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Galaxy S8 Dominates LG G6 in Speed Test

It's no secret that the LG G6 packs a slightly older processor, but how much of a difference does that make in terms of real-world use? Enough to make the Galaxy S8 look faster when doing pretty much everything.

However, the actual time difference between the two flagships isn't that great.

In a speed face-off by Xeetechchare on YouTube spotted by Ubergizmo, the G6 and its Snapdragon 821 CPU was compared to the more Galaxy S8's Samsung Exynos 8895 chip in several different tests, including opening games and apps, firing up the camera and loading various websites.

Credit: Xeetechcare/YouTube

(Image credit: Xeetechcare/YouTube)

The face-off starts off with both phones booting up, and the Galaxy S8 comes away with a victory. The S8 also loads the phone dialer slightly faster, the Color Switch Game, and Gun Fu 2. The S8 had the biggest advantage loading the Subway Surfer game, winning by several seconds.

Turning to other apps, the Galaxy S8 pulls up Tinder and Instagram faster than the G6, though not by much.

However, the LG G6 did just fine when loading websites, as it loaded Wikipedia a hair faster than the Galaxy S8, and the phones were neck and neck pulling up Apple.com.

Again, we'll have to see how well the U.S. version of the Galaxy S8 performs against the LG G6, so stay tuned for our own speed tests.

  • Rob_83
    Dominates? Umm no. I would say equal. It seemed like everytime the G6 won you said it was even and even when the S8 was faster it was by a split second. Gimme a break with this bias speed test.
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  • Mark Spoonauer
    Thanks for your comment. Dominates applies to winning pretty much every test. But as I said,
    the difference was quite close in most cases, with the exception of Subway Surfers.
    19531829 said:
    Dominates? Umm no. I would say equal. It seemed like everytime the G6 won you said it was even and even when the S8 was faster it was by a split second. Gimme a break with this bias speed test.

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  • Antoine_5
    I definitely wouldn't​ say dominates!
    Your acting like the G6 came in later that day! when it was only a split second behind the Galaxy S8 and some times it was even faster than the S8. But the way it was announced you were actually giving a bias opinion. Back in the day when i grew up a reporter only reported the news they didn't try to sway people to their own opinion and that's what you did because there is no way in the world that the Samsung Galaxy S8 with the 8:35 chipset obliterated the LG G6 with the 821 when they were neck-and-neck you have to give credit where credit is due. So please be fair next time in your review and don't let the love for a device brand sway your opinion if you are a real review. Now if you're being paid on the other hand that's a whole other thing but please state that opinion as well. It's kinda like piling food on your plate! but your really not hungry!
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  • Antoine_5
    And may I add that you go back and really sit down and listen to your own review listen to your gesture, listen to the vibes that you're sending then you will know the real story of message you were sending. I'm not mad because it was LG I'm mad because you didn't take control of your fullest potential.
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  • Rob_83
    Exactly my point. The Samsung with the newer chipset which everyone says is the reason to buy it over the LG barely showed any advanatge
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