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LG K51 (K500UMT3) vs LG G5 (VS987)

Side by side comparison between LG K51 vs LG G5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG G5 XLG K51 (K500UMT3)08Points
LG K51 (K500UMT3)
6.5"
IPS

720x1560

13
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG G5 (VS987)
5.3"
IPS

1440x2560

16
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? LG G5 (VS987)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

K51 (K500UMT3)8 Advantages LG K51 (K500UMT3)vsG5 (VS987)17 Advantages LG G5 (VS987)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core21%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+6.5"23%
Larger screen
vs5.3"
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
+4000 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
3GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (18GB available)vs+32GB (22GB available)22%
More internal storage for applications and files
204 grams (7.14 ounces)vs+159 grams (5.57 ounces)28%
Lighter
8.47 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)10%
Thinner
720x1560 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
264 PPIvs+554 PPI110%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(triple camera) 13MP + 5MP + 2MPvs+(dual camera) 16MP + 8MP21%
Higher resolution main camera
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (3-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
1/3" inchesvs+1/2.6" inches15%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

26 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC / Until 2TB microSD, microSDXC
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF: laser detection autofocus
f/1.8 (aperture)
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
ModelK51 (K500UMT3)G5 (VS987)
Other model namesLG K51 (T-Mobile) LMK500UMT3ATMOTN, LM-K500UMT3Verizon LG G5 VS987, LG VS987
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandLGLG
Release dateMay, 2020March, 2016
Depth8.47 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)77.92 x 166.96 millimeters (3.07 x 6.57 in)73.9 x 149.4 millimeters (2.91 x 5.88 in)
Weight204 grams (7.14 ounces)159 grams (5.57 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersMIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.Not supported
System (OS)LG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 7.0 Nougat
HardwareLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 530
RAM memory3GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (18GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (22GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 2TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches5.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~79.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1560 pixels (19.5:9)1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI554 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassPanda King GlassGorilla Glass 4
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 25, 26, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 41)
LTE Cat9 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 2,3,4,5,7,13)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.21.12μm1/5"115º
2MP depthf/2.41.75μm1/5"85º
(dual camera)
16 megapixels
8MPf/2.412mm1/3.2
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF: laser detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (3-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inches1/4" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Titan gray
- Google Assistant
- DTS:X 3D sound surround
- HAC M3/T3
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI
- LG 360 VR supported
- LG CAM Plus supported
- 3D Arc Glass screen
- Modular battery
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standby34560 minutes | 576 hours | 24 days22800 minutes | 380 hours | 15.8 days
Radiation rateLG K51 (K500UMT3)LG G5 (VS987)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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