A couple of months back, the South Korean giant, LG has launched world's first modular smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in the form of the G5. This move came from LG in reply to its counterparts including -- Galaxy S7, iPhone 6s and other smartphones and indeed garnered lots of positive reviews from the critics. As per the reports, LG G5's first day sales figures are three times the sales of last year's flagship, LG G4.
LG to launch two flagship models this 2016!
Saying, that the South Korean tech firm has launched G5 smartphone in the Indian market at a price of Rs. 52,990 exclusively on Flipkart. The pre-order for the smartphone has already started on Flipkart and will be available for sale starting from June 7th. Also, users will get LG Cam Plus, as a token of gift worth Rs. 6,500. Anyhow, this G5 will be directly competing with the likes of Galaxy S7, iPhone 6s, Xperia Z5 and more in the market. Today we are going to compare the LG G5 with its fellow competitor Samsung Galaxy S7. So lets go ahead!
Such a treat to watch!
To be frank, both the smartphone peaks in terms of design with refreshing looks. Coming to the G5, it is first of its kind with modular design, boasting a metal alloy body along with with 3D Arc Glass.
Here, the customizations are allowed to enhance the performance of this device. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 comes with the much needed change with a blend of metal and glass on both sides. The Galaxy S7 is so ergonomic and compact, making it easier to pick up from any surface.
What LG G5 has, that Galaxy S7 doesn't?
One of the most noticeable feature in the LG G5 is the modular system and accessories called LG Friends. The modules consist of LG Cam Plus, an add-on that adds physical buttons for the camera, LG 360 CAM and LG 360 VR. In terms of Galaxy S7, there is nothing much except the LED View cover, and a keyboard cover.
Galaxy S7 has a top notch display!
Samsung kept its same display as its predecessor for Galaxy S7 sporting a 5.1-inch QHD panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, giving about 577 pixels per inch. The display of S7 is brilliantly crisp and excellent in outdoors and full sunlight. One of the common feature in both S7 and G5 is the "Always-on" mode.
LG and display has a better love story
Basically, you will get the day and date, time, battery level, and basic notifications from a select apps. Talking about the LG G5, it flaunts a 5.3-inch QHD display with maximum brightness of 850 nits and 554 ppi. Being a best in TV making, we can of course look forward to the its display.
Powers Snapdragon 820 SoC!
In terms of hardware, the LG G5 comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with Adreno 530 as a Graphic processor unit. Also, it is accompanied by 4GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory with expandable option up to 200GB via MicroSD card slot.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S7 also shares similar specifications in terms of processing storage unit. However, the S7 is available in two variants in terms of storage -- 32GB/64GB.
Galaxy S7 has the best in class camera in Android
Here comes the big deal! Both the smartphones have their own awesomeness when it comes to the camera department. The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash.
On the front, the device is backed by 5 MP camera. The camera app is simple here with lots of controls and features including Pro mode, Virtual Shot, Selective Focus, Slow Motion, Hyperlapse, and etc. The camera performance of this device is classic with brilliant details and quality.
LG G5 dual camera setup is.....!
When it comes to LG G5, it sports a dual camera setup on the rear offering both standard and wide angle lens. In terms of specifications, the LG G5 has 16MP main camera capable of recording 4K videos along with an 8MP secondary camera with wide angle lens. The selfies can be clicked by an 8MP camera on the front.
In short, the LG G5 camera performance is impressive under lighting conditions, but there is visible noise under the low light. The camera UI is simple without any complications, offering lots of modes to click pictures.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow saves the day
LG is infamous for its UI! Here in this case, the G5 is shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, with LG Optimus UX 5.0 custom UI on top of it. As per the company, the X 5.0 UI will allow users to easily control LG Friends and the modules that can be added to the G5, such as Hi-Fi Plus, CAM Plus and 360 CAM.
Also, this UI comes with improvements to the camera, allowing the users to switch between the standard 78-degree lens and the 135 degree wide angle lens. Moreover, it also worked on new homescreen and its app drawer too.
Coming to the Galaxy S7 on the other side, it is shipped with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow on top of TouchWiz UI. In this case, the look of the UI remains unchanged with some appealing features such as Multi Window, one-handed mode, quick launch camera, and many others.
LG G5 comes with USB Type-C
This year, LG's flagship is endowed with 2800mAh removable battery, from LG G4's 3000mAh. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 comes with 3000 mAh battery. However, the difference here is the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for LG G5, while the Galaxy S7 supports Quick Charge 2.0. LG is also using a USB Type-C port, while the Galaxy S7 comes with the more standard micro-USB.
Is it worth?
Here, both the G5 and Galaxy S7 is the result of some fantastic screens, faster processor and a brilliant camera. However, LG G5 is ahead with the modular Friends set up and dual camera on the rear. However, on the downside LG G5 doesn't look premium for its range when compared to Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s along with the less attractive software.