The LG G5 features a transforming design with
a slight up battery and modular functionality. In this episode Ill bring you my full review.
Stay tuned. Hey guys, welcome to Bleeding Edge TV. Im
Andru Edwards from Gearlive.Com and in this edition Im bringing you one of the first
reviews youll find of the LG G5.
The smartphone thats bringing alone some friends. The
LG G5 was announced a couple weeks ago at Mobile Rock Congress and T-Mobile was nice
enough to give me one in advance so I can bring you guys our full review. So, lets
get to it! The LG G5 has distinguished from its predecessors
by its aluminum chassis and focus on modularity. The lower housing which contains the battery
can be removed from the bottom of the device and replaced by alternative add-on modules
that provide additional functions such as a camera grip or high fidelity audio module,
more on those later though.
The G5 is constructed with an aluminum unibody
chassis available in silver, gold, graphite and pink finishes. Its smaller than last
years model, making it feel like more comfortable version of the Nexus 6p, and thats not
a bad thing. A micro dazing process was used to conceal the seams required for the antenna,
which means that are not unsightly antenna bands around the rectangular protrusion houses
the camera components and on the bottom youll find an USB type C connector for charging
and syncing. Unlike previous G models, the G5 volume buttons removed from the back of
the device, they can now be found on the left hand side of the device in the form of a volume
The circular power button which now also contains the fingerprint reader remains
on the rear. Now as I mentioned the lower portion of the
device serves as a battery tray, it can be detached to remove or replace the battery
as well as install add-on modules to add additional functionality, the battery plugs into these
modules which is reinserted to replace the stuck battery tray. I found the G5 performance
to be excellent on the T-Mobile unit that Ive been testing, animations flow smoothly,
the phone reacts immediately, and the camera is basically instantaneous, credits for that
goes to QUALCOMMs new top tier snap dragon 820 chips set, which is accompanied by 4GB
of RAM inside the G5, speaking of the camera, LG now actually offers 2 of them on the back,
a regular 16 Megapixel camera and an additional 135 degree wide angle 8 Megapixel camera,
these can be used individually with a latter offering a wider more panoramic view to better
capture grand architecture or suiting vistas, or they can work together to create some fun
combinations of layering, switching between the 2 cameras is super quick, and together
with LG established shrinking and camera software I think is a positive change.
Jumping into space for a moment with the LG. G5 ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, on
front you got a 5.3 Inch 1440 P IPS display, which equates to a 2560 by 1440 resolution.
I already mentioned the QUALCOMM snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and the dual
cameras on the rear.
On front you got an 8 Megapixel camera with
an F 2.0 Aperture, this is all powered on the inside by a 28 hundred million power battery,
by default the LG G5 ships by 32 Gigabytes of internal storage which is expandable via
a micro SD up to 2 Terabytes. Yes, up to 2 terabytes… Of course you have to wait until
2 terabytes micro SD cards are available but, when they are you can use them here. One unique function of the 5.3 Inch display
is the always-on mechanism and that persistently displays a clock and notifications either
when the device is in standby, this allows you to see the time, dates, and important
notifications out a glance without waking the phone, as mentioned the LG G5 ships with
Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the latest Android operating system out of Google.
LG says that due to the confusion between removing shortcuts to apps and uninstall them
entirely the G5 home screen does not feature an app door out of the box, instead all apps
are placed on pages of the main home screen similar to what you find on iOS and other
costumed Android distributions, additionally the G5 also doesnt support the Android
Marshmallow adapted store feature which lets you format external storage and have it treated
as permanent internal storage.
Now, earlier I mentioned the modular add-ons
which LG refers to as Friends, I havent got any opportunity to try any out yet, but
here is what you can expect… There is the LG cam plus which is a more comfortable
way to take pictures, it adds a grip to the rear of the device to incorporate physical
camera controls, a jogger for zoom, as well as supplementary battery life.
There is also the LG hi5 plus, which is a collaboration between LG and Bang & Olufsen
which adds a deck, and amplifier, digital stream, digital audio support, an up sampling,
and is bundled with Bang & Olufsen play h3 airbuds.
Other accessories include the LG 360 cam which allows you to capture 360 degrees photos and
videos, the LG 360 VR, which allows you to watch those 360 degrees photos and videos
in a portable and light weight device that attaches to the phones USB C port, and the
LG rolling Bot that kindly goes around and takes 8 Megapixel pictures and 10 MP videos,
controls your TV, can control your air conditioning, it can even use a leisure bot to play with
your pet, but that one wont be out for like 5 or 6 months.
All these devices are managed by the LG Friends manager application on the device, which automatically
pairs and synchronizes with them for easy set up.
The LG G5 and some of its Friends accessories will be available globally in the beginning
of April. And there you have it guys that was the look
at the new LG G5 smartphone, it will be available for purchasing early April along with some
of those LG G5 Friends accessories that I. Mentioned during the course of the review.
Now, if you have any questions about the LG.
G5 that I didnt address in the review,
feel free to leave them in the comment section below Ill meet you down there and if I
get enough of them Ill do a follow up 2 NA video specifically addressing the things
you wanna know about the LG G5. Ill leave links in the description to all
the carries that are carrying the LG G5 so you can place your orders and big shout of
the T-Mobile for sending over there the LG. G5 on almost a month early so we can bring
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