Don’t have an appetite for the Galaxy S8 but find it difficult deciding between the LG G6 and Google’s Pixel XL phones? This article will help you.
If for any reason you don’t want the Galaxy S8, there are great, excellent-performing large-screen Android phones you can buy, including the astonishingly designed G6 from LG and the remarkable Pixel XL from Google.
They are excellently performing devices, but the Pixel XL and the G6 come with different strong points. To help you make the right decision, we’ve based our evaluations on performance, design, camera, and features, with a little touch on the value.
Performance: processor speed and battery life
The G6’s battery is 3,300mAh and the battery of the Pixel XL is slightly ahead at 3,450mAh. Meaning the G6 can last approximately 13hrs and 20 minutes and the Pixel XL can last for 13hrs 49 minutes, that’ just 28 minutes difference in battery life. But winning is winning, right?
When it comes to performance both phones come with the 2016 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. In fact, the benchmark score for these phones was just tight on 3DMark, Geekbench, and Antutu. Check that out here. They are both expediently fast in processing and it’s hard to discern which is which when it comes to performance.
Design: durability and eye-catching
Like it or not, the glass shade of the Pixel which is tacked on top of the metal makes it unique from other handsets. It is also larger in physical terms than the G6, some have even compared the pixel’s looks with that of the iPhone. With that aside, the blue color found on the Pixel is outstanding and charming. Since it has chamfered edges, it’s easy grasping it than the G6.
The G6 has very smooth edges and can easily slip off your hand. It is currently the best and most aesthetically-designed phones among LG’s line of phones. What makes it astonishing and outstanding is its water resistance capabilities. This spec makes it overweigh the Pixel XL in durability.
Bottom-Line: when we are purely talking about aesthetics between the two, then the Pixel has the upper hand here. However, when it comes to durability the G6 is the winner. It all depends on what feature is important to you.
Camera: taking stunning pics and videos
Apart from the Lens Blur mode, the Google Pixel XL doesn’t come with a wide range of camera tricks. It has 12.3 megapixels back camera and 8 megapixels front camera, enabling it to take good-looking photos.
The G6 comes with dual 13-megapixel cameras at the back of it, one being a wide-angle lens, making it great for scenic, fast shots – more content in a single frame. The front camera has 5 megapixels and takes great, wide-angle photos as well.
Though both the G6 and the Pixel come with great camera qualities, take clear photos in well-lit, bright scenes, and both coming with good stabilization capabilities for video, the Pixel XL seems to excel when it comes to camera quality. It has a low-light feature that makes it take sharper images, selfies, and record long-lasting videos.
Features: software treats and interface
Both handsets run on Android 7.0 Nougat with the Google Assistant built in, meaning there isn’t a great differentiating factor between them when it comes to software specs. And the case could be made to rest here.
Value: your bucks matter
Both the Pixel XL and the G6 are premium handsets. LG, however, is always less expensive, even after considering different carriers in different countries. The prices for both depend largely on the size. Right from 32GB up to 128GB, you have different prices altogether. No matter the size, however, the G6 is always cheaper. Looking at the features that both phones have, and the not-so-wide differences, we can say the LG G6 wins on the price.
The final say
When the scores are tallied, both the Pixel XL and the LG G6 tie. The Pixel XL is the champion in camera and performance. The G6 also wins in Design (thus saved by the water resistant quality) and value.
However, as to whether a phone is good or bad, all depends on you. The kind of camera you want, the software you desire, the performance, and the size (which is not much of a differentiating factor these days) determine your choice. Whether you go for the Pixel XL or the LG G6 that will depend largely on your taste as both phones are top-notch.