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LG G5

Specifications

LG G5
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 530, Core: 624 MHz
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4
Display
5.3 inch 16:9, 2560x1440 pixel 554 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, 10 multi-touch points, IPS Quantum, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23.07 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined headphones and microphone jack (3.5 mm), Card Reader: microSD up to 2 TB (SD, SDHC, SDXC), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity, Rotation, Accelerometer and G-Sensor, VR sensors, digital compass, barometer, Android Beam, Wifi Direct, Miracast, SlimPort, OTG, DLNA, Infrared
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 6 (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38 and 40), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 149.4 x 73.9 ( = 0.3 x 5.88 x 2.91 in)
Battery
10.78 Wh, 2800 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, 3.85 Volt, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 29 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 21 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 400 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 400 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix (78° standard angle and 135° wide-angle, f/1.8, HDR, Color Spectrum Sensor, Laser AF, OIS 2.0, RAW support)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, modular quick charger, USB cable, headset, LG Backup, SmartWorld, QuickRemote, QuickMemo+, LG Health, LG Friends Manager, 24 Months Warranty, USB Type-C, FM radio, Head-SAR: 0.737 W/kg, fanless
Weight
159 g ( = 5.61 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 68 g ( = 2.4 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
699 Euro

 

Average Score: 86.62% - good
Average of 54 scores (from 121 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 88%, features: 83%, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the LG G5

89.3% LG G5 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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 battery capacity has also reduced.
90% LG G5 Review: Now UBER-CHEAP Via Amazon
Source: Know Your Mobile English
A lot of people seem non-plussed by the G5; some even claim it looks boring and lacks the charm of last year’s model. I 100% disagree with this sentiment — the G5 is a vastly superior device to what came before. It has enough new features, attributes and quirks to really stand out from the crowd in 2016 and for me is one of the most interesting releases in recent times.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% LG G5 Review: Android 7.0 Nougat Landing November 2016
Source: Know Your Mobile English
A lot of people seem non-plussed by the G5; some even claim it looks boring and lacks the charm of last year’s model. I 100% disagree with this sentiment — the G5 is a vastly superior device to what came before. It has enough new features, attributes and quirks to really stand out from the crowd in 2016 and for me is one of the most interesting releases in recent times.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
LG G5, six months later
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The G5 is a solid phone, despite the identity it is saddled with. The fingerprint sensor is great, the camera is superb, the software much improved and the feel of the handset more than comfortable. The main trappings are there, however many didn’t get to experience them so far.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
90% LG G5 Smartphone Review: A Great Phone With Dual Lens And Excellent Performance
Source: PC Quest English
The LG G5 has a metal body, with a separate frame and rear shell. It has dual-camera lenses which let you capture wider images than single lens as well detailed pics with natural colors in both day and night light conditions. The fingerprint sensor works smoothly and the latest USB Type-C lets you charge the device quickly. Overall it is a great bet to spend 40k, just the battery could be better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90%
Ambitious But Unrefined
Source: Hot Hardware English
The LG G5’s saving grace is the fact that its 2800mAh battery is easily replaceable on the go, a rarity for flagships in 2016. To see how it holds up against the competition, we turn to AnTuTu’s Battery Tester benchmark. This test gives phones a beating by cranking up the screen brightness and looping through a variety of workloads until their battery cries uncle.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2016
90% LG G5 Review: Easily The Most Interesting Phone of 2016
Source: Know Your Mobile English
A lot of people seem non-plussed by the G5; some even claim it looks boring and lacks the charm of last year’s model. I 100% disagree with this sentiment — the G5 is a vastly superior device to what came before. It has enough new features, attributes and quirks to really stand out from the crowd in 2016 and for me is one of the most interesting releases in recent times.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Moto Z Force vs LG G5 – Modular Or Mods?
