LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 Galay S7 Edge
Samsung and LG have fired off the first rounds in the 2016 high-end phone stakes at Mobile World Congress, offering the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and the G5. The phones are very nice, with some features similar under the hood, but with their own unique flavour in design on the outside, as well as on the inside with their software design. The choice is up to you, but we’ve laid out the specs and you can choose your device down below in our snap poll.

LG G5 Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Screen size 5.3-inch 5.1-inch 5.5-inch
Resolution 2,560×1,440 pixels 2,560×1,440 pixels 2,560×1,440 pixels
PPI 554ppi 576ppi 534ppi
Rear Camera 16MP (8MP wide-angle) 12MP
Aperture f/1.8 (main camera), f/2.4 (wide angle) f/1.7
Front Camera 8MP 5MP
Aperture Unknown f/1.7
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Core config Unknown Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual)
Alternate Exynos 8890 Octa core
2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad
64 bit, 14 nm process
Only in some markets
Storage 32GB 32GB, 64GB
Micro SD Yes, 200GB Yes, 200GB
2TB theoretical max
Battery 2,800 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,600 mAh
Removable Yes No
Other features Modular design Water resistance
Wireless charging
Connector USB-C Type 2.0
3.0 compatible
USB 2.0
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, APT-X 4.2 LE, ANT+
NFC Unknown Yes
Sensors Fingerprint
Colour Spectrum
RGB Light
OS Android 6.0
with LG UX 5.0
Android 6.0
with Samsung UX
Android 6.0
with Samsung UX and Edge features
Dimensions 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7-8.6mm
accounts for camera bulge
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
Weight 159 g 152 g 157 g
Colours Silver, Titan (Black), Gold, Pink Black, Gold, Silver
Outright Price Unknown $1,149 outright $1,249 outright
Carriers: Telstra

Ok. We’re through all that, you’ve had a chance to check them out, now it’s down to your personal preference of specs and design. Which will it be? The Samsung Galaxy S7? The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? Or the LG G5? Pick your phone below:

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The list of devices that support wireless charging is shrinking… this saddens me

Luke McMahon

They both have wireless charging.

Philip Clark

G5 does not.

Philip Clark

All I want is the least buggy phone with a close to stock android experience. I upgraded from a Nexus 5 to a Galaxy S6 because the Nexus was surprisingly buggy and I wanted a device that just worked. But the S6 winds me up with the ridiculously delayed android update schedule, touchwiz ui issues (reduced but still there) and regular bugs like persistent keyboard and conflicts with android wear. Neither the G5 or S7 give me confidence they’ll be much better across this criteria, and after my Nexus 5 experience I’m not even confident the 6P will work more… Read more »


nexus6p is rock solid imho, can’t compare it to a nexus5. But it’s too big for single hand use, that’s the main drawback I found.


i just accidentally destroyed my nexus6p 2 days ago- so sort of bitter sweet timing. i’m going to grab a s7. USB c-type is overrated, its big, clunky, you can’t find charger cables anywhere, and who wants to PLUG in a charger ? Just not sure about samsung’s UI though.

Luke McMahon

Touchwiz ui is actually quite nice to use.


Probably waiting for the Xperia X. Not interested in getting Samsung, and based on LGs past performance G5 probably won’t be out until June..

vijay alapati

Lol…..s7 has 4gb…..clearly shows how ausdroid favours lg.
S7 edge is almost same in size compared to g5, even having a bigger screen.

Daniel Tyson

We’ve been up all night, posting most of the day and made a mistake. It’s been fixed.

‘ve had 3 hours sleep in the last 40 hours. If you’ve got something to say about a mistake, please feel free to contact us via the contact form – or social media, we are quite easy to find – and raise it there instead of just jumping to this quite insulting conclusion.


Woah… I did not expect Ausdroid writers to lose the plot over a single internet comment.

Tony Soprano

I’ve seen Daniel do similar things in the past. Big strong moderator of Ausdroid can’t take criticism or a joke from anybody.

Philip Clark

It’s a lot easier to anonymously take cheap shots at the author for a basic mistake than it is to actually volunteer your time and effort to write publicly. Internet trolls gonna troll.

Tony Soprano

It certainly is easier. I’m not complaining. Although simply disagreeing with what someone says does not instantly qualify them as a troll. That word has pretty much lost all of it’s original definition.


Yeah it really looks like you need some sleep and lots of it, preferably before posting any other insulting comments about your readers, he only pointed a stupid mistake. don’t forget that your website wouldn’t worth much without readers. if you don’t want readers to comment on your articles than remove the discuss from your website.


Where’s the insult to Vijay? The reply gives a reason for the mistake and asks for him to contact about the mistake instead of insinuating that Ausdroid is biased. Get off your high horse.

Tony Soprano

Passive aggressive nature of the comment. It’s not hard to spot.


Hey Amit why he couldn’t just write…fixed…no one cares or need to know that he’s been up all night it’s his job!!! And why should anyone bother to contact him personally for a stupid mistake? That’s why the comments section is for!!!! And if anyone is Ponting that he’s biased towards a company so what, have you seen how many people are pointing that the verge is Apple biased? Every single day but you never see their chief editor going off at them because he is mature and can take criticism without getting offended!!!

Daniel Tyson

Hi Iggy. This is actually a hobby. I’ve never been paid a cent for writing almost 5,400 posts for Ausdroid.

You’re right though, I should have moved on, but as you can imagine I was rather tired after doing my day job plus this. Apologies all.


Whoa I take my hat off,I never knew it was a hobby! I understand that you’ve been up all night and do apologize. You’ve gone up a notch in my book


@DanielTyson:disqus Mate, I for one appreciate all that you do on Ausdroid. That is why I support Ausdroid with a donation and keep coming back. Keep up the great work you do.


I didn’t know you volunteer your time Daniel. I heavily depend on Ausdroid as one of the only Aussie sources for Android news, so thank you for your contributions. Keep up the great work


The key point is the price. There’s no point minor bumps in spec if the price is ludicrous. As it is, the probably BoM price is probably pretty similar to last year, but the prices mentioned are not. Its not all due to the exchange rate, these companies are trying to push margins in the face of lower volumes.

I’m quite happy to stick with the Nexus 5 for another year, these offer little of real substance over that. However if I were in the market, I’d be more likely to pay $1000 for an LG G5.


Having cracked the screen on my Nexus 5, I’m now being slightly forced to choose a new handset. Likely to do the same as you’ve suggested: G4 over the new G5, even though I love the initial impressions of the G5.


Doesn’t the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge have 4GB of R.A.M not 3GB??

Ross Gelling

Stupidly waiting to see what HTC will do with the One M10. I’ve owned a S5 and I don’t like Samsung Touchwiz.


touchwiz since S6 onwards has been toned down a lot imo, i was skeptical at first but i dont mind it now (s6 edge) and will get the s7 edge