If you want the latest and greatest Android phone, you’re likely looking at the Samsung Galaxy S7 or LG G5 . Available this spring, both phones sport the highest-end specs and features you could ever want in a smartphone. The big question is, which should you buy? We’re about to make your decision a lot easier with our in-depth comparison between both powerhouses.Spec comparison Samsung Galaxy S7LG G5Size142.4 × 69.6 × 7.9 (mm)149.4 × 73.9 × 7.7 (mm)Weight152 grams159 gramsScreen5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED5.3-inch IPS LCD Quad HD quantumResolution2,560 × 1,440, 577 ppi2,560 × 1,440, 554 ppiAlways On DisplayYesYesOSAndroid 6.0.1, with TouchWizAndroid 6.0.1 with LG UXStorage32GB32GBSD Card SlotMicroSD, up to 200GBMicroSD, up to 2TBProcessorQuad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820RAM4GB4GBConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO, LTE, HSPA+, USB 2.0, NFCWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE, HSPA+, USB … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5: Which Android superstar shines brighter?
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LG announced the K7 and K10 smartphones at the beginning of January, but hinted that more K series phones were on the way. A post on Facebook in mid-January revealed the LG K4, K5, and K8 would join the party sometime this year.Based on the timing, we thought there was a good chance we would see these devices at Mobile World Congress, but LG chose to concentrate on the G5 instead. Now, after the smoke has cleared, the company has gone ahead and officially announced the K5 and K8.As expected, both phones are mid-range models aimed at developing areas. However, they have solid designs with an attractive choice of color options.The K8 is the higher-end of the two with its woven back cover reminiscent of the LG V10. It also has similar rear power and volume controls.It sports a 5-inch display with a resolution of 720p (1,280 x 720 pixels). It’s powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and has 1.5GB (Europe, North America) or 1GB (Latin America) of RAM. The press release … [Read more...] about LG unveils two more K series phones — the K5 and K8 are mid-range with solid designs
When a smartphone is deemed a flagship, it’s expected to have one of the best cameras on the market. In the growing jungle of Android handsets, camera performance is one of the key ways to distinguish who’s got the goods and who doesn’t. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, LG G5, and HTC 10 are all flagships for their respective brands, and each company has taken the camera very seriously, looking to improve it in every possible way. That said, we took all three smartphones on various photography outings to gauge their performance and see who ultimately wins this shootout.There is an irony here in that each of these devices uses a different primary design. Curved glass is the calling card for the Galaxy S7 Edge, metal with a modular design for the G5, and the metal tradition continues for the HTC 10. None of these design treatments affect camera output in any particular way, though it is worth noting that the G5 does have a separately sold camera grip that fits with … [Read more...] about Galaxy S7 Edge vs. LG G5 vs. HTC 10: Which Android phone has the best camera?
LG has officially announced the LG Class in the Korean market earlier today, settling rumors surrounding the mid-range smartphone.The LG Class features a 1,280 x 720 pixel screen, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a MicroSD card with the potential for 2TB of expandable storage. The cameras are the real wow factor on the smartphone, with a 13-megapixel rear sensor and 8-megapixel front facing sensor — perfect for selfies.The design is an interesting turnaround for LG, deciding against the removable back. LG must feel confident that the metallic unibody will resonate well with South Korean buyers, considering the flagship LG G4 still retains the removable back. Some users will undoubtedly be upset by the move to a unibody design, especially because it has a small 2,050mAh battery.Other notable features include 4G LTE support, NFC and the on/off, volume back buttons. Sadly, dual-band, high-speed Wi-Fi AC is not available on … [Read more...] about LG Class is revealed with a surprising unibody design
There are rumors that LG isn’t finished releasing high-end smartphones for 2015. The G4 may occupy the top step in its Android range at the moment, but it could be usurped by a phone currently known as the G4 Pro — a mystery device which may arrive towards the end of the year. Here’s everything we think we know about the G4 Pro so far. Updated on 06-18-2015 by Andy Boxall: Added in rumors regarding an October launch, and a very high-spec cameraG4 spin-off could arrive in OctoberRumors about the G4 Pro began back in March, when LG’s Cho Jun-ho was quoted as saying, “We are planning to release a product that stands above the G Series. It will be launched during the second half of this year.” His words came before the LG G4 was official, but after news began to spread LG had decided not to pursue a G Pro 3 phablet, and concentrate on the G4 instead.Related: Rumors are already starting to spread about the LG G5Subsequently, in mid-May, a Focus … [Read more...] about LG G4 Pro: Rumors of an October launch and a massive 27-megapixel camera spread
