Samsung and LG is always strong performer in smartphone. It doesn’t matter if you’re confused with choosing a new Android handset or you simply want to know what to expect from this year’s smartphone Battle Royale, read on to see how these two heavyweights stack up.
The LG G6 has a 5.7-inch LCD screen with a quad-HD 2880 x 1440 resolution. The phone has an 80 percent body-to-screen ratio, allowing LG to make the display taller without sacrificing width.
The 18:9 panels deliver an immersive experience. Plus, the G6 supports HDR and Dolby Vision, both of which translate to more colors and better contrast.
The Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Super screen, which are larger than the G6. The resolutions are slightly higher at 2960 x 1440. Like the G6, the S8 also supports HDR.
As the most marvelous phones we’ve seen. The Galaxy S8 has a curved infinity display, which takes up the majority of the front. This means you get an 83 percent screen-to-body ratio. That’s even higher than the LG G6’s 80 percent.
Plus, the Samsung phone comes in three colors, Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver, two kinds more than G6 Black and Ice Platinum.
However, the G6 scores some points for putting its fingerprint sensor in a less awkward location on the back of the phone; the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint reader is right next to the camera, which could result in smudging. On the LG, the sensor is below the lens.
Given its more advanced Snapdragon 835 chipset, the S8 tallied up higher scores on all three benchmarks I conducted against the G6 and its 821 chipset. But just because the S8 is faster on paper doesn’t mean you’ll see any sluggishness from the G6. Indeed, both are as speedy and quick with real-life usage, like scrolling through web pages, launching apps and snapping photos.
Both the interfaces on the G6 and S8 are sensible and easy to understand. While I’m not feeling the rounded corners for the app icons from both phones, any objections I have about aesthetics can be quickly fixed with a new launcher and icon pack.
The S8 throws in a tab you can pull out to access things like your most-used apps and contacts, the weather and calendar events. I found it minimally useful, but nonessential.
The S8 also has a digital voice assistant named Bixby. While it has other features like scanning and retrieving info from objects in real life, it’s not fully fleshed out yet and Samsung is still working on its development. For the meantime, you can use Google Assistant, which comes built-in on both phones.
As for battery life, the S8’s lower capacity 3,000mAh battery (compared to the G6’s 3,300mAh) outlasted the G6 by nearly three hours in our drainage test for continuous video playback on Airplane mode. It clocked in 16 hours compared to the G6’s 13.
As leaders in the mobile phone industry, the two enterprises, LG and Samsung, have never disappointed us. It’s doesn’t matter whether you choose LG G6 or Samsung S8, I believe doth of them are able to meet your needs and surprise you.