Samsung and LG – both vying for consumer attention – have unveiled flagship devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. For almost a year now, tipsters and leaks have suggested all kinds of features that users can expect from the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and LG G5.
With the unveiling of the smartphones, consumers will be spoilt for choice as both the South Korea-based tech giants seem to have left no stone unturned to outdo the other. IBTimes UK has done a head-to-head pure specs comparison of the three models. Check it out below:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs Galaxy S7 Edge Vs LG G5
|Specification||Galaxy S7||Galaxy S7 Edge||LG G5|
|Resolution||2,560×1,440 pixels||2,560×1,440 pixels||2,560×1,440 pixels|
|Pixel Density||576 ppi||534 ppi||554 ppi|
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel||12-megapixel||16-megapixel and 8-megapixel wide|
|Processor||2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor||2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor|
|ROM (Internal Storage)||32GB||32GB||32GB|
|Expandable Storage||200 GB||200 GB||2TB|
|Battery||3,000mAh (non-removable)||3,600mAh (non-removable)||2,800mAh (removable)|
|Operating System||Android Marshmallow||Android Marshmallow||Android Marshmallow|
|Highlighted feature||Water resistant, wireless charging||Water resistant, wireless charging, curved screens||Modular design, Pull-out battery, two rear cameras|
|Tentative base price||$669(£468)||$779(£545)||TBA|
The specs are running neck and neck in most quarters. Given the hyped competition between Samsung and LG for the flagship race in 2016, it is not surprising how identical the specs look with all the three devices sporting the same processor, RAM, OS and fingerprint authentication feature.
In terms of exceptions, LG clearly has an edge in the camera segment as it has dual rear cams, with higher mega-pixel capacities in both the front and rear cams. The G5's battery, however, looks disappointing at just 2,800mAh compared to the S7 Edge's 3,600mAh battery. That being said, both features are such that their efficiency will not be clearly known, unless they are reviewed extensively.
The only thing awaited now is LG announcing the price of the G5, which will give us a better understanding of how the manufacturer wants to position itself in the fiercely competitive market. Nonetheless, Xiaomi is likely to announce its Europe debut and is yet to release its Mi 5, which may consist of similar specifications, and like its previous flagships, the upcoming device is expected to be priced way lower than Samsung or LG.