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Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A vs LG G5 VS987

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A vs LG G5 VS987 phones. Which is the best phone?

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Compare LG G5 X08Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
LG G5 VS987
5.3"
IPS

1440x2560

16
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is LG G5 VS987

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!


08 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A
Galaxy S5 SM-G900AvsG5 VS987
 10%10%
+Lighter
145 grams (5.08 ounces)vs159 grams (5.57 ounces)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
TemperaturevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
HumidityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Micro-B USB - MHL-2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Waterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

17 Advantages LG G5 VS987
G5 VS987vsGalaxy S5 SM-G900A
 1%1%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4vs2GB LPDDR3
 120%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (22GB user available)vs16GB (10GB user available)
 15 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 2TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 5%5%
+Thinner
7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
 78%78%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2560 pixelsvs1080x1920 pixels
 28%28%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
554 PPIvs432 PPI
 4%4%
+Larger screen
5.3"vs5.1"
 50%50%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 16MP + 8MPvs(back) 16MP
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS (3-axis): Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
 22%22%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.8 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8MPvs(front) 2.1MP
Advantage
+Android 7.0 Nougat is newer and safer
Android 7.0 NougatvsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FM with RDSvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.2 version A2DPvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorvsMicroUSB 3.0

31 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF: laser detection autofocus
HDR photo/video only main camera
1/2.6" inches
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
2800 mAh
Li-Ion (Removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNA
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Gorilla Glass 4
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
BrandSamsungLG
ModelGalaxy S5 SM-G900AG5 VS987
Also known asAT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 4G LTE, Samsung PacificVerizon LG G5 VS987, LG VS987
Country or region where it's soldUSAUSA
Release dateApril, 2014March, 2016
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)73.9 x 149.4 millimeters (2.91 x 5.88 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)159 grams (5.57 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 7.0 Nougat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzQualcomm Adreno 530
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (10GB user available)32GB (22GB user available)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 2TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size5.1" inches5.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x2560 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI554 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 4
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,17)LTE Cat9 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 2,3,4,5,7,13)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
Main camera16 megapixels(dual camera)
16 megapixels
8MP f/2.4 12mm 1/3.2
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF: laser detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (3-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo/video only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
Front camera2.1 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
RadioNot supportedFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
USBMicroUSB 3.0USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB - MHL-2Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portSupportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Heart rate
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min
- Colors: Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI
- LG 360 VR supported
- LG CAM Plus supported
- 3D Arc Glass screen
- Modular battery
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh2800 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standby57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 days22800 minutes | 380 hours | 15.8 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ALG G5 VS987
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered