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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

  • LG G6

Samsung Galaxy S8

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LG G6

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (7.0)Android (7.0)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.86 in x 2.68 in x 0.31 in5.86 in x 2.83 in x 0.31 in
Weight5.36 oz5.75 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust, Shock proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP68)
MIL-STD-810 certified Yes
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
FeaturesIris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)
Keys  
Left sideYesYes
Volume control, OtherVolume control
Right sideYes 
Lock/Unlock key 
Available color optionsBlack, Gold, Gray, Silver, BlueBlack, Silver

Display

Physical size 5.77 in5.74 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2960 pixels)Other (1440x2880 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio84.26%79.47%
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesHDR, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Light sensor, Proximity sensorHDR, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 835Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Processor modelKryo 280 (Octa-core,2350 MHz,64-bit,10nm)Kryo (Quad-core,2350 MHz,64-bit,14nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 540)Yes (Adreno 530)
RAM4 GB (Dual-channel, LPDDR4)4 GB
1866 MHz 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB
Maximum User Storage 21.36 GB
Memory card supportYes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 256 GB)Yes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 2,000 GB)

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (13 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (Dual LED)
Aperture sizeF1.7F1.8
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26mm29mm
Camera sensor size1/2.55"1/3.06"
Pixel size1.4μm1.12μm
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Dual-camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection), CMOS image sensor
Software FeaturesManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed controlExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Frames, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingTime-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (5 megapixels)
FeaturesWide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Wide Angle
Video capture2560x1440 (QHD) 

Battery

Capacity3000 mAh3300 mAh
TypeLi-ionLi-Polymer
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi, Powermat)Built-in
Battery timesTalk time: 29 hours / Stand-by time: 13 days (81 hours) / Music playback : 67 hours / Video playback : 16 hoursTalk time: 23.5 hours / Stand-by time: 17 days (412 hours)
Internet use  
3G11 %01.0f hours 
LTE12%01.0f hours 
Wi-Fi14%01.0f hours 

Multimedia

MirroringWireless screen shareDLNA, Wireless screen share
Headphones connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)3.5mm
Additional microphone/sYes (Noise cancellation) 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 20, 29, 30 )
DataLTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE-A, HSPA, UMTS
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
HD VoiceYesYes
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, BarometerAccelerometer
NotificationsHaptic feedbackHaptic feedback
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, MemoCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailYesYes
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Hearing Aid Compatibility YesYes
Hearing Aid Compatibility ratingM3, T3M4, T3

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (5.0, Yes)Yes (4.2)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Health Device Profile (HDP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile, Serial Port (SPP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
MIMO 
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
USBYes (USB 3.1)Yes (USB 2.0)
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
Connector type USB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Mobile PaymentSamsung Pay 
Charging connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS
NavigationYes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory Approval Yes
FCC ID value ZNFH871
FCC ID link  link
Date approved Feb 27, 2017
US SAR  
Head 0.65 W/kg
Body 0.5 W/kg
Product Specific Use 0.5 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission 1.59 W/kg

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Mar 29, 2017)Yes (Feb 26, 2017)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateApr 21, 2017Mar 10, 2017

Shopping information

MSRP price €750

US carrier availability

CarrierVerizon (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), AT&T (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), T-Mobile (Available (Apr 19, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Cricket (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Boost Mobile (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), MetroPCS (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Tracfone (Upcoming (Mar 31, 2017))Verizon (Available (Mar 30, 2017)), AT&T (Available (Mar 29, 2017)), T-Mobile (Available (Mar 29, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Mar 29, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Apr 07, 2017))