2016’s biggest names go head to head
The dust has finally settled following the chaos of Mobile World Congress, so it’s time to see how two of the biggest names in the mobile industry stack up – the Samsung Galaxy S7 vs the LG G5.
Glass meets metal
On the face of it, the two smartphones are very attractive. Both manufacturers have come on leaps and bounds in the past few years with handset aesthetics, and we’re now presented with two very good-looking smartphones.
Both phones feature a mix of glass and metal, creating a really premium and comfortable handheld experience. LG’s all-metal design feels really solid, but when side by side with the S7, it does lose out to Samsung’s luxurious reflective rear.
The G5’s display is slightly larger than the S7’s at 5.3-inches, compared to 5.1, but they both offer superb Quad HD resolution, providing bright and vivid colours.
The similarities don’t end there, however, as both companies are shouting about always-on display technology. This means that instead of having to click a power button to find out the time, or if you have any notifications, the screens will always tell you what’s going on. Only a minimal part of the screen is actually being powered, so it won’t be a big drain on your battery, and it’s really convenient.
Dual Pixel vs dual lens
For the first time, Samsung is using Dual Pixel technology in its camera. At 12MP it may sound like a spec drop (compared to 16MP on the Galaxy S6), but the new tech means the lens can capture more light by using larger pixels. More light equals brighter, more accurate photographs.
On the other hand, we’ve got LG’s dual lens setup. The two lenses (8MP and 16MP) can be used individually or together to capture super wide-angle shots – the same width as the human field of vision. This is pretty impressive, especially if you’re a fan of landscape photography, or perhaps just want to make sure you can get all your mates in the frame.
Making batteries exciting
The S7 has a huge 3,000mAh battery hidden inside, which is pretty impressive (not far behind the S7 edge with 3,600mAh cell), but the G5 wins hands down in this department.
LG’s new handset may be all-metal, but you can remove the battery by clicking a button on the side, sliding it out of the bottom. This is really handy if you were to carry around a spare, but the headline is LG’s new accessories range, LG Friends. Meet them all here.
So, what do you think? We’d love to hear what you think about two of the most exciting smartphones of 2016 (so far). Just drop us a comment below.
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