What's that? You've got an LG G5? The one with a secondary wide angle lens and swanky removable battery slot that supports all sorts of wonderous modules? Congratulations.
While the G5 is a stellar smartphone however, you could make it even better if you shower it with love, attention, and some of this hand-picked gear.
It would thank you and give you a hug, if it could. We're sure of it.
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LG Hi-Fi Plus (£150)
If the words ‘32-bit Hi-Fi quality DAC and amp” get you hot and sweaty under the collar then boy, do we have the accessory for you. This Bang & Olufsen-tuned module improves on the G5’s already impressive audio performance, blessing it with clean, detailed sound, and a wider sense of space. It can take hi-res audio files up to 32-bit/384kHz, but you won’t need that to hear a difference. With this attached, you can proudly say that you’ve got the best-sounding smartphone in the world.
LG 360 Cam (£200)
If you’re the type to surf down the side of an active volcano while juggling short-tempered black mambas then congratulations - you’re clinically insane. Seeing as you’ve gone to all that trouble though, a simple selfie or smartphone video won’t really do any justice to your death-defying adventures. Recording it all in a glorious 360-degree 2K video though, is a whole different story, and the dual-lens LG 360 cam will let you do just that. Fully compatible with YouTube 360 video, you’ll become a (bruised and battered) legend in no time.
Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth II (£170)
Bose’s tiny speaker is an ideal companion for your G5 when its in-built speakers aren’t up to the task of filling a room. It’s built like a tank, with a handsome design that nicely compliments the aluminium chassis of the G5. It sounds great for its size too, with clear highs and surprisingly bassy lows, while a nifty charging dock keeps the tunes going after its 10 hour battery life is depleted.
LG G5 Quick Mesh Cover Case (£24)
LG’s official case covers both the front and back of your precious handset, protecting it from the bumps, scrapes, and drops that life often unfairly throws at your gadgets. The front has a cutout window which provides quick access to the time and notifications, and the entire front panel is perforated too, letting you answer or reject calls through the case itself, saving you from having to flip it open.
Lifeproof Fre Case (£70)
If you regularly have to worry about topping up your surfboard wax supply or own a knife specifically designed to fend off sharks, then this is definitely the case for you. Covering your G5 in head to toe, it lets you fully submerge it in 2 meters of water for up to an hour. It’s also sealed from dirt and dust, and will cradle your handset safely if you drop it from a height of up to two metres. It’s pricey, but worth it if you want to snap some underwater shots with that wide angle lens.