LG V20
LG electronics' new V20 premium smartphone are seen during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, September 7, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Smartphone buyers who are in a dilemma as to which smartphone to buy, the Motorola Moto Z, Samsung Galaxy S7 or LG V20, may first try and understand their specs and then make the purchase decision.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a metal and glass chassis and a sleeker body. It is also water-resistant. The Motorola Moto Z has a metallic uni-body design and a chassis made of aluminium and stainless steel, writes Mobile & Apps. The Moto Z is also water-resistant and sports USB Type-C ports.

The LG V20 is expected to have some revolutionary specs including IPS Display Panel, a sleeker chassis, decent Li-ion battery and Quick Charge 3.0. It will have an aluminium chassis and a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen and also USB Type-C port for rapid charging and data transfer.

The LG V20 will have a big 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has an AMOLED display, 5.1-inch screen and quad HD 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution panel. The Motorola Moto Z has a decent 5.5-inch screen and an AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution.

All the three sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage. However, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Motorola Moto Z lose out to LG V20 on the battery front as it has a 3,200 mAh Li-ion battery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 functionality as opposed to the former two’s 3,000 mAh and 2,600 mAh batteries.

The LG V20 also excels megapixel-wise with a 16MP rear camera. The Samsung and Motorola handsets sport 12MP and 13MP rear cameras. All three have 5MP selfie cameras and have extra features such as dual-LED flash, 2x optical zoom, autofocus and OIS.

In terms of operating system, the LG V20 is a clear winner as it is expected to run on the Android 7.0 Nougat system while the Samsung Galaxy S7 runs on the old 6.0 Marshmallow and Motorola Moto Z on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Price-wise the Motorola Moto Z costs $624 (AU$819), the Samsung Galaxy S7 costs US$670 (AU$879) whereas the LG V20 may be priced around the US$600 (AU$787) mark.