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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4: The Sharp End of 2015’s Android Space


Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4: The Sharp End of 2015’s Android Space

Samsung's coming near near Galaxy S6 goes to have scorching festival from LG's G4 - time for a Korean showdown


Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 is just about right here and we now realize for sure that a few prime producers are bringing large new flagship releases to the development (as we anticipated they might). One of those is Samsung, with a miles expected revamp of its Galaxy O flagship; the Galaxy S6. One of Samsung's nearest competitors (actually, as its additionally primarily based in South Korea) is LG. The corporate has for a very long time lived in Samsung's shadow, however in up to date years has in point of fact upped its recreation, profitable so much of lovers with the LG G2 and LG G3.

LG has in fact been lovely in advance approximately the truth that the LG G4 would possibly not be coming to MWC, however it's anticipated to apply quite quickly, with LG anticipated to copy its May release of the LG G3 in 2014 once more this yr for the successor.

How do rumours and leaks of the 2 units examine? Let's in finding out...

Design & Display

Samsung got here beneath a good bit of flak while it introduced the Galaxy S5 as everybody used to be anticipating a vital layout overhaul which did not materialise. More idiot them, you could assume, however in fact this line of idea used to be in part egged-on through statements made through Samsung executives approximately how other the brand new style can be...and it wasn’ we will be able to’t lend a hand however really feel a good bit of blame rests on Samsung’s shoulders right here.

The construct-up situation in advance of the Samsung Galaxy S6’s release is sounding fairly equivalent to this point, we’ve noticed so much of leaks suggesting a considerable layout shift, even a floor-up, again-to-the-drawing-board method, and the implementation of so much-craved top class fabrics. At the similar time, Samsung pros have as soon as once more been pronouncing that the Galaxy S6 can be a big overhaul in phrases of layout and construct. However, it's taking a look just a little much more likely that issues will pan out this time spherical - importantly there at the moment are units in Samsung’s catalogue which do are living as much as this concept of top class layout; particularly Samsung’s Galaxy I-Series (Galaxy Alpha, A7, A3 and A5), which use steel chassis parts and are typically a few of probably the most graceful and subtle we’ve noticed from Sammy up to now.

There’s been moderately a variety of knowledge leaked approximately Samsung’s Galaxy S6 layout, however because the release strategies a few constant options have began to fall into position. Overall it appears as even though the layout is very similar to the Alpha collection, with a steel encompass and a skinny profile. What’s now not transparent is the again panel subject matter, which has been noticed on digital camera taking a look like polycarbonate, but in addition rumoured as glass.

Some compelling proof from leaks indicates the Galaxy S6 will game a 5in show with a QHD solution. As with earlier Samsung Galaxy flagships we think this to be a Super AMOLED show.

At the instant layout is the world the place we unfortunately recognize the least concerning the LG G4. We understand the corporate has long past on report right through an profits name to mention that it's going to differentiate itself from competition - that may suggest that the LG G4 gained’t appear to be the LG G3, as a result of that telephone didn’t glance so other to us. It used to be sharp, then again, with a neat-taking a look commercial layout. Last time LG went for a plastic construct with a detachable again and a fake brushed aluminium texture; there’s expanding force on telephone makers to make use of extra “top class” fabrics, so it’s imaginable we’ll see a transfer with the LG G4. We be expecting the rear-fixed energy and quantity controls to proceed too.

We’ve noticed a few fascinating reviews suggesting the LG G4’s show will in reality reduce from what we noticed aboard the LG G3. Apparently LG needs to go away the 5.5in territory for its LG K Flex 2 product, so we will be able to as an alternative see a nonetheless significant 5.2in touchscreen at the LG G4. The LG G3’s show had one of the narrowest bezels round and we’re hoping this may increasingly proceed aboard the following generation for a trendy taking a look entrance panel. As for the show specifications? Well LG turns out to persistently love to push for the easiest solution imaginable aboard its flagships, so we’re anticipating a whole QHD panel, with a bit of luck this time spherical it’ll get rid of the over the top polishing although.

Hardware Specs

It’s lovely transparent through now that, for no matter what explanation why, Samsung is ditching Qualcomm chips, no less than for the Galaxy S6, after all. Yes, the Galaxy S6 shall be Samsung’s first flagship bought in all places with an Exynos chipset inside of (versus most effective being bought this manner inside of Asia, as with predecessor fashions). Specifically the handset will raise the corporate’s new Exynos 7420 octa-center 64-bit chip, which makes use of ARM’s large.LITTLE Heterogeneous processor structure. However, at the same time as in advance reviews indicated this may well be better off over Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 as a result of the use of 14 nanometre (nm) semiconductors as an alternative of Qualcomm’s 20nm setup, a few analysts consider that a aggregate of leaked benchmarking effects and feedback from Samsung executives approximately chip mass manufacturing, recommend the chip aboard the Galaxy S6 would possibly in reality be a 64-bit tailored successor of the Exynos 5433 with LPDDR4 RAM make stronger. This might imply it's nonetheless a 20nm chipset and despite the fact that it might see progressed efficiency (the benchmarks scored very top, however weren't leaps and boundaries in advance of the Exynos 5433) it will not be any such jump ahead in comparison to what may well be fairly anticipated from 14nm.

So some distance we’ve best noticed one snippet of details about the LG G4’s chip, and unsurprisingly it’s considered packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810; the very CPU LG has already used within the LG P Flex 2. There’s so much to love concerning the Snapdragon 810, you can see our hands-on feature from a recent trip to Qualcomm HQ in San Diego here. Suffice to mention it’s were given so much of top-efficiency capacity, together with flash pix from an Adreno 430 GPU, nevertheless it’s additionally been engineered to be battery pleasant and to run relatively cool (beneath 45 levels celsius). If what’s being stated approximately Samsung’s Exynos the use of 20nm semiconductors is right, then there most probably gained’t be so much distinction in efficiency among those units.

Both telephones are rumoured to hold 3GB of RAM.


We don’t realize a super deal concerning the LG G4’s digital camera, however a couple of leaked main points have proven it to be a 16MP extensive-attitude 16:9 sensor with a most solution of 5312x2988 pixels, that means it will have to be able of spectacular image high quality. On most sensible of this, the use of a Snapdragon 810 chip way there are a few nifty tips LG can probably take merit of, like a 14-bit symbol sign processor and segment locate autofocus. For the LG G3, LG used optical symbol stabilisation (OIS), so would possibly smartly enforce it once more for the successor style.

Samsung is rumoured to be making ready its lengthy-expected 20MP ISOCELL sensors, the corporate’s personal imaging generation. Previously we noticed a 16MP ISOCELL inside of Samsung hardware, however it introduced fairly a whilst in the past that a 20MP version used to be within the pipeline. It’s rumoured that for the Galaxy S6, Samsung may also upload an OIS module. Samsung’s 16MP sensors supplied nice symbol high quality so we’re anticipating spectacular stuff from the 20MP version, whilst the addition of OIS will have to imply it’s even more uncomplicated to get just right effects whether or not you’re a digital camera buff or now not.

Paul Briden 16:28, 20 Feb 2015

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