Rundown: LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

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So it’s time for you to choose your next phone. LG, HTC, and Samsung all have new flagships for 2016 that are worthy of your consideration. The word “premium” is associated with these three, but each holds unique qualities. With the G5, you’re getting an innovative modular design that has never been implemented for a mainstream device. The Galaxy S7, though, goes back to what you’re familiar with by including a big battery and a microSD card slot within a sleek glass and metal body. Then there’s the the HTC 10, boasting a gorgeous design that masks the beastly internal specifications. It really makes it seem like you just can’t go wrong with any of these.

If you’re finding it difficult to decide which phone is right for you, check out the rundown we put together. It’s a straightforward comparison of the G5, HTC 10, and Galaxy S7.

Hit the break for the rundown.

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 LG G5HTC 10Samsung Galaxy S7
Display5.3-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) IPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 45.2-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super LCD 5 with Corning Gorilla Glass 45.1-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 (64-bit)Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (64-bit)Qualcomm Snapragon 820 or Samsung Exynos 8890 (64-bit)
RAM4GB4GB4GB
Rear Camera16MP + 8MP (wide-angle lens) with laser autofocus, two-tone flash12MP UltraPixel 2 with laster autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS), two-tone LED flash12MP with fast autofocus
Front Camera8MP5MP with optical image stabilization (OIS)5MP
Battery2800mAh (removable)3000mAh (non-removable)3000mAh (non-removable)
ChargingUSB Type-C with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0USB Type-C with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0micro-USB with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
SoundSingle mono speakerHTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition with Dolby AudioSingle mono speaker
SoftwareAndroid 6.0.1 with LG UX 5.0Android 6.0.1 with HTC Sense 8.0Android 6.0.1 with TouchWiz
ConnectivityNFC, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acNFC, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acNFC, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
SensorsAmbient, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyro, barometer, fingerprintAmbient, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyro, magnetic, fingerprintAmbient, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyro, barometer, fingerprint, heart rate
Measurements149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0-9.0mm142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm
Weight159g161g152g

Are you buying the LG G5, HTC 10, or Samsung Galaxy S7?

  • HTC 10 (54%, 68 Votes)
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (21%, 27 Votes)
  • LG G5 (16%, 20 Votes)
  • None of the above (9%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 127

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About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.


  • Paul Brinzei

    I think on the top of S7 one of the wholes is the secondary mic used for noise cancellation, but again I might be wrong.

    • Justin_Herrick

      Yep! Can be for both antennas and a mic for noise cancellation.

      • dawhoda

        one on left is the SD slot hole

  • Eli Sayegh

    I bought the LG G5 because 1) it is the only one of the three to have an IR blaster, 2) it has a dual lens and 3) it is the only one to have a removable battery. Plus, it is modular though not important for me.

    • dawhoda

      yeah wtf I bought the s7 not knowing they did away with the IR Blaster! .I still use my souped up g5 as remote and stuff

  • Mehmet

    G5 has removable battery but that’s about it. It should be considerably cheaper than the others to be considered along with them. Also, HTC. while very nice, now has real buttons that don’t steal screen space and IMHO better looks than Samsung, should have competed with S7edge. You may choose HTC10 over S7 by a small margin but what about S7edge?

    One very important advantage of Samsung S7s for me is the IP68 dust and water resistance rating without any caps – 30 minutes under 1.5 meters water. Boomsound is not really back – a disappointment for HTC. G5 accessories will probably not fit to G6, will be a bad investment however cheap they get. Samsung will not get updates after 2 years, Touchwiz sucks but Super AMOLED screen and camera seems better of the pack.

    For some, as I see in comment, lack of IR blaster can be a deal breaker. TalkAndroid seems to favor the HTC -it clearly shows-, but the truth is you need to choose the one you like most, there is no clear winner here and noone can announce one of them as the winner that fits all. For me, if I were to buy a premium phone, it would be S7edge not just because it has better specs, but ‘Samsung’ is a more premium brand than the others.