7 best smartphones LG

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

At one time the company LG was one of the best on the mobile phone market. Her clamshells were in great demand. With the advent of the era Android, South Korean products became less unique and in demand. However, the mobile division of the company LG Electronics still has something to surprise the buyer with. In particular, top-end smartphones amaze with their unusually high display resolution. Also, such devices sound very good. In a word, we could not help but consider some of the best smartphones LG, the purchase of which will cause only pleasant emotions.

Rating of the best smartphones LG

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best smartphones LG 1 LG G7 ThinQ 128GB RUB 44,899
2 LG V30 RUB 31 889
3 LG G6 64GB RUB 24,200
4 LG Q6 + RUB 13,500
5 LG X Power 2 M320 RUB 11,690
6 LG K10 (2017) M250 RUB 9 490
7 LG K9 RUB 7,590

LG G7 ThinQ 128GB

Rating: 4.9

LG G7 ThinQ 128GB

The top gadget, for which they ask for about 48 thousand rubles. And the manufacturer has the right to do so. The point is that he used what must be the best LCD available. The resolution of this 6.1-inch panel is 3120×1440 pixels. The pixels are so small that they can only be seen under a microscope or an extremely powerful magnifying glass. This screen is made using frameless technology, even the area at the top of the smartphone is reduced. However, it was necessary to put the front camera with a speaker and several sensors somewhere, so a relatively small cutout was made in the display. Note that the screen has an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. This causes some inconvenience when watching YouTube, but on such a gadget it is comfortable to work with two applications at the same time. Well, the buyer can only regret that the display is made using IPS technology. However, the latest generation of this technology is used here, so blacks are as close to those as possible.

Of course, this smartphone got into our rating not only because of its screen. The smartphone also conquers the heart of its buyer thanks to the chic dual camera located on the back. With its help, the user can use the optical zoom. At the same time, the 71 ° lens boasts an f / 1.6 aperture, which helps in capturing beautiful portraits and simplifies photography in the dark. As for the optics with an angle of view of 107 °, its aperture is open to f / 1.9, which is also an excellent result.

We can talk about the rear camera for a long time. But it is better to admire the photographs that are obtained with its help – they are better than any words. It should be remembered that the front-facing camera should also please the buyer – it has an 8-megapixel resolution and an f / 1.9 aperture. A fairly large matrix is ​​hidden under its lens, so the shooting result in most cases is ideal.

All other specifications of the smartphone are no less pleasing. For example, the 3000mAh battery used here charges 50% in just 35 minutes. Also, such an expensive device could not fail to receive water resistance according to the IP68 standard. Well, good sounding is provided by the Saber ES9218PC audio processor. What more could you ask for? High speed data transfer? AptX support? Large amount of memory? NFC? A powerful processor that can easily handle graphics in any games? All this is here. In a word, you are unlikely to regret the money spent.

Advantages

  • There is support for Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD profile;
  • The operating system is used Android 8.0;
  • Built-in audio processor;
  • Fingerprint scanner is not forgotten;
  • Quite good front camera;
  • Great dual camera;
  • There is water protection;
  • Battery with support for fast charging;
  • Weight does not exceed 163g;
  • Built-in 128 GB of permanent and 6 GB of RAM;
  • The display has a very high resolution;
  • Built-in LTE-A, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and NFC modules;
  • Installed Snapdragon 845 processor.

disadvantages

  • Very high cost;
  • Not very convenient button layout;
  • The battery capacity could be bigger.

LG V30

Rating: 4.8

LG V30

Another smartphone from LG, which can be called a flagship. He also has top-end features that do not give you disappointment in the purchase. And it also costs a lot of money – in Russia they ask about 34 thousand rubles for a device. The device has a 6-inch display, but this does not make it huge, because the side bezels are completely eliminated here. Also, one cannot but pay attention to the rounded corners of the screen – it is the company LG that makes this design element more and more popular. The resolution of the display installed here is 2880×1440 pixels. The pixel density reaches 537 PPI – a higher parameter only Sony smartphones can boast. But their screens are not created using technology OLED, which also provides perfect black colors, so LG V30 definitely looks more interesting.

Of course, they take this smartphone not only because of the display. People like the presence of water protection – the device can be safely dropped into fresh water, nothing will happen to it. If the water is salty, then everything here already depends on the time the device stays at the bottom. Also, the choice in favor of this model is made after getting acquainted with the rear camera. It is double, while the lenses have different focal lengths. Therefore, the user will have access to a 2x zoom. This is a very useful feature. And it doesn't matter at all that such a camera is not capable of beautifully blurring the background (the matrices here 'see' a completely different picture, and therefore their efforts cannot be combined). The sensor resolution is 16 and 13 megapixels, which is quite enough in most cases. Inside the main lens is an f / 1.6 aperture, and the matrix located even lower is supplemented with optical stabilization. In a word, you can't get used to such a camera. One can only regret the fact that 4K video is recorded here only at a frequency of 30 frames / s.

