camera

Capture images while you're out and about.

32GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 2TB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.*

Multitask like a pro with QSlide

Layer 2 apps on top of each other with transparent windows that let you browse a restaurant menu while you text a friend, or watch a video while you flip through vacation photos.

Unlock your phone quickly and securely

Unlock your phone with KnockCode by tapping an invisible passcode onto your phone's lock screen.

Personalize photos and screenshots with handwritten notes

Add a caption to a photo with your finger, circle a location on a map or add comments and doodles to a screenshot with QuickMemo. Then share your creations with friends and family.

Listen to music and news with the included FM radio app

Scan for new stations, store your favorites and record audio directly from the radio.

Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure

Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone.

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

Listen to your favorite tunes

Store and play your MP3 files on your phone.

LG Second Year Promise

Register and get a free second year of limited warranty coverage at LGG6Promise.com. Terms and conditions apply. See site for details.

SIM card not included.

* Depends on device memory and network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.


Customer rating

Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

85%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, not perfect

    Posted
    Customer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    PROS Nice Screen, Awesome Camera, Water Resistant, Solid Build, Good Performance, Wireless Charging, Headphone Jack CONS Terrible Launcher, Too Many Junk Apps, Average Battery Life, 32GB of Storage, Mono Color Flash As it stands now, the 18x9 screen looks nice, but it’s more of a gimmick than anything else. Very few little content / apps are available in a 18x9 format. The LCD screen gets the job done and looks nice, but I can’t help but wonder what this phone would look like with an AMOLED. You’ll ask that question at night, if you are using always on display. You’ll notice some light bleed that is very hard to avoid with an LCD screen. The camera on the G6 is one of the best you are going to find on a smartphone in 2017. Not only is the quality top notch, but it’s usable. A lot of dual lens phones use both for bokah or image enhancement. LG has proven that you do not need two lenses for that. Instead they deliver the stellar wide angle lens to supplement the standard lens. It makes for a powerful duo and leaves me wishing that others would adopt a similar format. The G6 feels good in your hand. It feels much more solid than the G5 did, thanks to its solid, one piece construction. The design meant going away from the removable battery, which is a big drawback for some, but it also allowed them to make the phone water resistant. I’ll take that any day over a removable battery, especially now that cheap, compact battery packs are so readily available. The wireless charging is a feature I love, but there is an oddity here. You only get that in the US version. In fact there are a couple versions of the G6 out there depending on where you live. For the price, it would have been nice to merge all the features together and only offer one model. Instead you are stuck deciding if you want more internal storage, wireless charging, or high def audio. LGs biggest weak point is its software. Why can’t they adopt Motorola’s philosophy? I like a phone that is close to stock with no duplicate apps and no bloatware. The G6 is neither of those. The stock launcher is a total nightmare. You can quickly add the version with an app drawer, but it’s not much better. You’ll get very few options to customize anything. You’ll quickly find yourself downloading Nova Launcher or the Google Now Launcher. I’ve forced myself to use the standard app drawer launcher that LG provides since it was designed to work with the phone, but it’s not great. The battery life is about average. I list that as a con, because this is a flagship running an 821. It should be better than average. I went to this from a Moto Z Play. The SOT difference between the two phones is about 7hrs. That is not a typo. The average user is not going to notice the performance difference between the two phones, only the battery life. Power users are going to see the performance difference. 32GB of storage might seem like an okay option considering this phone also has expandable storage. Here is the problem with that – if you add enough storage, you don’t need also have expandable storage. For a flagship 64GB is quickly becoming standard and many makers have started offering higher options. I honestly think this is going to be one of the last flagships we see with 32GB of storage. The flash annoys me. I haven’t had a phone with a single color flash in years. The last ten phones I have used have had a dual or even a triple color flash, and for good reason. The flash on the G6 will wash your subjects out. It’s a little thing, but little things can make or break a flagship. Should you buy this phone? The price of this phone has been dropping like a rock. If you can land it for less than $500, you’ll have an amazing phone in your hand at a good price point. Overall this is an amazing phone. It could have been the best, but a few cut corners kept it from being as good as it could have been. For those of you who really like to take photos with your phone, this is the one for you! SIDE NOTE – This phone does not have an IR blaster. The G5 did. I want to mention that since some users love the functionality that comes with an IR blaster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Phone

    Posted
    SpeedRacer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this because I wanted good specs like the harddrive space 32GB and 4GB RAM with a good processor - I was tired of waiting for an App or webpage to load and needed more memory, since all my other older phones just had only 1GB of RAM and in 2018 - that's just not enough. There's nothing I don't like about the phone, it's great all around, and it even updated from Android 7.1 to Oreo 8.0 at initial startup. I am using a Tracfone sim card through Verizon network and it's great. I have just one little gripe and I bet it will be addressed in the next OS update to PIE 9.0 - but when charging the phone, when finished - the phone gives no audible indication that it's fully charged, like all my other LG phones have done, I find it quite strange, really. It does show in the notification dropdown but no audible indication - so you might be keeping it on the charger for longer than needed. Talking about the battery: it gives me 2 days charge, with WiFi, Location, Bluetooth and Sync ON. - - - - - I highly recommend this phone. - - - - -

