Probably the biggest smartphone launch worth mentioning at MWC 2017 is LG’s latest LG G6, which is an extra-wide screen smartphone with an aspect ratio of 18:9. While Samsung has decided to skip MWC for their Galaxy S8 launch, LG has pushed through with their latest and best smartphone that may help them grab the top position for smartphone king.
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Although Samsung Galaxy Note 7 official announcement is just 2 days away, we were able to try out all of the new software features of Note 7 using a ported ROM for our Galaxy S6.
Now, this is an actual “port” meaning what you see here is identical to what you will see in a real Galaxy Note 7. For this, we install the Note 7 Port ROM called Noble ROM on our rooted Galaxy S6. (You can also get Note 7 Port ROM for Galaxy Note 5 or Note 7 Port ROM for Galaxy S5.)
I didn’t get to attend Samsung’s Galaxy S7 launch event due to my flight being delayed and being stuck in Dublin, Ireland but I did spend a few hours playing with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge today at MWC and yes, that made up for all the trouble.
First, let’s talk about the design. Design on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge hasn’t changed much from last year’s S6 and S6 Edge. In fact, the only difference you can tell with naked eye is the fact that this year’s S7 and S7 Edge both come with curved back instead of being flat. This makes the phones a lot easier to hold and boy, I noticed the difference right away the first time I held it. It’s more ergonomic and naturally allows you to grip the phone. Other than that, you will notice the S7 has barely a camera hump compared to a huge one from last year. There’s also always-on screen just like the LG G5. Those damn Sam Spies at LG paid off.
LG has launched their latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5. This is their 5th iteration of G series smartphones and with their latest version, LG has transformed its phone into a modular with all metal unibody design.
The LG G5 comes with a 5.3-inch quad-HD 1440P display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 gigs of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a micro-SD card slot for expanding storage. There’s also an always-on LCD, that has its own separate power.