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LG G5 specs

The LG G5 is now official. Dual-rear cameras. Optional swappable modules for camera and high-definition audio. Curves in all the right places. Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Removable battery. Expandable storage. There's a whole lot to like about the LG G5, actually.

But first, the official LG G5 specs.

CategoryFeatures
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 820
Display5.3-inch IPS quad-HD quantum display (2560x1440, 554 dpi)
Storage32GB UFS ROM, microSD up to 2TB
RAM4GB LPDDR4
Rear camera16MP main, 8MP wide-angle (135 degrees)
Front camera8MP
Battery2800 mAh removable
ModulesLG Cam Plus (camera grip with 1100 mAh)
LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play
Dimensions149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
Weight159 grams
NetworksLTE/3G/2G
ConnectivityWifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
USB Type C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2
ColorsSilver/Titan/Gold/Pink
86 Comments
  • microSd up to 2tb?! Holy ****! Posted via the Android Central App
  • But you can't even buy one yet. So it's a pointless thing for them to even have. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or is it pointless for them not to have it? because it's just part of the micro SD spec. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It isn't pointless. All of the phones (and card readers) claiming to be "up to 128gb" are actually up to 2tb. When they design new standards they plan for the future so they don't have to put out a new card type every year. The current "SD" cards are actually "SDXC" cards which were released in 2009 and support 32gb to 2 tb.
  • Negativity, for sake of being. I remember the days where a gig SD was $200. Like in 2005. And 64 meg of ram was pipe dream-1991. Within a year, huge changes in spec can occur. Based on my experience, by now, we should be talking about phone having 256 gig internal, with 32 gig of ram, and 40 hours of talktime. The negative cnet reviews of the lg g5 are transparently bias toward the Samsung: "Yes, the LG G5 has a metal shell, swappable batteries, dual cameras, modular, %1 less performance than the Samsung, and $300 less than the Samsung S7; but, if you have a little extra cash, you should spring for the Samsung s7!"
  • G4 and V10 also support 2tb
  • So does g3. Posted via the Android Central App
  • G3 is listed as up to 128? Posted via the Android Central App
  • And the G4 and V10 are listed as 128 and 200...so the reason this is a surprise is because this is the first phone I've officially seen as listed as 2TB support. Posted via the Android Central App
  • And G flex 2. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why is that surprising if many phones have had that support for the past few years? Posted via the Android Central App on my Frost Nexus 6P
  • And the newly announced s7 is listed as 200GB. So again this is a surprise because this is listed as 2TB officially not just...it can support Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is nothing new. This is based on the microSDXC standard. There just has not been a 2TB micro sdxc built yet. In fact they have not broken the 200gb barrier yet
  • It maybe 10 years before we see a 2TB micro SD card. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just might.....If it have 5.5 inch screen I would be 100% in. Just hard to go back down so much after note 5 size. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 5.3 inch is huge, considering that this phone is real innovative than Samsung Galaxy phones, give it a break and buy. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well I did have the g3. Then they 1st came out. And that was a ok size at 5.5 I never stick to one brand for over 10 months anyway. But my big hands are not small screen friendly. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I feel you, but I'm the opposite. The G4 was a hair too big for my hands and my pockets, but this looks interesting. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 2/10 of an inch is not going to make that much of a difference in screen size, especially considering it is diagnal
  • It's a love/hate with my display. I want to get a smaller screen, and I don't want to get a smaller screen Nexus 6
  • Bezels must be big on this thing. Taller than the G4 even though the screen shrunk by 0.2"?
  • That two tenths of an inch is a real killer.
  • They actually put UFS storage in this. Liking that. A small loan of a broken G4
  • So did I miss it, or does it not have wireless charging? What about quick charging? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Qualcomm quick charge 3.0 via USB-C. No Wireless charging from what I saw, which is a shame. Maybe there will be a module option for it? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Will be really bummed about no wireless charging, love it on g4 and every other phone I've had since the PRE. Posted via the Android Central App
  • According to GSMArea's specs it has the Qi Option in it, but I'm guessing it'll be like the older models where users can add there own Qi coil to enable it. Features
    Optional Wireless Charging (Qi-enabled) http://m.gsmarena.com/lg_g5-7815.php
  • I'm pretty certain this was mentioned in the keynote.
