Are you affected by Low Battery Anxiety? Your cure is the LG G5

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Good thing for LG because I’m not a licensed professional capable of diagnosing and treating cases of Low Battery Anxiety. It’s something millions of Americans are affected by every year, but almost none of them doing anything about it. The latest promotional video for the new LG G5 takes us inside a group therapy session in which the participants are all suffering from Low Battery Anxiety.

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The video stars Brian Huskey as the group’s therapist, showing them they can unchain from wall outlets and stop worry about battery life by getting the LG G5. The phone has a modular design due to the Magic Slot, a little port on the bottom that can be used to swap batteries and connect different modules.

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Because LG called the specific video above the full version, expect to see a shortened 15- or 30-second version start airing on television in the coming days or weeks.

LG’s new flagship has a 5.3-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and a 2800mAh battery. Although Android 6.0 Marshmallow is at the core, the G5 has LG’s software overlay masking the stock version of Google’s mobile operating system.

Next month, carriers and retailers will begin accepting pre-orders before the LG G5 eventually goes on sale in April.


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications. When not glued to his Android devices, Justin works as Sequoia Technologies' Social Media Coordinator.


  • rebirthofcool

    LG has proven time and again that they could be one step ahead innovating along with Samsung against chinese copycats. This modular approach to G5 opens up possibilities for expansion with practical use while optmising useability and perhaps extend the lifespan of a mobile device. Not only limited to removable (exchangeable) battery but the expansion slot opens up future useful upgrades.

    However, while LG has a mature OLED tech (evident on their TV) they are still holding up fully implementing it to their mobile devices. There seems to be a consensus between the 2 korean chaebol of who’s & where they’re using LCD vs OLED displays to their product lineup (Samsung is still big on LCD TV) perhaps extending the life of both their LCD manufactyring plants or until Apple & chinese OEM decides to adopt OLED displays, then they could fend off the competition in the future.

  • bklm1234

    Kudos to LG. Removable battery is a big deal to me and my wife. We love shooting videos, sometimes back to back, easily drain out a battery. Being able to pop in a fresh battery is priceless. If only LG can fix the overheating during video shooting. We’ll see the SD820 has the same issue. Maybe LG should have gone with water cooling like Samsung. Qualcomm is to blame though.