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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5

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Samsung Galaxy S7

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (8.0, 7.0, 6.0)Android (7.0, 6.0)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.61 in x 2.74 in x 0.31 in5.88 in x 2.91 in x 0.29 in
Weight5.36 oz5.61 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof) 
IP certifiedYes (IP68) 
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: metal
FeaturesTouch sensitive control keys 
Keys  
Left sideYesYes
Volume controlVolume control
Right sideYes 
Lock/Unlock key 
Available color optionsBlack, Gold, Silver, Pink, WhiteGold, Gray, Silver, Pink

Display

Physical size 5.1 in5.3 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2560 pixels)Other (1440x2560 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio72.3%70.15%
Colors16 777 21616 777 216
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Processor modelKryo (Quad-core,2200 MHz,64-bit,14nm)Kryo (Quad-core,2200 MHz,64-bit,14nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 530)Yes (Adreno 530)
RAM4 GB4 GB
Memory architectureQuad-channelQuad-channel
TypeLPDDR4LPDDR4
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB
Maximum User Storage24.5 GB22.4 GB
Memory card supportYes (up to 200 GB)Yes (up to 2,000 GB)
Type microSDXC, microSDHC, microSDmicroSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (16 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (LED)
Aperture sizeF1.7F1.8
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26mm 
Camera sensor size1/2.5"1/2.6"
Pixel size1.4μm1.12μm
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Second camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser)
Software FeaturesRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed controlExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (5 megapixels)Yes (8 megapixels)
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Battery

Capacity3000 mAh2800 mAh
TypeLi-ionLi-ion
Wireless chargingOptional 
Battery timesTalk time (3G) : 28 hours / Music playback : 55 hours / Video playback : 16 hoursTalk time: 25 hours / Stand-by time 4G: 15 days (360 hours)
Internet use  
3G11 %01.0f hours 
LTE13%01.0f hours 
Wi-Fi14%01.0f hours 

Multimedia

Screen mirroringDLNA, Wireless screen shareDLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort
Radio Yes (Type: Type: FM)
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm
Additional microphone/sYes (Noise cancellation) 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

Supports HTML, HTML5
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA (800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25 )
DataLTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS, EV-DO
nano-SIMYesYes
HD VoiceYesYes
VoLTEYes 
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), BarometerAccelerometer, Compass
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailYesYes
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Hearing Aid Compatibility YesYes
Hearing Aid Compatibility ratingM4, T3M3, T3

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (4.2)Yes (4.2)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
MIMO 
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
USBYes (USB 2.0)Yes
FeaturesMass storage device, USB OTG, USB chargingMass storage device
Connector type microUSBUSB Type-C (reversible)
Mobile PaymentSamsung Pay 
Charging connectormicroUSBUSB Type-C (reversible)
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS
NavigationYes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYes 
FCC ID valueA3LSMG930F 
FCC ID link link 
Date approvedFeb 12, 2016 
US SAR  
Head0.43 W/kg 
Body1.06 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg 
Wireless Router1.03 W/kg 

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Feb 21, 2016)Yes (Feb 21, 2016)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateMar 11, 2016Mar 31, 2016

Shopping information

MSRP price$699 

US carrier availability

CarrierSprint (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), AT&T (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), T-Mobile (Discontinued (Apr 16, 2018)), Verizon (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), Boost Mobile (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), MetroPCS (Discontinued (Nov 30, 2017)), Virgin Mobile (Discontinued (Mar 09, 2018)), Cricket (Discontinued (Mar 19, 2018)), Tracfone (Available (Dec 06, 2016)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Mar 11, 2016))Verizon (Discontinued (Jul 13, 2017)), AT&T (Discontinued (Apr 16, 2018)), Sprint (Discontinued (Mar 08, 2018)), T-Mobile (Discontinued (Jun 07, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Apr 01, 2016))