Apple’s iPhone 6 doesn’t have the latest and greatest specs, but it’s a solid device that offers a well-rounded experience. It was never going to win a spec battle against something like the LG G4, but that’s not stopping us from comparing the two.
There are a lot of differences here, but the biggest thing to remember is that these two phones are running completely different operating systems; one is running Android 5.1, and the other is running iOS 8. That will ultimately determine which device you’ll choose, but there are some other aspects to keep in mind as well.
For instance, the G4 offers both expandable storage and a removable battery, while the iPhone 6 does not. The iPhone 6 does, however, offer a more compact design and fingerprint scanner; the iPhone 6 also plugs into a lot of really great Apple services; the G4 is at the mercy of a lot of different services, with some LG-specific tweaks thrown in.
Check out the charts down below to see how these puppies compare on paper. One area where we’ll spend a lot of time when the G4 hits is the camera. LG said it spent a lot of time refining the G4’s camera, and we’re curious to see if indeed it’s the best and most powerful on the market, as LG claims.
LG G4 gallery
iPhone 6 gallery
|LG - G4||Apple - iPhone 6|
|Display Size||5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi)||4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi)|
|Display Type||IPS Quantum||Retina HD|
|Operating System||Android 5.1 (at launch)||iOS 8 (at launch)|
|Processor||1.8GHz 64-bit Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with X10 LTE||A8 chip with 64-bit architecture|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||16MP||8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||1.2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||148.9 mm (5.86 inches)||5.44 inches (13.82 cm)|
|Width||76.1 mm (3.00 inches)||2.64 inches (67.1 mm)|
|Depth||9.8 mm (0.39 inches)||0.27 inches (6.9 mm)|
|Weight||155 g (5.47 oz)||4.55 oz (129 g)|
|Colors||[Ceramic] Metallic Gray / Ceramic White / Shiny Gold / [Genuine Leather] Black / Brown / Red / Sky Blue / Beige / Yellow||Gold, Gray, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||Not announced yet||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV|
|Supported Video Formats||Not announced yet||H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|