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LG G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1641 reviews of LG G5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and camera also get good views. There are some mixed views about the price and durability. There are some negative opinions 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the battery and usability. The screen and camera also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the portability. There are some negative reviews about the GPS navigation and reliability.

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)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

LG G5 review: Bolder doesn't always mean better

 

LG's choice to build a modular flagship smartphone is so brave it borders on nutty -- too bad the phone doesn't live up to its potential. It's a powerful smartphone with an inspired approach to photography, but it feels like LG made too many...

Great performance ; Dual-camera setup is fun, fascinating ; Modular design has potential

The first add-on accessories aren't great ; Fit and finish doesn't impress ; Middling battery life

Let's be honest: Did the G5 ever really have a chance at living up to its own hype? Amid a sea of incrementalist competitors and me-too devices, LG's plan for a more or less modular smartphone was a lungful of fresh air. And I fell into the hype. After...

Apr, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

LG G5 review

 

While its competitors play the game, the LG G5's modular design changes it.

The amount of work, thought, effort, and commitment that has gone into creating the G5 is astonishing. While other brands are accused of coasting along with endless rehashes of previously successful handsets, LG has come out with something that drives...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG G5 vs G4 vs. iPhone 6s vs. GoPro: Camera shootout

 

One thing is for sure, LG didn't play it safe - the LG G5 turned V10's dual-camera setup 180°. Unlike previous dual-camera setups, this one allows users to capture photos with a traditional FoV, wide-angle shots or both at the same time. We did an...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

LG G5 Review

 

DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Jon Phillips (pcworld.com)

LG G5 review: LG's appetite for risk is admirable, but doesn't pay off

 

I never thought I'd write this about any phone, but the LG G5 just feels a bit desperate. It feels rushed. It feels like LG's designers were locked in a room, working on what could be a very good phone, and then someone bolted out the door Leeroy...

Improved battery swap system ; Beautiful, high-res display ; State-of-the-art processor ; LG's awesome manual camera controls

Flawed industrial design ; Extremely dim always-on display ; Wide-angle camera is more gimmicky than useful ; Modular "Friends" accessories aren't very good

The G5 isn't a "bad" phone in the big scheme of all available Android phones. But despite a great display, awesome camera controls, and an improved battery swapping system, it's still notably flawed.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

LG G5 review: less than the sum of its parts

 

If the LG G5 was just another Android rectangle, I could end this review right now with the words "buy the Galaxy S7 Edge." LG's riposte to Samsung is, however, more ambitious than a single phone....

Move to metal construction is step in the right direction ; Flagship class display, performance, and camera ; Dual-camera system has massive creative potential ; Friends modules prove situationally useful

Plagued by lack of refinement ; Saddled with carrier bloatware ; Overshadowed by better smartphone alternatives ; Extra modules don’t add enough value yet

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

LG G5 (AT&T)

 

The LG G5 for AT&T is a powerful smartphone with a semi-modular build, making it a unique alternative to more typical flagship handsets. But heavy software changes won't please Android purists.

Speedy processor. Wide-angle camera mode and manual controls. Removable battery. Unique accessories.

Heavy software customization with some key Android features disabled. Considerable carrier bloatware.

Software and Conclusions The G5 comes with a heavily skinned version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow . In addition to its own icons and a modified settings menu, LG has gone a step further and removed the app drawer, so all your apps are spread across the...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

LG G5

 

The LG G5 is a powerful smartphone with a semi-modular build, making it a unique alternative to more typical flagship handsets. But heavy software changes won't please Android purists.

Speedy processor. Wide-angle camera mode and manual controls. Removable battery. Unique accessories.

Heavy software customization with some key Android features disabled. Considerable carrier bloatware.

Software and Conclusions The G5 comes with a heavily skinned version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow . In addition to its own icons and a modified settings menu, LG has gone a step further and removed the app drawer, so all your apps are spread across the...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Lynn La (cnet.com)

LG G5 review

 

LG phones often play it safe, but this modular G5, which lets you swap out some parts, is all risk. I love the innovation -- no other company has gotten this far with a modular phone -- but unfortunately the device falls short on execution.

The LG G5's unique modular design lets you swap in fun accessories. It has (two!) great rear cameras, expandable storage and a replaceable battery -- a rarity in high-end phones.

Although you can swap out some parts, there aren't enough to make this feature compelling. You can only access the phone's app drawer in a specialized theme.

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.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

LG G5 (gold)

 

Swapping out parts means you turn off your smartphone each time, and there just aren't enough modules right now to make this truly captivating. (LG is selling two components, but they don't pique my interest all that much.) Maybe if there were more...

The LG G5's unique modular design lets you swap in fun accessories. It has (two!) great rear cameras, expandable storage and a replaceable battery -- a rarity in high-end phones.

Although you can swap out some parts, there aren't enough to make this feature compelling. You can only access the phone's app drawer in a specialized theme.

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.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 2800
Battery performance:2600 / 2800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 370
Standby time (3G):370
Standby time (4G):370
Talk time (2G):4

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:0.5 / 8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Brand color:Titan
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Pink / Silver / Titanium
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:800
Display Diagonal:5.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2560
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:554
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AC3, ADPCM, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OPUS, PCM, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC,AAC+,AC3,ADPCM,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,OPUS,PCM,WMA,eAAC+
FM radio:Y / Yes
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression format:DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, XVID / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264
Video formats supported:DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,VP9,XVID / H.263,H.264,MPEG4

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, IOPT, MAP, OPP, PAN, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / 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

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Now,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

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

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor:820
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.15
Processor model:820

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6.0.1 / Marshmallow (6)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:4096
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:4
RAM type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Now, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.287 / 0.303
Height:5.87 / 5.88
Weight:5.61
Width:2.91