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  1. magia21's Avatar
    Thinking of a switch but needed some insight to make an educated decision. Thank you
    06-10-2017 08:14 PM
  2. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Thinking of a switch but needed some insight to make an educated decision. Thank you
    First things first. You need to go to a store and hold both because they feel completely different. The S8+ can be uncomfortable for some and not others.

    The best way to determine what would work better is for you to pinpoint certain features you are looking for or on the fence about and we can give you an idea how both phones handle them.
    06-10-2017 08:21 PM
  3. lsmith9523's Avatar
    I just made the switch from the 8+ to the G6. My reasoning was the "in hand" feeling. The 8+ was very uncomfortable to operate one handed. They are both amazing devices and I feel it has to be an individual judgment as to what works best for them.
    Jeremiah Bonds and DamianP like this.
    06-10-2017 08:53 PM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    Off the bat, I'd say the LG G6 has the perfect in-hand feel. I'd say they are both good options, but it really depends on what you are looking for in a phone. I've heard great things about both - if you're looking at saving some cash, the G6 is also a good bet.
    pkguy323 and jdfry15 like this.
    06-10-2017 09:13 PM
  5. Nubwy's Avatar
    I just traded in my S8+ and I agree. The one handed usability you get with the G6 is excellent. I like the G6's aggressively flat display as well, because I've had ZERO issues with putting a screen protector on it. I have heard nothing but bad things about the S8's screen protector offerings. The battery life still gets me through the day and there's no noticeable performance decrease. while I do think OLED is better for displays, the G6 still has an 18:9 ratio and you're not going to notice too much of a difference.
    06-10-2017 10:27 PM
  6. magia21's Avatar
    yes. it looks like the screen on the s8 plus is more crip clear and color detailed
    06-11-2017 12:24 AM
  7. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Play with both and see what you feel is the best for your needs. How it feels in hand, ease of use one handed, flat vs curved screen and biometrics. The finger primt sensor is in a horrible location on the Samsung and the curves can cause fits for many when it comes to typing. The camera is personal preference. I still love my G6 but my S8+ was way faster at capturing images.
    06-11-2017 02:18 PM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    Con for both is 18/9 ratio. Almost everything in Youtube and tv is 16/9. I read in portrait view and the 18/9 are too narrow especially with curved edges.
    06-11-2017 03:56 PM
  9. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Con for both is 18/9 ratio. Almost everything in Youtube and tv is 16/9. I read in portrait view and the 18/9 are too narrow especially with curved edges.
    Once Apple goes 18/9, it won't be a con anymore. 😄
    06-11-2017 05:17 PM
  10. recDNA's Avatar
    Once Apple goes 18/9, it won't be a con anymore. 😄
    It will be for me until everything on tv is 18/9. I don't want to have black bars nor lose content. I just prefer wider portrait view.
    06-11-2017 05:24 PM
  11. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I LOVE the 18:9 ratio..
    06-11-2017 05:53 PM
  12. cthunder's Avatar
    I LOVE the 18:9 ratio..
    Yep! I haven't had any problems playing my games, watching videos or Netflix. And for the record, 18:9 ratio is the future.
    06-15-2017 05:57 PM
  13. jdfry15's Avatar
    I LOVE the 18:9 ratio..
    I use a lot of excel docs for pricing at work and I used to just pull my iPad out bit with the new screen ratio I can see so many more columns I just use my phone now. It's been great.
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    06-15-2017 10:41 PM
  14. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I use a lot of excel docs for pricing at work and I used to just pull my iPad out bit with the new screen ratio I can see so many more columns I just use my phone now. It's been great.
    Yup, it's pretty amazing.
    06-16-2017 03:17 PM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    I use a lot of excel docs for pricing at work and I used to just pull my iPad out bit with the new screen ratio I can see so many more columns I just use my phone now. It's been great.
    Yup but in landscape view try inputting data. When the keyboard comes up you're lucky if you can see one row. So you switch to portrait view and now see fewer columns not more.
    06-23-2017 01:47 PM
  16. ffejjj's Avatar
    Just thought this was funny
    Attached Thumbnails LG G6 or S8 Plus?  pros and cons-71003.jpg  
    jon4400 and mchi5 like this.
    06-24-2017 12:44 PM
  17. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Thinking of a switch but needed some insight to make an educated decision. Thank you
    G6 will be much easier to hold and use because of the flat glass screen and shape, the S8+ is actually very long in shape so pulling down notification bar can be annoying. Also, if you like cases and screen protectors, you can forget about using a screen protector on the S8+ as the curves are too difficult to even bother with. S8+ however will have a much more advanced camera, with an excellent front facing 8MP camera with focus and rear dual pixel camera that can focus instantly and look great in low light. The G6 has a unique wide angle camera at 13MP, no other smartphone in the market has that. I myself use the wide angle very often however have issues with focus speed in low light, that's where the S8+ wins. S8+ has a SD 835 and 3500 mAh battery, which means the battery is extremely efficient and you'll get very good battery performance, whereas the G6 has a smaller battery of 3300 mAh and a less efficient SD 821. And last but not least, the S8+ has a beautiful Super AMOLED display whereas the LG G6 has an IPS display. If you're concerned with burn in, the G6 is the better option, if not the S8+ is a clear winner with literally the best screen on a smartphone.

