South Korean consumer electronics giants LG have been the forerunner when it comes to the new devices this year and the ongoing MWC 2017 in Barcelona have certainly unveiled the company’s most awaited offering this year, the LG G6 smartphone. Now, the tech world is primarily run by comparisons between thetop smartphones in the market and with each of the latest devices sporting the latest technological advancements, it seems a fair enough deal to consider.
Now, many have pegged LG’s V Series lineup as one of the company’s most premium smartphones with the most expensive devices featuring the best in class tech advancements by the South Korean tech concern. The V20 which surfaced in October last year was met with mostly positive reviews in the market and the G6’s arrival has probably fueled a whole lot of developments and rumors pertaining to which device might be the better bet for consumers. Now considering the fact that the G6 features all new ramp ups in the smartphone market, a comparison between two devices of different timelines does seem quite unfair, but there are definite points to consider for a potential consumer should he or she have to choose between the LG G6 and the LG V20.
Now, at the MWC 2017 keynote where the South Korean company announced the G6, LG confirmed that the LG G6 will come with a G6 Game Collection promotion completely free of cost for consumers and which is pegged to offer in-game content with a retail value of up to a total of $200 for six games including Temple Run 2, Spider-Man Unlimited, Crossy Road, SimCity BuildIt, Cookie Jam and Genies & Gems – on Google Play. Now, that right there is one definite plus, at least for a specific section of potential smartphone buyers, isn’t it? Other significant highlights of the G6 include Dolby Vision video support with Dolby confirming the fact that there are about 90 movies with Dolby Vision already available. In addition to that, the G6 is also slated to feature HDR10. Additionally, the G6 has also surfaced sporting IP68 Water resistant and dust resistant certification making the device impervious to any minor exposure to outdoor effluents with the plus point of the retention of the 3.5mm headphone jack.
LG G6 vs LG V20 Smartphone Specifications
Display and Design
Revolutionary design was something that was already expected from the LG G6 but what was eventually rolled out seems to have reflected many areas where the South Korean company has been striving to introduce advancements into. Now, the latest G6 smartphone from LH features a5.7-inch QHD+ FullVision display with a 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio. Now, one of the main striking features involved in this is definitely the aspect ratio of the device, which is longer and narrower than the current industry standard of 16:9. Additionally, the device also sports protection in the form of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 technology along with a Gorilla Glass 5 backpanel. The LG V20 on the other hand, which surfaced in the latter part of 2016 sported a5.7 inchIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with QHD resolution featuring a pixel density of513 ppi along with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection. Now, the highlight of the V20 in terms of the overall aesthetic design definitely lies in the smartphone’s 2.1-inch secondary displaywhich has been a consistent feature of LG’s V series of smartphones.
Hardware and Software
The chipsets incorporated in the latest smartphones of today have been the source of the best performances delivered by the devices and the processors incorporated in LG’s G6 and V30 smartphones have been the best in their lot. At least.Qualcomm technologies have been consistent in rolling out high-end high-performance chipsets for the latest smartphones in the market. Now the newly rolled out LG G6 smartphone features Qualcomm’s 14nmSnapdragon 821Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) chipset with Adreno 530 GPU. The V20 on the other hand, sports its immediate predecessor, the Snapdragon 820Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor, also with Adreno 530 GPU.
On the software front, both the devices feature Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Coming to the device memory variants, the LG G6 is available in 32GB and 64GB variants with the functionality of expandable storage up to 256 GB via micro-SD cards or sim card slots. The new device from the South Korean company bears a 4GB RAM configuration. The V20, on the other hand, offers the same array of memory specifications although memory on the device can be extended only via the use of micro-SD cards.
Camera specifications are probably the biggest things pertaining to today’s latest smartphones as of now and both these smartphones excelled in this department for sure. The newly launched LG G6 smartphone has incorporated the much touted dual lens camera system packing in two 13-megapixel sensors – one for wide-angle shots with 125-degree lens and f/2.4 aperture, and the other for regular shots with 71-degree lens and OIS 2.0. The camera packs in all the necessary features like laser autofocus, LED flash, laser autofocus, LED flash etc. The rear camera setups is capable of video options like2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps. Also, the G6 features a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 100-degree lens.
Now, the V20 has already been one of the few smartphones to offer a dual-lens camera setup post the feature’s onset in the Apple iPhone 7 Plus smartphone. The second iteration of the V series packs in aDual 16 MP (29mm, f/1.8) + 8 MP (12mm, f/2.4) camera setup with laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash,1/2.6″ sensor size @ 29mm, 1/3.2″ sensor size @ 12mm, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR. With video options of2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, the V20 also packs in a 5MP front shooter with f/1.9 for selfies and video calling purposes.
Battery and Connectivity
Now, battery concerns for devices are a huge deal right now, with the advent of power consuming technology like 4G connectivity and high-end applications which do have quite an indirect negative effect on a smartphone’s battery. This being said, LG has definitely brought in significant improvements to their device battery lineups.The recently rolled out LG G6 battery has a capacity of 3300mAh, and is non-removable, which is a departure from the company’s previous policy of offering a removable battery with its range of flagship devices. Considering the fact that it is already a 300 mAh ramp up from the G5’s 3,00 mAh one and supports Qualcomm’s Quickcharge 3.0 functionality, it is safe to say that its is a very good deal.LG’s latest G6 will support LTE-A 3 Band CA network while will come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0 connectivity options.
The LG V20, in comparison, features a slightly smaller removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery also with Qualcomm’s Quickcharge 3.0 functionality which allows fast charging to the device along with providing optimal battery functionality to the device. Connectivity options on the device includeWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Infrared port etc.
Now, both the G6 and the V20 are really high end devices by the South Korean consumer electronics manufacturers offering the best in class specifications paired with killer outlooks. Choosing one over the another might well be a very tedious decision to make although if we consider the fact keeping in mind the latest technology, the G6 does seem the better bet.