LG G5 vs LG G5 SE: What’s the Difference?


It hasn’t even been that long since LG released its latest G5 flagship smartphone, but it seems like the company isn’t planning on letting the hype die down anytime soon. Now, a Russian website has posted an article regarding what seems to be a review of the South Korean tech giant’s LG G5 SE.

Russian technology website Hi-Tech has published a review article about the LG G5 SE, and it doesn’t trail far from its original counterpart. First, the SE variant still comes with the very same USB-C port, as well as the modularity features that come with the standard G5, which means you can also swap out LG’s accessories called “Friends” at will should you want to.

As far as the specifications go, the LG G5 SE still arrives with the very same 5.3-inch IPS touchscreen display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution that we’ve seen from the standard offering. Even the 16MP dual camera setup is the same, and the 2,800 mAh battery rating is identical. It’s also running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the company’s UX skin on top of it.

However, it does come with a few differences that set itself apart from its original counterpart. First, instead of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, it’s equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC. It’s also paired with 3GB of RAM, which is a step down from the LG G5’s 4GB of RAM offering.

The LG G5 SE sports a AU$991 (US$752) price tag, which actually makes it more expensive than the G5 itself. This could mean that the handset is region-exclusive to Russia and/or other parts of the world.

There have been previous reports about LG offering a variant of the G5 that features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset. However, it didn’t carry an ‘SE’ name, and it was reportedly offered in 3GB/32GB as well as 4GB/32GB variants.

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