If you have an under-powered creaking at the seams slow to respond mobile phone, it is highly likely that you have considered upgrading! If however, like many you are stumped when it comes to deciding which handset to choose from the literally hundreds that are available, you should continue reading.
In this article I am going to pit the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge against the LG G5, iPhone 6S and the HTC 10, in what would can only be considered to be the BIGGEST!!! Smartphone showdown of all time……
So here is what I am going to do, to start with I will briefly provide an overview of each handset. Followed by a comparison of the specifications that the majority of commenters have asked ValueWalk about. And then finally I will choose what I think is the clear winner of this smartphone showdown.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
If you are looking to bypass the Galaxy S7 so therefore have this handset in mind, you should know that with a premium handset comes a premium price tag. Some online retailers have been able to whittle the difference down towards £100 / $70.
For this bigger price tag you get a larger 5.5-inch display and the curved edge display, which many critics are considering to be a gimmick, oh and the handset is 2mm thinner. However, I feel that gain is negated thanks to the S7 Edge being a little heavier than its predecessor.
LG have in my opinion created something a little special in the G5, not only does it have an amazing QHD display, but also a rear fingerprint scanner! I know what you’re thinking…. but hold-on there’s more to it than that! Can you remember all the noise a while back being made about modular handsets?
They are handsets for which you can detach parts and add new parts to! The LG G5 is one of them and with it LG have decided to get in early on what could be the next revolution in mobile technology. A simple press of a button on the G5’s bottom corner and it hind end detaches and allows you to upgrade with a new part.
In smartphone terms the iPhone 6S is the elder statesmen of this super group of handsets having been launched eight months ago. However, thanks to features like 3D touch, which has huge support from Apple developers it continues to enable Apple to add new abilities to the handset.
If you’re an Apple fan you already know all about this handset with its great build quality and extremely stable operating system iOS.
Recent updates in battery efficiency have given this handset a new lease of life and it is this and 3D touch which help to keep it among the big hitters of today’s top end smartphones.
With the HTC 10, the Taiwanese manufacturer has decided to give its top level handsets a reboot. Currently, it is only available to preorder and should become available to buy sometime in May.
Packed with a host of new features, which includes what reviewers are calling the Ultra-pixel2 camera and a huge 4GB of RAM this device is yet to be fully hands-on reviewed by the general public. However, I think it will be the plaster that HTC has needed since the One M9 bombed last year.
FlagShip Handset Specs Compared
Check out the comparison table below, for a brief overview of how each handset compares in display size, processor speed, storage and more!
Which One Comes Out on Top?
Believe me when I say this was a really close contest, after all they’re all the best each manufacturer has to offer. Each has its own merits, from screen size to battery efficiency, but for me there is only one winner and that is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
With the S7 Edge Samsung has managed to keep the quality design and feel of the previous S7 model, yet tweak the S7 Edge just enough so that is stands out from the others. In not only design and how it feels in the hand, but also to with the useful extra that are increased space for pics and music thanks to a return to SD card storage and last but not least the inclusion of a water resistant body.
Overall this all adds up to one truly amazing handset, that maybe a little too smooth almost like a piece of jewellery which you are too afraid to put down.