Currently, everyone talks about Samsung Galaxy S8, but in the face of LG G6 is found for the most part an equivalent competitor. For some users, there are even good reasons to choose a top model from LG. We compare and evaluate the devices by their technical specifications.
The wide scope of display is yesterday: Samsung Galaxy S8 , like the LG G6, received huge screens with diagonals of 5.8 (S8) and 5.7 (G6) inches, respectively, and comparatively compact cases that fit in recent years Only 5.1-5.2-inch displays.
This is one of the consequences of technological progress, which delivers real visual pleasure. In addition, the manufacturer changed the aspect ratio of the screen from 16: 9 to 18: 9. Thus, smartphones become longer, but not wider, and therefore continue to lie comfortably in your hand.
LG refuses to use the famous Edge-display, which gives the Samsung Galaxy S8 style its extravagance. But some users can calculate that keeping the LG G6 and controlling it is a little easier, since you can not worry about false positives when accidentally touching the edges of the display.
In addition, the image quality on the LG G6 screen is the same everywhere, while the Edge displays from Samsung around the edges due to the curvature, there is a drop in contrast, which becomes particularly noticeable on a white background.
The performance quality of both models is at the usual top level. Both sport elegant back glass surface, which, however, attracts fingerprints. Buyers who are interested in the smartphone LG G6 , can opt for a white version, on which these prints will be virtually invisible. Both Samsung and LG certified their top-end devices in accordance with the IP68 standard. Thus, the devices are protected from dust and water.
In terms of camera, the device from LG – at least on paper – is equipped better than a smartphone from Samsung. The LG G6 has a dual camera, which, in addition to the standard focal length lens, also offers a wide-angle lens. Both matrices have a resolution of 13 megapixels and capture close-up objects with fast laser autofocus.
Samsung continues to use a 12-megapixel camera from the Galaxy S7 , which offers first-class image quality and thanks to Dual Pixel technology focuses extremely fast.
Which of the smartphones makes better photos, so far it is premature to discuss. But in the end it is noticeable that both manufacturers continue the development strategy begun in previous models, thereby trying to satisfy the various interests of buyers. For whom the most important are wide-angle shots, the one most likely will make a choice in favor of the LG G6 .
Since Samsung Semiconductor is the manufacturer of a completely new Snapdragon 835, Samsung Electronics is likely to be the first to enjoy the performance of this top-class processor. LG, on the contrary, offers in its LG G6 “only” Snapdragon 821, which was launched last fall.
Thanks to the 10-nm process technology, the Samsung Galaxy S8 processor has an advantage over LG G6 (14-nm) in performance and efficiency. In addition, it also expresses support for the gigabit standard LTE (vs. 600 Mbps), Bluetooth 5.0 (vs. 4.2), and flash memory UFS 2.1 (vs. 2.0).
What of this will play a serious role in practice is to be clarified. During the first acquaintance, both devices reacted to the commands at lightning fast. Of course, anyone who invests in a premium smartphone can expect to have a better “system on the chip.” And here Samsung has an advantage.
Samsung can offer a little more in terms of equipping with memory. While users of Samsung Galaxy S8 can count on the availability of a nominal 64 GB of internal memory, LG G6 customers have to settle for only 32 GB of high-speed memory. However, the storage of both devices can be expanded with microSD memory cards.
The counter-attack LG does in the direction of the size of the battery, since the LG G6 battery capacity is 10% more. USB Typ-C, headphone jack, and a fingerprint scanner located on the back of the case can be found on both models.
Equipment: like the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the LG G6, there is a USB port Typ-C.
To summarize, we can say that the LG G6 has nothing to be ashamed of before the Samsung Galaxy S8 , but it is equipped with a little more modest. But the smartphone from LG is about $100 cheaper, that is $650 instead of $750 – and at the same time it is also very expensive.
Nevertheless, for fans of the LG G6, even more than for those interested in the Galaxy S8 , it is fair to say that patience is rewarded. Based on experience, we can expect that LG’s top models are lowered in price faster and stronger than competitors from Samsung. This time there should not be any other way.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S8||LG G6|
|OS||Android 7.0||Android 7.0|
|Display||5.8 inches, 2960 × 1440 pixels, 570 ppi, HDR||5.7 inches, 2880 × 1440 pixels, 565 ppi, HDR|
|Dimensions / weight||149x68x8 mm, 152 grams||148x72x8 mm, 163 grams|
|Photocamera||The main camera: 12 megapixels (F1.7).|
Front camera: 8 megapixels (F1.7)
|Main camera: two matrices (13 megapixels each), F1.8 (standard), F2.4 (wide angle).|
Front camera: 5 megapixels (F2.2)
|Battery||3000 mAh, can be wirelessly charged||3300 mAh, wireless charging not supported|
|Memory||4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory (UFS 2.1)||4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory (UFS 2.0)|
|CPU||4 + 4 cores, Exynos 8895 (with frequency up to 2.3 GHz)||4 cores, Snapdragon 821 (with a frequency of up to 2.3 GHz)|
|Interfaces||WLAN 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, LTE Cat. 16 (up to 1000 Mbit / s)||WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, LTE Cat. 12 (up to 600 Mbps)|
|Features||Protection IP68, support for microSD cards, glass Gorilla Glas 5||Protection IP68, support for microSD cards, glass Gorilla Glas 3|
|Average retail price||$750||$650|