Source: Android Authority English
On the other hand, quite literally, the LG G5 has some trouble convincing us to use its modularity. And not just us, either – I personally have come across a few people recently who were using the G5 without mods. Upon asking, these people said that they didn’t ever get a Friend or use the ones that may have come with their phones. What they did enjoy was the camera package, where the wide angle shooter totally added to their picture and video taking experiences. We tend to feel the same way, as the wide angle camera is the most fun we’ve had shooting with a smartphone in a while.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2016
LG G5 Hands-on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English
The beautiful and striking LG G5 determines its unique design, particularly its modular form which certainly changes the game over time. It is yet a great update from the LG G4 and we are waiting how well could it be competing with the all-rounders like the Samsung Galaxy S7. Leave a comment and let us know about your views.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2016
100% LG adds VR and 360 degree panoramas
Source: It Pro English
We have our doubts about the long-term success of the LG G5’s modular expansion design. This aside though, the G5 is an excellent smartphone. Trying to choose between it and the Galaxy S7 is a very difficult choice - their cameras and performance are equally matched. The S7’s screen is much brighter though, but the G5 has a slight edge in battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
OnePlus 3 vs HTC 10 vs Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG G5 vs Huawei P9
Source: V3.co.uk English
The conflict becomes even more confusing with the OnePlus 3 wading into the battle of the 2016 Android handsets. The Samsung Galaxy S7 (along with the S7 Edge) sat atop the Android tree for a long time, but it's becoming increasingly crowded down below. You can't deny the hard work that HTC, Huawei and OnePlus have put in and, while we feel that the LG G5 lags a little behind, it really is anyone's game as we march into the second half of the year.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2016
80% LG G5 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
LG's G-series phones have always been a bit hit-or-miss, and last year's G4 (Review) fell short in some departments, particularly when it came to battery life and software. The laser autofocus wasn't quite as intuitive as we had expected either. The LG G5 has not only fixed those problems, but has gone above and beyond, resulting in a smartphone that feels like it finally has what it takes to challenge Samsung's dominance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
86% LG G5 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The LG G5 may be the most innovative smartphone of 2016, but it isn't the best. The modular design needs more thought, and the battery life should have been better. It is amongst the fastest phones in the market, though, and has a great camera. It isn't a bad buy, but we'd still choose a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge over this smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
A slightly different flagship with many friends
Source: Laptop Media English
Many people find LG’s G5 as a risky attempt because of its striking changes from last year’s model. Undoubtedly, there is something charming about this design and additional modules. We can’t be sure though how customers will receive these novelties. There is no doubt that the fans of smartphone photography will be happy to find the camera module, bringing hardware buttons and extra battery, in the box. Actually, it seems to us that namely these aspects (camera and battery) could have been a bit better. The improvement in battery life is very subtle, but this is compensated by the quick charging thanks to the USB Type-C port and QuickCharge 3.0 technology. We can’t say it’s bad, but we expected better image quality from the 16MP camera, especially in lowlight conditions. What compensates this part is the presence of a second wide angle camera that allows you to capture appealing snapshots.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2016
LG G5
Source: AnandTech English
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 performance, but many of its features are poorly executed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2016
75% LG G5 Review
Source: Techspot English
Despite a poor Android 6.0 skin, there is enough to like about the LG G5 to class it as a ‘good’ smartphone. My main issue with the device, though, is that I can’t really recommend it over the Galaxy S7 when both handsets command the same price tag. When competition is so strong, sometimes being ‘good’ just doesn’t cut it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
LG G5 Vs LG V10
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this closer look at the LG G5 vs LG V10! These are two of the best smartphones that have been released by LG. On one hand is the current flagship offering, and is a solid smartphone with a couple of very unique features, such as its modular capabilities a dual camera setup on the back, which make this phone stand out from the crowd.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2016
80% A flagship contender that needs some spit and polish
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The LG G5 is priced like a true flagship, and on paper, is also built like one. Unfortunately, reality paints a different picture. The phone holds a lot of promise. It’s rare to find a phone that performs this well and offers so much. If only LG had taken the trouble to really work on the fit and finish of the device and put some more thought into their “primer,” this would have been a real contender for the flagship throne.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 65% workmanship: 60%
A flakily finished but futuristic flagship?
