Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs. LG G6: Battle of Big Screens
Samsung has officially unveiled their latest flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Although both smartphones have plenty of similarities, the S8+ literally stands out thanks to its 6.2-inch display. For this comparison, we’re going to pit it against its rival, the LG G6.
READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 Review
Samsung Galaxy S8+
The Galaxy S8+ has the largest display of the two at 6.2-inches which can be considered a small tablet. It's not really a new thing though as we already have a number 6-inchers in the market. It sports a Quad-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 which equates to 531ppi. Protecting it is Corning's Gorilla Glass 5.
The G6 sports a smaller 5.7-inch FullVision display but with a Quad-HD+ resolution as well at 2880 x 1440 or equal to 565ppi, which also means it's more packed with pixels compared to the S8+. It also features an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio which takes advantage of the G6's user interface and 2:1 video format. In addition, it gives the device a great 79.3% screen-to-body ratio. Like the S8+ the G6's screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Processor and Storage
The S8+ uses its own processor, specifically the Exynos 8895 octa-core processor (4 ARM Cortex A53 1.7GHz + 4 Exynos M1 2.3GHz). This is partnered to a Mali G71MP20 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB of storage which can be expanded via microSD.
The LG G6 uses the 2.4GHz Qualcomm 821 quad-core processor from last year instead of the newer Snapdragon 835. That's paired to an Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage which is smaller compared to the S8+ but you can also expand it via microSD.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 from last year packs one of the most impressive cameras in a smartphone to date. That said, Samsung has decided to use it again on the S8 and S8+. We're talking about a 12MP Dual Pixel sensor and f/1.7 aperture. The front camera is handled by an 8MP AF camera with f/1.7 aperture.
The G6 looks more formidable in this department thanks to its dual rear camera setup and higher sensor resolution which consists of a 13MP f/1.8 main shooter and a 13MP f/2.2 wide-angle. The selfie camera is handled by a 5MP f/2.2 wide-angle shooter.
Sensors and Features
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ comes with a slew of sensors and that includes the Iris scanner that debuted on the Galaxy Note7. In addition, there's a fingerprint scanner which is now relocated at the back, hear-rate sensor, fingerprint reader, USB-C, and NFC. Aside from the sensors, the S8 and S8+ has an IP68-rating meaning it can take on water and dust.
The G6, on the other hand, doesn't have an iris scanner or heart-rate sensor but has a fingerprint scanner, USB-C, and NFC. Poised as a multimedia-centric smartphone, it packs Dolby Vision tech with support for HDR 10 format and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC Chip. Like the S8 and S8+, it also has IP68 water and dust resistance.
The S8+ is a winner in terms of battery capacity at 3,500mAh. Although it's smaller compared to the S7 Edge's 3,600mAh. It still has a great battery life though based on our review and supports Fast Wireless Charging. In addition, since it has learned from the Galaxy Note7 battery issues, Samsung has implemented their 8-point battery check for the S8 and S8+.
The G6 has a smaller battery capacity at 3,300mAh but we're yet to test its battery performance. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and Wireless Charging as well.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, skinned with TouchWiz. It features its own virtual assistant called the Samsung Bixby.
The G6 also runs Android 7.0 Nougat with LGUX 6.0. For its virtual assistant, it uses Google Assistant which is built in the UI itself.
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