It has already happened, Mobile World Congress has concluded and both South Korean giants, Samsung (They have launched in India as well) and LG have dropped their flagship devices. Both Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 are counted among the top most advanced smartphones in the world as of now. However, there is a huge chunk of smartphone enthusiasts who feel that while LG G5 is definitely a marvel, Galaxy S7 Edge has a leg up in many departments. Bewildered by the comparison being drawn between these two handsets, we take it upon ourselves to enlighten you about 5 reasons that show why Galaxy S7 Edge is a better smartphone than LG G5.
Display: Dual-curved display goes the long way
LG G4 launched by the brand in 2015 sported a larger 5.5-inch display that was delight to watch with a Quad-HD resolution. However, this year LG has decided to opt for a modular design that has resulted in a smaller 5.3-inch display with same Quad-HD resolution. While the difference is not much, the display definitely feels tad bit smaller. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge emerges as a winner here with its 5.5-inch display with extended curved display on both edges. The Quad-HD resolution offered by the handset only looks better and more beautiful on the Super AMOLED panel of Galaxy S7 Edge. With additional features and always on display, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge emerges as the clear winner here.
Design: Samsung stuns with its glass and metal body
Gone is the era of LG’s signature design and rear mounted buttons as LG G5 comes with buttons on its sides and Fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. LG has also opted for an all Aluminum body with a removable chin, which allow users to change modules and replace battery. However, this is merely a gimmick at this point as there are not many modules, LG has termed them Friend, available. We also found ourselves missing the convenience of rear mounted volume and power control. The Galaxy S7 Edge on the other hand retains the much loved design of Galaxy S6 Edge minus the camera hump. The design not only happens to be absolutely gorgeous but is also practical. Besides, the brand has also brought back the expandable storage much to the delight of Samsung lovers.
Specs: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge shines through with a bigger and better battery
While both Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 are at par with each other when it comes to specifications, Galaxy S7 Edge has an edge over LG G5. May be the battery on Galaxy S7 Edge is non-removable but it comes with a higher capacity of 3600 mAh as compared to 2800 mAh on LG G5. The table below shows the advantage that Galaxy S7 Edge has over LG G5.
|Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||LG G5|
|5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Curved Display||5.3-inch 2560 x 1440 Quantum HD Display|
|Qualcomm 820 Processor with 4GB of RAM (Exynos outside the US)||Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM|
|32 GB of storage with a micro-SD slot||32 GB of storage with a micro-SD slot|
|New 12 “Dual Pixel” Rear Camera with f/1.7 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation / 5 Megapixels front camera||16 and 8 Megapixel Dual rear cameras with OIS and Laser Autofocus / 8 Megapixels Front Camera|
|Fast Charging, Wireless Fast Charging||Removable and replaceable battery|
|Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with LG UX|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Fingerprint Scanner on back|
|IP68 Dust & Water Resistance||Modular design|
|Always-on display feature||Always-on display feature|
|4G, 3G, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, NFC||USB Type-C, 4G, 3G, Dual Sim, Wi-Fi, NFC|
|3600 mAh||2800 mAH|
IP68 Rating: Galaxy S7 Edge is water-resistant and dust-proof
This is one aspect of Galaxy S7 Edge, where the handset shines over its South Korean rival LG G5. The brand has brought back the IP68 rating from Galaxy S5, which means the new handset is water-resistant as well as dust proof. While LG might have changed the whole design with an aluminum chassis, there is no IP rating for the handset and that is where Galaxy S7 Edge shines through.
Price: Samsung is expensive but worth every penny
Samsung mobile prices have always been a talk of the town especially when it comes to flagship smartphones. This one is no different. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is more expensive than LG G5 and we still maintain that it is worth the price. This is because everything new in LG G5 is nothing but a gimmick at this point and paying a price upwards of INR 45,000 for the features makes no sense. Samsung on the other hand, has retained the much loved design from the Galaxy S6 Edge and also threw in the IP68 rating in the mix.
It is safe to say now that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is far much better than the LG G5 as it offers an overall better value for money. With a classic design oozing of premium feel and class leading specifications, it beats LG G5 by miles. This is because this time around LG relied more upon being innovative and ended up being too futuristic with no relevance to current smartphone market.