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!

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.

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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1. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

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

3. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

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

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7364; Member since: Mar 16, 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).

15. Greedog

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 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!

4. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

11. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

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

5. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

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

9. bucky

Posts: 3783; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Looks like a cheaper version of the s7 edge.

6. fyah_king unregistered

Cant wait for the G6.

7. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

12. fyah_king unregistered

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

8. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 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...

13. thunder18

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

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

10. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 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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