Finally the LG G4 is out and we can now put it on the table head-to-head with Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
This amazing device seems to be really determined to stake its place in the world of technology and smartphones despite the amazing capabilities that are brought about the Galaxy S6 Edge.
So, how does the latest LG G4 stand up against the best smartphone Samsung is offering?
There is little doubt that Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the best-looking smartphone in the present world of Samsung flagships. There are glass plates on the back and front of the device, in addition to an aluminum material around the sides. What makes it a standout is its curved screen, summing it into a gorgeous device with some of the most powerful specs too.
The LG G4 is not so bad looking itself. In fact, you will get a sleeker-looking device than the G3. However, there are still some issues regarding the identity of this phone – you can get it in leather-back or in a simple and cheap plastic shell. Even though the G4 has a solid design, the its flair is nothing compared to what you get on Galaxy S6 Edge.
You can’t miss the display screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge, thanks to its curvy looks and support for Super AMOLED technology. The size of the screen is 5.1 inches and on it, you will also get QHD display, a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels and a pixel density of 577ppi.
The G4 on the other hand, comes with a much larger screen size of 5.5 inches with the same QHD technology and a similar resolution as the Galaxy S6 Edge. Even though the pixel density is not the same as that of the S6 Edge, you will still get super-sharp display thanks to its wider color range.
Software and performance
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge ships with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop in addition to a refined TouchWiz skin to give it a fresher look that is also more responsive and intuitive. The LG G4, on the other hand, comes with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop in addition to a new UX 4.0 on top of it. In this latest UX 4.0, you can be sure of getting a Smart Alert system that makes suggestions based on the current weather forecast, a quick shot camera button, among many other features.
When talking of the internal features, the Galaxy S6 Edge has nailed it with its 64-bit octa core Samsung-based Exynos 7420 chipset that is clocked at 2.1 GHz and has a RAM of 3GB. The LG G4 is not bad off either with its hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor and a RAM of 3GB as well. While on paper the Galaxy S6 Edge looks better than the G4, the latter device is not slow either. However, the performance of these two devices will definitely be determined by more than just RAM and processor speed.
The S6 Edge is equipped with one of the best cameras in the market today, thanks to Sony technology. You will get a rear camera of 16MP and a front-facing camera of 5MP. The rear camera can also manage recording of 4K videos.
The LG G4 likewise features a 16MP camera on the rear, which also comes with optical image stabilization just like the S6 Edge. However, the front-facing camera of this G4 is much better at 8MP, making it a better choice for selfies and video calls on Skype or Viber.
The S6 Edge comes with a battery unit of 2600mAh and with this unit, you can go a whole day with medium or intensive use. However, this battery unit is not removable like with previous versions. The LG G4, on the other hand, comes with a battery unit of 3000mAh, which is much better than the S6 Edge. In addition, this unit is removable and as such, you can carry around a spare battery in case one runs out of power.
When looking at the specs, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is truly miles ahead of its competitors. However, if you are not looking for sheer processor power, you will definitely be impressed with the larger screen and cleaner UI of the LG G4. Better still, it can be hard to put them apart since they both come with exceptional features that won’t let you down in any way. It’ll definitely take some time before we can tell which of these two devices is actually better.