LG H5 Review

LG G5 Review
amin'ny ankapobeny Score4
  • Ny LG H5 dia mahaliana fanandramana. Ny slot Modular eo amin'ny farany ambany ny telefaonina no mihazona mety, Miahiahy aho fa izany dia tsy ho feno. Izany no mamela ireo mpampiasa mba hanoloana ny bateria raha mbola manome mafy orina finday avo lenta.

Fun mizara roa ny fakan-tsary, Modular famolavolana, fifadian-kanina sy ny processeur lamba lehibe dia undercut ny manaova kalitao sy ny bateria fiainana izay tsy tena toy ny tsara


Powered by Guardian.co.ukIty lahatsoratra mitondra ny lohateny hoe “LG H5 famerenana: ny hery mpampiasa ny sakaiza tia, izay vao nahavoa ny marika” nosoratan'i Samuel Gibbs, fa theguardian.com tamin'ny Alarobia 11 Mey 2016 06.00 UTC

Ny LG H5 dia ny orinasa Koreana Tatsimo ny farany flagship Android finday avo lenta izay miezaka ny ho samy hafa ny fifaninanana, amin'ny Modular famolavolana sy ny hery-mpampiasa endri-javatra.

Metal na plastika?

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Ny fitaratra lamba kely miolakolaka mankany an-tampon'ny. Sary: Samuel Gibbs ho an'ny Guardian

Ny H5 no voalohany LG vy flagship finday avo lenta miaraka amin'ny aluminium vatana sy curved fitaratra lamba. Ny metaly dia mifono ao anaty plastika loko, na izany aza, manome izany ho hosoka metaly plastika mihevitra, izay mandiso fanantenana.

Tsy mahatsiaro mafy orina nanorina, Tsy mavesatra loatra ary boribory sisin'ny fa ho mora kokoa ny mihazona, fa aiza ny indray ny telefaonina mpikamban'ny ny lafiny misy kely molotra mafy izay mahatsapa maranitra teny an-tànan'i. Izany fotsiny Tsy ho tsapa ho tsara toy ny mpifaninana avy amin'ny Samsung, HTC, Huawei sy Apple, izay dia mahamenatra.

Ny aoriana ny telefaonina dia manana fakan-tsary kely bulge sy ny tondro sensor izay miasa ihany koa ho toy ny hery ny bokotra – bebe kokoa momba izany tatỳ aoriana. Ny anoloan'ny telefaonina no fitaratra rehetra afa-tsy ny removable ny H5 Chin. Ny fitaratra miolakolaka ny faran'ny telefaonina, izay manatrika tena tsara nefa tsy manana asa tena.

Ny 5.3in QUAD LCD HD efijery – Ny kely indrindra LG flagship lamba nandritra ny fotoana kelikely – dia tsara. Tsy tena mitovy Pop toy ny sasany ny AMOLED efijery manify ny Samsung finday avo lenta, saingy miavaka, mamirapiratra sy maro loko.

Tamin'ny 159g ny H5 dia tsy ny mampirehitra ny farany ambony-Android finday avo lenta, undercut ny 136g S7 Galaxy sy 152h Rohy 5X. Izany no iray amin'ireo thinnest amin'ny 7.7mm, novonoin'ny ny 7MM Huawei P9, fa tsy ny 7.9mm matevina Samsung na Rohy 5X.

Fepetra arahana

  • Screen: 5.3manontolo QUAD LCD HD (554ppi)
  • Processor: QUAD-fototra Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • RAM: 4GB ny RAM Storage: 32GB + microSD karatra
  • Rafitra fikirakirana: Android 6.0.1 Camera: 16 megapixel + 8 megapixel maneran-zoro, 8MP anoloan'ny-miatrika
  • Fifandraisana: LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, SY, onjam-peo FM, USB-C sy ny GPS
  • Dimensions: 149.4 X 73.9 X 7.7mm
  • Weight: 159h

Removable bateria sy microSD karatra slot

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Ambany saoka ny telefaonina dia removable, fa raha mbola manana Natambatra amin'ny banga eo aminy sy ny sisa amin'ny telefaonina. Sary: Samuel Gibbs ho an'ny Guardian

Ny LG H5 manana ny ambony Qualcomm-ny-ny-tsipika Snapdragon 820 processeur ary manao toy izany koa ny hafa miaraka amin'ny mitovy finday Chip, anisan'izany ny HTC 10.

