Now that both are out, which would you buy: LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+?

Now that both are out, which would you buy: LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+?
The Galaxy S8 is about to hit store shelves and land in the hands of customers who pre-ordered it in a couple of days. Now might be the time you are wondering "Well, which one should I go for?". And now begins the infinite cycle of review-reading, camera sample comparisons, checking out various battery tests, benchmarks, and — for the patient ones — a couple of months' wait to make sure that none of the two devices have a plethora of defects. Yeah, we know how it goes — when planning to buy such an expensive gadget, one is careful with their money, and rightly so.

But there's also the possibility that, in your heart of hearts, you've already made a decision. Either due to brand loyalty, or not being able to take your eyes off of a specific device because its design is stunning, or just due to its hardware specs. So, we thought we'd ask you — now that both the LG G6 and the Galaxy S8 / S8+ are for sale, which one do you want to throw your money at?

LG G6 or Galaxy S8 / S8+?

LG G6
24.82%
Leaning towards LG G6 but waiting for more info
10.12%
Undecided
9.61%
Leaning towards Galaxy S8 / S8+ but waiting for more info
10.63%
Galaxy S8 / S8+
44.81%

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
G6
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)

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58 Comments

1. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Nokia 9

22. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Did i miss something?

2. yalokiy

Posts: 1059; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Galaxy S8 = much better battery life.

7. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

12. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Wow, this was super vague. Just because it runs on some dude's subjective run day and survives, doesn't mean it has excellent battery life. I need objective proof that the battery is great; and the current reviews show that the battery is pretty mediocre(GSMArena, PA etc). Anandtech review will make it a lot more clear.

16. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

"Wired"...the web's name describe everything

9. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

That's only true for the exynos. The verdict is still out on the snapdragon.

3. qolamreza

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

Oneplus 5

26. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Oneplus =/ never settle Oneplus = never update ;)

46. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Oneplus recently rolled 7.1.1. Samsung still stuck with 7.0.

50. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I just got an update notification today, the second one since I bought the 3T. You need to stop spreading lies, you sound like a salty OP2/OPX user...

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2633; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

If I were in the market between the two, my initial reaction was to favour the S8. But between the bizarre placement of the fingerprint scanner and Samsung patching up the ability to remap the Bixby key, I'm not so sure anymore...

5. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

S8 = THE BEST PHONE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW...sorry haters, go find somewhere to cry.

8. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Haters sucks man They r everywhere Losers

10. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

they will be facing very hard time this year..S8, NOTE8.

11. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Mate 9 Pro > GS8

17. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

nice joke dude,tanx

29. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Um...are you guys joking? Clearly you haven't seen the Mate 9 pro specs. 1. 4000mah Battery 2. 6gb ram 3. Kirin 960 4. IR Blaster 5. 20mp Dual lens camera 6. Substantially smaller than S8+ 7. Cheaper 8. 128gb flash storage Yes, the Mate 9 pro is legitimately better than the S8/S8+. Don't be a stupid fanboy.

36. jellmoo

Posts: 2633; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

To be fair, while considerably shorter, the Mate 9 Pro is about 1.5mm wider.

38. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

1.4000mah, so what? the size of the battery doesnt ensure the battery, even a 8 year old child knows it.. 2.6gb Ram? i dont belive we required more ram because S8 Ram Management is great 3.you are HIGH dude!!! 4.dont care at all. 5.so what? belive even S7 camera is better than that 20mp Dual Lens, try to watch some youtube comparisions dude.. 6.WHATTTT???? 7.BRAND name, CUSTOMER services, PLZ pronounce the Mate 9 Brand!!! 8.GOOD NIGHT!!!

51. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

No expandable storage. But otherwise no complaints there.

27. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Mate 9 pro lol ... i almost shoke on my coffee . Anyway i love youre sense of humor :D

18. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

That's personal. I bought the G6 because I prefer to have an FM radio over a slightly better screen and slightly better battery life.

21. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

ok, be happy with your FM radio.

30. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Thanks! I will.

6. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Phonearena makes the worst polls of all time. Just have two options you dummies.

13. RatedDroid

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 23, 2017

Note 8

14. shomanadeh

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 23, 2017

LG's top phones have never been a worthy opponent for Samsung flagships, not that any other brand has ever had a real worthy opponent for Samsung Note line! and I have a feeling (judging by the looks of the newly introduced S line) the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is gonna be a beast in it's own rights and gonna have a class all on its own.

45. RoryBreaker

Posts: 238; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

LG lost me when they only offered 32gb of memory

58. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Well, the G2 was a better phone than Samsung's galaxy S4, even without the expandable storage. Of course in classic LG fashion, they saved that feature for the local market. True to form, LG are their own worst enemy. But that seems a looong time ago.

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