Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: There is still some time left for MWC 2016, but there are two smartphone companies who launched their respective flagships yesterday within hours of each other and that has already geared up an exciting showdown between them. Well, the two companies which we are taking about are the smartphone biggies, Samsung and LG. Both the companies launched their respective flagship device yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, and now it’s time to find out which of the two devices has an edge over the other. So, let us start with the showdown of Samsung Galaxy S7 versus LG G5!
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5
Samsung brought some significant and innovative changes to its Galaxy S series build and design in 2015 by introducing a premium design and metal build, while LG chose to stick to its traditional design and construct and it hardly experimented with the design of its flagship. But that was 2015, and now the tables have turned. Instead of Samsung it is LG which has brought stark variations in its designs while the former has produced a similar look like its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S7 has the premium metal and glass build construction and apart from following the looks of Galaxy S6, the company has also tried to modify the design of its new flagship in accordance with Galaxy Note 5. As a result, the Galaxy S7 has curves along its back which assists in having a firm grip on the phone. One of the best thing which Samsung has brought back with Galaxy S7 is the slot for a microSD card to expand the storage of the phone. You may also like, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review and First Impressions.
Coming to LG G5, this device has its power button at its back which is integrated with a fingerprint scanner. The volume rocker’s position has been changed from the rear to the left side of the phone. The big transformation that LG has brought in its new flagship’s design is that the LG G5 has a metal unibody construction and the best part is that even after having a metal unibody, LG has still managed to offer the removable battery feature in its device.
Galaxy S7 has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display along with a Quad HD resolution. While, LG G5 offers a 5.3-inch LCD display with the same resolution as S7. Both the displays are good and both of them offer the Always On feature, which when turned on allows the user to see the time and such other information even when the phone is locked. Samsung S7 offers a better Always On feature, but for the rest of the display both the devices are quite limited.
Samsung S7 offers a 12 mega pixel rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture lens and these lens have the larger 1.4µm pixels which enables the camera to take in much more light and this would help in clicking great shots even in low light.
On the other hand, LG G5 offers a 16 mega pixel main camera with an additional 8 mega pixel wide angle lens which provides a wider field of view.
Both the camera features are promising and seems equally good and it is difficult to draw up a conclusion in this regard without first testing the camera.
Performance and hardware
Samsung Galaxy S7 is powered by Samsung Exynos or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The model of Exynos used has not yet been confirmed. While for LG, the device runs on octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor which is backed by Adreno 530 GPU and it has 4GB RAM.
Both the devices run smoothly and their performance is great. Both of them have the in-built fingerprint scanners which work in the same way on both the devices.
Talking about the hardware of the two devices, Samsung has remained conventional and has not introduced new hardware features in its new flagship, while LG G5 has clearly taken over Samsung in this regard because of its expandable experience. LG G5 allows the users to add functionality by popping out the bottom part and connecting the battery to any new model according to the needs. Some of these include Hi-Fi audio DAC, CAM Plus etc.
If you liked the predecessor of Galaxy S7 and wanted it to have features like an expandable storage, dust and water resistance and a better grip then Galaxy S7 is the right choice for you because it has all the features of Galaxy S6 along with these additional benefits.
But, if you want to have a device with a metal unibody which offers a removable battery and also allows you to add functionality to it then LG G5 is what you should be rooting for.