Best LG G5 cases

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If you’re worried about damage of all types on your new LG G5, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the very best cases for LG’s 2016 flagship from brands like VRS Design and Spigen. Our recommendations focus on looks, protection, and price; therefore, you’re definitely going to find at least one case that you’d like to put on your G5.

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Using the always-on display on the LG G5

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Like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the LG G5 comes with an always-on display. This phone’s approach to the always-on display is much more useful because it displays icons for the apps that are pushing notifications to you. Rather than just seeing the date and time, LG wants G5 owners to get deeper information. It’s not quite like Motorola’s Moto Display on the Moto X Pure Edition, but it’s a step above Samsung’s boring always-on display.

Hit the break to see how LG’s always-on display works on the G5.

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Putting a 360-degree wallpaper on the LG G5

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What you probably didn’t know about the new LG G5 is that the phone supports 360-degree wallpapers for a truly immersive experience without the need for an special external device like a virtual reality headset. These special experiences are accessible right on the home screen of the G5. Pre-installed on the phone are two 360-degree wallpapers, but LG has a lot more waiting for you in its LG SmartWorld app.

Hit the break to see how to get a 360-degree wallpaper on the G5.

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Working QuickRemote on the LG G5

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These days, phones and tablets with an integrated IR blaster are a rarity. What was once a common component included with every flagship is now hard to find anywhere. While Samsung and HTC abandoned it, LG continues to embrace the IR blaster. The G5, the company’s flagship for 2016, comes with an IR blaster to control equipment found in any home. This means you can do things like change channels on your television or lower the temperature on your air conditioner without using a special remote or doing things manually. It’s definitely a feature unique to LG and the G5.

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Securing the LG G5 with Knock Code

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Returning for the fourth consecutive year is LG’s Knock On, a feature that allows you to turn your device’s screen on and off by tapping display. It debuted with the G2 in 2013 and has only evolved since. The company’s 2016 flagship comes with the familiar Knock Code, which is a layer of security built on top of Knock On. Knock Code keeps your device locked until you tap specific areas of the display in a preset order. So, like Knock On, it’s simple in that you’re just tapping the display. The security part of it is in the pattern.

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LG G5 review: Those innovative modules mean nothing

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Now that we’re in April, it’s that time of the year when millions of people worldwide consider the options for their next phone. LG and Samsung will be at the top of the list for many because their new flagships, the G5 and Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, were announced on the very same day before being released in the last few weeks. Samsung is playing it safe by having the Galaxy S7 appeal to the masses, but LG embarked on an innovative journey to create the G5. The company’s fifth flagship doesn’t care about tradition and what the smartphone has always been. It’s is all about being what you want the phone to be, depending upon a modular design to give your G5 the capabilities desired.

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Rundown: LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

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So it’s time for you to choose your next phone. LG, HTC, and Samsung all have new flagships for 2016 that are worthy of your consideration. The word “premium” is associated with these three, but each holds unique qualities. With the G5, you’re getting an innovative modular design that has never been implemented for a mainstream device. The Galaxy S7, though, goes back to what you’re familiar with by including a big battery and a microSD card slot within a sleek glass and metal body. Then there’s the the HTC 10, boasting a gorgeous design that masks the beastly internal specifications. It really makes it seem like you just can’t go wrong with any of these.

If you’re finding it difficult to decide which phone is right for you, check out the rundown we put together. It’s a straightforward comparison of the G5, HTC 10, and Galaxy S7.

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