For a company whose phones had largely been very predictable over the past few years – well, aside from a few unusual curved-handset designs – LG’s recently found itself steeping outside its comfort zone a little. Last year’s V10 took the company’s handsets in a new direction, keeping some iconic design elements while not being afraid to look very much like its own phone – and picking up some new hardware like that secondary display in the process. Now with the G5, LG’s recent passion for reinvention is even more plainly obvious, and we’ve got a handset that strives even further to develop a look of its own. We went hands-on with both smartphones at MWC this year to see just how these two models compare to each other.

While these two may share some roots, the G5 arguably comes off as a much more refined handset, with that sleek metal look driving that point home – a stark contrast to the V10’s almost rugged appearance.

Unsurprisingly, the G5 is the spec star here, and while the V10 was no slouch in the camera department, the G5’s dual rear cameras with wide-angle support give it a leg up here. To be fair, though, the V10 may edge the G5 out when it comes to selfies.

We’ve got a lot more MWC hands-on action coming your way, so stay locked to Pocketnow as our coverage from Barcelona continues.

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