Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG G5: Which One You Should Buy?

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG G5
The Mobile World Congress has come and gone with two monstrosity of flagships launched by Samsung and LG. Samsung has taken to Mobile World Congress to launch its flagship device Galaxy S7 Edge, as usual and LG too has announced its flagship called LG G5 at the event. Both these handsets are pinnacle of smartphone technologies at this point and has made it difficult for Android lovers to select one of these two handsets. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 both have their unique selling points and cons as well. Moreover, LG brings a whole new concept of modularity with G5, which happens to be a fresh new innovation in the handset market. The only thing bogging down these handsets are massive LG and Samsung mobile price. Here is a spec-wise break down of these handsets to help you decide which on you should opt for.

Display: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Wins Hands Down

This year is the time when LG is making radical changes to its design as well as display. Last year's flagship G4 came with an impressive Quad HD display measuring 5.5-inch, however, this year LG has opted for smaller 5.3-inch display. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on the other hand, boasts of a larger 5.5-inch display with same Quad HD display along with a Super AMOLED panel, which makes for a beautiful screen. Also, the curved display on both sides not only look better but also bring new features on the table. As such, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge wins hands down in this department as it is bigger, better and beautiful display. However, in the end it all boils down to the personal preference of the user in this department.

Design: LG Brings A Fresh Take But Samsung Wins With Its Premium Build

This year, LG has made some radical changes to its design with an all metal unibody chassis while still retaining the removable battery. Gone are the rear mounted volume/power controls that have been replaced by a fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup. Also, the highlight of the device is the removable chin of the device that allows users to change modules for extra functionality, which LG has named as Friends for LG G5. It is definitely a groundbreaking innovation as far as flagship devices are concerned but does not take anything away from Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge. The Galaxy S7 Edge comes with the same beautiful glass and metal form that was adored by everyone when Galaxy S6 edge came out. Moreover, Samsung has also brought back the expandable storage and reduce the camera hump, which is like the cherry on the cake.

Specs: Both Smartphones Are At Par With Each Other

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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
3,600 mAh battery with Fast Charging, Wireless Fast Charging
2,800 mAh 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
As is clear from the table, both these flagships are at par with each other when it comes to specifications with slight altercation here and there. However, the LG G5 certainly shines through owing to its modularity, dual camera setup and modular design. But then again its a personal preference with all users.

Camera: LG Wins With Its Dual Camera Setup On Rear Panel

This year Samsung has taken a step back from its usual 16 Megapixels shooter and has equipped the Galaxy S7 Edge with a 12 Megapixels camera module. Now before you write off the camera on the Galaxy S7 Edge, know that it is a Dual pixels sensor that takes in more light and produces a crisper and detailed images. This type of camera sensor is found on devices like HTC One and Apple iPhone. LG G5 on the other hand, has gone for its famed 16 Megapixels snapper from LG G4 and has accompanied it with a second 8 Megapixels depth sensing camera, Optical Image Stabilisation, Laser Autofocus and dual tone LED flash. This means that camera not only produces great images but also produces a better depth in those images. On the front panel, LG G5 boasts of an 8 Megapixels camera as compared to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge's 5 Megapixels shooter.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG G5

Price: Both These Devices Are Priced Exorbitantly

When it comes to flagship smartphones, Samsung mobile price has always been on a higher side than any other smartphone in the market. While LG has positioned its newest flagship device under INR 50,000, Samsung has priced the Galaxy S7 Edge upward of INR 57,000. This tips the bar towards LG, however, Samsung enthusiasts would gladly pay for the new Galaxy S7 Edge given its premium factor.


Both these smartphones are as advanced as it gets in the industry today, however, Samsung seems to be ahead of the game in terms of the display and battery. On the other hand, LG G5's selling point is the modular design, which is nothing more than a gimmick at this point. Having said that, G5 does have few tricks up its sleeve. Most notably, the dual camera setup, manual camera mode and Laser Autofocus.

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Above article is contributed by Sanjeev, Who blogs about mobile technology. Follow him on Twitter.
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