In just two days, Samsung will announce its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus. How will the Galaxy S8 fare against the recently launched LG G6? Let’s find out.
We’re doing this comparison because almost everything about the Galaxy S8 has already been leaked. The specs, design, features, camera, and even pricing have been leaked. Seems fair that we compare it against the flagship from LG.
The LG G6 has adopted a brand new design, unlike the modular LG G5 from last year. It looks great in the all metal body and thin bezels in front. It is slim, stylish and well made, much better that the G5. However, the Galaxy S8 design looks much better to be honest.
The Galaxy S8 pretty much has the same design as last years S7 and S7 Edge, but with some major changes in the front. First of all, the bezels are super thin and the display has much more rounded edges. There is no Home button, because the bezels are too thin.
Both the LG G6 and Galaxy S8 have displays that aren’t standard, but that’s okay, as it looks great and provides more screen estate without increasing the overall footprint of the device.
Coming to the specs, in most aspects, we believe the Galaxy S8 will be much better than the LG G6. One main important reason is the Snapdragon 835 chipset. The LG G6 had to make do with the SD 821 processor.
The Snapdragon 835 chipset is much more efficient and more powerful than the 821. That alone is enough to give the S8 an edge over the G6. Other specs are mostly similar. Both have Quad-HD displays, 4GB of RAM, similar storage options, long lasting batteries, IP68 rating, etc.
The LG G6 has a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 ratio, while the Galaxy S8 has been reported to include a 5.8-inch WQHD+ display with an odd ratio as well.
However, the LG G6 has a quad DAC, and we haven’t really heard much about a quad DAC on the S8. Yes there was a rumor long ago, but that was about it. So, in the audio department, the G6 will be better.
Samsung has decided to go with a single 12MP rear camera with dual pixels on the Galaxy S8. The LG G6, on the other hand, has dual 13MP cameras at the rear and it takes really good pictures. But experts are saying that the camera on G6 is not even on par with LG’s own V20 smartphone which released last year.
The dual-cameras on the LG G6 can do a lot more than just take normal great looking photos. One of them has a wide-angle lens, whereas the other has optical image stabilization.
Still, we can’t be entirely sure about what Samsung has under its sleeve with the Galaxy S8 camera. The Galaxy S7 had a great camera, so it is only going to get better with the S8. We won’t have to wait much longer to find out though.
At the front, the LG G6 features a 5MP wide-angle camera, whereas the Galaxy S8 is supposed to come with an 8MP camera. Probably best to say the S8 will take better selfies.
LG had to work on its LG UX software and develop it from scratch for the G6. This was because of the 18:9 aspect ratio of the LG G6 display. And the new UX 6.0 is great, it’s cleaner and much smoother than before. There’s plenty of features in the camera app as well. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and features the Google Assistant.
With Samsung, you can expect the same UX as it was on the Galaxy S7, with a taste of Nougat of-course. You’ll find features such as the ability to change the display DPI, and more. Samsung is also going to include their own personal assistant called Bixby.
The LG G6 is a truly worthy flagship and it ticks all the right boxes. It is a great buy and if you’re thinking of buying one, you definitely should. LG has done a spectacular job with the G6 and it shows. However, the Galaxy S8 is just around the corner, and it too, is going to be an amazing smartphone. We should also point out that Samsung has a lot more followers and fanbase than LG does, so the S8 will definitely sell better. Both the LG G6 and the Galaxy S8 are worthy of being called flagships. Which one would you have?