LG G5 Price in the Philippines is Php 34,990 : Here Are Its Specs, Features, Actual Unit Photos

LG G5, the 'other' Korean Giant's 2016 flagship Android smartphone, has just been officially launched in the Philippines via an exclusive media event held on Thursday - April 28, 2016 - at the Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel in BGC, Taguig City.

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Design

According to the company, LG G5 sports their first-ever Modular Type design language, encased in a svelte metal aluminum body and replete with a Slide-out Battery, which - when depleted - can be swapped with a fully charged one.

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Complete with 'LG Friends', a collection of companion devices and accessories, the LG G5 - with its swappable rear - can be transformed into a digital camera substitute, a Hi-Fi music player, and more.

Learn more about LG G5's plug-and-play modules via our earlier entry about this 2016 flagship smartphone release.

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Camera

Reflecting the Korean company’s longstanding reputation as a leader in mobile photography, the LG G5 has two cameras at its rear: A 16 MegaPixel shooter with f/1.8 aperture plus a standard 78-degree lens and another with an 8 MegaPixels sensor, f/2.4 aperture, plus a 135-degree wide angle lens, the widest available in any smartphone.

The 135-degree lens on the LG G5 offers a viewing angle that is approximately 1.7 times wider than those of any other existing smartphone cameras and is 15 degrees wider than the human eye’s field of view. The wide angle lens makes it easier for users to capture more landscape area, taller buildings or larger groups without having to position oneself farther from the subject.

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LG G5’s unmatched camera qualities are further enhanced with powerful photo effects including Pop-out Picture, Film Effect and Auto Shot. Pop-out Picture combines images taken by the standard and wide angle lens to create a picture-in-a-frame effect. Film Effect can apply nine different film emulators to an image while Auto Shot is an enhanced camera UX which automatically captures the perfect selfie shot when a face is recognized.

Complementing the powerhouse dual-camera module at the back is the 8 MegaPixel front cam for selfies with advanced beautification mode for great-looking self-portraits that are instantly ready for sharing on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Key Features

LG G5 offers other innovations designed to revolutionize today’s mobile lifestyle:

Always-on Display – The 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum display on the LG G5 offers an Always-on feature, the first on a main smartphone display. The concept of the Always-on Display was first introduced in the LG V10 as the Second Screen and now that feature has evolved on to the main display to show the time and date continuously even when the G5 is in sleep mode. This means that you can always see the time at a glance, even during important meetings or when your hands are full.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor – The LG G5 is equipped with the powerful yet energy-efficient SnapdragonTM 820 processor which offers advanced features such as 64-bit performance, Adreno 530 graphics, lower-power Qualcomm Hexagon DSP and Qualcomm Spectra 14-bit dual image signal processors (ISPs) designed to deliver high resolution DSLR-quality images and additional power savings. The Snapdragon 820 processor also has an integrated X12 LTE modem that supports Category 12 download speeds of up to 600 Mbps and LTE Category 13 uplink speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

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All photos in this post were shot at the LG G5 media event by Mr. Edriangelo Paule

aptX HD: 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio – The LG G5 is equipped with aptX HD, an enhanced codec that supports 24-bit sound over Bluetooth, delivering rich and clear sound over wireless connections without any loss. When paired with the LG TONE Platinum, users can experience superb quality Hi-Fi audio that sounds amazingly close to the original source.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 – The LG G5 offers Quick Charge 3.0 for incredibly fast charging. By employing an intelligent algorithm, Quick Charge 3.0 is 27 percent faster and 45 percent more efficient than the previous generation.

Low Power Location Estimation (LPLE) Technology – Thanks to this, LG G5 has excellent battery life. This solution enhances the battery efficiency by as much as 41.9 percent by improving the power consumption related to location-based apps.

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LG Friends

With the G5, LG is introducing a paradigm-shifting smartphone ecosystem: the LG Playground. This comes with a wide range of companion devices, aptly called LG Friends, to deliver fun while providing a new mobile experience far beyond traditional smartphone boundaries.

LG CAM Plus – This is a versatile camera module that can be attached through the battery slot to deliver a comfortable grip and convenient control of a standalone camera. The LG CAM Plus provides physical buttons for power, shutter, record, zoom and LED indicator. It also offers intuitive auto focus and exposure lock, features usually found in standalone digital cameras. When attached to the LG G5, it provides an additional battery capacity of 1,200mAh to allow for longer shooting enjoyment.

LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY – This is an innovative portable Hi-Fi DAC audio player developed in collaboration with B&O PLAY to meet the needs of those who enjoy top-notch sounds that are traditionally available in high-end audio devices. LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY stands out for its simple yet elegant Scandinavian design and premium sound technology. In addition to the 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC up-sampling technology first introduced in the LG V10, it also supports 32-bit 384KHz high-definition audio playback. It can be used either as a module with the LG G5 or as a separate Hi-Fi DAC by connecting to any smartphone or PC.

LG 360 VR – This is a VR goggle that can connect to the G5 via a dedicated cable and simulate a 130-inch TV viewed from two meters away. It has a stylish and foldable design so that users can easily carry and watch VR content anytime, anywhere. Unlike other VR devices that require smartphones to be inserted in the device, the LG 360 VR weighs only 134g and is less than half as heavy as competing VR goggles while delivering a resolution of 639 ppi. The device is compatible with 360-degree images and videos captured with LG 360 CAM as well as all Google Cardboard content.

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LG 360 CAM – This is a compact 360-degree angle camera equipped with two 13-megapixel 200-degree wide angle cameras, 1,200 mAh battery and 4GB internal memory, which can be supplemented by a microSD card. It can easily connect to the LG G5 and provides 2K video and 5.1 surround channel recording on three microphones, letting users effortlessly create high-quality 360-degree contents. Thanks to the partnership with Google, images taken with the 360 CAM can be uploaded to Google Street View and YouTube360, adding the fun of sharing creative contents with others. The images will also be available to view on the LG 360 VR or other devices that are capable of 360-degree content.

LG Rolling Bot – This is a companion device that rolls like a ball while capturing images and videos with its embedded 8-megapixel camera. It can be used as a monitoring system for the home, pet care companion as well as a remote control for compatible home appliances. With an IP camera connectable via Wi-Fi, users can remotely monitor the interior of their homes with the LG G5 via live streaming.

LG Tone Platinum – The LG TONE Platinum (model HBS-1100), the latest in the LG TONE Series, is a Bluetooth headset that has earned the Harman Kardon Platinum grade for its superior sound quality. With a Balanced Armature design for minimum distortion, LG Tone Platinum delivers exceptionally sharp and clean sound. It is also the world’s first Bluetooth headset equipped with aptX HDcodec, delivering lossless 24-bit audio for sound that is unrivalled in a wireless device.

H3 by B&O PLAY – This is a set of high-end earphones that are compatible with the high-quality sound of the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY. Designed for audiophiles, H3 by B&O PLAY works with all Android smartphones.

LG Friends Manager – This is the hub application that allows the G5 to connect with LG Friends with minimal fuss and effort. LG Friends Manager automatically detects nearby LG Friends and connects quickly and easily in three simple steps, eliminating much of the hassle of pairing devices.

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"With all the smartphone brands striving for the latest technology and most functional design, LG G5 marries these concepts with the human element of rediscovering the true joy in 'playing more'," shared Mr. Jay Won, LGEPH Mobile Communications Vice President.

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He added, "We are so excited to bring this highly anticipated and out-of-the-box flagship to the Philippines. LG G5 and Friends play a game-changing role in the smartphone industry, providing devices and opportunities that would help make the most of a consumer’s mobile lifestyle."

LG G5 Philippines

You can now get LG G5 in the Philippines for Php 34,990. Available at all LG Concept Stores and authorized retail outlets, the LG G5 comes in a variety of colors, namely, Gold, Gray, Titan, and Pink.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name LG G5 Philippines
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
Weight 159 grams
Available Colors Gold, Pink, Silver/Gray, Titan
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow with LG UX 5.0 UI
Display 5.3 inches (~70.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2560 pixels (~554 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 4, Always On Display
Processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, Adreno 530 GPU
RAM 4 GB of RAM
Internal Storage 32GB of ROM, expandable via dedicated microSD card slot supporting up to 200GB.
Camera Main: 16 MegaPixels (f/1.8, 78 degrees wide-angle) + 8 MegaPixels (f/2.4, 135 degrees wide-angle), laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Front: 8 MegaPixels
Video Capture Main: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Front: 1080p@30fps
Audio and Video Playback MP4, DviX, XviD, H.264, WMV, MP3, WAV, FLAC, eAAC+, WMA player
Ports microUSB 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X, 3G HSPA+; LTE
GPS Yes, with GLONASS, A-GPS, and BDS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Barometer, Color Spectrum
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (TBC)
SIM Card Type Dual nanoSIM (most probably the model for the Philippines will have Dual SIM Capability like the LG G4)
Battery Removable 2,800 mAh Li-Ion battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Modular Design, Dual Camera Module, aptX HD: 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio, 'Friends' Accessories Support
Announcement April 28, 2016
Availability April 28, 2016
Price Official SRP: Php 34,990

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