With metal bodied smartphones from China releasing almost every month, it is no surprise that established brands like LG have found challengers like the Huawei Mate 8. Here is how these two phablets fare in a face off.
Here, the Huawei Mate 8 has an edge as it has a metal unibody with rounded edges and has a premium look and feel, which is characteristic of such smartphones. Additionally, it has a fingerprint scanner, which is positioned on its back panel and comes in gold, gray, silver and brown.
As for the LG G4, it has a plastic body and a slight curve. Its polycarbonate back panels come in three colors: gray, white and gold. There is a no fingerprint scanner present on the device but users can always opt to switch out the back panels with alternate versions made from leather.
There is an IPS LCD capacitive display on the LG G4 measuring 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a density of 538 pixels per inch. As for the Mate 8, it has an LCD display measuring 6.0 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a density of 368 pixels per inch.
When it comes to hardware, the LG G4 has an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, which is coupled with a hexa-core CPU and an Adreno 418. As for the Mate 8, it has a HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset, coupled with an octa-core CPU and a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.
128 GB of external storage can be added using the memory slot on the Mate 8 and the same is true for the LG G4. As for RAM, the 32 GB version of the Mate 8 has 3 GB RAM and its higher versions have 4 GB onboard. On the LG G4, there is 3 GB RAM.
The Huawei Mate 8 costs $580 without a contract, while the LG G4 costs $199 with a two year contract.