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LG G5 Case Special

LG G5 Case Special

How do you cover a phone which effectively comes apart? Well, it is possible. The boys from MobileFun.co.uk sent us a few to try and, with the aid of video and some lovely photos, we’re going to have a look at them.

First, for those of you who want the “instant hit”, here’s my totally professional video showing you the various cases and covers in action..

Right, let’s take a closer look shall we? First of all – the Caseology Skyfall Series LG G5 Case. This is the gold / clear one and cost £17.99. They also do the rose gold and a black version too. It’s a transparent case with a gold reinforcing strip around the edge to ensure that the case itself doesn’t go “floppy” at the edges and let and dust in.

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It also ensures that all the cut-outs are neatly and precisely positioned. It’s very slim and looks pretty fashionable too. I found it suited the LG G5 well and didn’t take too much “away” from the design of the handset.

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Next up, the actual official LG G5 Crystal Guard Case for £14.99. As you’d expect from an official case, everything about this one is ultra-precise. The holes for the camera and the volume controls and exactly where they need to be and this is very unobtrusive and see-through. It also has a protective UV coating to guard against scratches. Nice and smooth on the outside this. It’s slightly more rigid that the Caseology unit.

This one is the VRS High Pro Shield G5 case. It feels proper swish this one and has been reduced down to £14.99 as I type. As you’ll have seen in the video, I have a bit of trouble describing the smooth-yet cushioned rear panel.

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It’s apparently an “air space cushion” which has a dual layered construction (I’m totally not reading this from the box. Basically what that all means is that it’ll absorb shocks better. I really liked the styling of the rear panel and, when coupled with that reinforcing outer section, it looked like a part of the G5 and added a little something to the style. Well worth the cash.

The cases from Olixar are next and first we have that Olixar Leather-Style Case in brown. They do it in black and red if that’s more your flavour. It folds over the front of the phone and still maintains the full functionality by having holes for all the buttons and ports.

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Not only that, but on the inside you get space for credit and debit cards. This is just £12.99 and, if you train into work and back, you can prop it up and watch a movie with the in-built stand. Nice touch that. The inner holder kept the phone in position perfectly and I had no worries about the phone falling out should I accidentally let the case flop open.

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At the lower end of the scale is the Olixar FlexiShield Ultra Thin LG G5 case. It’s just £5.99 and is flexible, see-through and – if you ensure that it’s placed onto the phone properly – all the ports and buttons meet up well enough. However, without that extra outer strap to keep things in place you’ll find that the holes sometimes go out of alignment and dust can get in the edges. My advice? Pay a bit more for another one.

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  • iPhone 7 may launch with LG-made dual-lens camera because Sony is behind schedule

    Remember the rumor, backed by a report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that only a 5.5-inch model of an ‘iPhone 7’ would have a dual-lens camera while its 4.7-inch brethren would get stuck with a boring single-camera module? Now we know where that came from: Apple’s camera supplier Sony has fallen behind schedule, prompting the iPhone maker to add […]

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    Three change their mind – The LG G5 arrives

    When we were in Barcelona ogling over the LG G5, we were contacted by most of the usual networks to say that they were ranging it.

    However… we noticed someone who wasn’t coming to the LG party. Three.
    Three change their mind   The LG G5 arrives

    We got in touch, and they told us that they weren’t ranging it. We bought the PR guys some beer, but they still said they weren’t ranging it. We sent them an ice cream van, but still they said they weren’t ranging it.

    Luckily, enough of their own customers started asking, and now the G5 will indeed appear online and in store as of…. right now

    Three tell me that they will begin ranging the LG G5 from today, following customer demand for the device.

    Pricing starts with a £29 upfront cost on all contacts, then it’s £25 per month for 500MB data, £30 for 1GB and £36 for 4GB of data. There’s all you can eat calls and texts on all packages apart from that 500MB one, plus Three are also offering an 8GB and 30GB package.

    Full details below, including their “Feel at Home” benefit and further pricing. Don’t forget to have a good old look at our hands-on in Barcelona.

    Buy one here on Three.

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  • It’s now technically possible to embed a fingerprint scanner beneath a smartphone display

    Apple’s ‘iPhone 7’ hasn’t arrived yet but that hasn’t stopped analysts from predicting that an ‘iPhone 8’ will ditch the iconic Home button. Conventional wisdom has it that 3D Touch will simulate Home button presses while fingerprint recognition should be realized by incorporating the Touch ID sensor into the display itself. What conventional wisdom...

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    A “More Playful” interface for your LG G5

    A More Playful interface for your LG G5

    I don’t know about you, but the one thing I want more than anything is a playful interface. I mean, an interface alone is great, but let’s make it a playful one eh? Let’s make it fun. Let’s make it lively, cheerful, impish and a little bit frisky shall we?

    Yeah. I want me some of that.

    LG are here with “UX 5.0” for their LG G5 and upcoming handsets. The new user interface is will give additional power, convenience and enjoyment to users. It includes the “LG Friends Manager” for detecting, pairing and managing accessories. This will give you a different experience based on the device you’re connected to, so with the 360 CAM it’ll show you photo previews and different shooting modes etc. It’ll also help with the Rolling Bot, which we got to play with in Barcelona…

    The user interface for the camera has been improved too, adding a simpler switching system between the regular and wide-angle lens. You now just zoom in and out. There’s also a host of additional features for the 360 CAM and a “pop out picture” system for combining the rear camera lenses on the G5 itself.