  • Looks awesome! really love the design and glad they brought it down an .2inch Curious if OIS is on both camera's
    Black Levels
    Case Selection
    Long Term Durability
  • The small display killed it for me I can't do anything less than 5.5 in. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's only 0.2" smaller though, not that big of a difference.
  • True but really I prefer 6in Posted via the Android Central App
  • I would prefer a 5.5 also but it is nice with all the options so far Posted via the Android Central App
  • I am on Galaxy G2 I have waited for so long for a proper phone, Now LG G5 is all I ever wanted, everything is just awesome. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Heavier than the G4?
  • Metal vs plastic? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Boo...
  • So vs G4, We get a smaller screen, smaller battery and the phone is a little bigger and heavier? I realize they may optimize the battery but with a faster bigger processor, I don't see how battery life could get better. Also, back button basically gone and I have enjoyed it since G2. Not sure if dual camera is going to keep me from jumping to S7 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Battery consumption is wholly due to software optimizations and the overall efficiency of the processor. The fact that the processor is bigger and faster is moot. Not to mention that a .2 inch reduction of display size will reduce said battery consumption by a fair margin. It may not seem like much, but powering a QHD display is considered heavy lifting. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No one knows what consumption will be yet lol. Look at the iPhone, it has a smaller battery yet gets same or better battery than previous version. We'll see what reviewers say and what actual world use is like. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Please tell me that this phone will have 1 US model for all carriers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't count on it. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • I'm impressed... LG has thrown down the proverbial gauntlet. Your move, Samsung. From my Nexus 6P or 5 via the cooler than cool Android Central App
  • I will not be returning to LG this time around. I've spent nearly a year with my G4, and have loved 'almost' every day of it, but I'm afraid this love affair is drawing to a close. I would happily use my G4 for another few months before a much needed device upgrade, but I am moving on. My number one reason? That LG UX. It's just dreadful. It's obviously slimmed down this time 'round, but it is just more of the same that we've seen from LG in the past. A stock approach would have been fantastic. And secondly, I just plain don't like the design of the G5. I'll assuredly be going HTC this time around. Either the One M10 whenever it comes around or the A9. HTC's stock approach is superior in my opinion. In a perfect world the Moto X Pure would be available through my carrier, but sadly this isn't the case. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Everyone's likes are different. Personally I'd like it not to be stock. Actually I'd hate it to be stock. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I need to know if it is f/1.8 or not? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I need to know this too
  • From GSMArena, http://m.gsmarena.com/lg_g5-7815.php 16 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.4), laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash
  • Looks like a fantastic phone but I'm not getting burned by that software again.
  • Why tf does this thing not have a bigger battery? Why are these people putting 2k screens with phones that were just passable with 3000mah batteries. I'm sure it can be done right but why even do it? I don't wanna buy any flagships of the future that don't have at LEAST 3000 to 3300. I'd rather have a 1080p screen stuck on KitKat with insane battery life than a 2k screen on marshmallow that makes me dim the screen,turn off tons of things and avoid temptation to use the phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So much this ^ Posted via my Moto X Pure
  • Also no extended batteries can be used for this or at all unless they just put a cover with a built-in battery. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or have an extended battery module
  • Did you not read the article? They already have an extended battery module.
  • Just get one of those ugly Droids if battery life is your primary concern.
  • OIS? Posted via the Android Central App
  • G4 had it so yes
  • That's impressive! Up to 2TB!? WOW Posted via the Android Central App
  • Phones have had that for years mate :P. Posted via the Android Central App on my Frost Nexus 6P
  • Damn ppl are glancing over that >3000mah batty Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm not. Currently have 2700mAh in my Z5 Compact which is 4.6" and 720p.
  • Looks promising...But why so late release instead of March 1st or 2nd week. I'm not the one with patience will pull the plug on the S7 which will be released earlier.
  • With that battery people will need at least one extra just to get through the day. I thought phone companies were supposed to fix that in 2016? LoL.
