LG earns most social mentions at MWC 2016

LG G5Although mobile manufacturers pump millions into marketing their products, often the best way to work out which smartphones are going to make an impact is to look at how much they are being talked about on social media.

With MWC out of the way for another year, the results are in and it seems that LG was able to generate more online buzz than any of its rivals, earning almost 45,000 mentions on Twitter during the event, according to Econsultancy.

This put it comfortably ahead of chief rival, Samsung, which was mentioned close to 41,000 times. Sony sat in a distant third place with over 21,500 mentions while up and coming Chinese firm, Huawei, helped to build brand awareness with its 15,556 mentions.

Microsoft faired less favourably, with Windows coming in at ninth position with 9,629 mentions, just ahead of chipmaker Qualcomm in tenth place.

LG got people talking thanks to the launch of the G5, a modular powerhouse that boasts a 5.3 inch QHD display, a metal chassis and a pair of cameras on the rear, for both standard and wide angle image capture.

With an always-on screen, a Snapdragon 820 processor and a healthy 4GB of RAM, it is one to watch in 2016.

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