Anonymous, 29 Apr 2016I never really understood how a sealed phone is pronounced a winner.
Fast charge? It takes ... moreSo you buy a phone and carry a spear battery with you? Where do you keep it?
I for example have the phone + wallet + car key. I don't want to carry another battery + I don't want to charge 2 different batteries during the night.
I own the S7 edge and I don't even use the fast charging (this function is deactivated) --> I just charge the phone during the night and it will last a whole day whatever I do. The battery can work for about 5-6 hours "Screen time on". The LG lasts about 2-3 hours "screen time on".
I believe you are quite wrong and definitely you never owned a phone with a good battery.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2016Sorry LG G5, you are lose...Sorry sammy fanboy. You're the loser here.
Pranay Rayana, 29 Apr 2016No.... I completely disagree with your review in the camera aspect. S7's cam is better than G5... moreBut all i see is G5 camera produce better images and videos. And while in benchmark the exynos was a little better, in real life however the difference was not felt. So i disagree with your opinion.
MHanz, 29 Apr 2016No quantifiable data to support that claim apart from broscience on the Internets. If there we... moreThere is quantifiable data. There is no phone with 1440p lcd and good battery life. Its a far better explanation than blaming it on some random software thing. The main difference was the screen, so the thing to blame is the screen. Unless you have tangible evidence of anything else that was even different that could affect battery life.
No.... I completely disagree with your review in the camera aspect. S7's cam is better than G5 . Focus and lowlight performance is just amazing in S7. G5 had wide angle camera, apart from that it couldn't even come near to galaxy S7. The colours are vibrant in S7. S7 4k video looks quite sharper and coming to real life performance exynos8890 chip is better than SD820. exynos does better in multitasking.
Camera resolution aside, battery endurance of G5 is bad. Very bad.
What a hard fought fight. Gotta give it to Sammy for the display and LG for the cameras. For me it's G5 55 vs S7 45. But everyone has their own preference. Boyb devices are just too good. Good work gsm.
Grey1213, 29 Apr 2016LCD screens can't do well with 1440p apparently. The g2 was their last phone with good battery... moreNo quantifiable data to support that claim apart from broscience on the Internets. If there were some lab data it would be satisfactory. That said 1080p is more than enough for sub 5.5" phones
I never really understood how a sealed phone is pronounced a winner.
Fast charge? It takes 90 minutes to charge a "fast charge" phone , while it's 90 seconds to swap a battery.
So it's not that.
Overall capacity? You can either carry a spare to double your overall capacity if your phone supports battery replacement. Or if you don't like carrying a spare, you can buy a battery of greater capacity for your phone.
So it's not that either.
Longevity of battery?
All batteries lose charge. But it's $20 to buy a new one when after 2 years of use it has lost some of its full charge. But if it's sealed battery, it's at least $60 all the while damaging the structural integrity of the phone.
No matter how you look at it, swappable batteries win, in fact blow out sealed ones. Now how come gsmarena always praises them so much, I don't know. A reviewer should review Pros and Cons, if gsmarena doesn't do so what's the good to a review?
I have similar grudges about performance measuring. Artificial benchmarks tell very little about phone performance. Phones rarely need peak performance (what benchmarks measure), IO performance , Ram size (caching) and OS overhead matter more.
Device a test to measure those, measuring peak performance is so inappropriate for mobile devices, they should only play a very small role in judging the performance of a mobile device (if at all). It's like measuring a car by its max speed, while clearly things like grip, steering and acceleration matter more...
I hope GSM ARENA will take in account those criticisms and become more modern in mobile reviewing, you already lose viewers to other sites that have started measuring phones in more appropriate manners.
Pls gsma, be a good judge if you must be a judge, just tell us the winner in this comparison, simple.
MHanz, 29 Apr 2016It's their pi$s poor software optimization, it seems after LG G2 they have been in a massive b... moreLCD screens can't do well with 1440p apparently. The g2 was their last phone with good battery and it only had 1080p.
G2-USER, 29 Apr 2016Maan, this G5 camera is amazing, sadly that battery endurance is killing me. Cant you do so... moreIt's their pi$s poor software optimization, it seems after LG G2 they have been in a massive brain fade mode. Xiaomi Mi 5 proves you can do a good job with just 3000mAh.
The s7 camera is indisputably better for the average camera enthusiast. Its only once you go beyond that and start zooming in and looking for finer details does it seem weaker. And with the better autofocus it would be easier to use.
The s7 is the definitive phone for the average consumer. The modular of the g5 looks fairly useless even for those its aimed at but removable battery may be nice for some, and some people would prefer the camera on the g5. Pretty much everything else is better on the s7
GSMArena on LG5 and V10 audio:
There are three types of output. Normal mode (which you are testing, so you don't get more volume than necessary for the low impedance/resistance headphones you are connecting). (This protects hearing and preserves battery life). AUX Mode provides more volume from the AMP, and then High mode for high ohm headphones.
My point is, if you connect a 300ohm headphone or 600ohm headphone to the LG5 with the B&O Module, it should be much louder than SGS7. (although I don't know how well amped it is).
I am saying this because when you reviewed the LG V10 you also claimed the V10 is just above average in volume, I think you are just testing 32ohm or lower headphones. You need to connect high ohm headphones to trigger high mode.
You can also improve loudness with a trick. If you have headphones with a removable cable, connect the cable first, (it needs to be without an inlime mic/remote) and then connect it to the headphone, this way you are in AUX mode and the 50 setting will be as loud if not louder than the 65 setting in normal mode.
You are not testing this correctly and are not taking into consideration the capabilities of the amp.