[Video] Unboxing the LG G5


After announcing the G5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month, LG’s latest flagship has finally become available to purchase worldwide. Here to give you some further insight in to the LG G5 is our very own Justin Herrick, who has taken the time to video his unboxing of LG’s newest smartphone. 

In the days since the G5 launched we’ve seen questions raised about its ‘all metal body‘, Justin addresses this issue in the unboxing video, saying that while the G5 doesn’t feel quite as premium as the Galaxy S7 Edge , for example, the G5 doesn’t look or feel cheap. It doesn’t, however, feel quite the same as other metal bodied handsets.

During the video, Justin also demonstrates how to remove the chin and battery from the rest of the phone, indicating that there is a button on the side that takes a firm press before being able to pull the chin away from the body. Something that isn’t quite as firm is the power button, which seems to be a little loose. One thing that may surprise potential buyers is that the package did not include earphones. It’s unusual, but shouldn’t really be a deal breaker.

For further details, you can check out Justin’s unboxing of the LG G5 in the video below.

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).