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LG G6 vs iPhone 7 Plus: design, specifications, prices

In the framework of the exhibition MWC 2017 in Barcelona, the company LG unveiled its new flagship smartphone LG G6. This year, the South Korean manufacturer refused to modular concept G5, so the novelty has a full metal body and a huge screen with an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9.

Although not the top by today’s standards the specs of LG G6 is in the same price category with the iPhone 7 Plus, so it would be logical to compare the two flagship. When compared to top-end Apple smartphone is evident that LG G6 significantly smaller and lighter while having a larger screen.

The display size of LG phone is 5.7 inches versus 5.5 iPhone 7 Plus with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels versus 1920 x 1080 pixels. In everyday use not much difference in the quality you won’t notice, but if we are talking about VR, here Android-the device is clearly the winner.

The display is a key feature of the G6. As mentioned above, it has a non – standard aspect ratio of 18:9. In the company screen called Full Vision. It supports standards 10 HDR and Dolby Vision, which makes it even more attractive. In addition, the G6 frame around the screen is much thinner, allowing the hand it is somewhat easier. A unique feature of the display of the iPhone 7 Plus is an advanced 3D Touch.

Materials LG G6 has also changed compared to the predecessor. If last year’s LG flagship was made of metal, now it is a mixture of metal with glass. iPhone 7 Plus feels no less premium thanks to the metal housing. Both devices are protected against dust and moisture according to IP67 standard in the case of iPhone 7 Plus IP67 and LG G6.

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LG G6 is based on last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 821, operating at a frequency of 2.35 GHz and with 4 GB of RAM. The smartphone is equipped with not the most advanced chipset just because Samsung has contract with Qualcomm, according to which Galaxy S8 should be the first phone on the market with Snapdragon chip 835. Anyway, LG G6 works quite quickly, and Snapdragon 821 cope with most tasks. iPhone 7 Plus, in turn, has branded Apple’s A10 Fusion and 3 GB of RAM, and today the “Apple” Communicator remains the most powerful smartphone in the industry.

Internal memory may disappoint fans of LG. If the iPhone 7 Plus is available with 32, 128 and 256 GB of flash storage, the LG G6 is equipped with only 32GB of internal memory expandable with microSD up to 256 GB. At the moment it is unknown whether models with more memory.

As for the camera, here all is very interesting. We have two systems of dual modules, which are used in completely different ways. iPhone 7 Plus has two 12-megapixel cameras, one of which has optical image stabilization and a wide angle, while the second allows you to do double zoom magnification without losing image quality. LG G6, the situation is different: the user gets two 13mp cameras, one with an aperture of f/1.8 and a three-axis optical stabilization, a second with an aperture of f/2.8 and a wide viewing angle (125 degrees) for landscapes. Apple’s smartphone boasts the portrait mode allows you to take pictures as professional cameras. LG G6 makes up for the lack of such a regime dozens of special camera functions. Both devices, of course, shooting 4K video.

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iPhone 7 Plus has a 7-megapixel front camera with aperture f/2.2, and LG G6 – 5-megapixel with an aperture of f/2.2. It is worth noting that the front camera of an Android device also has a wide angle for group selfies.

LG G6 runs on Android 7 Nougat with a proprietary shell LG, and the iPhone 7 Plus – iOS 10. What to choose depends on personal preference.

the iPhone has the fingerprint scanner Touch ID built into the Home button on the front panel, LG G6 sensor is located on the back side. Most users will be accustomed to use the scanner below the display.

One of the major advantages the iPhone 7 Plus – stereo speakers. The device LG there is only one speaker located on the bottom face, which is clearly not very good impact on the quality and volume of sound. However, LG G6 has a 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones, which is absent in the flagship models of Apple.

iPhone 7 Plus has received the battery capacity of 2900 mAh, while the LG G6 – 3300 mAh. In both cases, the non-removable battery. For LG this is the situation for the first time, as all the previous smartphones of the company was a removable battery. About the autonomy of the conclusions to do while early, but it is worth noting that LG G6 supports fast charging QuickCharge 2.0, iPhone 7 Plus remains charged for three hours.

iPhone 7 Plus is sold at a minimum price of $769. LG G6 will go on sale in the beginning of the month at a price of $796.

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