As soon as the Sony Xperia XZ Premium started shipping, comparisons were inevitable with the LG G6, the South Korean giant’s flagship of the ‘G’ series. Both of them are high-end flagship devices with superb features and a great variety of design and technological prowess. However, given a choice, which of the two devices should you buy? We have earlier shown you how the Xperia XZ Premium stacks up against the Samsung Galaxy S8. Now, we compare the Xperia device with the LG G6.
LG G6 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Display
Both the devices have splendid displays. The LG G6 has 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2880×1440 pixels. The pixel dot density of the G6 is 564dpi. Overlaid on the screen is the protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a 5.46-inch display with a screen resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. The device has a superb 867ppi display which makes for sharper pictures. The Sony Xperia XZ premium wins this round, as it also has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.
LG G6 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Processor
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has the most recent and the most powerful processor on board: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Ths is an octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz. The G6, on the other hand, has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, which is a quad-core processor clocked at 2.35GHz. The XZ Premium has the Adreno 540 GPU to complement the CPU while the G6 has the dated Adreno 530 GPU. Clearly, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium wins this round as well.
LG G6 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: RAM/Operating System/Storage
While both the devices have the same RAM capacity, 4GB, the LG G6 has got multiple internal storage capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, all of which are expandable. The Xperia device only has one internal storage option, of 64GB. Both the devices run on the Android Nougat platform, upgradable to Android O. The LG G6 wins this round for its broadened range.
LG G6 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Cameras
Sony devices have always had outstanding cameras and the new Xperia XZ Premium is no different either. This device has a 19-megapixel rear camera which has a 5-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS) feature, as well as PDAF and laser autofocus. Also on board is a very decent LED flash. Other features of the rear camera include f/2.0 aperture, and great photography tricks including geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR capacity, and panorama mode. It also has a 13-megapixel front snapper which can record 1080p videos at 30fps.
The LG G6 also has vastly improved imaging capabilities over its predecessors. The LG device has a dual-camera setup on the back. The primary 13-megapixel sensor uses a f/1.8 aperture and has 3-axis OIS, PDAF, as well as dual-tone LED flash. The second camera too has a 13-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle 125-degree fixed focus lens besides a f/2.4 aperture. Both cameras are independently operable, say in choosing the sensor for each shot. The front-facing camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with a f/2.2 aperture. Given that LG has put a dual camera setup on the G6, while Sony still has better imaging capacity, this round is a tie.
LG G6 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Battery
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a 3230 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery while the LG G6 has a 3300 mAh battery non-removable Li-Po battery. The LG G6 is slightly ahead in this round.
LG G6 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Verdict
Clearly, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is ahead of the LG G6 in terms of hard specs. However, the G6 has one great advantage over its rival: it has a much lower price. Also, in case you are buying the Xperia XZ Premium in the US, you will miss out on the fingerprint scanner, something which has become a routine feature across all brands. To sum up, you can go for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium if you care for high-end specs as well as a certain boast value. Else, the LG G6 is a very good device to own as well.