Even though the Huawei Nexus 6P was released almost seven months ahead of the new LG flagship, the LG G5, YouTube channel XEETECHCARE still thought it was worth comparing the two smartphones in a speed test. They probably thought it would be good to see if there is much difference between the processors of the two devices, which is the Snapdragon 810 and the 820 respectively. Plus, the Nexus 6P has a 3GB RAM while the LG G5 has 4GB, so it should be worth comparing too.
The video showed the two devices opening the same apps like Temple Run, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc. It also showed the multi-tasking capabilities, browsing using Google Chrome, booting up, and lastly, the fingerprint sensor challenge as well. What we came away from the video is that even there’s a whole generation jump between their processors, the LG G5 was just slightly faster in almost all aspects. This indicates, at least with these particular two smartphones, that there is not much difference between the 810 and the 820.
This is good news for those who have the Nexus 6P or devices that have Snapdragon 810 and a 3GB RAM. You won’t feel pressured to upgrade to a new smartphone anytime soon, since the differences in speed, if that’s what you’re looking for in a device, is very minimal and forgivable.
But that may also mean that the newer devices that will sport Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM will have to offer something new to convince consumers to upgrade. The LG G5 at least has a unique modular design that has captured some attention, so it has an advantage among the new smartphones introduced to the market in the past few months.