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Can The LG G6 Outshine The iPhone 7 Plus And Google Pixel?

By Cameron , Jan 29, 2017 11:22 PM EST
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The LG G6 is set to be launched at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona on February 26, 2017. There have been many controversies regarding this smartphone, especially on the rumors that LG is playing it safe with the LG G6 and much more. But for this article, let's talk about the positive sides of the LG G6's specs and features and compare it with the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel.

The Body Design

The iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel have one of the best-looking smartphones of 2016. However, if you ask me, I know that the Google Pixel is a powerful smartphone, but its design doesn't really appeal to me. I mean, whenever people ask me or mention the Google Pixel, the only thing I can remember is "really blue" color which is painful to see. In the case of the iPhone 7 Plus, it really looks good, but the only issue that I find a bit annoying is its back metal design that is prone to fingerprints and scratches.

According to reports, the LG G6 will have one of the best smartphone body designs of 2017. The smartphone will come with a combination of glass and metal body. Also, there were also rumors that its bezels are thinner and would look like you're only holding an entire screen in your hand (a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent) which is comparable to the Xiaomi Mi Mix. This is also the type of screen that the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are gunning for.

The New Screen Technology

There is no doubt that the iPhone 7 Plus and the Google Pixel have beautiful display specs. The iPhone 7 Plus having a 5.5-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (67.7 percent body-to-screen ratio) with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, while the Google Pixel features 5.0-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (69 percent screen-to-body ratio) with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

However, with the upcoming LG G6, it is going to be quite different. First, it is going to future a new kind of screen technology - nope, it is not Samsung's new AMOLED display technology, but something different. According to the sources, it is called as "QHD+" which is obviously a higher version of Quad HD. Not only that, because its screen resolution will be 2840 x 1440 pixels and the screen size is 5.7 inches, just right in the middle of not being too large and not too small.

The Platform

Sadly, this is the only part that LG G6 falls short because it features the same chipset that the Google Pixel is sporting. And when compared to the standards of the CPU of an iPhone, one could say it is somehow on par with the Apple A10 Fusion chip.

According to the reports, LG G6 is playing it safe and refuses to delay the launch schedule of the LG G6, thus ending up packing the LG G6 with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 chipset instead. The reason as to why LG decided to do this is because the highly anticipated Snapdragon 835 chip is still due in April and there were also some reports claiming that Samsung had first dibs on the device.

Speaking about software, there was also talks about the LG G6 either featuring Alexa or Google Assistant. As of now, recent reports are suggesting that LG has chosen the Google Assistant.

The Verdict

In terms of appearance, I think the LG G6 will have one of the best-designed smartphones of 2017 and I like smartphones that look good. One good example is the Xiaomi smartphones, specifically the Mi Mix. But if we talk about software, there could be more things than just a chipset, so I'm giving the LG G6 the benefit of a doubt until it is tested.

So, yeah, I think the LG G6 is better than the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel based on the first two specifications listed. But hey, this is my opinion and most of you could disagree with me.

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