It would have been the perfect phone for 2016 if it had:
5.5" QHD same as G4, 75% screen to body ratio
f/1.8 for the front camera as well and NO secondary wide angle camera on the back - ugly and unnecessary
Volume buttons on the back with the same layout as the G4
At least 3500mAh battery, even if it needs to be integrated
Build in B&O DAC, why sell a DAC and more battery and a couple buttons separately when they can be build in? Better make a backup battery case.
All that and I'd buy 2!
second look, 15 Apr 2016it is not a downgrade really, if you look into the capacity of both batteries, plus the screen... moreIn fact a huge downgrade of G5 vs G2 is not only the battery endurance rating (from 81h to 60h). The screen to body ratio is also a huge downgrade i.e. 75.9% LG G2 vs 70.1 LG G5.
Battery life, pocket friendly and one hand usage are deal breakers to many of us.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2016Except on the battery capacity. 2800 mAh is nowhere near enough to last anywhere near respecta... moreStill using my G3 very good phone.....cracked screen but still works perfectly
Innovation my az!
LG is nothing but a cheap liar!
Metal unibody means a single-piece body made entirely of metal, not a multiple-piece body made of partial metal and partial plastic. Their claim is false and misleading.
And now, after the temperature tests, performance drops a whopping 40% after only 20 minutes of usage. What a joke!
NO waterproof on a flagship device in 2016?! Are you stupid LG??
BAD BAD design! Fugly phone!
Battery is very small and you need to carry with you the spares. Hahaha!
You'd have to pay me to use this phone!
The ONLY good thing is that it has is the USB-C..
If the G5 would be a movie, I would give it the golden raspberry award!
I upgrade from the g4 and buy an g5 and i love this phone, the batery is great compared with the g4 is faster and the camera is beter i love the function of the two cameras its ideal for panoramic photos. Its the beter phone i owned
What's the difference between G5 cam and S7 edge ? I heard somethings about the auto focus .
I hope you could help me I'm thinking of buying G5. Even thought the battery life is horrible .
Leemer, 12 Apr 2016I disappointed I can't access the fm chip through t mobile with out a headset. The camera is p... morewell my friend have you ever tried to listen to the radio at home or car without an antenna? :)) then you will be dissapointed for life and have to kill youself!
rimial2, 14 Apr 2016Everything perfect, except battery life. According to gsmarena, battery endurance rating for L... moreit is not a downgrade really, if you look into the capacity of both batteries, plus the screen difference on resolution but take note, the upgrade is that G5 can quick charge from 0-83% in just 30 minutes, compared to samsungs S7 0-60% and HTCS 0-50% in 30 minutes.
Everything perfect, except battery life. According to gsmarena, battery endurance rating for LG G2 is 81h vs 60h for LG G5. That's a huge downgrade !!!
P, 08 Apr 2016i totally agree with you mate...i was a massive fan of G2, G3 and G4...i had the G3 for 2 year... moreIs it true that the edge panels pop up when holding the phone causing a nuisance? I read that when you hold the phone other Windows or apps will open if you don't hold the phone just right. Also I heard the touch wiz sucks along w the finger print sensor??? I'm not happy w some of the g5 changes either. I'm trying to weigh out my options bc which ever phone I get I will be stuck w for the next 2 years
mir, 10 Apr 2016Its hard to take seriously these biased type of views.Its not biased, im countering what alien said which I felt was wrong
I just got the g5 today. I did the black screen bleed test on my vzw unit, no issues there, but the screen does distort on less than forceful presses. It's prominent on the left half of the screen. Other than that it seems fine, but will probably be returned and I'll wait out these first early batches.
The best of mobile is LG and will be in the future
I love LG because have KURDISH language.