Specs Comparison: LG G6 vs LG G5

Specs Comparison: LG G6 vs LG G5

LG has just announced its latest flagship — the LG G6. As always, a new top-of-the-line phone has a number of new features and better specifications that its predecessor. Let’s compare on paper what the new LG phone has.

5.7-inch QHD+ Full Vision display @ 2880x1440 pixels5.3-inch QHD IPS display @ 2560x1440 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (front) / Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core CPU2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
Adreno 530 GPUAdreno 530 GPU
32GB/64GB UFS 2.0 storage32GB UFS storage
Expandable up to 2TB via microSDExpandable up to 2TB via microSD
13MP (f/1.8, OIS, 3-axis) + 13MP (f/2.4) wide-angle Laser AF rear cameras w/ dual LED Flash16MP (f/1.8 aperture, 75-degree lens) w/ OIS + 8MP (f/2.4 aperture, 135-degree lens) Laser AF rear cameras
5MP f/2.2 wide-angle front camera8MP f/2.0 wide-angle front camera
4G LTE-A Cat.12/134G LTE-A Cat. 12
WiFi 802.11ac, dual-bandWiFi 802.11ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Fingerprint SensorFingerprint Sensor
Hi-Fi Quad DAC24-bit Hi-Fi
IR Blaster
Dust and Water resistance
3300mAh Li-Ion battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.02,800mAh removable battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UX 6.0 UIAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow w/ LG UX 5.0
148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
163g159 grams
Ice Platinum, Astro Black, and Mystic WhiteSilver, Titan, Gold, Pink

LG G6 advantages:

  • Bigger display in a similar body size
  • Better display technology
  • Slightly better CPU
  • Faster internal storage
  • Hi-Fi Quad DAC
  • IP68 Dust and Water resistance
  • Speedier USB-C port
  • Larger battery capacity
  • Updated UI

LG G5 advantages:


  • Still capable CPU
  • Brighter front-facing camera
  • Removable battery

The LG G6 has a number of improvements over the LG G5 mainly in the display department. With its full metal body, the G6 now has a bigger and better display while maintaining the overall dimensions of its predecessor. Other upgrades include IP68 dust & water resistance and the Hi-Fi Quad DAC audio chip. It’s pretty disappointing though with the CPU and GPU. According to reports, the latest Snapdragon chipset is still reserved, so LG has to opt with the SD821 for now.

What the LG G5 has that the G6 doesn’t is the modular feature. It didn’t exactly sell well but at least, it was nice to see a swappable battery and some nifty instant upgrades from last year.

We’ll reserve our final thoughts about the LG G6 when we get a review unit as soon as at it lands locally. Click on the banner below for more MWC 2017 news and updates.

This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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1 Response

  1. Jeremy says:

    bakit huawei yung nasa specs hindi LG G5. nalito ako konti. hahaha

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