  • I agree. I use about 2000 ma by hour 5 to 6, and I am off the charger by 6 to 7 am. I use it by using the phone constantly: mp3, some streaming, constant calendar, talking for about an hour or two, searching web, alerts, desktop radar updated each half hour, rain shield, bluetooth. I do turn off location, and use the office spread sheet only for an hour a day. I don't do games. My phone goes back on charger at 9 pm. I cannot safely leave the phone on the charger during the day, ever. Not even for a half hour, since I am on my feet all day, up ladders, and do not eat lunch or dinner. No food after 7 am, or before 9 pm. Only slim fast after 9pm, or else. To be fair, the swappable battery of the LG means: extended battery is possible, and it is far easier to carry a small battery swap than a huge external wireless battery that is same size as a second phone. Not to mention, one can buy and toss the old battery away every 6 months, before inevitable annual degradation becomes an issue, as it has on every other phone I have owned. Not to mention, you won't get robbed for $200 each year paying for someone to bypass all the anti battery change security! However
  • Ok... Here's the make or break for me. Does it have an IR blaster??
  • Yes, of course. http://m.gsmarena.com/lg_g5-7815.php via LG Flex2 with BlackBerry VKB
  • 80% in just 30min is pretty cool with the new QuickCharge 3.0 Mine is about 70% in 40min (Snapdragon 810 QuickCharge 2.0) Nice upgrade in that regard. I think the Snapdragon 820 is way more power efficient than the 810. But no curved screen, and no OLED :( via LG Flex2 with BlackBerry VKB
  • No curved screen is a good thing. That means you can actually put a screen protector on it.
  • I hate ignorant people..my g4 has had a tempered glass since day one..the glass is flexible dude lol??..it goes on flawlessly..actually the curved screen helps it..drop it on touch the center and itcdoes it for u..so ya..open mouth insert foot
  • I'm not feeling it, the attachments seem too gimmicky and more of a hassle to carry around/store also. I'll probably hold out for the OnePlus 3. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is an OP3 even in the works? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Overall the specs look good on the phone. Since the battery is removable it's not out of the realm of possibility that an extended battery would be made with a higher capacity in the same form factor. The cameras have nice specs on them as well as it shows to have optional Qi support, which I take to mean the user has to add the coil. I also like the screen size, 5" is good, 5.5 a little on the large side 5.3 is a nice place to land. Hopefully the 820 works out as well as some of the reviews I've read. The big question is what is the price going to be carrier unlocked? I'm guessing in the neighborhood of $700.
  • It'd be neat if we could hide specs for one whole phone generation and see what happens. How would that change opinions? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Most tech moves 2 steps forward 3 steps backward. Usually with tighter revenue streams in mind. If the companies get their way, they will kill the SD card, force users to pay a fee for each access to our own files; they will kill all swappable batteries and raise the charge to operate on the battery swap from $200 to $700. They like the quick charge, since it will shorten the life of the battery by raising the cycle load-raising revenue. Tracking will be mandatory, as this will generate another revenue stream since this information can be sold to subway, target, walmart, chase, the fbi, local law, the irs, and the political parties. There also is a financial need to have a phone that starts out peppy and slows down in 6 months to a year-to create the idea of the annual $600 upgrade. There is a financial pull for these changes. The end user is pretty dumb (buying glued in batteries and phones without sd cards, even non water proof phones). I think their only collective pull is for games, slick looking phones, social media: nothing innovative or life changing.
  • no fm radio,right??
  • no fm radio,right??
  • Looks decent. Might wait for the HP Elite x3, as there specs are pretty close, but I prefer the bigger screen or the Elite
  • Is there a dual sim variant available in Europe?
  • You know, this is what I wanted the Nexus 5X to be when it came out. I nearly bought that one, but it just didn't quite "fit". But the LG G5 is presicely what I wanted the 5X to be, what I wanted in a phone, but couldn't get. I feel almost like this phone is an upgraded 5X rather than G series, but I honestly don't care what they call it because it's perfect for me and what I need. I for one love the simplistic design, I literally couldn't survive without a replacable battery. I'm over the moon about this phone. It's official, I will be buying my 4th consecutive LG phone, and I will probably love it as much as my previous ones. Thank you LG, for continuing to give me everything I want from a phone, for standing out, for being quirky and fun. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If this had OLED instead of LCD I might have considered it.
  • I'm never getting another OLED phone.
  • Smaller battery than the G4. Does it have a fingerprint reader? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Do you know how to read?
  • What are the lens apertures? Complete specs, please :)
  • Thanks Kage_
  • VoLTE?