expired LG G6 64GB H870DS (AU Stock) + Bonus 30-Day 17GB Prepaid Kogan Mobile SIM $449 Delivered @ Kogan

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Cheapest price I've seen for Australian stock. 2-year manufacturer warranty.

Last year's flagship phone but still packs plenty, including f1.8 OIS main camera, 2nd wide-angle camera, 64gb, dual sim, external storage, small bezel, headphone jack, good battery life, etc.

Samsung S8 edges out the LG G6 on tech specs, but at this price the G6 is around 40% cheaper for AU stock.

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    Whats the go with Warranty claims on this? Do you go via seller (Kogan) or straight to manufacturer?

    • +3 votes

      Kogan is official reseller, so you can go straight to LG. Unless that claimed is false which I doubt it because they do make it very clear which is imported and which is official reseller stock.

      • +2 votes

        I think according to ACL Kogan "cannot tell you to go to manufacturer" if you have an issue though presumably you can if you want.

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    Kogan says both their warranty and manufacturer's warranty apply, so your choice. I'd go straight to LG for repairs myself.

  • +2 votes

    Great price for a lovely phone. Thanks op.

  • +1 vote

    This is a great phone and significantly cheaper then the flagships.

  • +10 votes

    Still have my LG G4, this has really put me off LG products. Was drawn to them for the great value they represent - but have been scarred from my poor experiance's with the G4. To name a few, lack of software updates, camera has degraded in quality over time (maybe my lens is damaged - have a new one on order), the phone wakes itself up from sleep for no reason, there was a bootloop hardware fault resulting in some devices not even turning on, no support for custom roms on the Taiwanese version (the one I have).

    With all these things happening, I bought my phone as a grey import - doubt I will get another grey import. In the event that something happens to it (warranty issue), saving a hundred or two hundred isn't worth it IMO…

    GG LG.

    • +18 votes

      G4 is a different beast, bootloop issue was due to its chip and doesn't apply to the G6, and after being burned by DWI and their crappy grey import warranty (and they're allegedly one of the better ones), AU stock only for me.

    • +1 vote

      I just wanted to offer a counter-point.

      I love my LG G4.

      Other than the boot loop issue, which was repaired and returned to me within 3 days, the phone has been operating perfectly fine. The camera is amazing and I use the manual settings all the time, and I am so used to having a removable battery and a micro SD card slot that I'm not sure what phone to get when I need a replacement. I guess I can also add the 'headphone jack' and 'no notch' to the list now too hahaha…

      Battery life is still remarkably good - currently at 70% and been using it for around 7hrs (6am-1pm) streaming music and running a workout app during my morning workout, and also music-streaming with bluetooth headphones at work (and occasionally checking emails, WhatsApp, etc) and Ozbargaining and web browsing on my lunch break.

      Regarding the phone waking itself, I haven't experienced that, but I do love the 'double tap screen to wake' feature (which you might be doing?) and the fact that the volume up and down buttons can be customised to launch certain apps of your choice when double-clicking the buttons.

      I'm not too fussed about Android updates - I had a Galaxy Nexus before the G4 and really didn't feel like I missed anything.

      As an aside, I don't want to be shifting blame, but you do take the risk when you buy grey import stock of any product.

      • +2 votes

        The battery life on my G4 was woeful yet it was pretty the only gripe I had with it until i left it on my car roof 6 months ago before driving off.

      • +1 vote

        Who did the bootloop repair for you? I have one needing repairs and will use it as a backup or hand me down to the kids.

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        I am so used to having a removable battery

        I bought a second hand LG G5 off eBay about a year ago for $150 for that specific feature. It just seems insane to me that every phone out there now is essentially on a 2-3 year countdown to poor battery life and there is no easy way to fix it.

        I just bought a new official battery for my G5 (with a manufacturing batch date of May 2018) off eBay for $17 delivered which will probably give me another 2-3 years of loyal service. The phone is still a SD820 with 4GB RAM so hardly a slouch performance-wise.

        I'm still yet to read a compelling reason for not having a removable battery on a phone that's more than just aesthetics or people wanting something "waterproof".

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          Enforced obsolescence.

          Still, at least they weren't slowing old devices down and faking battery problems using the OS like Apple did.

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          Where did you get a genuine replacement battery? When I looked a while ago, they were all knock-offs.

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            @axel32: If mine is a counterfeit then it's a sophisticated one. Got it off eBay from a guy in Sydney who had 5 for sale but they're all gone now.

            There are some on AliExpress with good reviews and a 2018 batch date for about the same price. Always hard to tell real from fake with these things but going to the trouble of faking a 2.5 year old fairly obscure smartphone battery doesn't seem worth it to me.

            My point is more that it's easy to refresh the phone in 30 seconds by sliding the old battery out and sliding the new one in, unlike many nowadays which required you to bust out a heat gun and special tools just to get inside (destroying the IP rating in the process).

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              @Nomadesque: Agreed re: awesomeness of being able to swap batteries. But when I was looking for a replacement I concluded that everything on offer was fake. Since it is so old, I'm pretty sure they don't make the originals anymore so it's been picked up by those making knock-offs. For example, getting it directly from LG, anywhere in the world is impossible.

