LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Google Pixel XL: three-way specs comparison

Look, ma, there's a new contender in town — the brazen new LG G6 just arrived with the hopes of smashing the competition and becoming the new catwalk star in the spotlight.

Seemingly, the G6 has what it takes to be a successful device that has the potential to shake the status quo. It has a speedy chipset that hints at excellent performance, an exorbitantly high screen-to-size body ratio, water-tight full metal bod', and last but not least - the same dual-camera setup that has made the previous high-end LG devices an appealing choice.

But is the hardware feature list of the G6 enough to take on the already-existing superstars, the Galaxy S7 edge and the Google Pixel XL

LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Google Pixel XL


Display size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches


1440 x 2880 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio


Pixel density

561 ppi
534 ppi
534 ppi




79.47 %
76.09 %
71.22 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro


Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit


Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530


4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB
128 GB, not expandable


Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), LG UX UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)



3300 mAh
3600 mAh
3450 mAh


Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

20.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)
32.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)

Stand-by time

16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

36.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

66.00 hours
130.00 hours

Video playback

19.00 hours
14.00 hours



Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels
12.3 megapixels


Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus


Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Second camera

13 megapixels




Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)


Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing


5 megapixels
5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)



5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)
5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)


5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)


Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass


Water, Dust, Shock; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash, Dust; IP 53


Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)


Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 799
$ 869

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LG at MWC 2017 (17 updates)



1. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

G6 feels like LG reinvented themselves since G5.

2. surethom

Posts: 1731; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Specs wrong wireless charging Only in usa which is terrible. But liking the wide angle camera sensor & optical zoom.

3. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Samsung s8 R.I.P

6. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This phone first of all barely manages to edge past the 2016 Galaxy S7. S8 is gonna be miles ahead of this garbage outdated phone.

7. LegionNate

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

Samsung Fanboy detected. The reason I am so excited for the G6 is because I won't have to pay $850 for a device that works well. So far it's shaping up to be a very solid choice. The Snapdragon 821 is a mediocre improvement over last years model, but I'm hoping that the near-stock OS will help give Samsung a run for their money.

10. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

So he's a fanboy because has an (accurate) opinion? SMH.

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

If by R.I.P. you mean Remains In Power then you're correct.

4. stferrari

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

In what universe is wireless charging "optional" on the S7????

5. stferrari

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Given that every preliminary S8 and S8+ Spec crushes the G6, I guess yours is an emotional/wishful comment because it sure isn't based on any technical facts that I have been able to discern. But what the hay, each to his or her own.

8. LegionNate

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

Yeah, it crushes it, but you have to remember that the way Samsung is implementing the 835 will be a relatively mediocre upgrade over the 820/821. Sure, it's got a better GPU by about 25%, but I'm suspecting Samsung is going to underclock it severely to keep down power use and heat. And considering that we're already at a huge amount of performance in phones, 25% is really not going to be noticeable unless you're a huge gamer or extreme multitasker. Just chill with the hyperboles.

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The SD variant of Samsung's devices aren't the real deal, the Exynos variant is where it's at when it comes to Samsung. Their SD variant is always a let down. Wish they'd ditch their half-assed SD variant since they've proven time ( https://is.gd/PRmCxp ) and time again ( https://goo.gl/CYiw1N ) not to give a fudge when it comes to optimizing their software for it. They did it with the S6, they can do it again...

9. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

Other reports show the G6 with an LCD screen

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