The LG G5 was THE MWC surprise. Now release date and price are known. P reorder obtained with the LG Cam Plus a free gimmick it. What the G5 so special magical, shows the practice test of ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS
Test Conclusion: What to know
LG succeeds with the G5 now THE surprise blast of the Mobile World Congress 2016!The South Koreans reflect on an equally chic as simple appearance and spoil inside the latest high-end technology. With the extra wide-angle lens, the manufacturer extends the phone’s camera to an interesting and not so far been seen before function. The highlight is the “magic specialist”: The modular structure LG invents the mobile companion to some extent new and suggests a promising future accessories.Hats off to LG. So must a smartphone in 2016 look!
reveal think that smartphones are now virtually indistinguishable from each other yet. Accordingly, it takes on the Mobile World Congress (February 22 to 25 in Barcelona) go pretty drab. Technology giant LG assumes such prejudices with his G5 at a stroke the wind out of the sails – and how! The new flagship of the South Koreans go with his magic specialist new mobile-way and revolutionized the smartphone to a certain extent. Does the competition before the LG G5 fear? ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS has taken the big fair-surprise in detail under the microscope
Optics: Noble metal curves
The slightly curved predecessor LG G4 heated with its leather back tempers and guardians of good taste alike. With the G5, the South Koreans turn round down a gear, based again on the classic smartphone look. So LG’s new top model comes in a chic metal uni body therefore, that instead of extravagant display form on understatement – with the exception of the top and bottom ends. The are outwardly namely a little rounded. A design decision that technically has no value, but stands out from the emerging exotics competition from the Far East.
The built-in 5.3-inch screen dissolves in QHD ( 2560×1440 pixels on). So the G5 comes in a pixel density of 554 ppi. Sharp! These waits for the LG smartphone with a bright and colorful IPS panel, which is clearly legible from almost any perspective. On an AMOLED display LG waived. The reason is the so-called always-on function that displays new notifications and the time without burn-in risk in standby mode. The power-saving function (used according to LG less than 1 percent of the battery per hour) is to make the makeshift handle for Smartphone superfluous, thus reducing battery consumption.
The otherwise simple look inevitably recalls the Nexus 5X, the LG built with Google. So first comes in the G-series is a faster and more reliable operating fingerprint sensor (also serves as a power button) is used, which projects slightly on the back. But pull the two volume buttons to the left side. Equally amazing as pleasing: Unlike Apple iPhones no antenna lines are visible on the metal back. What technology LG used for will not reveal the manufacturer. Awarded striking corners predecessor still a certain elegance, G5 demarcates with its considerably more rounded shape and adapts so that the hand shape noticeably better at. Thus, the South Koreans live their new orientation: “Life is good when you play more!” A message, glue the marketing experts not only to the next Litfasssäule. LG fills this theme, thanks to the ease of use actually with life and brimming over with refreshing playfulness. For the battery is precisely responsible …
Pure magic: Metal and replaceable battery combines
To date, metal Uni body were by the special manufacturing process (formed – as the name says – from a single piece of metal) around closed. To a removable battery there was no thought in the dream. Whether metal, glass or plastic – it showed a trend, batteries were last permanently installed on most smartphones. With the ominous “magic specialist” of the G5 (the term was coined by the way of the World Wide Web to the first rumors, LG itself has no name for it) combine the South Koreans now chic metallic look with a pragmatic technology benefits. Thus, the 2,800 mAh (mAh) be relatively small precipitated battery change easily.
How this will work? In the right side wall, a small button is hidden. Does the user that targeted tight (unintentional opening in the pocket is thus virtually ruled out), created under the screen, a small gap. Without much effort can then remove the bottom third of the G5. There, the bright yellow and easy removable battery emerges. The felt almost lightweight metal body with the built-in display remains. This comes at the expense of another trend: While the Samsung Galaxy S7 probably is waterproof, the LG G5 proves afraid of water.
