LG G5 vs. iPhone 6S: 5 Vital Areas LG Outshines Apple


South Korean company, Life’s Good or simply LG, recently unveiled a new LG G5 smartphone, which happens to be this year’s flagship.

The handset is equipped with quite a decent list of features; features that make one of last year’s top models – the iPhone 6S – look like a shadow of what it was.

It is best to note that iPhone 6S was released last year; the same year that saw the Life’s Good crew unveil the LG G4. To be fair, these two (LG G5 and iPhone 6S) shouldn’t be pitted together since Apple has yet to launch its 2016 flagship – iPhone 7. Nonetheless, here are 5 vital areas where the LG G5 outshines the iPhone 6S.

Processing power

LG G5 comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 820 CPU and is supported by a RAM of 4GB. On the other hand, the iPhone 6S is powered by Apple’s dual-core A9 chipset and a RAM of 2GB. On paper, the G5 seems to have an upper hand than the 6S. To back this up, recent Antutu tests on the CPU performance with respect to Snapdragon 820 and A9 revealed that the former is way better than the latter. The tests also included the GPU performance, ending up with the same results.

The two phones will need real-world tests before any conclusion can be drawn regarding their processing power.


Smartphones are today’s digital cameras. People buy handsets based on their camera abilities just like they do with respect to processing power, display screen size and quality as well as amount of storage. LG has taken the dual-camera path, which is just why the iPhone 6S will find it hard to beat this phone.

The rear has two cameras – one 16MP and another 8MP – meant to help the LG G5 adapt better to different fields or rather angles of view. You will get a 78-degree lens on the 16MP camera and another 135-degree lens on the 8MP camera. The latter helps users fit more in photos. The front also features an 8MP selfie camera.

Compared to the iPhone 6S’ 12MP on the rear and 5MP at the front, the LG G5 is emerging out a clear winner here.

Display quality

LG installed a 5.3-inch screen on the G5, which is way larger than the 4.7 inches of display available on the iPhone 6S. Of course, some will prefer the smaller device due to its ease of handling and portability; however, others prefer having more screen space. While there is always room to jump to the iPhone 6S Plus for any iPhone lover who prefers to have more screen space, the display quality offered on the LG G5 is still top notch.


The handset has a screen resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, offering a pixel density of 554 ppi. On the other hand, the iPhone 6S only manages a screen resolution of 1334 by 750 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. The iPhone 6S Plus has a pixel density of 401 ppi, which is still lower than what the G5 has to offer. In short, it means you’ll get a sharper display with the newly launched smartphone as opposed to Apple’s Retina HD-rated iPhone.

Battery capacity

Unlike Samsung, LG G5 has retained its removable battery feature. This is great as one can easily swap the batteries whenever one gets drained. In addition, the unit packs a 2800mAh capacity, which is a huge difference when compared to the 1715mAh capacity available on the iPhone 6S. But just like with the case of the processing power, this aspect will need real life tests in order to determine which one is the best. At the moment, the G5 comes out on top.

Expandable storage

LG G5 has a microSD card slot, something Apple has never installed on its handsets. We don’t expect it to come to the iPhone 7, but having it can prove to be an asset to many Android users. With the G5, it is possible to stretch the storage to 200GB using a very affordable microSD card. Even though iPhone 6S offers a 128GB variant, you’ll have to shell out more cash to get this device than you would for buying a 200GB microSD card.

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