LG’s much-awaited flagship has finally rolled out, and by the looks of it, the flagship is solid, reliable phone. Although pretty small, the new LG G6 is all about nailing the basics. Its study and compact with a handful of good features. Here we are going to look at how the handset is fairing when pitted against Samsung’s yet-to-launch Galaxy S8.
LG G6 – At a Glance
LG’s new flagship sports a 5.7-inch almost edge-to-edge display. As you can see the handset manages to fit in a big enough screen that allows you to do a lot more. The corners are curved, the screen itself is slightly curved, offers better protection against cracking when the device slips off your hand. The super tall screen features 18 by 9 aspect ration and 1440 x 2880 pixels with 564 ppi pixel density.
One of the new features that the LG G6 offers dual display on the screen which makes multi-tasking easy. The camera app, what LG calls the Square camera, takes pictures and lets you view them on the side which makes it easier and faster to get that perfect click you are envisioning. There are two camera’s on the back – wide angle lens at 125 degree and standard lens at 71 degrees. When you take photos in G6, the previews appear in a large carousel on the left-hand side rather than a small thumbnail in the right. The device will come with 5-megapixels camera.
Under the Hood
Under the hood, there’s 3,300mAh with fast charging technology backing the phone. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor (not the latest Snapdragon), 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage which is expandable via microSD card. Android Nougat is making an appearance on the G6.
The handset is IP 68 water-proof and finger-sensor in the back.
Availability & Price
The LG G6 will be available in the US, but we have no date, no news on the price or the carrier. The handsets will be available in black and platinum, and no white. While there’ll be no DAC for high-quality audio, the phone will have two kinds of wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S8 – At a Glance
The device was supposed to have a late February, but it didn’t. So far we only have leaks and rumors surrounding the Galaxy S8 and no official words. There are talks that the handset will come in two versions both supporting curved screen and while one will have a 5.1-inch screen and the other one will sport a 5.5-inch display. Since Samsung is pushing hard on the VR front, the Galaxy S8 will have to have a good screen resolution. Some have reasons to believe they could be pushing to 4K resolution. The handset is rumored to have a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution with 90% Screen-to-body Ratio.
As for the looks of the phone, there won’t be many changes on this front. The combination of metal and glass found in the previous devices Galaxy S6 and S7. Some of the hottest leaks surrounding S8 suggests a dual camera (with one being 30-megapixel) and an 8-megapixels front snapper. Dual-camera is on trend right now, and if Samsung doesn’t climb the trend train with the Galaxy S8, then it’ll be missing big time.
Under the Hood
The handset is very likely to be powered by a mega 4200 mAh that’ll give enough boost to make the handset last over a day. Nothing is official on the processor front, but there are rumors that the handset will be powered by a 3GHz Exynos 8895 processor in some regions and a 3.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 830 chipset in the US. It’ll support a 4GB RAM which many believe could go up to 6GB and 64GB to 128GB external storage capacities. And like all other new handsets in the market, Android Nougat is making an appearance on the Samsung Galaxy S8 too.
Some of the other features the Samsung Galaxy S8 could support are iris scanner, USB Type-C, Smart Glow and a mini projector. Samsung’s Smart Glow feature is available on the Galaxy J2 and could bring in new fresh interest in the upcoming device. A mini projector, however, is a long shot.
Availability & Price
The device is yet to launch in the market and its likely to be cost higher than the Galaxy S7. As per speculations, the price of S8 could go as far as $850.
|Features||LG G6||Samsung Galaxy S8|
|Display Screen||5.7-inches||5.1-inch and 5.5-inch|
|Display Resolution||1,440 x 2,880 (564ppi)||2,560 x 1,440|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm||-|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/Exynos 9|
|RAM||4 GB||4/6 GB|
|Storage||32 GB||64GB to 128GB|
|Rear Camera||13 megapixels Dual Camera||Dual Camera|
|Front snapper||5 megapixels||8 megapixels|
|Charging||Wireless, quick charging||Wireless, quick charging|
|Colours||Black & Platinium||-|
For interested, it all comes down to what excited you in a phone. The G6 isn’t altogether too exciting. It isn’t bringing anything revolutionary on the table, and it isn;t pretending to either. Although details of S8 is very sketchy, from what we can see, the handset wins on the battery front. Other than that the LG G6 has a considerably better camera and seems more resilient. Once Samsung makes S8 details official, we’d have a better chance of knowing which of the two fairs better.