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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.

Watch this: Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5

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.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5: A head-to-head comparison (photos)

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

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7 EdgeLG G5
Display size, resolution 5.1-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels5.3-inch, 2,560x1,440 pixels
Pixel density 576ppi534ppi554ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.6x2.7x0.3 in5.9x2.9x0.3 in5.88x2.90x0.30 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 142.4x69.6x7.9 mm150.9x72.6x7.7 mm149.4x73.9x7.7mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.4 oz; 152 g5.5 oz; 157 g5.61 oz; 159 g
Mobile software Android 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera 12-megapixel12-megapixel16-megapixel, 8-megapixel wide
Front-facing camera 5-megapixel5-megapixel8-megapixel
Video capture 4K4K4K
Processor 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapgradon 820 processor2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapgradon 820 processorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
Storage 32GB, 64GB (varies by region)32GB, 64GB (varies by region)32GB
Expandable storage 200GB200GB2TB
Battery 3,000mAh (nonremovable)3,600mAh (nonremovable)2,800mAh (removable)
Fingerprint sensor Home buttonHome buttonHome button
Connector Micro-USBMicro-USBUSB-C
Special features Water-resistantCurved screens, water-resistantPull-out battery, two rear cameras