LG has come out and said that the G5 does not have a plastic body as a recent YouTube video may have indicated.
YouTuber JerryRigEverything recently released a video in which he took a razor blade to the back of the G5. He scraped off what seemed to be a thick layer of plastic, which led some to believe that the G5 isn’t an “all metal” handset as previously thought.
LG's Senior Director for Global Communications, Ken Hong, took to the YouTube comments to clarify the G5’s build. "What you're seeing there is primer, not a plastic cover,” he revealed.
“As you know, primer is used to get paint to bond to aluminum, which is what we used for the G5's body. The aluminum alloy we sourced is known as LM201b (patent pending).”
So, the G5 mightn’t necessarily feel like it’s made of metal when you hold it, but that’s because of the paint-primer mix, according to LG.