LG G5 Heats Up The Flagship War In India

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One of the most anticipated flagship phones of the year, the LG G5 has finally landed in India. The handset will have to fight it out with the other top-end Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and HTC 10.

The G5 is a metal-clad unibody phone with a slide out battery. It is also the first mainstream phone to implement modular design to some extent. Depending on your preference, you can swap between the LG CAM Plus and LG Hi-Fi Plus. The former transforms the phone into a digital camera with 1200 mAh additional battery. It comes with a physical buttons for power, shutter, record, zoom, LED indicator and comfortable grip.

The other add-on is a portable Hi-Fi DAC audio player developed in collaboration with a Scandinavian brand B&O PLAY. In addition to the 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC upsampling technology first introduced on the LG V10, LG Hi-Fi Plus supports 32-bit 384 KHz high-definition audio playback.

The 5.3-inch Quad HD has 1440×2560 pixels. LG is known for its top-notch IPS paels with excellent colour reproduction, and this one is no exception. For better outdoor visibility, the display comes with a Daylight Mode that can increase the brightness up to 850 nits. It is powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset that comprises of a 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU. It has 4 GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and microSD card slot.

The phones boasts of a 16 megapixel laser autofocus camera. There’s another 8 megapixel snapper on the front. The obligatory fingerprint sensor has been duly covered. Other features include the Infrared sensor (can turn your phone into a universal remote), 4G LTE, NFC, USB Type-C port, and 2800mAh (removable) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

The LG G5 is pegged at Rs. 53,000 on Flipkart and brick-and-mortar shops. Early adapters in India, will get a free Battery and charging cradle accessory.

Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

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