DO NOT BUY LG PRODUCTS!!! They knew about this bootloop issue, but kept making and selling the phones with the flaw - then they will not stand behind them. Excuse me, they did actually extend the warranty on these phones BY 3 MONTHS WTF? 3 months! Well it shows what kind of company they are. The class action suit will cost them millions in legal fees - money they could have used to repair their defective phones, and would have kept most of their customers happy. Now everyone in that class action suit will get a $5 off coupon (or some other meaningless offer) and will be gone from LG forever. A person would be completely ignorant to ever purchase another LG product - EVER! All of their products have electronics, even appliances. If they can't build their phones right and won't stand behind them - what makes you think any of their other products will be any different? No one I know will ever buy an LG product!
Signed - a non customer of LG for the rest of my life
Pls i was about to buy this phone but i want know the meaning of bootloop.
Tan123, 25 Mar 2017Is the bootloop problem actually that severe ?? , I was thinking of buying this phone :-lDon't buy this phone in 2017, period.
Tan123, 25 Mar 2017Is the bootloop problem actually that severe ?? , I was thinking of buying this phone :-lYes it is a large problem. My LG G4 overheated from basic use which caused it to bootloop. It is now a useless piece of plastic. DO NOT BUY!!
YourFriendlySpider, 25 Mar 2017iPhone 5s or LG G4
LG G4 if you want customization and play around
get the 5s if you have smaller hands or want a more ready and smooth experience
the G4 is a bit cheaper and to avoid the infamous bootloop issue buy a refurbished one
Tan123, 25 Mar 2017Is the bootloop problem actually that severe ?? , I was thinking of buying this phone :-lIt is. I didnt know it was(since the name would suggest a not-so-hard-to-fix software problem, which it is not) and was dumb enough to not have an SD card, or cloud backup. It got in a boot loop and now is in warranty repair. All my files are gone.
Having suffered from this, and knowing about Note 7s explosions and other stuff, specs-price ratio and design become second when I look for a new phone, the least ammount of known defects becomes first.
I was very excited to get this phone but it didn't end up as i expected to say the least.
Since 2010 till i got this phone in November 2016, i used only 2 phones, i search well before my buying any device, the HTC Desire HD was my first, over 2 years with it i switched to Nexus 5 in December 2013, the nexus was the best device i ever used to say the least, i broke the screen in an accident hiking, and since we don't have spare parts in egypt, i decided to get a new phone, it was time already, i was focused on Lg as my experience in the Nexus was beyond amazing, the LG G5 was just launched when i bought my phone, but i got a decent price for the G4 and i got it.
The phone looks pretty cool, not very slippery like other phones which is a smart design feature, the screen is bright, clear, it's one of the very few phones now that has pointed curvy edges making it unique and pretty.
The UI has pretty smart features as well, not worth mentioning as everyone already knows them. Yet it's laggy, i've been habing serious issues with the UI and i need to restart my phone at least 3 times a week, and probably 2 times of those i have to remove the battery to force close (thankfully) in my experience with the Nexus 5, it only happened once in 3 years! with the G4 it happens almost once a week, my phone is up to date so there is no excuse for that...
The battery's life is equivlant to my Nexus 5 after more than a year of heavy usage, and this phone just consumes battery, i recharge the phone at least twice a day and sometimes few more quick charges to keep me going, with average to minimum usage.
The phone heats up faster than average and it does not qualify to it's stated processor speed. Please note that i got the phone in November and it's March now, so basically the heating was in the winter, i have no idea what will happen in the summer.
I am very disappointed with this phone, but i also have to say that i have tried and used other LG models and they were all quite amazing! LG will still remain on top of my list when i look for a new phone, but this model is really a product that doesnt meet expectations.
Is the bootloop problem actually that severe ?? , I was thinking of buying this phone :-l
Wizardlysense, 23 Mar 2017What about fridges? they are good also you could fix it by reattaching the Chipset to the Moth... moreThese are all temporary fixes. I put my bootlooped G4 in the freezer (-18 degrees celsius) for 1.5 hours and got 7 minutes of use out of my G4 before it shut down again but it was enough time to get the data off it.
Anon, 16 Mar 2017Doesn't matter. It's a glamorous phone. Extraordinary camera for 2017, performance is fantasti... moreUnfortunately that's what happened to my G4 it began to restart its self then it would freeze and the only way to restart it was to take out the battery. Had a new motherboard fitted under warranty and so far no more problems only time will tell. Hope you have better luck as I agree with you the G4 is a great device.
silianu32, 23 Mar 2017too bad it will die a horrible bootloop death :))) no more LG for me ...EVER ... phone, TV...N... moreWhat about fridges? they are good also you could fix it by reattaching the Chipset to the Motherboard by heating it with Hairdryer and giving the chipset pressure and then reassemble the phone and it might start working
too bad it will die a horrible bootloop death :))) no more LG for me ...EVER ... phone, TV...NOTHING!!!
Mine is LG-H818P with S/N 603. Hardware (1.1).
I'm not experiencing the bootloop, but my screen has an occasional burn-in (screen). My Note 4 has burn-ins as well :(
Dont try to buy LG Mobile Phones at all. Dont waste your valuable money on buying this waste products. i bought my G4 in DEC 2015, i had replaced my motherboard 2 times and still the problem continues the phone getting overheat. Dont buy LG Mobiles..
Yup, mine also died with the bootloop fault (after 16 months). This has happened to too many people for LG not to have known about the issue early on. They should have recalled the phone. Seems like bad faith to me - LG just hoped that the inevitable failure would happen after the warranty for as many people as possible. This is bad policy - they make a lot of products, not just phones. I feel ripped off and certainly won't trust LG again or buy anything else of theirs. Ever.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017After resetting my G4 the weather widget on the homescreen says "tap to add location" but when... moreIt's the plain weather app you need to download, or go to google play to download it there if you can't see it in updates.
After resetting my G4 the weather widget on the homescreen says "tap to add location" but when I tap it it says needs to download software to work, tap "download" and it takes me to the system apps update screen but nothing happens or downloads. Everything is up to date. Ideas on how to fix?