LG G5 Q&A: Ask us anything you wish to know about the modular flagship


The stars have aligned and one of the more interesting smartphones you can't get yet has made its way to our office. We are talking about LG's latest pride and glory, the curious LG G5, which is the first all-metal handset that has a removable battery. Indeed, due to the modular design, the G5 is upping the ante in the smartphone game.

We are currently running around with our hair on fire as we are working hard on producing our regular content for the phone. You know, the regular kind of stuff, like benchmarks, camera samples, as well as the review of the device itself! However, this will take some time, but being the good guys we are, we are kicking off a very intriguing opportunity for all of you that have a legitimate interest towards the LG G5.

So, as we are eager to sate your curiosity, we give you the chance to ask us whatever you wish about the LG G5. We will try to answer as many questions as possible in a timely manner with a follow-up post in a couple of days. So, go ahead, ask us anything in the comments section right below, we promise we'll be keeping an ear close to the ground!

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G5
  • 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)

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36 Comments

1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Do you think that the mechanical latch (or something) where the Friends are attached to will wear out fast?

2. ram_qashow

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Which one is better in your opinion the s7 or the g5 ? How does it feel in the hand ? I mean is it as comfortable as the galaxy s7??

38. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

S7 Edge no doubt.

4. IamSa

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Is the G5 camera better than that of the S7, front and rear facing? Which feels better in the hand?

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

- can it survive 1 minute underwater (for example: 10cm deep tap water... or just drop it in toilet) ? (since many flagship can survive minutes underwater, even if they didnt have water-resistance rating) - is it possible for 3rd party to make their own module? - and please review each module :D

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Does it feel cheap in your hand? TechnoBuffalo said so. How much has the battery life improved after adding the Cam Plus Module?

7. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

1, Is there a limit to the number of apps you can put in a folder with the default launcher? I.e. is it possible to move all your apps in to a folder to create your own "app drawer". 2, Is there a quick toggle for the always-on display feature, or a way to set it off at night to save battery? 3, How hot does it get in use and how is the battery life? 4, How loud is the speaker on the bottom and what is the quality like relative to other phones? 5, How aggressive is the auto brightness and can you adjust it? I.e. Auto brightness on, but drag the slider to adjust the offset.

17. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yes you can use 1 folder as you app drawer. You can do it with the G4 so i think with the G5 aswell.Thanks for bring this ideas i just thought about it also.

8. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Will there be more modules? Maybe some that we don't know of? Or will there be something new on the next Flagship?

10. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

battery life? camera same as V10/G4? how is the "new" camera app? how does the UI perform with the S820? how's the feel in the hand compared to G4/V10? size matters?

11. JustinC

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

1) Can the LG G5 camera beat the S7 edge camera, especially in low light situation or is it on par with the S7 edge camera. I am quite interested for the result in extreme low light condition. 2) Is the LG G5's screen brighter or the S7 edge screen brighter? 3) With the camera module, I can get 4000mAH of battery when I use the camera module. Does it mean that I get a battery of 4000mAH or it is just a additional build-in 1200mAH in the module in addition to the 2800mAH battery? 4) With the module design, will the part be loose and easily spoiled? 5) Since it is a full metal design does it get warm easily? 6) Is it worth upgrading from the LG V10 to LG G5? Thank You!

13. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

3RD Question doesn't make sense. It adds to the total capacity i.e. you will get a phone with 4000mAh battery

25. tyrionTheWise unregistered

1) No, since the camera is same from G4. 2) Depends on the APL. If it's a pure white screen, G5 is brighter. But if the screen has less white in it, S7 is brighter. That being said, both are one of the brightest phones with excellent outdoor visibility. You won't notice a difference/ 3) Makes no sense. But yeah, it's additional 1100 mAh inside the battery case, giving you total 3900 mAh. 4) Depends on how you use it. But I think LG has taken care of it and it should be repaired under warranty. 5) I have no idea. 6) Absolutely not. Maybe if you have a G3, it's a worth upgrade then. Keep your V10 and wait for G6.

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

How responsive is the UI is it as fast if not faster than both S7 variants?

14. ReymondGraphicz

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

I've been thinking about to Pre-order a LG G5 from Best Buy in the next 2 days, but as I seen with the previous version (LG G4) they will only be available a couple carriers (Sprint, At&t, Verizon) not a unlocked version or T-Mobile version will be available from Best Buy (based in what I've seen before) so, what carrier would you recommend me to buy it from and get my phone unlocked easily to any carrier after? (Sorry about my english)

30. BillyxAllen

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

The Verizon G5 will be unlocked. Just buy that one from best buy

15. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

How does it look in person, better than on photo's? Also, are the bezels really that big?

16. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

How long will the battery last before you have to change it?

18. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

How does it looks.some say it look beautiful in person others say it not quite good.please be honest and not baised!

19. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Compare the top bezel to the iphone 6 so we have an idea how big it is.

20. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

How fast is the fingerprint scanner compared to, say, the Nexus 6P or iPhone 6S?

21. SmartArena

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

Would the LG G5 dual sim variant have dual sim tray + microSD card or it will be like Galaxy S7 and only can be used for dual sim or sim and SD card?

22. don_james3

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

Is it better than the V10/G4 camera wise ? Front and back

23. mjergen

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 02, 2016

1) is there an auto-brightness boost in direct sunlight as in the Galaxy S6 ? 2) is there a quick launch for the camera ? 3) can the camera shutter sound be disabled ? 4) how hard is it to hold it in one hand (ideally compared to the Galaxy S6) ?

24. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

1) How is the battery life compared to galaxy S7? 2) How is the camera performance compared to S7 & iPhone 6S+

26. cjmunson24

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

What is the long term durability of the magic slot? Is there a setting in the phone to bring back the app drawer? What is the speaker quality? Does the hifi module also have a speaker on it? If so what is it's quality compared to the default speaker?

27. Jolly2011at

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Can this phone take a quick dip in waterror without loosing functional, not that is water resistant or anything, I know it is not, but will it survive a 1 second dip

28. Jolly2011at

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

If I use the hifi modual, will that improve the quality of the sound though usb aka android auto?

31. Zouz1

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Theoretically yes, I remember someone saying that this affects all audio output and not just the headphone jack like the V10. The module also has its own USB-C port so they could have modified that as well (though I doubt it since USB-C can already do very large bandwidths as-is).

29. albe20

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Can lg g5 conect to and hdmi cable such as the google one? I know everything about google chrome and other options but i want to know if lg g5 will be capable of conecty to hdmi. thanks

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