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LG G5 Unboxing/ Preview: Demo Unit Taken Out of the Box and Our First Contact With a Modular Phone (Video)

The LG G5 is the very first modular phone that went onto the mainstream market and first such phone we test. We unboxed it below, but it’s only a demo unit, so not all accessories are inside the box. The flagship was announced at MWC 2016 and it’s priced at $620.


Inside the box we find the USB Type C cable and a metal key, but the manual and charger are lacking. There are no headphones included, not in our package and not in the commercial one either. We get a small and very discrete button on the side of the device, that once pressed, it detaches the bottom lid with the battery. In that area we can connect another lid, a module that includes B&O acoustics or a special camera module with camera buttons and an extra battery.


These are part of the LG Friends program, that also includes extra gadgets, like a 360 degree camera, a small robot and drone remote. LG G5 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, a 3D Arc Glass display with 5.3 inch diagonal and Quad HD resolution. There’s also 32 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a dual camera setup.


That includes a 16 megapixel camera with 3 axis OIS and an 8 megapixel camera with wide angle 135 degree lens. There’s also an 8 megapixel selfie camera, a 2800 mAh battery and the OS is Android 6.0 Marshmallow with LG UX 5.0 on top. Finally, the flagship has a Power button at the back with fingerprint scanner integrated.

We’ll be back with a full review very soon and in the meantime you can find the updated price here.