The LG G5 is one of the odder phones that came out in 2016; its “Friends” module integration was a complete failure, its build quality is lackluster, and it hasn’t sold particularly well. It’s obviously not the best smartphone on the market, but it’s still a pretty decent one – one that you can now pick up in an unlocked variation for just $399.99 from Amazon.
I personally own a T-Mobile G5 and have been satisfied with it, for the most part. Admittedly, the build quality and design aren’t great, but show me another flagship smartphone that has an IR blaster and a removable battery in 2016 (the vastly more expensive V20 not included). In addition, it actually performs more fluidly than both my Galaxy S7 edge and HTC 10, has a nice set of cameras on the back, and its 1440p LCD display isn’t too shabby either.
Amazon is currently offering the G5 in both Titan (gray) and Silver colors at that $399.99 price point. This RS988 model is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and (surprise!) Verizon. Since the device is shipped and sold by Amazon, you’ll also get fast shipping if you’re a Prime member (I’m eligible for free same-day shipping, though YMMV). We don’t know how long this deal will last for, so if you’re interested, you should jump on it as soon as possible.
Update 1: 2016/11/21 3:54am PST
Newegg is also offering the unlocked G5 for $399.99 in Titan and Silver. Thanks, Raiders12.
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Update 2: 2016/11/24 2:13pm PST
Newegg is now throwing in an extra battery, a charging cradle for the battery, and the LG CAM Plus (
a 360-degree camera a camera grip with a 1200mAh battery built in). Thanks, Saad.
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