LG G5 is a classic high-end smartphone from Korean technology giant – LG, with the full name Life’ Good. Coming out as the next generation to the LG G4, this modular smartphone is really the bomb!
Every nice thing found on the predecessor got improved in this device. Well, that’s what upgrades are made of. One unique thing on this device that’s a first on the G-series smartphones is the presence of Magic Slot. What the Magic Slot does is to allow users have the access to attach add-ons to the device.
The add-on could be an LG Cam Plus camera grip containing extra battery of 1.2 Ah and hardware camera controls or the add-on could be LG Hi-fi plus with Bang & Olufsen to boost the audio quality. However, the smartphone switches off when the Magic Slot gets ejected.
Actually, that’s just a tip of the iceberg, let’s get to know more about the details of this phone.
LG G5 KEY SPECS
- 4G LTE: Yes
- SIM: Hybrid Nano SIM
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
- Screen: 5.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive display 1440 x 2560 pixels (554 PPI)
- Storage: 32 GB Storage, up to 256 GB memory card support
- Camera: Dual 16 MP rear camera and single 8 MP front camera
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdrago 820 SoC (Quad-core 2.15 GHz Kryo processor) with 4 GB RAM
- Battery: Removable 2.8 Ah Li-Ion battery
- Price – Check Price
Design & Display
Starting off with the smartphone’s rear, the dual camera setup and fingerprint sensor makes the device so different from the previous generation. As LG will have it, the fingerprint sensor also functions as the power button. At the bottom region of the device’s back, the G5 is seen, leaving no doubt about the model of the phone.
Being a premium phone, aluminium alloy gets to be implemented as the body material. Even at that, the slimness of the device is non-negotiable given the 7.7 mm thickness. As part of the design, the Magic Slot is located at the base of the smartphone.
To eject it, an ejector is positioned on the left side of the smartphone alongside the volume rocker. Just to shed more light about the Magic Slot, it allows the user access to see the interiors of the device. That’s one of the things you get from a modular smartphone.
With the 1440 x 2560 pixels, display of media is so crisp on the 5.3 inches IPS screen. For the sole purpose of protecting the screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is available on the phone.
There’s also the availability of Always-on display feature that allows the showcase of time, date, battery status and other handy stuff while the screen display is off.
Performance X Software
At the centre of operations on LG G5, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 serves as the chipset. A Quad-core Kryo processor that clocks at 2.15 GHz is enclosed in this chipset. For graphics output, Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU is on board. Unlike the 3 GB RAM found in the G4, LG G5 has 4 GB RAM to ease multitasking.
Android Marshmallow OS handles the software operations on the phone. Additionally, the LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI cushions the phone’s outlay. Substantial amount of files can be stored on the phone due to the 32 GB internal memory present.
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Dual 16 MP plus 8 MP rear cameras take the photography handling of this smartphone to the next level. The lenses together with the laser auto-focus system and LED flash on the phone makes photos and videos exquisite.
Generation of selfies are taken care of by the front 8 MP shooter. It also records videos at 1080p resolution.
Provided the LG Cam Plus camera grip isn’t utilized, the battery capacity of LG G5 is 2.8 Ah. Asides the fact that it’s a Li-Ion battery, it is removable. The battery charges from 0 to 80% in 30 mins thanks to the accessible Qualcomm Quick Charge technology.
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 SoC (Quad-core 2.15 GHz Kryo processor)
- GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 530
- Colours: Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink
- Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
- Weight: 159 g
- RAM Storage: 4 GB RAM
- SIM Count: Dual Nano SIM
- Display: IPS LCD 5.3 inches display
- Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Pixel Density: 554 PPI
- Screen-to-body Ratio: 70.1%
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Rear Camera (primary): Dual 16 MP (f/1.8 aperture) plus 8 MP (f/2.4 aperture), LED flash
- Rear Camera Top Features: Touch focus, Geo tagging, Face detection, Laser autofocus system
- Video Resolution: 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera (secondary): 8 MP Camera
- Front Camera Top Features: f/2.0 aperture
- Internal Storage: 32 GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, Up to 256 GB
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 3G: Yes
- 4G: Yes, up to 450 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes
- Dual Band: Yes
- Wi-Fi and Hotspot: Yes
- Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
- USB Port: Type-C USB
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- FM Radio: Yes
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Google Maps
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Color spectrum: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes, Google Voice Control
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Battery: 2.8 Ah battery
- Type: Removable Li-Ion
- Talk time: 9 hours (3G)
- Quick Charging: Yes
LG G5 PRICE IN NIGERIA
In Silver, Titan, Black and Pink colours, the LG G5 is sold around the range NGN 90,000 – 100,000.