[Update] New LG G5 images revealed - dual rear camera and fingerprint scanner visible

The LG G5 will represent a step in a different direction when compared to last year's G4. The handset will be announced this Sunday at MWC 2016...
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18. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

LG just pulled a HTC One M9.

55. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

M9 actually looked okay from the back, this just... meh

114. TerryTerius unregistered

The difference being the M9 was a good looking phone. That wasn't HTC's problem, it was mostly because it looked exactly like the m8... And it wasn't able to compete with the galaxy S6.

19. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I am going to opt for the G5 for the defacto unlimited battery life. I don't care how 'ugly' it is. Samsung blew it again. Maybe next year.

74. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Unlimited battery life? No such thing. You will always have to change batteries or charge the phone.

20. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

I swear lg g5 is nicer than s7 /s7 edge. That is pics wait for 21 februari dudes

24. Clars123

Posts: 1073; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

You don't know that so yeah..take your own advice and wait before deciding which phone is nicer.....I am personally nor impressed at all by what in seeing this is one of the blandest designs ever seen from LG..the G4 and V10 are worlds nor beautiful compared to this

39. maherk

Posts: 6686; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ok, because you swore, I ll believe you and pick an LG G5 over the S7 lol

68. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Okay.... still this phone is uglier than the s7

21. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

this so wrong i mean can really lg be this stupid to make this ugly phone !!! it is like they have a mission of creating the ugliest device ever

27. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

they could at least use nexus 5x design language . Lg should fire that gay designer damn -_-

37. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Using gay as a derogatory term..... Surely you saw what happened to pacquiao

109. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

looking back at LG V10, G4, and Flex2 design.. this G5 is fake -_-

22. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

Black color will be f**king Nice

23. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Very generic and far from exciting. I will stick with Nexus 6P until the next Nexus's come out

25. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Elephone-like bezels lol , wtf LG ??!

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3939; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Now I see why samsung kept the design of the S6 because they probably couldn't come up with anything better. All the new android flagships that have been leaked this year look so bad. The only new designed phone that looks good is the mate8. I'm smh at all the god awful designs being used this year, ugly designs and copying designs seems to be popular among oem's releasing a new phone in Q1.

28. htcisthebest

Posts: 433; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

While I appreciate LG's incorporating Bang & Olufson into the G5, the handset's design is worse than the Galaxy S7 (which looks like the iphone 6s, also an ugly handset imo).

40. maherk

Posts: 6686; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Please, illustrate for us how the S6 looks like an iPhone? Thank you

50. htcisthebest

Posts: 433; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

How does the S6 not look like an iPhone? The aluminum side frames look exactly alike, even the speaker openings at the bottom and the headphone jack placement at the bottom closely resembles the iPhone. I feel bad for Samsung because the features in Galaxy phones are light years more advanced than the outdated iPhone, yet they chose to copy iPhone's exterior design, which is ashamed. I dislike Apple's practice of cramming outdated hardware into the iPhone and sell it at a price that's much higher than what it's really worth, but I also don't like Samsung's practice of blatantly copying the market leaders. When BlackBerry phones were hot, Samsung came up with phones that look exactly like BB. When Motorola Razr was big hit, Samsung copied them also. Having said that, I will never use an iPhone again because it's so low-spec in these days. I will mostly likely upgrade to a non-Samsung Android phone or the rumored Microsoft Surface Phone.

51. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

The sides of the S6 didn't actually look much like the sides of the iPhone 6 as the S6 sides weren't completely curved. I agree with the bottom of the S6 looking a lot like the iPhone bottom, but everything else looks different

58. htcisthebest

Posts: 433; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

But the leaks of S7 tells me the S7 sides will be as curvy as the i

59. maherk

Posts: 6686; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

http://cdn2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/samsung/samsung-ativ-s-new1.jpg This is a 4 years old Samsung smartphone that the iPhone 6 looks like a carbon copy of it. Now tell me how Samsung copied Apple just because the S6's bottom and only that resembles that of the iPhone 6. The sides don't even look the same, the iPhone 6 is curved, while the ones on the S6 are flat. But I ll wait for more details on how they look the same.

63. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Hey do remember me? I showed you picture of screen (with PA and comments) and my S5 because you didn't belive me :D We got this discussion before. Look at some early iPods Touch. I just want to be impartial. Are you getting one of S7? 90% I will get S7E.

66. maherk

Posts: 6686; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Hehe of course I do buddy How have you been? Well, I just got the HTC A9 last week, and I am loving it, so it's highly unlikely that I will get the S7. But that's not a definite no, but if I ended up trading it, it won't be necessary for an S7, I am interested in all phones this year, even the G5. While it doesn't look good, the final product and mostly its features, might be tempting for me to do the switch. But again, there is a higher chance I will be sticking with the A9. What phone have you been using recently?

76. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I am okay. I checked Huawei Watch and it look nice, but I want something even bigger. Moto 360 v2 would be perfect for me, but that flat tire and LCD screen... I will wait for next generation with new qualcomm dedicated soc. I got S5 all the time. I wanted to get iP 6S+, but I just can't life without OLED screen :D That's why I say no to G5 (IPS confirmed). Also last leaks show not LG like (big) bezels. I wonder what Sony will release, but I after all leaks I just want S7E in my hands :D Almost perfect phone for me.

80. maherk

Posts: 6686; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I would recommend the Huawei Watch. I have it and I also own the Gear S2, and imo, they are the best in the market. Since you're an Amoled guy like me, it is no brainer that you should go with the Huawei Watch, add to that the built in speaker, and almost all reviews says that it feels faster than the Moto 360 2 even though they have the sams internals. Not to forget that the battery life is amazing due to the amoled screen.

83. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I would consider HW even now, but that Qualcomm new soc. If I am not wrong 25% less battery hungry etc. I will buy smartwatch for few years thats why I am still waiting. I am buying phones every 1-2 years. I am working, but I am also student so I can't afford buying so many devices. In Poland life is hard :D

87. maherk

Posts: 6686; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well, 25% will give you roughly an extra 10 extra hrs of usage, so it's not that big deal if you ask me. If I was you, I would wait for the next sale Huawei will drop on their smartwatch, and then get one. I don't see what will change in smartwatches next year.

73. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Your s5? I hate it when people say " MY this phone, MY that phone." What phone do you want to see? My friends have iphone 6, 6s, galaxy s6, s6 edge, edge+ note 5, note edge. I can grab their phones and take a picture or even shot a video to show you it's MY phone too. Proving someone has a particular phone is pointless online. Oh taking a pic of that phone with a note or a comment page on it can prove you have that phone? Don't be BS
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