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LG G5™ Silver | TracFone

  • RS988

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.

Feature

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.

Summary
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 TracFone
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
Network 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**
RAM 4 GB
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
UPC 652810518970
* Actual battery time may vary depending on network connectivity and application use
** MicroSD cards sold separately
*** Quick Charge™ 3.0 in chipset
Camera/Video
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
Connectivity
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***
* TracFone's 4G LTE network not available everywhere.
** Additional carrier charges may apply
*** USB cable required (included)
**** LG Bridge download required on computer
Entertainment
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
Accessories
Standard Battery Yes*
Travel Adapter and USB Cable Yes*
* Included with phone

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Great Phone !!!!! I have had 2 lg g5s. One I have had for over a year..the other for about 6 months. I simply do not see why so many people have problems with this phone. I have only had one issue on the older one..the battery gave out and bulged against the back of the phone causing the nfc to not work..just put in a new battery and it worked again. I am an Uber driver and use this phone up to 13 hours a day with no problems. GPS and maps works great! No problems at all.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should be a 5 So ive been hesitant to write this review. This phone should be a 5 star. The screen is great and the cameras are awesome, but wow does this thing have issues. Since day one I've had connectivity issues. I have never had a phone that has such a difficult time connecting to anything. The internet hardly ever works if I'm not within 10 ft of a wireless router. It will say I have full 4g and then tell me I'm offline when I open chrome or spotify. This is a major headache. Ive spent so many long trips in silence just waiting for spotify to connect. I thought this might be a network issue even though my mom has the same service and no problems so I took it in to verizon where I was told that I have to do a soft reset everytime the internet goes. This maybe works half the time. Then there's the fact that almost overnight I was unable to make calls in my house any more. Again mom has same service (verizon) and has no problems whatsoever. Now I have to go stand in the snow or a very specific part of my upstairs to make a call. Then there's the gps. I assumed it was a software issue that would be patched out but later found out the hardware is just defective. The antenna is not good. The GPS NEVER connects properly. Its a major hassle especially since it can take google maps forever to connect to the network and when it finally does it thinks I'm miles away from where I actually am. Its even more of a hassle because I live near the Canadian border and every once in a while it thinks I'm in Canada so it informs me of roaming charges. Thankfully its never placed me there long enough to cost me anything but the prospect is very bothersome. I use maps alot for my job and a year and a half into owning this phone its becoming unbearable. Screen bleed and battery life are also issues but I could forgive them if I wasnt already so extremely let down by this phone. I just want a working phone and for what I'm spending on this thing I think I should have one. Seriously I could have bought a laptop or a nice tablet for the price of this phone.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Features, Great Battery I was weary about getting the G5, I have had the G4 and G3 previously and was very disappointed, the battery life was awefull. Well that all changed with the G5, it is really cool, battery life is excellent, and if need be you can very easily swap out the battery for a new one.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Do not upgrade to Nougat if you rely on LTE B17 Upgraded to Nougat as soon as it came out. Immediately lost all connectivity to LTE Band 17. I bought this phone specifically after comparing it to other manufactures phones due to the specifications and the fact that it had an LTE Band 17 antenna. Nougat killed it. LG wont provide a timeline of when it will be fixed. I assume we must wait till Oreo comes out. There are multiple forums with people having the same issue as me. LG has done little to address it. I assume this review will not be posted, like my previous one before. I have left reviews on other sites that LG cannot dictate what goes on and what doesn't. It should be a simple software fix that gets pushed out. Buy at your own risk. If you know for sure you do not need LTE Band 17 for service, then you should be good to go. However if you are running on AT&T's network, or Cricket, etc you should be warned. At my in-laws we only get LTE Band 17 service. My wife's cheaper ZTE Axon 7 Mini and my in-laws cheaper Android phones get crystal clear reception. My phone, the supposed best one, is a paper weight. It is useless. I basically have a glorified clock/alarm.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It died out of nowhere I bought this phone September 2016 and it was great, worked really well no issues. However, I went to use it yesterday (less then a year and a half) and it shut off on it's own, wouldn't respond to the charger, wouldn't turn on couldn't bring up the reboot menu or anything. I did take it to the store to look at it and they said that it was a goner. This phone showed no signs that anything was wrong, it had no physical damage to it, wasn't dropped, has a case and it just stopped working. I am really disappointed because now that the phone will not turn on I cannot get any of the information of it.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from None Like the G5, but.... I bought this January this year in the UK. There's no phone like it, in my opinion. I would buy it again and again. Wish the G6 also had the G5 design just for choice. I love it with passion. That aside. My G5 just dimmed off on its own days back while I tried playing a video (battery was about 80% charged). It has since refused to boot. Is it battery? Screen? What? I'm in Nigeria now - no parts here, no LG mobile services. Every attempt to contact LG online has been fruitless. Very, very awful!!!!!!! Expensive products like this should have a special customer service attention. People travel and so their gadgets should travel with them. Limiting the G5 service to certain countries really does no good. Give me a working solution and you get all 5 stars. Cheers!
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It does everything Only three stars because I have had the phone for one year and the screen is starting to show a bun in screen where the image is persistent. Also because LG did not secure my power button, in 11 days after purchase my phone was unusable because the power button was broken. I had to fix it myself as neither verizon nor LG would fix it. I love LG products in their connectivity. But my next phone will be the one that has the latest chipset in it because I am paying for a flagship top of the line phone not a dated processor. That last bit doesn't have anything to do with the G5 just venting on why they would go and launch another device with old hardware. Come on LG you're my favorite company don't let me down!
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 stars at first i loved this phone, after using it for half a year i still think its a nice phone but it does have flaws. GPS stopped working, the wide angle mode camera works, the regular mode is blurry. The phone body developed some cracks. I am writing this review so LG knows the flaws and works on them. I just bought an LG G6, i hope it does not develop the same issues.
Date published: 2017-11-22
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