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LG G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1187 reviews of LG G5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and camera also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the price and durability, while some have doubts about the connectivity and reception.

performance, camera, usability, screen, design

reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of LG G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the battery and usability are overall positive. The screen and camera also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability. Comments are divided on the portability.

performance, camera, screen, usability, battery

reliability, GPS navigation

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG G5 Unlocked Phone, 32 GB Silver (US Warranty)LG G5 Unlocked Phone, 32 GB Silver (US Warranty)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Swider John McCann (techradar.com)

LG G5 review

 

LG takes 5 and retools its flagship Android phone

Strong screen ; Super performance ; Useful wide angle camera

Questionable design ; No app drawer ; Battery could be better

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.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

LG G5 review: Modular misfire? - Pocket-lint

 

LG has got its foot firmly on the gas, going full speed ahead for innovation and point of difference, but turning a design corner so steeply with the G5

Really good camera, plenty of power on board for slick experience, modules make a point of difference unlike the competition, decent Quad HD screen with at-a-glance always-on feature

Not great battery life, design looks plasticky, modules impact design and we can’t seem them catching on, fingerprint scanner small and less receptive than some competitors

The LG G5 is a flagship that's going to split the crowd; it's certainly had us bouncing from pillar and post. That module-based design is such a radical shake-up of the flagship market that we want to be excited, we really do, but we're just not....

May, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

LG G5 review: the most interesting smartphone you can buy

 

Does a modular design make this the best smartphone around?

Genuinely innovative ; Great camera ; Removable battery

Accessories are a gimmick ; Build doesn't match rivals

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

LG G5

 

In an effort to differentiate it from the Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10, LG is betting everything on a fancy new "modular" system of accessories for its flagship G5 smartphone.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

LG G5 with Hi-Fi Plus DAC review

 

A smartphone that can sound as good as a dedicated music player? Yes please!

Great picture ; Great sound (with Hi-Fi Plus module) ; Superb camera ; Expandable memory ; Removable battery

Lackadaisical sound without Hi-Fi Plus module

Innovation and performance – just what a smartphone needs

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play review

 

Give your LG G5 the gift of music

Amazing sound ; Easy to use

Makes the phone longer ; Some issues with use as a standalone ; Bit pricey

If you own a G5, really love music and can stomach the cost then it's a must

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG G5 review in-depth

 

Can LG take on the Galaxy S7 with a metal design, dual-cameras and an accessory slot? Here's our first LG G5 review, focusing on LG G5 design and build, LG G5 specs, LG G5 cameras and LG G5 software and apps.

The LG G5 is one of the most radical phones to come along in a while and we’re glad the firm has shaken things up with the modular design. The G5 is innovative and interesting with unique features but it’s a shame the design and build feels unfinished...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

LG G5 review - the modular wonderphone

 

The most ambitious phone of recent years, LG's modular G5's an incredible handset that finally stands shoulder to shoulder with Samsung's S7

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

LG G5 Review: In Depth

 

LG G5 Review: The LG G5 is one of the most exciting new phones of 2016, boasting the ability to expand via the funky pop-off modular bottom. We test the G5's performance, battery life, camera and other…

Intriguing expandability ; Flexible camera tech ; Solid performance ; Removable battery

Beaten on battery life ; Chunky design

Even if you have no interest in LG’s modular functionality (which is yet to prove itself worthwhile), the G5 is still well worth considering as your next full-time smartphone. The dual camera setup is brilliant, offering impressive flexibility, while...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

LG G5 Modular-based smartphone

 

LG G5 Android smartphone : LG Mobile Electronics has recently unveiled its highly anticipated LG G5 smartphone, a brand new design with not only a sleek, metal uni-body featuring a 'Slide-out Battery' and a 'Modular Type' design that gives a greater...

The LG G5 Modular-based smartphone will be available on April 1. The LG G5 price in US dollar is set at $629.99. Prices may vary from country to country. LG Electronics offers a wide range of Modular-based accessories that can enhance your user...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 2800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 120 / 370 / 400
Standby time (3G):120 / 370 / 380 / 400
Standby time (4G):370 / 400
Talk time (2G):23 / 29 / 4
Talk time (3G):16 / 20 / 21
Talk time (4G):12 / 6.5

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:5312 x 2988
Digital Zoom:0.5 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:5312 x 2988
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 2160p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.185 / 1.717
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.737 / 0.981 / 1.185
Head SAR (USA):1.717

Design

Brand colour:Titan
Colour of product:Black, Gold / Black, Silver / Black, titanium / Gold / Grey / Pink / Silver / Titanium
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:800 / 850
Display diagonal:13.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2560 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:554
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:3 / 4

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC++, AC3, ADPCM, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, FLAC, MP2, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OPUS, PCM, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AC3, ADPCM, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, FLAC, MP2, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OPUS, PCM, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AC3, ADPCM, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, FLAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, PCM, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AC3, ADPCM, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OPUS, PCM, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, FLAC, MP2, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OPUS, PCM, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, WMA, eAAC+
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M2TS, M4V, MP4, TS, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, TS, WEBM / DIVX, H.263, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, XVID / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, XVID / H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1800,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1900,2100
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, OPP, PBA, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, IOPT, MAP, OPP, PAN, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0.1 / Marshmallow (6)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Games
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.1 / 2.15 / 2.2
Processor Model:652 / 820

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / 6.0 Marshmallow / 6.0.1 / Marshmallow (6)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3072 / 4096
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:3 / 32
Maximum memory card size:2000
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Now, Google Play, YouTube / Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Now, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Material:Metal

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3 / 7.39 / 7.7
Height :14.9 / 149.4 / 7.7
Weight:157 / 159
Width:14.9 / 7.39 / 73.9