LG G5 and Stylus 2 Plus have officially arrived in Malaysia

Posted:  September 19, 2016   By:    11 comments   


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The LG G5 which was announced earlier this year has finally arrived in Malaysia. This is LG’s attempt on a modular phone that has a metal unibody design while retaining a removable battery.

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UPDATE: Both DirectD and SatuGadgetDotCom are now offering the LG G5 at RM2,299.

The LG G5 is officially priced at RM2,699 in Malaysia and it is available on both DirectD and SatuGadgetDotCom. In terms of specs, it gets a 5.3″ Quad HD display with an always-on screen feature and under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core processor with 4GB of RAM. On-board, it gets 32GB of storage which is expandable via microSD up to 2TB. For Malaysia, we are getting the Dual-SIM unit.

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LG G5 has a dual-camera set up with a standard 16MP camera with OIS for normal shots while the secondary 8MP camera takes 135-degree wide angle stills. For selfies, they are handled by its 8MP front shooter.

Juicing up the LG G5 is a 2,800mAh battery which can be replaced by removing the bottom chin of the device. It also supports QuickCharge 3.0 and it uses USB Type C. According to LG, a 0-80% charge can be accomplished in just 35 minutes. For its always-on display, LG claims that it is frugal despite using an IPS-LCD panel. With the feature enabled, it claims to consume just 0.8% of battery per hour.

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The heart of the G5’s modular design is its magic slot which allows you to swap the bottom chin for various add-ons. They have LG CAM Plus camera grip which gives you extra controls and a B&O powered LG HiFi Plus DAC module. Out of the box, it runs on Android Marshmallow with LG’s own UI on top.

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For RM2,699, the LG G5 is somewhat outpriced when you compare it with other flagship contenders. Furthermore, the 7 months delay has affected its appeal especially when LG has a newer V20 flagship smartphone with Android Nougat out of the box. What stands out is that the LG G5 is the only Android flagship smartphone that offers both microSD and removal battery plus the ability to add on different modules, that is if you’re willing to fork out more for its accessories. Also included is a free battery charging kit worth RM299.

LG Stylus 2 Plus

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Also quietly introduced to our market is the LG Stylus 2 Plus, an entry-level phablet that comes with a stylus. It gets a 5.7″ Full HD and it runs on a Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB of storage that’s also expandable via microSD. It also features a 16MP main camera and an 8MP front shooter for all your imaging needs. Powering the device is a 3,000mAh battery and it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The LG Stylus 2 Plus with official LG Malaysia warranty is going for RM1,399 on DirectD.

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11 Comments for LG G5 and Stylus 2 Plus have officially arrived in Malaysia

Otomentagho

Better late than never. but still… what the hell were u doing LG MALAYSIA ur frigging late into the game!

CK Shieh

LG Malaysia, you want to bring in also be earlier, don't be after the "hitting" from a lot of the YouTube reviewer about how bad the phone build quality is, only then you bring in; on top of this high price. The removable battery won't be justify-able to get this phone also regardless of how innovative the phone is comparing with the same tier flagship phone like Samsung S7.

Baiju

What a shame… at this price point, it's gonna fail. Hope LG wont see this as a benchmark to bring it future products as well..

iawnaek

I prefer the LG V20 to the G5 though. Looks like I'll have to buy it off Direct D then.

Pandabear

I think they brought it in too late. Would wait for the V20 over the G5. Price point is too high as well 🙁

Jasper Chew

Guys guys guys please calm down. These are all grey imports from Directd & satugadget. Don’t expect much from LG Malaysia mobile phone division, they technically are not existed.

    Pandabear

    It’s the LG Malaysia official launch but through directd and satugadget. Not grey import.

V20

Nice that it's officially here but only after almost all who'd wanted it already had bought (imported units) theirs?
Next, is LG Malaysia going to complain about poor local sales and refuse to bring in the V20?
We've really bright people working in LG…. don't think my V20 will be a local unit Oct 21st launch + 7 months, wow!

Fucukyongtaufoo

LG dumps unwanted phones here… Bravo LG Malaysia… U sucky

Aiyaaa

GG Malaysia, Indonesia had the LG G5 earlier 🙂

LGMsiaYeah

i bought it 1 month ago from Satu Gadget at RM1888… now it's officially RM2699??? great marketing technique LG Malaysia!~