The LG G6 device is displayed at the LG stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2017. Reuters/Paul Hanna

There are certainly a lot of people who want to see a Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6 showdown. Although both these phones offer the hottest bezel-less display, they come with more features other than that.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are different in terms of design and internal specs, but fans can't overlook the fact that these two have the same dimensions, weight and key features. Therefore, Android fans are having difficulty choosing which phone to get.

Design and internal specifications

As mentioned earlier, the design and specifications of the phones are different. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a sleek glass look, while the LG G6 comes with the brushed aluminium look with coated back glass. Both have eliminated the bottom bezel. However, Samsung offers more curves since the left and right sides of the screen are bent. It also moved the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone, near the camera. On the other hand, LG comes with a dual-lens camera, much like the iPhone 7 Plus. The phone also has the fingerprint sensor at the back, but it is farther from the camera lens, unlike the Galaxy S8.

As for specifications, the S8 offers a newer chipset compared to the G6. It will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset in the US and the Exynos 8895 chipset in other parts of the world. On the other hand, the G6 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, which is not the latest chipset but is the same one used for Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL. Both phones have 4GB of RAM, but the S8 (64GB) has twice built-in storage than the G6 (32GB). Both phones come with an expandable storage through a microSD slot.


The main cameras of the S8 and G6 take 12MP and 13MP pictures, respectively. However, as mentioned earlier, the G6 has a dual-lens camera setup, allowing users to take wide-angle shots with fish-eye effects. The front camera of the S8 has 8MP with autofocus, while the G6 offers only 5MP with f/2.2, 1080p video capabilities, according to Pocket Lint.


The price of the phones may be the number one takeaway for many buyers. In the US, the LG G6 costs between US$600 to US$700 (AU$800 to AU$930) but only through US carriers. There are currently no unlocked versions. The Galaxy S8, on the other hand, will set back buyers by at least US$730 (AU$975), according to TechRadar.

All in all, the verdict of whether the Samsung Galaxy S8 is better than the LG G6 depends on the users. However, with everything the S8 has to offer, the latest offering from the Korean company may be worth it. The main differences between the two are simply the price, chipset and design.