LG sends out questionable G5 vs. Galaxy S7 infographic

The LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 will fight for your attention and money, and LG thinks its handset is the winner. But is it?...
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113 Comments

48. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

...Sincerely, LG messed up with this. 5.3" vs 5.1" is all a matter of choice because its practically not radically different. How many people will actually swap batteries if the one in their phones serves well. Daylight mode is lame because most android phones have what is called auto brightness which is adaptive to weather and environment. 16mp? Well, that will convince those who see m.p counts as superiority, but if that's the case, many Chinese manufacturers have been using better pixels count, but compare the quality with any top manufacturer's less m.p count...

51. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I think it's obvious that this is an ad meant for the masses that THINK they know tech, but really only think how propaganda leads them to. Out of the entire checklist, the only thing that can count as a real advantage is the modular add ons. All the other ones are subject to what a user really needs.

52. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

LG should look back at the horrible display of G3 and pathetic battery life of G4, and then they should really take a closer look at the ugly, ugly back panel of the G5.

53. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Once again, PA writers have trouble grasping the nuances of the English language. Using the word "questionable" in the headline infers that LG's promotion materials are dubious, unreliable, or stretching the truth. It's neither of those. You may believe that LG's angle in promoting its phones' features is poor, but it's certainly not questionable. Another poorly written article; such a disservice to PA's readers.

55. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

It is "questionable marketing" by LG & I fail to see what's wrong with the header of this article. What with your failed attempt to create confusion with semantics?

72. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

@kevin91202 The word "questionable" can have more meanings than those mentioned by you. We used it to suggest that this infographic is open to question or dispute. Please look up the word "questionable" in a dictionary and get back to us, will you?

56. Dodong

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Samsung Galaxy s7 edge all day in fact I already pre-order mine yesterday.

65. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

I can only accept the modular design, removable battery, and water resistance as valid comparisons.

68. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Therefore its 2 for LG and 1 for Samsung, however battery life should add another for Samsung so there is actually no winner in this comparison overall.

71. Bukatorade

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I hate the argument that "most people don't need a removable battery". You hear it all the time. Even if 99% don't use extra batteries, there's still going to be A FEW MILLION people who do. Must be nice to be so rich that you don't care about millions of potential customers.

73. Kevro_86

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I need an IR Blaster, I currently use a Note 4 Developer Device, and was planning on getting Note 6 eventually... but if the morons at Samsung are done with IR Blasters in their flagships, I will either keep my Note 4, or move to the LG V10 sequel, or whichever high end device includes an IR Blaster. WTF Samsung...hundreds of millions of IR Blaster app downloads from the Play Store should tell you something... WAKE UP!

78. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

strange!!!!! Why it seems that PHONE ARENA is on samsung's side??? LOOKS as if they r answering LG G5's questions on sammy's behalf.

84. garciano unregistered

I don't want anybody here to think that PA is biased or trolls with click bait.

85. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

What LG fails to understand is that the formula for success requires the right mix of style and function. The S7 is superior because it has both high style AND high function, functions that are useful to the mainstream. Not only is G5 far less stylish than S7, its "high function" add-on modules are useful only to a minority of geeks. High style hooks customers, mainstream high functions keeps them. G5 has neither.

87. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

The one who made this infographic must be fired..its embarrassing when almost everything if not all is questionable.

92. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Lg should rename their flagship name, just saying!

94. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I'll give the author the camera and screen point, but it's sad that a member of the tech press thinks that the only reason for a removable battery is to swap it out if you run out of power. Other reasons to want a removable battery include: 1. Removing a battery is the fastest way to reboot if you have a troublesome app. 2. Batteries have limited life, and batteries can be damaged by heat. Replacing the battery can restore the original battery life of the phone. 3. If your phone's charging system goes bad, a removable battery will allow you to diagnose that it is the phone's charging system and allow you to limp by until you get a replacement phone. Without that you just have a small brick. 4. Samsung produced some S4s that came with defective batteries that they were replacing under warranty. To check your battery you had to remove it from the phone. 5. Removable batteries mean there are usually non-OEM options for larger batteries. Motorola and now LG have even had some OEM options for larger optional batteries. So yes, a removable battery is an advantage and I'll never by an S6 or S7 because of the inferior design of those products.

98. T-rex unregistered

if i had to carry extra battery packs and camera modules, i would rather go and get myself a DSLR. what's the point of all this. if i am carrying a phone i just need it to be my daily driver and casual shooter. you could instead work on making the basics (even) better. LG is making all these innovations just for the purpose of appearing different, with little practical use

100. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Don't judge any smartphone on any advertisement by the company promising their phone is the best of the best. Every company says their product is the best and the rest is sh*t.

102. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

PA sounds defensive.

103. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Hmmm, This is just a lame marketing stunt probably, honestly its a poor movement from LG marketing team to attack Samsung I'd say, both device gon sell like cake by the end of the day. However, I had bad experience with Samsung products overall, I have HTC m8 + IP6S on me right about now, I still prefer the LG5 over the S7.

106. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

A sign that LG is very nervous about galaxy s7. Fool of an LG.

110. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I don't blame LG, as this is quite certainly aimed for the masses. For us this is laughable, for the everyday joe that goes into an store, because his/her 24 month plan has expired and is looking for his/her next device, with only his/her previous devices as context, this piece of propaganda could be the key to choose a G5 over a S7.
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