LG phones join Amazon’s Prime Exclusive lineup as the new flagship models


Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones, which offer Prime members discounts on phones in exchange for lock screen ads and preloaded Amazon apps, have steadily added additional manufacturers ever since the lineup launched just over a year ago with Motorola and BLU. Since then, Alcatel and Nokia have made their phones available, but now LG has really livened up the lineup with four new models. The newly added LG X and LG Q6 look like decent alternatives to the Prime Exclusive phones from Motorola, but the new LG G6 and LG G6 Plus take things to another level with top-tier flagship specs at a $200 discount.

The G6 and G6+ are LG’s 2017 flagship phones which compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel 2. Both phones have an HDR capable 5.7-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440) screen that comes in at 564 ppi. They’re powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 that’s clocked at 2.35 GHz and has 4GB of RAM. Around back are a pair of dual 13 MP cameras capable of 4K video recording, where one is a standard f/1.8 lens and the other is a 125 degree wide-angle lens, and up front is 5 MP front camera. Packed inside the IP68 water-resistant body are a microSD card slot and 3,300 mAh battery.

The main difference between the two phone is that the G6 is silver and has 32 GB of internal storage, while the G6+ is black and has 128 GB. The G6+ also has a high-quality quad digital-to-analog converter (DAC) which gives it likely the best sounding headphone-jack on any phone. LG includes a pair of premium headphones with the G6+ to go with its superior audio circuitry.

Both the G6 and G6+ run Android 7 Nougat and are compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The LG G6 is $399.99 and the LG G6+ is $499.99. Both of those prices are a whopping $200 off what the non-Prime Exclusive versions sell for, making these phones the biggest savings that Amazon’s Prime Exclusive program has ever offered. They’re both available to pre-order now and will be released on November 9th.

On the low-end of things is the LG X Charge for $149.99, which is $50 off of the non-Prime price. It has a 5.5-inch 720p screen, octo-core MediaTek 1.5 GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD card slot, 13MP rear camera, and 5MP front camera. Impressively, this phone packs in a massive 4,500 mAh battery which claims 2 days of battery life and includes fast-charging on top of it all. It’s compatible with Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile and will also be released on November 9th.

Taking up the middle of LG’s Prime Exclusive phone offerings is the LG Q6 for $229.99, which is $70 off of the non-Prime price. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, octo-core Snapdragon 435 1.4 GHz CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, microSD card slot, 13MP rear camera, and 5MP front camera that offers unlocking with facial recognition. A standard 3,000 mAh battery is included and the phone is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile. Like all the other LG phones, it is available to pre-order now and will also be released on November 9th.

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7 comments
  1. clocks says:

    I ordered the LG Q6 the other day. With it’s high screen/body ratio, it is lighter and smaller than the 5″ phones I have.

    • AFTVnews says:

      Nice! My Nexus 6P is starting to show its age so the G6 is VERY tempting at this price.

      • clocks says:

        Yeah, I guess the downsides are it doesn’t have a top tier SoC or finger print reader, but neither of those bother me much. I’ve tried a lot of phones in recent years, and the thing that seems to be most important to me is screen size and physical size/weight. This is the first “value” phone I have seen that has such an outstanding ratio in this regard.

        • AFTVnews says:

          That’s true. It’s pretty impressive that the Q6 has the dimensions that it has at such a low price. The last thing I did for this article was make the top image with all 4 phones. When I was done I had to double check that I didn’t accidentally put two G6s instead of the Q6 because they look so similar, yet priced so differently.

  2. clocks says:

    FYI – The wording and links in this sentence are wrong.

    “The newly added LG X and LG Q6 look like decent alternatives to the Prime Exclusive phones from Motorola, ”

    It’s LG X Charge, and the link to the LG Q6 goes to the X Charge instead of the Q6.

  3. Never LG again says:

    I’ll never buy another LG mobile phone given how they handled the infamous “LG G4 boot loop” issue.

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