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LG G5 wins best mobile device at MWC 2016 in official GSM Awards

Official GSM judges, including Recombu Mobile editor Chris Barraclough, have heralded the LG G5 as the best new mobile device on show at MWC 2016.

The LG G5 boasts some killer new features including a modular design, which allows you to bolt on extra bits like LG’s camera module to add new features to the phone. And while there were only two modules launched with the phone, there is a great potential for some seriously good additions in the near future.

The LG G5 also boasts a dual lens rear camera which features a wide-angle snapper, for capturing landscapes and group photos. The new Snapdragon 820 processor will provide consistently smooth performance, even when gaming, while the sexy metallic frame should hopefully take some serious punishment without scratching or denting. And as with the LG G4 before it, you get a super-sharp Quad HD screen for enjoying movies on the go.

The rest of the awards shortlist, made up of the most exciting new phones and tablets at MWC 2016, included the Huawei MateBook, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and the Alcatel Idol 4/4S.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge won plenty of admirers, despite the high asking price. Big new features like expandable storage and waterproofing have righted the few wrongs with last year’s S6, offering a stunning premium experience.

LG just missed out on a second entry with its funky rolling camera, which can shoot video while moving across a firm surface. And while Sony sadly didn’t make the shortlist, we were very impressed by the Xperia X, which offers many of the premium features found on the Xperia Z5 such as the fingerprint sensor and 23-megapixel camera, while trimming the cost by omitting less popular features such as 4K video recording.

Check out our MWC 2016 hub for hands-on reviews of all of the biggest mobile devices coming to the UK.

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