Last week saw hundreds of thousands of mobile industry professionals, journalists and exhibitors descend upon Barcelona in Spain for the annual extravaganza that is Mobile World Congress. This year saw Samsung and LG vie for the right to say they have the best phone at the moment, and while Samsung has mostly perfected its flagship smartphones from this time last year, LG has pushed the innovation boat out with its new modular concept.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are undoubtedly the hottest topic in tech at the moment, with the Korean OEM bringing back many of the features that customers and journalists alike lamented the company for removing from the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge last year. We’ve already covered the Galaxy S7 in detail during MWC, but what does the tech world think of Samsung’s new lineup?
At the end of the show, Joshua caught up with some of our Android Authority team members – Lanh Nguyen, Kris Carlon and Nirave Gondhia – as well as our special guests – Myriam Joire, Nicole Scott and Chris Velazco – to find out what each of them thought of the new Galaxy S7 lineup. This is unlike any other catch up however, as each person was given no notice and had just 20 seconds to extemporaneously convey their views on the new devices.
While the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are at the forefront of everyone’s mind, the video shows that not everyone agrees with the assumption that they are the smartphones to beat. Which brings us to its chief competitor: is the LG G5 the smartphone the beat?
The G5 is the most radical change to LG’s smartphone line up since the introduction of the first LG G series smartphone several years ago, and like Samsung last year, the company has switched to a more premium metal build. However, unlike its Korean counterpart, the company has stuck to its guns and still offers a removable battery and expandable storage using the unique modular concept.
What did the team and our illustrious friends think of LG’s new smartphone? Again, each person was given no notice and had just 20 seconds to say exactly what they thought.
There’s no denying that the LG G5 has split opinions across the team and beyond, but there’s also no doubt that the concept has potential. For now, the final question that many of you are asking is: which smartphone should you buy?
To help you answer this, above is a series of additional coverage you’ll want to check out and below, you’ll find our exclusive hands on comparison between the two hottest smartphones of this half of the year!
Which smartphone is the right one for you and which smartphone are you going to buy? Let us know your views in the comments below guys, and don’t forget to head over to our Best Android Phones poll and cast your vote there as well! You never know… you might just be able to win one of these smartphones!