Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: How do they compare?

Samsung and LG recently launched their flagship devices, the Galaxy S8 and LG G6. Both devices seem to have impressive updates. Like the 5.9-inch infinity screen on the S8, compared to the LG G6’s 5.8-inch, and 2880x1440 screen resolution for the G6 and 2960x1440 screen resolution for the S8.

Both devices offer a dual camera approach, but theG6 is equipped with a 13 Megapixel camera compared to the 12 Megapixel camera of the S8. Let’s take a deeper look at how the S8 and G6 compare…

Pricing

 The LG G6 takes the win in this category for cheaper phone. In the US, the LG G6 costs anywhere from $600 to $712 at full price. US carriers such as Verizon and T-Mobile will offer an unlocked version costing slightly less. The Samsung Galaxy S8 however, is priced at $724 and $824 for the Galaxy S8 Plus.

Design

Both devices are sporting large handsets, with the S8 slightly bigger at 5.8 inches versus the 5.7 inch LG G6. The LG G6 features an entirely new unibody design with IPS LCD, QHD+, 18:9 'FullVision' display panel, taking up majority of the handset's fascia and pushing the bezels out to thin slivers of material. But the S8 takes the cake with an infinity screen, spanning across the entire front display. No bezels necessary, with a 18:5:9 aspect ratio. Both devices are dust and water resistant.

Features

Both LG and Samsung flagships rock Android Nougat. The Galaxy S8 offers TouchWiz overlay, adding bonus features like the built-in support for Gear VR. With the S8 you also have a virtual personal assistant known as Bixby.

For the LG G6 you have a selection of extra features such as management tools, and full customization control over your notification bar. The G6 comes with Google’s Assistant Al, a context aware, conversational service.

Both devices come with fingerprint scanners, hidden on the rear ends of both phones. LG offers its Knock Code feature on the G6 which lets users get into their phones with a series of taps on the screen. But the S8 however, has an all new iris scanner, which unlocks the phone through eye recognition.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: Specs

PHONE LG G6 SAMSUNG GALAXY S8
Screen size & type 5.7-inch Full Vision 5.8-inch Super AMOLED
Screen resolution 2880x1440 2960x1440
Water resistant? Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor? Yes Yes
Processor Snapdragon 821 Exynos
Memory 4GB 4GB
Storage 32/64GB 64GB
MicroSD? Yes Yes
Battery 3300mAh 3000mAh
Rear camera 13MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.4 Wide 12MP f/1.7
Front camera 5MP f/2.2 8MP f/1.7

Dual Camera

The 12-megapixel f/1.7 aperture lens on the S8 is complete with OIS and Dual Pixel autofocus and 4k resolution video recording.

The LG G6 still has the dual camera approach, with some added changes. Both camera on the rear are now the main camera with identical 13 MP resolutions and camera sensors. One camera is the main lens with f/1.8 aperture while the second lens a wide-angle lens with 125 degree viewing angle and f/2.4 aperture.

Performance

With Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, the LG G6 is a strong and speedy performer, but so is the S8 with Samsung’s latest Exynos processor crammed inside it’s frame. TheG6’s  3300mAh battery gives 36 hours of regular use between charges, meaning you can go from morning to evening without needing a single charge break. The G6 also charges quite quickly, using Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 tech. The S8 using Samsung’s own fast charging feature, yielding similar results. The S8 can be recharged via Type-C or wirelessly.

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