Huawei P10 vs LG G6

Huawei P10
The Huawei P10 sports a 5.1-inch FHD IPS display with a 2.5D curved glass and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Below the display is the home button with an embedded fingerprint sensor. Its body is only 6.98 mm thin and is powered by a 3200 mAh battery.

The P10 has a 5.5-inch QHD display on top of a 74.2 mm thin body, powered by a 3750 mAh battery. The displays cover 96% of the NTSC color space, have a static contrast ratio of 1500:1, and a peak brightness of 500 cd/sq.m. Both devices use nano-coating for protection and are water- and dust-proof. They are available in eight colors.

The P10 uses Leica Dual Camera 2.0, and the P10 Plus features the Leica Dual Camera 2.0 Pro. The camera setup is the same in both models. It includes a 12MP sensor shooting in color and a 20MP sensor shooting in black and white. Each has a Leica lens with an f/2.0 aperture and you can use the cameras separately or together for various effects.

The front-facing shooter packs an 8MP sensor and an f/1.9 Leica lens. As long as it concerns the hardware, P10 and P10 Plus are based on Huawei’s Kirin 960 chipset with a 2.4GHz octa-core CPU and a 900MHz octa-core Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. The P10 sports 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, while the P10 Plus is equipped with 4/6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of expandable internal memory. EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat debuts on the P10 and P10 Plus.

The smartphones provide 4.5G LTE connectivity with up to 600 Mbps on Cat 12. The models are equipped with LTE Quad-Antenna & Wi-Fi Dual-Antenna. As long as it concerns location accuracy, it has been improved with the Huawei Geo Technology, which minimises location drifting.

The P10 and P10 Plus will go on sale next month, priced as follows: EUR 650 for the 4/64GB P10; EUR 700 for the 4/64GB P10 Plus; EUR 800 for the 6/128GB P10 Plus.

The LG G6 fetures a FullVision display with curved corners and an unusual resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels (QHD+), a diagonal size of 5.7 inches, and 18:9 aspect ratio. LG’s media player converts any media content on the phone to the 18:9 ratio. Protection is ensured by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

This is the first smartphone in the world to support HDR 10 and DolbyVision, which are some of the highest standards for visual quality in high-end smart TVs currently. “Big screen experience that fits in your hand”. It sits on top of a 7.9 mm thin aluminum alloy body with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the back. It is IP68 certified, i.e. the device is dust-proof and water splashes resistant. Despite the big screen, the body preserves a comfortable to handle size, perfect for one-hand usage. This design philosophy will trickle down to all future LG smartphones.

It has been already largely discussed that won’t be able to get the latest Qualcomm chipset, so indeed, it is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro chipset. The latter packs a 2.35GHz quad-core Kryo CPU and an Adreno 530 GPU coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The model is powered by a 3300 mAh battery with wireless charging support and Quick Charge 3.0. On the rear packs two 13MP cameras – the secondary rear camera having a 120-degree wide-angle lens with an f/1.8 aperture and 2x optical zoom. The first packs an f/2.4 lens. They are aided by a dual LED flash, PDAF and laser autofocus. The front-facing shooter has a 100-degree wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP sensor. The lenses of the two cameras are protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4. For improved audio experience there’s a Hi-Fi Quad DAC amp. The smartphone runs Android 7.1 Nougat with LG’s latest UX 6.0 and supports 4G LTE Cat. 12 networks, Bluetooth 5.0. dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou. It is equipped with a USB Type-C 3.1 port with OTG support as well as an IR blaster. NFC and VoLTE support are on board as well along with a rounded fingerprint sensor placed on the back below the cameras. The device is available in white, black and grey colors. It will be officially launched on March 10 worldwide, except for the the US, where it will arrive in the beginning of April.