Essential Phone vs Galaxy S8+ vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs LG G6: a four-way specs comparison


Andy Rubin's latest foray into hardware is now official with the Essential phone, a device that arrives with a splash and obviously skimps neither on specs nor on appearance.

With a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, a 19:10 Quad HD display, two 13MP cameras at the back, and a 3,040mAh battery on deck, it seems to have what it takes to tackle on the Galaxy S8+, the LG G6, and the venerable iPhone 7 Plus.

Phew, what a selection!

Let's see how the bold newcomer compares against these in terms of specs and raw hardware prowess!

SpecsEssentialSamsung Galaxy S8 PlusLG G6Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Display5.71-inch IPS LCD
1312 x 2560 pixels
6.2-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
5.7-inch IPS LCD
1440 x 2880 pixels
5.5-inch IPS LCD
1080 x 1920 pixels
Size141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
Screen-to-body ratio83.33%79.47%67.58%
ProcessorSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835 (US)
Exynos 8895 (Intl)
Snapdragon 821Apple A10 Fusion
RAM4GB4GB4GB3GB
Storage128GB64GB + microSD32GB + microSD32, 128, 256GB
Battery3,040mAh3,500mAh3,300mAh2,900mAh
Rear camera13MP RGB + 13MP monochrome
f/1.8
PDAF
4K video recording
12MP
f/1.7
OIS
4K video recording
13MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.4 wide-angle
OIS
4K video recording
12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.8
2.0x optical zoom
OIS
4K video recording
Front camera8MP f/2.28MP f/1.75MP, f/2.27MP f/2.2
SoftwareAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.1iOS 10.x
Water resistance-Yes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP67-certified
Special featuresFingerprint scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, dual cameraFingerprint scanner, dual camera
ColorsBlack, White, Gray, GreenBlack, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and BlueBlack, Silver, WhiteJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red

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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
Phone
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1312 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3040 mAh
  • OS Android 10
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A10 Fusion 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
G6
  • Display 5.7 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo LG UX UI

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