LG G5 VS. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

                         

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LG G5
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Model Name

LG G5

H860, H850, F700L, VS987, H830, H831, H820, H840, LGLS992, LGUS992, F700S, F700K, RS988, LGAS992

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

SM-G935F, SM-G935FD, SM-G935W8, SM-G9350, SM-G935S, SC-02H, SM-G935K, SM-G935L

Summary

LG G5

4.5
4.3
4
3.6

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

4.8
4.2
4
3.9

Description

LG G5

LG phones often play it safe, but this modular G5, which lets you swap out some parts, is all risk. I love the innovation — no other company has gotten this far with a modular phone — but unfortunately the device falls short on execution. Swapping out parts means you turn off your smartphone each time, and there just aren’t enough modules right now to make this truly captivating. (LG is selling two components, but they don’t pique my interest all that much.) Maybe if there were more inspired modules, and more partners on board lining up cooler add-ons — I love the idea of a swappable camera lens, for example — I could be more excited about the G5, or at least more forgiving of its growing pains. But it’s not all bad news. Forget the modules and the device is the best handset with a removable battery, which is becoming a rarity in the phone world. Its aluminum build looks and feels great, and the two cameras on its back are a pleasure to use. Overall, the G5 still isn’t as good as Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge when it comes to processing speed and battery life, but it’ll work very well for all the things you really need to do: take photos, browse the internet, and watch videos throughout the day. (For more on the G5’s hardware specs and how it compares to other flagship handsets, scroll to the end of the review.) 19 LG’s elegant and unorthodox G5 (pictures) Design: This is not your modular fantasy When LG first showed off the G5, it made a big deal of it being the first phone with modular capabilities. This ability to swap out and customize certain hardware parts has been a longtime fantasy for mobile users. Like building a personal computer, you can upgrade certain components that are important to you or fit a certain need. If you’re going somewhere where you’re going to take a variety of photos, for example, you might want to swap out your handset’s stock lens for a fisheye or macro lens.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is water resistant: repels spills, splashes and even dunks without a bulky protective case. Featuring a big screen in an incredibly slim design that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The S7 edge’s curved screen is perfected, so all you need to do is swipe for instant updates. This fast wireless charging Galaxy S7 Edge also features a Low-light camera: the first smartphone with dual-pixel technology has a fast autofocus so you can say goodbye to blurry photos and a new advanced sensor for catching details in low light. The Galaxy S7 Edge is powered by the latest Android Marshmallow OS, that means less battery drain from apps you don’t use, and new features like Now on Tap-the genius technology that anticipates your next move.

Price

LG G5
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

239.99

Rating

LG G5

3.6

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

3.6

Reviews

LG G5

54

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

223

Network

LG G5

GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

GSM / HSPA / LTE

Dimension

LG G5

149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm (5.88 x 2.91 x 0.30 in)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)

Weight

LG G5

159 g (5.61 oz)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

157 g (5.54 oz)

Build

LG G5

Aluminum body

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 4), aluminum frame

SIM

LG G5

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) – G935F, G935W8Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – G935FD

Display Type

LG G5

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

LG G5

5.3 inches, 77.4 cm2 (~70.1% screen-to-body ratio)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)

Display Resolution

LG G5

1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~554 ppi density)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~534 ppi density)

Operating System

LG G5

Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo); LG UX 5 UI

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo); TouchWiz UI

Chipset

LG G5

Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 (14 nm)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 (14 nm) – G9350Exynos 8890 Octa (14 nm) – G935FD, G935F, G935W8

CPU

LG G5

Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) – G9350Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) – G935FD, G935F, G935W8

GPU

LG G5

Adreno 530

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Adreno 530 – G9350Mali-T880 MP12 – G935FD, G935F, G935W8

Internal Storage

LG G5

32 GB, 4 GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM

SD Card

LG G5

microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) – dual SIM model only

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) – dual SIM model only

Camera Front

LG G5

16 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.6″, Laser AF, 3-axis OIS 8 MP, f/2.4, 9mm, 1/3.6″, no AF

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Camera Front Specs

LG G5

LED flash, panorama, HDR

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Camera Back Specs

LG G5
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Dual video call, Auto-HDR

WIFI

LG G5

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

LG G5

4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX

Radio

LG G5

FM radio

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

No

Sensors

LG G5

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Battery

LG G5

1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Colors

LG G5

Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold, Black Pearl, Coral Blue