The smartphone that never sleeps
Say hello to the brand spanking new LG G5, which arrives on the scene with more extras than you can shake a selfie-stick at. But it’s not all about a massive camera and superfast processor (although the LG G5 does have both), as there are some seriously funky new features to discover here.
With a detachable base, you can mix and match from the add-ons available to beef up your handset as a super speaker, cracking camera, and even virtual reality headset. And with a display that shows the time, date and notifications even when powered down, you’ll always be kept in the loop.
You might be worried that the Always-On display will mercilessly drain your battery, but never fear. The powered-down screen shows the time, date and other info displayed in a soft light, which uses only about 1% of your battery per hour. When the screen is fully powered up, you can enjoy blockbuster movies and games on an eye-popping 5.3 inch HD screen that has to be seen to be believed.
King of cameras
Let’s talk cameras. The space-age snapper on the G5 has not one but two lenses, for that extra oomph when it comes to capturing your memories. With both a 16MP and 8MP lens side-by-side, your holiday snaps will look better than the brochure. There’s even a second 8MP to the front of the device, because LG know that selfies matter too.
Make new friends
The detachable base of the LG G5 can be replaced with a selection of extras which LG have dubbed ‘friends’. Choose from a sound converter to help you rock out the tunes with better playback, or a camera controller for one-handed happy-snaps. You can even capture world around you in 360 degrees with the LG 360 Cam, or plug in the VR headset for some immersive virtual reality.