LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus -The Hardware Contest
The new year of smartphones is upon us. We’ve been anticipating the new Android flagship lineup for 2016 for a few months now and we’ve finally been treated with two brand new, sparkling device ranges from Samsung and LG.
Firstly, LG has redesigned its flagship device completely with the LG G5 - the device features a new modular design feature and the overall form factor has changed.
The second device looks rather familiar on the outside, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 has plenty of new features on the interior and in the software.
In this article we talk about the exclusive differences between each two devices in the hardware department, as well as comparing it to the Apple iPhone 6S Plus.
So let’s get into the nitty gritty details!
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is running Android 6.0 and has a 5.1 inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. This is on par with most other Android flagships in 2016 but it still puts it ahead of the current iPhone crowd. The Galaxy S7 has a primary 12 megapixel camera with an f/1.7 aperture lens that can produce some rather spectacular results.
On top of great photo quality, the S7 can snap up to 4K video footage. The front facing camera on the Galaxy S7 has a 5 megapixel camera, something that Samsung has been using for a couple of years. Now we've talked about the actual device, let's move onto the real dirty details! Need to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S7? Please just visit here!
The Samsung Galaxy S7 uses the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chipset, which as you can imagine is miles better than the previous Exynos 7420. Piled with four powerful cores and the Mali T880 GPU, we think the Galaxy S7 has the chance to be the top performing device in 2016, although we'll have to wait for more benchmark results to see how it stands against the LG G5.
The Galaxy S7 also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, however microSD card expansion is available. The final piece of the puzzle for the Galaxy S7 specs is the 3,000mAh battery.
Next up let’s talk about the LG G5. The first huge thing about the G5 is it’s new Magic Slot - with this owners can replace modular parts of the LG G5 for situational upgrades. A physical camera grip is available, alongside a battery extension and we’d hope to see more modular pieces being released soon.
The LG G5 has a smaller display than the Galaxy S7 but it still sits in at a rather large 5.3 inches. As expected the G5 does have a 1440 x 2560 resolution display so it’s clear LG are happy to stick with the trends they set themselves with the LG G3.
The camera on the LG G5 is very interesting - the back of the device features two cameras - one is the standard 16 megapixel camera for normal images and the second is an 8 megapixel camera that can be combined with the other snapper to create inspiring wide angle views. Do you need code to unlock your LG G5? Just read the full instructions here!
This is a first for smartphone camera technology and we see it being used a lot in the future. The front facing cam on the LG G5 has a 5 megapixel sensor.
Moving on to the interior specs, the main power pusher is the Snapdragon 820 SoC. We think that the 820 has a lot up it’s sleeve and it’s the only current competitor to the Exynos 8890 from Samsung. The G5 also features 4GB of RAM but internal storage is limited to 32GB. Fortunately there is support for microSD storage too.
The battery capacity of the G5 has actually had a bit of a downgrade - now at 2,800 mAh it is smaller than the Galaxy competition for the first time in history. However, the G5 battery is the only one that can be removed and replaced with a larger battery capacity via the modular Magic Slot.
iPhone 6S Plus
So what about the iPhone 6S Plus? Well, this device is the wildcard here and there are some areas that are hard to compare when looking at solid numbers. However, we’ll be focusing on the overall performance of each of the iPhone 6S Plus’ components so that we can compare against the Android counterparts.
The iPhone 6S Plus is actually the largest device of the three. (shocker for an iPhone, right?) At 5.5 inches it creeps it’s way above the other devices. The only downside to the display is that whilst it looks great, it only has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, which is a lot lower than the 2K panels on the two Android phones.
The iPhone 6S Plus has a 12 megapixel primary camera which can produce some exceptional photo results. Despite being released in 2015, the 6S Plus can also shoot 4K video footage. The secondary camera has a 5 megapixel sensor but without any other fancy technology it sits in synchronicity with the Galaxy S7.
When it comes to CPUs, LG G5 has a quad core, the S7 has an Octa Core and the Apple iPhone 6S Plus has a dual core. Without a proper inspection, it would be easy to assume that the Apple iPhone 6S Plus gets blown out of the water by the Android phones. We believe that the Android chipsets are better than the dual core Apple A9 CPU, but with that being said, the A9 easily performs as well as all other 2015 Android chipsets so we can’t wait to see what Apple does with their 2016 hardware.
2GB of RAM on the iPhone 6S Plus is a great upgrade from it’s predecessors but it still is a little lagging behind the 4GB in the Android devices. You can unlock your iphone 6S plus here!
The iPhone 6S Plus can have up to 128GB of internal storage but as a trade off there are no microSD card slots. The iPhone 6S Plus has the smallest battery of the three at 2,750mAh, but the average performance is actually in line with the LG G5.
So there we have it - which of these three devices interests you the most?
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