Source: Androidbeat English
In the past, I’ve championed devices with removable batteries, rightly and for the obvious reasons. I’ve also championed modular phones, for example the Fairphone 2, despite all its caveats. And I absolutely recognise that every form factor, every design involves some compromises. For example, needing a peel-off-back, as on the Galaxy S5. Or slide-off-screen, in the Fairphone’s case! And, in a better designed world, LG could have made the G5’s bottom section work. But trying to butt up (no pun intended!) two hard, metal sections, repeatably, with no wear, no tolerance problems causing steps and edges and sharp points, was always going to be nigh-on impossible. That’s why plastic was invented, LG, have one of the halves be an obviously different material and texture so that the user’s fingers are expecting discontinuities. Heck, have the bottom bit coated in leather, as on the G4!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2016
80% A phone with a difference: LG’s G5 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
It’s hard to deny that LG’s G5 is one of the more interesting phones we’ve seen in a long time, but is it the best of 2016? That we’re not sure about. There are certainly some interesting features here, and mixed with a whole heap of customisability, it’s easy to see the LG G5 isn’t another “me too” phone, because that’s easy to build these days.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
HTC 10 vs. LG G5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: GSM Arena English
Smartphone cameras has come a long way since the early days. It's safe to say that photography in good light has been mastered and we've seen impressive advances in low-light shooting. The quality of 4K videos is still improving (while 1080p clips seem to have hit the ceiling of what's possible). HTC is hopeful selfies are the "next big thing" and that OIS would give them the edge.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/11/2016
LG G5 Vs LG G4
Source: Android Authority English
So, there you have it for this closer look at the LG G5 vs LG G4! The big question here is whether the LG G5 brings enough to the table to be considered a worthy upgrade from its predecessor, and the answer really depends on how much you want all the new features that the G5 brings into the picture, such as the modular design, the dual rear cameras, and the fingerprint sensor.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2016
LG's modular approach is bold but falls short
Source: Gizmag English
The LG G5 is available now at an average price of around $630 full retail in the US. That's cheaper than the offerings from HTC and Samsung so far this year, but, if you're going down that road, see if you can grab some deals on a Friend or two as well to make it better value for money. Otherwise you'll likely be paying more than better rivals to get the complete package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2016
HTC 10 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7 / Edge Vs LG G5
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this closer look at the HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG G5! The big question here which device each of us would pick, and Lanh’s choice is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Samsung has really refined the design, and key improvements across the board have made a big difference. The Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a bigger display, bigger battery, and more functionality with the Edge panels, making the curved edges more than just about the aesthetics.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2016
80% Modular misfire?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The LG G5 is a flagship that's going to split the crowd; it's certainly had us bouncing from pillar and post. That module-based design is such a radical shake-up of the flagship market that we want to be excited, we really do, but we're just not. Because we just can't see that primary feature and the 360-camera/hi-fi/VR units ever getting explicitly used.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has the better hardware. It feels more substantial in the hand and can stand up to the elements - yet ironically, it's the more fragile handset. The screen is perfect and the battery life is long. It provides the better headphone audio experience (though it lost the loudspeaker challenge). The Dual Pixel autofocus is great and we would love to see it in more cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2016
HTC 10 vs LG G5
Source: Phone Arena English
The HTC 10 is the finest phone in a line that was getting a bit long in the tooth, with no real weaknesses that are worth mentioning. It's well-designed, with fast software, much improved camera, and a traditional stress on audio prowess. The LG G5, however, often does better in most scenarios that matter, save for the battery endurance, which is an issue that its modular design may help overcome.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2016
Modular design and dual cameras
Source: V3.co.uk English
The LG G5 is never going to win prizes for good looks, but it excels in quirky innovation with a modular design and dual rear-facing cameras (one of which is wide-angle) Modular design, wide-angle camera, removable battery, customisable software, attractive price. Not metal all over, modular design is a blessing and a curse, so-so battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2016
Testing: The LG G5 Android Smartphone
Source: Tested English
There are a few reasons to get the LG G5 over other devices. If you want a removable battery, this is one of the only high-end phones that offers it right now. The wide-angle camera is a nifty extra too. I'm not sure anyone will base a buying decision entirely on that, though. The modular aspect, that just seems like a miscalculation to me.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2016
LG G5 vs Nexus 6P
Source: Android Authority English
So, there you have it for this in-depth look at the LG G5 vs Nexus 6P! This has been a very back and forth comparison, with one superior to the other in some areas, and vice versa in others. The Nexus 6P remains consistently good across all aspects of the smartphone experience, and while the LG G5 excels in some aspects, it under performs in others, such as battery life.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2016
LG G5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: Greenbot English
Having trouble choosing between two of this year's biggest flagships? Let us help.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/22/2016
