Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6

LG announced its next flagship, the LG G6 last month at the Mobile World Congress. Samsung recently launched its own flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Both these phones are packed with advanced technologies and impeccable design language that fits both these phones perfectly in their respective segment. While Samsung has tried to overcome the flaws of Note 7, LG has made an effort to improve its brand image with G6 in the premium smartphone segment.

In past few years, both these companies have adopted different approaches to market and offer their products. But, in order to offer bigger and better display packed in sleek body with improved camera capabilities, both the phones hold quite a similar design and specifications. So, let’s see which smartphone overshadow the other when we put these two against each other.

Samsung Galaxy S8 VS LG G6 Specifications

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy S8LG G6
Display5.8 inch Infinity Super AMOLED5.7 inch FullVision IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionQuad HD+:
2960 x 1440 pixels
Quad HD FullVision - 2880 x 1440 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 OctaQualcomm Snapdragon 821
Processor Qualcomm -
Octa-core 4 x 2.35 GHz Kryo & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo

Exynos -
Octa-core 4 x 2.3 GHz & 4 x 1.7 GHz
Quad-core:
2 x 2.35 GHz
2 x 1.6 GHz
GPUAdreno 540 or Mali Adreno 530
Memory4GB4GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB UFS2.132GB UFS2.0 - North America
64GB UFS2.0 - International
MicroSD card supportYes, up to 256GBYes, up to 2TB
Primary Camera12 MP, f/1.7, 1.4 µm pixel size, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flashDual cameras
13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°)
13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
Dual tone LED flash
Secondary Camera8 MP, f/1.75MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
SIM card typeTBCTBC
4G readyYesYes
VoLTEYesYes
NFCYesYes
WaterproofIP68 water and dust resistantIP68 water and dust resistant
Battery 3000 mAh3300 mAh
Weight155 grams163 grams
Dimensions148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Price TBCTBC

Display

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Infinity Super AMOLED display with a new pressure sensitivity features. The screen resolution is 2960 X 1440 pixel and gives a pixel density of ~568 ppi. The screen is further backed with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Considering the LG G6, it packs a slightly small display measuring 5.7-inch Quad HD+ with HDR support. The screen resolution is 1440 X 2880 pixels and offers ~564 ppi pixel density, which is slightly less than the Galaxy S8.

In order to make the display bezel free, both the companies have opted a taller aspect ratio than traditional 16:9 which changes the user experience to a great extent. LG has opted Univisium standard of 18:9 while Samsung is using 18:5:9 aspect ratio.For LG, this is the best display that the company has ever produced while Samsung has upgraded its standards to the next level.

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Hardware And Storage

As both the phones are flagship models of their respective companies, both the smartphones are packed with strong specifications. Samsung Galaxy S8 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset for the US market with an octa-core processor and Adreno 540 GPU while the international variant will feature Samsung Exynos 8895 chipset with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. The processor is further coupled to 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The storage can be further expanded via microSD up to 256GB.

Whereas, the LG G6 comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. The processor is further coupled to 4GB RAM and 32/64GB UFS 2.0 internal storage. Just like Galaxy S8, the storage can be expanded via microSD but, up to 2TB.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Leak

This is the area, where both the manufacturers have put their best efforts to come up with exceptional photography experience. Though dual camera setup is now the new trend in the flagships, Samsung has not adopted this and packed the S8 with 12 MP dual pixel sensor at f/1.7 aperture with Optical Image Stabilisation. The video recording can be done up to 4K resolution. At the front, it packs an 8MP selfie-shooter.

LG G6

Whereas, LG G6 is packed with two 13-megapixel sensors which consists one wide angle lens with f/2.4 aperture and 125° field of view and another “regular” lens with f/1.8 aperture and 71° field of view. OIS and PDAF is standard on the primary camera but, with wide angle lens the image stabilization and autofocus is lacking.

Connectivity

Connectivity options in the Samsung Galaxy S8 include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS and USB Type-C 1.0.

Whereas, the LG G6 offers Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, GPS and USB Type C 1.0.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S8 is packed with 3000mAh battery while the LG G6 houses 3300mAh pack, which is slightly bigger than the S8 and better for the big screen and always on display.

Pricing & Availability

LG G6 has not confirmed the pricing of G6 yet and will be revealing the pricing details soon. But, Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at $750 (Rs 48,615 approximately) and will be available for sale from April 21 in the US market.

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Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are two hottest phones of the year. Both these phones are offering better display, improved camera, and competitive UI to give better user experience. Stating one over the other will not be a right way to compare in any aspect and it totally depends on you if you would like to prefer the efforts of LG or the strong brand image of Samsung.