These are the LG G5 best features that end users might not know existed brought to you by you Sydney CBD Repair Centre Team.
QUAD HD DISPLAY
The LG G5 doesn’t try to squeeze more pixels into its 5.3-inch display, and that’s something I’m actually happy to see. QHD resolutions (1440 x 2560) on phones are the ceiling that no one needs to break.
Lighting up the phone screen reveals there’s little difference here. The smaller size increases the pixels per inch on the LG G5 to about 554ppi, but everything else looks similar, including the brightness.
It’s not as vibrant as Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology, but colors are still strong and the brightness is pleasing, allowing for an excellent viewing experience.
LG has instead, upgraded its IPS LCD to include always-on display functionality, something you won’t see until the phone is asleep.
The LG G5 is not alone. In fact it launched with an entire posse, dubbed ‘LG Friends’.
These ‘Friends’ are a range of accessories that are tasked with taking the phone to the next level. I like the ideas of each, but in practice they’re unconvincing.
There are just two modules available that you can physically plug into the LG G5, Cam Plus and Hi-Fi Plus – and while LG promised more in the coming months after launch, we’ve seen new options dry up completely as the modular design failed to catch on.
LG’s user interface gets a splash of paint, but it’s not a total overhaul. Icons appear to be a little more rounded and the quick settings menu isn’t so drab.
It’s all combined with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which should prove useful for its battery-saving tricks more than anything else.
Scrolling through menus on the LG G5 felt smooth and incredibly snappy, even with all of my apps loaded onto the device.
I was wary of the fact that LG got rid of the app drawer, as my entire home screen exploded with apps when I loaded everything on there. Like an iPhone, all apps are on the main home screen, with folders being my only relief to the clutter.
DUAL REAR CAMERA
The thing I like about LG and its smartphones is that it always seems to take chances with new technology, and that inventiveness is fully realized in the LG G5’s dual rear camera.
Unlike previous handsets such as the HTC One M8 and Honor 6 Plus which combined both lenses to create one image with added depth, the LG G5 wants you to use each of its cameras independently.
Round the back you’ll find both a 16MP and a wide-angle 8MP camera. It’s super easy to switch between the two from the camera app. Just hit the rectangle with a tree in to use the 16MP snapper, or the rectangle with three trees in to switch to the wide-angle option.
The LG G5 is a rare breed of smartphones, as it is one of the very few now which offer a removable battery.
Years ago it was almost a given that you’d be able to remove the battery from your phone, buy a spare and swap them round when one had died. However, as phones began to demand style and fashion sense, the days of removable batteries are now numbered.
LG is one of the last remaining holdouts for the removable battery form – and a button towards the base of the left side of the G5 allows you to pull the bottom bezel out of the phone when pressed. Attached to this bezel is LG’s luminous power pack which you can up clip – with a large amount of force.
I was worried I might snap the connectors, such was the force required to remove the battery and I fear this could be a weak point going forward for the G5.
The G5 comes with a 2800mAh power pack, which is actually smaller than the LG G4, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 – both of which offer 3000mAh batteries.