LG G5 Review


LG G5 was announced on 21 February 2016 in Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona. LG G5 is a successor to the last years LG G4.

The LG G5 is a most distinguished predecessor by its aluminum chassis and focus on modularity. The lower housing which contains the battery can be removed from the bottom of the device and can be replaced by alternative modules that provides additional functions such as camera grip module or audio module. The G5 was constructed with an aluminum unibody chassis and is available in silver, gold, graphite and paint finishes.

LG  G5 is quite smaller than the last year’s model G4 making it feel like a more comfortable version  of the nexus 6P.On the bottom of the phone there is USB Type C connector for charging and transferring data. Unlike previous G models, the LG G5 volume buttons are removed from the back of the device and placed on left hand side of the device.

Previous LG G versions lacked finger print sensor on them. Now, LG G5 contains a fingerprint scanner which remains on the rear where on previous versions there was home button with volume control button connected to it.

LG G5 now actually offers two cameras on the back. There is a regular 16 Megapixel camera with additional 135 degree-angle 8 megapixel camera. These two cameras can be used individually for taking wider and more panoramic photos. Switching between two cameras on G5 is super quick, thanks to LG’s new software.
LG G5 packs 16 MP (f/1.8) + 8MP (f/2.4) camera with laser autofocus and 3-axis optical image stabilization. It can shoot a video up to 2160p @30 fps and 1080p @60 fps. The secondary camera on LG G5 is 8MP with (f/2.0) which is capable of taking 1080p video @30fps.

Talking about specs, the LG G5 ships with Android marshmallow 6.0. On front there is a 5.3 inch 1440/2560p resolution display which gives the super solid 554 ppi of pixel density. The display in LG g5 is among top and best quality display found in high end flagship smartphones. The interesting function of LG G5 display is always on mechanism that persistently displays the clock and notification even when the device is in standby mode. This allows you to see the time, date and important notification at a glance without waking the phone.

The LG G5 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip accompanied by 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM which gives LG G5 buttery smooth performance. LG G5 has Adreno 530 GPU with dual-core 2.15 GHz Kyro & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kyro CPU. The LG G5 is powered with removable 2800 mAh Li-on battery.

Here are some pros and cons of LG G5 which may help you to take decisions before buying it.

Better Screen
Very high resolution display
Great performance
wide angle camera
USB Type-C

Changing every module restarts the phone
Smaller battery capacity for such a big smartphone
Additional modules are expensive


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