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

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LG G5 vs G6: 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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    26 February 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.
  • LG explains why it dislikes curved display panels, and why there isn't one on the G6
    26 February LG explains why it dislikes curved display panels, and why there isn't one on the G6 The biggest design trend in phones this year is going to involve manufacturers using massive display panels, while shrinking the bezels around them to almost nonexistence. LG is first out of the gate with exactly such a proposition: its 2017 flagship, the G6, is ready to roll, and guess what – it's rocking a stunning 5.7" screen in the body of a phone no bigger than last year's 5.3" G5!

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LG G5 specs
  • Display 5.3 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo LG UX UI
LG G6 specs
  • 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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