V20 LG and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Front: Multimedia Experience Vs Productivity

If we talk about rivalries in the tech sector, LG and Samsung is probably the most obvious, not only because their catalogues cover the same types of products, besides the two brands are originating in South Korea and that proximity leads to a more fierce competition if possible.

The latest release of LG is the LG V20, a phablet with 5.7 inch that opts for height specifications as processor Snapdragon 820 dual camera or secondary screen. And if there is another phablet in the market that can be measured that is without a doubt the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. We face both of them grandullones of Samsung and LG..

Value added: the key to differentiation

Both the proposal of LG and Samsung Note are a technically similar. The similarities begin on the screen, specifically the size (5.7 inches) and the resolution (QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels). However, There are important nuances that separate them and go beyond the specifications, that is why we talk about added value.

Samsung difference your phablet with a panel Super AMOLED which is curved on both sides and it adds some extra functions like access to contacts or most used apps, although its role is mainly aesthetic.

What really is an improvement from the practical point of view is the Pen S, the included pen allows you to write Freehand and run quite a few additional tools such as Air Command, which is now also able to translate texts and enlarge an area of the screen as if it were a magnifying glass. Is this accessory what difference to Note 7 of the rest of tablets and makes it one more focused productivity tool.

LG does the same with which is the most outstanding feature of its new model: the dual screen. It is not to take a screen in the back or anything like that, but that LG placed an additional band just above the main screen which has a spirit similar to the screen edge, but is always visible.

To be clear, the secondary screen is a kind of extension of the notification bar where can you view the received alerts or add shortcuts to the most commonly used apps. In addition, LG bet strong sound with a 32-bit Quad DAC chip, but to make the most will have to dip into a headset of quality.

…also in the design

We must not lose sight of the design, an aspect that increasingly takes on more importance, especially in Terminal top as it is the case of the two models that we are dealing with and here also noticed major differences.

Samsung continues to maintain the design of metal and glass that we met with the S6 year passed, but improved and not only from an aesthetic point of view, also of resistance. Note 7 can be dipped in water without suffering any damage, while the LG V20 with a chassis that combines metal and silicone, with a certificate of resistance military to prevent damage before an unexpected fall.

The option to remove the battery is another aspect in which LG and Samsung have discrepancies. Samsung bets on a design block that does not leave us to access the inside of the mobile, while LG bets on a removable rear that gives us the option of replacing the battery If it is necessary. What they do not find in this case are the LG & Friends which arose with the LG G5, a concept of modular accessories which is not over curdling.

The war for the specifications

Today, If you want to compete in the high-end it is necessary to have a technical profile height, and in the case of the LG V20 and Note 7 both comply with this requirement. In fact, if you look at points like the RAM or the processor we see that both models are at a similar level.

The V20 LG takes Android 7.0 chest Nougat and its new features, although here we hope that Note 7 is put at the same height, although at the moment there is no date for the update.

Cameras are another key point and here the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 play with advantage count with the Chamber met for the S7 and which has been one of the best valued year. For his part, LG repeats the concept that we saw with the LG G5 and mounted a dual camera on the back It predicts good results, but we will have to wait for tests to see if it is up to.

We close with the comparison table to see the main differences between the new LG and Samsung, two very capable phablets however committed by different concepts.


LG V20


DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm 174 gr 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm169 gr
SCREEN IPS Quantum of 5.7 inchesResolution QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 516 pppSecondary display IPS Quantum of 160 x 1,040 pixels Super AMOLED dual-edge of 5.7 inchesResolution QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 516 ppp
PROCESSOR Snapdragon 820 quad – core Kryo 2.5/1.6 GHzGPU Adreno 530 Exynos 8890 octa – core Mongoose+Cortex A53 2.3/1.6 GHzMali T880 MP12Snapdragon 820 quad – core Kryo 2.5/1.6 GHzGPU Adreno 530
MEMORY 32/64 GB + MicroSD 256 GB 64 GB + MicroSD 256 GB
SOFTWARE 7.0 Android Nougat Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
CAMERAS Dual camera with focus hybrid (laser, phase and contrast detection) and 4K videos: 16 MP, normal lens (75 °) f/1.8, OIS + 8 MP, angular lens (135 °) f/2.4Front: 5 MP, angle (120 °) f/1.9 lens Camera 12MP sensor 1/2.5 “, lens f/1.7, OIS, approach for detection of phase, 4K videosFront: 5 MP, f/1.7 lens
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Audio: Chip Hi-Fi Quad 32-bit DAC with ESS, HD audio recorder technologySecond screen: notifications, quick access apps.Resistance with certificate MIL-STD – 810GSecurity: fingerprint sensor. S Pen with Air Command, magnifying glass, translator and Smart SelectWaterproof IP68Security: fingerprint sensor + scanner of iris, Samsung KNOX
CONNECTIVITY Cat 12 LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB-C LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, ANT +, GPS, NFC, USB-C
BATTERY 3200 mAh (removable) 3500 mAh with quick charge