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LG G6 vs LG G5, iPhone 7 Plus, S7 Edge, Pixel XL: Preliminary size comparison

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LG G6 vs LG G5, iPhone 7 Plus, S7 Edge, Pixel XL: Preliminary size comparison

The LG G6 is almost here, people! Gather 'round and let's take a look at how LG's upcoming flagship compares to the competition (and two of its siblings) in terms of size and form!

Earlier this week, we learned that the LG G6 will pack a 5.7-inch display QHD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 and an odd aspect ratio of 9:18, instead of the usual 9:16, making it slightly narrower and taller than most traditional smartphone displays. We discussed the repercussions of this, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the screen, at greater length in our preliminary overview of G6's screen. Check it out for more information.

However, alongside this information, we also got a hold of the first ever render of the front side of the G6, as well as some preliminary intel on the phone's dimensions. Although nothing is set in stone at this point, especially when it comes to fractions of a millimetre, we thought we'd take our new render, scale it, and show it to you next to a couple of other smartphones. Without further ado, let's jump right in!

LG G6 vs LG G5, iPhone 7 Plus, S7 Edge, Pixel XL: Preliminary size comparison


As you can see, the LG G6 is a tad narrower than the G5, measuring at approximately 72.3 mm in width, and just as tall as its predecessor. However, despite the similarities in size, the G6 will most likely have smaller bezels on the top and bottom, as its 9:18 will use the real estate more efficiently. As a result, it will also have a higher screen-to-body-ratio, although we'd rather not delve in the percentage game at this point. The G6 is also expected to be just a tad thicker than its predecessor, at 8 mm (up from 7.3 mm).

Moving on to the V20, we can see that albeit the G6 packs a 5.7-inch display as well, it has a considerably more compact footprint. This we can chalk up to its narrower screen aspect ratio and its lack of a secondary ticker display.

As far as the iPhone 7 Plus and the Google Pixel XL are concerned, the LG G6 manages to be shorter and narrower than both, despite its increased screen size.

With the G6, LG will be going head-to-head with Samsung and the (reportedly two) upcoming Galaxy S8 powerhouses. The S8 models will likely sport curved 4K displays and come in two sizes, but since their launch is a good couple of months away, we thought we'd do a side-by-side comparison between Samsung's current flagship, the Galaxy S7 Edge, and the LG G6.

LG G6 vs LG G5, iPhone 7 Plus, S7 Edge, Pixel XL: Preliminary size comparison

The S7 Edge is just a millimetre taller than the G6 and has virtually the same width. Although the S7 Edge is quite compact at 5.5-inches when compared with other phones with the same screen size, the G6 still manages to pack more screen real estate in a an almost identical footprint. The Galaxy S7 Edge manages to do this thanks to its dual curved display, while the G6 bets on flat, but taller screen to achieve its goal.

In closing, the LG G6 is shaping up to be quite the compact device, given its large display, and this becomes immediately evident when comparing it to other smartphones, even 5.5-inchers. LG will beat Samsung the launch game with the G6, but it's too early to tell whether this will help the company against one of its main rivals — and one of the biggest players on the block — in 2017.

Note: The above images may not be fully representative of the final design of the LG G6.

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posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:24

1. Khyron (Posts: 161; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


Fix the battery LG since g3 baytery licencia is trash ON LG flagship

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:34 2

3. marorun (Posts: 4071; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


my G5 battery is fine and do the job.
Sure its average but its far from trash.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 22:31

14. sgodsell (Posts: 4028; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


This LG G6 display will be amazing for Daydream VR, especially since this device will be supporting Google's Daydream VR. That extra .2" will slightly increase the FOV, plus that extra 320 pixels over a 2560 display doesn't hurt either. With that said, some sites have said that it might have a 4k display which would be awesome. At any case if it has a slightly larger resolution QHD+, or a 4k display will be great for VR. We already know that this device will be using the new SD 835, and have around 6 GB of ram. Plus it will support the new Vulkan graphics APIs with Nougat (7.1.1).

posted on 12 Jan 2017, 09:31

15. Greedog (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Jan 2017)


I'll agree. You can't compare the G3 & G4 batteries with the G5's. The two previous phone's batteries were not that good. But I'm here to tell you the battery life of the G5 is awesome. Besides.. You can swap it out. I have an extra battery and never need to use it although I do swap them from time to time.

Let's see how you make out when the battery in the gadget that ain't Removable starts to wear out. And they do wear out.

It's better to remain quiet and have the appearance of intelligence that speak and remove all doubt.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:34 5

2. GreenMan (Posts: 1522; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


I just can't help but notice how HUGE the bezels on the iPhone Plus & Pixel XL are...

It's about time Apple do something about this ancient & antiquated design, which hasn't aged gracefully either...

Oh well,

G'Day!

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:51

4. Bankz (Posts: 778; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


I'm willing to bet that the G6 will flatter to decieve eventually. it's always the same story. they come with a lot of hype, teasing and promises and in the end under deliver. it's the same story with HTC. only Samsung and Huawei (specifically the honor brand) are the only companies that seems to deliver these days.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 12:35

11. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 May 2013)


LG devices are overhyped at first, but always end up underrated after all reviews are finished destroying them.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:54 1

5. Bankz (Posts: 778; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


btw, honor magic >>>>>>>>>>>> everything out there currently (mostly in terms of design).

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 11:53

9. bucky (Posts: 2812; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Looks like a cheaper version of the s7 edge.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 10:59 1

6. fyah_king (Posts: 593; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Cant wait for the G6.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 11:13 1

7. Bankz (Posts: 778; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Me too, but I'm afraid it'll disappoint yet again. However, if LG can actually achieve the screen to body ratio being depicted in the above article (which I highly doubt) and retain its removable battery, FM radio and IR blaster, then I'd get the G6 in a heartbeat regardless of whatever Sammy puts out. Well Yeah, so much for wishful thinking.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 14:17 2

12. fyah_king (Posts: 593; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Funny thing is, I didn't like thethr G5 or V20 when it first came out. Now, I am loving it.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 11:50 1

8. Joosty (Posts: 168; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


You've read it here first folks.

This phone will outsell the HTC 11. Thats not a big feat in itself, but a feat worthy.

I have a feeling this phone is going to do great. If it is indeed all metal, this will be LG's most premium design yet...

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 17:39

13. thunder18 (Posts: 133; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)


I thought the rumors were that it was going to be 2 pieces of glass sandwiching a metal frame?

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 12:14 1

10. shield (Posts: 389; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Wow LG G6 5,7" same size S7 Edge but 5,5". LG G6 is successor G2!

LG G6 PLS 4000mAh battery.

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