LG G5 battery life review
Source: Android Authority English
Consider that a removable battery is almost an extinct beast and the LG G5 is even more impressive for the heavy user; LG deserves plaudits for sticking to its guns about offering a removable battery and as long as you don’t mind splashing out for a spare battery, the LG G5 battery life won’t be a concern.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2016
Phones get playful: hands-on with LG’s G5
Source: Gadgetguy English
Giving the phone a brief test, we found the G5 had a nice feel to it that was sturdy, but much slimmer than the company’s previous efforts. It’s an evolution LG has long needed, even if the edge of the phone — a slim accented line of metal — takes some getting used to.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/21/2016
100% Modular expansion and twin cameras set LG's flagship apart
Source: PC Pro English
The LG G5 is one of the most interesting smartphones I’ve seen since the days of the LG Optimus 3D, and for that, I find myself predisposed to liking it. The trouble with the G5 is that, although ingenious, I’m not convinced it’s enough to get consumers to switch from the tried and tested. People will still love their iPhones and Samsung Galaxy handsets no matter what LG does with its modular battery bay and accessories, simply because those phones are known quantities, and the LG G5 isn’t a big enough step forward.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Source: Android Authority English
For me, I prefer the S7 Edge because it’s a much more refined smartphone experience, whereas the G5 feels like a first-generation product… and in a lot of ways it is. Surely, LG will have it all figured out in the next version, but if you feel really compelled by the G5’s modularity, then give the phone a shot. If you’d rather play it safe, the S7 or S7 Edge are the safest bet money can buy.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2016
100% The modular wonderphone
Source: Expert Reviews English
UI flaws aside, there's no denying that the G5 is an incredibly ambitious device from LG, and it's by far the most unique smartphone I've ever tested. Initially, I had my doubts over whether departing from the G4's handsome leather looks was a wise move, but the G5's surprisingly attractive when you get up close, and its smooth metallic coating feels great in the hand. The grey model I had for review might not look quite as shiny or flashy as either of Samsung's handsets, but at least the G5's matt finish means it doesn't pick up any dirty fingerprints, which is a welcome relief after the grubby Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% LG G5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The LG G5 is a really good phone, but in a year of really great phones it can’t quite match the impressive standard set the by the HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7. It shares many of the same components – fantastic screen and high-end internals, plus a camera that tries to do something a little different. Then there the "mostly"exciting prospect of the modular Friends, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% The most interesting smartphone you can buy
Source: T3 English
I like the LG G5 a lot, it’s a real joy to use. Not because it’s a perfect smartphone, but because it’s innovative. If you want a ‘stand out’ smartphone to make a geeky statement, the G5 is it. The modular design is interesting, and the ability to swap the battery is key for some. The innovative camera is the real winner here, with the ability to switch between normal and ultra-wide angle, really taking smartphone photography to the next level.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% LG G5 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The scale of the LG G5’s ambition is breathtaking. It’s the first of a new kind of smartphone and – if the modular concept works – you can expect Apple, Samsung and the rest to spend the next couple of years scrambling to catch up with this handset. Still, we’re not in the business of giving points for potential, and of the two modules we've so far tested only one - the relatively niche Hi-Fi Plus - is worth investigating. We're hoping that more will follow, and that third-party manufacturers will get in on the act too, but until that happens the G5 needs to be able to stand on its own merits.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% LG's appetite for risk is admirable, but doesn't pay off
Source: Greenbot English
We have to applaud LG for taking so many risks—overhauling battery extraction, ditching the app drawer, adding a second camera, and beating other manufacturers to the modular accessory punch. But each of these innovations is flawed to one degree or another, casting a dark shadow on a phone that otherwise does have a lot of offer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
LG G5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
If you have no use for the still-limited portfolio of extra LG Friends module attachments, though, the G5 doesn't offer something to really set it apart from the 6s Plus in terms of everyday usage like software performance or camera quality. The iPhone has one big basic advantage, however, and that is a much better battery life, which in real life often trumps added options that you may rarely use.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2016
LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
There is a nearly $100 price difference between the two in favor of the more affordable LG G5. Being the more affordable one, the G5 can get away with some of its flaws in comparison with the S7 edge. If price is not a concern, though, at $800, the S7 edge is definitely the better-rounded phone in most aspects: with a better display, an actually useful Always-on feature, better battery life, and impressively fast camera.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2016
80% Disruptions start with a first step
Source: Pocketnow English
If you’re OK with the typical trend of flat slabs, then maybe the G5 is not the phone for you. I’m not on that list though. I do agree that smartphones have become boring. I consider myself a geek, and not just of the type that would spend hours in front of a computer playing, but of the type that could assemble and disassemble it as well. For geeks like us, phones shouldn’t be average. I praise LG for trying new things with the G5, and I hope we don’t have to wait until the G6 for the hardware bugs to get polished.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80%
What’s the best new Android phone 2016?
