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.