LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

The LG G6 is one of the break-out phones of this year with LG really pulling it out of the bag with its new offering; it is packed with unique and impressive features and along with the Samsung S8, it is one of the most anticipated Android phones of 2017!

With the much awaited G6 finally on sale, we check out how it stacks up against its biggest competitor, the S8 from Samsung. Read on to see the similarities and differences between the LG G6 and Samsung S8.

Design and Display

The G5 received an underwhelming reception last year and despite its unique and exciting modular design, it did not prove to be as popular as expected. However, LG are back with a better and bigger phone, literally, as the G6 has a much larger 5.7” screen with a 2,880 x 1,440 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Quad HD+ Full Vision Display looks even more striking and impressive due to the thin bezel around the screen, and it is the first phone to have Dolby Vision technology built in.

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The lack of bezel design is a trend we see following through with all major phone manufacturers, including Samsung’s S8, as well as the iPhone 8 also being rumoured to have a bezel free design when it launches later this year. Similarly, the S8 has a 5.8’’ Quad HD+ ‘infinity display’ and 2,960 x 1440 pixel screen with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, so although the Samsung’s screen is slightly larger, both phones deliver a vivid and vibrant display.

Camera

The camera on the LG G6 is what makes it stand out from its competitors, it has two rear cameras, one which is a wide angle lens and one which is a standard lens camera, and both are an impressive 13MP each. With the option of two cameras; users are able to choose whether they want to take a panoramic style image or not.

The wide angle lens variant will allow you to capture beautiful images of breath-taking sunsets and views or even just group selfies. The front facing camera on the G6 is 5MP and also has a wide angle option, which will let you take selfies to the next level and is perfect for fitting in a crowd of people without having to leave anyone out! It even has a square camera app for Instagram friendly photos!

 

 

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The Samsung S8, on the other hand, does not feature a wide angle lens camera on the front or back, and there is also no change in terms of the camera specs from last year’s Samsung S7, as Samsung have chosen to stick with the 12MP camera this year too. This will disappoint some of us who expected a big jump from the 12MP camera, and with the Sony Xperia X7’s 23MP camera it’s clear to see how this is underwhelming in comparison to its competitors.

The iPhone 7 Plus also includes a wide angle lens and telephoto camera on the rear of the phone, with higher quality zoom and ‘portrait mode’ for blurred backgrounds. This follows suit from other phone manufacturers and the popularity of adding options for us, the end user which gives the LG G6 a slight advantage in the LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 battle.

Performance and Features

The G6 comes in a choice of three colours, which include ‘Black’, ‘Platinum Silver’ and ‘White’ and the S8 currently comes in two colour options in the UK, ‘Orchid Grey’ and ‘Midnight Black’, with some people finding the colour options of the Samsung variant too limiting, however both phones may release more colours in the future.

The S8’s Snapdragon Qualcomm 835 processor is newer than the G6’s Snapdragon Qualcomm 821 processor, making the S8 slightly faster than the LG G6, as they have chosen to include the older processor on the LG. Both phones have Android 7.0 Nougat operating systems; both phones are also water and dust proof, just like most other high end competing phones like the iPhone 7, Sony Xperia XZ and even the Samsung S7, understandably so, as an increasing number of us are willing to pay more for durable phones.

 


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The LG G6 comes with Google Assistant built in on the phone whereas the Samsung S8 comes with an all new assistant, Bixby, which has been a clear highlight for Samsung. Where they differ greatly is with the battery and the G6’s larger battery size of 3,300mAh, the Samsung S8’S 3,000mAh wireless charging battery is smaller, however this does not necessarily translate to longer battery life.

The Verdict

Overall, the LG G6 has an array of features which sets it apart from other smartphones; for example the rear dual wide angle lens cameras, as well as the powerful battery, and the display with completely new technologies for a smartphone incorporated within it, make it differ from its competitors and puts it slightly ahead.

As the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are the amongst the hottest smartphone releases of this year and with all the world’s largest phone manufactures having major releases this year, we are yet to see just how successful the LG G6 will prove, especially considering we are still in the first half of the year.

However, it is clear to see that the Korean manufacturer has packed the phone with enough features and specs for it to be a real contender. And it clearly stands out as a must have for 2017, even against the mighty S8.

We hope you enjoyed reading our LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 comparison. Let us know if you’re planning on getting your hands on the smartphone soon, or if you already have one let us know what you think of it, by dropping us a comment below!

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Bendable phone by Samsung?

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There have been a number of rumours in past years that Samsung will be launching a fully flexible phone, and prototypes have been created, however it is now closer than ever to doing so. Samsung hinted this by revealing the new Galaxy X roll-out LED display, however it is still unclear if they have managed to add the touch control layer to the screen. Samsung’s previous launches –the Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note Edge and S7 Edge, all display a curved effect on the screen by use of flexible screen technology, however the Galaxy X is revolutionary in having a fully bendable display.

 The bendable technology was showcased by Samsung at the SID (Society for Information Display) 2016 event in San Francisco, however it is evident that the biggest obstacle will be to add a touch control layer to the phone screen. The Galaxy X which was displayed can be rolled out, but does not currently include the essential touch control layer. It features a Full HD 5.7-inch screen and is very thin at only 0.3mm.

Through seeing what has been achieved by Samsung so far, rumours indicate that they will launch the world’s first fully flexible phone by 2017. Interestingly, LG’s G Flex and G Flex 2 (launched in 2014 and 2015), are both attempts at a curved display, however both LG and Samsung are competing at the release of a fully bendable display, so it is a question of who wins the race.

 The concept of a fully bendable display is highly anticipated by smartphone fans, and will be very convenient for portability. Keep a look out on our site for any further information on the release or rumours!

Few Things Galaxy Note 4 Can Do But iPhone 6 Can’t

iphone_6_plus_note_4_pressApple and Samsung, the two leading manufacturers of smartphones are in never ending race of bringing best on best for their customers. Where Apple offers newest technology, Samsung offers some amazing feature but in less price. Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 are the two hottest phones of Apple and Samsung at the current point. Where both these phones have some qualities they also have some drawbacks. Apple claims that its devices are always better than Samsung’s devices, however there are few things which Note 4 can do but iPhone 6 can’t. Here have a look at it:

  • Galaxy Note 4 With Its S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was among those devices which introduced the ideal of phablet. After launch of Note 4 Apple announced its iPhone 6 Plus having same size. So its note’s size which makes it unique but it is the S Pen which comes along Note 4 which makes it superior to other such phablets. Though S Pen has remained a part of Note series but with Note 4 we get its revised and improved version. The new S Pen now comes with the support of more than 2,000 levels of pressure sensitivity. The S Pen lets you do a lot of things including faster navigation to smooth paper pen like writing experience. Once you get used to of S Pen, working with fingers seems much boring.

  • Removable Battery

Well you can’t take out most from your smartphone unless you are satisfied with its battery life. However sometimes you are on long trips and don’t get a chance to recharge your phone, in this case if you own Galaxy Note 4 you don’t have to worry at all. It comes with a high capacity 3,220 mAh battery but if you still run out of it you can always replace it with another fully charged battery. All you have to do is pop open its back cover, take out the battery and replace it with a new one.  Apple does not give you the option of removing or replacing your battery so you have to stick with its fixed battery.

  • MicroSD Memory Cards

Even though Galaxy Note 4 comes with spacious internal storage but still Samsung gives you the option of expanding your storage up to 128GB by means of a memory card. Movie lovers can now easily store their favourite movies in their smartphone. However iPhone 6 also comes with 128GB of storage but you have to pay a fortune for that.