LG G5 May Be The Most Innovative Android Smartphone Yet

After months of gossips and leaks, LG has finally revealed the G5 at the MWC 2016. Anything you know or have known about previous LG flagships is now gone. It’s a new and refreshed design, unlike any previous LG flagship smartphone.

Similar to what we saw with the Samsung Galaxy S6 last year, LG has gambled with everything it was known for to make a comeback in the smartphone market.

 

The first thing that catches your eyes is the new design language. LG G5 the first all metal flagship from the company. Before you start worrying that G5 won’t have removable battery or a microSD card slot, let us tell you, these are still there. The company has developed a new innovative feature called the Magic Slot which will let users easily replace the battery.

The Magic Slot gives access to bunch of other add-on modules as well. The company made good use of the new feature and the slot can be interchanged with any LG or third party module. The modules available at launch will be a camera grip, which comes with a 1,200 mAh battery and complete physical camera controls, and a Hi-Fi sound decoder for the audiophiles, which comes with a 32-bit DAC audio controller.

 

When looking at the design, it is definitely a step forward (excluding the missing rear buttons). The front of the phone has an all-round 2.5D screen which blends in with the curved metal back. The rear of the phone features a dual-camera setup and a fingerprint sensor which also doubles as the power button.

Specs-wise, the LG G5 comes with a 5.3-inch 2K Q-Dot IPS display panel which has an Always-on Mode (the screen remains on for notifications and clock). There’s a Snapdragon 820 powering the device coupled with 4 Gigs of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The removable battery comes in at 2,800 mAh by default.

As far as the camera setup is concerned, the G5 carries over every feature that the G4 had like the Laser Auto Focus, Advanced OIS and the Color Spectrum sensor. There is a 16MP camera which has a field of view of 75 degrees and the supporting camera has a resolution of 8MP and a field of view of 135 degrees. When joined together, it makes for some nice effects and far superior photography experience.

LG G5 Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based LG UX
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE with Optional Dual SIM
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
    • Weight: 159 g
  • Display: 5.3” with QHD resolution (554PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal Storage: 32 GB
    • MicroSD Card: Supported, up to 2TB
  • Camera:
    • Rear Camera: 16 MP (f/1.8)and 8MP (f/2.4), 4K Video, Laser Auto Focus, Advanced OIS and Color Spectrum sensor
    • Front Camera: 8 MP front-facing camera with 1440p video
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi ac, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS
  • Battery: 2,800 mAh, USB-Type-C (3.1 Standard), fast charging supported
  • Colours: Pink, Gold, Titan (charcoal), Silver
  • Price: TBA

The phone will come with a new LG UX atop the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new UX lets go of the app drawer while carrying over the rest of the goodies from the previous versions. But LG promises that the new UI is far more simpler to use than before. The G5 will come in pink, gold, titan (charcoal), and silver colors dependent on the market. Initial phase will see the device launched in select markets starting this April. More details on pricing and availability will be revealed later.

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.


  • Eli Ehsan

    Ain’t that a thing of Beauty. <3

  • Shahid

    Proud to be lg user.. Atleast something inovative in hardware department.. Am loving the module concept with full metal body

  • GGXD

    Best phone indeed

  • Guest

    Loved there innocation, full marks

  • KMQ

    I think people will still go for Samsung S7 and S7 Edge, but full marks to LG for innovations. They always bring something new, for example the back volume buttons.

    • WG

      Pics have been copied from another article. See the right bottom part where the watermark has been cropped.

  • abobobilly

    The modules thingy. okay i have to admit … its genius. I just hope the design is foul proof.

  • Ahmad Junaid Ali

    yahan konsa release hona hai

  • Good decision to move from OLED to IPS screen. It was a real battery hog on G3/G4.

    • Xain West

      G3/G4 had IPS and by the way OLED consumes less battery.

      • My bad. I was misinformed by somebody. Thanks for clearing it up!!

  • WG

    A note to the author (Aadil Shadman):::

    The images you have used in the article are not your own. They were published on the website ‘The Verge’ and were also watermarked in the bottom right corner. You have just blatantly cropped the watermarked part and published those images as if they belong to you. The least you can do is write the following (or something similar) along with images: “Source: The Verge”.

    This is the second time I have pointed out this kind of plagiarism done by authors of Propakistani. I find it sad and incredulous that you people have no sense and morality regarding presenting others work as your own.

    • Mohammad Fazal

      Finally found a good comment in pakistani forum..

      • WG

        Thanks for your appreciation.

        I think you will agree with me when I say it is a sad reality that people do these kind of things knowing fully well that what they are doing is wrong. And when this is pointed out to them, they either chose to ignore their wrongdoing or try to defend that what they did was not wrong.

        Take the example of the first instance I told the other propakistani author about his act of plagiarism. He tried to defend his action by saying that everything was his opinion even after I had presented the proof.

        • Stone

          WG I don’t know why you are surprised…..not the first or last time this is done by propak.

          • WG

            You are right, this is not the first time they have done this. I found an article in which propakistani apologized for plagiarizing articles from Spider magazine. I am not being allowed to post the link but you can just google ‘ProPakistani Clarifies’ and see the article.

        • Mohammad Fazal

          i agree man..

        • Mohammad Fazal

          and typical word of every pakistani..
          hum talented hein pakistan jesa talet kahi nahi..
          We are talented not creative..

          No offense :)

          • WG

            Creative toh baad ki baat, idhar talent bhi yeh dikhaya hai k do number kaam kia hai.

            • Mohammad Fazal

              sahi baat kahoon..yaha talent bhi nai hai naa creativity hai.. sab bher chaal hein :)

  • ahsen

    2,800 mAh battery …. :P , even G2 came with 3000 mAh .
    I think battery could be the only concern, otherwise phone have awesome specs.
    But still price will decide several things ;)

  • Dr.tamour

    what is the price of this beauty i m impressed

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  • Muhammad Yasir

    way too expensive !