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LG G5™ | Unlocked

  • RS988 Silver

Key Features

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 with 2.15 GHz Quad-Core
  • Dual Rear Cameras - 16 MP Standard Angle & 8 MP Wide Angle Lens
  • 5.3" IPS Quantum QHD Display
  • Slide-Out Removable 2,800 mAh Battery
  • microSD™: up to 2 TB (memory cards sold separately)

All New Metal Design

Beauty in the palm of your hands. Metal and glass smoothly float together uninterrupted, without an antenna slit. The sleek design of iconic simplicity comes in a variety of rich colors. Unparalleled comfort and fit that you must hold to believe.


Modular Type

Break Free.  The changeable module with slide-out battery unleashes a world of unlimited options.

Wide Angle Lens

Get the whole picture! Our eyes can take in a lot, but this camera grabs even more at 135°. Capture a sprawling skyline, a packed stadium concert, or the entire beach, all that your eyes can see plus more.

Magnifying Zoom In and Out

Go Extreme! Zoom out ultra wide (0.5X) on the LG G5. Take a variety of photos and videos from a tight close-up to a vast scene by simply pinching the screen. Just pinch to see it all.

Pop-out Picture

The photo is the frame. Take both a standard and wide angle photo at the same time. Make your picture pop and stand out against 4 photo-frame background effects: Fisheye, B&W, Vignette, Lens blur. Your shares and uploads will be more likeable than all the rest.

Daylight Mode

A different kind of "Sun" screen. When the sun shines bright, so does
the screen. The enhanced IPS Quantum display is brighter, more vivid,
and clearer even in outdoor daylight.

Always-on Display

Save your thumbs. No more hitting the button to check the time, date, or notifications. With the LG G5, the important stuff is already up and on! Just look.

LG Friends Manager

All together now. With LG Friends Manager, the LG G5 can control, play with, and interact with all LG friends you have.

LG smartWorld™
Enjoy Phenomenal Experiences from LG

Download numerous themes, fonts, and keyboards on all LG smartphones, and listen to your favorite music with rich, warm, hi-fi audio.

