The LG G5 is hitting the market around the world, however, you should be extremely careful because there are some variants of the flagship. Not all LG G5 phones are built with the same hardware, so you might end up getting a mid-range smartphone that has similar performance as its predecessor, the LG G4.
Before ordering the phone online or hitting the store, I recommend you to check with that store and ask which phone you will receive. There are 9 model numbers of the LG G5, you can either have an LG H840, H848, H850, VS987, H820, LS992, H830, US992 or H860N. The number can be found on the box or on the back of the phone. Let’s see the differences between these models.
|LG G5 H840 (Latin America, Southeast Asia) / H848 (Chinese version)||LG G5 H850 (Europe) / VS987 (Verizon) / H820 (AT&T) / LS992 (Sprint) / H830 (T-Mobile) / US992 (US Cellular) / H860N (Hong Kong)|
|Network||GSM / HSPA / LTE
VS987: CDMA / GSM / LTE
LS 992: LTE / CDMA / GSM / UMTS
|LTE-Advanced||Category 7 (download speeds: 300Mbps – upload speeds: 100Mbps)||Category 12 (download speeds: 600Mbps – upload speeds: 150Mbps)
H860N: Category 6 (download speeds: 300Mbps – upload speeds: 50Mbps)
|Dimensions||149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm (5.88 x 2.91 x 0.30 inches)|
|Weight||159 g (5.61 oz)|
|SIM Card||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
H860N: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-By)
|Display||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 5.3 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820|
|CPU||Quad-core Cortex-A72 & quad-core Cortex-A53||Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo|
|GPU||Adreno 510||Adreno 530|
|Memory||32 GB, expandable with up to 200 GB microSD card|
|RAM||3 GB||4 GB|
|Rear Camera||16 MP (f/1.8) and 8 MP (f/2.4), laser autofocus, OIS, LED flash|
|Front Camera||8 MP (f/2.0)|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||v3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum|
|Battery||Removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0 technology|
|Colors||Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink|
The model on right column is obviously a better choice just by looking at the specs sheet. It is equipped with the more expensive and powerful Snapdragon 820, so this LG G5 version will have better performance and faster LTE speeds. Otherwise, they have the same modular design, feature Quick Charge 3.0, 4K video capture, and work with all new attachable accessories like the Bang & Olufsen-powered LG Hi-Fi Plus or LG Cam Plus.
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