2016 Flagship Battle: Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5
The announcement of the new flagships from both Samsung and LG during the same night would definitely keep the audiences wondering on which device to buy. Let’s take a look on how these new top devices from South Korea fare when we put them head-to-head.
|Samsung Galaxy S7||LG G5|
|5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD display||5.3-inch Quad-HD IPS Quantum Display|
|2560 x 1440 resolution, 576ppi||2560 x 1440 resolution, 554ppi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Samsung Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU|
|Adreno 530 GPU|
|4GB RAM||4GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|32GB, 64GB internal storage||32GB UFS ROM|
|Expandable up to 200GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)||Expandable via microSD up to 2TB|
|12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture||16MP rear camera + 8MP wide angle camera - dual rear module|
|5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture||8MP front camera|
|Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTE||4G/LTE Cat. 12 up to 600Mbps|
|WiFi 802.11ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.2, aptX HD|
|Fast Wireless Charging,|
|USB Type-C, Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY|
|Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery||2,800mAh Li-Ion battery (removable)|
|Black and Gold||Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink|
Summary of Advantages:
Samsung Galaxy S7
-Water and Dust Resistance
-Dual Sim connectivity
-Lower camera aperture (f/1.7)
-Bigger battery capacity
-Slightly Bigger Screen
-Dual rear cameras
-Bigger camera resolution (front and back)
-Better Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity versions
While Samsung finally got its mojo back with the S7, it played a bit safe as it only offered incremental upgrades versus its predecessor. The water and dust resistance ratings are a welcome treat, and Sammy’s cameras are known to be one of the top-notch. Nevertheless, it trumps the G5 in terms of device battery life and wireless charging capabilities.
LG’s new flagship, on the other hand, took a huge risk by ditching its signature rear keys as a result of product innovation with a new modular design and a rear dual camera setup. While it offers a lower battery capacity, the G5 can be equipped with an additional 1200mAh juice via the camera module, and charging would be easier with a USB-C port.
Both have additional accessories in tow, and offer the same such as a 360-degree VR headset and a camera, but the G5 offers additional ‘friends’ such as a rolling ball that doubles as your home security camera, and a new version of its Tone bluetooth headset.
Which 2016 Korean Flagship is much better for your liking? Drop them in the comments below.
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