There’s nothing like getting away from it all. Heading away from the sights, smells and silly trendy beards of the big city and finding some beautiful, far-flung scenery is good for the soul.
With the new LG G5, capturing that spectacular scenery has just got a little bit more spectacular. In addition to its high-spec 16MP camera, it has an additional 8MP camera that has a full 135-degree wide-angle camera. That, fact fans, is actually wider than your field of vision - meaning your phone can take a photo that literally features more than the eye can see. Better still, the G5 can shoot with both cameras simultaneously, so you get to keep the whole view as well as a detailed close-up of the middle of it.
It makes the G5 a must-have if you’re heading to see anything spectacular - such as some of the UK’s finest landmarks. Especially if you fit the G5’s CAM Plus module, which gives the camera physical controls (a zoom scroll and shutter button), providing you an even greater ability to take the photos you really want.
So remote scenery and the LG G5 are a perfect pair. Brilliant. Take your photos, lie back, enjoy the peace and quiet, and… oh, who are we kidding? You’ve got awesome photos of awesome scenery. Your mates are stuck in the office. You want to gloat. Right now.
Luckily, if you’ve got a G5 on the EE network, you probably can. Because EE's web spans far and wide, with 4G and 3G coverage reaching remote places you might not have thought possible. So yes, you can now tweet freely from the wilderness.
Up for a trip? We’ve got five suggestions of places in the UK that are so beautiful you’ll want to connect with the world as quickly as possible.
Durdle Door, Lulworth, Dorset
Fancy a trip to the Jurassic Coast?
Now, if you think the Jurassic Coast sounds like a spin-off from Jurassic Park, in which dinosaurs suddenly appear at seaside resorts to eat ice creams (and donkeys), prepare to be disappointed. But only briefly. Because when you visit any of the Jurassic Coast, you’ll soon forget your bizarre dinosaur visions, and revel in some of Britain’s most spectacular coastal scenery.
The Jurassic Coast stretches for 96 miles from Devon through to Dorset, and you could walk it all on the South West Coast Path. That might take some time, so if you’re planning to make the trek, be sure to pack your LG G5 on the EE network. You can take advantage of a plentiful supply of 4G coverage to update your friends and family on your progress.
We’d also suggest you invest in one of EE’s unlimited data plans: with nearly 100 miles of spectacular scenery, you’ll be posting a lot of photos. Particularly when you get to Durdle Door, a spectacular limestone arch that branches into the sea near Lulworth, Dorset.
Use the G5’s wide-angle lens, and you’ll be able to fit the arch, nearby cliffs and a good chunk of sea into your shot. Your photos will be that bit more spectacular than the ones your friends shoot with their disappointingly run-of-the-mill smartphone cameras.
Tobermory, Isle of Mull
What's the story? This is Tobermory
Readers of a certain age may remember Balamory, the slightly surreal live action kids TV show featuring characters such as Josie Jump and Penny Pocket. It’s okay, you can pretend not to know what we’re talking about.
Anyway, Balamory was set on a fictional Scottish seaside town, with striking multi-coloured houses nestled up against a harbour. Scenic stuff - and the town actually exists. Except it’s not called Balamory, it’s called Tobermory. And it’s on the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides.
Getting to Mull is a bit of a trek, likely involving a long drive and a couple of ferries. But it’s worth it, particularly because the wide-angle camera on the LG G5 will allow you to take the perfect snap of Tobermory’s main street.
And, as a bonus, EE’s coverage reaches Tobermory, so you can post the pics on social media before heading off to enjoy another of Tobermory’s big attractions: a whisky distillery. Perhaps try to resist social media posting after you’ve been there, just in case.
The Great Orme, Llandudno
A train takes the strain on the Great Orme
A bustling seaside town on the north coast of Wales, Llandudno is overlooked by the Great Orme, a large, spectacular limestone headland.
You’ve got two choices here: sit on Llandudno’s long promenade, munching fish and chips while taking photos of the Orme with your LG G5. With the region covered by 4G, you can Flickr your scenic shots before your lunch gets cold. And yes, you can Instagram your chips as well, if you must.
The other option: head up the Orme - you can walk or take a train or cable car - and use the wide-angle lens to take photos looking down on Llandudno. Then post them on social media before heading to the Summit Complex atop the Orme, where you can then buy fish and chips. Purely for the Instagram potential, obviously.
In a hurry to get down from the rock? That’s no problem, either: you can go via toboggan…
Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands
Spotting Nessie will be easier with an LG G5
Located in the Scottish Highlands, around 20 miles south of Inverness, Loch Ness makes for spectacular photography. It’s set against a backdrop of beautiful Scottish countryside, while the high peat content in the area’s soil gives the water a mysterious, murky quality.
But there’s only one thing you came to Loch Ness to take photos of: Nessie. Now, some people will tell you the Loch Ness Monster isn’t actually real, but we reckon it’s just because the people who’ve looked before haven’t been armed with an LG G5.
Think about it: the G5’s 135-degree wide-angle lens can actually can take in more of Loch at any time than a pair of eyes can, so there’s a much better chance the monster will sneak into any shots you take. And since EE’s 4G network reaches parts of the Loch’s shores, you’ll be emailing your snaps of Nessie to the papers while everyone else is readjusting their inferior lenses.
Lundy Island is off the coast of Devon
Lundy Island, located in the Bristol Channel, is remote. Like, 12 miles off the coast of Devon remote. Population of 28 remote. No internet on the island remote. Wait… no internet? But how will you check Twitter?
Don’t fret: with the EE network, your LG G5 can still receive a 3G signal in places. Which is good, because Lundy Island is spectacular, so you won’t want to wait for the three-times-a-week ferry (or, in winter, twice-a-week helicopter) to take you back to the mainland to show your friends your snaps.
The hard part will be working out what to point the G5’s wide-angle camera at: there’s plenty to see on the three-mile slab of granite. You could admire the puffins the island is named for (pub fact: Lundy is Norse for puffin), or the thousands of migrating birds that stop here in Spring and Autumn.
Or just scrabble up to the top of Beacon Hill, the island’s highest point, for spectacular views. Look west from the island, and the next landmass is America. Although it might be a bit far away even for the LG G5 to snap…