Deal: grab a new and unlocked LG G5 for just $399.99

Deal: grab a new and unlocked LG G5 for just $399.99
Even though it's only a few months old, the LG G5 is approaching middle age in this unforgiving world of modern tech. Among the benefits of the one-year shelf life, however, is that prices for high-end gadgets quickly fall, and right now, you can score LG's flagship new and unlocked for $399.99. Considering the device only launched back in March at around $650, the saving over at eBay may be tempting if the G5's modular design has piqued your interest. 

The swappable hardware components, or 'Friends', as LG likes to call them, seems the latest attempt to bring something fresh and new to the rather stagnant smartphone arena. Whether there's any staying power to modular handsets remains to be seen. But the G5 did score rather favorably in our review, and bundles this year's de facto flagship standard of the Snapdragon 820 and 4 gigs of RAM. Under the hood you also get 32 GB storage space and a 16-megapixel main camera, allied to an 8-megapixel effort for selfies. The 5.3-inch display is rich and bright, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution ensuring that you won't see pixels.

The deal for the GSM factory unlocked G5 on eBay has the Gold, Silver or Titan variants available; the pink is currently out of stock. If you've been waiting for the price to drop in order to get a proper look at LG's quirky flagship, you can grab it for a cent under $400 by hitting that source link. 

source: eBay via iDownloadBlog

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  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)



1. fyah_king unregistered

Nice, but I need the pink one

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Even if for $300... Wouldn't buy one

3. fyah_king unregistered

I have one and I love it.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

$400 with including all those friends will be great, lol...

16. Fona13A unregistered

I'm sure one insignificant statistic makes no difference no matter how you brag.

4. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

poor G5!

5. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

guys please help i cant decide between the LG G5 or the Oneplus 3 please comment your answer below and justify why :-)

6. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

LG G5. OnePlus support is terrible.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Get an Axon 7. $399 for a 64GB phone, add a $30 128 GB Micro SD off Amazon and for $330 you have 192 GB. Plus don't forget about the Axon 2 year warranty with accident protection. I love my Axon 7 it reminds me of my old HTC Sensation in the hand.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Both the Axon 7 and OnePlus use their own forked versions of Android. Therefore the LG G5 is a better buy just for the hat reason alone. Not to mention you get an IR blaster with Universal remote built in, and you get the dual rear cameras on the G5 with OIS. Also you get a removable battery with the G5, and modularity. Clearly the G5 is a better buy.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

They don't use forked versions of Android, dude...their skins are no more forked than touchwiz is. I agree that the G5 is a compelling buy, and if I had to decide between it and the OnePlus 3, I'd likely get the G5. But between it and the Axon? No way, custom ROM development is starting with the Axon, and that hardware is too compelling. It's silly room have to buy add-ons to make a phone better. Modularity is not a bragging right.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Wrong dude. OnePlus does use a forked version of Android called Oxygen OS. The ZTE Axon 7 also from China uses their own forked version of Android. Google it buddy.

11. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ugh. I guess I didn't say anything about why not your two options you presented. Buying anything LG is like buying a ticket to the lottery where 50% of the time you get a good working device, and the other 50% of the time you get a Quality Control reject that they didn't catch. LG makes some shoddy products sometimes. I almost bought a OnePlus 3 then I was reading ok Reddit all the horror stories people go through when dealing with warranty claims. OnePlus will apparently make false claims of water damage to get out of warranty claims. Once I read all the horror stories I decided to steer clear.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why not wait for nexus?

13. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

go for g5! lts ui is very smooth and lag-free.

18. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

OP3 seems to be working fine for my friend. So I say op3

23. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Axon 7 isn't available in my country NZ and probably won't be ever :-( other wise I wouldn't have asked your guys as the Axon 7 is perfect phone (except IP68 :-( )

7. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

No go for oneplus3. Way better than g5 bro.

14. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I had a g5 and the boot loop issue is real.. never buying a LG device again until LG takes care of it's customers

15. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

LG G5 boot loop? WTF are you talking about? How much money do you get for posting bulls**t and loosing credibility?

17. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Oh its real, the G5, V10 and Nexus 5X have boot loop issues, not just the G4.

20. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I started using my old g4 since my s7 shattered and sooo far no bootloop at all and best of all i dont get real hot like my s7 did . i dont know why i stopped using lg in the first place haha if its like this im gonna get the V20 . seriously people like to hate on LG . This past week i been happier with my g4 than my s7.


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

You forgot the G3. It does that when the main board is burnt and/ or battery needs replaced. Overall though the G5 is a great deal, similar to the original Optimus G in it's bang-for-buck ratio. Under-rated and over-hated, but a beast nonetheless in its own.

22. fyah_king unregistered

I have v10, g4, and now g5 and never had any bootloop that you are talking.

24. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Only the first G4 had bootloop but LG changed the motherboard they used and the problem never appeared again. This guy is here for LG trolling.

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