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the Price

    Posted
    JakefromStateFarm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My latest phone was a Samsung Galaxy S5. I purchased the unlocked LG G6 US997 model because it was unlocked, it got good reviews, it was almost bezel less, and it was $150 or more less than the Samsung Galaxy S8. The S8 has a curved style that I did not like. The G6 is very well made, the camera works great, it comes with Nougat as the operating system. If you read reviews, you will see that the processor is not quite as speedy as the Qualcomm 835 that comes with the Samsung S8. However, this phone works great, and I see no downside to the Qualcomm 821 that is in this phone. I am not a heavy user of games or videos, however. If you want a great phone and you want to save some money, I do recommend this phone, especially for you Apple users who only use email and Facebook, you can save a lot of money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great phone at the right price for me

    Posted
    Salvador
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I got this phone for around $490 after price matching and I dont regret it one bit. It is a nice phone. I've only ever had a mid range phone before this one and it's a nice step up. The storage on this is a bit small I would say, by installing all of the apps I use regularly, youtube, snapchat etc. Ive used up a little less than half of the storage space. So I'd say buying an SD card is a must. The camera quality is pretty great. The selfie camera pictures come out just a bit grainy if I'm being honest, but they're not horrible. The phone runs smoothly and looks perfect. I had a couple issues ordering the phone online but in the end everything worked out. I use this phone on Metropcs and it works perfect. So if you're thinking about this phone, it's a definite solid choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty solid phone, camera is ehhh

    Posted
    Dannnnnnn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I did a TON of research on phones before deciding on the G6. I knew it wasn't the latest and greatest processor or have the most RAM, but at half the price of current flagship models it was hard to pass up. Phone is fast, I haven't noticed any lag switching between apps. My only complaint is the camera, using auto mode produces heavily processed pictures that look "oily" to me. Manual mode can produce some pretty great photos, if you're up for some editing after taking the picture. For me, I just want to take pictures and be done. I've found that I take wayyy less photos than before, simply because they don't turn out so great. I've had slightly better luck using the modded Pixel camera app, but still not 100% happy with how it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Phone, Amazing Camera

    Posted
    Brian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I debated between this phone and the Galaxy S8. After many weeks of research, watching videos, reading reviews, I decided to purchase the LG G6, and I'm so glad I did. This is an awesome phone. The camera takes amazing pictures. I've had my fair share of both Samsung and LG phones and I like both brands, but I am very satisfied with my purchase. My wife likes my phone, she asked me to get her one as well so that's what I'm going to do. Likes: Camera quality and options (wide screen), Long battery life (upwards of 2 full days with regular use, streaming music etc...), Screen Size Dislikes: No notification light

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    poor warranty and significant problems

    Posted
    karam242

    Initially when this phone worked it was great however within 3 months i started to experience bootloop issue which was also present in my G5. LG was contacted under warranty and they refused to honor the warranty stating it has water damage. Phone turns on has LG logo heats up and restarts (classic bootloop). LG even had class action lawsuit. Never buying anything from LG again, it is sad because I really enjoyed there TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      We hate to hear you are having this trouble with your phone. We would be happy to look into this further for you. Our support team is available via Twitter @LGUSSupport, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSA/ or you can give us a call at 800-243-0000. ^CP LG

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Battery Performance

    Posted
    Chris

    Battery drained quick out of the box. Right now at 70% it says I have 3HRS 40MINS battery time left!! Meanwhile, my $70 16GB LG Fiesta is at 80% with 20HOURS of battery life left. After 12 HOURS of consistent use my $70 16GB phone has only used 17%.... The LG G6 is now back in the box waiting to be shipped back. Now I will pay a $35 re-packaging fee + $5.95 shipping fee for nothing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      We are sorry to see you are having battery issues with your G6. We would love to look into this for you. Our support team is available via Twitter @LGUSSupport, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSA/ or you can give us a call at 800-243-0000. ^CP LG

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about GPS navigation, size, design and performance. Editors are less positive about reception and have mixed opinions about connectivity. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
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  • CNETRating, 4.3 out of 5Lynn La on June 12, 2018
    Like most 2 year-old phones, the G6 is best if you can find it cheap.
    The LG G7 ThinQ is a better phone, but the G6 is still worth a look if you can find it for a low enough price.Full Review
  • cnet.co.ukVanessa Hand Orellana on May 23, 2018
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    LG's G6 flagship has a number of new camera features that'll keep you snapping, shooting and Instagramming all day.Full Review
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    LG G6 to Samsung Galaxy S8: Catch me if you can
    Commentary: A strong showing brings us one of the most promising LG phones we've seen in a long time. Samsung will have its work cut out for it.Full Review
  • Pocket-lint (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Cam Bunton on March 2, 2018
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    Despite its quirks, the LG G6 is an all-round great phone. The software is lightweight and easy to customise, the dual camera system offers a lot ofFull Review
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