It is safe to say that most new high end smartphones have screen sizes of 5" and above now, which
makes us wonder how we survived so long with anything smaller. While most offerings are some
popular options are between 5.0 and 5.1. inches, or 5.5 to 5.7, the LG G5 hits a perfect balance of
screen real estate and practicality. Some may argue that the full display size should not be counted
since the phone has on screen home buttons, but there is a setting in the phone display options to
hide them while using whatever apps you specify. To access those settings:
>Pull down the top bar and select the cog icon
>Go to the display tab
>Select the Home Touch buttons category
>Select "Hide Home touch buttons"
>Select whichever apps you'd like to have the home buttons disappear in
**The Home touch buttons can also be customized, including adding other useful buttons to the bar, like
for Qslide or Capture.
For me, it is the best of both worlds. I was initially against onscreen home buttons because I was worried
about screen real estate, but I changed my mind after using my phone late at night and being unable to
lower the brightness on the capacitive buttons. It's a killer. Luckily, the LG G5 does not have that problem,
and has enough customization features in the Home Buttons category to make anyone change their
mind about them.
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