From Apple’s press release: The top model, featuring two 2.5 GHz processors, the industry’s fastest front-side bus running at 1.25 GHz per processor, and advanced liquid cooling starts at $2,999. The entry model, featuring dual 1.8 GHz processors, starts at just $1,999. â€œOur professional customers, across many creative and scientific markets, have been impressed with the extraordinary performance of the dual processor Power Mac G5 running Apple’s Unix-based Mac OS X,â€ said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. â€œThis new Power Mac G5 line has dual processors in every model to deliver even higher performance for our pro customers who need it.â€ Powered by the PowerPC G5 processor, the Power Mac G5 utilizes 64-bit processing technology for memory expansion up to 8GB, and advanced 64-bit computation while running existing 32-bit applications natively. The top … [Read more...] about Apple Updates Powermac G5 Lineup
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus are now available to the public after making a big appearance at Mobile World Congress earlier in the year. The new phones, successors to last year’s G4 and G4 Plus, have upheld the series’ core tenet of uncompromising affordability. Motorola has also announced two small upgrades to the G5 and G5 Plus — the G5S and the G5S Plus.You can check out the latest details about the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus below or read our full review.The Moto G5 family is growing, and the G5S Plus is now up for-pre-order. In the U.S., the 32GB and 64GB G5S Plus are available for pre-order for $280 and $350, respectively — though you can get them for $50 off ($230 and $300, respectively) for a limited time. Lenovo says the promotion will run until September 28 and there’s a possibility of an extension. The phones will hit retailers including Best Buy, B&H, Fry’s, Motorola.com, NewEgg, Ting, and Walmart.com on September … [Read more...] about Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Everything you need to know
At the budget end of the Android market, the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus reign supreme. These are great Android smartphones with big displays, good cameras, and decent battery life. We think the G4 Plus is worth the extra $50, but neither of these smartphones is flawless. We’ve been trawling through user forums and comment sections gathering some common Moto G4 problems and trying to find solutions, or at least workarounds.The two phones have almost identical innards, so it’s no surprise that the Moto G4 Plus is suffering from many of the same issues. This troubleshooting guide covers both phones, as does our Moto G4 tips and tricks.Problem: Freezing or restarting by itselfQuite a few people have been experiencing freezes or unexpected reboots, seemingly at random. A couple of our readers asked about this issue, and you can find a discussion of it at the Lenovo forum. Though some report that low battery seems to be a factor. It’s unlikely there’s one … [Read more...] about 10 troublesome Moto G4 problems, and what to do about them
It seems like LG’s year wasn’t as good as the company might have hoped. While the LG G6 was almost universally well-received, that good reception apparently didn’t translate into great sales — making this just another year in a string of rough years for the company.As you might recall, last year it was the LG G5 that was blamed for LG’s lackluster sales, but that was a little more expected considering the fact that many reviewers didn’t like the G5 as much. Before that, the G4’s sales also “fell short of expectations.”Of course, in general LG is doing fine. Smartphones are just one of LG’s businesses, and the company reported in its earnings call that three of its four major business units reported higher revenues this year than last year.It’s not all that surprising that the G6 had some troubles. LG seems to have timed the release of the phone terribly. Because it released the phone in the first quarter of 2017, it was … [Read more...] about Despite stellar reviews, sales disappoint for LG’s G6 smartphone
The LG G4 is LG’s flagship Android phone for 2015, and it’s a worthy successor to the LG G3, with an excellent 16-megapixel camera, Snapdragon 808 processor, and a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen. The phone was revealed at the end of April, and is already on sale around the world. Here’s what you need to know about the G4. Updated on 11-13-2015 by David Curry: Added in the White Gold edition announcement. White Gold Edition announcedV10 launched in the U.S. earlier this month, and we’re already hearing juicy rumors about the G5. However, to draw in some new customers, LG has announced a new white gold edition of the LG G4. It is available in South Korea for $600, where it is targeted at women and younger customers. It is the same device that launched earlier in the year, but with a white finish and gold frame. LG did not say if it would launch the edition in any other regions.Where is the LG G4 available?The LG G4 is available at all four major U.S. … [Read more...] about LG G4 news: White Gold edition announced for South Korea