The weakest point of this smartphone is the front camera, the resolution of which is 5 megapixels. But it feels like it squeezes everything out of these five megapixels. The rest of the device's specifications cannot upset even the most picky buyer. It has a top-end eight-core Snapdragon 835 processor with an Adreno 540 graphics accelerator – one of the best semiconductors on the market. Also under the case LG V30 are 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. You can expand the volume of the latter by using a microSD card. Autonomous operation of all components is provided by a 3300 mAh battery. Not much, but with support for fast charging technology, this is quite enough. You can connect the charger the first time – thanks to the USB Type-C connector for this.

Everything is fine here and with support for wireless networks. The smartphone recognizes LTE-A and Wi-Fi 802.11ac, thus providing high-speed data transfer. An NFC chip will help replace a bank card with the device. Well, the sound is broadcast to a headset or wireless speaker via Bluetooth 5.0. Traditional wired headphones are also supported – the 3.5mm jack is still there. К слову, в комплекте находится стереогарнитура Band&Olufsen, обладающая приличным качеством звучания. With its help, you can listen not only to MP3 or FLAC music, but also FM radio. By the way, it is an extremely rare guest in expensive smartphones.

It remains to add that the device weighs 158 g, and the operating system is Android 7.1 (and we can wait for an update). Perhaps the device is definitely worth the money.

Advantages

  • Excellent OLED – display;
  • Fingerprint sensor is not forgotten;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • The battery has support for fast charging technology;
  • A very powerful processor is built in;
  • There is NFC;
  • High speed data transmission available;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • High-quality dual camera with high aperture;
  • Not the largest weight for this size;
  • Water protection implemented;
  • Nice stereo headset included.

disadvantages

  • Not everyone will like the price tag;
  • Marked case;
  • The display is easily scratched.

LG G6 64GB

Rating: 4.8

LG G6 64GB

An excellent flagship that was presented to the public in early 2017. Then, none of the manufacturers tried to provide the display of their device with a cutout. However, even then, the South Koreans were rounding the corners of the screen. They also relied on the 18: 9 aspect ratio, thanks to which the device turned out to be not very wide, and this is with a 5.7-inch display! Also, this aspect ratio contributes to the comfortable simultaneous work with two applications. For example, here, when watching a video, you can correspond with friends in the messenger – this does not cause any inconvenience. The display resolution is 2880×1440 pixels, individual pixels can only be distinguished under a microscope. In a word, the screen was a success for the South Koreans. If it had also been made using technology AMOLED, natural happiness would await the user.

Somewhere under the body of the smartphone there is a special glue. With its help, water protection is implemented here. This makes the device an ideal choice for a person who regularly visits a sauna or pool. The product is also capable of boasting a dual camera consisting of 13-megapixel matrices. As is the case with the above smartphones LG, the lenses have different focal lengths, as a result of which the user can access 2x optical zoom. The wide-angle camera has an f / 1.8 aperture. Together with optical stabilization, this contributes to a good quality shooting in low light conditions. Well, if we talk about the front camera, then its resolution is 5 megapixels, which may upset some buyers. However, with the dimensions of the matrix everything is in order here, so it is difficult to find fault with the quality of the selfie.

The smartphone is dual-SIM. However, the second slot is traditionally combined with a place for a microSD card. If you regularly start shooting 4K video, then you definitely need a drive, because 64 GB of built-in storage tends to run out very quickly. Also under the body of the gadget are 4 GB of RAM and a quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor, capable of operating at a clock frequency of 2350 MHz. Note that the South Korean manufacturer has not forgotten about the 3.5mm audio jack. That's right, because our rating shows that smartphones LG do an excellent job of processing audio. With LG G6 there are no problems with this, and you can play music in a variety of ways, including online. The device easily recognizes high-speed Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE-A networks. As a last resort, you can activate the FM radio. Finishing the conversation about a smartphone, one cannot fail to note the presence of an NFC chip, with which the device can take on the role of a bank card.

Advantages

  • The battery supports fast charging technology;
  • Water protection implemented;
  • High resolution IPS display;
  • Good rear camera
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • A powerful processor is used;
  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;
  • NFC supported;
  • Fingerprint scanner is not forgotten;
  • The set includes a wired stereo headset and NFC tags;
  • Several color options.

disadvantages

  • High price;
  • You have to choose between microSD and a second SIM card;
  • Still far from ideal 'front camera'.