Source: PC Advisor English
We won’t give our final verdict until we’ve thoroughly tested the HTC 10. However, it’s clear each phone has its advantages. You might like the LG G5, with its modular design, generous display size and removable battery. Alternatively, the more compact Galaxy S7 is fastest of the lot, with extras such as waterproofing, fast wireless charging, a heart-rate sensor and more common Micro-USB port. But don’t write off HTC: while the One M9 was mildly disappointing, the company has really pulled up its socks with the HTC 10, which is now a true rival to Samsung and LG and may just win you over with its fantastic design, awesome selfies and Hi-Res audio.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2016
70% LG's appetite for risk is admirable, but doesn't pay off
Source: PC World English
We have to applaud LG for taking so many risks—overhauling battery extraction, ditching the app drawer, adding a second camera, and beating other manufacturers to the modular accessory punch. But each of these innovations is flawed to one degree or another, casting a dark shadow on a phone that otherwise does have a lot of offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% As good as the Galaxy S7 but in completely different ways
Source: PC Advisor English
The LG G5 is one of the most radical phones to come along in a while and we’re glad the firm has shaken things up with the modular design. The G5 is innovative and interesting with unique features but it’s a shame the design and build feels unfinished in areas. It’s a top-notch device which can hold its own with the best phones in performance and cameras, but it’s LG’s modular design which is the real selling point here. There is bags of potential but the future of this is unclear so it’s hard to be definite right now. The G5 is one of the best phones around but for completely different reasons to the Galaxy S7.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% LG G5 review
Source: Techradar English
The LG G5 is a bit of a funny one. It's giving us a glimpse of the future thanks to the modular setup, but its true potential is currently unrealized, and things could stay that way for a while as we wait for exciting, new modules to appear. Where does that leave us then? There's still a well built handset with a premium design - although not as premium as its competitors - a huge amount of power and a smart dual camera setup on the rear.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
87% Bringing modular to the mainstream
Source: Android Authority English
The LG G5 is set to cost $700 off contract in the USA, which is pretty typical for a flagship smartphone and the G5 is definitely on par with other flagships in the same price bracket. The G5 is a step in a completely new direction for LG and offers a brand new design, impressive dual camera array and premium software experience. At the same time, LG hasn’t quite perfected its design but for a first-generation product, the G5 has us extremely excited about what’s to come.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 88% display: 90% mobility: 83% workmanship: 83%
85% LG G5 Review
Source: Phandroid English
The G5 and Galaxy S7 are similar in many ways. However, the Galaxy S7 feels like a more premium phone. Sometimes, refinement is better than exciting new features. If you’re willing to go with a slightly bigger phone, the Galaxy S7 Edge is the clear choice. Between the G5 and Galaxy S7 I would take the latter, but it’s a close call. LG should have spent a little less time in the playground and more time in the design studio.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% LG G5 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The LG G5 is as good as any current flagship at a time when flagships are inevitably more and more alike as makers wouldn't risk falling behind. It's hard not to appreciate LG for making the less obvious choice - probably knowing that there are easier, more obvious choices a user can make. Failure to monetize innovation certainly hurts, but failure to innovate can kill you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60% emissions: 80%
LG G5 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Even if you have no interest in LG’s modular functionality (which is yet to prove itself worthwhile), the G5 is still well worth considering as your next full-time smartphone. The dual camera setup is brilliant, offering impressive flexibility, while performance is up there with the best. And in terms of media performance, the G5 again does its job, offering strong, striking visuals. This is also one of the few phones out there to offer a removeable battery, to keep you going on those super-long journeys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2016
LG G5 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
The LG G5 is a really good phone, overall, just not the best phone at the moment. LG is introducing some interesting ideas with it, like modules and dual cameras, but the module status at the moment is pretty weak and uninteresting, while the dual camera setup creates some new use cases at the sacrifice of an appealing design. Maybe in a year LG will dial all of that in, improve the camera design or setup, and offer modules that more of us can get behind.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2016
LG G5 Review Part III: what no other phone has
Source: Slashgear English
