If you're in need of a new smartphone but are looking for something different than the usual offerings from Apple or Samsung, it's worth checking out LG's latest flagship phone, the modular LG G5, which could fit your style and need.

LG's previous attempts at creating the next best Samsung Galaxy series beater, such as with the Nexus 5X, has met considerable success but it wasn't enough to knock its Korean rival off of its comfortable market lead.

This led LG to try out newer designs that could set its line of smartphones apart from those of the competition, and the LG G5 is the result of the phone maker's gamble. It seems to have worked since the company created quite a buzz when it unveiled the G5 at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Here's a quick look at how the LG G5 fairs against Samsung's newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S7.

Design And Display

While Samsung and LG both struggled to capture smartphone users' imaginations with the design of their earlier handsets, they seem to have learned their lesson with their latest offerings.

The Galaxy S7's design may closely resemble that of the Galaxy S6, but the subtle curves found on its back panel are what truly set it apart from its predecessor. Samsung has done away with faux-leather backside that was earlier seen on the Galaxy S5 and fitted the S7 with high-end metal and glass trimmings.

Meanwhile, G5 comes with a metal unibody design that gives it a sleek and premium look never before seen in other LG handsets. It also retained the rear button placement, which had proven to be useful and convenient to users of previous LG phones.

As far as displays go, the S7 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 1,440 x 2,560 pixel resolution and 576 ppi pixel density, while the G5 has a 5.3-inch IPS LCD screen with a 1,440 x 2,560 pixel resolution and a 554 ppi pixel density.

Hardware And Specifications

The Galaxy S7 is fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or a Samsung Exynos 8890, depending on the region where you'll buy it. It has a 4 GB RAM and a 32 GB or a 64 GB of available storage. It comes equip with the Android Marshmallow operating system.

This smartphone measures in at 5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches.

The LG G5 also makes use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and a 4 GB RAM. Its downside is that it only has 32 GB worth of internal storage. It also sports Android Marshmallow OS.

The G5 is slightly larger than the Galaxy S7, coming in at 5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches.

Special Features

One of the biggest edges the new Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones have on other handsets is that they come in completely water-proof designs, which was achieved by coating the units' ports and components using a protective layer.

The LG G5, however, steals the show when it comes to innovations thanks to its detachable base, which can be fitted with optional update modules that can help enhance the smartphone's audio performance, camera controls and even battery life.

The G5's LG Cam Plus provides users with more options and better grip when using the phone's camera, while the B&O LG Hi-Fi Plus gives it a Hi-Fi DAC accessory capable of producing 32-bit quality sounds.


The Samsung Galaxy S7 costs around $670, while the LG G5, on the other hand, costs around $600 to $700 depending on the carrier.

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