LG G5 RS988 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Silver)

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LG G5 RS988 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Silver)
Key Features
  • GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Capable
  • North American Variant
  • Modular Design
  • Dual Rear Cameras: 16MP + 8MP
Enjoy a modular experience with the silver LG G5 RS988 32GB Smartphone. This smartphone features a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM in support. The chipset utilizes a big.LITTLE configuration, which uses two processors that work independently from each other to better manage performance and battery life. Additionally, it comes equipped with 32GB of storage and features an integrated USB Type-C interface that allows you to connect the G5 for mass-storage purposes, data transfer, and also serves as a fast-charging port.
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This device is unlocked and should work fully with carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility or activation on CDMA Carriers.
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LG RS988 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
  • 3North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
  • 4Dual Rear Cameras
  • 5Modular Functionality
  • 6Always-On Display
  • 7USB Type-C
  • 8Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Enjoy a modular experience with the silver LG G5 RS988 32GB Smartphone. This smartphone features a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM in support. The chipset utilizes a big.LITTLE configuration, which uses two processors that work independently from each other to better manage performance and battery life. Additionally, it comes equipped with 32GB of storage and features an integrated USB Type-C interface that allows you to connect the G5 for mass-storage purposes, data transfer, and also serves as a fast-charging port.

The LG G5 houses a 5.3" IPS Quantum display and a Quad HD 2560 x 1440 native resolution. The IPS panel allows for wider viewing angles, while the native resolution allows the LG G5 to play back 1080p Full HD content. Additionally, the G5 features a powerful dual-camera array that includes a 16MP standard Field of Vision (FoV) lens and an 8MP wide-angle, 135-degree lens. The wide-angle lens makes it easier for users to capture greater area without having to position oneself further from the subject or subjects. An 8MP front-facing camera is also on-board.

Bluetooth 4.2 + LE is onboard for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Built-in NFC allows you to instantly connect to other NFC-enabled devices for content sharing, simply by tapping the two devices together. A-GPS with GLONASS is also available for using Google Location and Maps services. Additionally, the LG G5 has a removable 2,800mAh battery.

The G5 also enables users to customize its functionality thanks to its modular design. The bottom portion of the G5's bezel can be removed and swapped out for add-on accessories, including the Cam Plus and Hi-Fi Plus (both sold separately). The LG G5 also offers a microSDXC interface for adding up to 2TB of storage capacity. The LG G5 comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

Note: The RS988 is the North American variant of the LG G5. It will run on any GSM network that uses cell frequencies supported by the device, including AT&T and T-Mobile. It will also work with certain CDMA carriers. It's possible for current SIM cards to be transferred to the new device, though the carrier may limit the purchase of new SIM cards for unlocked phones. Since this device is unlocked, functionality for certain carrier-specific features cannot be guaranteed. Please confirm with your carrier that it supports the LG G5 before purchasing.

GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM and CDMA networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and that they will allow you to used carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone works within the Specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The RS988 is a US variant of the LG G5. The RS988's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
Dual Rear Cameras
The LG G5 features two rear cameras, a standard 78-degree 16MP lens and another with a 135-degree wide-angle 8MP lens. The wide-angle lens makes it easier for users to capture more landscape, taller buildings, or larger groups without having to position oneself further from the subject. Powerful photo effects and UX are also onboard, including the Pop-out Picture, Film Effect, and Auto Shot applications, which allow users to customize and edit pictures in order to get the desired effect.
Modular Functionality
The G5 is compatible with an ecosystem of modular components, aptly called LG Friends, to deliver fun while providing a new mobile experience far beyond traditional smartphone boundaries.
Always-On Display
The LG G5 offers an Always-on feature, a second screen within the main display that shows the time and date continuously even when the G5 is in sleep mode. This means that you can always see the time at a glance, even during important meetings or when your hands are full.
USB Type-C
The USB Type-C charger is reversible, which means no more guessing which way is up. It also enables fast charging.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 6.0 Marshmallow overhauls permissions, allowing you to have finer control over what your applications have access to. It also marks the debut of Now on Tap, a context-sensitive update to Google Now that checks your current screen for keywords and then searches for them automatically. Other performance and security enhancements are included as well.

LG RS988 Specs

Performance
Operating System
Android 6.0
Memory
4 GB
Display
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Display Colors
16.0 Million
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Screen Coating
Gorilla Glass 4
Communications
NFC
Yes
GPS
Yes
General
Sensors
Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer (Altimeter),
Water Resistance
No
Keyboard
Virtual
Battery
Removable Lithium-Ion (2800.0 mAh)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.9 x 2.9 x 0.3" / 149.9 x 73.7 x 7.6 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.4 x 3.5 x 2.2"

LG RS988 Reviews

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question

Has LG updated the firmware on this phone to support WiFi Calling on T-mobile network?
Asked by: Ram V.
no they havent
Answered by: Sandra F.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

last question so if I buy straight talk sim card it would work so long as it fits?
Asked by: Anonymous
this phone works on all networks so yes it will work
Answered by: Sandra F.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Will this phone support the Sprint LTE network, and more specifically, their new LTE Plus network?
Asked by: Anonymous
yes this works on sprint but not sure about the lte plus
Answered by: Sandra F.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Does this work with MetroPCS
Asked by: Anonymous
yes i have tmobile prepaid and it works just fine
Answered by: Sandra F.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I need help understanding the window Wi-Fi issues. On my Samsung phone I use the setting Wi-Fi prefereces for making calls. Does this phone have a similar function? Regardless, what can Wi-Fi be used for on this phone?
Asked by: Steve C.
i was never able to get wifi calling to work on this phone and i have tmobile and verizon sim cards
Answered by: Sandra F.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Will wifi calling work on this specific unlocked LG G5 model (RS988) on T-mobile network? I am in the Los Angeles, if that matters.
Asked by: Ram V.
i had tmobile prepaid and never could get wifi calling to work
Answered by: Sandra F.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Software updates?
Asked by: Jim D.
Dont know. I returned it. Not because it was a bad product (its a great phone!) but because the bonus VR headset on my offer only supported the pictures gallery and youtube... not even games!
Answered by: Jovany Z.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

hi! does it have fingerprint detector thanks
Asked by: Ignacio G.
Yes. Located at the back. Great phone. Recommend it.
Answered by: MARYROSE S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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