The LG G5 is hot out of the oven, and it really brings a lot of excitement to an industry that has been a bit stale lately. The modular body of LG's G5 shows that one can have a metal unibody and a removable battery at the same time. A commendable design feat indeed!But the expansion module aside, how does the G5 stack up against two other notable Android warriors - the beautifully-crafted Galaxy S6 and the gorgeous Nexus 6P? As we were quite intrigued by this, we devised a brief specs comparison that will show us who's boss... at least on paper, that is!Check it out below: Design OSAndroid (7.0, 6.0), LG UX UIAndroid (7.0, 6.0, 5.1, 5.0), Samsung TouchWiz UIAndroid (8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0, 6.0) Dimensions5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm)5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm) Weight5.61 oz (159 g)the average is 5.6 oz (159 g)4.87 oz … [Read more...] about LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Google Nexus 6P: specs comparison
IntroductionAlthough both the LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Round have been around for a long while, it was really Samsung's surprise announcement of the innovative Galaxy Note Edge to get the public's attention to curved screen devices. With bendable OLED screen technology finally ready to go and kick-start a revolution in product design, we're confident that we'll be seeing more and more smartphones getting their screens - and entire bodies - bent into seemingly unnatural shapes. Behold - we're barely five days into 2015, just a few months after the Note Edge's announcement - and we already have another curved screen device from a major vendor - the LG G Flex 2. The two are totally unalike, yet they have more in common than you might think. Let's put the two together through our in-depth specs comparison!DesignThe LG G Flex 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge are two different examples of the many different design possibilities a flexible OLED display presents to product engineers. But … [Read more...] about LG G Flex 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: in-depth specs comparison
One of the most underreported smartphone specifications is the speed of the internal NAND storage. This, however, remains a key factor for a smooth, stutter-free performance on Android, and this became painfully obvious a couple of years ago when the slow internal storage of the original Nexus 7 tablet and the lack of TRIM support caused huge bottlenecks. The end result was many unhappy users that felt their device was too slow for comfortable use.Following Android versions starting with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean added software fixes, but hardware is also an important part of the speed of a phone’s internal storage.In order to have a perfectly smooth experience on Android, the IO performance is key, and today we take a look at the most popular Android flagships and how they compare in terms of NAND performance. We've used the awesome AndroBench tool, a free app on the Google Play store.We test sequential and random speedsTesting is divided in two categories: sequential speeds and … [Read more...] about Android storage speed comparison: which phone has the fastest IO performance?
Did you know that our size comparison tool made its debut all the way back in 2007? Back then, it had no analogue – at least not one that offered actual phone images instead of rectangular boxes that only approximated a device's size. Some 7 years later, this tool is still as handy as ever. Are you making full use of it, though? Chances are, if you're a PhoneArena regular, you'll know about the extras the tool offers, but not necessarily if you only occasionally call on it. Today, we'll be showing you all that it offers so that you can make the most out of it.Calibration Probably the most important part of our size comparison tool is the calibration step. You don't need to do it, per se, but if you do, you'll be looking at 100% representative, up-to-scale device dimensions on your monitor. In simpler words, any given device will be as big in real life as it appears on your monitor (whatever the display size or resolution). To calibrate your monitor, you'll … [Read more...] about How to make full use of our phone size comparison tool
LG's new G5 is here, and apart from the head-turning specs, the phone also brings some changes in the UI department. Indeed, the software of the new flagship has been tweaked, just as it's fitting for such a high-tier smartphone. So, in case you're eager to see what has changed and what hasn't, worry not, we got you covered! Head to the gallery below and see for yourself how LG has spiced things up!First of all, there is no app drawer on the G5, which is a feature that is rumored to become a standard this year with the arrival of Android N. Well, LG seems to be ahead of the curve this time around! Another thing that's notable here is that LG now puts it faith into iconography with slightly curved edges, which is a stark departure from last year's 90-degree angles that could be spotted on all G4 stock icons. Additionally, the color scheme has been changed from pastely hues to predominantly white ones. Yes, white is now the dominant color in the quick settings/notification tray and … [Read more...] about LG G5 vs LG G4 UI comparison: same old, same old… or not?