Killah, 14 Dec 2016So what does this mean? Cause I don't get what the fuss is about if the only visible differenc... moreIt means, it's slower than the full G5 and lacks a bit RAM.
I got a G5 SE for free (for extending my contract) and it's likable. My main phone is still a Z5 Compact which I prefer for its tiny size and fairly powerful hardware. Hardware-wise, the G5 SE is comparable - certainly fast enough for normal usage, no lags, apps open fast, Maps or Earth are smooth, 1080p Videos on youtube play fine. 3GB of RAM is still quite comfortable for Android unless you constantly run fat apps.
The display is excellent - they didn't downgrade it, the camera is also quite powerful with lots of options and excellent image quality. It has the same battery, same camera, NFC, fast charge, fingerprint sensor, LTE, modular design (replaceable battery) - everything the full G5 has minus the high-end 820 snapdragon SoC. The SE has the slower 652 and 1 GB less RAM (3 instead of 4). It also comes with Marshmallow 6.0.1 and will receive Nougat according to LG.
It's a good device, just do not expect high-end performance, but unless you are into smartphone gaming a lot, you probably won't notice it.
Pay attention to the price when you purchase one. The SE should be noticeable cheaper than a full G5, but some dishonest dealers are selling it for almost the same price, because from the look of it, you can hardly tell the difference between the SE and the full. They look identical as far as I know.
To put it short: It's a fine device, not high-end but better than most downgraded "consumer" versions.
AnonD-146660, 04 Dec 2016Snapdragon 652 is good, but still on 32-bit operation system in G5 SE, G5 SE not support TV O... moreSo what does this mean? Cause I don't get what the fuss is about if the only visible difference between the two (G5 and G5SE) is when you play High Resolution Games. Some of us, well me, have PS4s for high res gaming. I'm only gonna be using the phone to browse the net and download music.
Snapdragon 652 is good, but still on 32-bit operation system in G5 SE,
G5 SE not support TV Out even you have slimport adapter, slimport chip is not exist in G5 SE, USB still 2.0. Audio output is excellent, support by Qualcomm WCD9335 as DAC and Qualcomm WSA8815 as amplifier.
Warning: I'm a consumer rights activist, and this phone has been slipped into the stores here in the UK with very little if any publicity. (I'm in the biz, so know.) My carrier (EE) and Carphone Warehouse try to sell you the G5 SE when you ask for a pure G5, yet the cash price in store is only £20 less and the contracts similar.
The lower power processor is a MAJOR issue. We all know that for smooth operation, gaming and decent smooth video, a good CPU is paramount.
When I give advice to friend and family, I say, you want a phone that is: Fast, has a daylight readable display and all day battery. I cannot speak for the 2nd two items, but the SE will not be as fast as the 5G. A compromise has been made to help LG move stock of the original G5, but save them money, so they have switched CPUs.
There is a difference between a genuine budget model of a phone and one that is only slightly tweaked so consumers don't realise. The SE lettering on the box is very small.
I think this very dishonest of LG and the carriers and today, I told EE and Carphone Warehouse to their faces and via their call centres that they need to stop doing this.
I'm going to order a pure G5 now as it's a great phone (had one before), the only downside being battery life and in my case before, screen was dull outside, but I think it was a one off.
Hope this advice is helpful! I will post this on the G5 page too.
Without the slightest difference with the original model with exactly the same features, really good phone ! 91 of 100
The difference is in the chipset generation and this means that the G5se has less tranzistors in the CPU than the G5. In reallife you won't see much difference, only in gaming => with the G5se you will get lag when you play with high graphics! This is the only visible difference betwen them.
AnonD-612109, 20 Nov 2016Whats the difference btw g5 and g5se???The g5 is a fine ass and the g5 se is, well.. is just at 89 percent out of 100
AnonD-612109, 20 Nov 2016Whats the difference btw g5 and g5se???Snapdragon 820 on G5 vs 652 on G5SE
Hi.LG g5 se is very good & nice
Camera very good
Battery is for long time
Fast charge is very great
Finger touch fantastic
Style is nice
This phone is my love
Just,have not tow speakers .(stereo sound)
Does anyone know whether the LG G5 SE will receive the Nougat update along with the LG G5?
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2016To all who own it, how is the battery? How many hours with screen on you reach?battery is great its much better than galaxy phones and LG V10
AnonD-62615, 19 Oct 2016Does G5 SE Support fast charging? How's the battery life guys?yes...support fast charging
this is the best device i choose battery life is great
screen is good
buy this phone i advice all
where do i get this phone? good reputable online shopping etc.
since its not available in my country
thanks from malaysia