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Mid-Range Bezel-Less Smartphone Comparo: LG Q6 vs. Vivo V7+

Affordable Bezel-Less goodness

Nowadays, mid-range smartphones are also riding into the bezel-less trend, and brands find ways to make bezel-less phones with an affordable price tag: Something that Vivo and LG have been working on with the V7+ and the Q6 respectively. Both offer the beauty of a bezel-less phone while keeping the price within the mid-range price point of 10K-20K. Which of the two is a better offering? Let’s take a quick look at their specs:

Vivo V7+ Specs

  • 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 5.99-inch HD+ IPS LCD display; 1440×720 resolution
  • 64GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 4G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LED Flash
  • 24-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Android 7.1 Nougat with FunTouch OS 3.2
  • 3225mAh Battery
  • Price: Php 17,990

Read: Vivo V7+ Quick Review: Perfect Selfie in a FullView Display

 

LG Q6 specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD+ FullVision IPS display (2160 x 1080 resolution)
  • 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, AF, LED flash
  • 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android Nougat
  • Price: Php 12,990

Read: LG Q6 Review: Is That Gorgeous Screen Worth It?

 

Internals: The V7+ has beefier internals

No questions here, as the V7+ offers a better configuration with a Snapdragon 450 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal memory. The LG offers a Snapdragon 435 processor, along with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, which is not bad if you would ask us.

 

Camera: Perfect selfies, anyone?

The LG’s camera setup could not match with the V7+’s f/2.0 cameras (16-megapixel in the front, 24-megapixel in the back), staying true to its Perfect Selfie campaign.

 

Display: Full HD+ display, any day

While the V7+ may dominate over the Q6, it’s Waterloo lies on the display. It may sport a bigger display at 5.99 inches, but it is only an HD+ panel, which pales in comparison over the Q6’s 5.5-inch Full HD+ panel.

 

Battery: Bigger battery on the V7+

Though the V7+’s battery is 225mAh bigger than the one found with the Q6 at 3225mAh, this means a lot in real life tests, as this would give the V7+ longer times before you will need to hunt for an outlet.

 

Verdict: V7+ by a landslide, but…

Without a doubt, the V7+ is better than the Q6 on paper. However, its price (at Php 17,990) can be a real turn-off to most buyers as the V7+ only has an HD+ display, compared to the Q6, which has a Full HD+ display and is Php 4,000 cheaper. So if you would ask us, the Q6 is a better buy IF a great display is your top priority.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. LG Q6 pa rin. Ang selling point neto ay ang bezel-less display nila so ofc mas better kung FHD sya. 16k tapos 720p lang?! Hell no. Maganda sana kahit ganyan pa sya ka-overprice basta FHD lang ok sana eh. Tsaka interpolated yung cam eh hanggang 21mp lang ang support nyang chipset eh. Unbox, what’s good?! ???

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