I have to say that this is by far the worst smartphone I had. Before it, I had xperia Z2 and have never experienced the problems I have with this LG. From loosing GPS signal almost always when I'm aproaching my destination, non functional fingerprint unlock, poor baterry life, now it started restarting whenever battery comes under 15%. I have it for year and a half and cant wait to switch back to sony or anything else for that matter.
Worst phone,Please never buy.This phone has major problem in signal reception ,drop signal again and again.Battery timing is not good.
Hudinited, 18 Aug 2017LG V20 is avalible for about 335 e and in my opinion its much better option also no bootloops :DWell you are right my bro...also Q6 or Q8 of LG will be good gsm...
munim, 17 Aug 2017Suggest me the best phone in the range of LG G5. Don't suggest s6 please.LG V20 is avalible for about 335 e and in my opinion its much better option also no bootloops :D
munim, 17 Aug 2017Suggest me the best phone in the range of LG G5. Don't suggest s6 please.Iphone 5s
Suggest me the best phone in the range of LG G5. Don't suggest s6 please.
24, 17 Aug 2017OK,to some it up,is it still worth it to buy LG G5 this midway of 2017? Absolutely this phone is still relevant now in 2017 and worth buying and I have a G5 myself but my current daily driver is the high end htc u11.
Even compared to my U11 the G5 is in some respects better because it has removable battery and always on display and infrared remote control and fm radio and if I dropped it I know my G5 would survive the fall whereas my U11 would probably shatter.
In some respects I would rather be using my G5 but it's now my back up phone.
Savor , 17 Aug 2017More like Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich unless people had Honeycomb on their tablet. Andro... moreRight speach. UI on Nougat reminds me of Lollipop, its the last android version i liked the most because of white theme and new status bar. Its cool LG decided to let almost stock ui on g5 instead of MM. I totally agree, status bar on MM is pretty crappy and weird. Performance is super smooth I use Chrome, yahoo mail,FB client, tinder and many widgets at the same time it still dope no single lag (y)
24, 17 Aug 2017OK,to some it up,is it still worth it to buy LG G5 this midway of 2017? Yes, very much. I would say for next 1.5 years :) It is a good phone with camera+IR+good battery(get spare battery mod too)+dual sim etc.
Savor , 17 Aug 2017More like Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich unless people had Honeycomb on their tablet. Andro... moreTrue, no battery drain for me too and update is good and fixed lot of issues.
It's a particular app that is badly designed that takes the phone battery down.
samsung-love, 31 Jul 2017Hello , I bought LG G5 H860 , almost 7 months ago from USA but using it in india. I am faci... moreTake it to the service center. I got mine PCB replaced for free as it is under warranty. As you mentioned your set is from US, it might be an issue. But, bootloop is a big deal, you can check it by mailing to serviceindia at lge dot com and reproduce your US bill. Else pay the PCB damages, I'm not sure the cost of the same.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2017I don't think there will be a huge jump between O and P. The biggest improvement was between G... moreMore like Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich unless people had Honeycomb on their tablet. Android M to N wasn't huge, so I don't expect N to O or O to P to be much of a difference.
I actually had fast battery drain on my G5 when I updated to N last week. It was fine for a few days and then I downloaded MoboPlayer to get the mini-player back and for some reason my battery drained 1% every minute or two. So I deleted it as well as Dasher, LG backup, restore to new, restore from backup, and everything is back to normal. Took less than 1 hr to get everything back to once it was with just tweaking with the Settings app. The battery calibration is probably out of sync once we update to every major firmware.
I am pretty content with Android 7. Nougat is the best update since KitKat. I use the Pixel as a guinea pig if the software update is good enough. Then my other phones just follow once the software update becomes available. I love my G5 though. It has the smoothness of my Pixel with the all-around features of my V20 but slightly smaller and nicer to hold. Pixel, G5, and iPhone SE are my three smoothest phones to use. V20 and S7 edge will stutter occasionally.
G5 still my favorite phone ever which is weird because it also has given me issues with the ghosting and recent battery drain. My Pixel went through it briefly until I charged it with the charger it came with. If the G5 battery keeps draining fast, then I will just swap it with the fresh one stored in my drawer. That's my last resort. The beauty of having a removable battery.
G5 = underrated phone
May leave it on Nougat forever which is the best Android firmware I have ever used. Better than Marshmallow. I never liked LG's notification shade and Nougat replaced it with closer to the Google stock one. Also love split-view window and double tap recent to go back to previous app. Just always remember to backup, reset, and restore. G5 + Android 7 = AWESOME!
voo, 16 Aug 2017you need to replace the charging cable with a good aftermarket model lg calbes are not durableThanks for the tip man.
Ian, 04 Aug 2017Had the phone 4 months already. Returned BACK TO THE STORE before because of bootloop issue. g... moreyou need to replace the charging cable with a good aftermarket model lg calbes are not durable
dee, 10 Aug 2017i purchased this phone a little over 3 months ago, since that time i dropped it once, on the g... moreThat's terrible. Sorry to hear that but its up to your carrier and their repair/replacement policies. Depending on screen repair price/hassel sounds like maybe waiting foe your renewal to get a new phone may be best option? I've only ever cracked screen of one phone I owned and I sold it instead of having screen replaced. Bought a cheap used phone till renewal.
Savor, 14 Aug 2017G5 owners will get Android O as each phone usually gets two major updates. It started from MM.... moreI don't think there will be a huge jump between O and P. The biggest improvement was between GB and kitkat
Savor, 14 Aug 2017G5 owners will get Android O as each phone usually gets two major updates. It started from MM.... moreNougat reminds me of Lollipop, the ui is pretty similar in all last versions ( lollipop, mm, nougat)
The only thing are performance and doze. Since lollipop we have tremendous ui but software itself isnt perfect
Ian, 12 Aug 2017I think LG will no longer support lg g5 with security updates. .Sad I hope they will update th... moreG5 owners will get Android O as each phone usually gets two major updates. It started from MM. Seeing that O isn't such vast improvement from N, the transition should be less problematic compared from K to L.
I am already pleased with Nougat and really enjoy the split-view and overall smoothness, so I really wouldn't care if G5 never gets O except to rid of the yellow emoji blobs. I suspect Android P will be a bigger update than going from N to O. That's what my Pixel is for.