1. jeffhuypham's Avatar
    Galaxy S7 Edge:

    Water Resistant IP68
    Wireless charging
    Samsung Pay
    SD 820 + 4GB RAM
    Super AMOLED display
    5.5 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
    3600 mAh battery (sealed)
    Dual Pixel 12MP Camera (low light + fast focus)
    Micro USB 2.0
    All glass build with curved screen

    LG G6:

    Water Resistant IP68
    Wireless charging
    Android Pay
    SD 821 + 4GB RAM
    IPS LCD display (18:9 Aspect Ratio)
    5.7 inches (~78.6% screen-to-body ratio)
    3300 mAh battery (sealed)
    Dual Cameras 13MP (regular + wide angle)
    USB C 2.0
    All glass build

    Is it worth the upgrade? Seems like a small upgrade from a phone that's a year old. What do you think?
    03-14-2017 01:04 AM
  2. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    Galaxy S7 Edge:

    Water Resistant IP68
    Wireless charging
    Samsung Pay
    SD 820 + 4GB RAM
    Super AMOLED display
    5.5 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
    3600 mAh battery (sealed)
    Dual Pixel 12MP Camera (low light + fast focus)
    Micro USB 2.0
    All glass build with curved screen

    LG G6:

    Water Resistant IP68
    Wireless charging
    Android Pay
    SD 821 + 4GB RAM
    IPS LCD display (18:9 Aspect Ratio)
    5.7 inches (~78.6% screen-to-body ratio)
    3300 mAh battery (sealed)
    Dual Cameras 13MP (regular + wide angle)
    USB C 2.0
    All glass build

    Is it worth the upgrade? Seems like a small upgrade from a phone that's a year old. What do you think?
    S7E curved screen
    S7E pent. screen (effectively lower res. )


    G6 flat screen.

    Yes. :-p

    Anyway it's up yo each person. If it doesn't work for you or make sense to you, then don't.
    03-14-2017 02:04 AM
  3. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    There's just becoming less and less reason to upgrade this year. Those stats are almost identical, more than a year later.
    03-14-2017 02:28 AM
  4. tadpoles's Avatar
    The flat screen is a massive feature for many though.
    jordans0nly likes this.
    03-14-2017 07:05 AM
  5. ajb1965's Avatar
    It would depend on why you are upgrading. If you are looking at specs alone and you keep your devices for a while, then probably not. You would probably be better served by waiting for the S8 and the 835.

    If you are looking to change it up a bit, then yes. The experience on an LG is different than Samsung and it's a nice change of pace. I found that even with the same processor (820), the LG performance was better than my S7E and Note 7 for the things that matter to me. YMMV of course.

    The performance variables these days come down to software rather than hardware IMO. On paper one high end SoC outperforms another by X, but in the real world does it make a noticeable difference? Comparing a Snapdragon 400 series to an 800 series of course will, but an 821 to an 835? I doubt it. Both are fast.

    Go for a phone that suits you and has the features you are interested in. For me, that feature is the 5.7" 2x1 display in a more manageable form factor. Couple that with a capable camera, and I'm set.
    AustinTech likes this.
    03-14-2017 09:16 AM
  6. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Well I sold my s7 edge for Axon 7 limited edition 128gb with 6gb ram... And we'll I wanted a flat screen...
    Now I was waiting for s8 s8+ and G6 since Nokia 8 will only come by June...
    Now seeing s8 pics.. I find the phone ugly and with edge screen difficult to hold... Now to me G6 looks more appealing to me than s8 duos... Let's wait and watch price point
    Thou luckily in India G6 will be 64gb version with audio dac and all
    AustinTech likes this.
    03-14-2017 09:24 AM
  7. donm527's Avatar
    If I already had an S7 Edge or OnePlus 3 or basically any 820/821 flagship phone, I don't think it would be worth the upgrade. I wouldnt upgrade from an S7E to S8 with what we currently know now about the S8.

    03-14-2017 09:53 PM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    I think the G6 is still a worthy competitor, but I certainly see what you're saying. I guess it all comes down to one's specific needs, what brand of Android OS they're comfortable with, etc. LG's skin is cool but I know it's not everyone's cup of tea! I'd like to get my hands on a G6 to see how it runs!
    03-14-2017 10:04 PM
  9. Retinella's Avatar
    I prefer the IPS LCD displays vs the AMOLED displays. There's less chance for burn-in and I like the accurate color reproduction.
    03-14-2017 10:25 PM
  10. eshropshire's Avatar
    The flat screen is a massive feature for many though.
    I think it's more of a design decision. The Samsung curved screen was cool when introduced. Now to me it just makes the phone hard to hold and very expensive to repair without delivering substantial value in return. This is of course a personal opinion, YMMV.
    AustinTech likes this.
    03-15-2017 12:16 AM
  11. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I think it's more of a design decision. The Samsung curved screen was cool when introduced. Now to me it just makes the phone hard to hold and very expensive to repair without delivering substantial value in return. This is of course a personal opinion, YMMV.
    Curved screen also makes cases and screen protectors difficult to find. And the curved screen makes phone more delicate and easy to break, a drop on the curved part usualy means bad news. Although the all glass on the G6 will make breakage easier to.
    AustinTech likes this.
    03-18-2017 09:01 AM
  12. Coraya's Avatar
    I've had a few Samsung notes and S series. They've always had slow downs. They're great phones buti hate lag. I had one slow down on my G5 And that was because I was rushing to use it after I restarted it.
    ajb1965 likes this.
    03-18-2017 12:20 PM
  13. eshropshire's Avatar
    Curved screen also makes cases and screen protectors difficult to find. And the curved screen makes phone more delicate and easy to break, a drop on the curved part usualy means bad news. Although the all glass on the G6 will make breakage easier to.
    I can't stand the glass back design. Bad enough that a phone's screen can break. Now a fall can break the front and back.
    03-19-2017 01:27 PM
  14. Commodus's Avatar
    We need to get away from this notion that phones always have to be big upgrades for someone who bought a device the year before.

    If you have an S7 Edge? No, the G6 isn't a worthwhile upgrade. But neither is the S8 likely to be. In both cases, you're getting a slightly faster, slightly more feature-laden phone whose biggest difference is likely to be that larger screen. Now if you really have to have a large display ASAP, sure, but I would rather save my money for the G7/S9 and really notice the difference.

    The G6 is more for the person whose contract or instalment plan is running out, and they're less concerned with having the absolute latest than having a meaningful improvement over their old phone. In that sense, LG is doing just fine!
    03-19-2017 02:37 PM
  15. tesladroid's Avatar
    To answer your thread title, no.

    Only thing objectively better on the S7E in your specs is the battery. Everything else is subjective.

    SD821 is better than 820.

    I think there is a phone out from Huawei that bests the G6 and Pixel in hardware.

    If you don't want a curved screen your best overall choices for the next few months boil down to this, regular S7, Pixel, or iPhone 7.

    I'm personally voting against Samsung with my wallet because that's the only way they will kill curved screens and improve their software.

    If I don't like the LG I will probably get a Pixel or a refrurb Note 5.

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    03-19-2017 04:04 PM

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