It could be said that there is something similar to a technical tie between the LG G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 if we take as a reference their technical characteristics as far as the mobile performance hardware is concerned. Although they are different, since the Samsung Galaxy S7 has an eight-core Exynos 8890 processor and the LG G5 with a new-generation quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, the truth is that the two phones are almost equal in performance, with a memory 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory, with the possibility of expanding the memory by means of a microSD card. In these, there are two mobiles that tie. And almost the same thing happens in the case of the screen. LG has released a single version of its LG G5, so its screen has become 5.3 inches, exactly the average between the screen sizes of the two versions that Samsung has launched, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7. Edge, with 5.1 and 5.5-inch screens. However, the user who wants the 5.1-inch version will not find a big difference in buying the LG G5 with 5.3 inches, and the same happens with the one who went to buy the 5.5-inch version of the mobile from Samsung. Both in the case of Samsung and in the case of LG we are talking about a Quad HD screen of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, something logical if we consider that previous versions of the flagships already had screens of this resolution, and in both cases They have the Always On function, thanks to which the screen is always on to show us the information of the time, the date of the day, the weather, and notifications. Differences in display technology, yes. The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is Super AMOLED, while the screen of the LG is a Quantum Display with LCD technology. A priori, for this function, this screen should use more battery, but this is not the case, 0.8% battery per hour, compared to 1% per hour for the Always On function. The difference is priceless.
Samsung Galaxy S7, improving a good mobile
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was already a good mobile, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 has improved in all those shortcomings that the latter had. They still boast the high-end design made up of a metal frame and glass back shell. But it is that, in addition to that, it incorporates some interesting novelties, such as the possibility of expanding the internal memory by means of a microSD card, something that was not possible with last year’s flagship, as well as water resistance, another novelty that was lost with the Samsung Galaxy S6 (yes it was in the Galaxy S5) and that is recovered in this Galaxy S7. It should also be noted, of course, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge version, and its curved screen design, something that makes this smartphone a completely unique mobile, although somewhat more expensive. Your camera gets better too. Go from 16 to 12 megapixels. But it is a better camera, having a sensor with larger pixels, capable of capturing more light (here we explain why a 12 MP camera may be better than a 16 MP camera) Overall, Samsung’s flagship It is an improved version of the Samsung Galaxy S6, which leaves us an almost perfect mobile on the market, from my point of view.
LG G5, the commitment to innovation
The LG G5 is a mobile similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7, so we cannot say very different things either. Perhaps a lack with respect to this, and it is resistance to water. But in any case, it happens to have a new metallic design, and also with two main cameras, two different cameras actually. One is more similar to the standard cameras of any mobile, with a resolution of 16 megapixels, while the other camera is an 8 megapixel wide angle with which to capture beautiful landscapes, for example.
However, the great innovation in the LG G5 comes with the possibility of exchanging the lower block of the mobile, which includes the battery, for a different one. We can simply change it for another like block with the same battery when the first one has run out, so that we can have a replacement battery, or we can choose to buy one of the LG CAM Plus or LG Hi-Fi Plus accessories, which add options to our mobile, and that make it either a more advanced mobile as a camera in the case of the first accessory, or in a high resolution audio medium in the case of the second accessory. They will have to be bought separately, of course.
In general, two mobiles of a very similar level, and very good in both cases. One has just curled the loop, improving in all those aspects that were criticized in last year’s version, while the other seeks to differentiate itself with some characteristics that also make it a unique mobile. Which one wins the game?
In my opinion, if I had to buy a mobile for myself, to use it myself, as a standard smartphone user, I would buy the Samsung Galaxy S7. It seems to me an almost perfect mobile. Now as a techie, as geek, I like the LG G5 better, for being more innovative.