OnePlus 5 recently landed in India. The successor of the OnePlus 3T sports the mighty Snapdragon 835 chipset and a capable dual camera setup. On the other hand, LG G6 is the South Korean company’s latest flagship. Initially launched at above Rs. 50,000, several price cuts have brought down the G6’s price to under Rs. 40,000; right into the territory of OnePlus 5. Starting at Rs. 32,999, the latter is still cheaper though.
OnePlus 5 Vs LG G6 Specifications
|Key Specs||OnePlus 5||LG G6|
|Display||5.5 inch Optic AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5||5.7 inch IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Screen Resolution||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels||Quad HD, 2880 x 1440 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, OxygenOS||Android 7.0 Nougat, LG UX 6.0 UI|
4 x 2.45 GHz Kryo
4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo
2 x 2.35 GHz Kryo
2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|GPU||Adreno 540||Adreno 530|
|Memory||6GB/8GB LPDDR4||4 GB LPDDR4|
|Inbuilt Storage||64GB/128GB, UFS2.1 dual channel||64 GB|
|Primary Camera||Dual Camera:|
20MP, f/2.6, 1.6x optical zoom
PDAF, EIS, dual LED flash
13 MP, f/1.8, OIS, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.4, dual-LED flash
|Video recording||2160p @ 30fps,|
1080p @ 30fps, 60fps
720p @ 30fps, 120fps
|2160p @ 30fps,
1080p @ 30, 60fps
|Secondary Camera||16MP, f/2.0, EIS, Auto HDR||5 MP, f/2.2|
|Battery||3,300 mAh||3,300 mAh|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, front mounted||Yes, rear mounted|
|SIM Card Type||Dual, nano+nano||Dual, nano+nano|
|Other features||Wi-Fi ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, LE, aptX HD, NFC, USB Type C, USB 2.0||Wi-Fi ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type C, USB 1.0|
|Weight||153 grams||163 grams|
|Dimensions||154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm||148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm|
|Price||6GB/64GB - Rs. 32,999|
8GB/128GB - Rs. 37,999
OnePlus 5 Coverage
Design and Build Quality
The OnePlus 5 comes with an iPhone 7 Plus like design language, complete with full metal body and subtle antenna lines. LG has gone for an aluminum chassis sandwiched between two Gorilla Glasses. While both the smartphones look and feel quite premium, it is the LG G6 that catches our eye. Not only it looks unique but also sports lesser bezels.
Coming to build quality, both of the devices are pretty robust. However, the G6 scores more with its IP68 certified water and dust resistance. The OnePlus 5 is not even splash proof.
Winner: LG G6
This is one of the most important parts of a smartphone. A 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) Optic AMOLED display sits at the top of the OnePlus 5. Recently, we also came to know that it is the same Samsung panel of the OnePlus 3T. The LG G6 boasts a larger 5.7-inch Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440) IPS LCD even though having lesser dimensions than its competitor.
Both the smartphones come with top notch screens. While OnePlus 5 bags the deepest black level, the G6 is brighter and produces better colors. The former sports the Gorilla Glass 5 and the latter has the Gorilla Glass 3. Personally, I think, LG G6’s display fares better in terms of practicality.
Winner: LG G6
Hardware and Storage
Speaking of the hardware, the Snapdragon 835 inside the OnePlus 5 easily outdoes the Snapdragon 821 of the LG G6. However, the latter is not a slouch at all. SD 821 is still a solid performer in current standards.
Moving on to the storage division, even the base variant of the OnePlus 5 has greater RAM than the G6. The top model of the former which costs nearest to the latter offers twice as much of RAM and internal memory. Nevertheless, the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB onboard storage of the LG G6 will cater most of your needs.
Winner: OnePlus 5
Software and Performance
The OnePlus 5 runs the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. This, combined with the highly optimized OxygenOS has the potential to beat any Android smartphone in the planet. The OnePlus 5 is clearly faster than the Android 7.0 running LG G6. That said, the difference is not mind-blowing. You won’t recognize it unless you put both the phones side by side.
Winner: OnePlus 5
Finally, we come to the most important aspect of the OnePlus 5 and the LG G6. The LG G6 packs two 13 MP cameras while the OnePlus 5 comes with a 16 MP + 20 MP setup. Coming to image quality, the G6 has a slight edge for its more accurate colors and better low light performance. While LG boasts OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), OnePlus 5 offers 1.6X optical zoom (2.0X lossless zoom).
Thanks to the OIS, shooting videos is a lot better in the G6. The OnePlus 5 can not really compete with its substandard EIS which is not even available during 4K recording.
When it comes to the front camera, the OnePlus 5 with its 16 MP selfie snapper is way ahead of the 5 MP unit of the LG G6.
Incidentally, both the competing devices have the exact same battery capacity of 3300mAh. However, the OnePlus 5 with its lower resolution AMOLED display and more efficient chipset offers better power backup than the LG G6. Moreover, the former boasts the superfast Dash Charging technology.
Winner: OnePlus 5
- More powerful
- Significantly better selfie camera
- No water resistance
- Lack of OIS
- Better build quality with IP68 Certification
- Superior rear camera
- Grander display
- Less powerful than its rival
- Substandard selfie camera
Wrapping it up, go for the LG G6 if you want a better primary camera, superior display and a water and dust resistant handset. On the other hand, choose the OnePlus 5 if you need a more powerful device and a fantastic selfie shooter at a lesser price.