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LG G5 Featured in Best Smart

Announced
Feb 21, 2016
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 31, 2016

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular

Pros

  • Big display (5.3 inches)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen, over 430ppi (554 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)
  • Lots of RAM (4.0 GB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.29 inches)

Cons

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Description

Redesigned from the ground up, the LG G5 waves plastic goodbye and ditches the signature rear volume controls for a streamlined, modern metal & glass design. So, in its bid to endow the LG G5 with a metal armor without losing customers to the lack of microSD slot and removable battery, LG engineered a slide-out bottom compartment that houses a 2800 mAh battery and a microSD slot alongside it. Not just for quick battery swaps, this modular design allows other accessories, which LG calls “LG G5 Friends”, to be attached to it. For the third time in a row, the LG G5 features a Quad-HD resolution screen, but at 5.3 inches by diagonal, it is smaller than the LG G4 and G3's 5.5-inch displays before it. LG went with an IPS-LCD display once again, and incorporates an interesting Always On feature. The LG G5 features a Quad-HD resolution screen at 5.3 inches by diagonal, which incorporates an Always On feature for quick notifications. The LG G5 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow topped off with LG's own UI, and is powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (6.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.61 oz (159 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: metal
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gray, Pink, Gold

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.3 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 554 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 70.15 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup16 megapixels, Duo camera
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.8
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.6"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser)
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    • Model:
      • 8976
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 530
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4.0 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 23 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 2800 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (825 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.8 days (380 hours)
      the average is 16 days (384 h)

Multimediabenchmark

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital Plus
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2300 (band 40), 2600 (band 38) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 21 Feb 2016

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 12 Mar 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFH850 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.52 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.24 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.24 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.50 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as LG H850, LG H820, LG US992, LG H830, LG LS992, LG G5 se, LG H845


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

LG G5 H820

(for AT&T)

differences:

  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 12), 700 (band 29), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2300 WCS (band 30), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Mar 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFH820 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.82 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.12 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.12 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 2.34 W/kg

LG G5 VS987

(for Verizon)

differences:

  • Talk time:
    • 15.70 hours
      the average is 14 h (825 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.5 days (396 hours)
      the average is 16 days (384 h)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Mar 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFVS987 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.91 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.05 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.05 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg

LG G5 LS992

(for Sprint)

differences:

  • Talk time:
    • 26.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (825 min)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 12), 800 (band 20), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2) MHz
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Mar 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFLS992 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.97 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.25 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.25 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.56 W/kg

LG G5 H830

(for T-Mobile)

differences:

  • Talk time:
    • 21.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (825 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.5 days (348 hours)
      the average is 16 days (384 h)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 12), 700 (band 29), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2300 WCS (band 30), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Mar 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        ZNFH830 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.92 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.15 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.15 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg

LG G5 US992

(for US Cellular)

differences:

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 12), 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2600 (band 7) MHz

LG G5 se H845

differences:

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 510
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3.0 GB RAM

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct LG G5 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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