LG G5

price Rs. 29,990 onwards | launch Jun, 2016
magic score ?
58.3
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#12
of 31 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 12 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Very good build and handling
  • Unique modular design, with a "magic slot" which lets you plug a handful of external add-ons: such as a semi-pro camera grip with shutter buttons and a bigger battery, or an external sound amplifier by B&O (there will be more 3rd party add-ons available in future)
  • Excellent display with excellent contrast and sunlight legibility
  • Android UI with Optimus UX is a powerful combo, and LG has done well to keep the bloatware in check, but left enough in terms of customization options and proprietary services to enhance your Android experience
  • The Snapdragon 820 chipset offers stellar, top-of-the-line performance, and runs cool
  • Good audio quality
  • Excellent call quality via earpiece and speaker
  • Fantastic set of rear and front cameras
  • The photos from the rear (primary) camera have plenty of resolved detail, high dynamic range, excellent colors and contrast
  • The wide-angle camera allows instant panoramic shots and opens up the door for some nice creative usage
  • The 4K videos are great with plenty of detail
  • The OIS, and the digital stabilization, are good too
  • Battery life is decent (lasts a day) and the option to always have a spare ready to take over, from the magic slot, is most welcome
  • Fast charging support via USB-C
  • Fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate

What We Didn't

  • The design lacks originality or character, which is a bit of a downer, given that this is a flagship phone
  • No water proofing
  • No wireless charging support

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.3 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 554 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
  • Always-on display
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.1 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 530
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity2800 mAh
Dimensions
Weight159 gm
Thickness7.3 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (16 MP + 8 MP)
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face/Smile Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Laser Auto-Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 135 degree Wide Angle Lens. F/1.8 Aperture
  • Simple Mode
  • Auto Mode
  • Manual Mode
  • Grid Lines
  • Timer
  • Cheese Shot
  • 8X Digital Zoom
  • Quick Snap ((While Video recording))
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Gesture Shot
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Wireless Charging (Qi-enabled)
  • Daylight Mode
  • Pop-out Picture
  • Film Effect
  • Smart Bulleten (All Favourite Application in one place with notifications)
  • Knock Code
  • Dual Window
  • Knock On
  • QREMOTE
  • Android Beam
  • Call Reject
  • Connection Vibration (Vibrate when the other party answer the call)
  • Backup & Restore
  • Favorite Contacts
  • Landscape View (View home screen in landscape view)
  • Talk Back (Provide spoken feedback to help blind and low vision users)
  • QSlide (Simultaneously see two screens at once to maximize on-screen multitasking with QSlide function)
  • Live Zoom (Video by zooming in or out)
  • Quick Memo
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • USB Type-C
  • Infrared Port
  • Miracast
  • Google Drive (100 GB)
  • LG Friends Manager (Manage all friends with one app)
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average brand rating
3.11/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys