LG G5 (Unlocked, Brand New)

$249.00

The LG G5 is one of LG’s best ever smartphones. With a 5.3″ display, and all the hardware and software power to back it up, it gives even the biggest-selling flagship phones a run for their money. The G5 is also covered by our 14 Day Returns Policy, and achieved a Mr Aberthon ranking of  9.5/10.

Product Highlights

  • Unlocked to most networks, such as: AT&T, T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Verizon and Sprint and Select Prepaid GSM Supported Carriers (Please call your network provider for further assistance to confirm its compatibility.)
  • 32GB internal memory
  • Front Camera: 8MP, Read Cameras: 16MP & 8MP with 135 degree view
  • Screen size 5.3″

 

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Looks and Feel

Most smartphones these days will tout the fact that they have  a polycarbonate shell. What they mean is “plastic”. This is fine, actually, and can help to reduce both weight and cost. However, once you get your hands on the all-metal LG G5, you’ll know what others are missing out on. With the edge-to-edge display and subtle curved corners, the LG G5 is a great looking smartphone.

With it’s slightly curved edges on the back, it sits well in the hand and doesn’t cause aching fingers over long periods of use.

The unique feature of the LG G5 is its modular design. The design of the bottom section of the G5 means it can be removed. This gives access not only to a replaceable battery, but to add-on accessories offering different capabilities. In truth, the list of add-ons available is small. There is a camera grip, a DAC Audio unit and a 360 degree camera. But, even if you don’t need this interchangeability, simply forget about it. The G5 is good enough in its own right, even without the modules feature.

Cameras

Both rear and front cameras are excellent. The front camera is 8MP and can record video at Full HD 1080p resolution. The real star, though, is the dual lens arrangement of the rear camera. Along with the standard 16MP camera, there’s an 8MP wide angle lens. This offers a view of 135 degrees, which is exceptional for any camera lens, let alone a smartphone.

You can even take both a standard and wide-angle photo at the same time. This makes a very unusual effect, as though the standard section is zoomed  in slightly. It might not be practical for everyday use, but it’s a great way of taking selfies.

The rear camera can also capture 2160p video, as well as 0180p video.

Display

The 5.3″ display is a 1440 x 2560px resolution. Whilst not 4K, it is superb quality, and is as good as any we see from the likes of Apple and Samsung. There is an always on display, showing the time and notifications. Even when the phone is locked, this glance screen remains on. It may seem like overkill, but with more of us using our phones to check the time than a watch, it’s invaluable.

Connectivity

The LG G5 has all the connection features you’d expect. Wi-Fi 802.11 up to ac speeds, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and even Infra-red, which can be very useful.

There’s even an FM radio, allowing genuine radio listening instead of apps for often different online broadcasts.

Battery and Processor

As we touched on, the battery is user-replaceable. If you like to keep hold of your smartphone, this is incredibly good to have. batteries do start to fail, in time and, being able to switch it for a new one is great.

At 2800mAh, you will get 20hrs talk time or 400hrs standby off a single charge. Speaking of charging, wireless charging is available with the separate charging pad.

The quad-core processor performs very well, even under heavy strain. We noticed no lag or stuttering on even the most recent games or high resolution movies. There’s 32GB of storage built-in, and you can add a further 400GB via the MicroSD card slot, if you so desire.

Summary

There’s nothing not to like about the LG G5. From the design, to the hardware, to the way it’s all put together, it’s a winner. The module design is useful for some, not so useful for others. But that doesn’t mean not needing it means not needing the G5. Without the modular design, it is still an excellent smartphone.

The specifications match almost anything available, but at a lower price. We heartily recommend the LG G5.

Weight0.35 lbs
Dimensions5.88 × 2.91 × 0.3 in
Manufacturer

Carrier Branding

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Model Number

US992

Phone Style

GSM or CDMA

CDMA, GSM

Android Operating System

,

Battery Power

Charging Port Type

Type C

Fast Charging

Yes

Color

Fingerprint Sensor

Yes

Internal Memory

32 GB

MicroSD Card Slot

Front Camera Resolution

8 MP

Rear Camera Resolution

16 MP, 8 MP

Screen Size

Resolution Size

Rugged Level

Gorilla Glass

2G Bands/Frequencies

B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900), BC0 (800 – CDMA)

3G Bands/Frequencies

B1 (2100), B2 (1900 PCS), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850)

4G LTE Bands/Frequencies

B12 (700 ac), B13 (700 c), B17 (700 bc), B2 (1900 PCS), B25 (1900+), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850)

Supports Carrier Bands

AT&T up to 4G LTE, Metro-PCS up to 4G LTE, Sprint up to 4G LTE, T-Mobile up to 4G LTE, Verizon up to 4G LTE

Return Policy

All of the items on the Mr Aberthon website are completely covered by our 14-day return policy.

If you choose to return your device, you will receive the full refund. Mr Aberthon does not charge any additional restocking or handling fees. In order to qualify for the return policy, the product ID number will have to match the number on the device that we sent out (to protect us against scammers and fraud) and the device will need to still be in mint condition.

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