LG G5: all new features

LG G5: all new features

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.

The 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.

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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

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44 Comments

1. ultrasound

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

Wouldn't quick charge 3.0 count as a new feature?

2. Shocky unregistered

Ugly phone.

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

All LG G5 articles are flooded with the word "ugly". Okay we get it, it's ugly, now stfu.

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Weird that they keep bringing it up yet give no explanation why...

17. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

It's because they don't know what's important in a smartphone, and are too stupid to understand real features.

32. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

33. TerryTerius unregistered

Or they have their own subjective opinion. Which we're all free to disagree with. Then again, what you think of is being "important" may in no way be reflective of someone else's desires in a device.

37. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

thats a very decent remark Terry. +1

44. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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.

25. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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.

28. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

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.

29. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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!

31. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Its good to hear that I am not alone in liking the side buttons.

8. Shocky unregistered

Get used to it, you're going to be seeing it a lot more.

16. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Apart from the black borders that are surrounding the screen, I find it beautiful and unique. Looks like nothing else in the market.

35. TyrionLannister unregistered

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.

42. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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.

38. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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...

39. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

23. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Modular phones can't be pretty, buy iPhone it is pretty they say.

26. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Ugly phone with surprisingly great features. I am convinced to get it. I am giving importance to functions over form. I didnt see any unique device from quite a long time.

3. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

looks ugly af

4. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

I'm just waiting for the S7/ S7 Edge

34. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

7. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Sony Z series have placed screens in that reasonable middle ground for a while now, PA

20. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Its PA though.. They hate sony

30. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

No, you are wrong. PA love sony. Senior editor Ray S. has kept Z1 as a daily driver for a long time. There is no reason to keep a device which you hate

9. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

A beautiful phone with lots of innovation and punch.. This might be my next baby..

10. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

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.

22. x88yunkw

Posts: 130; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

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!

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