    If you already own a G6, I'd say keep it. The S8+ is pretty expensive at $850 +tax and not really worth it IMO. If you absolutely need a lowlight and fast focus speed camera, opt for the older S7 or S7 Edge which is much cheaper in price.
    06-26-2017 10:28 AM
  18. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Just thought this was funny
    It's only funny until someone gets hurt...
    06-26-2017 10:28 AM
  19. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    About the battery ^^ most reviewers say the G6 in everyday use is more efficient with the 'older chip' than the S8 is.
    06-26-2017 10:39 AM
  20. TylerLV76's Avatar
    About the battery ^^ most reviewers say the G6 in everyday use is more efficient with the 'older chip' than the S8 is.
    The G6 is substantially more consistent. I could bank on 6 1/2 hours screen on time. The S8/S8+ fluctuates alot more, sometimes by over an hour.

    Sadly I have given up my G6 as of a couple hours ago. One of my employees had his phone and other stuff stolen over the weekend so Ive given him my G6.
    06-26-2017 10:49 AM
  21. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    The G6 is substantially more consistent. I could bank on 6 1/2 hours screen on time. The S8/S8+ fluctuates alot more, sometimes by over an hour.

    Sadly I have given up my G6 as of a couple hours ago. One of my employees had his phone and other stuff stolen over the weekend so Ive given him my G6.
    Wow that's very nice of you.. good man.
    06-26-2017 10:52 AM
  22. Suntan's Avatar
    They are both very nice phones with no real gotchas surfacing to date.

    Play with both and see which one you like more.
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    06-26-2017 10:58 AM
  23. jeetu4444's Avatar
    its been 2 months with my G6 ...phone is very solid and battery life is superb...get around 2 days with 6 hrs Sot...and i love the dual cameras...very happy with my decision choosing G6 over the s8...if u see s8 forums there are lot of bugs...and defects
    06-27-2017 04:54 PM
  24. jtcannonball's Avatar
    I have a huge issue with wander lust. But I can't break away from my G6. It just works great, takes excellent photos and is buttery smooth. Battery life is great and the flat screen is a huge bonus for me. FPS sensor is in a well thought out location unlike the Samsung and overall it's a wonderful phone that checks far more boxes for me than any other phone at this time.
    06-27-2017 06:03 PM
  25. Suntan's Avatar
    ...if u see s8 forums there are lot of bugs...and defects
    Now why do people have to be like this? If you go over to the S8 forum you see nothing of the type. Come on dude, be better than that.
    06-28-2017 07:43 AM
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