LG released the impressive flagship ?G5? in April this year. While the reviews have been generally kind to this device, the truth is that the?sales numbers have not been encouraging. And, now, the same LG G5 is available at a significantly discounted price in the U.S.
Usually, OEMs do not reduce the price of the flagships very heavily within several months of release. But this dynamics has changed now because of the launch of Samsung?s powerful?Galaxy Note 7. Samsung has crammed every possible feature it could think of in the new phablet. From the brand new iris scanner to adding a?stunning new color, Samsung left no stone unturned.
Coming back to the LG flagship, eBay has listed the?32GB LG G5 for just $409.99. This device is currently retailing at $599.99 with carriers and other e-retailers. With this deal, buyers can save $190.
However, this is a limited period offer. So far, 126 units of this discounted handset have been sold by the prominent seller ?9Tronix,? which is one of the top-rated sellers on eBay enjoying an impressive 99.8 percent positive rating.
The LG G5, tied to the model number ?H860,? is now available in three colors namely Gold, Silver and Titan. It is worth noting that this discounted GSM factory unlocked model supports dual-SIM cards. It is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, Net10, among other GSM carriers.
As expected, the seller is not offering warranty. Nevertheless, buyers can avail free shipping service from eBay.
For those planning to purchase this handset, here is a summary of key specifications and features. The LG G5 carries a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display, aided by 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution. Corning?s Gorilla Glass 4 protects the display panel.
Under the hood, Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 820 chipset powers the smartphone with 4GB of RAM backing it. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow runs the handset out of the box with LG?s Optimus UX 5.0 UI on top of it.
The LG G5 features a 16-megapixel rear-facing sensor, in addition to an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies. The primary camera at the back supports OIS, laser autofocus and comes with an LED flash.
In addition to the 32GB built-in storage space, LG has also provided a microSD slot to facilitate expansion. While the battery is removable in this device, LG is quite stingy to provide just a modest Li-Ion 2,800mAh battery onboard. This cell is capable of offering up to 20 hours of 3G talk time and up to 400 hours of 3G standby time.
The LG G5 comes with a fingerprint sensor, rapid charging option, always-on display and also the now-famous Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.