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LG sends out questionable G5 vs. Galaxy S7 infographic

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LG sends out questionable G5 vs. Galaxy S7 infographic

There's no denying that the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 are two of the hottest smartphones unveiled at MWC 2016. Samsung and LG will go to extra lengths to try and convince customers that what they offer is better than what the competition has. LG already started comparing its new flagship handset to Samsung's Galaxy S7: it sent out an infographic which suggests that the G5 is superior to the S7 for a number of reasons. However, this infographic - seen above - is questionable. Read on to see why.

The first advantages that the G5 has over the Galaxy S7 (according to LG) are the modular design, and the removable battery. Well, OK, these are pluses for folks who like to swap out the battery, or add some extra camera and extra audio capabilities to their phone. However, we must mention that the Galaxy S7 features a 3000 mAh battery - which likely lasts longer on a single charge than the 2800 mAh battery of the G5 (stay tuned for our battery tests to see if we're right on this one).

Next, LG wants us to believe that the G5 is better than the S7 because it has a 16 MP rear camera, instead of just a 12 MP one. We really don't know about that. A 16 MP camera isn't superior to a 12 MP one just because it's got more Megapixels (as you probably already know, Megapixels are far from being everything when it comes to image quality). Sure enough, the dual 16 MP camera of the G5 can shoot wide photos, but Samsung's new 12 MP camera offers bigger pixel size, plus Dual Pixel autofocus. For now, we can't say which of the two cameras is better - but we'll soon compare them in real life to find out!

LG further suggests that the 5.3-inch screen of the G5 is better than the 5.1-inch screen of the Galaxy S7. Just because it's 0.2 inches larger? Many customers still prefer a more compact device, so the fact that the G5 sports a bigger display isn't necessarily an advantage, especially since both screens offer the same pixel resolution (Quad HD - 1440 x 2560 pixels).

LG sends out questionable G5 vs. Galaxy S7 infographic

Next: Daylight Mode - that's just another name for adaptive/automatic brightness, which the Samsung Galaxy S7 obviously also has (mind you, the screens of both handsets are capable of providing a maximum brightness of up to around 850 nits). We don't think there's a real winner here.

Interestingly, the infographic shows that the S7 actually has one advantage over the G5 (dust- and water-resistance), while also mentioning some of the handsets' common features: always on display, and microSD card support.

The bottom line: LG's infographic should not be seen as an objective way to compare the G5 and Galaxy S7. Some customers may think that the LG G5 is better than the Galaxy S7, while others will find Samsung's smartphone to be superior. Just don't judge the two handsets based on this infographic. Because it's flawed.




via: ZDNet

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posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:06 49

1. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Good for them. Hope both of them sell a ton of devices. Hope they take Apple customers. Be together, not same.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:29 13

21. neops (Posts: 285; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Phonearena warns the public. You can't say that the infographic is lying though, can you?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:41 18

25. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


G5 has IR blaster too but I wonder if they kept the FM radio

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 12:28 16

42. cdm283813 (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Surprised they didn't use IR blaster as a plus. Still pissed at Samsung for removing it but I still pick the S7 Edge over the G5.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:59 1

86. kamejoko (Posts: 189; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


nowaday. all model uhd and sudh of samsung. remote don,t use IR, maybe it use bluetooth. because you dont need align with tv when control.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 17:33

114. andrewkb (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Jan 2016)


ir also works for ebay rgb led lights

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 21:12 3

93. sgodsell (Posts: 3224; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I like the IR. However if you order right now the S7, you will get a Gear VR headset included with the S7 for free. I wish LG offered sometime like that as well.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:53 17

30. quintessential (Posts: 62; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)


If Samsung was the one that released the infographic to say LG G5 loses out, I'm very sure Phonearena will have no objections, nor will they ever have to publish an article like this.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 12:17 9

35. insyt (Posts: 49; Member since: 16 Sep 2015)


Yeah flawed like a lot of Phonearena articles.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 13:33 2

50. Good-Is-Better (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Nov 2015)


What ever the case I am getting my S7 edge. maybe by 2018 I will think about what LG has to offer if at all they will still be around by then.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 17:54 1

69. chenski (Posts: 350; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


I thought always on screen is lg feature only?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:23 2

77. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, nope and the Samsung one looks better

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 04:19

105. chenski (Posts: 350; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Thats up to personal taste, i think the lg one is way better

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 12:17 16

36. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Most of those pointed out by LG are meaningless for average user including myself. I don't care about removable battery. I never removed batteries in my Galaxy phones ever so that's something I am not missing. Modular gimmick is nothing more than that for me. I think waterproofing is more important to me. I am almost certain that S7 will outlast LG in battery life.

Also they can keep their crappy 16mp I would take 12mp high quality sensor any day over it.

