5 important features that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are both expected to have

5 important features that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are both expected to have
So different, and yet somewhat alike - this seems to be a good way to describe the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, both of which will be officially announced late next week, on February 21, at MWC 2016.

The new devices will obviously be different when it comes to design and software (Samsung and LG have their own take on what an Android UI should look like), but they're going to offer plenty of common features - some of which may have something to do with the fact that Samsung and LG are South Korean rivals that always try to best each other.

Based on solid rumors, we made a list of features that users will likely find on both the Galaxy S7 and LG G5. Mind you, we're talking about common features that are new for at least one of these upcoming handsets, so we won't mention the stuff that everyone is expecting (like Quad HD displays - which previous Samsung and LG flagships already had).



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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
Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)

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31 Comments

1. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Innovative

7. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

If LG doesn't mess up.. I can see Samsung loyalists changing pledge to be LG loyalists this year..

13. Aploine

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

In the 4th image there's a 6th feature that S7 won't have. If G5 has it, that is

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

if their battery life beat S7, and their UI get cleaned.. then I'll consider to get G5

27. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Yes the glass back is a drawback.

29. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

What about waterproofing?

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

HTC fanboys turned enbloc to LG fanboys. Waiting for Sammy bashing in 1..2..3...secs

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOLWUT?

5. .KRATOS.

Posts: 436; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Damn with all these leaks nthg to be excited about the unveiling everything is known

22. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Yeah. Though despite all the leaks, PA doesnt know that the S7 wont have a Type C port: all the renders all but confirm it wont be there. Gear VR compatibility is the word.

36. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's more to do with thishttp://www.theverge.com/2016/2/12/10982062/apple-usb-c-cable-replacements-announced There is no way the basic customer who does not use sites like this can deal with type c cables about 98% of them are crap I.e. Customer with a 1plus2 upgrades to the lg G5 and the uses the 1plus cable will blow up there phone

6. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

how is metal design an important feature?

9. Clars123

Posts: 1072; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

"premium" feel in the hand...the reason for the massive change in direction of most ANdroid OEMs...they must please the fruit fanboy reviewers on this front at least

11. TerryTerius unregistered

I think the average human being believes metal is a premium material compared to plastic, in virtually any context. Whether or not that's warranted is a different discussion.

12. Clars123

Posts: 1072; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I personally didn't care about metal or plastic...but you have to admit that the majority of design changes at least from a material choice stand point in the android space has been heavily influenced by criticism from people hooked on Apple's "premium" ideology...the funny thing being that Aluminium is the cheapest metal on earth

15. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Their aluminum is crafted in a different way making it stronger. Your statement is the same as saying "this ship is bad because it's made of cheap wood". It's the way it's crafted not the material itself

17. Clars123

Posts: 1072; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

that was not my point..there are multiple OEMs who use different alloys and incorporate different designs like metal frames,unibodies.etc....my point simply is OEMs are pressured by reviewers to use metal in their phones as clearly demonstrated by the last feature in the slide

18. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm not entirely sure that strictly rests on the shoulders of the reviewers. I'm pretty sure that a large portion of that comes directly from customers themselves. Or more importantly people who may not be customers for that reason.

20. Clars123

Posts: 1072; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

perhaps..but that only makes me question what the next material of choice will be. Or whether or not smartphones will even hold on to the bar form factor for long...that's what made the Note edge, and S6 edge/edge+ compelling devices

37. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The s7 will not use aluminum

19. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I hope we'll see great SD cards comeback this year

21. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

....Apple. "Perhaps it would be nice if all high-end handsets had microSD card slots - although, of course, Apple doesn't seem to think that this is a good idea." Lets look at that again: "although, of course, Apple doesn't seem to think that this is a good idea." And one more time: "...Apple doesn't seem to think that this is a good idea." That last sentence was random as hell.

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Apple just come out of nowhere..

32. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

They're the only high-end manufacturer not giving users flexibility and upgrade possibilities so not completely random.

24. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

samsung seem more bothered about the look of there phones nowdays,but there phones were popular because of the offer of removable battery options,LG seem to have seen that and the best way of gaining buyers to the G5 is to offer the removable battery option,Leather battery covers are a lot better than Glass-which is a finger print magnet,plus on the galaxy s6 models broke to easy,so instead of just holding the phone you had to put your phone in a case to prevent the glass from breaking,Note 4 still the Best Samsung phone made as it offered better features that S6models or Note 5 lost

28. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Last year the LG G4 had a huge advantage over the S6 with all the features Samsung stupidly left out, but this year I can see LG struggling with only(Possibly) a replaceable battery to differentiate from the S7 which will obviously get all the media coverage.

30. Eric38

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

I have a Samsung s5, it is on its last leg, over heating as I type right now, lol. The thing is, let's be honest, it is one of the most functional phones that have come out in the last few years. It has its issues yes, but it has an ir blaster, finger print scanner, SD card, removable battery, and to top it off water proofing. The fact that they have strayed from that fomula is the root of new phones problems and the company that come out with those will win the war, at least among the tecy of us. For these 2 phone the real choice in my opinion is water proof vs removable battery, as I think that based on the leaks I have seen is the biggest difference. I hope that LG had just kept this feature under raps and the decision will become easy, but the hard decision is battery vs waterproof

33. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

I agree, Samsung should bring back the IR-blaster and removable battery.

34. Eric38

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

I also do not really care about the case material, I am going to put a case on it, unless they make it impact resistanthe as well, they should make 2 version, one like the iPhone for the glamour user and one for the functionality, I really with they would also put out it in a nexus stile so I can easily install a custom and boatware free os.

35. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

You mean like what if they made an .... ACTIVE version?

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