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Everyone was happy with the G5 and the abundance of features it introduced. It caused waves of positive reactions everywhere in the tech world. When its successor, the G6 was announced and subsequently released, nobody could hold their excitement or their will to compare the two.

Many questions popped up – are the new features useful? Will the old features be missed? What about the price? There are definite improvements, but there are debatable spots, too.

In order to get a clear conclusion about the better and more prepared model, we’ve pitted the G5 and G6 against each other. Two different series of LG phones against each other, may the best G win.


The first thing we should tackle is the aesthetic changes and how do they fit the new G6 model. What is evident right away are the more subtly curved lines. Its body is a perfect mix of glass and metal, a much-needed improvement over the clumsy looking G5.

Another good thing that makes G5 lauded by the press is its Gorilla Glass 4. It was incredibly resilient, but its successor boasts a Gorilla Glass 5 covered screen, plus an earlier version covering the back. This is a good step in preventing damage to the big display.

Water resistance is also a welcome addition, as the G6 will be able to withstand being in the water at a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. All in all, LG made good and bold moves in order to differentiate themselves from their previous models and attract fresh attention.


Although the G5 also had an excellent display, it’s nowhere near the one the G6 has. They made a jump from the 5.3-inch screen to a 5.6-inch one. Such a move is outstanding given the fact the G6 is even lighter. The whole body of the phone was constructed in order to make space for a bigger display, without adding too much weight.

What may have disappointed was the not so big jump in resolution. It has much more pixels, however, 564 ppi, meaning it looks way sharper and more prepared to tackle the biggest visual challenges.


Some bad news is found in this department. Because the new unibody design makes the entire phone a singular, connected block of hardware, the battery can’t be removed. Although it is stronger than its predecessor at a bigger 3,300 mAh, people still point out the inability to remove it as a downside.

Throughout the tests, we’ve concluded that the strength of the battery isn’t just in the upgrade from 2,800 mAh, which was present in the G5. The secret to improved battery life is the better disposition of energy and what amounts of energy are used to perform tasks. All in all, the G6 shows much more promise in that area of hardware.


This is where things get interesting a bit. Many weren’t quite sure what to make of the camera changes that were implemented. The dual lens setup is still there from the G5, but LG decided to decrease the main camera from 16 to 13 megapixels and increase the wide-angle from 8 to 13.

Although this balanced setup may work wonders, there were a lot of critics saying that the main one is, in fact, more important.

The front camera has also been downgraded but switched for a wide-angle one. What can make up for these somewhat strange changes are positive tweaks to the camera interface? It’s much simpler and more involving.

Software tweaks

Generally, people have been putting the G5 above its successor in this category. This is mostly because the Google Assistant introduction isn’t regarded as a generally good move. To counter that, we have the really smart introduction of the Square Camera app, something that can really improve the photography experience.

LG always had the best Android versions that are much “cleaner” than other phones’ variations. A lack of additional apps has gone even further and only the necessities have been left to be a part of the G6.

LG has always been a company that valued gradual improvement and objectively – the G6 has surpassed the G5. The only downsides may just be a side-effect of not being accustomed to some innovations.



Display IPS Quantum

Quad HD (2560 x 1440)


Quad HD + FullVision Display

2880 x 1440 (QHD+)


Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor with X12 LTE


Ram 4 GB


4 GB


Storage 32 GB (usable memory will be lower due to factory installed operating software, features and apps)

up to 2 TB (memory cards sold separately)


32 GB (usable memory will be lower due to factory installed operating software, features and apps)

up to 2 TB (memory cards sold separately)


Dimensions 71.9mm x 148.9mm 71.9mm x 148.9mm
Operating System Android™ 6.0 (Marshmallow) Android™ 7.0 (Nougat)


Back Camera Dual Lens: 16MP Normal View Lens / 8 MP Wide Angle Lens 13MP Normal Angle 71˚ with f/1.8, OIS 2.0 and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF)
13MP Wide Angle 125˚ with f/2. 
Front Camera 8MP Selfie Camera with Facial Detection 5MP Wide Angle 100˚



Video / Recording H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, VP8, VP9, VC1, DivX, XviD, MJPEG, THEORA, HEVC

Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)


H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, VP8, VP9, VC1, XviD, MJPEG, THEORA, HEVC

Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)


Battery 2,800 mAh Removable


3,300 mAh Non-Removable


Network/ Connectivity GSM, HSPA, LTE, voLTE (Network support will vary by carrier) GSM, HSPA, LTE, voLTE (Network support will vary by carrier)






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