Instead, I'd contend that while MANY premium smartphones continue to try to capture the success Apple has had with the iPhone, LG is doing what Microsoft should have been doing all along with Windows Phone: creating an environment in which the user is trusted to be able to handle new and exciting features and hardware - not just iterative steps in quality with what's already proven to be just good enough.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2016
LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the LG G5 both come outfitted with some great cameras, which should potentially bring low-light photography with a smartphone on the next level. We set out on foot on the streets of New York to put these two to the ultimate camera test - their image quality when it comes to shooting in the dark.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2016
Trip to Mt. Rushmore
Source: Slashgear English
Finally we've got the border between South Dakota and North Dakota. Notice the strange blur going on in the upper bit of the photo - we weren't going over the speed limit. Promise! Focus was just (accidentally) set on the dash of the car instead of the road change ahead. Oh well!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2016
83% LG G5 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
At the end of the review process, we're feeling kind of empty in that we can't quite place our finger on what it is that isn't feeling exactly right with the G5. Objectively, it's a competent flagship and even a decent improvement over its predecessor in some ways, but it feels like it's just way too round in character. There are no sharp edges, nothing that jumps out, no area where the G5 is, or at least appears to be, significantly better than what the competition has to offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
LG G5 Camera samples from the NY Auto Show
Source: Slashgear English
LG has even more outside-the-box stuff planned for the G5's camera post-launch, including a series of 'Friends of G5' add-ons that physically attach to the phone and expand its functionality. These include the LG CAM PLUS which serves as a grip that combines zoom controls with a shutter.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2016
Hands on: LG G5 review
Source: Techradar English
The LG G5 plants a new flag in the company's flagship phone series, with a metal design, side-mounted buttons and a brand new always-on display. Just don't look for the flashiest device or some of the best features from the LG V10.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/29/2016
LG G5 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The LG G5 is a most unusual phone - too bad you wouldn't know it at the very first glance. We've been sort of circumspect over the course of this review, but it's time to put it bluntly. The LG G5 may as well turn out to be the flagship with the least exciting design of the season. It's refined, but it lacks character. It comes with quite a lot of hardware innovations and yet it looks trite.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2016
100% LG G5 review
Source: Stuff TV English
If you walk into a phone shop and nab yourself a G5, then you'll have a fabulous handset that's better than most of what's available, but not by much. That's says more about how great smartphones are right now than this LG though. A supreme screen, lightning-fast processor and novel camera aren't enough to make any mobile the best by far. To spearhead the mobile vanguard, you have to either be a near-on perfect product such as the Galaxy S7 or offer something new entirely.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
LG G5 Preview
Source: Phone Arena English
For dozens of reasons, predicting how well a smartphone will sell is, at best, about educated guesses. We've spent a lot of time so far talking about the G5 and what it's all about on its own, but you have to keep in mind that while it's at the core of LG's strategy, it isn't alone in the fight for customers' hard-earned cash. Throughout MWC and the weeks after, LG has been trying to stress how its ambition is to make smartphones fun again, and ignite playfulness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2016
Benchmarked: The LG G5 gives the Galaxy S7 a run for its money
Source: Greenbot English
We’re not done with the LG G5. We still have to use it as a daily driver, take it for a jaunt around the Bay Area to see how it shoots photos in various environments, and get a feel for what life is like without the application drawer (Hint: it’s slightly agonizing, but I’m managing). And this is pre-production hardware and software. We’re also waiting on the G5’s Friends to arrive and we’ll be testing to see what life is like with swappable smartphone modules. Stay tuned.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2016
LG G5: First impressions after 24 hours of testing
Source: Greenbot English
With pre-production hardware in hand, Greenbot and PCWorld editor-in-chief Jon Phillips breaks down the highs and lows of the new LG G5 smartphone.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/15/2016
LG G5
Source: Zdnet.com English
Light metal body, unique modular design, wide-angle capture In full disclosure, the LG G4 and new LG G5 that T-Mobile sent was offered as part of a special T-Mobile customer preview program (I've been with them now for almost 15 years). The units are pre-production devices, have no warranty, and cannot be sold during the program. While T-Mobile and LG encourage participants to share their experiences so the companies can gather input from actual users, there is no obligation associated with the preview program.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2016
What's the best Android phone of 2016?
