comscore LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Price, specifications and features compared
News

LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Price, specifications and features compared

LG’s latest flagship smartphone brings top-notch hardware to the table along with modular functionality. But is it enough to beat the rivals?

lg-g5-comparo

LG had announced its latest flagship smartphone, the G5, for the Indian market last week, which went on sale via Flipkart today. While the LG G5 comes with the top-of-the-line specifications, the key highlight of the smartphone is its modular functionality, which allows users to swap out the modules. The LG G5 will take on other flagship smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10. We pitted these smartphones based on their price, specifications and features, and here s how they compare. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S7 update rolling out with January 2020 security patch

Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S7 update rolls out with December 2019 security patch

Price: LG s modular G5 smartphone will set you back by Rs 52,990, and it is available for purchase via Flipkart. The e-commerce site is also offering an exchange bonus of up to Rs 15,000, which further brings down the cost to Rs 37,989. The smartphone will be offered in three different colors gold, silver and titan. Also Read - New Samsung Galaxy S7 software update brings October 2019 security patch

The HTC 10 is also priced at Rs 52,990 and will be available for purchase starting June 5. Samsung s Galaxy S7, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 48,900, which is a good Rs 4,090 cheaper than LG G5 and HTC 10. The Galaxy S7 can be purchased from online and offline retailers.

Design: Being the flagship smartphones, all three manufacturers have heavily focused on the design. To differentiate its smartphone from the crowd, LG has gone ahead with a modular design, something which none of its rival smartphones are offering. It sports a metal back and a removable bottom section. Users can swap out the bottom and replace with different modules called LG Friends’. These modules include options like a camera grip with dedicated shutter release, video and zoom buttons, a battery pack, Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play speakers, LG Rolling Robot, LG 360 CAM and a Rolling Bot, a camera that can roll like a ball to capture photos and videos. However, it is not clear when these would be launched in India. At the moment, we can only see the camera accessory, which is priced at Rs 6,500 on Flipkart.

HTC has continued with its inspiring design with an all metal unibody frame in the HTC 10. The front panel with a 2.5D curved glass and the metal back adds to its aesthetics. Samsung s Galaxy S7, on the other hand, comes with an improved design compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S7 comes with a metal frame along with front and back glass design. The front also has 2.5D curved glass all of which adds to its premium look and feel. The Galaxy S7 is the only smartphone that offers water and dust resistant capabilities.

Display: The LG G5 flaunts a 5.3-inch QHD (2560 1440pixels) IPS display with Daylight mode that can boost its brightness all the way up to 850nits. There is also Always On display that shows time, calendar and notifications even when the screen is off. The Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, along with the similar Always On feature. The HTC 10, on the other hand, flaunts a 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD 5 display, but lacks the Always On feature.

RELATED: Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: The perfect smartphone money can buy

Chipset, RAM and storage: Both the LG G5 and HTC 10 are powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. In India, Samsung has introduced the variant that runs on its Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. On the storage front, all three smartphones come with 32GB onboard storage along with a microSD card slot for further expansion.

Cameras: In the photography department, LG has equipped the G5 with a dual-camera setup at the back a 16-megapixel 78-degree lens and an 8-megapixel 135-degree wide angle lens. With an aperture of f/2.0, PDAF, and LED flash, the camera is also capable of recording 4K videos. For selfie lovers, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera is also present.

ALSO READ Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge camera sensor with dual pixel technology explained in-depth

Samsung s Galaxy S7 sports a new 12-megapixel rear snapper with dual pixel technology. It has an aperture of f/1.7 and features such as PDAF, optical image stabilization and a pixel sensor of 1.4um to ensure good low light performance. Support for 4K video recording and slow motion capture is also present. A front-facing 5-megapixel camera of aperture f/1.7 for selfies and video calling is also present.

For the HTC 10, the Taiwanese company has gone with a 12-UltraPixel rear camera of aperture f/1.8 along with optical image stabilization (OIS), laser auto-focus, and 4K video recording capabilities. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera of aperture f/1.8, which also comes with auto-focus and OIS functionality.

Battery: The LG G5 and HTC 10 are equipped with 2,800mAh and 3,000mAh batteries respectively. Both smartphones also include Qualcomm s Quick Charge 3.0 feature that can charge the battery from 0-50 percent in 30 minutes. The Galaxy S7, on the other hand, sports a 3,000mAh battery with support for fast charging and wireless fast charging.

Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, all three smartphones include the same options -4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS.The Galaxy S7 also includes dual-SIM card slots, something that is missing from the others. And while the Galaxy S7 comes with a popular microUSB port for charging and data transfer, the HTC 10 and LG G5 come with the new USB Type-C port.

Operating system: While all three smartphones run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, they come with respective custom skin running atop. LG has its own custom UI, HTC 10 has a layer of Sense 8 UI whereas Samsung has its TouchWiz UI running on top.

Miscellaneous features: The LG G5 is equipped with a fingerprint scanner at the back for biometric authentication, whereas the Galaxy S7 and HTC 10 have the fingerprint scanners placed on the front, embedded inside the home button.

HTC, on the other hand, has once again worked on the audio chops. While the dual frontal speakers are missing this time around, the earpiece and the bottom has speakers powerful enough to offer loud audio output, HTC says. It is equipped with the new Boomsound Hi-Fi edition speaker with Dolby Audio support. HTC has also worked to deliver 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording capabilities, which it claims to offer much clearer audio capture than standard recording.

On paper, all three smartphones have flagship worthy hardware and unique features targeted towards different audience. Based on the price and our experience with the Galaxy S7, it clearly has an edge over the competition. However, we will reserve our judgment until we have reviewed the HTC 10 and LG G5.

Comparison Table:

Features LG G5 HTC 10 Samsung Galaxy S7
Display 5.3-inch QHD (2560 1440 pixels) 5.2-inch QHD (2560 1440 pixels) 5.1-inch QHD (2560 1440 pixels)
Processor Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 quad-core Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 quad-core Samsung s Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB (expandable) 32GB (expandable) 32GB (expandable)
Rear Camera 16-megapixel 78-degree lens and an 8-megapixel 135-degree wide angle lens 12-UltraPixel camera with dual tone dual LED flash, OIS 12-megapixel camera with dual tone dual LED flash, PDAF, OIS
Front Camera 8-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
Battery 2,800mAh 3,000mAh 3,000mAh
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow wrapped under LG s custom UI Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow wrapped under Sense UI Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow wrapped under TouchWiz UI
Price Rs 52,990 Rs 52,990 Rs 48,900

 

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel. Also follow us on  Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
  • Published Date: June 1, 2016 7:51 PM IST


You Might be Interested

Samsung Galaxy S7

43400

Buy Now
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI
Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core processors
12 MP with f/1.7 lens aperture,Dual Pixel
HTC 10

37990

Buy Now
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense UI
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 ,Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz
12MP (HTC UltraPixel 2 with 1.55m pixel)
LG G5

28750

Buy Now
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with LG’s custom UI
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor
16 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.4), laser autofocus, LED flash

new arrivals in india

Tecno Pova 2
Tecno Pova 2

10,999

Infinix Smart 5A
Infinix Smart 5A

6,499

Micromax In 2b
Micromax In 2b

8,999

Vivo Y72 5G
Vivo Y72 5G

20,990

Tecno Camon 17
Tecno Camon 17

12,999

Tecno Camon 17 Pro
Tecno Camon 17 Pro

16,999

Realme C11 2021
Realme C11 2021

6,999

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G

39,990

Oppo Reno6 5G
Oppo Reno6 5G

29,990

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021

12,499

OnePlus Nord 2
OnePlus Nord 2

27,999

Poco F3 GT
Poco F3 GT

27,999

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

19,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F22
Samsung Galaxy F22

12,499

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

21,999

Infinix Note 10 Pro
Infinix Note 10 Pro

16,999

Infinix Note 10
Infinix Note 10

10,999

Vivo Y73
Vivo Y73

20,990

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G

22,999

iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3

19,990

Realme C25s
Realme C25s

9,999

Poco M3 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

13,999

Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max 5G

26,999

Oppo F19
Oppo F19

18,990

Motorola Moto G40 Fusion
Motorola Moto G40 Fusion

13,999

POCO M2 Reloaded
POCO M2 Reloaded

9,499

OPPO A74 5G
OPPO A74 5G

17,990

Oppo A53s 5G
Oppo A53s 5G

14,990

Vivo V21 5G
Vivo V21 5G

29,990

Realme C25
Realme C25

9,499

Realme C21
Realme C21

7,999

Realme C20
Realme C20

6,799

Motorola Moto G60
Motorola Moto G60

17,999

iQOO 7
iQOO 7

31,990

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

21,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

69,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

39,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11X

29,999

Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Best Sellers