Why LG G6 is better than S8

By July 30, 2017

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It is increasingly hard for people to choose handset today as there are so many options available in the market. Especially for the new-released one, we usually need enough time to see whether it is good or not. But for those who are eager to replace their old mobile phone, suggestions from related reviews and comments are very important. Fronting with the LG G6 and Samsung galaxy s8 which have been released recently one after another, you may feel a choice dilemma. This article is going to tell you why LG G6 is better than S8.

Overall

Both LG G6 and S8 want to regain their footing after some unpleasant issues happened respectively before. So obviously, we can see their sparing no effort to live up to consumers’ expectations. From the following detailed table, it shows their strong performance, sleek design and considerable functions.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6

 

Samsung Galaxy S8

LG G6

Display size, resolution

5.8-inch; 2,960×1,440 pixels

5.7-inch, 2,880×1,440 pixels

Pixel density

570ppi

565ppi

Dimensions (Inches)

5.9×2.9×0.31 in

5.9×2.8×0.31 in

Dimensions (Millimeters)

148.9×68.1×8 mm

148.9×71.97.x7.9 mm

Weight (Ounces, Grams)

5.5 oz; 155g

5.7 oz; 162g

Mobile software

Android 7.0 Nougat

Android 7.0 Nougat

Camera

12-megapixel

13-megapixel (standard), 13-megapixel (wide)

Front-facing camera

8-megapixel

5-megapixel

Video capture

4K

4K

Processor

Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz+1.9GHz) or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz+1.7GHz)

2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU

Storage

64GB

32GB

RAM

4GB

4GB

Expandable storage

Up to 2TB

Up to 2TB

Battery

3,000mAh (nonremovable)

3,300mAh (nonremovable)

Fingerprint sensor

Back cover

Back cover

Connector

USB-C

USB-C

Special features

Water-resistant (IP68); wireless charging; Gigabit LTE-ready

18:9 aspect ratio; wireless charging (US-only); water-resistant

Price off-contract (USD)

AT&T: $750; Verizon: $720; T-Mobile: $750; Sprint: $750; U.S. Cellular: $675

AT&T: $720; Verizon: $672; T-Mobile: $650; Sprint: $708; U.S. Cellular: $597.60

Price (GBP)

£689

£649

Price (AUD)

AU$1,199

AU$1,008

From the above comparison, we can conclude why LG G6 is better than S8 from three specific aspects.

design

  1. Design

LG G6 and S8 have 5.7 inch and 5.8 inch display size respectively which are just good size. However, what makes LG G6 a winner is the location of its fingerprint which places a round target right underneath the camera lens, while the S8’s is awkwardly located right next to the camera lens, which could result in smudging.

camera

  1. Camera

Camera may be the most important feature that makes LG G6 stands out from many other mobile phones. It features dual 13-MP cameras on the back. One of the lenses captures impressive wide-angle shots, and you get a 2x optical zoom. Compare to it, S8 only has a 12-MP dual-pixel camera on the back. Although the pixel of LG G6 on the front seems not better than S8, it supports Gesture Shot, allowing you to take a selfie with just a gesture and it also can snap wide-angle images.  

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  1. Price and value

Price and value must be the essential reason for most people to buy G6 rather than S8. Given that the G6 is on-par with S8 in almost every aspect (performance, design, battery…), it is a good choice to possess a G6 at a relatively lower price. Prices vary from different countries, but generally speaking, S8 is more expensive than G6. The difference of price lies in $30 to $100.

If you are more price-oriented, why not buy a LG G6.

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