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Same reason & Same zhit!
Owned two G4s and they both bootlooped. I was told it was a design defect and would never get another.
Great Machine. Its big problem in my opinion is the camera: it is not configurable, takes huge pictures of nearly 7MB that are unnecessarily large (think about a photo and enlarge the file storing noise in hd). If you use the LG G4, you'll need an app like Simple Photo Resizer to compress your photos in a reasonable size.
I have G4 since two years. I only had a serious camera problem almost a year ago (camera not working at all). In a two weeks timespan they replaced motherboard, in mid 2017. It works perfectly since, very very satisfacted. A relatively recent phone with good qhd screen, microsd expansion, replaceable battery, irda, fm radio, 3.5mm jack, tv-out... NO other phone has them all. Always fast and reliable. And since my motherboard is manufactured in mid 2017 I hope it's bootloop-free, as I've heard (not sure). Overall awesome phone
Had no problem with the LG G3 as it had a good antenna better then my Samsung but the LG G4 drops calls all the time, catching signals is like trying to catch a bird flying......hate it....my husband has my old LG G3 and gets calls and texts in our home I can't even with a cell phone booster as we live in the Country......too bad
I've had it for almost a year, I'm not a fan.
The thing I like the best is the camera; it takes pretty good pictures.
But ultimately I dislike it because of many little reasons: pre-downloaded apps are alphabetical, followed by downloaded apps in alphabetical order. Rounded back means can't type with it lying flat on a surface because it'll rock. I find the screen too wide for one handed typing. After almost a year, I still have issues typing in general, which I really didn't expect given that I've only ever had Android devices.
It loses its charge quickly, and sometimes it spontaneously shuts down even though it'll have something like 20% battery. I'll have to plug it in to turn it back on.
I had my last phone for several years and switched because I started having issues with apps. I want to switch up phones now after just less than one year because I would like a better user experience; it's frustrating.
AnonD-738977, 23 Feb 2018I want to know, does bootloop still happen after the motherboard replacement?Only if they replaced it with another bad motherboard. The serial number on the new board should be 6xx = manufactured in 2016. If you still got a 5xx board then I'd still be worried. My 5xx G4 got a replacement 6xx board after it bootlooped.
AnonD-738977, 23 Feb 2018I want to know, does bootloop still happen after the motherboard replacement?Error from software. You should turn off all smart features. Charge the battery when 10%.
Laurynas, 22 Feb 2018Hey, you can update it manually to Nougat, I did it and its like new phone right now :)How?
I want to know, does bootloop still happen after the motherboard replacement?
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2018Had it since June 2015, so closing in on 3 years with it; I feel like I can give it a pretty t... moreHey, you can update it manually to Nougat, I did it and its like new phone right now :)
Had it since June 2015, so closing in on 3 years with it; I feel like I can give it a pretty thorough review. It was also my first smartphone, so I'm relatively unbiased. I'd give it a solid 6.5-7/10. I removed a point for every major fault and a half point for a minor fault.
One major issue, of course, is the bootloop. To my knowledge it was caused by a faulty contact on the motherboard. Took a week to replace, but to their credit it was out of warranty. -1 for that.
The battery life is pretty atrocious and erratic. There have been days where I got 5+ hours of screen on time, and others when I got 1.5-2. You might chalk it up to variations in daily usage, but I pretty much use it for the same things every day. Mostly Messenger (only messenger, facebook app disabled), Snapchat, texting, some web browsing, maybe 10-20 min of youtube videos, 5-10 min of light gaming. Not too heavy, but not light either. Still, other phones do much better consistently in this regard. At times the battery would randomly start draining rapidly even when I hadn't touched the phone in hours. -1 to -1.5 for that, depending on how important it is to you. Classes end around 3-4 for me, by which time it would be at 5-10% battery, so I would just recharge. Keep in mind that it does support QuickCharge, so charging is quite fast.
In addition, LG will not be updating the phone past Android 6.0, which basically forces me to upgrade soon. This doesn't really bother me too much though, since in my day to day usage, I don't feel like I'm lacking any features, so -0.5.
The last minor issue is occasional slow downs/freezes. Doesn't happen very often, maybe once every few weeks; it is annoying when it happens though, so -0.5 for that.
Other than that, the phone is pretty much perfect, both in size and quality. The screen is fantastic, and very high resolution. It is an LCD, which you may or may not prefer over OLED. IMO the colors look very natural. I'm not a huge fan of oversaturation, although I haven't owned an OLED phone before. The Android skin is very light and quite similar to stock. Every day actions are buttery smooth, with no random lags or hitches. The camera is very good, and has lots of manual options. I really like the build of the phone. The bezels are the right size, and the back has a nice texture for a plastic back. The front side really is beautiful. It is also quite durable. I had an Otterbox on it for a while, but I took it off a few months ago because I got sick of it. Since then, I've dropped it directly on concrete multiple times and haven't even had a scratch, let alone a crack.
AnonD-737729, 15 Feb 2018Very fast charging and great phone, speed while swiping excellent. very impressed with it.Lg g4 is a great phone in specifications, it has very good specs, but lg g4 users, nearly most of them , say it is a low quality built mobile for components, because most lg g4s stop after one or one and half year,it has CPU problem, I am using it myself now for 4 months, h815 version, I love it because of the specs, it has no any problem yet.
Very fast charging and great phone, speed while swiping excellent. very impressed with it.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2018Hey guys , I've been wz of g4 for now 3months, but my 2 problems of this fone is over heating ... moreThe best way to avoid LG g4 overheating is not to use video calling more half an hour, by viber,messenger, skype,or not to use heay app games,or not use some internet ites for more than half an hour because it causes overheating, not to use wireless connection or wifi hotspot for more than half an hour. Using fast charge samsung plug can charge lg g4 by one hour and ten minutes and let it be on charge for another half an hour, it will be fine.
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2018Had the same issue, had to charge the phone several times a day, until the phone died under wa... moreDear friend , as soon as it is %100 percent charged, keep it charging for another half an hour.it will be very good.
Mazen, 08 Feb 2018Where will the android update 7.0 will releaseIts been sooo long since they said they'll give an update. i already upgraded to a galaxy note 8. just keeping my LG G4 as a spare phone now. it bootlooped on me once during warranty. brought it down to LG service center they changed the motherboard and its been working fine till now but i still dont trust it or lg in general anymore. the phone is amazing but the trust towards the company is gone. my previous phone before this lg g3 bootlooped after warranty and my lg optimus g pro touch screen stopped working. sister's lg g6 kept on freezing she had to restart it at least two to three times a day. too many issues they have i was the biggest fan of them... but now that i moved over to samsung i am wayyy much happier. the note series are amazing. heard oppo and huawei is good too. take my advice, as of now LG G4 has some value to it, sell it, get some cash and get a new phone that has nougat in it already that'll give you a future oreo update too