Screen Size 5.3 inches
Screen Resolution 2,560 x 1,440 pixels
Battery Capacity 2,800 mAh (removable)
Camera Resolution 16 MP (standard angle), 8 MP (wide angle)
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 with 2.15 GHz Quad-Core Custom 64-bit Qualcomm® Kryo
Memory 4 GB RAM
Storage 32 GB (up to 22.4 GB usable) - expandable via microSD™ card (sold separately)
Carrier Unlocked
Other Features All New Metal Design, Modular Type, Magnifying Zoom In and Out, Pop-out Picture, Daylight Mode, Always-on Display
Technical Specifications
Display 5.3" IPS Quantum QHD Display with 554 ppi and 430 nit
Battery Capacity 2,800 mAh
Platform Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 with 2.15 GHz Quad-Core Custom 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo***
Technology LTE, CDMA, UMTS, GSM
Frequencies LTE Band: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/20/25; CDMA Band Class: 0/1; UMTS Bands 1/2/4/5/8; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data Transmission LTE, EVDO, 1xRTT, HSPA+, HSUPA(CAT6), HSDPA(CAT14), EDGE
Dimensions 5.88" (H) x 2.91" (W) x 0.29" (D)
Weight 5.60 oz
Talk Time Up to 25 hours* (CDMA)
Standby Time Up to 16 days (CDMA), 15 days*(LTE)
Internal Memory 32 GB (up to 22.4 GB usable)
microSD™ Memory Slot Supports up to 2 TB**
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
UPC 652810519700
* Actual battery time may vary depending on network connectivity and application use
** MicroSD cards sold separately
*** Quick Charge™ 3.0 in chipset
4K Ultra HD Rear Camcorder Yes
Video Resolutions Up to 3840 x 2160*
Slow Motion Recording 1280 x 720 resolution, 120 FPS*
Snap Video Combine a series of short video clips****
Quick Share Access social platforms instantly after taking pictures and videos
Quick Video Editor Adjust speed, add filters, or select background music****
15-Second Auto Edit Creates a highlight clip from a longer video for easy sharing****
Pause & Resume Recording Pause then resume video recording for a continuous file
Digital Zoom Up to 8x*
16 MP Rear Camera Yes
Camera Resolutions Up to 5312 x 2988 (standard angle) or 3840 x 2160 (wide angle)*
Laser Detection Auto Focus Measures distance to subject for faster focus speeds, even in low-light situations
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS 2.0) Capture sharp images quickly with less blur
Color Spectrum Sensor Accurate, life-like color reproduction
f/1.8 Low Light Lens Stabilizes image for improved picture quality in low light
Camera Modes Simple, Auto, and Manual*
Camera Manual Mode Adjust shutter speed, ISO, exposure, white balance, and more; save as JPEG or RAW files
Live Shot Take still shots while recording video****
Shot Mode Panorama, Multi-view, Pop-out, and Auto
8 MP Front Camera Yes
Full HD Front Camcorder Yes
Multi-view Create a photo or video collage with the dual rear, front, and connected cameras
Gesture Shot* Take selfies with a simple hand gesture
Gesture View Transitions between camera mode and preview mode automatically with a hand motion
Gesture Interval Shot Make a fist twice to take four selfies in sequence
Selfie Light Screen illuminates around the photo preview for well-lit selfies**
* Available only on rear-facing camera or camcorder
** Available only on front-facing camera or camcorder
*** Not all TVs support HDR video
**** Not available with some camcorder settings
Mobile Hotspot† Share a 4G LTE data connection with up to 8 compatible wireless devices**
Bluetooth® Wireless 4.2
Wi-Fi Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-Band)
Media Server Share media content with DLNA®-compatible devices nearby
Miracast® Wirelessly mirror device screen on a compatible display
LG Bridge Download required on computer
Media Sync (MTP) Transfer files or synchronize with Windows® Media Player***
* U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE Network not available everywhere
** Additional carrier charges may apply
*** USB cable required (included)
**** LG Bridge download required on computer
Event Pocket Add events to your calendar by dragging and dropping
Live Zooming Zoom in/out on videos during playback
Video Player with Touch Lock and Resume Play Function Supports MP4, WMV, ASF, MKV, AVI, WEBM, TS, FLV, 3GP, and 3G2 Formats
Customizable Video Screen Ratio Subtitle Settings, Playback Speed, and Video Auto-Off Function
Gallery Organized by albums, timeline, memories, favorites, collections, and videos; access nearby devices
Music Player with Custom Audio Effects Supports AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, AMR, MP3, WAV, WMA, AC3/EC3, FLAC and Ogg formats
Enhanced Convenience
Smart Notice 2.0 Provides recommendations that change with the user’s device usage pattern
Smart Bulletin 2.0 View information and launch applications; includes customizable cards that provide tips, help users track health*, and more
Smart Settings Turn settings on/off, open apps, or change settings according to location
Smart Cleaning™ Free up space by deleting temporary files and removing infrequently used apps
LG Health Fitness app that tracks daily activity*
QuickMemo®+ Write or draw on nearly any screen and schedule memos to appear at certain times or locations
QSlide Function™ Overlay up to two windows with adjustable sizing and transparency
Smart Keyboard Adjust keyboard height and control cursor; adaptive word recognition based on user behavior
Knock Code™ Tap a 6-to-8-point pattern for secure, direct access to the home screen; over 86,000 possible combinations
Knock On™ Double-tap the screen to put your phone to sleep/wake it
Content Lock Password protect certain images and videos in Gallery; prevent files from being previewed when linked to a PC**
* This app is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease or medical condition. Always seek the advice of a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your exercise, sleep, or nutrition
** LG does not guarantee the performance of this feature on all mobile browsers
Standard Battery Yes*
Travel Adapter and USB Cable Yes*
* Included with phone

