The LG G5 is looking more and more like the Android phone to beat this year. With LG deciding on a simple yet stylish design that’s quite different from their previous handsets, the G5 might not look like it matches up to other top contenders in the market when it comes to looks - but it definitely makes up for it in features.
The LG G5 is quite a surprising handset, as it’s accompanied by a range of unusual and exciting plug-in and standalone accessories. One of the most interesting features of this handset is its modular design. With just the press of a button on the side of the metal handset, the bottom will pop out to reveal the battery and an expansion slot which is ready to be filled with different modules and accessories that LG are calling ‘Friends’. These include the Cam Plus and Hi-Fi plus which are designed to improve the phone’s camera and audio capabilities respectively. Cool, right?
The entire phone is made from metal but doesn’t show any visible seams or cellular antenna bands – something that’s never been achieved before with an entirely metal handset. The lack of seams creates a softer look for the 5.3 inch handset which is accentuated by the many curves all over the design.
The LG G5 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of ram and comes, and a huge 32GB of internal storage space along, plus the option to expand storage with a MicroSD card slot. The 2,800mAh battery comes in smaller than previous LG models but LG has got around keeping the new ‘always-on’ screen constantly alive, without draining too much battery, by putting the integrated circuit (IG) in charge rather than the processor.
Running on Android’s latest Marshmallow 6.0 operating system, this exciting new phone also has an impressive 16-mexapixel camera which produces great snaps with or without the extra modular device.