Battery life is good, camera is ok (wide-lens is pretty awesome), however after having 4 replacements I cannot stress enough how many other 'small' issues pop up and cause general frustration that I could never recommend this device.
After having Samsung for years and swapping to LG I can't believe enough that I made a mistake. Not a good brand of phones.
bogart, 26 Sep 2017Planning to purchase G5, its 200$ brandnew. I just want to ask if anyone is having experience... moreI wouldn't; I'm on my 4th replacement G5 from T-Mobile and still having the same issues losing connection (if I lose service for a moment it won't come back without 2-3 reboots) and notification lights going off when there are no notifications. This isn't just my phone, it's 4 different devices now.
My g5 just got a new software update. It says for phone usability and enhancement functionality and google patch update. the size is 525 MB . I'm here in the Phil. What about you guys?
Amazon, 12 Sep 2017I dislike everything about this phone but what I dislike most, what infuriates me about it, is... moreIt's your opinion man. Android gives the user way more freedom compared to apple. Take it or leave it, it is up to you. Eitherway I am staying with Android for life.
I like the LG G5, but only when the following are set up and applied to the device. Update to the latest Nougat update. Install app "Blue Light Filter - Night Mode," then set the color temperature to 1800k and the intensity to 5%. (This solves the screen retention issues) I went an extra step and put copper heat strips on the emmc, cpu, and gpu. (This may be unessisary) Buy a battery charging case so you have an extra battery. Disable knockOn with an app that can access all your settings. Get an app named "SystemUI Tuner" adb all the commands to the phone and then change your screen animations to 0.4 setting, and change all the quick notifications to show 7 of them above when you pull the notification jore down. Also enable developer options and enable "Forced GPU Rendering." Forced GPU Rendering disabled is the main culprit for the phone preforming slowly while you are using it. (You will have to do your own research on these to change them/fix them) Coarse get another home launcher..I recommend Nova Launcher Prime. Now you are set!
Extra stuff I did to my LG G5.
I got Tasker and did some automation to make the phone more useful (not nessisary, but I enjoy it)
I installed an app named "Tiles." It allows you to have many custom quick notifications options.
I also use Open Camera with manual exposure when taking photos.
Hope some of this helps!
Uncle Ruckus, 17 Sep 2017Honestly after reading reviews I thought this phone was going too be a good buy. Until 8hrs af... moreYou need to get the app named "Blue Light Filter - Night Mode." Once you get the blue light filter app set the color temp to 1800k then set the intensity to 5%. Once you do this the ghosting you are calling it will disappear. It isn't ghosting btw, it is screen retention. Ghosting is way worse than screen retention. When screen retention occurs if disappears about 5 minutes later when the display is off.
Planning to purchase G5, its 200$ brandnew. I just want to ask if anyone is having experience regarding chin gap? Is the issue acknowledged by LG?
Bought the LG friend Cam grip attachment. It does provide a better grip and I like the 2 stage shutter button. Battery gives about 20 to 25 percent more to use. Zoom wheel is pointless as zoomed in pix are basically cropped normal images.
I used my friends before but did not have a full 2 weeks of testing like now. I did not realize the worst thing about it: it will recharge your phone if you press ANY button on it not just the dedicated on switch. I brought it attached to G5 for picnic to take pix. By the time I got there it was dead. It had turned on in my pocket and depleted backup battery power. I could have just used my regular g5 chin and brought cam grip separately but that defeats the purpose of having it: I don't want to have to bring another thing with me. Better off using my lifeproof case and bring extra battery in sealed bag. Also it does not serve as a battery charger when plugged in alone.
I got it for 20CAD used. I would be pissed off if bought for 80 CAD retail price. Should have just bought another battery
Anyone experiencing Bluetooth issue while connecting to a Bluetooth speaker? I have jbl xtreme and jbl Everest headset. speaker will not function. But when you tried to connect to another paired Bluetooth in your BT option (by tapping on another paired BT device) it'll work. If you get what I mean.
Amazing battery... Amazing touch.. amazing camera but my feel g4 camera is more better although g5 had multi functions and wide camera
Uncle Ruckus, 17 Sep 2017Honestly after reading reviews I thought this phone was going too be a good buy. Until 8hrs af... moreI also have the same problem dude. my g5 also has screen retention. they said there's a solution for the issue. That is to install a blue light filter app. I never tried that app to fix the problem. I want to have the accurate color of my photo. I don't mind about the screen ghosting. I also tried to search for any solution on the internet and there's none. So unfortunate that this problem cant be fixed. we'll have to live with that or replace your phone with a new one. I'll stick with my g5. I still have to earn money to buy a new device. I'm planning to buy the lg v30 when it gets cheaper.
Honestly after reading reviews I thought this phone was going too be a good buy. Until 8hrs after purchase I started noticing the ghosting. Still no answer for the solution too this. I have been using G from Optimus G, G2, G3 I skipped G4 because of bootloop and got this G5 My best advice for anyone trying too buy LG phone is Please stay away from it all the LG phones I've used are waste of my hard earn money I should have keep saving for other brand. Don't buy LG phone please I advice. If you think I'm saying this too lie I still have my G2 broken Screen G3 Bootloop and not this G5 ghosting I can share there pictures.This G5 is the last LG product I will ever buy.
Green, 15 Sep 2017Hlw guys, my g5 model F700l korean version.i want to upgrafe Android N.Kindly Suggest its good... moreIts pretty good especially the split screen feature and the battery is amazing now sooo muuuch better but it does stutter a little bit every now and then but its not bad by any means.
Hlw guys, my g5 model F700l korean version.i want to upgrafe Android N.Kindly Suggest its good or bad for battery life?
Upgraded from the s5 active never been happier the lock button on the back is slightly annoying as you have to pick the phone up every time to unlock it with your fingerprint. I don't mind the plastic back as I think it will stand up better then metal and feels solid and sturdy as well . Battery life easily gets me through the day with about 30% remaining usually. My old s5 used to barely get me through half the day and it was so old that it would get burning hot doing basic tasks (snapchat and such) and become slower then a 15 year old laptop when hot. Cameras are great no question about that taken some amazing pictures love the setup this phone has. Headphones work good had some issues with other phones (mainly sony z2 and samsung s4) where they would be super quite but this phone has iphone like audio quality. Loudspeaker is surprising loud and bassy for such a small unit. Love that you can tap in the knock code without even turning the phone on and use the fingerprint scanner without the phone being on. Always on display is awesome shows everything it needs to without eating battery life. Fingerprint scanner is the fastest and most accurate ive ever used works every time unless your finger Is super dirty. Only thing I would've liked is wireless charging but that's pretty much the only thing. I was going to buy an s7 but it was about $400 more then this phone I think that samsung is so expensive just because it says Samsung on it because these phones have the same specs but one is $400 cheaper then the other and has better cameras and a swappable battery. G5 all the way never been happier with a phone
guys does it support VoLTE in India
And can we make calls without the help of Jio4GVoice ???