The LG G6 will officially use the Snapdragon 821 instead of the 835, and it's a brilliant move

Although the possibility of the LG G6 featuring a Snapdragon 835 processor was already quite slim, it's now officially confirmed that it'll be powered by the slightly less powerful Snapdragon 821...
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19. tangbunna

Posts: 462; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

sure. cos idots are rich and paid for high end products.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

real idiot doesnt even care about specs

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That can be true to some extent, but there's more to a phone than just numbers on a paper.

22. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Exactly.

121. ebilcake

Posts: 1221; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Yes, because users that buy high end phones should just accept last gen specs. You can of course ignore specs, but when you moan about performance in 12-18 months time you will hear "I told you so". There will also be lots of laughing and pointing in your direction, all because you were to impatient to wait a few months. Also SD820/SD821 battery life is not that good.

148. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"but when you moan about performance in 12-18 months time" "OMG my phone is 0.02 seconds slower in launching apps and loses 2 frames per second when swiping in the homescreen, I should have listened to that guy 12 months ago ;(" Is that what you were expecting?

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hehehe try reading my comment AGAIN. then youll know what you missed.i did say smart move lg right?

63. kamejoko

Posts: 248; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

No, google daydram VR only for amoled display. S821 have problem battery drain fast. You can see pixel xl and galaxy s7 use s820 have worse battery life.

30. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Like what? The S7 Edge? The top selling Android phone even now?

3. TechGirl90 unregistered

Well how about that?? good read, but unfortunately this still won't click with some people, I sense "DOA", "they should have waited", "fail" comments on the horizon.

5. raky_b

Posts: 370; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

It's all ok, thy shouldn't wait... They should ditch Qualcomm for nex flagship. And now, since G6 won't be so good as S8(simple fact), they should go with lower price... A lot lower, like One +3 with same hardware. Simple, stop investing in any marketing, and let a price alone sale device.. Because , everyone will talk about LG's flagship as best buy, and they can't get better marketing than that... Let alone that no one would even care for overprised S8 then, so they would grab bigger market cut. But since ir won't happen... LG will have one more mist, just like with g5.

8. TechGirl90 unregistered

"And now, since G6 won't be so good as S8(simple fact)" Care to elaborate on that statement that is considered a (fact) comparing two non-commercially available devices at the moment and how their forecasted against each other?

69. raky_b

Posts: 370; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sd835 is better than sd821. It's a fact. And it's the one i had on my mind while writing it....It's simple, you can't make better device with older SoC... Samsung would have to make big flop to give any advantage to LG. Beside not that important better benchmark results, SD835 brings a lot... Better graphics, Lower energy consumption, Quick charge 4 which is faster than qc3, new Bluetooth version supported at sd835 has much better results in range, stability and capacity... It all can be little or non important to you, but it is fact that newer technology brings benefits. Than, since LG was legging behind with camera and screen (this one can be subjective) i don't see how it can overcome Samsung in that features... They could fix their results with battery, but they need to do that just get where Samsung is. VR are not of any interest for me, so maybe my thoughts on that are not something important here, but i will say that i don't see that LG can be any better than others on that field. This all hype about digital assitens also doesn't get to me (i have started Google voice only by mistake, never on purpose), just can't see anything that would make me talk to my mobile device, instead of writing... But it seems that Samsung will also be big pleyer with that feature, so it leaves little to non place to others here, since Google own and Apple 's Siri will be most compared, most advertised and most used. They cou have better sound on G6 (if that would not be ruined with water resistance) but how many of users care about that!? Sale results of v10 and v20 can show us that it is not game changer... Anyway, at least i think most of us is listening music with earphones, headphones.... And for that, DAC doesn't do a lot, since many went wireless, so all writen here goes for HTC 11,or whatever it will be called, too. So, assuming it will stay as it was, do you think LG will be compatible for almost same price as Samsung's device!? What it will bring to justify bigger price compared to today's price of last year flagships such is S7, G6, HTC 10,or even One+3t (which alone have problems with pricing today, since all mentioned devices here now have similar prices in stores, so it lost it only advatage). Don't get me wrong, for this monopolistic move, i will definitely ditch Samsung this year (even though i am shore it will be best device in first half of 2017) but thing is, LG G6 just can't be competitive. Luckily, there are Huawei and many other Chinese devices that can substitute overprised flagships from large OEM ;)

83. TechGirl90 unregistered

I disagree, the "latest" and greatest" isn't always "the latest and greatest" if that OEM doesn't optimize their device's software to work in tandem with the hardware. (eg. Snapdragon 810, I know this chip was based on a 20nm process, but it not only had problems, but if the software that OEM uses isn't optimized to work friendly with that SOC, it would be a disaster). software drives the hardware, not vice versa. The specs of the SD835 are very convincing, no doubt about that, but that's the spec sheet, how well will those features be executed in real life usage through each device that has this SOC? None of us know as of this moment, that's just the truth of the matter, LG choosing to use the SD821 instead of the so-called "latest and greatest" SD835 is a sound business move in my opinion. I know this article is about LG, but I'll mention HTC as well, I'm not dissapointed in them either in choosing to use the SD821 instead of the 835, they need sales, BUT what was not executed well was the pricing choice they went for. That's another thing we don't know, we don't know what the pricing of this thing will be, I hope it is a very reasonable price.

