In a brief discussion of the characteristics of Samsung's Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and LG G5 focus on their housing, appearance, developing cameras and other aspects. What is the difference and what they are like?
comparison of specifications
We start with digits and stamps, that is, from a detailed comparison of the specifications of Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and LG G5.
|Samsung Galaxy S7||Samsung Galaxy S7 edge||LG G5|
|System||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Screen||5.1 "Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 X 1440 pixels), PPI 577||5.5 "Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 X 1440 pixels), PPI 534 screen edge||5.3 "Quad HD IPS LCD Quantum (2560 X 1440 pixels), PPI 554|
|SoC||Octa Octa Exynos 8 (Quad 2.3 GHz, 1.6 GHz Quad), 64-bit technology of 14 nm / quad-core Snapdragon 820 (2.15 GHz Dual 1.6 GHz Dual), 64-bit, 14 nm technology||The quad-core Snapdragon 820 (2.15 GHz Dual 1.6 GHz Dual), 64-bit, 14 nm technology|
|GPU||Mali-T880 / Adreno 530||Adreno 530|
|RAM||4 GB LPDDR4|
|built-in memory||32/64 GB (UFS 2.0)||32 GB|
|The camera||Dual Pixel 12 MP (F1,7), intelligent OIS||16 MP (f / 1.8) + 8 MP (f / 2.4), a laser sensor measurement focus, OIS, LED Illuminates LED video 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, HDR|
|Camera||5 MP (F1,7)||8 MP (1080p) GB|
|Battery||3000 mAh, support for fast charging||3600 mAh, support for fast charging||2800 mAh, support for fast charging|
|Communication||LTE Cat. No. 9 (450/50 Mbps), NFC, MST, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), MIMO, Bluetooth ver. 4.2 LE, ANT +, USB 2.0, NFC||LTE Cat. No. 9 (450/50 Mbps), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), MIMO, Bluetooth ver. 4.2 A2DP, LE, apt-X, USB 3.0 Type C|
|Housing||metal, glass, waterproof (IP68)||metal, glass, modular|
|dimensions||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm||150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm||149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm|
|Weight||152 g||157 g||159 g|
Galaxy S7 remained largely similar to its predecessor. The block is similar, though slightly modified. Fixed protruding camera lens. It projects continued, but extends less – interestingly, this has been achieved, among others, by increasing the dimensions of your smartphone. The current generation measures 142.4 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm and weighing 152 grams. Similarly S7 Edge which was enclosed in a structure with dimensions of 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm and a weight of 157 grams. In the case of G5, we have to deal with the introduction of significant changes, or even completely redesigned flagship phone. Full metal housing is completed with a fingerprint reader on the rear panel, A duplicate as a lock button. Above, we see a camera module, while on the side of the new LG – controls the volume. With dimensions of 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm G5 is taller and wider than the Samsung Galaxy S7; It is, however, slightly thinner. Weight remained at a similar level (159 grams). In comparison with the version of the edge, there is a lesser amount parameter, a larger width and identical profile. One thing worth noting – LG succeeded in its new design to leave room for replaceable battery (with a capacity of 2800 mAh). In Samsungach (3000 mAh and 3600 mAh), from the previous generation, such a possibility is lacking. And most importantly – G5 is a smartphone with a modular housing. More about that in a few paragraphs.
In S7 among Galaxy 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD resolution, while in the closed panel G5 5.3-inch (IPS LCD) having the same resolution, ie. 2560 vertical pixels and 1440 horizontal. S7 Edge has a larger, 5.5-inch monitor. Proposal? LG is a medium-size display, and Samsung, respectively, smaller (S7) and higher (Edge S7). PPI level in all cases is similar.From the matrix, samsungowy AMOLED traditionally will mean a brighter, more vivid colors, while LG get more accurate color reproduction. I'm curious about the matter of readability in sunlight, because as far as Samsung from G5 to brag about, so this time LG took care of the luminance of 800 cd / m2. Comparison will be inevitable. Both companies also took care of the new feature called "always on display" so that we do not need unlock the device to see what notifications are waiting for us.
We check the time, battery status and notifications without waking up your phone
According to the manufacturers, the activation of the mode should not use more than one percent of the battery within one hour. How easy to calculate, day use of the described new deplete our current resources by 24 percent.
In Samsungach was a 12-megapixel sensor with increased – relative to the Galaxy S6 – the size of the pixels. Now the image recording is carried out not using 1.4-micron elements, a 1.2-micrometer. In practice this should translate into lower levels of noise and a wider dynamic range. Samsung also tried to introduce brighter lens (f / 1.7) and dual pixel technology, aimed to guarantee work faster autofocusu. users find the LG G5 benefit from the 16-megapixel main camera. It sounds straightforward, right? A significant change is, however, the introduction of an 8-megapixel, second camera (or "root" on the rear panel!), Which has a lens with a 135-degree field of view. It's a great thing for those who are interested in journalistic photography, street and landscape. If the image quality will match expectations … it does not remain to us nothing other than to say "bravo LG." A word about the front camera – S7 find the 5-megapixel, the G5 8-megapixel. Both are wide.
Under the hood
Samsung as Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be sold in two versions – the 4- and 8-core. For now, we do not know exactly what processors it, but one of them can be Snapdragon 820 – the same one that will go to LG. Turning to the RAM, both phone has 4GB of RAM and a minimum of 32 GB of internal memory. Samsung additionally offers a 64-gigs. Both the producers thought about the possibility of extending the drive for external storage – microSD card. An interesting LG is instead detachable, the lower part of the device. Magic Slot will allow us to exchange modules (available optionally). We use, among others, the extension module from the camera (better grip, the zoom knob and an additional 1200 mAh battery), the module HiFi + formed in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen (better audio quality), and others. I also suspect that the offer will be constantly expanded, so our smartphone can live their own lives. With LG linked is still a matter of accessories LG Friends, which are widely read around in the entry of Paul on the launch of LG G5.
From the get a software Android Marshmallow right from the start. Each of the companies prepared their own overlays and expanded photo functionality. More on this post will no longer be the direct, prolonged contact with the two appliances.
Proposal? Conservative Samsung, the innovative LG
LG this time really zaszalało. The introduction of modular design and the new design is the kind of prime minister, which we always want to watch. Of course, to Samsung hard to deny anything – sale now at the moment is guaranteed, and refresh the perfect design already in any case is not a sin.Moreover, it is LG needed revolution, while its competitor could afford to stay at a proven solution. One thing is certain – both phones are certainly worthy of their rivals. To me, however, more meaningful G5. It's something unconventional, something that I treat as a breath of fresh air. Koreans have dared to put a step forward in the segment in which so serious experiments can not go wrong – to congratulate you not only courage, but also an interesting concept. Until I can not wait to G5 will go in my hands.