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great product, love the screen, camera and overall feel
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well, good value. I've been using this new phone for about 2 weeks now and I'm liking it. I chose it for the high ratings and features, and availability at a very good price compared to other smart phones.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing phone! The best smartphone I've ever had! It's sad to see the "collective wisdom" have failed so much with this amazing phone. Clearly LG is, as usual, ahead of times. I really can't believe how "professional reviewers" are so fixated on trying to find supposed issues on this phone, instead of realizing how great it is. The camera is great, the responsiveness is amazing, the updates with security patches keep coming (would be great to get Oreo, please don't forget about us G5 users!), the display is just amazing.... I could go on and on about how great this phone is. I was a bit annoyed that the G6 got rid of the disposable battery, IMHO it was one of the BEST features of this phone, and it's sad to see that LG had to bend to the "reviewers" that drove the G5 sales so low... Too bad really, that they seem to "review" just to favor some competitors' models (Too bad that I read the guidelines and I'm not able to point fingers to the other Korean manufacturer that seems responsible for those bad reviews.... jejejeje). Keep in mind, LG, that your ideas and implementations keep setting trends in the industry (knock on, buttons on the back, to names just two) Perhaps the only sub-flagship characteristic would be the battery life. It definitely could be better, but considering that you can replace the battery for another, full charged one, and that the whole process of removing the battery, inserting another one and powering up the phone takes no more than 45 seconds, and also considering that the spare battery costs less than a set of earbuds, I'd say it can be a moot point. To sum it up: LG, congratulations on an excellent phone. I'm really sorry that the biased reviews didn't do justice to a great product, an amazing feat of engineering. I began to use your phones from the G2, and you have a completely loyal customer in me. Keep up the GREAT work!!! Thank you!!!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most underrated phone ever! I have never been so satisfied with any phone like I am with the G5. I just can't understand how it can be so underrated in the "reviews" out there on the web. I fell in love with the LG brand since the G2 days, and this G5 is adequately continuing the tradition of excellence, performance and "out of the box" thinking that should have continued with the G6. I think it was too bad that the mass consumers believe what the "reviewers" say about the phone, affecting the sales of what is, in my opinion, one of the best phones out there, and the one that really should have set the evolution of mobile phones. I guess that LG had to switch back to a more traditional mindset with the G6 in order to achieve higher sales numbers. LG: Congratulations, on a job excellently done!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I used to have the LG G3 and after a couple years I retired it for the G5. I am very disappointed with the quality of the phone. The power button stopped working after a year, the touch screen malfunctions, it loops on "Charging" and "Charge more before turning on" forever and sometimes I have to completely remove the battery before it can charge at all. I've had to do 3 factory resets since I bought it. However, it does have a decent camera and a beautiful display. Other than that, there is nothing good about this product. I expected better from LG and will not be buying any more products.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It’s just not good.. I purchased lg g5 from T-mobile store on November, 2016. The phone run probably for my daily tasks as checking email, YouTube, photo, web and navigation...but after 3-4 months, the navigation feature doesn’t work (I use Google Maps), it always lose the gps signals. I have to send my phone back to LG repair department 2 times for same gps error and the LG repair team seemed to just update the software for my phone. Everytime I got the phone back from LG, the gps work well about 1 week, then the same problem happens again. I’m so tired of sending it back to LG and I decide to accept to live with my non-gps-high-end phone. Now, my phone warranty has just expired and my rear camera can not focus during taking picture (1 of common errors of LG G5. Sorry LG, I have no more patience after 1 year using G5. I give up
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loved the phone until the OS update I pre-bought this phone. It was the first time i was ever able to. I LOVED it! Then the update happened and since then the camera doesn't focus. I searched and its a phone wide issue. Unfortunately I can't go back to the previous OS.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this phone last year it was the best Android I ever had I love the muti features and the speakers are so loud Good Job LG !
Date published: 2017-12-09
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