One might still be finding it difficult and keep pondering which one to give it to between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4. Though the Galaxy S6 might not be the perfect phone as initially speculated and expected, but with its combination of a stunning design, a great screen and a brilliant camera it is the best phone in the world right now; though, you never know, yo may want to change your mind after reading the review of the newly lunched LG G4.
With a stylish new design of its own, plus a top-end screen and a great camera, the LG G4 seems prepared to go blow for blow with Samsung’s best. Read on as we compare and contrast the difference according to major attribute of smartphone users needs.
The leather-backed LG G4 can’t help but stand out from the crowd, as it’s a more unusual material choice than the metal and plastic found on most smartphones. Adding to its slightly unusual appearance is a gently curved back and screen, which is undeniably premium, but also large and heavy at 149.1 x 75.3 x 8.9mm and 154g.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a more conventional, but no less stylish, design, with a metal frame and glass back. The glass looks good, with an almost gemstone-like quality to it, though it can be a fingerprint magnet.
At 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm and 136g it’s smaller, lighter and a whole lot slimmer than LG’s latest. The smaller size is arguably a good thing and the slim build certainly looks good but it comes at the cost of a smaller battery.
Typically Samsung’s screens are brighter and richer than LG’s, but the G4 is supposedly 25% brighter and richer than the G3, so LG could be closing the gap. It’s also 98% DCI (digital cinema initiatives) compliant, making it almost the same class as a cinema screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 in comparison is apparently 110% compliant according to LG, with more oversaturated and less natural colours, though the S6 doesn have the ability to tone down that effect.
Performance & Storage
Samsung Galaxy S6 beats the LG G4 here, featuring a 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, with four cores clocked at 2.1GHz and four at 1.5GHz, while the LG G4 has a 64-bit 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip.
Given that the Galaxy S6 beats even Snapdragon 810-packing devices in benchmarks it seems likely that it’s a more powerful phone than the LG G4, but it’s not always that simple, as elements like the UI can play a big role in how laggy the response is under the finger.
In any case they’re both very powerful handsets and both have 3GB of RAM, allowing them to multi-task effectively too.
As for storage the Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a choice of 32, 64 or 128GB built in, while the LG G4 only comes in one size: 32GB. But the LG G4 also has a microSD card slot and supports cards of up to 200GB, while the Samsung Galaxy S6 has no room for expansion. That’s a big win for LG’s phone.
Both Samsung and LG have put a lot of work into their flagship’s cameras. The LG G4 has a 16MP rear camera with OIS 2.0, which is supposedly better than older optical image stabilisation modules. It also features laser autofocus for speedy focusing and it has an f/1.8 lens aperture, allowing it to capture a lot of light.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 also has a 16MP camera with optical image stabilisation, though from what LG is saying its version of OIS may be better. Samsung’s camera won’t likely fare as well in low light either, as it has an f/1.9 lens aperture.
As great as the Samsung Galaxy S6 is its battery disappoints. At 2550mAh it’s not massive, in fact, it’s smaller than the battery in the Galaxy S5. It’s also slightly underwhelming in practice as while you’ll get a full working day of moderate use out of it you’ll probably be charging it most nights.
The LG G4 on the other hand has a much more reasonable 3000mAh juice pack and while it’s got to power a larger screen LG reckons it should be able to last for up to 19.5 hours of talk time, which is pretty good if true, so there’s a good chance it’s got the Galaxy S6 beat. Plus while the S6’s battery is sealed in the G4’s is removable.
Conclusion: I can’t categorically go for one as almost every smartphone users aside specs has a die end attitude kind of thing for his/her phone manufacturer.