Granted, the smartphone is designed to do so much these days, and LG’s G5 does as much as the next phone, but it also seems a tad pricey for a phone that doesn’t quite pull the same battery life as the other players.
You also have to hope LG keeps the accessory design around next year, or even introduces more accessories, because if it doesn’t, you may feel a little shortchanged, much like when Motorola had the Atrix and its laptop dock, and then never kept the design around leaving you with a one-hit-wonder.
And this makes us think a second generation of this design could get LG to nail it, because while it’s a solid idea, it’s one that feels like it also has first generation teething issues.
Next time, though, it could be an astounding success. We just hope LG doesn’t give up on the concept and there is a next time.
For now, though, it’s the ideal phone only if you love customisation and a replaceable battery. If you count yourself in that category, you know what to do.