LG G5 First Impressions: The First LG Unibody Flagship Phone


LG G5 was unveiled no so long ago at the MWC 2016 event in Barcelona. As its closest competitor Samsung Galaxy S7 keeps making waves since it was officially released a week ago, we here is a look at the first impressions of the Life’s Good 2016 flagship smartphone.

LG went for a completely new design when coming up with the G5. This is actually the first LG flagship smartphone that has a unibody design. This brings a totally new experience from what the other LG G series device have.

The ergonomic design of the phone sees its rear curve in on each side to give the device a good grip when holding in your hand. While this is common with lots of other phones, the LG G5 has a unique curve downward on the front-facing panel that gives a magnificently gorgeous look. If you’ve had a closer look at last year’s LG Nexus 5X, you will agree that the new phone is actually a continuation of where LG left with the Nexus device.

A modular design

The new LG G5 is actually the first smartphone to come in with a modular design. This is actually a huge feature for the G5, something that also puts this phone apart with its predecessors. It is possible to remove the bottom of the phone and reveal a replaceable 2800mAh battery unit. This module comes with room to connect other accessories, which will also ship along with the phone. The G5 comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 and supports the latest USB Type C technology.


Under the hood, the new LG G5 carries absolute power. The new Snapdragon 820 drives it and according to the latest benchmarks, this chipset is remarkably faster than any current smartphone chipset. Multitasking and gaming won’t be a problem thanks to the Adreno 530 GPU that comes alongside the decent 4GB of RAM the phone packs.

As far as the camera is concerned, the LG G5 continues the heroics of the LG G4 and LG V10 in this category. However, the dual-lens camera system is what makes this year’s model unique. It has a 16MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.8 and a wide-view angle of 78 degrees. There is another 8MP lens on the rear with an aperture of f/2.4 but can manage a wide-view angle of up to 135 degrees, which is insanely huge.

The dual-lens camera and modular design actually lead the way in setting this LG G5 apart and make it a standout in the largely crowded Android world.

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