Dovice, 17 Jul 2016Quick review after a week: (Have put G5 in a tough grippy £10 case with a kickstand, no... moreI have the G5 since one month now, and i must say i totally agree with your review. It's the most comprehensive realistic review.
Quick review after a week:
(Have put G5 in a tough grippy £10 case with a kickstand, now not as slippery so harder to drop!)
Very fast, no lag
Very good auto focus on camera
Wide angle mode on camera is excellent although you get fish eye effect at edges, hopefully LG or Adobe release a fix?
Screen offers realistic colours but is not as bright outdoors as my previous phones (Note 4, Moto X 2nd gen etc)
So so battery life so I keep charger in bag.
USB-C is great as is fast charging.
Camera photos are sharp but look like those from a Sony camera, a bit mushy on closeup. Prefer Samsung images TBH!
Manual camera controls very flexible.
Ability to add controls (such as notifications panel toggle) to main nav strip is v useful. Unique to LG.
Fingerprint login is great.
Miss rear volume controls of my G3 but I guess that is to avoid accidental activation fingerprint login? (Only requires a touch)
FM Radio a nice bonus, didnt know G5 had one!
Not tried 4K video yet.
Call quality much improved since LG software update.
Signal reception way better than my last few phones. For a metal phone, v clever.
No crashes etc yet.
Have inserted a 64GB microSD card for extra memory if travelling away from connectivity for cloud upload of photos etc.
Not a very pretty phone and I doubt I will use Friends modules. Case it if you don't like design, like I have.
Miss wireless charging, had a wireless back on Note 4, and had a G3 once too.
Am waiting for Note 7, but if I can work out how to improve camera images may keep G5.
G5 is starting to fall to £400 here in UK (Vodafone & online) so is now very good value for such a well specified 32GB device!
Hope that is useful.
It is normal design phone when I see it on photos. Now I have it.But it is really beautiful design phone. It design better than galaxy s7(not s7 edge). S7's beauty is that edge screen only.
need advice, want to buy g5 but what's with overheating issues that somebody mentioned here and with signal loss and hanging up in the middle of the call? i have that troubles with lenovo so don't want the same thing again...thank you
Nice phone. Totally pleased with it. I had a deal impossible to refuse when deciding which phone to get, but turned out to be very happy with the thing. No regrets whatsoever. Waiting for Rolling Bot now.
AnonD-295571, 15 Jul 2016Totaly big disappointment G5 should keep the power volume rocker at back that is Lg trademark!... moreAgreed but it would make the back to filled up because of dual camera and volume rockers
thaied, 15 Jul 2016stores tell me this battery in cam plus is only for camera. zoom. not to be used for phone.
... moreWell, the Cam plus can charge the phone while having in in "sleep mode". The cam plus also have speaker built in, and can be charged alone without having the module on the phone.
This phone is literally a piece of shit. I got the phone bc of the reviews and rating but I feel like maybe I just got a bad phone? MY LG G5 IS GARBAGE! I've had the phone less than 30 days and I upgraded from the G4 to the G5. In 16 days my phone has reset itself, the fingerprint scanner on the back doesn't work. I no longer have the ability to lock my phone. It hangs up phone calls. I don't have the ability to multi-task without it restarting itself and then when I try to restart it myself it won't come back on. Highly recommend not getting this phone. I contacted verizon about possibly getting my G4 back & they said I had a 14 day limit and of course I called them 2 days too late. At the end of this contract, I don't know if I will be renewing with Verizon unless they can fix this.
Really like the features the phone has, but it loses signal and drops calls ALOT. Previously had a blackberry that dropped maybe 2 calls in 2 years. This LG phone loses signal twice per call it seems. Very irritating
But if LG G5 could have 2 dedicated SIM slots and 1 dedicated slot for memory card and Battery would have been 4000, it would be popular hit..I hope in coming phone they would accommodate all above features to satisfy customers..
Totaly big disappointment G5 should keep the power volume rocker at back that is Lg trademark!
Hope they keep it for g6
yes--- no reason to have the micro sd outside to remove it easily in addition to the dual sim cards. Plenty of space to add ext on the bottom. Maybe next time in addition to a mini hdmi out plug.
AnonD-428533, 11 Jul 2016Finally bought G5 Titan Black today.
The offer given by EZone is :
1. Free Battery and Cra... moredealer in UAE says the cam plus battery of for zoom on camera only. does not sound right as it woul have its own charging port; if separate.
LG g5 Fan, 22 Mar 2016Get the Cam Plus extension for LG G5, there is additional battery integrated 1200mAh. you will... morestores tell me this battery in cam plus is only for camera. zoom. not to be used for phone.
who can confirm ?
The RS988 (unlocked) doesn't seem to have the FM radio. I read that other models don't have it either. It would be good to clarify which do and which do not....
I bought an international LG G4 (H815) from an authorized shop.
After 6 months the phone stopped working, so I sent the phone to LG repair.
LG recognized the warranty but they told me they cannot repair it as a H815 beacuse they do not have the parts - so they need to downgrade it to a H810.
This is absolutely insane
Reliablilty and service are fundamental aspects of a product.
LG is very very bad at it.