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Does LG G5 support USB OTG cable or not?


Date: 07 Mar 2016   Posted By: Adarsh Patel     Group: Computers & Smart Devices    Category: Smartphones   

This year at the MWC 2016, the GSMA organization, which hosts the event, has announced the winners of its annual Global Mobile Awards (2016 Glomo Awards). The LG G5 was crowned the Best New Mobile Device at this year's event.
The LG G5 not only packs in top-of-the-line hardware specifications, it also offers some innovative features.
Does LG G5 support USB OTG cable or not?


If you are curious to know if LG G5 supports USB OTG cable or not, here are the answers posted by our technical experts.


Author: Karthikeyan    07 Mar 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Yes, LG G5 supports OTG. You can connect your external storage devices to your mobile through the OTG functionality offered by this smartphone. You can access the files in your external storage devices and even transfer data from your smartphone to external storage devices.
It is clearly mentioned in the specifications mentioned by LG in their official site.


Author: Timmappa Kamat    07 Mar 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Well, being a high end device LG G5 does support USB OTG functionality. You can connect your external drives to your LG G5 and view the files stored on them.
Please note that you will not get the OTG cable with your phone. You will need to purchase it as a separate accessory. Also make sure that the file format on your drive is supported on your phone. If not, you need to format the drive to a compatible format. However, ensure that you have backed up the data on the external drive before formatting.


Author: Anwesha    08 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Yes of course, along with other USB options like a 3.0 version of USB port, a Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, it has an USB option for the On-The-Go option.
So you are going to get all the options for the OTG USB connectivity. As the phone supports almost all the major file formats, there won't be much issues with it. But is would be always advisable to check out the file types that are supported by the phone before you get other files from any external drives. In case you face some mismatch, you need to convert the file to a supported one to be on the safe side.
A backup of your files is always a good habit before you go for a file transferring task.


Author: Mahesh    08 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

LG G5 has the USB 3.0 support and the device has OTG support. So you can easily use the device for the connectivity for file transfer as well as charging the device. Do note that the connector here is Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. So unlike MicroUSB, you can find the connector with 24 pin end on both side. This is very good for faster charging the device. The data transfer rate for this cable is higher too. However you have to buy the connector separately as it doesn't include in the device packaging.

You can read the specifications and the support for USB OTG cable. http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g5-7815.php





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