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LG G5 (2016) review

Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Adreno 510
3 GB / 32 GB
5.3 inches (1440 x 2560 px)
16 MP, 5312 x 2988 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

LG announced the launch of the G5 smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the LG G5 phone with 5.3 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The LG G5 comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery. The 5.3 inches phone comes with IPS display (1440 x 2560 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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LG G5 specifications

BrandLG
NameG5
ModelH840
Release date2016

Body

The weight of LG G5 is about 5.61 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this LG phone are average (5.88 x 2.91 x 0.3 inches).

Weight5.61 oz
Dimensions5.88 x 2.91 x 0.3 inches
Colorsgray
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The LG G5 comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 510

Display

The size of G5 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.3 inches IPS display of LG G5 with 1440 x 2560 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.3 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of LG G5 (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the G5 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of G5 has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera16 MP, 5312 x 2988 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The LG G5 supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The G5 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The G5 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of G5 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2800 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The G5 phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This LG phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the LG G5, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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LG G5 / H840

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