LG G5 H850

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Product Code: LG-G5 Manufacturer: LG Review Click Here

Description

The LG G5 has been discontinued.

For an alternative, please try the LG G6

LG G5 SIM Free / UK

The G5, from LG, is a premium smartphone with the very latest in hardware specifications and features.

Following on from the very popular G4, the G5 continues a tradition of offering expandable storage, a removable battery and a high-resolution screen with those rear-mounted buttons.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

Any LG G5 purchased from Clove is supplied factory unlocked.

The phone is a single SIM variant and takes a NANO sized SIM card.

This is compatible with all UK and European networks. For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your network provider.

Colour and memory variants

Titan Black, Silver, and Gold are the colour options for the LG G5 with only one memory variant, that is 32GB.

Reasons to buy the LG G5

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow - The latest version of Android with battery and performance enhancements
  • 5.3" QHD display - Experience super-rich colours and excellent brightness
  • 16 megapixel dual rear camera - second 8 megapixel has 135 degree wide angle lens
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera
  • 4GB RAM - Do more at any one time with less lag
  • 32GB internal memory
  • MicroSD memory card slot - Expand the storage space up to 200GB
  • Removable 2,800 mAh battery - Work for longer and when power is depleted, replace with a recharged spare
  • Fingerprint reader - Improve security and protect your device
  • USB Type-C connector for fast charging and data transfer
  • Quick Charge 3.0

Box Contents

  • LG G5 SIM Free smartphone
  • Battery
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • 3 PIN UK Mains Adapter
  • Earphones
  • Documentation

Overview


In 2013 the G2 was launched and at the time the unique design and software features set the phone apart from the competition.

3 years on and 3 generations of the premium G device later, we have the G5, which stays true to the ethos of the G2.

The LG G5 is, without doubt, a premium, flagship smartphone that will appeal to those who need or desire the best in a mobile.

Design

2016 marks a time for refinement to the design rather than considerable differences in the overall look and feel, but it does have a full metal design. Corners are a little more rounded and everything looks refreshed.

The iconic rear mounted volume keys have been moved to the side of the device; in their place on the back of the phone is a circular fingerprint reader for added security, stopping unwanted users gaining access to your phone. This doubles as a clickable power button.

The ability to remove and replace the battery and expand the internal memory via a microSD memory card is retained.

Modular Type

Interchangable modules with a slide-out battery offers a range of different accessories to enhance and expand the LG G5. These include the LG Cam Plus and LG Hi-Fi Plus.

Camera

The G5 does have a small change in the camera department; instead of the single 16 megapixel lens, another 8 megapixel module has been added for an improved camera experience and a field of view stretching to 135 degrees.

Just like the G4, the camera is designed to be amongst the best, if not the best, available on a phone today.

The G4 set a high bar so thankfully the G5 is set to continue this high standard.

The aperture on the camera allows for lots of light to be let in and capture stunning images be those in bright or low light conditions, so you get the very best record of the moment.

Lots of very clever algorithms and software works in conjunction with the hardware to produce results that exceed that of many point and shoot cameras.

The advanced camera app offers lots of control allowing you to get that perfect shot. Autofocus for the simple point and shoot user is there, but if you want to get a bit more control change settings like the ISO, White Balance and more. You can even capture in RAW for the most versatile of post capture editing.

OIS 2.0 (Optical Image Stabilisition) is built into the device too, so whether it is you or the subject that is moving, there should be less evidence of shake and that ‘blur’ that comes as a result of movement.

The G5 also sports excellent zoom capabilities from 0.5X to 8.0X and you can take a variety of photos from a tight close-up to a vast scene by simply pinching the screen.

Pop-out Picture offers the ability to take both a standard and wide angle photo at the same time. 4 photo-frame background effects, Fisheye, B&W, Vignetter and Lens Blur are provided.

To the front the LG G5 packs an 8 megapixel selfie camera. This is perfect for video calls and selfie shots with as much detail as possible.

With Gesture Interval Shot you can snap four great shots two seconds apart and pick the best. Your only issue now might be choosing the best one!

Display

The LG G5 boasts a beautiful 5.3" IPS Screen. This is rated Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) and provides an incredible 554 Pixels Per Inch (PPI).

Needless to say with such a resolution you can expect sharp, vibrant and crisp images and this is exactly what you get. Whether the G5 is a full arm's length away from you or just a few inches, all content, but particularly media, such as photos and videos, are immersive.

Whilst this can take a toll on the battery, being an IPS panel the power drain is optimised and battery saving technology within Android also helps you to work and enjoy the screen for longer.

The display also benefits from In-cell Touch Display technology. This helps to deliver a smooth and responsive feel as well as making the screen more visible in daylight.

Always-ON

A small but significant addition is a feature called Always-ON which extends your ability to interact with the G5. At any time you can glance at the screen to see key notifications.

RAM & Memory

Powering the LG G5 is a 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor, matched up with 4GB of RAM.

