The recently launched LG G5 unofficially lands in Nepal through online retail shop SAS Traders. The LG G5 was unveiled at MWC 2016 carrying an official price tag of US$625 (NRs. 65,000 approx). However, SAS Trader’s 32GB LG G5 is priced at Rs. 85,000 with one year warranty and free delivery all over Nepal.
LG G5 Specifications
- 5.3-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with LG UX
- 16MP rear camera, laser autofocus, dual-tone flash, 4K video recording
- 8MP secondary rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7~8.6mm; Weight: 159g
- Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- HD audio codec and Dolby digital plus sound
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 2800mAh (removable) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
The LG G5 specs are much similar to its competition Galaxy S7 and HTC 10. However, the biggest selling point of the LG G5 is its modular design. You can detach the bottom part of the phone to swap out the battery, and replace it with another battery or other modular devices such as Cam Plus camera module or a HiFi audio module. But, we are not quite sure if these modular devices actually expand the functionality of smartphones. Moreover, these modules are yet to arrive in Nepal, and buying the G5 for Rs.85,000 looks like a sizeable investment. For Rs. 73,000, you get the Galaxy S7 in Nepal with official one year warranty and better service centres.