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Excellence Score
21.8
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Value for Money Score
51.7
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Price ₹ 14,499 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2016 Mar, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.3 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 554 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Display Features IPS, Always-on display Super AMOLED, 2.5D + 3D Curved Glass, Always-on Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.1 GHz 1.9 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Ranked #37 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 7880Ranked #71 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 530 Mali-T830 MP3
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 16 MP + 8 MP 16.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 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)) F/1.9 Aperture, 27mm Focal Lenght, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, Gesture Shot F/1.9 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.3 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 159 gm 159 gm
Width N/A 71.4 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 2800 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 16.00 hrs
Fast Charging Support Yes, Quick Charge 3.0 Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 16 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 18 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 19 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 53 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Always On Display Off): upto 78 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features 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; DLNA; NFC; Infrared Port; Miracast; Noise Filtration; Google Drive (100 GB); LG Friends Manager (Manage all friends with one app) Fast Battery Charging; NFC; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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)
  • Fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good audio quality
  • Excellent call quality via earpiece and speaker
  • 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
  • Classy design, flagship-grade build quality
  • Water-resistant/Dust-resistant with IP68 rating
  • Fast/accurate fingerprint reader embedded in the home button
  • Excellent 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display - bright, vivid, and visible in the sun
  • TouchWiz, Samsung's interface is functional and feature-rich, and now also sleeker
  • Also includes Samsung Pay, Samsung's new mobile payment interface, which is pretty useful and can remove the hassle of using physical debit/credit cards
  • Pretty good overall performance (though not flagship-class), backed by a pretty efficient chipset
  • Decent rear camera (same as Galaxy A7) - gives out good, balanced results especially in daylight
  • The 16MP selfie camera (same as Galaxy A7) produces decent results too (but its focus is fixed way too close, so you're forced to choose between wide coverage or images that are simply not in focus)
  • Decent loudspeaker - it's nice and clear at maximum volume too
  • Superb battery life, posting excellent numbers in all battery life tests - should last you a full two days with moderate use
  • Quick charging support
  • Comfortable size, nice heft
  • 1080p video quality is pretty decent too, so is the audio that accompanies it
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The design lacks originality or character, which is a bit of a downer, given that this is a flagship phone
  • No wireless charging support
  • No water proofing
  • The glass back is inevitably prone to fingerprints, and is slippery
  • No LED notification light
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