              Luckily I ended up finding a spare that I bought originally with the phone. Sure it's been sitting there for ages but it's still miles better than my old battery.

              Here is a good way to check if your battery is original or not (or at least it used to be, the new fake batches may be fine tuned to make them more or less indistinguishable):
              https://m.imgur.com/gallery/4MRJi

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                @axel32: Cool, thanks for the info. I haven't taken it out but based on everything you've said I'm sure it's fake.

                That said I'm typing this at 13% battery life after a full day of use and it hasn't crashed or refused to start at 40% reported capacity so it's a lot better than the previous one that was in the phone (that one will barely fit in the slot due to it being so swollen).

                $17 every couple of years is an expense I'm willing to wear vs. $500 for a non-replaceable battery phone that will need to be replaced with another $500 non-replaceable battery phone with ostensibly the same specs.

    • +3 votes

      this post is for an LG G6.

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      I love my LG G4 which I upgraded to have wireless charging for less than $10. Recently the battery started to fail so I bought a replacement from ebay for $20. I expect to keep this phone for at least another year.

      I bought mine second and, and I never saw the bootloop issue - possibly the original owner had it repaired. I'm constantly amazed by how well the camera works - there's no sign of degradation.

      The lack of updates is mildly annoying, but on the other hand I don't have any problems with the version of Android that's installed. All the apps I want work fine.

  • +8 votes

    LG V20 user here, previous Samsung user.
    Have been very impressed with the LG V20, like really impressed.

  • +7 votes

    While I understand this is aussie stock and last year's flagship, its important to keep in mind the processor is close to 2 years old. G6 used the previous generation Snapdragon 821 processor as SD835 was bought out by samsung so most of last year's flagships released later in the year had SD835 whereas this one is SD821 which is almost another year older.

    In saying that I have this phone and bought it for the same price grey stock last year and have no complaints on speed.

  • +2 votes

    I have this phone and it is good.

    One thing I regretted not checking though was that it does not have a notification led. I got used to relying on it.

    • -1 vote

      I like not having an LED. Way too distractive.

      But the G6 software can really make you throw it against a brick wall for certain buggy applications - skype for business, snapchat, etc

  • -2 votes

    I had this but sold it. Good phone but holy crap is LG terrible with software updates. Don't expect any further updates on this phone.

    Also be mindful that this version likely has the crappier camera (my 870DS did)

    https://www.reddit.com/r/lgg6/comments/7gqln4/lg_g6_is_produ...

    • +1 vote

      Android 8 has been out on the G6 for months now. As for the crappier camera, are you kidding me? I read that post, and the difference in the pics are infinitesimal. I'd want to see a lot more photos in different light conditions to judge the difference. It looks like a case of mass hysteria to me - he's got the 2.10 and I've got the 2.09, wah, he's got .01 more than me. In fact, the lower number is likely to be better, and after the oreo update users were reporting 2.04. The difference focal length numbers are almost certainly software related. I'd be shooting with the google camera app anyway.

      • +2 votes

        I have both LG G6 and Samsung S8+
        Camera of si is definitely better compared to G6. Front and rear. Low light performance is also better on SI.
        Great thing about g6 camera is that it has 2 lens and can take wide pics which ate handy.
        Another big let down for me is no wireless charging on G6, even it is a flagship phone.

        Updates are not that frequent compared to S8.

        Rest it is an awesome phone and good value for money.

      •  

        people seem to forget that a large part of camera performance is the software not just hardware ….so when they say "bad camera", they should include the software and versions that they are using.

        With android one more people will start to select the camera software that works best on their setup.

  • +1 vote

    LG has been very disappointing with lack of software updates. Surprised 8 has appeared for G6. Will be interesting to see if it slows down the phone or introduces a whole heap of problems. I've jumped back to Samsung (S9+) after having G4, G5, G6 and don't think I'll be going back to LG for a while. Got sick of the lack of software updates. LG also seems to be the one company that has managed to squirm their way out of product recalls for phones and TV's. Their customer service has been atrocious. They go through their FB page and just delete complaints every few days without responding to them, unlike other companies such as Sony, which will leave a comment to contact customer service etc. Not sure why I bought an LG OLED considering they have had massive issues with burn in for 2016 and 2017 models, and have also squirmed out of that one.

    • +1 vote

      Wow, I love my 7 year old FDH LG plasma screen, hasn't missed a beat, and it has a glass screen so easy to clean …

    •  

      I was the same, but my LG is SO solid that I don't mind. Just as long as we get it.

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      companies such as Sony, which will leave a comment to contact customer service

      Sony customer service is amazeballs!

      Just kidding.

  •  

    Great phone. I got it from DWI for $389 to replace the bootlooped G4..

  • +2 votes

    So $0.49 bonus

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    G6 or Nokia 7 Plus??? Hmmm.

    • +2 votes

      Nokia for sure. You'll have Android One, meaning years of OS and security updates. What's now on the G6, is likely what you'll have forever more.

