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LG G6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 head to head

    They're the most important phones of the year so far, so lets have a head to head battle to see which one comes out on top.

Comparing phones always a somewhat emotive opinion on the part of the person doing the comparison, so I have tried to keep this one based upon facts rather than feelings. Some may argue with some of the decissions and some may need explaination. For example, the S8 wins the screen category purely because it has the highest ppi (pixels per inch) rating; screen size has been ignored; and the G6 wins the rear camera category because the dual lens feature allows for more flexibility, even if the S8 / S8+ camera has a slightly better f stop rating.

(the winning phone in each category is shown in dark green and gains 2 points. Where no obvious winner exists, or where the size of the S8+ is a contributing factor, "highly commended" scores are in light green and gain 1 point)

Feature LG G6 Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+
Construction Candybar, aluminium & glass Candybar, aluminium & glass Candybar, aluminium & glass
Size 148.9mm x 71.9mm x 7.9mm 148.9mm x 68.1mm x 8.0mm 159.5mm x 73.4mm x 8.1mm
Weight 163g 155g 173g
Screen 5.7" 2880x1440 564ppi 5.8" 2960x1440 570ppi 6.2" 2960x1440 529ppi
Battery 3300 mAh 3000 mAh 3500 mAh
Processor Snapdraggon 821 Exynos OctaCore Exynos OctaCore
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB + MicroSD 64GB + MicroSD 64GB + MicroSD
Camera (rear) Dual 13Mpix f/2.4 (125deg) & f/1.8 (71deg), IOS, HDR10, AssistedZoom 12Mpix f/1.7 "dual pixel" IOS 12Mpix f/1.7 "dual pixel" IOS
Camera (front) 5Mpix f/2.2 IOS 8Mpix f/1.7 IOS 8Mpix f/1.7 IOS
Connectivity 3G, 4G, LTE 600Mb, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 4.1, USB 3.1 3G, 4G, LTE 1000Mb, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 5.0, USB 3.1 3G, 4G, LTE 1000Mb, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 5.0, USB 3.1
Android version Android 7.0 Android 7.0 Android 7.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, rear (middle) Yes, rear (left) Yes, rear (left)
Protection Waterproof (IP68), Shockproof Waterproof (IP68) Waterproof (IP68)
Charging QuickCharge 3.0 QuickCharge 3.0, Wireless Charging QuickCharge 3.0, Wireless Charging
Price £ 649 £ 689 £ 779
Availability 27th April 2017 20th April 2017(pre-order delivery) 20th April 2017 (pre-order delivery)
Total points 14 18 17

The table speaks for itself, with the highest score, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the winner, narrowly beating it's larger brother, the Samsung Galaxy S8+.

Edited by Stuclark



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