Ary tonga mahamay rehefa misintona fampiharana, fa tsy tsapanareo aza izany mahazo hafanana nandritra ny fampiasana ara-dalàna. Ny processeur dia afaka mitsako amin'ny alalan'ny tsara tarehy be ianao na inona na inona Te te-hanao izany, raha 4GB ny RAM dia be ny fahatsiarovana ho an'ny mafy multitasking.

Battery fiainana, na izany aza, Tsy lehibe. Mampiasa izany ho toy ny fitaovana voalohany indrindra an-jatony mailaka, manosika fampahatsiahivana sy ny hafatra sady nasiany, mihoatra ny adiny telo ny Browsing sy ny fampiharana fampiasana, miampy ny sary sy haingana hafahafa toerana ny Super Crossfighter ny H5 naharitra fotsiny ny 24 ora.

Standby bateria tatatra kely mandritra ny alina dia mandiso fanantenana, ny rano mitete 15%- 20% tao nandritra ny valo ora.

Ny bateria dia removable ary azo haingana swapped ho nanam, raha ny microSD karatra slot mamela ireo mpampiasa mba hanampy bebe kokoa fitehirizana ny naorina-in 32GB.

Customised Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Ny H5 mitantana ny kely namboarina dikan ny Android sy manohana USB roa-C sy ny Qualcomm ny QuickCharge 3.0. Sary: Samuel Gibbs ho an'ny Guardian

Ny H5 mitantana ny farany dikan- Google ny Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow miaraka amin'ny fahazavana customization amin'ny LG.

Fa ny ankapobeny dia mitondra tena toy ny tahiry Android, fa manana fijery hafa kely ho azy. By toerana misy anao ny mpandefa tsy tonga miaraka amin'ny nentim-paharazana fampiharana Android vatasarihana feno rehetra napetraka fampiharana, manana ny fampiharana ny homescreen toy ny iOS sy Huawei ny EMUI, fa azo alefa ao amin'ny toe-javatra.

Ny ankavia-pane homescreen indrindra koa ny manan-tsaina no LG biletà endri-javatra, izay miasa ho toy ny Widget mpihazona, raha ny ambany mikasika bokotra azo namboarina ny lokony, order and have more than the standard back, home and recently used apps buttons.

The G5 also has an always-on display mode, which shows the time and icons of recent notifications. It works well enough indoors, but is difficult to read outdoors and contributes around 1% battery consumption per hour. If you turn your phone screen on frequently to check the time it should help save power.

LG’s built-in maintenance app is also quite good at clearing out the cruft that builds up over time, but be careful as it’s quite easy to delete cache files that might be needed forcing them to be re-downloaded.

Fingerprint scanner and power button

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Touch to unlock, press to power on or off. Sary: Samuel Gibbs ho an'ny Guardian

The fingerprint scanner on the back is smaller than most other rear fingerprint scanners and also acts as the power button. I found that it was not quite as good at recognising my finger as that fitted to LG’s Nexus 5X, which it makes for Google. It was still quite fast, but was slightly less accurate.

Removable battery and accessories

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The chin detached and the battery removed from the bottom of the phone. Sary: Samuel Gibbs ho an'ny Guardian

The most interesting part of the G5 is its removable bottom. Press a button on the side and the bottom unhooks and slides out revealing the battery and a modular slot for adding what LG calls “Friends”.

