5 features that give the LG G5 an advantage over the iPhone 6s

5 features that give the LG G5 an advantage over the iPhone 6s
It's here, folks! LG's radically re-imagined flagship, the G5, stepped away from the design language of its predecessors and arrived in a full metal coat, keeping up with the trends instead of trying to redefine them. All the while, however, it carries a lot of enhanced features, which have evolved naturally from previous top shelf LG smartphones, such as the dual camera concept, the fingerprint scanner / power button on its back, and the always-on display.

Naturally, comparisons will be drawn between LG's new heavy-hitter and competing devices, especially Apple's ever-popular iPhone 6s. Now, which phone is right for a person is usually a pretty subjective thing, but the LG G5 does pack a few features, which are undeniably, objectively better – either as on-paper specs or experience enhancers. We have a list of 5 essential ones – check them out below!

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G5
  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)
iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

beter

6. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

So much beter.

13. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

PA you forgot: Main dual camera 16+8 mpx, Front camera 8 mpx Laser auto-focus Colour spectrum sensor Advanced OIS 75° or 135° Ultra Wide Angle shots IR blaster

2. Unordinary unregistered

I don't know why people think this phone is ugly. If anything is ugly it's the S7 lineup. Boooooorrrrinnnnngggg. I love the look of this phone.

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

If by boring you mean almost flawless, then yes, s7 is boring.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Troll detected.

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

LG G5 looks good!

5. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

People's that say lg g5 is ugly please go and check your eyes LG G5 is the best and much better than Iphone s**tt & samsung s**tt

8. SuperSonicX

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

All you really need is 1 reason: G5 runs android!

14. AlikMalix unregistered

Actually just the opposite: not trolling... But I like all these upgraded features over the iPhone 6s (except the size and looks - but that's subjective). The only thing that would keep me away from this phone is Android - I just prefer iOS (once again, don't rip my head off, it's a subjective preference).

16. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

LOL "don't rip my head off", we're not barbarians u know... If you're not trolling around like mxyz then i can respect your decission. I'm using both iOS & Android (prefer iPad over Android tablet but so little love for the iPhone, again it's subjective isn't it?)

17. AlikMalix unregistered

Well the point of the article was: reasons why lgg5 is better and I agree with most of them - very impressive features. But you have to realize that people own iPhones for iOS and it's features and ecosystem. Stating that android is the reason to own an lgg5 instead of an iPhone makes no sense at least for bigger majority that care about which ecosystem they're on among the features - there are only a few that couldn't care less about which platform they're on - and even for those android or iOS as a item to choose would be irrelevant. But yes, I've noticed that if I do put in a disclaimer such as the one above, the haters are reminded that everything about this stuff is mostly subjective and there's no reason to call anyone sheep.

19. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Or you could just say that iphone has: a. Both OS and processors are 64 bit b. Have a lot of premium apps that are 64 bit optimized. c. Has 3d force touch And could be even more.

20. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Well mostly they called sheep for reason, because they've gone to far worshiping an animate object like it's perfect being while it's subjective. Fan's whose tend to ridicule anyone that have different opinion, despising other user as poor/miserable being, etc. Both Android/iOS fanatic are pretty much the same, Apple Haters, Samsung haters, no one better...

10. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Speaking of technology and features, the G5 is 100 times better than the 6s. Speaking of aesthetics, the G5 is one of the most ugly smartphones of 2016, just like the Nexus 5X

11. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

The most important way the G5 is better is that it's doesn't lock you into the Apple OS and all that entails (e.g paying more than you should for a product that lacks features).

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's subjective to say anybody those things make the G5 better than a iPhone. After all not everyone needs those things. What makes it better if the fact, it's not an iPhone.

15. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I can imagine Google calling lg for next nexus 6p (2016)

18. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Don't know why they act like Active Display is so new and unique? I've had it on my Droid Turbo for well over a year.

21. tx2ma

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Phone size is such a personal thing... as a reviewer how can you say 5.3" or 4.7" is "better"? Depends on the user. For me, I'd never buy an iPhone but I'd love a bit of a smaller 4.7" screen

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