LG G6 Review: Design Elegance And Efficiency A Winning Combination

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LG G6 General System Benchmarks

Smartphones are increasingly becoming the way most people access the Web. A smartphone needs to have a responsive web browser to render complex pages fast, and a reliable cell or WiFi connection. We can’t easily, quantitatively state how well these radios perform in the phones as the variables between carriers and access points are too difficult to lock down, but we can investigate browser performance between devices.

For our first tests we use the JetStream benchmark for Javascript and RightWare’s Web Test 3.0 for comprehensive web performance analysis, including HTML5 rendering.

JetStream and BrowserMark
JavaScript and Browser Testing
LG G6 JetStream

LG G6 Basemark

The LG G6, with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, delivers top quadrant, though not stand-out performance in these tests. Its scores do approach the top phones' margin of variability between test runs, however.

AnTuTu 6
Platform Benchmarks

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of metrics ranked with nebulous scores, rather than frame rates or time to complete. We tested with the latest version of AnTuTu across all platforms including Android, iOS and even Windows Phone. AnTuTu returns four top level performance metric results that we are including here: CPU, RAM, 3D, UX (or User Experience), along with a total score.

LG G6 AnTuTu Benchmark
  
In AnTuTu, the LG G6 takes our top spot in performance, at least until we get the Samsung Galaxy S8 in house with its Snapdragon 835. Regardless, LG's performance tuning is admirable here, besting the Google Pixel XL and the Moto Z, both of which are based on the same Qualcomm mobile platform. 

Geekbench
Synthetic CPU Testing

In the GeekBench test, we're stressing only CPU cores in a handset (not graphics), with both single and multi-threaded workloads.

LG G6 GeekBench

Frankly, we're getting less and less confident with what GeekBench seems to be delivering for results. The test's variability is getting a bit too wild for our liking. We may retire it completely in future reviews. Regardless, here the LG G6 is just middle-of-the-pack. 

Let's get our game on.. 

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of metrics ranked with nebulous scores, rather than frame rates or time to complete. We tested with the latest version of AnTuTu across all platforms including Android, iOS and even Windows Phone. AnTuTu returns four top level performance metric results that we are including here: CPU, RAM, 3D, UX (or User Experience), along with a total score.

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