LG Q6+, Q6, Q6a vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 vs Nokia 6: specs comparison

LG just announced the Q-lineup of devices, featuring the Q6, the Q6+, and the Q6a, which takes a few pages from the LG G6' book and borrows that FullVision 2:1 display that LG is quite proud of

Granted, the efficient screen-to-body size ratio, the slim bezels, and the lack of a camera bump at the rear of the device could very well be the biggest highlights of the Q6 lineup, as the rest of the hardware specs are not exactly what we'd call exciting and awe-inspiring. On top of that, the lack of fingerprint scanners on any of these devices is a let-down, but LG has been kind enough to throw facial recognition to alleviate the pain.

We'll explore the specs in a jiffy, but before that, let's try to think of two other phones that could easily be the main rivals of the LG Q6. Although it's debatable, we'd put the 2017 iteration of the Galaxy A5 and the Nokia 6 as some note-worthy and "hot" devices that the Q6 will be competing against. So, here's a specs comparison between these three!

Have in mind that the Q6+, Q6, and Q6a are pretty much similar in specs with the only difference being the amount of RAM and storage inside each one, so we've bundled them together in one and the same column right below:

SpecsLG Q6+/Q6/Q6aSamsung Galaxy A5Nokia 6
Display5.5", 1080 x 2160 pixels5.2", 1080 x 1920 pixels5.5", 1080 x 1920 pixels
Size & weight142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1mm, 149gr146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm, 169gr154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm, 169gr
Screen-to-body ratio79.05%71.51%71.58%%
ProcessorSnapdragon 435Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880Snapdragon 430
Storage64GB / 32GB / 16GB32GB + microSD32GB + microSD
Rear camera13MP16MP, f/1.9, Autofocus16MP, f/2.0. Laser + phase detection autofocus
Front camera5MP wide-angle16MP8MP Wide-angle, Autofocus
SoftwareAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.1
Water resistance-Yes, IP68-
ColorsAstro Black, Ice Platinum Marine Blue (Q6+ only), Mystic White (Q6 only), Terra Gold (Q6, Q6a only)Black, Gold, Pink, BlueBlack, Gold, Gray, Blue

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(16h 3G talk time)



2. albatista

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2016

I'm in the doubt between buying the Nokia 6 and the Galaxy J5 (2017), can anyone advise me in this?

6. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

If you want fast updates and near-stock Android, go with Nokia 6.

9. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

i suggest redmi note 4 is better choice than both of these phones and you should know that the J series lacks gyroscope (and maybe more) so never ever buy a sammy budget ranger atleast For the nokia 6 with sd430 i want to point out that it retails even more than the redmi note 4 which has sd625 and ive been using it as a secondary phone for about a couple of months and im completely satisfied with note 4's performance. But in the end its your choice and preference. Kudos!

3. lamzaza

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

whats the point to call it + or a? if the specs are the same.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

My thoughts exactly.

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i thought the specs are different?

11. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

The specs aren't the same. RAM and storage change.

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I'd definitely go for the A5.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Redmi 4X: FPScanner, SD435, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 4100 mAh battery ($115 @gearbest) but it only has 5inch screen.. for 5.5incher, Redmi note 5 with SD660 will beat any other low-end :-/

10. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Yeah, even im waiting for the Note 5!

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