On February 21, 2016, the LG Electronics launched its much hyped up modular Smartphone LG G5 at yearly Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The South Korean manufacturer based out of Seoul, primarily deals in five major segments, namely, home entertainment, mobile communication, home appliances, energy solutions and air conditioning. The LG G5 is its flagship modular Android Smartphone. The major feature of a modular Smartphone is that it is upgraded from various components which allow it to be improved separately. The hardware specifications of the LG G5 include a modest 5.3 inch display which 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB in built storage and 2,800 mAh battery. Other noteworthy features include NFC, USB Type C and fingerprint scanner. The expandable memory provision of the phone is up to a gigantic 200 GB. An interesting feature to note is the B & O sound system that can be enabled by just sliding a module in the phone case. There is a lot to talk about the features of the LG G5. So, we bring to you the seven most interesting features that make it stand out in the lot.
Top 7 LG G5 Features
1. The Interesting Dual Camera Configuration
The rear end camera of LG G5 is a combination of two cameras. As interesting it sounds, it is likewise. The two cameras are respectively 16 megapixels and 8 megapixels. This will facilitate the wider field of view. There are wide angle lens with the 135 degree and 75 degree angle provision. The manual controls and settings allow the user to choose the required options for clicking pictures. In this regard, it is also important to mention that the front camera of G5 is 8 MP. This is definitely going to rock the selfie option for many.
2. A Modular Smartphone
As mentioned earlier, that the G5 is a modular Smartphone which opens up a lot of possibilities for upgrades. This gives scope to the third part manufacturers for add on modules. The brand has already announced two modules, known as the Cam Plus and the HiFi plus. The Cam Plus provides the shutter and button controls along with an extension grip and add on battery life. The HiFi plus with built in B & O PLAY sound system enhances the sound quality. This characteristic opens up a huge scope of modifications in the Smartphone segment. As for the G5, it can be expected that the segment will see a number of add on modules as the Smartphone hits the racks for the mass customers.
3. A standout Always On screen
As with the regular Smartphone’s, the styling of the screen resulted in the draining out of the battery and extra effort on the processor. Well, LG has taken out the solution for that and an effective one to be precise. The G5 features a committed battery and processor for the Always On screen. It is kind of cool to come up with such a feature. As per the information, this will utilize as little as 0.8 percent of the battery per hour.
4. All new Snapdragon 820 Processor
The Snapdragon 820 Processor was launched at CES 2016. It features the X12 LTE which boosts the upload speeds by 3 times and enhances download speed by 33 percent. The Kryo CPU paired with the Hexagon 680 DSP is an ultimate performance booster. It also helps to elongate the battery life. For graphics purpose, the Adreno 530 GPU is meant for enhanced graphics specs and power usage at the same time. There is another feature which makes the processor unique, that is, 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra Image Signal Processor (ISP). This allows image capturing up to 25 MP with nil shutter lag. This ultimate processor has been used in LG G5 which makes it all the more desirable.
5. Look and Feel
The LG G5 features a fluid metal body with a combination of beveled glass in the front. The approximate dimensions of the G5 are 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm. It will be available in four color variants namely, silver, titan, gold and pink. The display of the G5 is a real eye catcher. It is a 5.3 inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display with 554 ppi. The 2800 mAh battery of the Smartphone comes with a slide out feature. So, you can replace it with another one easily, if it drains out. Among other involvements are the Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
6. Storage Capacity
The LG G5 has an enormous in built storage of 32 GB. But the best part is that it can be expanded to a mammoth 200 GB. There is a dedicated micro SD card slot in the G5. This is something which had lost importance in the last couple of years. It is an appreciable step towards the storage front, as it had been neglected in the recent past.
7. Android Marshmallow
The presence of Android Marshmallow 6.0 in LG G5 brings a lot of head turners to this Smartphone. It is ought to be mentioned that currently there not many Smartphone in the market that feature the latest version of Android Marshmallow. It just adds to the icing on the cake. It is important to mention that the newest version of Android Marshmallow has a totally overhauled apps menu and the clock design has been revamped. There is a memory manager to Google and option of lock screen message has been added. The users will benefits from all this in the LG G5. There is also the Friend Manager which will enable the LG G5 ecosystem accessories to be managed remotely.
The all new LG G5 has been released as on 21 February, 2016. It can be expected that by the mid of March, 2016, it will be available to the masses. The price of the product in different markets has yet not been declared by the brand. But we are sure that it will be updated soon.