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LG G5

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The Versatile Smartphone LG G5

The LG G5 has discarded the rather cheap plastic and puzzling leather finishes of its earlier avatar LG G4, by replacing it with an all metal body, at the same time retaining the popular features such as a microSD card and removable battery. The G5 might not be as flamboyant as Samsung’s metal-and-glass-fused phone, but it has taken the right step after the dubiously styled G4.

Summary

The G5 has the advantage of plugging a set of additional accessories straight into its bottom, thus reinforcing battery life, audio performance and camera controls, like a Game Boy having functionality cartridges.

This modularity imparts greater versatility to LG G5 unlike the usual regular smartphone. It also opens up a path for improving and upgrading it, long after its purchase. In today’s market filled with mostly battery-enhancing and cosmic accessories, a smartphone that can be supplemented using plug-in extras will stands out from the crowd as a teasing proposition.

Pros
• Strong screen
• Super performance
• Handy wide-angle camera
Cons
• Doubtful design
• No app drawer
• Battery can be better

The LG G5 Design

With the all metal body, the G5 feels strong and smooth, thanks to the robust aluminum frame. There is a thin metallic around the edges and rear of the phone imparts class to the whole thing. Downsized from the 5.5” screen of the G4 to a smaller 5.3”, with almost the same degree of bezel, the smartphone feels very light at a mere 159gm, providing a perfect hold for your palm. You can get to the entire apps on the display, without the necessity of using both hands, enabling ease of use.

The LG G5 has changed the usual way of accessing the battery, by means of a cartridge-like manner so that you don’t need to remove the back cover to get to it. This unique slot is to be found at the bottom of the device, and it also acts as an accessory port. Add-ons consist of a battery grip, physical controls and Hi-Fi audio module. The speaker is located at the bottom, something of an inconvenience. Two speakers suitable for stereo sound would have made a great difference.

The LG G5 has evidently redesigned the bottom part. It comes with a USB-C connection, and this means that the all micro USB cables are fully useless. However, it is reversible, quite unlike all USB forms.The G5 also comes with a remarkable, optically stabilized 16 MP with a fresh wide-angle 8 MP module that lets you capture big groups or shots of buildings and lanscapes.

Display

The LG G5 comes with a 5.3” display, with a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560. Although it lacks the AMOLED technology of Samsung, the brightness remains pleasing with strong colors, letting you have a remarkable viewing experience. What LG has done is to upgrade its IPS LCD instead, to incorporate the always-on display feature. This is a big advantage for those who need an always-on display, so that they can plug in a headphone in the dark. Even while asleep, with the screen almost dark, it still leaves minimal information such as the notifications icons, time, and date. However, it is frustrating to find that there is no battery icon on this device, as in most other types of phones.

Full Specification

Basic SpecificationSoftwareAndroid™ 6.0.1 Lollipop
Chipset2.15 GHz
Dimension : L*W*D(mm)149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7
DisplayBattery2,800 mAh
Display5.3" QHD (2560 x 1440)
Size (mm)149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm
ColorTitan, Gold, Pink
CameraRear1st - 16MP Normal / 2nd - 8MP Wide
Front8MP Normal
Memory4GB RAM / 32GB ROM
Data ConnectivityBluetoothBluetooth 4.2 BLE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
ConnectivityConnectivity
Advanced FeaturesQuick Charge™Quick Charge™ 3.0 in chipset
Fingerprint SensorYes

Official Website: LG

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