LG G5 Beats Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5 at MWC 2016

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LG G5 Beats Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5 at MWC 2016

A number of smartphone manufacturers, much like every year, took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to unveil their latest and greatest smartphones. But it is LG that has attracted most of the appreciation, it appears. The GSMA organisation, which hosts the event, has announced the winners of its annual Global Mobile Awards (2016 Glomo Awards).

The LG G5 was crowned the Best New Mobile Device at this year’s event. The G5 was competing against with Samsung’s newly launched Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Xiaomi’s Mi 5, Sony’s Xperia X Performance, and HP’s Elite x3.

(Also see: Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5 comparison)

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The LG G5 not only packs in top-of-the-line hardware specifications, it also offers some innovative features such as dual-camera setup and modular design. A user can enhance the camera or battery capabilities by swapping in a module LG provides.

(Also see: Xiaomi Mi 5 vs HP Elite x3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG G5 comparison)

Xiaomi’s Redmi 2, which was launched last year, earned the crown for the Best Low Cost Smartphone (Sub-$100). Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bagged the title for the Best Smartphone of 2015. For tablets, it was Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 which got the top spot, whereas ActivHearts got the first rank in wearabletechnology category for the year.

Samsung won’t be too disappointed, as its Gear S2 smartwatch was found to be the best-connected consumer electronic device. Besides, the display panel on its new smartphones is receiving many praises. The victory montage also saw Google Cardboard as the Best Overall App (Judge’s Choice), Quickplay for HOOQ app as the best mobile app for media, film, TV, or video, and Soundcloud as the Best Mobile Music App.

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Rs. 6,699

  • Design

  • Display

  • Software

  • Performance

  • Battery life

  • Camera

  • Value for money

  • Good
  • LTE support
  • Good screen
  • Great battery life
  • Good build quality and value for money
  • Bad
  • Camera colour accuracy is a bit off
  • Occasional stutters and slowdowns
Read detailed Xiaomi Redmi 2 review
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    Xiaomi Redmi 2 (Grey, 8GB)
    Rs. 6,699
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Rs. 36,890

  • Design

  • Display

  • Software

  • Performance

  • Battery life

  • Camera

  • Value for money

  • Good
  • Fantastic performance
  • Unmatched original style
  • Incredible camera
  • Bad
  • No microSD slot
  • Difficult to grip securely
Read detailed Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
BUY AT
  • Flipkart
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (Green, 32 GB)
    Rs. 36,890
  • Amazon
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (Green, 32GB)
    Rs. 36,900
  • Amazon
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (Green Emerald, 32GB)
    Rs. 36,900
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Display

12.30-inch

Processor

Intel Core M3

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

2736×1824 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Windows 10

Storage

128GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

See full Microsoft Surface Pro 4 specifications
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    Microsoft – Surface 2 (Magnesium, 32GB)
    Rs. 41,867
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    Microsoft NOKIA 222 DS BLACK
    Rs. 2,843
  • Amazon
    Microsoft Lumia 435 (Black, 8GB)
    Rs. 5,399
LG G5

LG G5

Rs. 41,375

  • Design

  • Display

  • Software

  • Performance

  • Battery life

  • Camera

  • Value for money

  • Good
  • Good screen
  • Excellent cameras
  • Fantastic performance
  • Decent battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Modular design
  • Bad
  • Expensive
  • Questionable build quality
  • Only 32GB internal storage
  • Only one optional module currently available
Read detailed LG G5 review
BUY AT
  • Amazon
    LG G5 (Titan, 32GB)
    Rs. 41,375
  • Amazon
    LG G5 (Gold, 32GB)
    Rs. 41,500
  • Flipkart
    LG G5 (Silver, 32GB) – OFFER
    Rs. 47,990
Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Rs. 47,288

  • Design

  • Display

  • Software

  • Performance

  • Battery life

  • Camera

  • Value for money

  • Good
  • Easy to hold and handle
  • Unbelievable processing power
  • Phenomenal camera
  • IP68 protection
  • Bad
  • Bloated software
  • Hybrid SIM/microSD slot
Read detailed Samsung Galaxy S7 review
BUY AT
  • Amazon
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Gold, 32GB)
    Rs. 47,288
  • Amazon
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Silver Titanium, 32GB)
    Rs. 47,743
  • Amazon
    Samsung Galaxy S7 (Gold Platinum, 32GB)
    Rs. 48,393
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Rs. 47,288

  • Design

  • Display

  • Software

  • Performance

  • Battery life

  • Camera

  • Value for money

  • Good
  • Looks absolutely stunning
  • Record-breaking power
  • Incredible camera
  • IP68 protection
  • Bad
  • Slightly unweildy
  • Hybrid SIM/microSD slot
  • Bloated software
Read detailed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review
BUY AT
  • Amazon
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Gold, 32GB)
    Rs. 47,288
  • Amazon
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Silver Titanium, 32GB)
    Rs. 47,743
  • Amazon
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Gold Platinum, 32GB)
    Rs. 54,900
HP Elite x3

HP Elite x3

Display

5.96-inch

Processor

2.15GHz

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2560 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Windows 10 Mobile

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

15-megapixel

Battery capacity

4150mAh

See full HP Elite x3 specifications
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    HP Slate 6 Voice Tab (16GB,WiFi, 3G, Voice Calling), Graphite
    Rs. 15,210
Sony Xperia X Performance Dual

Sony Xperia X Performance Dual

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Front Camera

13-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

23-megapixel

Battery capacity

2700mAh

See full Sony Xperia X Performance Dual specifications
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    Sony Xperia X F5121 32GB Smartphone (Graphite Black)
    Rs. 45,482
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    Sony Xperia X Dual (Graphite Black, 64GB)
    Rs. 45,900
  • Amazon
    Sony Xperia X Dual (Lime Gold, 64GB)
    Rs. 45,990
Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5

Rs. 22,999

  • Design

  • Display

  • Software

  • Performance

  • Battery life

  • Camera

  • Value for money

  • Good
  • Good design
  • Decent camera quality
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent value-for-money
  • Bad
  • No expandable storage
  • Higher storage variants not available at launch
  • Some unusual UI customisations
  • Flash sale model makes it hard to buy
Read detailed Xiaomi Mi 5 review
BUY AT
  • Amazon
    Xiaomi Mi 5 (White, 32GB)
    Rs. 22,999
  • Amazon
    Xiaomi Mi 5 (Black, 32GB)
    Rs. 24,999
  • Flipkart
    Xiaomi Mi 5 (Gold, 32GB) – OFFER
    Rs. 24,999
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