Results: same price, different beasts – would you buy the LG G6 or OnePlus 5?

OnePlus started its career in the smartphone world back in 2014, with the super-aggressively priced OnePlus One. A flagship-specced phone for $300? Yes, please! The company quickly garnered fandom and started to sneak its way into the limelight. With each year, OnePlus has also been inching towards a more respectable price-tag, too. Of course, that's the cost of growth — it's unrealistic to maintain an operation that barely makes a profit on its product. So, now, the OnePlus 5 costs either $480 or $540, depending on which storage / RAM variant you go for.

All the while, one of the major manufacturers — LG — has sliced the price of its latest flagship in less than half a year of its existence. The G6 started off with a $650 - $700 tag, but can now be had for exactly $500 unlocked. And that's a great deal for customers, as we find the G6 to be a very solid smartphone, it's just that it can't get the proper attention and gather its own momentum, constantly being bullied around by competitors with huge, huge marketing campaigns.

So, we've got a $500-ish flagship from young company vs a $500 flagship by a veteran. We thought we'd ask you which one you'd buy. Welp... here are the poll results!

OnePlus 5 or LG G6?

OnePlus 5

Related phones

  • 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)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

They have different customer base. No one is buying one plus over g6 because they are now available at almost identical price and vice versa. G6 is about refinement ,innovation while one plus five is about getting a pretty hardware at good price.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If they were what I wanted , I would buy either one.

3. OsciK

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 20, 2017

So far in comparing both I think I would go with the G6. I have been testing the cameras against each other and the G6 seems to have the upper hand on the OnePlus 5. I do like certain aspects of the OnePlus 5 more, however, I believe for the same price the G6 wins in my opinion. Also going into this comparison, I will be honest, I wanted to like the 1+ more but in real life usage the LG G6 seems to win in almost every aspect. I will be writing an in depth comparison and posting on XDA. Let me know if there is anything anybody would like answered while I still own both devices

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Why in the world someone would get a highly problematic Chinese Phone made on a budget with terrible camera, virtually no dust/water resistance, various software and hardware bugs (JellyGate, anyone?) over a few months old premium flagship from a well reputed brand that possess remarkable build quality, impressive dual cameras, stunning looks and a sleek, highly optimized UI...? Ever since my S6 got updated to Nougat, stock Android looks... Boring...! Oh well, G6'Day!

5. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Been using an LG g6 as my daily driver for about two weeks. My other phone was a Vivo xplay 6. I've been having issues trying to get used to the G6 and how I can use it throughout the day without running out of juice. If I treat it like my Vivo then by 3pm the battery is completely dead. The Vivo would be at 15% by 10pm.The UI is a little boring as its not as robust as fun touch. The camera is top notch though. Not a very good looking phone in my opinión. My vivo xplay 6 curry edition turns heads alot. I still plan to keep phone and try to get used to it.

8. OsciK

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 20, 2017

I was having these same issues with the battery draining. I was able to fix the problem by killing the Google search bar( stopping and disabling Google), I stopped chrome and switched to Brave Browser, which is Chrome based. I did a few more things let me check what they were and I will get back to you. My battery life has been so much better though

6. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Too bad :D Oneplus is losing Customers Hahahaha

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1142; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Real simple the Oneplus does not work on my carrier.

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