107. Acuratl

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 25, 2016

How can you said the s8 its better the g6 number phone's hasn't released nothing comfirm. 2 spec side by side almost identical. Ooooh I get it you are a sheep . 90% customer's won't care about the processor I been selling phone's since 99 I probably can count the customer's the ask about tech specs again stop being a sheep and wake up

132. TechGirl90 unregistered

First off, don't put words in my mouth that I didn't state, where in my comment did I say "the s8 its better the g6 number phone's hasn't released nothing comfirm", Ooooh I get it, you are stupid. "90% customer's won't care about the processor I been selling phone's since 99" *sigh*..............................I know 90% of customers won't care about the processor, I never advocated Specs over real world usage, what are you talking about????? You are AGAIN putting words in my mouth. Who is really the sheep here? OH WAIT I got it!, it's you. How about you stop being an imbecile and read my comment again, and then after that, rethink your stupid response to my comment and HOPEFULLY, just hopefully you'll understand that response wasn't needed, seeing I never stated those things.

125. jimv1983

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

The Galaxy S8 will have TouchWiz. The LG G6 won't have TouchWiz (for the obvious reason). That alone makes the LG G6 the winner.

4. fyah_king unregistered

I'm saving my money for the S8 plus and V30.:) I already have a phone with SD 821.

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

S8 is gonna be real threat (or flop) as it is a major overhaul and those few weeks before the S8 releases may be the only chance LG has to gain as much profit as possible from G6. Once S8 is released (even if it is a flop), they got enough cash to maybe make a G6+ version with the updated chip and gain more cash.

7. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This is a B.S. Move for Sammy, all OEM should unite to sue Sammy for these anti competetiveness kind of act.

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Its not anti competitive. There are plenty of CPU's for OEM'S to choose from, They arent stopping qualcomm giving all of its CPU's. Also Sammy is making ALL OF the 835. They get to have some kind of perks. Let me remind you 10nm CPU cant be done by anyone else except Sammy and TMSC. And TMSC is all about Apple's cpus. So ye, be thankful Sammy exists.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right.. all OEM's are waiting in queue for new flagship processor, just like they always do.. and please remember that processor manufacturer have limited production capacity (especially in this brand new 10nm).. and that's also why you'll only see 2-3 manufacturers releasing their flagships each quarter.. If he want to blame someone, blame LG for rushing their flagship without waiting in queue for new processor

11. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

cmon, it's their flagship, it should come with the greatest s**ts available, not something that will be outdated in 2 months. LOL They seriously love to do the same mistake over and over again, the G4 with crappy SD808, the G5se with SD652 and now this. Good luck, LG (Low Garbage).

13. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The decision to use SD821 will affect "flagship" status of G series because so many of early adopters may be sending out apprehensions of an "older" (compared to SD835) processor not worth paying flagship premium. Performance may never be an issue but word of mouth may kill the prospects of LG. But LG has no options, the mobile division is losing money and would need the flagship release in this quarter to boost sales. Now I understand why they decided to launch V20 with SD820 and not SD821. They may have got the info that SD835 may not be ready for use until 2nd Quarter of 2017.

14. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

So G6 is missing out a better GPU, better CPU, better battery performance, faster LTE, better VR support, quick charge 4.0, latest version of INOV which helps keep the phone NOT overheating when charging, spectra ISP which improves camera and adds features to it. All of that just to have a month of headstart? Really? I highly doubt anyone will be rushing to buy G6 after all the issues G5 and G4 had. The best bet for LG was to use 835, and pack the G6 with all the best features and make sure its all well done without bootloops. LOL RIP LG.

126. jimv1983

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

The CPU/GPU of the 835 won't be noticeably better in real usage. Battery life isn't impacted by the processor that much. Battery life is determined by screen resolution and size of battery. Faster LTE uses more power, current LTE possible speeds aren't even close to being obtained due to overloaded cell networks. VR is a gimmick to sell phones anyways. It's like 3D TVs just a few years ago. They were the "cool" thing at the time and nobody cares now. The current fast charging is already fine and fast charging is actually bad for the battery. Lithium batteries aren't designed to take a charge that quickly.

15. Droid5

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 08, 2015

They could pull a one plus and release a 835 version in the fall

53. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Release the 835 version of G6 and V30 together.

24. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I agree great move LG! If LG would have waited they will release the g6 until maybe ending of june which makes no sense.

25. TechGirl90 unregistered

LOL. Yep "RIP LG" for not opting for a chipset that is not known if it will be hot or a flop off of what is being boasted about it on paper. "RIP LG" for offering to release the LG G6 to consumers early rather than later so that they can at least garner some sales while being under a glutton of a company name "Samsung". "RIP LG", because we know how their Flagship will fare due to them not opting to use the so-called "latest and greatest" in their Flagship, and because we are all prophets who knows that this phone will be a fail, because we are a bunch of know it alls. Some of these comments are ridiculous and simply put.....Stupid, just because a manufacturer boast about something on paper doesn't mean it will always emulate those specifications in reality, the "latest and greatest" isn't always "the latest and greatest" if optimization isn't a factor, one thing can't exist without the other, Software proves Hardware performance, not the other way around. The point this article was trying to convey flew over alot of people's heads. But I knew it was coming, and here they are, I wonder how many more comments like the ones above will come. SMH
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