Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 were both unveiled during this year’s MWC event in Barcelona. With the quality they bring, the two are among the leading candidates to be named the best phone in 2016.
LG gas hit the headlines with its new, stylish G5 that also includes a collection of accessories to bring out the best experience from the phone. On the other hand, Samsung made changes to the second phone – Galaxy S7 Edge – this time adding a few inches of display as compared to last year’s S6 Edge.
As far as design is concerned, you cannot have a shred of doubt that both South Korean companies have it. In fact, this year’s event has come in with lots of improvements, interesting concepts as well as ideas, but the show is still being run by Samsung and LG.
While Samsung remains to be the dominant player when it comes to smartphone sales all over the world, LG’s latest attempt to dethrone its Korean counterpart in the flagship arena is real. There is no doubt that these two phones will be massive hits for the coming months or even years. However, with the rate at which things are changing, it remains quite impossible for a phone to last for years as a top model.
Different user experiences
The two companies have designed two smartphones that offer users very meaningful differences when it comes to experience. However, the end choice will depend on your preferences. If you enjoyed what Huawei did with the aluminum unibody and rear fingerprint sensor on the Nexus 6P, you will for sure fall in love with the LG G5.
However, if water and dust resistance alongside massive battery power is your thing, there is no better choice than Samsung Galaxy S7. Samsung returned the microSD card for the S7, a feature that LG has maintained on its G series, including the latest G5. Both devices also sport the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset, a RAM of 4GB as well as top-quality display units that feature always-on feature.
The Galaxy S7 has a screen size of 5.1 inches while the S7 Edge has 5.5 inches, which is slightly larger than the 5.3 inches you get on the LG G5. However, Samsung has expertly refined the S7 Edge, making it pleasant to hold. In fact, you may never notice the difference when you hold the two in your hands. To bliss things up, LG has included a USB-C port, double rear cameras as well as attachable modules that enable the device to grow bigger and do much more things.
If you are in the market for a new smartphone, there is no better time. The LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 are with no doubt setting the pace for other smartphone OEMs this 2016.