The iPhone 8 Plus opened a floodgate of new and impressive features and capabilities on a smartphone. Apple is looking to up the game with devices that appeal to all classes of users. LG is gearing up to slice a piece of the pie with the new G6, which is a total turnaround from the previous strategy on the G5 model.
The G6 is creating a buzz for a good reason this time. The fantastic smartphone has remarkable specs including a high-end processor, dual rear cameras, boosted memory and battery, and features such as waterproof certification, fingerprint reader, and the latest Android 7. Let us look at some of the features on these two devices that have users raving wild about them.
The LG G6 comes in at 5.7-inches, and the iPhone is 5.5-inches, both in the perfect smartphone range without being too big to fall into the phablet category. The G6 features a brushed aluminum look. It has moved the rear cameras to a convenient distance away from the fingerprint sensor at the center. Both smartphones use the IPS display technology.
For a basic model without any additional accessories, the iPhone is heavier by almost forty grams. The display of G6 is larger and built of superior technology with a higher pixel resolution than its rival.
The main body in the two devices is made of reinforced glass featuring aluminum accents. The devices are certified waterproof and dust resistant. The LG G6 takes it a notch further with shock resistance. This makes the smartphones popular with young users and those in high-octane situations where the phone might encounter water, dust, or fall short distances.
The iPhone 8 Plus comes with the newest mobile operating system, iOS 11. The LG G6 also features the newest offering from the Android market, Nougat. This promises new user experiences and improved performance for both devices. The iOS system is legendary for its performance and resource management prowess. With Android 7, you are assured of the latest software system guaranteed to keep you ahead of the curve.
Apple has revamped its camera phones with new exciting features in the iPhone 8 Plus. LG has been on the scene with successful camera phones and has jumped back with improved capabilities. Both devices feature a 2x optical zoom that works without mysteriously defaulting to digital zoom. The iPhone has a 12-MP rear camera while the G6 brings a 13-MP module with dual-sensors and two lens –normal and telephoto.
They share the same aperture size at f1.8 for the rear cameras. The iPhone seems to perform better in low-light settings compared to the LG device. The iPhone uses a quad-LED flash unit compared to the dual-LED flash on the LG device. The iPhone has a 7-MP front-facing camera with its rival packing an impressive 5-MP selfie camera.
Both devices debut the fingerprint scanning technology, which enhances the security of the device. The G6 comes with a center-aligned sensor that is a safe distance away from the rear-facing cameras. The iPhone fingerprint sensor is conveniently located on the front of the phone.
The G6 uses a high-end chip coupled with 4GB RAM. This is impressive on the new Android system. The iPhone 8 Plus features the new iOS 11 driving 3GB of memory. The iPhone 8 Plus chip, the Bionic 11, is the same one that they used in later models such as the iPhone X.
The iPhone 8 Plus has 256GB of built-in storage compared to 32GB on the LG. While the iPhone has more storage capacity, the G6 has expandable storage that can go up to 2TB. They both have quick wireless charging.
Both phones are competitively priced in the seven hundred dollar range. A 32GB G6 barebones model directly from the manufacturer will cost you the same as a 64GB iPhone 8 Plus. The price will change depending on the provider and accessories you add to the device.
Apple has a long history of making smartphones that resonate with a broad range of audiences. On the other hand, LG has made some bold moves in the recent past. The G6 looks set to make some sales and regain the confidence of smartphone users who are increasingly becoming more discerning. The LG G6 has been available since April while the iPhone 8 Plus hit stores in September.
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Noelle Neff is a gifted photographer with a strong focus on photojournalism and weddings. She loves to blog about photography, travel, and technology. She runs a professional studio in Miami and contributes to numerous favorite magazines such as the Chicago Tribune.