These days, phones and tablets with an integrated IR blaster are a rarity. What was once a common component included with every flagship is now hard to find anywhere. While Samsung and HTC abandoned it, LG continues to embrace the IR blaster. The G5, the company’s flagship for 2016, comes with an IR blaster to control equipment found in any home. This means you can do things like change channels on your television or lower the temperature on your air conditioner without using a special remote or doing things manually. It’s definitely a feature unique to LG and the G5.