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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 have a completely different look and feel from one another.

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The S7 Edge (and S7) put the fingerprint reader in the home button. On the G5, you'll find it on the power button, on the phone's rear.

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Although the both run Android 6.0 software, the LG G5 does away with the app tray, laying out shortcut icons on subsequent screens.

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The S7 Edge may have more contoured sides, but the two phones are the same thickness.

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The G5, bottom, makes terrific use of the two camera lenses to seamlessly zoom in and out.

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The glossy and ultrareflective Galaxy S7 Edge (left) gunks up with fingerprints almost instantly.

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The G5, top, uses a Type-C USB port. While that's the next-generation standard,

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The S7 Edge's spines are more visually interesting. LG opted for a fairly uniform look.

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LG and Samsung both make gold shades. The G5's matte finish (right) stands up better to fingerprint scum than the glossy, highly reflective S7 phones.

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Lighting is everything. You can see how the S7 Edge (right) looks more golden in this light.

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The Edge's curves (bottom) contrast with the G5's straighter sides.

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The G5's volume rocker is a single bar, compared to the S7 Edge's separate "up" and "down" buttons.

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You can really see the G5's two camera lenses her (right). Samsung's now signature heart-rate monitor is part of the flash module.

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Both phones have an always-on display. On the Galaxy S7 phones, you can choose among three items to display.

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Check out my live-action comparison in video and be sure to go in depth with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5.

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