We compare the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge side-by-side

You already know the specs, now see how the two headliner phones match up in real life -- from multiple angles.

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If you're thinking of preordering either the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (or regular Galaxy S7), or the new LG G5, you'd probably want to play with them both before choosing one.

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Since you can't do that until the phones come out in March and April, respectively, I've tried to do the next best thing: showing you the devices side by side in photos and video.

The G5 and S7 Edge are the two most interesting phones of this year's Mobile World Congress show. The G5 because of its spin on a modular phone with a key swappable part, and the S7 Edge because its enhancements to the second menu bar display makes the feature eminently more useful.

But how do the phones really look and feel different from each other when you see them up close? Take the photo tour to find out, and scroll down for a refresher on how the specs stack up.

Specs-off: Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and LG G5

Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge LG G5
Display size, resolution 5.1-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.3-inch, 2,560x1,440 pixels
Pixel density 576ppi 534ppi 554ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.6x2.7x0.3 in 5.9x2.9x0.3 in 5.88x2.90x0.30 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 142.4x69.6x7.9 mm 150.9x72.6x7.7 mm 149.4x73.9x7.7mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.4 oz; 152 g 5.5 oz; 157 g 5.61 oz; 159 g
Mobile software Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera 12-megapixel 12-megapixel 16-megapixel, 8-megapixel wide
Front-facing camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 8-megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K 4K
Processor 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapgradon 820 processor 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapgradon 820 processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
Storage 32GB, 64GB (varies by region) 32GB, 64GB (varies by region) 32GB
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB
Expandable storage 200GB 200GB 2TB
Battery 3,000mAh (nonremovable) 3,600mAh (nonremovable) 2,800mAh (removable)
Fingerprint sensor Home button Home button Home button
Connector Micro-USB Micro-USB USB-C
Special features Water-resistant Curved screens, water-resistant Pull-out battery, two rear cameras
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