LG Q6 +

Rating: 4.7

LG Q6 +

Already much less expensive smartphone from LG. Of course, this is not the cheapest device in our rating, but 18-20 thousand rubles, which are asked for this device, no longer force you to take your heart. This model has a 5.5-inch IPS screen. Its corners are also rounded, which makes using the smartphone a positive experience. High pixel density contributes to this, even if it does not reach record values. The screen resolution is 2160×1080 pixels. As you may have noticed, the display has an aspect ratio of 18: 9, which makes it easier to use two apps at the same time. The eight-core Snapdragon 435 processor handles their processing without serious difficulties. It should be remembered, though, that this chipset belongs to the budget segment, so there is no need to expect high processing power from it.

If we continue talking about components hidden from the user's eyes, then we must mention the presence of a 3000 mAh battery here. It supports fast charging technology, but not the latest generation. Also under the body of the gadget are 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. The volume of the latter can be expanded by installing a microSD card.

Such a smartphone quickly downloads certain media files. For this, we should thank the support of LTE-A. It also allows you to pay for purchases, because there is an NFC chip. However, it can be used for other purposes as well – for example, to speed up synchronization with an action camera or speaker system. Remember that NFC provides only the first stage of connection, in the future the sound will be transmitted according to the standard Bluetooth 4.2. Also note that there is a version LG of Q6 + that lacks the NFC chip, so check with the store for that.

If top smartphones LG have dual cameras, then there is only one lens on the back of this model. Hiding underneath is a 13-megapixel sensor – not bad, but could be much better. The 'front camera' is traditional here – five megapixel.

Perhaps LG Q6 + deserves the money spent on it. But not the ones they ask for at the time of this writing. If you buy it on sale, you will certainly be delighted with its capabilities. In other cases, you will remember that competitors offer devices with more impressive characteristics for the same money. Or you will regret not adding a certain amount to purchase the flagship.

Advantages

  • Weight is 149g;
  • The rear camera is not serious;
  • Sounds good;
  • Sane sizes;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • There is support for LTE and NFC;
  • The display has a high resolution;
  • There is an FM radio.

disadvantages

  • There is no fingerprint sensor;
  • Far from being the most powerful processor;
  • Unpretentious front camera;
  • The back cover scratches quickly.

LG X Power 2 M320

Rating: 4.6

LG X Power 2 M320

A rather modest smartphone in terms of its characteristics. Nevertheless, he could not help but get into our rating. The fact is that this is one of the few devices among those released by the company LG, which has a 4500 mAh battery. A full charge should last for two days of use, unless you start playing games. By the way, the device copes with games quite tolerably, albeit with reduced graphics settings. Thanks for this you need an eight-core processor MediaTek MT6750, supplemented by a Mali-T860 MP2 video accelerator. As for the memory, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM are built in here. You won't have to suffer from a shortage of the latter, since there is a slot for a memory card – a 2 TB drive is supported as much as possible.

The budget status of the smartphone is indicated by its screen. The fact is that a rather modest 5.5-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels is built into it. However, even on such a display you can watch videos and solve other tasks – you will not feel any special inconveniences. Sadness arises only after you find out what screens are equipped with more expensive smartphones LG.

Cameras are also installed here, average by modern standards. The buyer will see only one lens on the back of the device. Underneath is an f / 2.2 aperture and a 13-megapixel sensor. You won't get anything extraordinary with such a camera, but you won't spit from the pictures either. The same can be said for the front camera, which has a resolution of 5 megapixels.

It remains to be glad that the manufacturer did not save on the LTE modem – it is fast here, and you can not find fault with the quality of signal reception either. Wi-Fi is limited by the 802.11n standard, but with such characteristics this is normal – you will not try to watch online videos in 4K resolution on such a smartphone. Sound transmission to a wireless headset or speaker is carried out via Bluetooth 4.2. But NFC is absent here – this smartphone will not come to replace a bank card. There is no fingerprint scanner here either, which is quite sad. It's sad that LG is saving on such an important component.

Advantages

  • Capacious battery with support for fast charging technology;
  • The operating system is used Android 7.0;
  • The display pleases with the maximum viewing angles;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • Not the weakest processor;
  • Not very high cost.

disadvantages

  • Low memory;
  • Unpretentious front camera;
  • There is no NFC;
  • No fingerprint sensor;
  • To some, the apparatus will seem heavy.

LG K10 (2017) M250

Rating: 4.5

LG K10 (2017) M250

One of the smallest smartphones in our ranking. On its front panel is a 5.3-inch display, and the width of the side frames is quite small. As a result, the width of the gadget itself is 75.3 mm. The weight of the device does not exceed 138 g, which is also good news. Of course, these are not record-breaking parameters, but they still make the device stand out from the background of other creations of the mobile unit LG.

