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# 210310 22-Mar-2017 09:48
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Hi,

 

Really keen on this phone, problems though are for different markets they have different specs in the phone!!

 

Korea and some Asian markets have HIFI DAC but no wireless charging 64gb internal storage

 

USA has wireless charging but no HIFI DAC and only 32gb internal storage

 

Europe has neither wireless charging or HIFI DAC and only 32gb storage!!

 

Australia looks as though it might be specced to the European model, but who knows for sure, with 1 week to go before launch date (even LG Australia are unsure)!

 

Madness!!

 

I would love the Asian model with the HIFI DAC but is this the model which is coming to New Zealand? - or are we even getting it in New Zealand?

 

I am sure PB Tech will get it but will it be the Asian model ?(anyone from PB Tech like to comment)?

 

Any other ideas of a reliable place to potentially buy where you have no problems with warranty claims? -  I would be grateful to know.

 

Other than that if you have any other ideas of phones I should be considering please shout out. I require primarily great audio and a great camera. I have looked at the Axon 7 and it's camera looks very week in low light

 

Phew, Thanks for any suggestions


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  # 1745610 22-Mar-2017 10:22
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+1 for madness.

 

LG are shooting themselves in the foot from the outset by cutting flagship features from so many markets.




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  # 1745616 22-Mar-2017 10:31
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I agree and such a lot of things to like on this phone - great camera/wide angle lens

 

HDR, great aspect ratio and high quality screen.

 

Ergonomically designed for one handed use. Great build quality 

 

And they spoil it for the reasons in the first post.

 

This could have been THE flagship phone for 2017

 

As you say shot themselves in the foot


 
 
 
 


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  # 1745623 22-Mar-2017 10:39
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We normally get the Taiwanese model which supports B28








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  # 1745625 22-Mar-2017 10:43
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Thanks for the reply and pardon my ignorance but which company do you represent?

 

Thanks


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  # 1745682 22-Mar-2017 11:54
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wow - audiophile phone? that's a first ... wait ... :)





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  # 1745929 22-Mar-2017 16:19
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Here are the specifications for the Aussie version.

 

So it definitely misses out on wireless charging and no mention of the DAC under audio, so is almost certainly a no to that one as well.

 

I mean, the only advantage of a glass-backed phone is wireless charging - isn't it? 

 

For LG's advertising tagline, I suggest they borrow the famous Marlon Brando quote from 'On the Waterfront': "I could have been a contender"


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  # 1746359 23-Mar-2017 12:36

Not planning to bring the G6 in at PB at this stage for all the reasons you've listed. There's no one-SKU-to-rule-them-all, and it's not well differentiated vs. the competition.

 

Recommend the V20 if you're looking for an audiophile smartphone, it's an excellent piece of kit.





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  # 1746521 23-Mar-2017 16:20
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NikT:

 

Not planning to bring the G6 in at PB at this stage for all the reasons you've listed. There's no one-SKU-to-rule-them-all, and it's not well differentiated vs. the competition.

 

Recommend the V20 if you're looking for an audiophile smartphone, it's an excellent piece of kit.

 

 

 

 

This, right here, proves what an utterly moronic company LG have become. Just stupidity beyond belief. Whomever thought this was a good idea needs some lead in their ear.


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  # 1746524 23-Mar-2017 16:32

Kopkiwi:

 

This, right here, proves what an utterly moronic company LG have become. Just stupidity beyond belief. Whomever thought this was a good idea needs some lead in their ear.

 

 

Could always be worse.





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  # 1746529 23-Mar-2017 16:43
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LG are the genius company that left the people who had the misfortune to own one (or more) of their musicflow speakers in the dark about software updates, finally announce it for February, put it out late in march, and then promptly close the support forums for 2 weeks to move it to a new server.

 

I don't think sensible is anywhere in their corporate vocabulary.





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  # 1746571 23-Mar-2017 18:49
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Thanks for all your replies.

 

Nik, I had looked at the V20 closely but the size just verges on too big. Also has no waterproofing.

 

I looked at the G6 at least in the Korean/Asian market as being ideal for what I need.

 

Things may clear up once every market is released in and PB may end up being persuaded by LG to stock the Korean model (hopefully).

 

I remain optimistic but my Xperia Z2 is on it's last legs and I can maybe get another 4 months out of it which brings other new releases into play.

 

 


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  # 1746577 23-Mar-2017 19:07
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NikT:

 

Kopkiwi:

 

This, right here, proves what an utterly moronic company LG have become. Just stupidity beyond belief. Whomever thought this was a good idea needs some lead in their ear.

 

 

Could always be worse.

 

 

What were HTC thinking?

 

- 5.7" screen with only a 3,000 mAh batterry

 

- glass back, but no wireless charging

 

- no waterproofing

 

- no headphone jack

 

- last year's 821 processor

 

And they are asking $749 USD for this lack of specs????


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  # 1746600 23-Mar-2017 20:06
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johnno17:

 

Thanks for all your replies.

 

Nik, I had looked at the V20 closely but the size just verges on too big. Also has no waterproofing.

 

I looked at the G6 at least in the Korean/Asian market as being ideal for what I need.

 

Things may clear up once every market is released in and PB may end up being persuaded by LG to stock the Korean model (hopefully).

 

I remain optimistic but my Xperia Z2 is on it's last legs and I can maybe get another 4 months out of it which brings other new releases into play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

+1 for your positivity about LG. Don't keep your hopes too high. 





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  # 1746932 24-Mar-2017 10:49

johnno17:

 

Things may clear up once every market is released in and PB may end up being persuaded by LG to stock the Korean model (hopefully).

 

 

 

 

Korean market phones are a no-go. Korea is a super-embedded telco space like Japan and the US - every device is locked down to the telco it came from, full of local-market software, updates are slow, and the frequencies aren't ideal internationally. Last time I had one on hand, it was hard-coded to limit text messages to 80 characters (and had a delightful dialer menu to report suspected spies). They also tend to have ridiculously huge DVB-T antennas for local TV which is a bit of fun if useless in NZ. Long story short, don't buy phones from Korea, they are bad times.

 

Taiwan & Hong Kong are the way to go if you're buying a phone from Asia.

 

Never say never, I'm not fundamentally opposed to ranging a variant of G6 - I just don't see LG stacking up against Samsung this year. For the record, you're only the second customer to express any interest so far, which unfortunately speaks volumes.

 

 

 

dafman:

 

What were HTC thinking?

 

 

 

 

They made a V20 but worse. Had been waiting for a big screen follow-up to the HTC One Max for years, and we got this. Poor HTC, I've loved many of their products dearly.





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  # 1747259 24-Mar-2017 18:58
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Launch price in Aussie rumoured to be AU$1,000.

 

With wireless charging and a great DAC, it would have been a competitive phone at that price.

 

Without, Oneplus 3T or a variety of other phones are probably better value.


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