LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL: Which Is Better?

The LG G6 comes to India at a time when the interest in flagship smartphone is at its peak. It has to fend off competition from the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8. However, it is not just the new phones that can spell the trouble. The real threat comes from old phones. The Pixel XL is one such example. This smartphone has been a great success for Google. In fact, it is capable enough to give the LG G6 a run for its money on a spec sheet comparison. What do we do? We pit them against each other in a LG G6 vs Pixel XL battle to see which is better:

LG G6 vs Pixel XL

LG G6 Vs Pixel XL

Price

LG G6 Price Rs 51,990
Google Pixel XL Price Rs 67,000 – Rs 76,000

The G6 has been priced aggressively. At its current price, there is no flagship smartphone, past or present, that offers more value for money. The Pixel XL costs Rs 67,000 for 32GB model. The LG G6 64GB variant costs Rs 51,990. It is practically a steal when it comes to big-screen smartphones. Hence, the first round of LG G6 vs Pixel XL battle goes to LG G6.

LG G6 Vs Pixel XL - G6

Specifications

Specifications LG G6 Google Pixel XL
Processor 2.3Ghz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.15GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 4GB 4GB
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 2TB) 32GB/128GB
Display 5.7-inch Quad HD (2880x1440p) resolution, LCD, 18:9 aspect ratio 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) resolution, AMOLED, 16:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UX 6.0 Android 7.1 Nougat
Dual SIM Yes No

Both phones are a perfect match for each other. However, some differences still persist. Firstly, the G6’s processor has higher clock speed than Pixel XL’s. Secondly, its screen is bigger than Pixel XL’s. Lastly, the G6 has dual SIM feature. The Pixel XL, though, will be the first phone to receive latest android updates. However, all that said, the G6 still offers more in this department than Pixel XL. Hence, the G6 wins this round of LG G6 vs Pixel XL battle.

Also Read: LG G6 Vs Samsung Galaxy S8

Camera

Specifications LG G6 Google Pixel XL
Primary (rear) Camera Dual, 13-megapixel with flash 12-megapixel with flash
Features f/1.8 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS, tracking focus, square camera f/2.0 aperture, Phase detection autofocus, laser detection autofocus
Front Camera 5-megapixel 8-megapixel
Features f/2.2 aperture, auto shot, gesture shot, selfie light f/2.4 aperture, fixed focus

The G6 has dual camera setup at its back. LG has added in a whole lot of features to ensure it offers as much value to users as possible. The Pixel XL? It has one of the best cameras from 2016. It has one of the best cameras even in 2017. Our advice is if camera is your priority, use both phones and see whose photo you like better.

LG G6 Vs Pixel XL - Google Pixel XL

Battery

Specifications LG G6 Google Pixel XL
Battery Size 3300mAh 3450mAh
Battery Features Fast Charging Fast Charging

Curiously, the G6 has a bigger display but makes do with a smaller battery than Pixel XL. However a difference of 150mAh is inconsequential in the bigger scheme of things. Both phones have fast charging which is a plus. Essentially, this is a spec sheet comparison. Since the Pixel XL has a bigger battery, everything else being constant, it wins this round of LG G6 vs Pixel XL battle.

Also Read: LG G6 vs iPhone 7 Plus

Features

LG G6 Google Pixel XL
Waterproof Quad HD Display
Shockproof AMOLED screen
Fingerprint scanner on back Fingerprint scanner on back
Knock Code Google Assistant
Knock On Bigger battery
Google Assistant Dual tone finish
Dual rear cameras USB 3.0
Quad HD Display First phone to receive latest Android updates
18:9 screen aspect ratio

The G6 offers a whole lot of bang for your buck. Look at its feature list. The Pixel XL offers a lot too. However, it is the older phone of the two. Hence, its feature list does not look as fresh as that of G6. Plus, the Pixel XL, unlike the G6, is not waterproof and shockproof. So, for sporting more useful gimmicks, the winner of Features round of LG G6 vs Pixel XL battle is the G6.

LG G6 vs Pixel XL - LG G6

Colours

LG G6 Colours Black, Platinum
Google Pixel XL Colours Quite Black, Very Silver

Both phones offer two colour variants. However, the G6 lacks the shine of a new phone. An obvious design choice but that makes it less alluring than Pixel XL. The colours of Pixel XL’s metal frame pop, giving it a vibrant feel. There are fewer phones out there that get this simple act right. For that reason alone, the Pixel XL wins this round of LG G6 vs Pixel XL battle.

LG G6 Vs Pixel XL: Conclusion

The LG G6 is the newer phone of the two. Hence it has a higher chance to win this battle. However, the Pixel XL still is quite a competitor. The LG G6 may have won but it is not a landslide victory. This win for LG G6 is closer than you think. The G6 bagged three rounds and hence, wins this LG G6 vs Pixel XL battle. However, you will not be wrong in going for either phone.

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