South Korean tech major, LG is readying up to launch it’s highly talked about V20 flagship smartphone model. Although the new V20’s is yet to launch, it has already created a huge buzz, as the device boasts of being one of the first models to offer the brand new Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System version straight out of the box. Although not yet available in the market, the all new LG V20 is being compared to the current LG G5 flagship models in terms of novelty and premium capabilities.
Let us take a look at these two smartphone models from LG side by side from whatever we know so far about the LG V20:
Design & Display
The LG V20 will obviously feature a premium design and build quality. Its styling appeal will be very futuristic. It will get a full metal structure and will flaunt steel sides along with a silicone skin on its rear, which should offer real smooth feel and great grip. The V20 will be coming with a dual screen arrangement, which will have a main 5.7 inch QHD IPS display with a 1440 x 2560-pixel screen resolution and a 2.1 inch Always-On ribbon display on top of it which will always show time, notifications and allow quick access to the user’s favorite applications.
The LG G5 on the other hand, is the world's first Modular smartphone and also comes with a premium and unique design language. By attaching a specific module, this phone can be transformed into a professional quality digital camera or a Hi-Fi player. Also, despite having a full metal design, the G5 offers the flexibility of a removable battery, so it can be swapped when depleted with a fully charged unit. This handset flaunts full aluminum construction with a very sleek and sophisticated styling. The G5 comes with a 5.3 inch IPS full HD LCD display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560-pixel and 554ppi along with Corning Gorilla glass v4 to protect it from scratches.
The LG V20 will get powered by two dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors ticking at 2.15 GHz and 1.6 GHz. The chipset will have the support of a great 4 GB of RAM, while Adreno 530 GPU will handle the graphics part. With such a powerful configuration, the V20 will undoubtedly be a monster of a performer. When it comes to OS, as already mentioned the LG V20’s major attraction will be the new Android v7.0 Nougat which it will offer out of the box.
The LG G5 is equipped with a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Octa core chipset that is a combination of a quad-core chipset ticking at 2.1 GHz and another quad-core clocked at 1.5 GHz. The processor is aided by 4 GB of RAM along with Adreno 530 GPU graphic processor. This means the G5 is a top-notch performer one can’t go wrong with. The LG G5 runs on the current latest Android Marshmallow OS.
Camera & Storage
The V20 should be a delight for the photography enthusiasts with its advanced 20 MP primary rear camera along with LED flash, optical image stabilization, autofocus and a whole host of camera features. The smartphone will also offer not one, but two 8 MP secondary front facing snappers that can be used in conjunction for wide angle snaps. So, the selfie or groupie buff will be also immensely cheerful with this device. The device will come with 64 GB of internal memory space that can be increased to up to 256 GB via microSD card.
The LG G5 on the other hand, comes packed with a brilliant 16 MP primary shooter at its rear with features such as autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical Image Stabilization, Optical zoom, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Auto Flash, Laser AF, ISO control, and much more to offer optimum quality pictures. The smartphone makes the selfie lovers super happy with its great 8 MP secondary front camera. The G5 packs in an internal memory of 64 GB which is enough for most users, but in case it’s not enough you can expand it with another 32 GB with a microSD card.
Connectivity & Battery
The upcoming new LG V20 offers all connectivity options imaginable in a flagship smartphone that includes which are 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with A-GPS, hotspot tethering, Glonass, NFC, microUSB 2.0. It offers a fingerprint sensor at its rear and also offers all sorts of other sensors including accelerometer, proximity, light, gyroscope and compass. The smartphone gets its juice from a massive 4,000 mAh li-ion battery.
The LG G5 also offers a host of modern connectivity options such as 4G, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, USB Port, Mobile Hotspot, microUSB Type-C, NFC, USB On-The-Go, etc. The device offers the security of a fingerprint sensor along with other sensors. The smartphone is powered by a potent 2,800 mAh removable battery that provides excellent backup and get charged up in a jiffy with fast charging technology.
Here’s a quick look at the top features of both the LG smartphones:
- Android Nougat OS (LG’s first Nougat device)
- Superb display
- Unique design
- Outstanding performance
- Professional quality cameras
- Impressive battery life
- World’s first modular smartphone
- Sophisticated Design
- Powerful configuration
- Exceptional cameras
- Interchangeable Modules
- Great storage space
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LG is just going to add another feather to its cap with the new LG V20 which is the successor to the flagship model LG V10. It will offer a dual display and dual front cameras to double the appeal along with brilliant configuration and battery life. However, the V20’s primary attraction will be the Android Nougat OS. With such awesome qualities, expect the LG V20 to come with a massive price tag as well.
On the other hand, the LG G5 offers the flexibility of modules, but its built strength might be an issue owing to its detachable bottom design to fix the modules. This high-end phone also offers everything great from powerful specs to wonderful cameras, making it a superb choice. In short, you can’t go wrong with either of the device, if you are eyeing on an LG flagship phone, only you’ll have to wait for the V20 while the G5 is already available in the market.