Reputed brands such as LG and HTC are pricing their smartphones sensibly these days. For example, HTC’s U11 has the cutting edge hardware, gorgeous design, and innovative Edge sensor. Despite all these features, HTC has priced the smartphone at Rs. 51,990 in the Indian market, way lower than the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+.
On the flip side, we have the South Korean smartphone company, LG, which priced its flagship phone, LG G6 at Rs. 51,990, but it’s now retailing for Rs. 34,999. Recently, the brand introduced the mid-range LG Q6 to the Indian market and surprised everyone with the price of Rs. 14,990.
Before the launch of the Q6 in India, LG teased the price of the device as Rs. 1_,990, and everyone expected it to be Rs. 18,990 or Rs. 19,990. However, that’s not the case, and the device is now up for purchase for Rs. 14,990 in India. The highlight of the LG Q6 is the 18:9 Full Vision display up front.
Well, if you don’t remember, here’s a short recall. HMD Global, who now owns the license to sell Nokia branded smartphones had launched the Nokia 6 in India back in June. The company, in mid-July, confirmed that the phone would be up for its first flash sale on August 23. That said, the flash sale date is not too far away, and it already received over 1 million registrations for the first flash sale on Amazon India.
The Nokia 6 is priced at Rs. 14,999, almost same as the LG Q6. If you’re considering any one smartphone between the Nokia 6 and LG Q6 and confused on choosing so, then you’re at the right place. Read on to know more which device you should choose between the Nokia 6 and LG Q6.
Design and Display
As said earlier, the marquee feature of the LG Q6 is the 5.5-inch FHD+ Full Vision display tech up front. The LG Q6 is also known as the mini version of the LG G6. The display has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. On the flip side, we have the Nokia 6 with a normal bezelled 5.5-inch Full HD display.
The Nokia 6 has complete metal construction and is the best-looking smartphone in the price range. The LG Q6 boasts of polycarbonate body, but the Full Vision display makes the device looks a lot smaller than the competitors. The Nokia 6 surely is a winner when it comes to looks, but if you want more screen real estate at a much compact form factor, then your choice should be the LG Q6.
Both the LG Q6 and Nokia 6 boast of similar hardware. Yes, you heard it right. LG’s Q6 comes powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset, while the Nokia 6 uses a relatively less powerful Snapdragon 430 SoC. That said, both the companies have added 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Connectivity options in both the devices include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB port.
The major letdown of the LG Q6 is the lack of fingerprint sensor. A smartphone without a fingerprint scanner support and that too priced at Rs. 15,000 is an unacceptable thing in 2017. But LG is making up for the fingerprint scanner by adding facial recognition support.
This is another aspect where both the devices collide again. The LG Q6 comes equipped with a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, and LED flash support. The Nokia 6 has a larger megapixel 16MP rear camera with the assistance for PDAF, LED flash, and f/2.0 aperture.
When it comes to selfie camera department, the Q6 has a 5MP front-facing camera, while the Nokia 6 has a decent 8MP selfie shooter.
Battery and Software
The LG Q6 and Nokia 6 both have a generous 3000mAh battery and comes laden with Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The Nokia 6 wins the software race because HMD is keeping the promise of seeding timely security patch updates.
Both the LG Q6 and the Nokia 6 are decent smartphones and are overpriced as well. But the display on the LG Q6 is a thing to discuss, whereas the Nokia 6 has a standout design, stock Android, and larger megapixel camera. The LG Q6 has a slightly faster processor, but there won’t be noticeable real life difference between the LG Q6 and Nokia 6.
So, it all boils down to your decision. The LG Q6’s display is something luring and attractive, whereas the Nokia 6’s design and stock Android is luring as well. Get the Nokia 6 if you’re looking for a solid smartphone in the sub Rs. 15,000 bracket, and of course, the ‘Nostalgia’ factor comes into play as well. Get the LG Q6 if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd with your smartphone.
Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.