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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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LG's choice to build a modular flagship smartphone is so brave it borders on nutty -- too bad the phone doesn't live up to its potential. It's a powerful smartphone with an inspired approach to photography, but it feels like LG made too many compromises to make the G5 work with its swappable modules. What's worse, neither of the so-called Friend modules we tested are game-changers. This phone's modularity means it might actually get better over time, but for now, it's still very much a work in progress.

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Pros
  • Great performance
  • Dual-camera setup is fun, fascinating
  • Modular design has potential
Cons
  • The first add-on accessories aren't great
  • Fit and finish doesn't impress
  • Middling battery life

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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.322
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
Android
5.322
321
Yes
AT&T

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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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