There's a couple of unboxing videos of the G5 up on YouTube and the build quality is not good fresh out of the box and that's a disappointment,LG Where's quality control,??
Android police review absolutely slates the G5 also.
The G5 could turn out to be a lemon but I hope it doesn't and I so was gona buy one but I may get a V10 now instead.
I just saw 'dual sim' mentioned here. Is this REALLY a dual sim/dual LTE phone? I'm definitely buying one if that is the case. Usually I only find dual sim smartphones in the low budget Android phone category with limited features and old Android non-upgradable OS.
the only downside of this phone, they didn't implement a hotswap battery or something like hybernation (on pc) with fast restart. i mean hotswap battery would have been smartphone killer !
AnonD-448617, 31 Mar 2016NO Headphones in the box!!!! Why???
Phone only and the charger!!!!Well you know. I always buy a smartphone and store the charger and the headset in the box since majority who upgrade phones or buy better products like headphones are less likely to use the charger or the headphoens. I have like 5 chargers from many different phones over the time and one or two highend headphone I use throughout the years.
Anker 5 port charger is very useful replacing all the chargers I use.
NO Headphones in the box!!!! Why???
Phone only and the charger!!!!
Honestly speaking, it features quick charge 3.0, which can charge it to 80%+ within 45minutes or so? The phone is quite impressive
AnonD-519071, 31 Mar 2016removeable battery alone makes it far better; haveing a micro sd mem card is super !
I never said anything about sd cards. But I'm using a Sandisk Extreme Class 10 on my Sony so i know what you mean.
As for replaceable battery i never cared about that so much. I have my car charger + powerbanks.
Id rather have a half a cm thick phone with 5000+ battery than a slim phone that dies after one hour of intense usage.
But waterproof is essential when you pay almost 1000 euro on a device that will brake if a few drops of water gets inside and warranty wont cover it.
Have you seen the clip with that guy that took an S7 edge and placed it in the washing machine for 50min?? I mean WOW! That made me think of switching from Sony to sammy, which i dislike!
MioandUs, 31 Mar 2016In order not to forget the REAL Truth about LG G5!!!
LG G5: MWC 2016 Winner!!! GSMA announces... moreQuestion. Can either sim (DUAL) BE SET ONE FOR DATA; ONE FOR PHONE ONLY ? ONE CAN BE TETHERING AND OHTER PHONE ?
2. Each sim is password protected along with the contact/address list for each sim card ?
3. Either sim can be for phone/date and not dedicated to one or the other ?
4. each sim can be turned off indepdently ?
Can the gallery- photos be seperated by the phone sim in use ?
Alien, 31 Mar 2016Except the USB-C, there is noting impressive about this phone. How is this better than the S7,... moreremoveable battery alone makes it far better; haveing a micro sd mem card is super !
Alien, 31 Mar 2016Except the USB-C, there is noting impressive about this phone. How is this better than the S7,... moreI prefer a removable battery over waterproof. I do not intend to shower with the phone nor am i clumsy. I like the looks myself, and some of my friends do too. Sure, the G4 was nice, but atleast LG moves on.
Alien, 31 Mar 2016Except the USB-C, there is noting impressive about this phone. How is this better than the S7,... moreAre you numb? Take a closer look, this is one of a kind, ultimate future proof monster,
Except the USB-C, there is noting impressive about this phone. How is this better than the S7, M10 or X Performance?
To me it's but-ugly. I even asked all my friends and most of them agree. The G4 is superb comparing it to this. The only thing that i like is the lockscreen.
And it lacks the most important thing for a high-end flagship: WATERPROOF!
This commercial reminds me of HTC who did the one with Iron Man but still lost cos their phone was crap. Marketing won't save you if your product sucks...
LG blew it this year.
mir, 31 Mar 2016The G5 is indeed in a league of its own. I have owned it for a long time now and have had a fa... moreSo you've owned a phone 5 months ago that hasn't released yet? Do you expect us to believe you without any evidence? At best, you'd have an early beta phone, before even the pre-production model.
MioandUs, 31 Mar 2016In order not to forget the REAL Truth about LG G5!!! LG G5: MWC 2016 Winner!!! GSMA announces... moreThe G5 is indeed in a league of its own. I have owned it for a long time now and have had a fantastic time using its features and accessories. The extra wide angle camera does help a lot when taking a photo of a landscape or a group of people. The S7 has no chance against it. But the battery life is a bit of a problem.
just to remind everybody that battery tests on the lg g5 were done on a pre-production unit.
I am still waiting for updated test results before making my judgement in this issue.
Since i mostly browse with the phone ,only 7 hours of web browsing is disappointing,
I hope the production units will do much better.
AnonD-495544, 30 Mar 2016I'm torn between this and s7 edge, my last experience with lg was 4x (worst phone ever). I hop... moreIn order not to forget the REAL Truth about LG G5!!!
LG G5: MWC 2016 Winner!!! GSMA announces LG G5 for best device at MWC 2016!!!!! (Not S7)
LG G5: Accurate color screen (IPS) from LG. Not Like S7 with Burn-In Issues Amoled Screen... This is a known issue with Samsung S5 - S6 - S7!!!!! Just Google it... Check it!!!!
LG G5: Ir Blaster Still available in LG G5 (Not anymore available in S7... Last Year was in S6...S5...)
LG G5: Fm Radio
LG G5: Removable Battery. Yes LG did it. You can have a full metal unibody mobile phone with Removable Battery. LG G5!!!
LG G5: Usb Type C. Now available in G5 (Not Available in S7, in S8 for sure... Next Year)
LG G5: Fast Charge 3.0 Now available in G5 (Not Available in S7, in S8 for sure... Next Year)
LG G5: Snapdragon 820 with the same price (In all countries, not only in USA and China like S7) In Latin America Snapdragon 652 with a lower price...
LG G5: New Perfect Innovative Modular Design (S7 Design = S6 Design?!?)
LG G5: Dual Camera Aspect Ratio 16/9!!!! 16MP!!!! & Wide Angle 8MP with LASER Focus (Not like S7 ancient aspect ratio 4/3 !??! 12MP!??! Dual... Focus...)
B.C.S.P.N, 29 Mar 2016"Latin America gets the LG G5 with a Snapdragon 652" NO WAY!!! That's racism to Latin American... moreI really wish I could have G5 with S652, see G5 S820 battery performance. Well, it depends, I'm no gamer, chip is 4k capable, for better audio I can use DAC. I would buy that for the same price... I just cannot imagine changing battery in less than 7 hours(used with more than 200nits!)