LG Q6 or Huawei GR5 (2017)?

Mat Agase asks, “LG Q6 or Huawei GR5 2017?

This match is a battle between a newly-released smartphone and a crowd-favorite one. Let’s begin!

The LG Q6 was released last month and has been gathering fame for its display feature. It has a 5.5 18:9 aspect ratio FullVision display at 2160 x 1080 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, a 13MP Auto Focus rear camera with LED flash, 5MP wide-angle front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery to power up the device.

The Huawei GR5 (2017) has been dubbed as one of the smartphones to get at the low-mid range level. It has a 5.5 IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, Kirin 655 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, Dual rear cameras (12MP + 2MP) PDAF with LED flash, 8MP wide-angle front camera and a 3340mAh battery to power-up the smartphone.

Here are their detailed specs:

LG Q6 Huawei GR5 (2017)
Display 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision Display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels 5.5-inch IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 1.4GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 2.1GHz octa-core processor
GPU Adreno 505 400MHz GPU Mali-T830 MP2
Memory – 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
Camera -13MP AF Rear camera with LED flash
-5MP wide-angle front camera
– Dual rear cameras (12MP+2MP) w/ LED flash
– 8MP wide-angle front camera
Battery 3,000mAh Li-Po battery 3,340mAh Li-Ion battery
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1

For their benchmarks, the Q6 received a 41,594 score from Antutu while the GR5 (2017) has a score of 57,945. As for their battery life, the LG Q6 lasted for 9 hours and 30 minutes while the GR5 2017 lasted for 9 hours and 26 minutes.

Here are the advantages of each smartphone.

LG Q6

+ Better display aspect ratio

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Faster LTE speed support

+ Android 7.1.1 out-of-the-box

Huawei GR5 (2017)

+ Better performing CPU

+ Better performing GPU

+ Dual rear cameras

+ Higher front camera resolution

+ Higher battery

The displays of both smartphones are good but the Q6 stands out since its main feature is its FullVision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 2160 x 1080 resolution. For this aspect, the Q6 wins since it gives users a better watching experience with its display. If you want to have a smartphone with slimmer bezels, then go for the Q6.

In terms of overall performance, the GR5 2017 has the upper hand since it has a better CPU and GPU. Checking from their Antutu scores, we can see that there is a significant difference between the two smartphones’ performance. The GR5 2017’s Kirin 655 chipset outperforms the Snapdragon 435 of the Q6. The SD435 chipset, however, has faster LTE support which gives off faster data speed.

As for its camera performance, both of their front cameras have a wide-angle lens so users can easily take selfie shots that can cover a wide area. You can check out our review of the LG Q6 and the Huawei GR5 2017 to check out their photo qualities.

Their battery life performance has almost the same result but the GR5 2017 carries a larger battery compared to the Q6.

Both smartphones are good but what about their price? The LG Q6 is priced at Php12,990 (see price listing here) while the Huawei GR5 2017 is priced at Php11,990 (see price listing here).

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