Simply put, if this does not produce the performance you need or want from a smartphone then you are unlikely to find better. Be it multi-taking, gaming, or just intense use, the G5 will power through and show little in the way of performance issues even under the intense use scenarios.

Out of the box you get 32GB of storage built into the handset, which can be expanded with a microSD card - up to a theoretical limit of 2 Terabytes, but at the moment, 200GB is the largest available memory card. Even if you like to carry lots of photos, videos, movies, music and documents, this should be more than enough.

There are always additional services such as cloud storage and streaming which are easily accessible with the 4G Cat6 or WiFi connectivity.

Android OS

The world's most popular mobile operating system is available in its newest iteration, 6.0 Marshmallow.

Further refining an already capable and powerful OS, one of the key features is ‘Doze’ that intelligently saves battery usage when the device and apps are not in use.

You will see excellent screen usage at all times, even when you take into account all the great features.

An additional benefit includes the ability to control the permissions of applications, so you remain in the control; turn app permissions off and on when you want, rather than when the app suggests is best.

Being an Android smartphone you, of course, have access to Google's full suite of applications and Google Play for downloading more. Enjoy Gmail, Drive, Maps, Calendar, Translate and more including Google Play Games, Books, Music & Movies.

LG UI

On top of the Android system, LG employ their own UI, customising the interface to craft something personal and unique to their smartphones.

The new LG UI 5.0 has been designed to stay well within the ideals of Google's Material Design - so it, and the built-in apps it runs, look similar to other Android 6.0 devices - however there are a number of LG's own features and extras to make it unique.

You also have a level of customisation over the interface that is not present on other Android phones, being able to choose complete themes for the phone, rework the soft navigation bar with extra shortcuts and even change the system font.

Connectivity

In the modern world of smartphones there are so many ways for you to stay connected.

With the LG G5 you have the ability to connect to 4G / LTE for super-fast downloading of music and streaming. When a mobile network isn't available the dual band (2.4 / 5 GHz) WiFi connection steps in and can also be used to connect to other devices.

With wearable devices, such as the Android Wear powered LG G Watch Urbane, Bluetooth bridges both and also allows you to connect to external audio and visual equipment.

NFC comes as standard for one-touch pairing with accessories or setting up contactless payments (payment provider dependant).

USB connectivity on the G5 is via a USB Type-C connector that also support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 enabling a charge time 27% faster and 45% more efficient than the previous generation.

Power

To get everything done the LG G5 packs in a user removable 2,800mAh battery which should keep your powered for long enough. Should you need more, or are away from power for extended periods, it is simple to replace, no need to remove the back cover to replace it, simply slide it in and out.

As you can see the LG G5 is a very capable and desirable smartphone. Buy yours SIM free from Clove today.

Documents

LG_G5_User_Guide.pdf LG_G5_User_Guide.pdf (4010KB)

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Specification

SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version6.01 (Marshmallow)
Custom SkinLG UX 5.0
Processor
Speed2.15 GHz dual & 1.6 GHz Dual
Dual Core
Quad Core Yes
Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
OtherAdreno 530 GPU
Expansion Slot Yes
TypeMicroSDXC
Capacity (Up to)200 GB (2TB theoretical)
RAM4 GB
ROM
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity32GB
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size5.3
TypeQuad HD IPS
Resolution 1440 x 2560 (~554 ppi)
OtherIncell Touch, Gorilla Glass
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
SpeedHSPA 42Mbps
4G Yes
FrequenciesB1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12(B17), B20, B28, B38, B39, B40
SpeedLTE Cat.6 (up to 300Mbps)
Bluetooth Yes
Version4.2
FunctionsLE / A2DP
WiFi Yes
Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
DLNA Yes
Version
Ports
DataUSB Type-C 2.0 (3.0 Compatible)
PowerUSB Type-C 2.0 (3.0 Compatible)
Audio3.5mm jack
Video OutYes, wireless screen mirroring via Miracast
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
Other
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
MegapixelsDual 16MP
Flash
Camera Lens1st - 16MP Normal / 2nd - 8MP 135° Wide angle
Other8 x Digital Zoom, Geo-tagging,touch focus, multi shote modes, OIS EIS, Auto Shot, Gesture Shot, Colour Spectrum Sensor, 4K HD @30FPS
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type8MP
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass
Gyroscope Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
FormatsMP3 / WAV / FLAC / eAAC / WMA player
Recording
Video
FormatsMP4 / DviX / XviD / H.264 / WMV player
Recording
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Battery
Capacity2800mAh
TypeRemovable Li-Ion
Removable Yes
Call Time
GSM
3GUp to 20 hours
Standby Time
GSM
3GUp to 380 hours
Dimensions149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3mm
Weight 159g
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services
OtherGesture Shot, Shutter-less selfie, Quick Share, Pop-picture, Knock Code
Warranty24 months

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FAQs

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 128GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a Nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – International bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700) will be supported as standard for UK / Europe.

Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions outside of Europe.

Does this phone have a removable battery?

Yes

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