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        I thought it was guaranteed 2 years of updates

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          I have the LG V20, next phone I would buy is the Nokia 7 plus, it's android one so software wise close to a pixel at 1/2 the price.

          We have an android one phone in the household on oreo … frequent updates and clean interface.

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          With the Nokia, 2 years of regular OS updates, and 3 years of regular security updates. You're not getting that from LG.

  •  

    Great phone. Using it as my main phone.

    Cons:
    Oleophobic coating: seems to be worse than all my other phones. I get it wears off after a while, but LG phones are oddly slimy. Same thing happened on my V20 (which I loved).
    Screen: Mine's fine. Looks great, but my brothers and my old V20 had bad image retention.
    Battery: Average at best. Better results with sync and GPS off
    Ambient light sensor: It has a mind of its own.
    Software Updates: Received one since owning it

    Pros:
    Audio quality
    Cameras (make sure you get the Google Camera port)
    Build
    Size
    Zero bugs. Kinda makes LG being so slow with updates worth it. I haven't had a single issue software wise.

  • -1 vote

    Thank god I sold my used G6 last month for $400 :D

    TBH it is a great phone but had started lagging and crashing so upgraded to Lg G7+ and really loving it!

  •  

    The specification of the LG G6 landing page specifies "Card Slot 1x SIM card slot", which is inconsistent with H870DS' spec of dual sim.

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      H870DS is Dual Sim, where the second SIM utilises the SD card slot.

      •  

        That is correct, although I am just having difficulties finding the Kogan landing page listing specifies "H870DS". As Kogan does also list a grey import LG G6 Dual Sim page that specifies the dual sim.

        The only thing that seems to suggest the AU stock one is the dual sim version is the Quad Dac in the description. However, I can't find other details that point to it being the H870DS variant. Okay I stand corrected, it seems like only the dual sim variant in Australia has 64GB storage. https://www.lg.com/au/smartphones/lg-LGH870DS-g6-smartphone#...

        • +1 vote

          LGM-LGH870DS is listed in small print down the bottom right of the page. Had me scratching my head, too. What model is this? Amateurish web page from Kogan - doesn't list a lot of the specs or sales points.

  • +2 votes

    have the phone myself - great price to performance if you dont wanna risk it with the china androids

    •  

      we are on our last chinadroid …lack of band 28 and nfc is a turn-off now, chinadroids were good value initially when you had to pay a lot for large screens and 1080p, but those days are gone.

  •  

    This or the g6 plus?

  • +2 votes

    Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard

  •  

    Nice phone. Had one for over a year now. Went into it not expecting much from LG, but pleasantly surprised. Have had 1 major android revision and a few minor patches. Security patches fairly regular too (latest is Aug 2018).

    Pros:
    Decent cameras
    Good IPS LCD w/ HDR
    Quad DACs
    Fast and responsive
    No system bugs that I have experienced
    Good build quality; has survived multiple drops
    Water resistant
    Battery life

    Cons:
    No Qi
    LG slow with major Android updates
    Minor bloatware apps
    Camera lens (glass) could be more scratch resistant

  •  

    I have a Huawei P9 and looking for an upgrade.. Tried S8+ for few weeks before selling it off.. Though I love the Leica Lens on the Huawei P9 and would love to move to Huawei P20 PRO, budget constraints making me work towards this!!

    • +1 vote

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/408234

      This works out pretty good . Upon a cursory search on Ozbargain, the cheapest the P20 Pro has sold for was $820 for overseas stock. Most of the prices hover around $850. I would choose Optus Student Hub's cheapest SIM only plan to compare ($31.5 for 30GB). Telstra offers 80GB which is awesome, but I only use 17GB a month or so.

      So $820 + (31.524) = $1576 whereas 6524= $1560 over 24 months.

      It's $16 cheaper assuming you stay on the same 12 month sim only contract for $31.5. I would guess that after 1 year the contract prices are the same, but offer more data, nowhere near 80GB though!

      For Australia's best network, MUCH more data and to own it right now, it seems like a good deal since the P20 Pro prices aren't around $820 or less currently.

  • +1 vote

    I'd go (and did go) a Pixel XL over the G6. Refurbished units with "6 months warranty" are v.cheap, and new can be had for less than the G6, that's if you can find it. Same gen Snapdragon, much better camera, and no wait for OS and security updates; the features I value the most. I've been on Pie (9.0) for a couple of months already.

    Did love my G4 though, amazing for its time!

  •  

    I got a G6 after much research, would be straight back to my MI A1 if it wasn't for waterproof/nfc - I won't be getting another LG mobi, I'm not a 'power user' and I find this phone buttgy with day to day use (yep on latest updates etc).

  •  

    It's a great phone and I still love mine, but I don't think it's worth it at this price, since I payed $465 16 months ago and buying 2 year old tech for the same price doesn't seem worth it.

  •  

    i'm still on LG 3 maybe it is time for a change?

  •  

    Expired quickly. I think $449 was a mistake. Sister store DickSmith had it for $499, and now Kogan has it at the same price.

  • +1 vote

    Deal expired, good now I can stop thinking, should I ? Ozbargain is costing me a fortune or should that be saving me a fortune ?

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