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LG G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1748 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. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and camera are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and reception. Opinions about the price and durability are mixed.

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 91/100 = 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. Comments about the battery and usability are generally positive. The screen and camera are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the portability. Many are negative 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.

Nov, 2019

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 : Lynn La (cnet.com)

LG G5 flirts with modularity, but it's still a runner-up (review)

 

Surprisingly, the main draw of the G5 is its removable battery, not the unique modular capabilities.

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 : 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

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