If you think about it, Samsung and LG are to « blame » for the current dominance of huge-screen handsets. Samsung got the ball rolling with the Note, LG killed off the phone/phablet distinction with the G3.
This year, however, both companies pulled back and their new flagships are smaller than their predecessors: from 5.7″ S6 edge+ to 5.5″ S7 edge, from 5.5″ G4 to 5.3″ LG G5. Their screens have another thing in common too, Always On mode.
The two diverge when it comes to the camera. The G5 has a secondary wide-angle camera while Samsung focused on low-light shooting and ultra-fast focus locks.
The Galaxy S7 edge is not nearly as locked down as the S6 before it. No, you still can’t change the battery, but you get your microSD slot back and water resistance too (IP68).
The LG G5 went all metal and LG used a unique process to hide the unsightly antenna lines. The killer feature, however, is modularity – currently, a camera battery grip (with extra hardware controls) and a hi-fi DAC from Bang & Olufsen give you the option to upgrade your G5 even after purchasing it.
You have until next weekend to vote.