The LG G6 replaces last year’s modular design for a more conventional look and feel. One of the highlights of the phone is its big screen which has a slight edge over conventional 16:9 screens. We do a quick comparison between LG’s new flagship and the Xiaomi Mi 6 and find key differences between the two on the basis of key specs and features. Here’s a comparison between the LG G6 and the Xiaomi Mi 6.
LG G6 vs Xiaomi Mi 6: Display
The L6 G6 sports a 5.7-inch IPS LCD FullVision display. It packs a whopping resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels which amounts to a pixel density of 565 ppi. It’s also worth noting that the LG G6 features an aspect ratio of 18:9 which implies the LG G6’s display is taller as well as thinner than the standard 16:9 screens. The phone’s ultra slim bezels help it produce a screen-to-body ratio of 78.37 percent.
On the hand, the Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel count of 428 ppi. It gets a screen-to-body ratio of 71.27 percent.
LG G6 vs Xiaomi Mi 6: Hardware
Under the hood, the LG G6 gets fueled by the Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.35GHz which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 550 GPU. In terms of storage, the LG G6 is available 32GB and 64GB built-in storage options.
Notably, the Xiaomi Mi 6 joins the list of smartphone that runs the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor built using the 10nm manufacturing process. Besides, the Mi 6 comes with a hefty 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. The MI 6 is offered in a choice of 64GB/128GB built-in storage options.
However, the Xiaomi Mi 6 does not get microSD expandability while the LG G6 come with microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 2000 GB
LG G6 vs Xiaomi Mi 6: Cameras
The LG G6 sports 13MP twin rear cameras on the back of the phone. Its dual-camera setup has one wide angle lens while the other one takes care of auto-focus and optical image stabilization. On the front, the LG G6 packs a 5MP selfie-shooter.
Even the Xiaomi Mi 6 is equipped with a dual rear camera featuring a pair of 12MP lenses. One of them is a wide-angle lens with 4-axis OIS while the other one is a telephoto lens. It works identically to the camera system found on the iPhone 7 which up to 2X lossless zoom capabilities and 10X digital zoom. For selfies, the Xiaomi Mi 6 features an 8MP front-facing camera for capturing selfies and video calling.
LG G6 vs Xiaomi Mi 6: Battery, Connectivity, OS and Features
The LG G6 gets fueled by a 3300 mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging. While the Xiaomi Mi 6 packs a 3350mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 4.0 which is rated to offer 30 percent improved performance without heating the device.
In terms of connectivity, both devices feature 4G LTE and USB Type C connectivity. The LG G6 gets IP68 certified for dust, water, and Shock Resistance. However, the Mi 6 does not but it does get Splash resistance capabilities. For an immersive audio experience, the LG G6 features Quad DAC while the Mi 6 features a stereo speaker setup.
The LG G6 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box wrapped over LG’s UX 6.0 custom skin. On the hand, the Xiaomi Mi 6 runs the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with the company’s proprietary MIUI 8.0 l custom skin. The Mi 6 also features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard.
LG G6 vs Xiaomi Mi 6: Pricing and Conclusion
Being a high-end flagship phone, pricing of the LG G6 starts at $716 depending on the retailer and carrier. While the Xiaomi Mi 6 starts at RMB 2499 (approx. $362.01) while its ceramic edition costs RMB 2999 (approx. $434.44).
The LG G6 packs a better, sharper display compared to the Xiaomi Mi 6. That said, the Mi 6 comes with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor which is said to offer 20 percent improved performance over the Snapdragon 821 along with improved battery life. It’s also priced much competitively than the LG G6.