Source: PC Advisor English
Our early impressions suggest the S7 wins this battle, but it's going to be a very close call. Check back soon for our full verdict after some more in-depth testing.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/29/2016
Everything You Should to Know About the LG G5 Smartphone
Source: Tested English
This phone will likely cost a bit less than the Samsung Galaxy S7, but not much. LG is stepping up the materials this year, so I'd expect to see a more premium price tag too. Maybe around $600. The attachments are also an unknown right now. If LG wants to make this modular phone concept work, it's going to need to sell them for reasonable prices.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2016
LG G5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Source: Gadgetguy English
We think the two phones have room to cohabitate. The LG G5 holds some of the same promise that Google's Project Ara does. This, however, depends on LG and its partners actually producing interesting add-ons. Even without that the phone is great on its own, its seamless metal shell is quite impressive in person. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is more self-sufficient. Sure, some snap-on accessories are available, but this is good ol' Samsung - the S7 has everything and the kitchen sink (and even the sink has more features than the competition). If you're looking for low-light photography, the S7 edge is the phone for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2016
LG G5 vs G4 vs. iPhone 6s vs. GoPro
Source: GSM Arena English
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 impromptu shootout with both G5 cameras, pitting them against various well-respected opponents.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2016
Apple's best versus LG's new flaghip phone
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s too early to give a definitive verdict on which phone is the best. The G5 should be quicker in benchmarks, and it will be interesting to see how long the battery lasts in our tests. For many people, the iPhone 6s will win because it’s an iPhone and runs iOS. But for those iPhone owners thinking of jumping ship to Android, now could be the ideal time.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2016
Modular, metal, made for fun
Source: Pocket Lint English
The LG G5 is innovative. The changeable battery - even if you never make use of any of the Friends - is a smart move and well executed. The specs of this handset stack up in a way that will appeal to many users: LG now has premium materials, but it retains memory expansion and even if that battery doesn't last long, you can switch it out.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2016
LG G5
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s safe to say I’m impressed with the LG G5. The metal body is a step up and LG has managed a design feat at which other manufacturers have failed – retaining a removable battery and microSD slot in a phone that feels high-end. The modules I’ve seen so far are niche but they add something to the LG G5 that no other phone can lay claim to. Will they take off? I’m not entirely sold yet – we’ll have to wait and see. Regardless, it’s admirable that LG is trying something truly original.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2016
LG G5 Review: First Impressions
Source: Ubergizmo English English
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 to synthesize and emphasize real-world scenarios that maximize user value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2016
LG G5
Source: GSM Arena English
LG brought its A-game to MWC 2016. The LG G5 is a proper head-turner with its always-on display and modular add-on concept. The handset is also big in the camera department, bringing two separate shooters with different fields of view, allowing for zooming action and some cool effects.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2016

Foreign Reviews

80% LG G5
Source: hifitest.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 90%
LG G5
Source: Dual-SIM Handy Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2016
Dem Puzzle-Smartphone fehlen Teile
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2016
90% Modulare Technologie
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 96% features: 89% display: 97% mobility: 78%
83% LG G5
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
93% LG G5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 93%
Das neue LG-Flaggschiff mit modularen Erweiterungen
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2016
73% LG G5 mit dem Kameramodul LG Cam – modulare Wunderwaffe
Source: Technik Surfer German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% performance: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 60%
Oberklasse-Smartphone mit Akku-Schublade
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2016
90% Die Modulare Revolution: LG G5 Im Smartphone-Test – Episode 1
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Der Weitwinkel macht den Unterschied
Source: CNet Deutschland German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Der Weitwinkel Macht Den Unterschied
Source: Ubergismo Deutsch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
88% LG G5
Source: Computerbild - Heft 10/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 88%
LG G5
Source: c't - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/15/2016
85% Modulares Smartphone mit Magic Slot ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
