Some people put there, and still are, not impressed with the LG G5. The phone happened to be the first modular, but some have labeled it as boring and that it comes without the charm presented by the LG G4.
Well, this is an opinion that our team totally disagrees with. In essence, the LG G5 is an extremely superior phone to the G4, be it in terms of features, hardware specs, design and looks as well as perks that make it a stand out among other devices released this year.
Even though the LG G5 might be an awesome device from our end, the sales of the phone show otherwise, especially when compared to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Apparently, the South Korean tech giant has only managed to part with about 2.2 million of the G5, which should be a huge concern.
The LG G3 was the company’s first to come with a QHD resolution alongside a camera that came with laser autofocus. The LG G4 was a mere upgrade to the G3, but it had little to offer in terms of cutting-edge innovations and features. As with the LG G5, everything takes a new direction, right from the looks, design language, camera, and many other aspects.
You will notice that the LG G5 comes with an upward curve and it gets a unique addition (at least at its time of launch) that will see users add accessories to improve the phone’s functionality. Motorola’s Moto Z is the latest model to come in with a modular design, but its offerings are slightly different from the G5. Still, you will enjoy a great battery life, processing power, photography, a new design and a great software experience as well.
Speaking of software, the LG G5 comes preinstalled with Android Marshmallow, however, the latest reports suggest that the flagship will start receiving the new Android 7.0 Nougat update as from mid-November. As for other specs, you get a 5.3-inch QHD screen with always-on display. The hardware specs include the latest Snapdragon 820 alongside a RAM of 4GB and 32GB of internal storage. There is a dual-lens camera on the back with a 16MP standard lens and an 8MP wide-angle lens. The front part has an 8MP snapper that should deliver amazing snaps and videos.
Unlike many other flagships, the LG G5 keeps a removable battery of 2800mAh and also supports fast charging via USB-C 1.0 reversible connector. Don’t worry, you still get a 3.5mm headphone jack and despite the phone having a launch price of about $650, you can now get it for just $470 on Amazon.