Nokia 6
A new Nokia 6 smartphone is seen in this handout image released by HMD to Reuters on January 7, 2017. Reuters/HMD Handout

The Nokia 6 is a premium smartphone that look like a premium smartphone in its all-metal unibody avatar. The LG G6 has a combination of metal and glass body, which too looks splendid. It is expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017. Those who are interested to know which one of the handsets are better and worth a try, a specs and features comparison may make the decision easier. When Xiaomi Mi Mix arrived, everybody was stunned by its thin bezels and impressive screen-to-body ratio.

According to reports, LG G6 may do better than Xiaomi by sporting a screen-to-body ratio of about 90 percent and it will feel as if the smartphone is entirely screen. The G6 is expected to sport a new screen technology known as QHD+ and it will have a screen resolution of 2,840 x 1,440 pixels. The 5.7-inch display, combined with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio will be most-impressive. The Nokia 6, on the other hand, has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The greatest drawback of the Nokia 6 handset is its processor. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset seems like a joke when compared to LG G6’s Snapdragon 821 chipset. A SD 430 chip is too old for a 2017 smartphone. The LG G6 does come with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5, always-on display and LG Optimus UX 6.0 UI. The Nokia 6 has a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage whereas the LG G6 has a 6GB RAM and 64/128GB storage options. Both have microSD slots and run on Android 7.0 Nougat, have fast-charging capabilities and fingerprint sensor.

In terms of camera, the Nokia 6 has an impressive 16MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash and 8MP secondary camera capable of 1080p recording. The LG G6 is expected to have a dual 16 MP (29mm, f/1.8) + 16 MP (12mm, f/1.8) primary cameras with sensor size @ 12mm, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR. The secondary camera will also be of 12MP, writes GSMArena.

As is evident, the Nokia 6, though a good phone, falls short of the power and configuration displayed by LG G6. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on leading smartphones of 2017.