Is LG this desperate for sales? These infographics are immature to say the least with bogus info. Are they in they hurting now like HTC? Can someone enlighten me?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:13 2

58. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Waterproofing is useless if not covered by warranty from manufacturer.
Samsung dont cover those i had S5 user with water damage and they had to pay to repair or upgrade to a new phone.

I myself had a Sonim XP7 ultra rugged phone and water got in it at least Sonim cover it with warranty.

I also had a Sony Z1 thats got water damage they tested the water seal and found them to be defective so they swapped the phone for free.

So Samsung waterproof not so good and if its fail you loose big time.

modular design permit case maker to make battery case thats directly supply the phone with energy so no conversion lost between the case battery and the phone battery. Samsung S7 will have wireless battery case wich look amazing but wireless wont charge fast enuf if you game at the same time...

Crappy 16 mpix? we shall see how crappy it is. S7 look to beat it in bad lightning but in good lightning the G5 will possibly beat it we shall see.

So relaxe :)

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 08:38

108. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


see my comment 104

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 22:07 2

95. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


You must not keep phones very long if you've never replaced a battery. They start losing life at about 2 years, assuming they don't get damaged by heat or something before then.

Buying a $600+ device that's life is limited by the battery is folly, unless you change phones frequently.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 12:06

112. mitchytan92 (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


I don't know if this is true but I remember reading this last year...
http://bgr.com/2015/04/16/galaxy-s6-battery-replacement-cost-samsung/

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 01:03

101. rsiders (Posts: 851; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


You were doing good until you got to crappy 16mp camera. Samsung may be better but I doubt it. Unedited.
https://flic.kr/p/DvHanP

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 04:17

104. refillable (Posts: 1044; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


That is surely ridiculous to say LG's 16MP as 'crappy'. It is definitely the best if not the best camera out there. Do some research first before spitting out crap. Educate yourself.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 08:32

107. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I am a photographer with many years of DSLR experience so I would hope I know what I am talking about but from what I have seen so far G5 camera image quality is borderline crappy. At least from what I have seen so far. I will wait for DXO or other pros to properly review it before I come to my final judgement but at this time I am not impressed. 12mp is a sweet spot for mobile cameras and it has larger aperture along with other tech it certainly looks much better than other contenders. I wonder about it's OIS. I was really impressed with Mi 5 performance. I was hoping S7 could match it but I doubt it. I am gravitating towards S7 at the moment.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 09:03

109. refillable (Posts: 1044; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Well, I am also a photographer hobbyist, and I hope I understand what I'm talking about. I like to read lens sharpness charts and I often pixel peep on many SLRs and smartphone cameras' RAW files.

I'm actually mostly referring to G4's excellent camera. And when I read your claim "their crappy 16mp" I burst out of confusion thinking "well, no way their 16MPs are crap". If you have stated a clearer statement, I probably wouldn't.

As for the G5, There is no 'real' sample of G5's photos as of now as the phone is still in the pre-production phase. But based on the pictures here:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/First-LG-G5-vs-iPhone-6s-vs-Galaxy-S6-camera-samples-comparison_id78561

I can conclude that it's definitely not borderline crappy. I know it's not as good as the G4 samples, let alone my expectations but it's definitely not crappy, by common photography knowledge.

So yes, maybe my post was a little bit rude at first as I was skimming your comment, apologises for that, but yeah, just to clarify my statement.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:06

111. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


perhaps I jumped the gun myself. I have not seen the proper samples yet. The ones I have seen I was deeply disappointed. But I have to admit the results from V10 are pretty stellar so there may be some hope. I will wait and see. Personally I still prefer what S7 achieved with their camera and I would gladly take 12 vs 16 if the sensor size is comparable common knowledge would tell one that 12 would be better from the image quality standpoint. To me low light and image quality along with fast shooter are bare necessities in smartphone world.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 21:56

113. refillable (Posts: 1044; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Which samples makes you deeply disappointed? Check my PA link, I was disappointed too but I would never judge them as 'crap'.

I don't know where did you get the fact that 12MP would always be better than 16MP in the same sensor size, as that is pretty much not true for most cases. But If what I'm seeing is right, I am amazed by S7's low light shots. I'm quite positive it'll pretty much beat the G5 if there were no improvements at all with the G5 from the G4.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 14:05 6

54. QWERTYphone (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


How come no one is "questioning" that Samsung BLATANTLY LIED when the S6 was released and said they could not combine a MicroSD with UFS memory ????

PhoneArena needs to stop being Samsung fan bois and get off their nuts.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:14 5

59. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


They did not lie...

The Exynos in the S6 and note 5 has a cheap memory controller thats slowdown when both are used at the same time.

