Had the phone 4 months already. Returned BACK TO THE STORE before because of bootloop issue. got the phone and phone is working good. I don't mind about the screen retention/ghosting issue to get the accurate color. Phone is snappy. The phone is not charging sometimes though wheni plugged the phone. Phone says not charging. any solution guys?
A shame that the back is made of plastic and LG is false advertising, claiming it has a metal alloy body. Will not be getting this phone.
I have had the G5 since August 15th 2017 and hd the phone sent out for repair twice and it replaced once so far to fix the GPS issue everyone complains about.
When new, the GPS works perfectly, but after a few weeks of use the GPS will start having some connection issues and will eventually have connection to 0 satellite connection according to the app "GPS Status".
LG is very frustrating to deal with through their Chat service as well as some staff are very rude in the "internal team".
Other than the GPS issue, the phone is pretty good. Camera, screen and performance is good. The call quality is pretty shoddy sometimes though.
I bought LG G5 H860 , almost 7 months ago from USA but using it in india. I am facing Bootloop issue since last 3 days and its now severe,Also its getting heated a lot during bootloop . Initially it was just freezing few times but now it is restarting every now and then. I tried factory reset but its of no use.
Do you know any fix for this problem ??? And do any one know the cost of repairing just estimate if you have repaired your device.
AngryLion, 30 Jul 2017thanks, I am waiting for you do not forget buddy.to be honest I feel that this is a better value than s7/s7 edge because you also can remove and replace the battery and the dual camera wide angle lense is probably the best use of dual cameras. My friend has one I use it daily and it is a beast in performance as well. Definetely a goo.d buy
Pentium767, 30 Jul 2017I recently bought one my self I'm supposed to get it Monday so ill get back to you and let u knowthanks, I am waiting for you do not forget buddy.
AngryLion, 30 Jul 2017guys, do you recommend me to buy this guy? thanksI recently bought one my self I'm supposed to get it Monday so ill get back to you and let u know
renzkie, 24 Jul 2017is the LG G5 is a flagship phone? anybody can answer my question please thank you.Yes it is.
FearlessOneSix, 25 Jul 2017YES. But...
Be prepared for image retention. Many user report this issue. Happened to my G5... morethanks dude for the "in depth" personal review. G5 is a 2016 suppose to be flagship,right? anyways,im thinking of picking this one up. specs wise,pretty decent.
plus the camera,which i watched videos of it. seems a great snapper. maybe a spigen case will do the trick for protection,right? from $300 to $265 to $200, a good buy. those price changes is just within 3 months as of july.
the issue that bothers me are: screen bleed, gap between the removable battery and body.
but anyways,for a price of $200 on a "2016 suppose to be" flagship phone,not bad at all.
Anonymous, 27 Jul 2017Who else prefer back dual camera setup and speaker design??? Also top of the screen is pretty ... moreI do. I love my silver G5. Underrated at everything including its design.
My G5 did start to have ghosting within three months of having it though. All I did is just use a plain black wallpaper. My lockscreen is plain black but says Android on it. On my Textra app, all black with red accents. On my Nova Launcher settings, I use white background and not night mode. I also used to see it on my La Musique app but just changed it to Pi Music Player with black theme. Mine has a work around. As long as it isn't a gray background or anything lighter than black.
I still LOVE both my G5 and V20. I think my V20 is the best phone because it is feature packed and has a better screen, video recorder, and longer battery life but G5 is my personal favorite and is louder, smaller, and has a smoother UI. I just bought a pair of $41 128gb microSD cards just to future proof them both. Still have 39gb left not including the internal storage (G5 has 14gb left, V20 has 40gb left). No more worries of storage anxiety for years and years unlike iPhones.
Mandatory requirements -
3.5mm headphone jack
G5 and V20 will be the last flagships of their kind to have them all. I now use my Pixel less than my G5 even if it carries my Verizon sim because only no microSD slot, sealed battery, and camera is still great but overrated in my eyes. The worst of the Top 4 and I just prefer typing on my G5 more at 5.3". It also lacks IR blaster which I use everyday.
V20 is the best phone LG ever made. The last of its kind for future proofing. G5 is my favorite phone ever made. The V20-mini or what the Galaxy S is to the Note series.
Both great phones. Like having Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan on the same team. No glaring flaws that annoys me like an S7 edge or iPhone would.
Who else prefer back dual camera setup and speaker design??? Also top of the screen is pretty nice, i cant get why its so biased over web?? Its weird lol. Design is decent and unique on this.
Hey all, is it possible to get over 4 hours of sot on Nougat?? My best sot after faxtory reset is only about 3:50 hoursll.
My g5 fell into 3 feet deep water for like 2 minutes. But nothing happened. Life is good 😀
24, 20 Jul 2017still worth buying today? how the nougat update here in the california? thanksYES. But...
Be prepared for image retention. Many user report this issue. Happened to my G5 after about 8 months. Solved with an app called Blue Light Filter.
I also have issues with lightbleed at edges. Can see when using fullscreen videos along black borders. Used to it now but still sucks no fix unless I replace screen.
Had to change power button and bottom piece after it got soaked with beer. So don't pour beer on your
G5 and should be fine. Or get a lifeproof case :D
I don't have issue with GPS or Bluetooth but some users report problems.
And I'm still on marshmallow. Too many reports of problems on Nougat. I still get 4hrs screen time, 15hrs use from original battery and 4.5-5hrs and 18hrs use on second battery. 50% bright ness.
It has a curved screen at top so tempered screen protectors don't fully protect. The ones that do curve aren't sticky at the top so dust gets in. I dont use protector anymore and I dont have any scratches.
Its a slippery phone and I've dropped it so on sides I have some scuffs. But its pretty tough.
Headphones don't sound as good as G6 or V20 but speaker is loud.
But I still love my G5 and didn't upgrade to G6 because:
-Battery life is same and can change anytime. In the last 6months I've only ever been connected to a charger a few times. And when battery degrades I just get a new one.
-G5 has same size storage, led notifier, IR blaster, and better selfie cam.
-Not enough for me to upgrade. Yes, G6 better with water resistant, screen size vs body size, wireless charging, wide angle better and its prettier. But after using my friends for a bit, I don't think it was worth spending on the next model. Don't get me wrong, G6 is a great phone but the G5 is still fast enough for me. I'd rather wait for the bigger OLED LG V30 or th LG made Pixel2 (with front facing speaker?)
Hello LG G5 users. I know some of your handsets is plagued with Image retention issue. There is a software solution to metigate the problem. Use a software called 'Screen Filter' from Haxor industry. Set the screen brightness to 88%. For most part your screen quality isn't altered and the retention problem is metigated. I used this software workaround for quite some time and it worked out well. Hope this helps!
To permanently solve the issue ask for screen replacement. I did it and since then no image retention issue!
renzkie, 24 Jul 2017is the LG G5 is a flagship phone? anybody can answer my question please thank you.Yes it is..