The mobile market is trending, especially in Asia. We’ve seen recent launches of flagship phones like Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, LG G6, and flagship killers like Xiaomi Mi 6.
Though LG G6 and Galaxy S8 is already launched for the Indian market. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is altogether a surprising launch from Xiaomi and company is projecting their phone as a mid-range flagship killer. But the MI 6 is yet to launch in India.
Having said that, the aspiring mobile buyers are curious to know which handset is best among all three. Though price wise, it would be unfair to compare Mi 6 with S8 and G6. But still, we want the potential Mi 6, S8, G6 buyers to know all about specs, features, price associated with them. So that they can make a smart buying decision.
Let’s see who is better; Xiaomi MI 6 Vs LG G6 Vs Galaxy S8
Talking about the design, Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch display but when it comes to screen to body ratio of the Galaxy S8, it is 83.6 percent which makes S8 feels smaller than the earlier 5.5-inch S7 edge. On the other side, LG’s V6 offers a 5.7-inch screen and having a screen to body ratio of 80.7 percent. While the Xiaomi Mi 6 is slightly bigger than other two in terms of screen size that is 5.15 inch HD display and has four-sided 3D curves and an ultra-reflective mirror finish.
As far as the durability quotient is concerned, LG G6 is way tougher than S8 and Mi 6 as the company claims it to be ‘military standard’ and it is less likely to break when dropped. The cons are; G6 is less appealing than S8 and Mi 6.
For fingerprint scanner positioning; LG continued with their conventional fingerprint sensor cum power/wake button at the back. And Xiaomi followed simple placement for Mi 6 (on the front). On the other side, Samsung did wrong in this department as S8 comes with an awkwardly positioned fingerprint scanner at the back.
Here comes with the display quotient, that’s where flagship differentiates from mid-range smartphones. LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ Full Vision display with a resolution of 880 x 1440 pixels. it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (that is pretty outdated). Whereas the S8 is equipped with 5.8-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Mi 6 sports a 5.15-inch IPS LCD full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It features a generation older Gorilla Glass 4 cover.
Though LG G6 outperformed other two devices in video viewing experience as it is the only smartphone to offer Dolby Vision.
Talking about the internals, LG G6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB UFS 2.0 ROM. It supports microSD cards that can be expanded up to 2TB. The Galaxy S8, on the other side, sports octa-core Exynos 8895 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with 2.45GHz clock speed. It packs 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. There is no memory card slot.
As far as hardware is concerned, The Xiaomi Mi 6 at the price point, is superior to other two in terms of internals.
Now let’s discuss some serious stuff, yes I’m talking about the camera part. The LG G6 provides a dual lens wide-angle rear camera with 13MP (F2.4 / 125°) and 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°) lens. For selfie camera, it has a 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°).
On the other side, the Galaxy S8 offers a 12-megapixel rear camera with ‘Dual Pixel’ technology. It also includes optical image stabilization and f/1.7 aperture. For front camera, it has an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus feature. The picture quality is pretty much similar to Galaxy S7 edge.
The Xiaomi Mi 6, on the other hand, offers a dual-camera setup on the back. It has a 12MP telephoto lens and a 12MP wide-angle lens. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera. You can also take pictures with professional-looking bokeh effects.
On the battery front, the LG G6 is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and supports fast charging where users can easily get 50 per cent battery in 30 minutes of charge. Also, there is a gaming battery saver mode and the company claims that the Dolby Vision Mode saves around 15 per cent more battery.
The Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge support. Similar to G6, you can get around 30 per cent battery from zero with 25 minutes of charging. Its ultra-power saving mode is capable enough to provide enough power to your phone when required.
Now comes the Xiaomi Mi 6, it has a bigger battery version than other two, it is backed by 3,350mAh battery. It also supports fast charging through Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Out of these three; the Xiaomi Mi 6 again scores higher than S8 and G6.
The S8 comes with Bixby assistant along with Google Assistant and offers regular edge screen panels. On the other side, the G6 offers regular Google Assistant and comes with Hi-Fi video recording with high AOP mics and offers Hi-Fi quad DAC. With these specs, the G6 converts any music file format to High-quality audio and sounds great irrespective of the earphones you use.
The Mi 6 sports an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for authentication and security. Unlike S8 and G6, Xiaomi with Mi 6 has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack. For customized user-interface, it also runs Android-based MIUI 8.
All of these devices are running Android nougat.
On the price front, the Samsung Galaxy S8 costs Rs 57,900 and the S8+ comes with a price tag of Rs 64,900 in India. On the other side, the LG G6 is available at the price tag of Rs 51,990.
Buy Samsung Galaxy S8 from Flipkart http://fkrt.it/zosubTuuuN (Indian), Amazon.com (International)
Talking about the Xiaomi Mi 6, it is yet to be announced by the Xiaomi India for the Indian consumers. If reports are to be believed, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is likely to come with a price tag of somewhere around Rs 26,000.
If you are a flagship lover then must go for any of these; S8 or G6. But if you are looking for a mid-range smartphone with hardcore specs then you can surely ditch OnePlus 3T and buy the Xiaomi Mi 6.