96% Das modulare Android Flaggschiff
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90%
90% LG G5 ein fast perfekter Nachfolger
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Das Handy ist super, das Zubehör weniger
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2016
100% LG G5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% LG G5
Source: Basic Tutorials - Heft 6/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% LG G5
Source: Connect - Heft 6/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
LG G5
Source: c't - Heft 10/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
80% LG G5
Source: e-media - Heft 06/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% LG G5
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 10/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% Smartphone, Wechsle Dich
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
LG G5
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2016
80% Innovation und Stillstand in einem Modul
Source: Android TV German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% workmanship: 40%
85% Modulares Smartphone mit Magic Slot ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Ein Blick auf die Kamera bei Tag und Nacht
Source: Android TV German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2016
91% LG Electronics G5
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 91%
Modularer High-Ender mit Doppelkamera und wechselbarem Akku
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2016
LG G5 (k)ein modulares Smartphone…
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2016
92% Ist das die modulare Zukunft?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% display: 92% mobility: 90%
Mit Schub und Schublade
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2016
Wie viel Magie passt in ein Smartphone?
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2016
Das Smartphone mit der Zwei-Linsen-Kamera
Source: Billiger-telefonieren.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2016
Baukasten trifft Smartphone
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2016
Kameratest mit Weitwinkel und normalem Objektiv im Vergleich
Source: Android User German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2016
Modulares Smartphone ohne Module
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2016
96% LG G5
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 96%
Análisis Del Nuevo LG G5!
Source: Descargar.mobi Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good workmanship; quality cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2016
90% Review – LG G5
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Análise ao LG G5: elegante, poderoso e modular
Source: Tecnologia.com.pt Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Dual chamber; good design; quality performance; fast sensor. Negative: Relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2016
80% LG G5 Recensione: Lo Smartphone Mutante!
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recensione LG G5
Source: Wiz Blog Italian IT→EN
Positive: Fast fingerprint scanner; decent display; nice performance. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2016
LG G5 – Video Recensione
Source: Stockisti Italian IT→EN
Positive: Slim size; decent speakers. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2016
Test du LG G5 : un très bon mobile (ou presque) passé à côté de son public
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Nice screen; high performance; good connectivity; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Average design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2016
86% Recenzja LG G5: Niezastąpiony fotosmartfon
Source: Teleguru Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Recenze: LG G5: Myšlenka Dobrá, Provedení Nikoliv
Source: Smartfoun.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Model: The unique LG G5 is a well-crafted smartphone, which can be customized by the user using modules. There are different modules called "friends" by LG, which range from an external speaker system to a physical camera shutter button kit. Many more modules are said to be in works from 3rd party manufacturers. Design has also radically changed compared to previous G series devices with edges being extra rounded and the display glass slightly curved at the top. There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. You can choose between 4 colors; silver, titan, gold, and pink. The 5.3 inch IPS LCD panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow system features the LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI and sports the Always-on display. There are two variants of the device and the flagship device comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, an Adreno 530 GPU and 32 GB of internal storage. The LG G5 is equipped with a 16 MP plus 8 MP dual camera system at the rear and an 8 MP front shooter. Other features include Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, USB Type-C, and an FM radio. The LG G5 will certainly appeal to users looking to customize their smartphone at hardware level.

Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
820 MSM8996: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.15 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.3":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.159 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


LG:

LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).


86.62%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-28 (Update: 2016-02-28)