LG G5

Last updated: Oct 12th, 2016.

The LG G5 was launched April 1st, 2016 by the South Korean manufacturer following a Mobile World Congress unveiling. This was some of LG’s biggest innovation yet with the introduction of dual rear cameras and an always-on display, and it represents one of the first times LG directly challenged Samsung to have the top smartphone on the market.

Other unique features of the LG G5 include its Magic Slot. The Magic Slot allows you to extend functionality of the device by popping the bottom off. You can add a camera grip with controls for manual capture, as well as a Hi-Fi audio module for improved audio capabilities. LG also announced cool new toys to go along with the LG G5 like VR goggles and a rolling robot.

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LG G5 Revisited: a hidden Android gem?

I reviewed the LG G5 nearly six months ago. It was sandwiched right in the middle of our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and HTC 10 reviews. Being fresh off of the S7 Edge, it was easy for me to compare the two devices, but that might not have been fair to the G5.

Best LG G5 cases, chargers, and accessories

f any phone was made for accessories, it’s the LG G5. The entire bottom of the phone can slide out and be replaced. That concept hasn’t really taken off with manufacturers yet, but there are still plenty of great accessories to choose from.

Best LG G5 Cases

The design of the LG G5 is loved by some and hated by others, but we still think it’s worth protecting. A case is an easy way to get some extra protection and add a personal touch.

LG G5 Review

LG is no stranger to competition with Samsung, of course. With the G5, they’ve pulled out all the stops. Does LG’s plethora of features make the G5 a better device overall?

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The LG G5 is the “Most Repairable” phone of 2016

The good folks at iFixIt have shared a list of the most (and least) repairable smartphones from 2016. Most people don’t bother with repairing their phones, but that hasn’t stopped iFixIt from tearing down every new gadget under the sun.
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LG G5 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat

LG has the first phone on the market to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat, so naturally they’re one of the first to start rollouts for existing phones. The company has announced that Nougat is now seeding to LG G5 users.