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Friday, April 29, 2016

LG G5 finally launched in the PH + LG rolling bot, VR, 360 camera and more


The most awaited new smartphone model of LG is finally here in the Philippines, first sighted during their grand launch and soon it will be available in all LG store and mobile store nationwide. LG G5 is the new flagship model launched by LG Philippines last night in Shangri La Hotel The Fort, it first appeared in Mobile World Congress last February 2016 and it gave a lot of wow factor and media buzz because of its unique feature and tech specs.

LG G5 became a game changer in the world of smartphone tech developments, they didn’t stick to the same type of smartphone but they continued to bring the best and new tech innovation and we’re so sure that other brands might follow.


The much talked about Modular Type on the LG G5 body is such a brilliant idea. LG lets you remove the bottom cover case and its battery and you are allowed to attach LG components on a modular type devices like camera controller and music player.

You can attach the LG Cam Plus with additional 1,200mAh battery on the LG G5, this will let you control the 16MP camera of the phone just like a real digital camera. Resolution and pixels are not sacrificed, but you are given a good convenience to control the shutter, aperture, zoom, recording and also better grip in holding the LG G5 with LG Cam Plus.

For music, the modular type body of the LG G5 lets you attach the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY, it’s a device that is also act as a portable Hi-Fi DAC audio player, it gives a much higher performance when it comes to playing music in 32 bit384Khz high def playback.

Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP
Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
Weight: 159g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C) / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink
SRP PHP 34,990

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Features of LG G5
- Always on display screen lets you see the time on the phone during stand by.
- Powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
- aptX™ HD: 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio
- Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0
- Low Power Location Estimation (LPLE) Technology
- Compatible to LG Friends devices - LG Rolling Bot, 360 camera, and VR googles
- Modularity function - you can add and swap devices to the LG G5 to enhance the usability of the phone
- Each module devices carries a separate battery to add power
- There are two rear camera that helps to increase wide angle shoot
- Screen is much more brighter than previous LG G series
- Expandable up to 2TB micro SD storage
- Finger scanner at the back to lock and unlock
- Metal build body casing
- You can snap on fresh full charge battery in modular body with no sweat


The 16MP dual rear camera of LG G5
1st camera is the 78 degree view and the 2nd can let you take 135 degree view.


Front camera with 8MP


A close up look of the LG G5 modular battery holder and casing.


The LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY that you can attach to the LG G5
just remove the default modular bottom casing and replace this as your bottom casing with battery.


During the product demo – the LG staff showed us that you can snap on and snap back the battery to any modular bottom casing such as the LG HiFi or the LG Cam Plus


Here’s a demo on the super wide angle capture of the LG G5’s dual rear camera.
The two camera stitched the images live to give you a much wider shot.


Comparison of LG G5 camera vs. iPhone and Samsung
LG G5 performed even better than the other phone brands.

Others say that LG G5 can replace GoPro when it comes to capture wide angle view


At the event, we saw some LG Friends gadget companions for the LG G5 smartphone.
These LG Friends can maximize the power and usability of the phone by pairing them to LG’s Friends


LG 360 VR goggles


No need to insert your phone, the new LG 360 VR can connect wired on your LG G5 and lets you view 360 video and photo content in VR mode.


LG 360 camera is the gadget that Im waiting for. This device can capture videos and photos in 360 degrees environment.

You can pair this to your LG G5 and later on view the content via the LG 360 VR goggles.


Close up look of the shutter button and power button


LG 360 cam will be available soon in the PH market with SRP PHP 10k+ (estimate)


Short demo with the LG 360 cam


On my hand is the LG Rolling Bot, its like that droid Bb-8 from the Star Wars: Force Awakens movie. This Rolling Bot is like a rolling and roving CCTV camera with controller.

You can control the LG Rolling Bot via WIFI, can remotely controlled via a LG G5 smartphone. Im not sure if you can control it with other smartphone brands, but I was told that Android version should be Marshmallow, to allow App compatibility to control the Bot.

There’s a walkie talkie function for communication and controls too if you want to have a play time with your pet dogs and cats.


You can view the live camera view of the LG Rolling Bot via live and remote stream to your LG G5 smartphone.


LG Rolling Bot is the future of CCTV in our homes.
I will buy one once available in commercial market.


Also spotted at the booth is the LG Music Flow
A much more wooden-like body – but looks more better than that old and heavy LG Music Flow


LG mobile projector.
I will get more info soon about their small projector


LG Keyboard


Selfie muna….during the LG G5 product launch
heads up to Eli of and Earl of


LG Mobile Philippines
Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
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