    A More Playful interface for your LG G5

    Other features include a new home screen, health system, updated always-on system and much more. Full details can be found below.

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  • Crank it. LG signs up Jason Statham

    Crank it. LG signs up Jason Statham

    Here’s a British actor with a stack of style and panache. He looks a lot like me too, which is good. Anyhow, I like a lot of his films, including the “Transporter” series. The first one was probably the best, but by “Transporter 3” we were in a world of insanity, where he seemed to have a lot of America trucks driving around “Europe” and started making phone calls underwater. What was that all about? And don’t talk to me about those “Crank” films… insane.

    LG have signed him up to pimp the new G5, and you’ll see him appearing in TV ads very soon. After pocketing a substantial amount of cash in the deal, Jason happily stated…

    I think the concept that LG is putting forward with the G5 and its modular design is going to catch on with consumers. I enjoyed partnering with LG and working on this commercial, so I hope that shows through in the final piece.

    OK, I’m only messing. The phone is really good. We took a look at it in Barcelona here.

    Head to the LG Facebook page to see the full video or just watch it below (this is the Korean version because it’s only 7.50AM here in the UK and this appears to be the only version online as yet, plus we’ve not had any breakfast)..

    I’m not sure what the take-away is from that. Perhaps, by switching and swapping the modules on my LG G5, I can save / attack people randomly .. or something..

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  • New LG series of handsets coming soon

    LG have already announced their new X screen and X cam, but availability is now known and it will only be initially available in South Korea followed by Europe, Latin America and Asia. At this stage we don’t know if they will be available in the UK.

    Additional features that are expected are dual cameras or a second screen (available with the X screen). The X cam inherits a similar 120-degree wide angle lens like the LG-G5 to complement the standard lens.

    New LG series of handsets coming soon

    The X cam offers Pop-out Picture feature which combines the two images taken with the standard and wide angle lenses to create a picture-in-a-frame effect. Available only on the X cam version, Animated Photo delivers a hybrid video and still photo, one framed by the other (http://on.fb.me/1pPxEd5). As well as Panorama View which automatically scrolls a wide image instead of a static image and the Signature feature allows users to add a caption or byline after taking a photo.

    New LG series of handsets coming soon

    A bit more about the X screen and its second screen which has been inherited from the LG-V10. The Always-on Display allows users to check basic information such as time, date and notifications without having to wake up the phone.

    “What’s appealing about the X screen and X cam is that each offers one great feature in a complete package that doesn’t break the bank,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Starting with the X series, we’re introducing the best in camera and display technology in a mass-tier device, something that has never been done before.”

    Further details can be found in our earlier article, or you can check the specs here..

    X cam Key Specifications:*

    • Display: 5.2-inch FHD In-cell Touch
    • Chipset: 1.14GHz Octa-Core
    • Camera:
      • Rear) 13MP Standard Lens / 5MP Wide Angle Lens
      • Front) 8MP
    • Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
    • Battery: 2,520mAh
    • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • Size: 147.5 x 73.6 x 5.2mm~6.9mm
    • Network: LTE
    • Colours: Titan Silver / White / Gold / Pink Gold

     

    X screen Key Specifications:*

    • Display:
      • Main) 4.93-inch HD In-cell Touch
      • Secondary) 1.76-inch LCD (520 x 80)
    • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
    • Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP
    • Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
    • Battery: 2,300mAh
    • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • Size: 142.6 x 71.8 x 7.1mm
    • Network: LTE
    • Colours: Black / White / Pink Gold

     

    * Specifications/Features may vary depending on the market.

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  • Get the LG G5 for less than £400

    Newly-released high-end phones are always going to be expensive,  and the LG G5 is no exception. If you look on most online stores and want to get the SIM-free version it’s going to set you back around £529. However, there is a way to get it for £391.99 – albeit locked to O2.

    First you need to head to the O2 website and choose a contract. This in itself probably isn’t what you want, but the people at HotUKDeals have found out that you can cancel O2 airtime contracts and then pay off the remainder on the phone.

    Get the LG G5 for less than £400

    So, head to the O2 site and choose a deal where you pay something upfront, like the 1GB deal for £31 per month. This has a £79.99 upfront fee and is a two year contract. Now, as you can see above, the £31 per month is split up as follows – £13 per month for the phone and £18 per month for the airtime plan. Now, you can either stick with that plan (which actually isn’t too bad) or you can call up O2 after the device arrives, cancel the airtime contract and then just pay off the cost of the device. Those 24 payments of £13 add up to £312, then add on the £79.99 upfront payment and the phone costs you £391.99. Even with a £5 unlock on eBay it’s still cheap.

    Looking into this, on O2 Refresh you can pay off the device at any point, so you can maybe run the contracts for a few months if you can’t afford to pay the lot right now.

    Thanks to Nigel Hoar for the tip on this one.

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  • Is stock Android still the best? LG tries to convince you otherwise in new LG G5 video

    LG G5 Review
    Most hardcore Android fans will argue up and down that stock Android is the only version of Android people should ever use. There is little question that devices running an unaltered Android build offer some advantages over other Android handsets. Namely, they have access to new versions of the Android operating system months or even years before other models. That's right, years — the latest publicly available version of Android is currently in use on about 2% of all Android devices. Of course, the issue of untimely updates is far more serious on low-end and mid-range phones than it is on high-end models. And as far as user experience goes, customized builds might offer a number of benefits over Google's stock Android — at least, that's what a new video from LG will attempt to convince you of.

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