The LG G5 is out and it's a very radical new take on what a smartphone should be: with a removable bottom part that allows users to add various modules, accessories and to easily swap batteries, the G5 is definitely an innovative device.
Truly innovativeThe LG G5 is also different in terms of looks: with a sleek metal body, it looks premium, exquisite. It's also got a novel new dual-camera system on the back, with the secondary camera being a wider-angle one that allows you to get more of the scene into your picture.
And while you already know all about the specs, size and various aspects of the LG G5, here is a quick look at its most important feature in an easy to digest slideshow.
- 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
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All LG G5 articles are flooded with the word "ugly". Okay we get it, it's ugly, now stfu.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:02 AM 27
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If you mean the removing battery do not get you As with the Samsung s7 edge, you get a Bigger size screen but smaller size phone per size of screen , you also get a bigger battery removing the over time damage with ease and without turning the phone off, if you running out of battery you just put that wiresless battery charger CASE on and you singing in the rain, why your lg is being returned
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 10:00 AM 1
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Judging HARDWARE based on LOOKS make's you a clueless schoolgirl. Educated MEN choose hardware based on specifications and performance. You probably wear saggy pants because you think they look "dope", while every man laughs at you because you can't even walk like a human due to the sag and every successful person recognizes you for the unprofessional child that you are.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 6:22 PM 0
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Humped camera module and humped power button stick out like sore thumbs, fat bezels have nothing much going on such as front facing speakers or buttons, relocating the volume buttons to the side hurts the signature symmetry. LG unfortunately overly concerned itself with thinness just like everyone else. And for me personally, that rear line between the extendable module and the phone (picture 12) looks bleh. Deal with it, fam. Thing's ugly. Specs are dope except the relatively small battery otherwise.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:48 AM 5
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I agree partially. LG should have made it more thicker for extra battery and should have eliminated some of camera and power button pimple in the process. But still, I am impressed with a new bold direction from lg.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:52 AM 0
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Thank you, pretty much the same reasons I think it's ugly, although I like that they moved the buttons back to the side. "Signature symmetry" is meaningless with their front logo being their symbol and "LG" next to each other. Choose one or the other, LG, not both!
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:55 AM 1
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Apart from the black borders that are surrounding the screen, I find it beautiful and unique. Looks like nothing else in the market.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:20 AM 8
For me it's the opposite LOL. I love the black border, hate the back and bottom. Overall looks quite attractive, quite tall though. I've also heard the black is not quite metal. They have used some compound to allow signal to pass through( no antenna lines needed). That comes at the cost of the cold feeling of aluminum.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 10:04 AM 1
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TyrionLannister Samsung today stole finally all the spot light from LG....and this is because, in my opinion, LG ruined their own spot light with the G5 looks....S7 is so much more elegant compared to the G5.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 2:09 PM 0
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With smaller bezels (smaller borders on sides, top and bottom) and OLED screen I would definetly consider it. Good thing about module part is that you will maybe get black glass on front module with speaker looking like the one on top. Add mod to it and you get front stereo speakers :D Even now with dual color on front it look good, but as you wrote that borders...
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 10:08 AM 0
I'm not sure I agree. Outside of the camera assembly it is pretty generic. Even that is more or less borrowed from the design language of the Nexus 5X/6p. I just don't get why they would do that when they have the much more distinctive v10 to draw from. I'm not saying it's a bad looking design, it's just... It lacks that special something in my personal opinion.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 10:09 AM 0
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I'm just waiting for the S7/ S7 Edge
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:02 AM 4
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Very true, Samsung s7 edge, you get a Bigger size screen but smaller size phone per size of screen , you also get a bigger battery removing the over time damage with ease and without turning the phone off, if you running out of battery you just put that wiresless battery charger CASE on and you singing in the rain, why your lg is being returned
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 10:03 AM 0
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Sony Z series have placed screens in that reasonable middle ground for a while now, PA
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:05 AM 1
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Its PA though.. They hate sony
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:23 AM 0
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LG G5 missed the mark. 1. Metal design - marred by the UGLY back. In the end it cancels out any advantage over G4. 2. Magic slot & add ons: LG's flagship customers are looking for budget friendly, feature rich and flexible use smartphones. The add ons as of now end up being a marketing gimmick. The point is, this slots additional bulgy butts to add features that we expect the normal phone to have - ie easy use of camera, outstanding audio or loong battery life. Now all of a sudden you have to buy the phone plus pay extra for the butt bulges to satisfy the premium features. I think this confuses users & the thought of ugly butt plus the raised b**by rear camera module plus the fingerprint big flat pimple keep customers away. 3. The UI clean has gone crazy. First of all LG UI doesn't have much of a character. Now it's missing some of key features like app drawer, dual window so as to get iphone users to buy this. I don't thnk iphone users will fall for this nor LG loyals will be happy. 4. The 2800mAh battery for 5.3" screen is going to be a bummer pitted against the 3000mAh for the 5.1" galaxy S7 with the super efficient amoled display. LG G5 may need the add on module extra battery to match S7 battery life. 5. LG tried doing many things but will leave customers confused. People are getting more concerned to spend on android flagship phones itself because of the onslaught of cheaper yet feature rich chinese/moto alternatives, and LG is pushing the add on(extra money burden) to sell G5.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:11 AM 4
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1. the design look nothing wrong, cool instead. 2. innovation and not just keep follow the trend. new features are just amazing. and they are just adds on, the G5 itself is perfect enough as a standalone device. samsung note 5 drop their 3200 mah from note 4 to 3000mah too. 3. normally user will put all the most frequent use apps in homescreen. for me, i hardly click the app drawer and find app inside. 4. Note 5 outperform note 4 even comes with smaller battery capacity. 5. again, add on, take it or just leave it. Just for sharing, peace!
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 9:34 AM 6
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