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Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5: Which phone won over hardcore Android fans?

Published Feb 22nd, 2016 1:27PM EST
Galaxy S7 Vs LG G5

The two most hotly anticipated Android smartphones of 2016 are now both official. LG took the wraps off of its new LG G5 bright and early on Sunday morning, and Samsung followed closely behind when it unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge soon after.

It goes without saying that these new Android phones outclass anything and everything that has come before them — when’s the last time you saw a flagship Android phone that wasn’t better than its predecessors? With Samsung and LG now set to do battle in the coming months though, the real question is which new flagship phone came out on top.

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Sales numbers are a difficult way to gauge which phone is the winner considering how much bigger Samsung is than its South Korean neighbor. So to answer the question of which company came out on top, we sought to find out which smartphone impressed diehard Android fans most.

As it happens, we didn’t have to do much digging to figure it out.

A post we found in the Android subreddit titled “So Now That The G5 and S7 Have Been Officially Announced, Which Phone Are You Leaning Towards and Why?” had a score of more than 710 at the time of this writing. It also has 680 comments, which is a huge figure.

Anyone and everyone wanted to weigh in on this hot question, and you might be surprised at how close a call it is. There were definitely great arguments on both sides of the fence, which is understandable. The G5 is clearly a more innovative smartphone, but the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge feature a much better camera and a sleeker look.

While a comment calling the LG G5 the winner had the most up-votes at the time of this writing, Android fans calling the Galaxy S7 the winner definitely seem to outnumber G5 supporters by a pretty wide margin.

The full thread might take forever to go through, but you can check out the highlights by following the link down in our source section. You should also be sure to check out our hands-on preview of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, as well as our preview of the LG G5.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.