The LG G5 is the world's first modular smartphone which gives it an edge over other high-end flagships. It comes with a powerful configuration and metallic body. The phone can be used just like a camera or Hi-Fi Wireless audio which adds to its host of unique features. All these attributes make this phone one of a kind and absolutely priceless.
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With its semi-modular design and interesting innovations, the LG G5 is a special smartphone in the Android spaceJun 24 2016 By Nitansh Rastogi
In today`s market, you can get affordable flagships such as the recently-launched OnePlus 3 (review FAQs) or LeEco Le Max 2 (first impressions) at almost half the price of the G5, which offer a beefy 6 gigs of RAM. However, the Korean titan has ensured that the hardware powering the show on the G5 is just one part of the story. LG`s latest flagship justifies its price tag by packing in interesting innovations – a semi-modular design, dual camera sensors along with catering to power users with features like removable battery, while keeping the sticker price of Rs 52,990, which is similar to other premium flagships.That said, it’s one thing to offer innovation, and another to make it work flawlessly – and that’s where the G5 starts faltering. It might be the first smartphone globally to feature a semi-modular design, but that’s not how modularity was supposed to be when it was teased a couple of years back. The idea of modularity – which Google’s Project Ara is also envisioning – is to be able to swap components from the device for new ones. For example, adding a better camera module in place of the default one. But that’s not possible with LG’s top-end offering. You can only extend its capabilities with the Cam Plus module or Hi-Fi Plus module, for turning the phone into a camera or an audio-centric device. Plus, there’s an additional cost involved, since you have to pay Rs 6,990 for the Cam Plus. LG is yet to reveal the pricing of the Hi-Fi Plus.There are some other accessories as well under LG’s Friends programme – the 360 CAM, 360 VR, and a Tone Platinum Bluetooth headset. However, they aren’t modular as such. The brand has promised to offer more modular devices with its Playground initiative, and in our opinion, that can certainly make the LG G5 more lucrative. It’s more prudent since Lenovo-owned Motorola recently took covers off its Moto Z flagships that also come with snap-on functionality dubbed Moto Mods. While one can argue that its implementation isn’t exactly modular, some of the accessories showcased by the company seem quite useful. Plus Lenovo has opened the platform for developers for launching compatible mods.Don’t get us wrong, we appreciate LG for its efforts, but they aren’t very practical. And, if those are removed from the equation, then Samsung’s Galaxy S7 duo scores higher on almost all counts – beautiful design, slightly better display (thanks to the AMOLED panels), superior cameras (due to the dual-pixels technology) and better battery life, along with waterproof capabilities. You also get to choose between the Galaxy S7 (review), which is compact, or the Galaxy S7 edge (review), which is a phablet and ups the style quotient with its dual edges. Completing the holy trinity of Android flagships for 2016 is HTC 10 (review), which is a great smartphone as well, although we’d probably pick the G5 over it.In sum, the LG G5 is a special smartphone in the Android space, but it’s very difficult to recommend it over Samsung’s latest pair of flagships. But if you are among those who want to stand out from the crowd, then you can’t go wrong with it.
I have bought tjis product on launch date.nI am writing reviews after its 1 week usage.nnPros.n1. Light Weightn2. Good Cameran3. Good Camera Modes to Clickn4. Superfast Finger print scanner. If connected properlynnCons.n1. Nothing New apart from removable battery.n2. Waste of money.n3. Average Battery LifennOverall phone not worth buying at this value.
After 7 days of my usage..nnI am still wow using this phone.......nReally a trully flagship yes does support volte...nCamera quality best in daylight bttr thn even from samsung s7edge.nPerformance wise work like butter smoothest touch snapdragon 820 with 4GB ram gives u all wht u want from a phone.nFast charging working like fastest in 40min 100%..nAnd then we came to display still m unable to leave my phone..just coz of this resson it hs the quad hd display with vibrant colours best visibility in sunlight too....looks so premium in hand.... I've used samsung s7 edge too n acc to me i prefer lg g5... Thanx to flipkart for such n amazing deal.....
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|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996|
|Rear Camera||16 MP + 8 MP|
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Launch Date||June 1, 2016 (Official)|
|Operating System||Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Custom UI||LG UI|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available
|Colours||Gold, Silver, Titan|
|Screen Size||5.3 inches (13.46 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
Best in Class
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v4|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)||69.98 %|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996|
Octa core (2.1 GHz, Quad core, Kryo + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo)
|Expandable Memory||Up to 2 TB|
|USB OTG Support|
|Resolution||16 MP f/1.8, Wide Angle Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 2.6" sensor size)8 MP (upto 8x Optical Zoom) Camera(9 mm focal length, 3.6" sensor size)|
|Sensor||CMOS image sensor, Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Optical Image Stabilisation|
|Flash||Dual-color LED Flash|
|Image Resolution||4616 x 3464 Pixels|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Video Recording||3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 120 fps|
|Resolution||8 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera(4.0" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)|
|Video Recording||1920x1080 @ 30 fps|
|TalkTime||Up to 20 Hours(3G)|
|Standby time||Up to 400 Hours(3G)|
|Quick Charging||Quick, v3.0|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)
UMTS 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Features||Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot|
|GPS||with A-GPS, Glonass|
|USB Connectivity||USB 3.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||Rear|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, rgbw sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
5.7 inches vs 5.3 inches
Hexa Core 1.8 GHz vs Quad core 2.1 GHz
Higher battery capacity:
3000 mAH vs 2800 mAH