LG G6 vs G5: User interface differences, a visual comparison

LG G6 vs G5: User interface differences, a visual comparison
As the story goes, every major Android smartphone manufacturer has their own user interface on top of Google's operating system to separate themselves from the pack. And with every big smartphone release, the UI is evolved further — features are added and visuals get a facelift. After all, we can't have software looks staying the same, while hardware design evolves further.

As expected, the LG G6's interface looks different than the one on its predecessor. Partly to make use of the new 2:1-ratio display, partly to make the visuals more streamlined with the looks of the actual phone, and, of course, partly to add some extra pizzazz to the mix.

“But how different is it?” you might ask. Well, we took the G5 along for our hands-on with the new G6 and made some screenshots of the main screens and apps you are bound to use on a daily basis. Check out the gallery below for a side-by-side and our comments on what you're looking at.

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1. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Lg seriously needs to redesign their complete UI, it's really ugly.

3. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL GLASS BUILD = FAIL LG just committed suicide. F THEM. The G4/G5 were great, then LG copied craApple. The S5 was awesome, then Samsuck copied craApple. Now, every phone is a insult to everyone who can think for themselves.

9. AES410

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 05, 2014

Although I have some of the same concerns as you, I like the glass back and all batteries are replaceable. If after 2 years you want to continue to use your device and battery life has become an issue, pay $100 to have it replaced. Still a lot cheaper than a new smartphone.

4. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

i dont really see the problem with the "default" ui being ugly, you can customize a ton on any and you can also get a custom rom later down the road (probably not worth since LG went the "not user replaceable" way making the phone garbage after 1~2 years since the battery will suck)

7. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Not everyone has the time to install a custom ROM. The average user needs everything out-of-the-box, the UI is just as important as the specs. Launchers on the Play Store can only do "surface" customizations. Menus, etc would still look the same. Unless, G UX has a decent theming engine, maybe help the face lift a bit.

8. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

seeing what "everyone" is getting hyped about camera, waterproof, gaming, people do have the time they just dont want to invest it, they want everything spoonfed to them. Same with Linux and Windows on Desktop PCs, a lot of People dont need windows but rather pay the 100€ to avoid having to spend time to customize it^^

5. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I love LG UI..looks clean to me and its smooth. Atleast it doesnt LAG!

2. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

it really looks luje samsung grace ux

6. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Well it is an improvement, but it still is not great.

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