It’s Friday, and we’re all letting our hair down getting ready for the weekend ahead, so what better than a smartphone comparison. Today’s competitors are going head-to-head just like any others, and we have the OnePlus 5 vs. LG G6. The latter is a handset that was the first big release of 2017, and the other the very latest. So, let’s take a look at how they compare.
OnePlus 5 vs. LG G6 Comparison
Why pick these two handsets? Well, we kind of like them both, however for the LG G6, it’s because it has been overshadowed by the likes of the Galaxy S8 and HTC U11. As for the OnePlus 5, this is probably one of many comparisons for the device we will put together. So with little time to waste on pleasantries, let’s get on with the comparing.
Starting this comparison with the OnePlus 5, it’s obvious that some design changes have crept in this year. As for what the reaction is to it, it’s a little too early to tell. However, if forums and social media is anything to go by, it’s mixed. But, what we can say about its design is that it is very premium, in fact, the most premium we’ve seen from OnePlus to date. With its full-metal unibody, it is the thinnest OnePlus handset ever to be produced, at just 7.25mm
With its sleek full metal unibody, it’s also the thinnest smartphone released by OnePlus, with a thickness of just 7.25mm. Along with its chamfered edges and rounded corners, the handsets vitals are as follows. It measures 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25mm, as for weight it’s a svelte 153g, and you can get it in two colors, Midnight Black, and Slate Gray.
How does the design of the LG G6 compare? It’s certainly the more unique from a design perspective. With its perfectly thin bezels leading around toward rounded corners, it looks better and is more protected. However, just like, unlike the OnePlus 5, it’s sporting a metal and glass combination, which is all the rage at the moment. You only have to look to the likes of Samsung and HTC to see that.
Additionally, even though, the display on the LG G6 is larger than that on the OnePlus. Overall, the handset is smaller, which is the reason behind the rush towards a bezel-free design. As for size, the figures speak for themselves; it measures 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm. Meaning that, in all measurements, but thickness it’s smaller. Furthermore, it’s this larger measurement that adds to the weight. Compared to the OnePlus at 153g, the G6 is 10g heavier at 163g.
Moving onto features in this OnePlus 5 vs. LG G6, comparison, there is usually not much difference between devices these days. However, that’s definitely not the case here; they are like chalk and cheese.
Starting with the OnePlus a noticeable difference is its Antenna bands, they’ve moved. Additionally, in comparison to its predecessors like the 3T, they are much more subtle, curving upwards from the bottom edges. Also on its rear, you will find a dual-camera setup, where both 16MP and 20MP sensors ensure improved video and still images. Moving to the front, there’s a fingerprint sensor, inside a capacitive button, sorry it’s not display embedded. Plus, there’s a USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can connect in whatever way you wish.
In comparison, the LG G6 also has a horizontally positioned rear dual-camera. However, there’s a significant difference in where the fingerprint sensor is placed. Unlike the front placing on the OnePlus, the LG G6 has it on the back; this has left the display to be the main feature on its front. And that’s means, no buttons at all. LG has managed with its bezel-free urges to create a very minimalistic looking device. However, and again, for the second time in this OnePlus 5 vs. LG G6 comparison, the latter is similar. In that, is also has both USB Type-C and 3.5mm headphone jack options.
Now for probably, what will ultimately be the deciding factor for most people, in this OnePlus 5 vs. LG G6 comparison, price. Again starting with the OnePlus, it comes in two variants, 64GB and 6GB of RAM and 128GB and 8GB RAM. Obviously, each with differing asking prices, with the smaller capacity being cheaper. It starts at $479 USD, while the larger capacities come’s in at $539 USD.
In comparison, the LG G6 is far the more expensive; it ranges from anywhere between $600 and $720 USD. Depending on where you buy it, its color can also alter the price, as does the carrier you choose, or whether to have in Sim-free.
So, which is worth the money? It has to be the OnePlus 5, why, because, of all the flagship devices available it is the most affordable.
Finally, here is a specs comparison sheet, which details all of the most important aspects most people consider when buying a smartphone.