Apr 03, 2017 11:39 AM EDT
There is no doubt that for the past couple of days, the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S8 has taken over the realm of the smartphone news. There is no need to be surprised by that since even before the official announcement, the Galaxy S8 has been the main topic for every technology enthusiasts - resulted in a massive amount of leaks over the internet. Samsung's latest flagship could be the best android smartphone to date, but that is pretty much what people said last time during the glorious day of the Galaxy Note 7 until it exploded, literally. Let's put Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 to the side for a while, is there any contender out there that could beat the Galaxy S8? The LG G6 "maybe" up for the challenge.
The LF G6 has been released last month, prior to the official announcement of the Galaxy S8. But let's be honest, the hype was not that much when compared to the Samsung S8 - because LG seems didn't put much effort in advertising the smartphone, which is bad. For a smartphone to be easily recognizable in an already oversaturated market, it needs a good marketing campaign that can differentiate it from its competitors. To beat Samsung, LG needs to step up the game beyond their comfort zone.
If we take out the advertising factor and focus on the phone's specifications alone, the LG G6 - which is a major improvement from LG's previous flagship the G5, could bring something good to the table. It has a big display (although it is not curved), features 4 GB of RAM with 32/64 GB internal storage expandable by microSD card up to 256GB, runs on Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 and operating under the latest version of Android (Nougat 7.0). The rear camera has 13 MP whereas the front offers 5 MP. The LG G6 is IP68 certified, similar to the Galaxy S8 for the water and dust resistance. When it comes to the power source, the LG G6 offers a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery.
Pretty much everything you can get from LG G6, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has something similar. Except for one thing - the price. The LG-G6 is priced at $650, whereas the Samsung S8 is $100 more expensive. And this could be the advantage for LG to compete with the flashier Galaxy S8.This is because, apart from its looks, the Galaxy S8 doesn't have many immediate advantages over the G6 - most people won't care enough to compare chipset benchmarks or virtual assistant capabilities.
But then again, you have the previous Samsung flagship - the Galaxy S7 edge which is still doing incredible in the current. The price for this model has dropped and has been updated to Android Nougat 7.0. As for the conclusion, the Samsung S8 is more likely to win the Android flagship race this year, but the LG G6 can still be the strong competitor due to its lower price.
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