A great phone, but the modules need workKey features:
- 5.3-inch, quad-HD screen
- Dual cameras on the back
- Modular design
LG tried something different with the G5. Its modular design, which lets you pull off the bottom and replace it with a bunch of add-ons, is unique. But it's far from perfect. Having a phone that you can pull-apart leads to some issues with the build quality and even though the phone is made from metal, it feels like plastic. The modules themselves aren't overly interesting either. There's a B&O DAC that pumps out 32-bit audio and a camera grip that adds a physical shutter button and a hit more battery. We're hoping to see some more soon, but there's been none as of yet.
The rest of the phone though is much more impressive. The 5.3-inch display is lovely, the Snapdragon 820 CPU chews through tasks with ease and there's 4GB RAM for smooth multitasking. On the back is a fantastic 16MP sensor paired with a wide-angle 8MP sensor that captures impressive landscape shots. LG's Android 6.0 skin is rather heavy, but it's still better than it has been before.
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At time of review the LG G5 was available for £499.