Seven months have passed since the release of the LG G5, which came pre-installed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Sprint is the first carrier that delivered the new Nougat update to this device. This update comes also with the November security patch and all features that were available on the LG V20, at its launch.
The update weighs in at 1.3GB and has the interface very close to stock Android. Users who get bored of the black and white theme applied to the quick settings and notification menu can switch to a more interesting theme offered by Nougat. The new operating system has new features whereof we’ve already talked about, such as split-screen, direct replies, editable quick settings, but LG has also included the built-in DPI changer.
Previously, users were able to change their DPI via ADB, but it was a complicated process which caused problems to those who didn’t follow the correct steps. Now, there are three DPI settings that users can change, as according to a reddit user who took some screenshots, the DPI settings that users can change the UI are: 544, 640, and 720.
The LG G5 users will receive Android 7.0 Nougat update as build LS992ZV8, which is available as an OTA, and in order to check if their device is eligible for the update, users must head to Settings > About device.
Sprint is selling the G5 4G LTE with a two-year contract and a monthly subscription of $24, while the retail price is $799. The device has a 5.3-inch IPS LCD always-on display with a QHD resolution, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor which is backed by 4GB of RAM and supports an internal memory of 32GB that supports expansion with a microSD card. On the rear side, it has a dual 16MP + 8MP camera with laser autofocus, OIS (3-axis) and LED flash, the front camera is 8MP and the battery is removable and has a capacity of 2800mAh.
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