The LG’s new G5 high-end phone is now available to pre-order, ahead of its arrival on shop shelves on April 1st.
EE is offering the handset for £39.99 and £9.99 upfront. This entitles you to 4GB of data, unlimited minutes and texts and use of EE's double speed 4G service in areas where it's available.
But the real 'sell' for EE is that if you're among the first 2,000 to order the phone you'll also get a free pair Bang & Olufsen (B&O) Play H3 in-ear headphones and a B&O play S3 speaker. That's £400 worth of complimentary kit.
Carphone Warehouse is selling the handset, which stole the show when it was launched at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) technology expo, from £37.50 per month on O2, with nothing to pay upfront.
That gets you 1GB of data per month and unlimited texts and calls. More importantly, though, the deal also includes a free pair of B&O headphones worth £150 as a sweetener for early-bird, pre-order customers.
If you don’t mind paying a bit upfront, there’s another keenly priced deal available on EE through Carphone. That works out at £42.49 per month, with a one-off charge of £9.99 to cover the cost of the phone.
Allowances here are a whopping 5GB of data per month, with unlimited calls and texts. Once again, you’re also entitled to those complimentary headphones.
Other retailers are on board too. Mobile Phones Direct is offering the G5 for £35 per month on Vodafone. Allowances here are 1GB of data, unlimited texts and 1,000 minutes per month.
Touted as a ‘transforming smartphone’, the G5’s big sell is that it’s the first ‘modular’ phone from a mainstream handset-manufacturer.
‘Modular’ in this sense means you can change the G5’s functionality and appearance by adding accessories (‘modules’).
These add-ons, which are branded the LG Friends range, include a 360-degree camera, a VR (Virtual Reality headset) for gaming and a speaker set from B&O that offers rich, thick sound. Winningly, and rather unusually for a modern smartphone, you can also buy a secondary battery, so you're covered when you're low on charge.
The phone is also home to a battery-efficient, always-on screen that means you don’t have to wake up your phone if you want to see the time and a wide-angle 16-megapixel camera.