Unveiled hours before the Samsung Galaxy S7 at MWC 2016, the LG G5 is the latest flagship smartphone from its Korean maker. It looks ready to do battle with the newest flagship device from rival Korean company Samsung in terms of performance, image quality and overall user experience. As rumoured, the LG G5 offers dual rear cameras paired with a robust selfie snapper.
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Design and Display
The LG G5 shows off solid unibody design with a chassis made of anodized aluminium. The 2016 flagship smartphone, which measures about 8mm thick, in a way, feels like a more compact version of the Google Nexus 6P. It makes for more comfortable handling than the other device.
An interesting addition is a modular feature at the bottom of the device for including add-ons. The LG G5 packs in a 5.3-inch IPS display with a Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.
It is an ‘Always-On Display’ like the Galaxy S7 and has similar resolution, but the pixel density is a bit lower at 554 ppi.
Just as it had been speculated, the LG G5 is fitted with dual rear cameras – a 16-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor. The higher-res snapper has 70-degree field of view, while the second delivers wider 135-degree field of view.
These can be used separately or used together for exciting combinations and real-time effect editing. LG describes this as its best camera setup to date. The offerings in the camera department are rounded off with a powerful 8-megapixel selfie snapper.
Hardware and Software
Like Galaxy S7, the LG G5 will come equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The chip is also paired with ample 4 GB of RAM for fluid performance and high responsiveness.
Onboard storage is 32 GB, expandable by up to 2 TB using a microSD card. As would be expected, the LG G5 boots the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system for awesome user experience.
A key selling point of the LG G5 is its modular design which allows the use of add-ons to improve user experience. These modules or add-ons are also known as Friends.
One of these – LG Cam Plus – is designed to support better image capturing capability and boost the battery capacity from 2,800mAh to about 4,000mAh. The LG Hi-Fi Plus module provides great audio with backing from Bang and Olufsen technology.
The LG G5 comes with a fingerprint scanner. It features 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac amongst its connectivity features.
Pricing and Availability
LG G5 is available in Nigeria. You can buy it at leading online stores as well as LG stores in the country. LG G5 Price in Nigeria ranges from 220,000 Naira to 350,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.
LG G5 Specs
Here are a few specs of the LG G5:
- Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
- GPU: Adreno 530
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink
- Dimension: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
- Weight: 159 g
- SIM Type: –
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.3 Inch Touch Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (554 ppi)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Rear Camera: 8MP Camera and 16MP Camera, Ultra HD 4K Video 2160p@30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, Dual-video record
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD up to 200GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector/li>
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery (Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –