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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

Available after the G5 launches on April 1, the Cam Plus camera grip gives you a better handle and tactile controls when you want to use the phone's camera.

Editors' note: This piece was originally published on February 21, 2016, and has been updated with additional information.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

The accessory offers G5 photographers a tactile buttons. They include a toggle switch to launch the camera, a continuous dial wheel for zooming in and out of subjects, a shutter button and a video recording button.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

As for the phone's camera features, the handset has two rear-cameras (a 16-megapixel camera and a wide-angle 8-megapixel shooter), and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

The bottom of the phone and the battery slide out for accessories; this is where you slide in the Cam Plus.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

The G5 has a 2,800mAh internal battery, but the grip has its own power source that adds an additional 1,100mAh of juice.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

The Cam Plus adds enough bulk to make gripping the phone more comfortable, but because it doesn't have a headphone jack, you wouldn't want to keep the accessory attached to the phone at all times.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

With the grip attached, the phone has a slight tilt while lying on a desk.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

While you still can't grip it like a camera -- that would be resting your thumb on the screen -- it does add a measure of stability when shooting.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

A look at the camera app on the G5.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

The different modular parts of the handset.

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The LG Cam Plus

Physical keys to press

G5 camera specs

Taking off the bottom bezel

Extra battery power

Getting a grip

Adding a bit of heft

Having a better handle

Taking photos on the G5

All lined up

Ideal for photography fans

With its 5.3-inch display the G5 is large, the Cam Plus makes taking pictures more comfortable. If you're not a photo enthusiast, though, you can still use the device's camera just fine without it. Click here for more information on the LG G5.

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