News & Reviews: lg g5
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2016
LG G5 is indeed one of the most innovative and escentric smartphone designs we've seen so far from CES 2016, allowing the user to take out the battery easily from the bottom and switching "gears" for different purpose such as taking a picture. If that's not good enough for you, iFixit has reported the G5 is repairable with a rating of 8/10.
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2016
Look no further if you want to watch a standard LG G5 torture test. This video will go through a bend test, scratch test and burn test where JerryRigEverything tests it out himself.
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2016
Do you still remember the LG G5 that was announced way back in February? Although it's been quiet, but we have some news about it. First, it seems that there's going to be a LG G5 lite version, and it has passed through TENAA regulatory agency with some tech specs revealed.
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2016
Huawei recently announced their MateBook hybrid 2-in-1 tablet at MWC but didn't really detail anything on their upcoming Huawei P9 flagship smartphone. Looks like we may see it sooner than you think as a teaser image of an invite for a Huawei event has appeared. While we're not sure what beer has to do with it, the P9 has been making the rounds in the rumour mill recently with leaks revealing tech specs like a dual rear camera estimated to be 12MP camera sensors much like the one in the Huawei Nexus 6P but perhaps with different lens like on the LG G5.
No other tech specs or features were revealed but we expect it to have the Kirin 950 (or 955) processor, 4GB / 6GB of RAM, 32GB storage and possibly a USB Type-C port. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet, but it is expected to come with the Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei P9 Enhanced Edition and Huawei P9 Max. Stay tuned for more details and as always with such rumours do take this with a pinch of salt.
Last Updated: Feb 29, 2016
The recently announced LG G5 offers a modular design which includes a slide-out battery, camera and hi-fi audio attachments on top of a metal unibody chassis. Announced at MWC 2016 with a number of companion devices, the LG G5 garnered a number of awards as well. Check out what LG had to say about it and the full list below:
- GSM Association (GSMA) ~ Best Mobile Handsets & Devices - LG G5
- 4gnews ~ Major Revelacao - LG G5
- Alphr ~ Best Smartphone - LG G5
- Android Authority ~ Best of MWC 2016 - LG G5 / LG Friends
- Android Central ~ MWC Top Pick - LG G5 / LG Rolling Bot / LG 360 VR
- Android Pit ~ Best Innovation - LG G5
- BGR ~ MWC 2016 Winner - LG G5 / LG Rolling Bot
- Digital Trends ~ Top Tech of 2016 Winner - LG G5 / Top Tech of 2016 Audio - LG Hi-Fi Plus
- Expert Reviews ~ Best of Innovation - LG G5 / Best Smartphone - LG G5
- Know Your Mobile ~ Best of Innovation - LG G5 / Best Smartphone - LG G5
- Men’s Health ~ Editor’s Choice - LG G5
- MobileGeeks ~ Best Smartphone - LG G5 / Most Innovative Company - LG Electronics
- Slashgear ~ Best Smartphone - LG G5 / Best Accessory - LG Rolling Bot
- Techradar ~ Best in Show - LG G5 & Rolling Bot / Best Phone - LG G5 / Best Wearable - LG 360 VR
- Techspot ~ Best of MWC - LG G5
- Tom’s Guide ~ Best of MWC - LG G5
- Tom’s Hardware ~ Best of MWC - LG G5
- Trusted Reviews ~ Best of MWC 2016 - LG G5 / Rolling Bot
- Ubergizmo ~ Best of MWC - LG G5 / LG Friends
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2016
So just in case you missed the trash talk by LG at Samsung on Twitter (which was taken down already) during the first day of MWC 2016, initially, we wanted to do a comparison between theSamsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 to see which one is better. That was until Xiaomi Mi 5 came along and kind of dropped the mic by showing a high AnTuTu score (142084 points) which surpasses both of them, with 133054 points (G5), followed by 116668 (Galaxy S7). Although the Mi 5 comes up on top with the score, it doesn't mean that it's better. So which one is better? Let's find out in thiscomparison between the three flagships.
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016
Apart from modular attachments and rear dual-cameras the LG G5 was also announced with the LG 360 VR, the LG 360 CAM, LG Rolling Bot, LG Tone Platinum and H3 by B&O PLAY friends, all controllable from the LG G5 using the LG Friends Manager and LG Smart Controller. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but do check out the list of LG G5 Friends and the video and infographic in this article.
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016
LG officially announced the LG G5 at MWC 2016 today featuring a metal uni-body and modular attachments to swap out the battery, increase the camera performance or make the smartphone into a HiFi audio device. As rumoured, the LG G5 offers a modular slide-out battery connected to the bottom panel which you can slide-out after you turn off the phone. You can then slot in another Slide-Out Battery or increase the camera performance with a Slide-Out CAM Plus attachment featuring dedicated buttons for the power, shutter, record, zoom anda an LED indicator with a more comfortable grip. The LG CAM Plus also offers an extra 1200 mAh battery with auto focus and exposure lock.
The LG Hi-Fi Plus attachement features Bang and Oluffsen or B&O PLAY for 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC upsampling audio. It also supports 32-bit 384 KHz high-definition audio playback. The LG G5 itself is always on and features an extreme Wide Angle Lens consisting of two rear cameras. One is a standard 78-degree lens while another has a 135-degree wide-angle lens, so you can switch between the two when you need to. The Always-on feature means that you can always see just the time, date and notifications on the screen even while the G5 is in sleep mode (perhaps useful in a darkened room according to the video below) which saves battery by only requiring 0.8 percent of the battery's full capacity per hour, so you don't have to always turn on the display to check things out.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2016
LG G5 rumours continues to surface as we're just a month away from the MWC 2016, However, this time instead of concept renders what we got this time is an LG prototype protective casing as shown in the image above.
There's a smartphone covered by the protective casing too, but we can't be too sure if it's the real LG G5. But rumours say that a leading online retailer, MobileFun has added “ArmourDillo” in their website for the G5 which seems to match. Not to mention, based on the previous concept renders; the dummy smartphone kind of matches the renders nicely with the dual cameras and fingerprint scanner on the back, and the volume button on the right side. It's also rumoured that the battery is removable from the bottom.
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016
As mentioned in our last LG G5 post, LG will make an appearance at the MWC 2016 next month to go head on with Samsung and Sony. We have already showed you how the render might look like based on the eyewitness testimony, now there's another one leaked in the internet and it looks quite similar to the previous render.
It's reported that the G5 is probably going full metal, the four corners are curved and the volume buttons are placed on the left just like the first render. What's interesting to note that, the power button is actually placed at the bottom along with the speaker, while the headphone jack remains at the top. The device will have a fingerprint sensor on the back too.