Any on this board have a G6? This is

miket

    Just got mine yesterday.  Any tips?  Previously had a G4 - did go thru the well known G4 problems, readily fixed by LG.

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      • tmo_marissa

        Re: Any on this board have a G6? This is

        Hoping you'll get some replies here, for both of our sakes -- I need to switch from this V10 to something and can't choose between the V20 and the G6. Are there any particular features you're looking for or comparisons you're hoping to draw? I'll be happy to share any research I come across!

         

        - Marissa

          • miket

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            I picked up the G6 over the weekend. I wanted to take advantage of the free Google home device thaht LG was offering up through yesterday.  That basically brought the price of the phone down another hundred dollars to $400. That would have meant the V20 - would have cost more! I'm not sure it is kosher   to mention it here, but Costco is now selling  TM branded S8 phones for $600.   I guess I am hoping I won't be sorry for not having spent another $200.

            In the two days I've had the phone, everything seems to be working okay. Did take several hours to set up the dozens of apps I had on the old G4.  On some apps, I had to reenter the login information

            In my mind, the "free" tablet    isn't worth anything-at least to me. I'll try and find someone to give it to.

            I'll report back in a week or two

              • tmo_amanda

                Re: Any on this board have a G6? This is

                Hey, miket !

                 

                Setting up new phones isn't a fun task but it shouldn't take several hours. Besides the long set-up, how is your new G6 treatin' you so far?

                  • miket

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                      I had over 80 apps on my old G4.  Decided to delete about 10 of them.  Some apps required me to re-enter my login info, like a parking app I use.  Had to check each app to make sure it would work when needed.  Had to reset some pre-set defaults, like changing screen brightnss from "auto" to 100%.  "Auto" was way too dark, even in normal indoor conditions.  (I am outside moderately often - so want it at 100 anyway.  I change default from wifi preferred to cellular preferred to make sure I don't get on a voice call w. bad wifi/internet.  (I might change this for times when I want to do a video call.)

                       I don't use game apps.  Lots of travel related apps from airlines to Lyft/Uber.  Lots of TV apps so I can cast programs to the big screen.  (We get almost all channels in main home and can watch/cast most of them for the weeks we are at other home.)

                       

                     

                    Screen is SHARP.  Phone operation is FAST.  Pictures  are SHARP.   No video yet.  

              • boberoo

                Re: Any on this board have a G6? This is

                I don't have the US version of the LG G6, I purchased the Hong Kong version of the LG G6+.  It's a very similar phone, except my model does NOT have wireless charging, but does have 128gb of storage, and a 32-bit Quad HiFi DAC for audio that is enabled when plugged into headphones or speakers.  It is a dual sim model, but I put a 128gb micro sd card in the 2nd sim slot.  I do love having lots of storage. 

                 

                My phone does not support VoLTE or WiFi calling either, as it is an unlocked phone.  But here in Dallas, we have terrific coverage, so for me that's been a non-issue.

                 

                If you have any questions, feel free to fire away.  Happy to help.  My experience so far is that I'm very happy.

                  • tmo_marissa

                    Re: Any on this board have a G6? This is

                    Whaaaaaaat. boberoo, his sounds awesome! Also stoked to hear your network experience is great!

                     

                    miket, I forgot to come back to this thread and let you know that my V10 finally bit the dust and I went with a G6 also, in part thanks to your recommendation here. It's nice to have a phone that fits comfortably in my hand again -- the V10 was admittedly big. I actually adjusted the Auto screen brightness on mine, too -- but that minor setting tweak feedback is all I've got so far. How's yours holding up?

                     

                    - Marissa

                      • boberoo

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                        Hey Marissa,

                         

                        Glad to hear you chose an LG G6 as well.  I saw a youtube video that called it the best phone that no one is buying.  Sounded harsh, but was actually a really positive review for the phone.

                         

                        Not sure if you're in the market for accessories, but wanted to mention one that has made my life nicer.  The LG G6 supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 protocol, and I found a car charger that works incredibly fast with it.  I found it on Amazon, but I'm sure you can purchase it elsewhere.  It's the

                         

                         

                        Quick Charge 3.0 USB Type C Car Charger, CHOETECH 30W Dual USB Car Charger with USB C Cable

                         

                        Amazing how fast it charges the phone!  I leave work with the LG G6 at about 50% after being gone from home for about 9.5 hours, and in 30-45 minutes, I'm in the 90% range again.

                         

                        • miket

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                          Seems to me that the "quick" charge  feature works well on the "old"  2.0 and 2.4 chargers and the one that came w. the phone.  (Forget rating on that.)

                          I'll do some time checks.