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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1300 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. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The camera and battery are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity and reception. There are some mixed reviews about the price and durability.

performance, battery, camera, usability, screen

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of LG G5 from 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 Views about the battery and usability are overall positive. The screen and camera are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the portability. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

performance, camera, screen, usability, battery

reliability, GPS navigation

69% of the reviews on 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)

May, 2017

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

LG G5 Review: First Impressions


As we expected, the LG G5 is real and official. With this 2016 iteration of their G-Series line of product, LG has taken a somewhat unexpected and refreshing step. LG wants to make things much easier, and more interesting for users. They want to bring...

The LG G5 reflects a significant change in strategy for LG. The company continues to commit to excellent performance, but no longer wishes to push the limits of raw computing or camera sensor power just to win the technological race. Instead, it tries...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (

LG G5 Smartphone Review


Modular with big eyes. LG's new G5 comes with some new innovations. The smartphone is now modular and has a dual-camera. As well as the conventional lens, there is an additional wide-angle lens, but unfortunately, the resolution is pretty low. The...

bright and high-contrast display, Always-On display, comprehensive security features, good cameras, great voice quality with good noise suppression, modular slot, fast storage, expandable storage, very fast SoC

only USB 2.0, no App2SD, preloaded forced apps, only LTE Cat. 6, low resolution of the wide-angle lens, ambient light sensor sets the luminance too low, throttling under heavy workloads

LG has been really creative this year to get the attention of customers and we think the Korean company offers a successful overall package. The combination of a good display, proven camera and decent battery runtimes is a solid foundation. We really...

Expert review by: Matt Humrick (

The LG G5 Review


While Samsung took its Galaxy lineup in a new direction last year, LG moved its G Series along a well-traveled road. The LG G4 retained the same design language and features as the G3, and its upgraded cameras and new wide-gamut display were not enough...

Ultimately, the G5, like the G4, ends up feeling like an upper mid-range phone rather than a true flagship. It does have a nice array of features, including a removable battery—a true rarity these days—and microSD support, along with excellent...

May, 2016

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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 (

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

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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

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (

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 (

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: Chris Burns (

LG G5 Review Part III: what no other phone has


The LG G5 is an enigma. Do you decide that you want to go with a device that's tried and true, only updating in iterations? Or do you want to go with a device that's made by a company that wants to try something relatively new, and maybe even a bit...

Do the non-Friends features we’ve gone over here make the LG G5 a monster to be beaten by the rest of the premium smartphone universe? Sort of. Instead, I’d contend that while MANY premium smartphones continue to try to capture the success Apple has...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (

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

Product Specifications


Talk time (4G):6.5


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):8


Head SAR (USA):1.717


Brand colour:Titan
Curved Design: No


Pixel density:554
Screen shape:Flat


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
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 standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes


Internal RAM type:LPDDR4