HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: specs comparison

HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: specs comparison
The HTC 10 has just made its big debut, and it's the new contender in the Android high-end space. It is coming later than the two big new releases: the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, and will face fierce competition from both of them.

So how does the newer HTC 10 stack up against the Galaxy S7 and G5?

You've already seen the design, so here we'll focus on a cold-blooded specs comparison, one that looks at all these three high profile phones side to side. We compare first the actual sizes and dimensions to see what's the difference in holding these devices in hand, then we look at screen technology, the system chip that powers the whole thing and finally we also explore the specs of the camera and the battery. And while all three phones run on the Snapdragon 820 system chip, there are quite a few other important differences. Take a look right below.

HTC 10 vs LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.3 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
554 ppi
576 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 5
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.13 %
70.15 %
72.30 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
8 megapixels
 

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 9 mm
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 inches (145.9 x 71.9. x 9 mm)
5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Dust; IP 53
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), LG UX UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2800 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
 

Talk time (3G)

27.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 
28.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 
 

Talk time (4G)

27 hours
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Internet use

 
 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
 
55.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
16.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 699
 
$ 699


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24 Comments

1. RichardYarell

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Galaxy s7 just need to pimp slap fake G5 and ugly 10 with the pinky swear finger Definitely no competition put. Samsung win END OF STORY!

15. waqarzec

Posts: 72; Member since: May 09, 2013

Please get lost

18. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

lol this samsung fanboy is in every thread saying the same s**ts

2. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

DXOMark has already tested the HTC 10 and it ties the Galaxy S7 for best smartphone camera. They both have the same overall photo score, but the Galaxy S7 has a slightly better overall video score. I am very happy to see that HTC finally has a really great camera. Even as a Galaxy owner, I am very much rooting for HTC to have a home-run with this phone. http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/HTC-10-camera-overview-A-great-all-rounder-for-stills-and-video http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles

10. FluffyBled unregistered

There's a typo right there :o ... (88+86)/2 = 87 ... still a great score!

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Good find!

23. likha

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

if you read the "Overview: section of the test there is this is sentence "DxOMark score is composed of a two subscores, Photo and Video, with greater weight given to the Photo score in the final evaluation." so it is not (88+86)/2

3. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Great job HTC!

4. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Glad HTC finally got all the elements right! Best screen to body ratio of the three, best UI. Glad I waited and gave HTC one last chance before I bought another android I would have regretted! Welcome back HTC.

5. goingtocanada

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Imagine an HTC phone having all the great stuff plus now, the best camera as well... I ll send my soul to the devil to get hands on this beast.

17. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Just don't use it in the rain ;-)

6. TheDutchGuy unregistered

Thanks Phone Arena for giving this specs comparison, this early. Exactly what I was looking for!

7. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Samsung is smart this year for including water and dust resistance in the S7 line. Imagine if they omitted this, there's nothing to shout about anymore

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

their smart move is to remove water resistance and microSD support on S6.. so they have excuse to bring it back and call it new feature over its sucessor, lol

13. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

But probably due to water resistance the speaker of S7 souds so poor, worse than S6. I ´m really happy HTC did stay with great stereo sound instead of getting water-resistance, cos I don´ t bath with smartphone ;)

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

8. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5: specs Title fixed cause there's no comparison.

11. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

The Best of Android ( but I would also include Sony but they rarely available in the USA) OEM. I hope to see Nokia on soon on this comparison chart when the release an Android flagship

12. jonathonpower7

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

Samsung is smart this year for including water and dust resistance on their S7... at least there's something extra to set them apart from the competition

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

14. srgonu

Posts: 549; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Awesome healthy competition. Consumers win.

16. Corey.32

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 31, 2016

Though the HTC 10 is a good phone, as well as the LG G5 after this comparison I still think that the Samsung Galaxy s7 is going to be the phone of the year with a good battery and its water proof.

19. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

All phones are water proof in a lifeproof case. And for those that don't use. a Case that S7!is only waterproof until it gets dropped and the fragile glass breaks

24. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Glad HTC finally gets back in the game after the M7, but everything seems so equal to the S7 except for waterproofing which tips the balance for me so still have no regrets at getting the S7 instead of waiting. Especially yesterday having to use my S7 in the rain with no problem at all except for the tempered glass screen protector doesn't fit properly on curved screen of standard S7 allowing water under the sides of the protector.

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