Why is the retail price of the lg g6 higher than the retail price of galaxy 7 but the tab prices higher on the galaxy

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Posted 11 months ago

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It's a newer phone RE retail price. Koodo decided to do a bigger sale price RE tab price. As for why they did that, I can only give you educated guesses. Perhaps the g6 hasn't sold as well as hoped or LG is giving a rebate to Koodo to boost sales figures.
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Makes sense thanks
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The obvious answer is that sale pricing is fabricated by manufacturers and retailers and do not necessarily reflect "value" or manufacturing costs. Perfect example is why are 2x2KG bags of sugar cheaper than one bag of 4KG of sugar? The 4KG bag of sugar is cheaper for the manufacturer (smaller packaging costs) than two 2KG bags of sugar.

I agree with @Goran's explanation. LG G6 has probably been selling far slower than LG would have liked.

Here are factors that have hindered the sales of LG G6:

  • 32 GB storage vs. 64 GB storage on other 2017 flagships and international variants of the LG G6
  • history of bootloops (no known issues for the LG G6 yet, but it's also too soon)
  • Can't unlock bootloader (no root, no custom ROM's) on Canadian variant, leaving out the Android enthusiasts
  • Retail price compares to Samsung and Apple, yet LG's resale value is much lower
  • LG G6 has an older processor than Galaxy S8 because it launched close in date to the Galaxy S8 while the S8 had exclusivity on that processor
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Kind of off topic a little but just to maybe take your question even out of the equation.... I've had both phones and the LG G6 is the better device in every way especially battery life, camera and display. It will also be updated for a much longer time as the Galaxy S7 will probably get Oreo then it will be done being updated so if your looking at both devices let me highly recommend the G6 you will not be disappointed.
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That's a bit of a lifestyle question. I'd *mostly* agree with Paul Deschamps for said reasons, but I'd still take the Canadian Galaxy S7 over the Canadian LG G6 because I can flash a custom ROM to the Samsung and get the latest and greatest Android on the S7 for a few years past the LG G6, while updates working despite being rooted. I admit flashing phones may not be for everyone, but to me it makes all the difference.

I remember buying a budget laptop that shipped with Windows Vista (very unpopular version of windows for those who don't remember) and only ran Linux on it. Was amazingly cost-effective as I got the power I needed for Linux, though the machine would have slugged from day one on Vista.

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Ewww Vista. I remember that horrid OS. Second only to Windows ME.

As for the G6, I've own the S7E, the Note 7, and the S8+ (briefly). I currently own the G6 and it's better than all, IMO.

The G6 may have all older processor than the S8, but it's far less bloated and laggy.

Also, I really can't stand the useless curved displays on every Samsung that you can't get a bloody tempered glass screen protector for, lol.

Yes, LG has bootloop history, but the G6 is solid.
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Speaking to the custom ROMs bit, I have an old retired S3 that an AOSP-based ROM has really brought back to life (I use it as a communal remote, when friends are over, for a wifi speaker I have). I forget if I have it on L or M, but it runs better now than it did running TouchWiz on the day I bought it.
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Honestly the only reason I'm looking at a new phone is because my gs4 is starting to have sim card issues. All these new phones are physically too large. Miss my razor
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As to the windows content ive been running a dual boot with xp and win7 because i was not impressed with vista, 8 and 8.5. And now im not quite liking 10 on my laptop lol
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For the price of this flagship, one would think that LG could have encased the G6 entirely in Gorilla Glass 5. According to LG's G6 specs, the rear panel is Gorilla Glass 5 and Gorilla Glass 3 is used for the screen and rear camera. Probably best to invest in a tempered glass screen protector for your G6. 

At least with Samsung, they use identical grades of Gorilla Glass on the front and back. (Gorilla Glass 4 on my two S7's).

Design/Display

http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/g6#specs/design-display
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From my guess on why they used different gorilla glass on the G6 I'm just guessing but IMO it's due to different thicknesses of each glass and where it fit into the design to make things flush without having to adjust the position of other components such as the camera housing ect.
I agree indefinitely recommend a Tempered Glass screen protector for the G6 but I recommend them for every phone. I purchased a 2 pack of spigen ones for $10 Canadian off Amazon.ca and so far they've been excellent. Pic below
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I have the same ones. I stuck one on my G6 the minute I took it out of the box, back when I got it.

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