With the release of the LG G5 in MWC 2016, you might be searching for what new things LG has introduced to its latest flagship. So, with hat in mind, we put the G5 against its predecessor to figure out how much better the G series have become in one year time.

Design

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LG has finally addressed the issue of the G line-up being made entirely of plastic with the new all metal body. With the G5, they have focused on modularity and have made battery swapping much easier. The overall bezels have also thinned out and the latest device is thicker.

Also read: LG G5 released in MWC 2016: Price, Specs, Accessories and Availability details

Dimensions wise, the LG G5 measures 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm and weighs 159 g, while the LG G4 measures 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm and weighs 155 g.

Specs and software

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The LG G5 sports a 5.3 inches wide IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (~554 ppi pixel density) and 16M colors.

Underneath the hood, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM at and 32GB of internal storage and Adreno 530 GPU. Built-in storage is expandable via microSD card up to 200GB.

Camera wise, the primary shooter, located on the rear, shoots at 16MP and packs 1/2″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR. It also  features a 135-degree wide angle lens. The secondary ‘selfies’ camera, embed on the front, comes with an 8MP sensor.

In terms of connectivity, the LG G5 has been fitted with LTE antennas, 3G, Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2

To accommodate the HD 5.3-inch screen, LG has backed the device up with a removable 2,800mAh battery. The device supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

The phablet will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box, skinned under the LG Optimus UX 5.0.

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As for the LG G4, it sports a 5.5 inches wide IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (~538 ppi pixel density) and 16M colors.

Underneath the hood, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 processor clocked at 1.82GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM at and 32GB of internal storage and Adreno 418 GPU. Built-in storage is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB.

Camera wise, the primary shooter, located on the rear, shoots at 16 MP and has a f/1.8 aperture, 28 mm focal length, laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash. The secondary ‘selfies’ camera, embed on the front, comes with an 8MP sensor.

In terms of connectivity, the LG G5has been fitted with LTE antennas, 3G, GPS (with A-GPS), WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, FM radio, and Nano-SIM.

To accommodate the HD 5.5-inch screen, LG has backed the device up with a removable 3,000mAh battery, which is expected to deliver up to 19 hours of talk time.

The phablet came with Android 5.1 Marshmallow straight out of the box, skinned under the LG Optimus UX 4.0.

The Verdict

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The LG G5 does look a lot promising. With the new 820 processor, wide angle camera lens and a host of accessories, the company has made a huge improvement to the G4. Though, the overall screen size and battery capacity have been reduced, so the real impact of that still remains to be seen.

Photo Credit: Forbes, VentureBeat

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