Apr 14, 2016 01:33 AM EDT

LG G5 Review: Modular Phone Has ‘Potential To Get Better’

An LG G5 review has noted that the latest device from the South Korean company may get better over the course of time. The phone was released earlier this month.

The Independent reported that the modular phone by LG can be disassembled and works through a removable base. With just a press of the button on its side, the bottom part of the phone can now slide out with its bright green battery.

Users can then separate the pieces and replace them. The extra parts that can be added to the phone include a chunky camera shutter unit, a bigger battery as well as an audio unit with a Digital Analogue Converter.

The LG G5 review also revealed accessories for the phone called Friends. The audio unit can also be used with other phones through its microUSB connector.

"In other words, LG has designed a phone which has the potential to get better as it goes along, just by updating software and adding an extra gadget, or replacing a battery, say," the website wrote. "Note that every time you attach a new friend, you have to reboot the phone, though this doesn't take long."

In PC Advisor's LG G5 review, the publication described the latest phone from the South Korean company as "radical" as well as "innovative and interesting." However, it was noted that the design and build does feel incomplete.

Engadget begs to differ, though, as it feels that "the phone doesn't live up to its potential." Although it is a powerful phone, the website noted that LG cut corners in order to make the modular phone.

The LG G5 is reportedly better than Sony Xperia Z5 Premium's specs. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium's specs feature a 5.5-inch display with 806 ppi. The LG G5 has a 5.3-inch display with 554 ppi.

Sony's handset has a 23-megapixel rear camera while the G5 only has 16 megapixels. The former has a 5-megapixel front camera while the latter makes up with 8 megapixels.

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