Currently there are only two friends available for the G5. The £69 LG Cam Plus slots in the bottom with a camera shutter button, a video button and a jog wheel lining the stop of an added camera grip that also contains an extended battery.

B&O also has a £150 Hi-Fi Plus, which is a 32-bit digital to analogue converter (DAC) and headphone amp that is meant to improve the sound quality of the music you’re listening to on the phone. It can also be used as a standalone DAC with a computer or other device.

While I find neither compelling, the idea behind it is interesting. At the very least it allows users to swap out the battery; LG sells a spare with its own charger. Whether other companies with develop slot-in accessories is unknown at this stage. Although the system has potential, it will depend on the sales of the G5 to tempt companies.

Clipping the bottom in and out feels like inserting a magazine into a handgun, locking in place with a reassuring click and feeling solid. There is a constant gap at either side of the phone, na izany aza, and the lines on the side of the phone do not always align perfectly. Whether you’ll notice is another matter.

Camera

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The dual camera lenses sit either side of a laser autofocus and flash. Sary: Samuel Gibbs ho an'ny Guardian

Similar to the Huawei P9, the LG G5 has two cameras on the back, but instead of one being black and white, LG has fitted one regular 16-megapixel camera and one 8-megapixel wide-angle camera.

The regular camera is excellent and of similar quality to most of the best cameras on the market. Its low-light performance wasn’t quite as good as that fitted to the Samsung Galaxy S7, but the G5 produced rich, detailed images, while it’s f/1.8 lens produced some very pleasing bokeh and shallow depth of field without any software trickery.

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A wide-angle photo taken with HDR on but no after processing. Sary: Samuel Gibbs ho an'ny Guardian

The wide-angle lens is perhaps more interesting. Its field of view meant you could capture much more in one scene, with a little fish-eye effect at the sides. The images it produced were good in solid light conditions, but weren’t quite as good as the main camera in less than ideal lighting conditions.

The 8-megapixel selfie camera produced pretty good photos with reasonable detail, making it one of the better selfie cameras available.

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A photo using the 16-megapixel normal camera taken from the same position as the photo from the wide-angle camera above. Sary: Samuel Gibbs ho an'ny Guardian

The two rear cameras together were fun to play with, allowing a variety of integrated photos, including one that uses all three cameras at once. The camera app is also fairly comprehensive, with solid point-and-shoot automation and enough manual controls and RAW support to cater for most people.

fandinihana

  • Having the power button on the back means you can’t easily turn the screen off when it’s on a table
  • Double tapping the screen when it is off turns it on
  • The plastic coating on the metal body was easily chipped on the chin
  • There’s an IR blaster in the top for controlling your TV
  • Call quality was excellent
  • The screen is one of the most readable outdoors on any smartphone

Price

The LG G5 comes in three colours and costs £500.

Fa raha oharina, the Samsung Galaxy S7 costs £550, ny Galaxy S7 Edge costs £639, ny HTC 10 costs £570, ny Huawei P9 costs £449 ary ny Nexus 5X costs £299.

Didim-pitsarana

Ny LG H5 dia mahaliana fanandramana. Ny slot Modular eo amin'ny farany ambany ny telefaonina no mihazona mety, Miahiahy aho fa izany dia tsy ho feno. Izany no mamela ireo mpampiasa mba hanoloana ny bateria raha mbola manome mafy orina finday avo lenta.

The cameras are great fun, it has USB-C and a microSD card slot, a great screen and interesting design. But small niggles such as the gaps where the chin connects, the sharp join lines, the plastic feel of the body and disappointing battery life means the G5 isn’t quite as good as the best available at the moment.

It’s certainly a power-user’s device, with much more flexibility than almost all the other top-end smartphones available. It’s definitely a good phone, just not a really great one.

Mahatsara: Modular famolavolana, great cameras, tsara efijery, replaceable battery, microSD karatra slot, USB-C

Maharatsy ny mifampiresaka: slightly less than premium build, battery life not the best, fingerprint scanner not quite as good as some

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