Mine recently (within the last week or so) has been upgraded to android oreo (8.0) and works great. It was initially little sluggish when it upgraded and I had to clear some cache/reboot phone etc. it but no issues since. Battery life seems about the same (it was never spectacular because the battery is a bit small at 2800mAh) With heavy use will have to charge once throughout the day, with casual use(not turning it on every 2 minutes) I'll get 2 - 3 days just fine. Luckily if your battery gets old and doesn't hold a charge you can just get a new one for like 20 bucks on amazon. Because of the update to the OS I'll be keeping mine for at least another 6 months to a year because android 8.1 isn't that much of an upgrade and 9.0 just came out a month ago.
My new battery came in last night as I have it shipped at my parent's home. The manufacturing date says March 26, 2016. This was made around the same time as my spare battery. I doubt it fixes the drain. Just wasted $10 buying from eBay.
There is something wrong with it internally. Draws heat only a few minutes after Wi-Fi and the screen is on. Too much of a hassle to find the rogue app. My V20 mirrors the exact apps on mostly the same updates. No issues.
The better solution is to never buy an LG smartphone again. I might keep them around for IR blaster and wide-angle lens but nothing else. Going back to Google Pixels in a year or so.
Yup, I'm officially done with LG.
My G5 still drains 1% every two minutes even after a restore. Not only for YouTube streaming but even just using MX Player Pro to play a video.
I tested four of my rotational phones last night -
LG G5 = 1% drain every 2 minutes
LG V20 = 1% drain every 4-6 minutes
Apple iPhone SE = 1% drain every 8-12 minutes
Essential Phone = 1% drain every 8-12 minutes
I honestly can't use my G5 for anything except music or a TV remote. The weird thing is that the G5 has longer battery life for tethering. It's better as a Wi-Fi hotspot when the screen is usually off.
Now I can't really stand iOS, so another iPhone is a no-go for me unless I truly fall for the new Apple Watch. I guess my route from now on are Pixels but I'll skip this year's because Google needs to change it up next year.
The irony that my phones with SEALED battery lasts longer than removable ones. I ordered another G5 battery that comes in by Monday and I don’t expect it will resolve this 1% drain per 2 minutes problem.
I don't hate LG. I just won't trust them anymore. All three of my LG phones has given me issues -
G3 Beat - Laggy
G5 - Smoothest but worst battery life, ghosting
V20 - Little laggy,, battery is worse, had ghosting before
Quality control just isn't there. Even showed in last year's Pixel 2 XL with all the image retention which was common in LG's 2016 flagships.
I've pretty much given up finding out the reason for the battery drain. It could be the faulty hardware or just having 2-year-old batteries. I removed Greenify. The overheat happens just streaming YouTube.
This is a phone where many people will eventually HATE it. I'm still part of the other side and do LOVE this phone other than that battery drain. G5 does excel in mostly everything else and never had the GPS issues.
My sister thought living with the G5 with image persistance could be okay after a month of usage, but she wrong. Using Night Screen did solved the problem but it caused some lags even launched any low CPU intensive apps like WhatsApp, IG etc. Replacing with new LCD screen might solved the problem but maybe sounds more worthy if I buy my sister a new phone. LG should solve this problems because I'm pretty sure this problem happened due to just by software that could be fix by updates. No wonder why their sales on mobile phones getting lower every single year.
Even after a restore, battery drain is still problem. It happens when I use Wi-Fi and stream YouTube. Will get quite warm near the fingerprint scanner area.
I uninstalled Greenify. Since I don't use the Dasher app anymore on my LGs, I got rid of it. That might be a culprit but the not the main one. I hibernate the apps with a double tap gesture from Nova Prime and many apps just keep waking up again. My G5 is still on MM.
I don’t hate the G5. It's still one of my favorites. I'm just less confident with LG now. Even my V20 battery in 16 months is getting bad. It goes from 30% to 15% at an instant. Finding OEM batteries is a puzzle. Even if you end up getting one, it was manufactured years ago.
This is where Apple trumps their competition. Aftermarket support. I can always go to the Apple Store to get the battery replaced and get my phone within the day. With other brands, you have to mail it and would be without a phone for a few weeks.
I don’t like iOS but sometimes we don't have much of a choice. I want my devices to last for years and years (not just 1-2 years) and I want to go to a place to get it fixed withthe hassles of finding Chinese third-party batteries and mailing it to some random place.
That's why my next phone could very well be a red iPhone XR. Once those batteries are degraded in your OnePlus 6T or Pixel 3 in 1 to 2 years, it becomes a hassle. Already a hassle with a REMOVABLE battery finding a replacement that can hold a charge as well as your original one.
I trying to update my verizon lg g5 using verizon software updater but it always say invalid imei. How to solve this problem ? ( i'm not using verizon sim card )
Patrick_Houssem, 13 Sep 2018Why we have to use (LG BRIDGE) to make the update Why there is no update via wifi from the ... moreSo what’s your problem now cos either way its still updating. Man is never appreciative and content
LG5 was bad but not terrible, then i got a notification about an os update and now is complete garbage garbage garbage. I now need to replace the phone but absolutely will NOT BE for an LG phone. LG people. You just got one less person using your phone. I am sure I am not the only person that feels this way.
1Wild2, 13 Sep 2018I just received the latest software update for my LG-G5 H831 Android vers 8 on 12 Sept 2018. I... morewow love the update. my battery was lasting about 6 hours or less. Ive actually got 2 replacements. Anyhow, with battery saver on with the Oreo update its still going 24 hours later with no recharge
hello, i hope someone could help me recently my fingerprint option disappeared from the settings if you know what i can do please tell me...
I just received the latest software update for my LG-G5 H831 Android vers 8 on 12 Sept 2018. I am not amused. I no longer have the Fast Charge option nor is it anywhere in settings. On top of that my battery life has been considerably shortened from 10-12 hours down to 3 hours. Again nowhere in settings can this be changed. How do I resolve this short of erasing latest update.?
Why we have to use (LG BRIDGE) to make the update
Why there is no update via wifi from the phone directly ??
When i check directly it said ..there is no update
But with lg bridge there is
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2018how did you do this... Please Tell me I have H831 version 6By program LG Bridge...check for sofware updates
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2018how did you do this... Please Tell me
I have H831 version 6Upload (LG bridge) and install it on your PC
Then relate you phone to your pc. open LG Bridge programe and check . You will find the update
Upload it and it will be installed on your phone automaticaly
Today i recieve too 8.0.0 2.2GB in Canada H831. Version H83130c. For now a litle bit faster, menues and icons has changed. New menu in the camera too.