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Honor 8 Pro vs LG G6: How are they different?

17 April 2017 0


Back at MWC 2017, the South Korean giant manufacturer LG unveiled their latest best flagship device as G6. The device received appreciation not only from gadget experts from also from customers as well. This year LG brought a number of changes in their flagship ranging from design, software, and hardware as well. All these aspects made LG's G6 a luring smartphone which is bringing top-tier hardware on board.

Like always a new flagship has to face direct competition from their counterparts, same was the case with LG G6. The device has to compete against Huawei's P10, Sony's Xperia XZ Premium, Apple's iPhone 7 and recently announced Galaxy S8 from Samsung. All these devices are of the same niche that's why whenever a buyer plan to purchase anyone of the aforementioned device, they have to consider all these devices. To help out our readers, We compared all these devices so that customers can easily decide which device is better in terms of design, specs, camera and user interface.

Recently a new competitor of LG G6 unveiled by Chinese giant Huawei. The device is unveiled under Honor branding as Honor 8 Pro. The new Honor 8 is bringing all ingredients what you can expect from a flagship killer. The device is large, beautifully crafted and above all doesn't lack in hardware section as well. Both LG G6 and Honor 8 Pro will be available for major markets and will be competing for head to head there. Without any further ado, let's check out how these devices are different and what makes them competitive.

77.5 x 157 x 7 mm
5.7 inches - 2560x1440 px
71.9 x 148.9 x 7.9 mm
5.7 inches - 2880x1440 px
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Design

This year Honor 8 Pro is bringing a solid aluminum chassis with the matte finish which gives the Pro device a premium look. The device looks rigid because of solid metal design. It doesn't have physical buttons on the front facing the side that's why the fingerprint scanner is placed on the rear side in the center. It has dual rear cameras placed on the top right side. The volume controller and power buttons are on right edge. Being a large display device, it is not easy to hold Honor 8 Pro with the single hand.

On the other hand, the LG G6 design is a combination of metal and glass which gives a solid device premium looks but it won't be as rigid as Honor 8 Pro. This year LG ditched the old modular design and brings a solid metal and glass sandwich design with minimal bezels. Like predecessors, Once again the fingerprint scanner is on the rear side and also it has dual cameras on the rear side. It is first LG's flagship which is IP68 certified whereas the Honor 8 Pro is not water and dust resistant.

The LG G6 dimensions are 148.9 mm x 71.9 mm x 7.9 mm and it weighs 163g, whereas the Honor 8 Pro dimensions are 157 mm x 77.5 mm x 7 mm and weigh 184g. The LG G6 will be available in Black and Silver while the Honor 8 Pro can be grabbed in Black, Blue, Gold, White, and Pink.

Display

The LG G6 is featuring an IPS LCD display of 5.7-inches with Quad HD screen resolution of 1440 x 2880. As opposed to that Honor 8 Pro IPS LCD display is also 5.7-inches and its screen resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels. The G6 display pixels density is 564 whereas Honor 8 Pro has 515ppi. So both the devices are equally sharp and bring great display experience. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is protecting the display of both devices. The G6 brings HDR support and also an important aspect is the aspect ratio of its display. The G6 Display aspect ratios 18:9 whereas the Pro device aspect ratio is 16:9.

LG smartphones never lack in display resolution but surprisingly this time Huawei device is also on par in terms of screen resolution. Huawei introduced a number of gestures so that user can easily perform tasks while using single-handedly. The G6 aspect ratio makes it one of its kind device but not all the content and apps fits perfectly with this aspect ratio so there are fair chances users can also see dark sides in portrait mode.

Hardware

As far as the hardware specs are a concern, both the devices are bringing high-end hardware. However this year once again LG failed to use the latest chipset on their flagship. Most of the flagship unveiled in Q1 2017 are packed with Octa-core Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 but LG stuck with quad-core SD 821 to power up G6. The quad-core SoC is accompanied with 4GB RAM and built-in internal storage is 32GB/ 64GB. Half of the SD 821 cores are clocking at 1.6GHz whereas the other half is clocking at 2.3Ghz. The Adreno 530 is taking care of graphics.

The Honor 8 Pro is powered up by Huawei's own built Kirin 960 SoC. It's an Octa-core SoC whose first quad is clocking at 1.8GHz whereas the other half is running at 2.4GHz. This Chipset is on par with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 that's why we can say that it is better than SD 821. The Honor 8 Pro top of the line variant has 6GB RAM whereas the standard variant has 4GB RAM only. In terms of storage, it has 64GB and 128GB variants. The Mali-G71 is on board to take care of graphics.

Let's check out more hardware details in the tabular form below.

Specifications

Honor 8 Pro

LG G6

Display

5.7-inch IPS LCD 5.7 IPS LCD

creen resolution

1440 X 2560 pixels

1440 x 2880 pixels

Dimensions

157 x 77.5x 7mm

148.9 x71.9 x 7.9mm

Weight 184g 163g

Processor

Kirin 960 SoC

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821
GPU Mali-G71 Adreno 530

RAM

4/6GB

4GB

Storage

64GB expandable

32/64gb

Rear camera

12MP dual camera monochrome+RGB sensor

Dual 13MP

Front facing

8MP

5MP

Headphone jack

3.5mm

3.5mm
Battery 4000mAh 3,300mAh
OS` Android Nougat 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 Android Nougat 7.0
USB Type-C port

Yes

Yes
IP68 certification No
Yes
Battery and OS

As OS both the devices is running on Android Nougat 7.0. Both the companies specially optimized the stock OS as per their user's requirement. A number of gestures are on board which enhances the usability. The LG G6 battery cell is of 3,300mAh and it comes with Quick charge 3.0 support. According to the LG, the device can be 50% charged within 30 minutes. On the other hand, the Honor 8 Pro comes pre-loaded with a gigantic 4,000mAh battery cell. It also supports fast charging.

Price

As far as pricing is a concern, it plays the vital role in sales of new smartphones. Although both the devices are bringing the top of the line hardware on board but the price tag differentiate them in two different categories. The Honor 8 Pro is currently offered for the European customers only at a price tag of $570 whereas LG's latest flagship G6 is being offered at $800.


Conclusion:

When purchasing a new smartphone, it important to consider the reason behind the purchase. There are a number of buyers who likes to have the smartphone with the best camera, a huge fans base prefer large display and top of the line hardware is liked by everyone. Being expensive amongst the two, LG G6 is offering a number of perks which will differentiate it from the Honor's latest flagship killer.

LG G6 is bringing a special dedicated DAC SoC for enhanced audio experience. It has the privilege of being water and dust resistant. The device is first non-Google smartphone to have latest Google Assistant on board. In camera section, G6's camera has added advantage as they produce awesome results in low-light conditions as well. However, results are shaky in the night on Honor 8 Pro.

In terms of hardware and build quality, both devices are equally head to head and no one seems superior in this category. The Honor 8 Pro battery cell is gigantic enough to power up the device for two days on normal usage. In terms of OS, both are running on relatively new Android Nougat 7.0. However, if you are looking for a phablet device with top of the line hardware and great build quality, the Honor 8 Pro could become your choice.

  • The Huawei Honor 8 Pro isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The LG G6 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.

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