G5by LG

  • G5
  • G5
  • G5
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
87%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The rear cameras capture high-quality photos, and thanks to the wide-angle lens, you can capture the entire scene when needed.
  • A replaceable battery is something most Android manufacturers have done away with. LG kept it and figured out how to build the phone with a premium material at the same time.
  • Performance with the G5 isn't an issue, with apps loading quickly.

CONS

  • Battery life is either really good or really bad on the G5. Users may want to spend the extra cash for a backup battery.
  • The modular design is full of promise for accessories to interface with the phone, but that promise has yet to be realized.
  • LG ditched the traditional Android app drawer, going with an iOS-like app layout. For Android enthusiasts, it's going to feel confusing and cluttered.
LG took a different approach with its latest smartphone, the G5. The G5 features a metal housing without forfeiting a removable battery, thanks to a modular design that allows the battery to slide out from the bottom of the phone. The 5.3-inch display is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 process, 4GB of memory, and 32GB of storage, which is expandable through microSD support. Two cameras are located on the back of the phone: a 16-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera.
NameG5Galaxy S7iPhone 6SNexus 6PMoto X Pure Edition
ManufacturerLGSamsungAppleGoogleMotorola
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100%

Zipping across the likes of Chrome, WhatsApp and Twitter won’t cause the LG G5 to break a sweat.

Zipping across the likes of Chrome, WhatsApp and Twitter won’t cause the LG G5 to break a sweat.

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90%

It's great to see LG doing something different with the design of the G5 – it's easy to follow a formula but the firm has effectively ripped…

It's great to see LG doing something different with the design of the G5 – it's easy to follow a formula but the firm has effectively ripped up the blueprints for its flagship phone and gone back to the drawing board.

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90%

The LG G5's modular party pieces are yet to be fully realized, but away from that you've got a supremely solid flagship smartphone - if only…

The LG G5's modular party pieces are yet to be fully realized, but away from that you've got a supremely solid flagship smartphone - if only the battery was a bit better.

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86%

The bottom line is that I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with an integrated battery that is 800mAh larger, in a slightly sleeker form factor,…

The bottom line is that I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with an integrated battery that is 800mAh larger, in a slightly sleeker form factor, with a water resistant build. Side-by-side I would choose the Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy S7 every time.

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80%

However, the G5 feels a little cheap compared to other flagship handsets and LG’s software remains on the "less attractive side".

However, the G5 feels a little cheap compared to other flagship handsets and LG’s software remains on the "less attractive side".

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80%

LG has made its own UI yet again. What might be a little confusing for some is that there is no App Drawer.

LG has made its own UI yet again. What might be a little confusing for some is that there is no App Drawer.

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80%

This is the phone to get if you want a removable battery, but it fails to live up to its world-changing Swiss Army Knife potential.

This is the phone to get if you want a removable battery, but it fails to live up to its world-changing Swiss Army Knife potential.

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The idea of a modular phone is pretty exciting, but I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that the LG G5 is nothing but a proof o…

The idea of a modular phone is pretty exciting, but I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that the LG G5 is nothing but a proof of concept at this stage in the modular game.

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It’s hard to convince people to buy a product based on what it might eventually be able to do, but that’s the number one selling point the L…

It’s hard to convince people to buy a product based on what it might eventually be able to do, but that’s the number one selling point the LG G5 currently has going for it: potential.

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Build quality and ergonomics are not quite up to the level of other high-end smartphones. When I picked up the phone and unlocked it with a …

Build quality and ergonomics are not quite up to the level of other high-end smartphones. When I picked up the phone and unlocked it with a fingerprint, my thumb fell above the volume rocker, which was awkward.

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Here’s one thing LG did really well: the G5 has the best camera setup of any smartphone, and it all comes down to that second camera.

Here’s one thing LG did really well: the G5 has the best camera setup of any smartphone, and it all comes down to that second camera.

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Battery life on the G5 overall was a mixed bag. One day I would get an entire day’s worth of use out of a single charge, while the next day …

Battery life on the G5 overall was a mixed bag. One day I would get an entire day’s worth of use out of a single charge, while the next day I would have to swap batteries by mid-afternoon.

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