Returning to the display, it should be noted that it is made using IPS technology. At a cost of 8 thousand rubles. the TN matrix, which has disgusting viewing angles, would not be surprising either! Here everything is all right with them. The screen resolution is 1280×720 pixels, which can be considered an acceptable parameter for such a diagonal. Photos taken with the built-in 13-megapixel camera look great on this display. Only on the computer does it become clear that the camera here is by no means perfect. Her worst performance is in low-light conditions. But nothing else should be expected, because the aperture here is only open up to f / 2.2. Well, if we talk about the front-facing camera, then it is quite simple – its resolution does not exceed 5 megapixels.

The functionality of this smartphone is provided by the operating system Android 7.0. Even if it is not updated, this version of the 'green robot' will not be outdated very soon. The operating system itself is provided by the processor MediaTek MT6750. We can say that the South Koreans did not miss their choice, because this is a good eight-core chipset, clocked at up to 1.5 GHz. Most applications have ample power headroom. And the graphics accelerator Mali-T860 MP2 shows good results. Although no one disputes the fact that in games the user still has to reduce the level of graphics. Also, a certain limitation is 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory. The volume of the latter can be expanded by installing a microSD card. Note, however, that the maximum system recognizes only a 32GB drive.

The smartphone communicates over LTE networks without any problems. You can also access the Internet via Wi-Fi 802.11n. The sound is transmitted via Bluetooth 4.2. However, most buyers will use the traditional 3.5 mm audio jack to connect headphones, since it has not gone anywhere. Finishing the conversation about wireless modules, it remains to regret the absence of NFC here. There is nothing you can do about it – many budget smartphones lack it. But on the other hand, there is a fingerprint scanner, which not all inexpensive devices can boast of either.

The battery inside LG K10 (2017) is used quite normal, the device was definitely not included in our rating because of it. The battery capacity is 2800 mAh, and it is recharged via the micro-USB connector.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • Good IPS display
  • Low weight;
  • A fairly recent version of the operating system is installed;
  • Decent rear camera
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Implemented support for LTE;
  • Not the worst processor;
  • Affordable price tag.

disadvantages

  • The minimum amount of memory by modern standards;
  • There is no NFC;
  • Low battery capacity;
  • Front camera lacking stars from the sky.

LG K9

Rating: 4.5

LG K9

Another very affordable smartphone in our ranking. They ask about 8 thousand rubles for it, and during the sales you can make a more profitable purchase. When designing this device, the South Koreans relied on modest size and light weight. It is because of this that they abandoned the capacious battery. But 2500 mAh is also quite good. It seems that such a battery will provide a day of battery life, unless you run games. And it is not recommended to do this, because it uses a relatively weak Snapdragon 210 processor, four cores of which operate at a clock speed of 1.3 GHz. If modern games are launched, then only with a reduced level of graphics – the Adreno 304 video accelerator should also be 'thanked' for this. 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory are also hidden under the body of the gadget. Not much, but quite normal for a budget device. In addition, there is the possibility of installing a memory card – the manufacturer promises that the system will recognize a drive of absolutely any size, up to 2 TB.

The relatively small size of the device is provided by a 5-inch IPS-display. Its resolution is 1280×720 and its pixel density is 294 PPI. Viewing angles are very wide, it's hard to find fault with the image quality. There is a front-facing camera above the screen. It would seem that in such a smartphone it should be designed only for making video calls. But no, the 5-megapixel resolution is enough to take good selfies. But you shouldn't expect a masterpiece result from photography. Just as you shouldn't seriously count on the rear camera, the resolution of which does not exceed 8 megapixels. But with the Internet connection everything is in order here. The device uses 4G networks for this, so that the owner can enjoy high speed data transfer. If we talk about Wi-Fi, then the maximum is supported by the 802.11n standard. There is also an FM radio that allows you to listen to music in those moments when the balance is completely zero or even a negative amount. But NFC is absent here, which, however, is not at all surprising.

Perhaps the LG K9 is a very good device. He would still have a fingerprint scanner – there would be beauty in general. But it seems that even without it, a smartphone should suit everyone who is looking for an inexpensive smartphone.

Advantages

  • Low price;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Uses a high pixel density IPS display;
  • A fairly recent version is installed Android;
  • Weight does not exceed 152 g;
  • Small size;
  • There is support for LTE.

disadvantages

  • A weak processor is used;
  • Not the most capacious battery;
  • Low memory;
  • No NFC chip;
  • Cameras are not exciting;
  • There is no fingerprint sensor.

Conclusion

This is the ranking of the best smartphones LG. As you may have noticed, the company's products feel good in all price segments. However, we recommend looking exclusively towards top-end solutions – they have the fewest drawbacks.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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