LG G6 Vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Which Android Flagship Should You Buy This Year?

Louise Elliot - Author

Mar. 1 2017, Updated 3:51 a.m. ET

The LG G6 has now been formally unveiled while the Samsung Galaxy S8 is yet to be revealed. The companies both hail from South Korea, where they are among the top smartphone makers. Based on rumored specs and leaks, which South Korean Android flagship should you get this spring?

Design And Display

The Galaxy S8 is expected to look more attractive than the LG G6, mainly because Samsung has effectively ditched flat screens in its flagships. Based on the most recent leak by notorious tipster Evan Blass, which you can see below, the Samsung flagship will ditch the home button to make for a smaller bezel. Combined with the 5.8-inch or 6.2-inch curved display 2K resolution, the Galaxy S8 will undoubtedly one of the most good-looking phones in 2017.

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On the other hand, the LG G6 looks pretty amazing, too. The front looks clean with the 5.7-inch display with no physical home button. The backside is made of glass and comes in three colors: Mystic White, Astro Black, and Ice Platinum. However, the screen resolution is only at 1,440 x 2,880 pixels and the screen itself is still flat, Know Your Mobile reports. It may be great for those who still like their phones feeling like a metal slab, but Samsung wins in this area.

Under The Hood

Here is when Samsung has a clear advantage over LG – the processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is said to be exclusive to the upcoming Galaxy handsets, so the LG G6 had no choice but to sport “just” a Snapdragon 821 instead.


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