Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the LG G5
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the LG G5 hands on at the MWC 2016 IBTimes UK

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

SpecificationGalaxy S7Galaxy S7 EdgeLG G5
Screen size5.1-in5.5-in5.3-in
Resolution2,560×1,440 pixels2,560×1,440 pixels2,560×1,440 pixels
Pixel Density576 ppi534 ppi554 ppi
Rear Camera12-megapixel12-megapixel16-megapixel and 8-megapixel wide
Front Camera5-megapixel5-megapixel8-megapixel
Processor2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
ROM (Internal Storage)32GB32GB32GB
Expandable Storage200 GB200 GB2TB
Battery3,000mAh (non-removable)3,600mAh (non-removable)2,800mAh (removable)
Operating SystemAndroid MarshmallowAndroid MarshmallowAndroid Marshmallow
Fingerprint authenticationYesYesYes
Highlighted featureWater resistant, wireless chargingWater resistant, wireless charging, curved screensModular 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.

To check out first impressions of the models click here – Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge, LG G5.