Let’s talk inside first:
The spec sheet is top notch, just as expected. The LG G5 runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 graphics, paired with 4 GB RAM. Here are the other specs:
- Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Camera: Rear Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front 8MP
- Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
- Weight: 159g
- Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
- Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink
The G5 houses a dual camera setup. The module contains a standard 78 degree lens and a wide-angle 135 degree lens. The wide-angle lens is literally 15 degrees wider than the human eye, which means you can capture a large area standing close to the subject. Powering the cameras are the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP and Qualcomm Spectra 14-bit dual image signal processors (ISPs) designed to deliver high resolution DSLR-quality images.
The important thing though is the modular design of the G5. Yes, the construction is a unibody metal frame, but the bottom of the phone simply snaps out like this:
1. LG CAM Plus: This module adds a camera grip to the G5, along with a physical shutter button, a zoom dial and extra battery (1200 mAh) to the phone.
2. LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY: In collaboration with B&O PLAY, LG introduced this module which is essentially a portable Hi-Fi DAC audio player.
We also got a lot of accessories, called “Friends”, for the phone, so here is a brief about each of them...
1. LG 360 VR: This is my favourite accessory - connect this portable VR headset to the G5 and you can experience high quality virtual reality content without the need of your phone in front of your face. It tries to solve all the problems that comes with Google Cardboard, by providing a lightweight frame, individual 639 ppi displays.
3. LG Rolling Bot: This one is all ‘bout the fun factor. This Sphero like bot rolls around your house, live streaming video video. Playing with cats just got a lot of fun - with technology!
4. LG Tone Platinum: A Harman Kardon Platinum grade bluetooth headset equipped with aptX HD codec, for lossless 24-bit audio.
5. LG Smart Controller: Although still in prototype stage, this smart controller is made in collaboration with Parrot to make drone flying a piece of cake.
That rounds up the press conference for a brilliant phone that might prove to be the key to LG Smartphone’s success. Let’s see how it goes!
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