LG G5 Beats Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5 at MWC 2016

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LG G5 Beats Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5 at MWC 2016

A number of smartphone manufacturers, much like every year, took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to unveil their latest and greatest smartphones. But it is LG that has attracted most of the appreciation, it appears. The GSMA organisation, which hosts the event, has announced the winners of its annual Global Mobile Awards (2016 Glomo Awards).

The LG G5 was crowned the Best New Mobile Device at this year's event. The G5 was competing against with Samsung's newly launched Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Xiaomi's Mi 5, Sony's Xperia X Performance, and HP's Elite x3.

(Also see: Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 comparison)

The LG G5 not only packs in top-of-the-line hardware specifications, it also offers some innovative features such as dual-camera setup and modular design. A user can enhance the camera or battery capabilities by swapping in a module LG provides.

(Also see: Xiaomi Mi 5 vs HP Elite x3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG G5 comparison)

Xiaomi's Redmi 2, which was launched last year, earned the crown for the Best Low Cost Smartphone (Sub-$100). Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bagged the title for the Best Smartphone of 2015. For tablets, it was Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 which got the top spot, whereas ActivHearts got the first rank in wearable technology category for the year.

Samsung won't be too disappointed, as its Gear S2 smartwatch was found to be the best-connected consumer electronic device. Besides, the display panel on its new smartphones is receiving many praises. The victory montage also saw Google Cardboard as the Best Overall App (Judge's Choice), Quickplay for HOOQ app as the best mobile app for media, film, TV, or video, and Soundcloud as the Best Mobile Music App.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good screen
  • Excellent cameras
  • Fantastic performance
  • Decent battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Modular design
  • Bad
  • Expensive
  • Questionable build quality
  • Only 32GB internal storage
  • Only one optional module currently available
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Rear Camera16-megapixel
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Storage32GB
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Resolution1440x2560 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Easy to hold and handle
  • Unbelievable processing power
  • Phenomenal camera
  • IP68 protection
  • Bad
  • Bloated software
  • Hybrid SIM/microSD slot
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Processor1.6GHz octa-core
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel
RAM4GB
Storage32GB
Battery Capacity3000mAh
OSAndroid 6.0
Resolution1440x2560 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Looks absolutely stunning
  • Record-breaking power
  • Incredible camera
  • IP68 protection
  • Bad
  • Slightly unweildy
  • Hybrid SIM/microSD slot
  • Bloated software
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Processorocta-core
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel
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Storage32GB
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OSAndroid 6.0
Resolution1440x2560 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good design
  • Decent camera quality
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent value-for-money
  • Bad
  • No expandable storage
  • Higher storage variants not available at launch
  • Some unusual UI customisations
  • Flash sale model makes it hard to buy
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ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820
Front Camera4-megapixel
Rear Camera16-megapixel
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
Battery Capacity3000mAh
OSAndroid 6.0
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ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera15-megapixel
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity4150mAh
OSWindows 10 Mobile
Resolution1440x2560 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • LTE support
  • Good screen
  • Great battery life
  • Good build quality and value for money
  • Bad
  • Camera colour accuracy is a bit off
  • Occasional stutters and slowdowns
Display4.70-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 410
Front Camera2-megapixel
Rear Camera8-megapixel
RAM1GB
Storage8GB
Battery Capacity2200mAh
OSAndroid 4.4
Resolution720x1280 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Fantastic performance
  • Unmatched original style
  • Incredible camera
  • Bad
  • No microSD slot
  • Difficult to grip securely
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ProcessorSamsung Exynos 7420
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Rear Camera16-megapixel
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