LG G6 Review: Design Elegance And Efficiency A Winning Combination

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LG G6 Gaming And Graphics Performance

Next up, we're testing the LG G6 with GFXBench, which has been one of our standard mobile graphics performance benchmarks for quite a while now. In order to ensure v-sync and resolution are not limiting factors, we are comparing Offscreen test results here.

3D Graphics Benchmarks: 3DMark, Basemark X & GFX Bench
Pushing The Pixels
LG G6 GFXBench T Rex

LG G6 GFXBench Manhattan

Here in GFXBench, the LG G6 steps out in front consistently, by a nose, in both the T-Rex test and the more strenuous Manhattan test. Strong work, LG.  

We also ran with Futuremark's 3DMark benchmark, which has been a staple 3D graphics benchmark at HotHardware across all mobile and desktop platforms for many years. In this case we were running 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, which is targeted for mobile devices and also runs at 720p in offscreen mode, so as to take display resolution out of the equation. 

LG G6 3DMark Ice Storm Detail

LG G6 3DMark Ice Storm FPS

The LG G6 offers up another strong performance in 3DMark testing, though the landscape will change a bit, once the Snapdragon 835 enters the fray in the Samsung Galaxy S8. On average, we expect to see it outperform other Snapdragon 821-powered handset by about 20 percent. Regardless, without question, the LG G6 offers plenty of horsepower for even the most demanding smartphone tasks, whether general compute or gaming. And, as Google demonstrated with Daydream View and the Pixel XL, the Snapdragon 821 that also powers the LG G6 has the chops for VR applications and gaming as well. 

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