LG G5 Review

LG G5

LG tried to push their flagship smartphone as a modular device to shake things up in the mobile world. Their hopes were to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S7.

For the past years, LG became the primary competition for Samsung, on the Android market. Having better results in sales, after HTC sort of failed with the One series and Sony also lacked with Xperia Z.

Specifications

An IPS 5.3inch with QHD resolution display powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of RAM, Adreno 530 graphics, 32 GB of internal storage (still has microSD slot), Dual camera with 16 + 8 Megapixels, Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat) and a Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery.

Design

LG G5 refreshes the idea of smartphones through its design. Instead of the usual plastic case, we get a strong well finished metal case with a new way of removing the battery. The volume buttons are back on the sides, towards the top screen there is a slight edge (not sure why they decided to make a curve there) and the battery access in from the bottom side, similar to digital cameras. Finger print scanner serves as a power button.

We can change the bottom of the phone through LG CAM Plus which offers an external battery, a controller to help us take professional photos and a LG Hi-Fi Plus that is actually an audio amplifier. Also it comes with USB-Type C where the LG 360 VR glass can connect on.

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