Accessories: Speaker in no time
A replaceable battery pack for one or the other buyers said they certainly one of the most important purchasing arguments next smartphone. But how does the “magic specialist” for his unusual name? LG does not work when G5 conjurer of cheap tricks, instead provides the extensible and optional accessories some exciting possibilities. As with Fair phone 2 here’s modular design the magic word. Who is the battery of the lower metal unit in the LG Cam Plus, the energy reserves the battery extended by another 1,200 mAh on significantly more stamina 4,000 mAh. The Camera Grip brings smartphone photographers also a release button, a dial for adjusting the digital zoom of the camera and a separate shutter. The plastic unit makes the lower half of mobile phone appreciably larger, thus ensuring – as known from SLRs – for better grip.
Music lovers with extra sharp ears rejoice in LG Hi-Fi Plus. Developed in collaboration with Bang & mini Sound box can be used both as a module as well as an external and to ensure a better sound. The emphasis is on “should”: In the first hearing test is little difference between the normal speakers and the audio unit were to be seen. Details will show in the future of the laboratory test. Speaking of the future: LG allows third party equipment – the most interesting feature. This art fantasy seem few limits. Apparently LG has discovered the G5 the accessories world for themselves: The LG 360 Cam manufacturer brings a 360-degree camera on the market, the all-round record stores as a 16-megapixel photo or 2K video. Play these can be on-site LG 360 VR. The VR-glasses with display (1.88 inches with a resolution of 970×720 pixels in size) is significantly lighter than competitors like Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR at just 100 grams, but can it even with the relatively simple structure Cardboard apps bypass. All made possible by the USB Type-C port on the G5. As the first smartphone maker LG uses the potential of the new terminal from really. About the fast interface the connects automatically.
Two rear cameras: Wide à la GoPro
Another highlight: On the back there are two cameras, and the LG-typical laser focus!After it since HTC M8 was quiet at this technology, LG brings the dual lenses this year with the G5 back to life. The 16-megapixel camera captures snapshots determined in the usual manner and according to the test photos with convincing sharpness and lots of fine detail on the 32 gigabyte manageable failing memory. Per microSD card to G5 owners create more open spaces of up to 200 additional gigabyte. For a novelty in the smartphone world, the second 8-megapixel lens provides: For the first time takes a cell phone camera images on the 135-degree wide angle. With the fish-eye optics, which are otherwise only of Action Cams as the GoPro Heroes knows, fit more content on the really limited photo-space.
This allows literally completely new perspectives with the smartphone camera. By comparison, the field of view of ordinary cell phone cameras is between 70 to 75 degrees, the human eye detects 120 to 124 degrees. Both snapping take pictures or videos on the same time and allow multiple viewing modes entertaining gimmicks. So in a test experiment was the image of the normal lens in focus, while the wide-angle perspective of the second camera could blur the background. Thus, the now mandatory front camera unit into oblivion. But even on the selfie photographer LG has thought.
Technology: More is not currently
You miss far more details on the features of the G5 interior life? Well, that is quickly told: LG uses in its upcoming flagship with the latest hardware on the top high-tech shelf. This young Snapdragon 820 processor drives the G5 with its speedy four cores. The 4 GB of RAM are the highest of multitasking feelings in modern smartphones and provide in combination with the powerful Qualcomm CPU for a smooth everyday. launch apps without any delay and the smooth crawling Google’s latest operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow enjoy. Speaking of joy: The user interface has finally optically polished LG.An overdue makeover and no comparison to the old-fashioned acting menus LG V10.
LG G5: Price and Availability
The LG G5 appears in this country in mid-April in gray, silver, gold and rose gold. Called LG so far no retail price for the G5 and optional features, the secret is finally revealed: For 699 euros, the hopes of the South Koreans migrated over the counter in the pocket of the user. Thus, the G5 is priced on par with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 , which is also available for 699 Euro. And the modules come at a price: The separately sold LG Cam Plus costs another 99 Euro. Unless buying enthusiasts order the G5 before until 16 April.LG announced on its official website with that per-orders for the purchase through dealers like Amazon the camera module to get free and the major mobile operators for mobile. A second G5 variant with dual SIM option is the way this country did not give the remains South America and China reserved.