SD820 dont have such issue ( even SD810 supported both at the same time )

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:40 4

64. willard12 (Posts: 1528; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Really? They blatant lied? What was their quote on that?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:16

76. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


yes it cant.. you also cant raid0 mechanical HDD with SSD, and hope it perform with SSD speed, right?
but in this case, u can use both together.. side by side (but you cant adopt that microSD)

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 18:59

74. AZNHA (unregistered)


yeeaa android tagline

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:07 29

2. jellmoo (Posts: 1486; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


WHAT?!? LG isn't going to provide a subjective bit of advertising and chooses to use cherry picked items in order to make their device seem better? The nerve!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:23 3

11. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 762; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


true. this info graphic is questionable or not. I have my own questions from LG. Will LG release capacitive button module to replace onscreen buttons? Why there are no additional camera flash on camera module?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:57 4

32. Jairus24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


"Why there are no additional camera flash on the camera module?"

I've been asking Samsung the same question since Apple introduced the dual tone flash. Not on the camera module though, I'm pretty sure I don't like a flash, flashing on the module itself, LOL

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:27

79. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


They added the front cam flash fro. The 6s if that helps

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 13:06 2

46. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


what about a module with powerful dual speakers?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:16 2

60. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I see this modular design as very usefull..

Gaming controler case with dual speaker with analogue stick ect would be crazy!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:10 21

3. KillTheKardashians (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


embarrassing

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:12 24

4. bur60 (Posts: 832; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Lg is kinda losing my respect with this... I admired them more than any other company but this is soooo lame.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:26 6

14. soldier820 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


buuuhuuu big deal, Get over it

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 20:38

89. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


So desperate.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:12 10

5. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 281; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


I was planning to buy LG G5 but after reading this,,,, i swear I'll buy S7 Edge

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:20 13

8. jellmoo (Posts: 1486; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Out of curiosity, why is this the thing that affects your decision? It's just a bunch of cherry picked facts to make their device look better. It's dumb, but I'm not sure what the big surprise is here...

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:26 8

16. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 281; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Such infographic just proves how dumb they are and how they have nothing to prove that there phone is better, is 16mp better than 12? That's alone just proved how thier camera will suck. I can feel the weakness in them trying to shift the eyes away from the s7

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:44 11

26. Unordinary (Posts: 1162; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


BHUT MOAR MEGAR PICKCELLS EQWELLS BETTUR CAMURUH!!!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 12:00 7

34. Jairus24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


Changing decision suddenly over a childish matter also proves how narrow minded a person are.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:27 8

18. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 762; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


It's really dumb. Why to be so much hyper sensitive over a marketing stunt?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:21 1

9. kamejoko (Posts: 189; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


me too.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:46 8

27. A.to.Z (Posts: 43; Member since: 31 Dec 2015)


Samsung also did it scroll down till you read this title "Not All Smartphones Are Created Equal"
http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/galaxy-s-6-features-and-specs/

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:08 1

75. phichart (Posts: 246; Member since: 03 May 2014)


and LG's battery life always Super Suck except G2.... this G5 battery will be fail again!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:30 1

82. garciano (unregistered)


just go sit in the corner and cry why don't you!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:16 14

6. cezarepc (Posts: 714; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Can't believe they let that infographic get out.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:18 8

7. MisterQ (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


The .2" bigger screen is moot point since LG has on screen buttons so the real screen space ends up being the same, in a much larger body. S7 is more compact

I don't think the G5 is going in the right direction. G4 was a much more appealing phone

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:28 5

20. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 762; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


I hope someone will release capacitive button module for G5. Not a fan of onscreen buttons

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 12:21 1

39. igorb81 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


exactly my point. And they can't compete with S7 camera from what I have seen so far. RIP G5. G4 was a lot more appealing this G5 childish direction is bothersome to say the least. I had some respect for LG but lost all of it lately.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:30

81. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


What you on about, it can not even come close to the G4 cam, it's got nothing on the s7

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:21 1

10. CrossMKD (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


I was wondering if u LG or other companies fans LG made similar model to G4...will be ure comment be like: ``OMG its same as G4..nothing special`` .... G5 Is unique and i dont like it... I LOVE IT..+ for the brand+performance+price > better then Samsung !

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 22:43

96. phichart (Posts: 246; Member since: 03 May 2014)


not where near... ugly design and poor battery life for sure...

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:25 3

12. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


LG is trying too hard...this is extremely classless...it doesn't help that the G5 is also going on sale more than a week after the S7 and S7 edge are available..If i were them I would market what makes the G5 special while making sure that they have all the modules available at launch to really market the slot feature

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:17 2

61. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Samsung did the same kind of stunt in the past...

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 16:51

67. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


but I expect such marketing BS from Samsung..as Apple's main competitor and the OEM the press likes to dig at the most I've seen some pretty lame moves from them constantly..LG doesn't have the same level of brand recognition

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:26 9

13. Landon (Posts: 394; Member since: 07 May 2015)


For how bad this infographic is, I wouldn't be surprised if it was fanboy made.

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