This phone is a great bargain when you consider that it benchmarks very close to the Google Pixel XL.
I really love the camera on it and the wide angle is fantastic in good light. I've had one for over a year and the only problem is that the rear camera lens does get scratched when not protected by a case or film.
The ability to have a spare (charged) battery for it when I'm traveling is great.
Worst phone ever!!!
I had to replace the motherboard twice in less than a year
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2017Modular design is huge advantage over V20. It's cool how we can swap batteries on g5, I dont r... moreV20 has the perfect battery swap tech. It has removable back. That is why you can replace the stock battery to a bigger, higher capacity extended battery like ZeroLemon or Mugen extended battery. It is the main reason why V20 is better than G5. G5 does not have removable back so it's not possible to make extended battery for G5, that's why you can't find any.
Moreover, in a post-apocalypse situation if your phone has removable battery and removable back cover, you can mod it to work with 18650 batteries. 18650 batteries are standard, more widely available, so there is a good chance that you will find them in the local shops.
Savor , 16 Jul 2017Yup, mine is silver too and it can draw stares and be mistaken for the Nexus 6P. I prefer ... moreModular design is huge advantage over V20. It's cool how we can swap batteries on g5, I dont really like v20 because of outdated battery swap tech
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2017dual camera setup on the back is pretty sexy too. it looks pretty stylish on my silver g5Yup, mine is silver too and it can draw stares and be mistaken for the Nexus 6P.
I prefer the back of the G5 more than the V20 although that V20 can draw attention. I believe V20 is basically the G5 XL or Plus. They have enough differences but are so similar too. I used to hate the Pixel's ugly rear but the design kinda grew on me.
I just another ugly burn-in again with a darker wallpaper earlier today. Really annoyed me. Wasn't totally black. But now I just went for a plain black wallpaper and doubt it will return. The burn-in does go away naturally but it really gets annoying anytime you go back to the home screen and see burn-in from previous pages.
That's the only thing truly annoying with the G5. Other than that, it is every bit as good as the Pixel and V20. Just sport a true, plain black wallpaper if you see any burn-in/ghosting on yours from time to time. Do it the original iPhone way.
Cured my two main gripes with the G5 -
Ability to change camera resolution for still photos is solved with Open Camera app.
Ghosting / burn-in is changed to dark wallpaper for both home and lockscreens.
The latter can be downright annoying at anything with a grayish background. You can even see it on Nova Launcher settings in night mode. Just avoid gray to dark gray backgrounds. I changed my Textra theme colors to black background with red and blue.
I do prefer the G5 as my main media player because the speaker is louder than the V20, Pixel, S7 edge, and SE.
Savor , 15 Jul 2017Using Open Camera app from the Play Store which now lets me adjust the MP resolution. I prefer... moredual camera setup on the back is pretty sexy too. it looks pretty stylish on my silver g5
i just bought LG G5. But, could anyone have answers to the screen blackout am experiencing currently. Yes, i receive notifications, as sound and LED could notify, but i can't simply light the screen back. Have tried cleaning cache and reset, but nothing works? After a time like one hour or so, it lights back, but still after it resumes........
Using Open Camera app from the Play Store which now lets me adjust the MP resolution. I prefer 1920x1080p as each photo only eats up 700kb. My only qualm with the app is not being able to use the wide-angle shot. I just do a slide up gesture (Nova Launcher) on the Open Camera app to go back to the default camera app in case I want the wide-angle back.
The Open Camera app has now made the G5 the go-to cameraphone along with the Pixel for video recording. Planning to use bring the G5 and Pixel to Del Mar and take photos and videos of Arrogate next Saturday. G5 still my favorite phone but Pixel and V20 are very, very close to it. G5 has an underrated design on the front.
Hello Guys. Any lg g5 verizon Vs987 users here?kindly tell me Nought update is good or bad?kindly share your experience.
I bought Lg g5 verigon vs987 this week.rose gold colour is very beautiful.but some original function missing like lg smart world.friends manager. I Was manualy installed those app.bettery life better than my previous g4.yester day my screen on time 5 hours 57 min of just browsing & watch video & screen brightness 17% to 20%.but gaming much not tested yet. g5 silver colour & grey colour not much attactive but rose gold colour is very rare & nice looking & premium feel also.display is brighter than g4 & one handed easily operating than g4. I not switch nougat update coz mm bettery backup is very good.thats my earlier expression of lg g5.
Will, 14 Jul 2017Hey guys should i go with the galaxy s7 or the g5 :/ reply please ☺How long do you want to use this phone, and what do you want to do with it?
The S7 is unquestionably prettier and more pleasant to use in full sunlight.
The G5 is more versatile for power users because of the USB Type C port and the alt modes LG packed in there to support all those friends that never happened. But hey! seriously, you can use a bunch of different adapters or cables to connect this little beast directly to tvs, monitors, external hard drives (watch the FAT16 limitation of Android), mouse and keyboard--the list seems to go on and on. On top of that, you have options from the earphone jack, bluetooth, DLNA, wireless streaming, and an IR blaster. I have an unlimited data plan through my mobile carrier and stream HD to my tv- for that, I think a cable is better. My phone is in constant use, with the screen on. I have 6 batteries and 2 charging cradles. It's plenty safe to carry an extra battery around in a plastic baggy. LGs testing includes shooting nails through batteries to make sure they won't explode. There are videos online of drop and water tests. If it should break, its the easiest phone ever to take apart and fix. Both phones are now half or less of their original retail price.
Will, 14 Jul 2017Hey guys should i go with the galaxy s7 or the g5 :/ reply please ☺As a cell phone seller, I highly suggest the G5. Ive never really had complain about the LG brand instead of Samsung who gets alot of complaint
dpk8666, 14 Jul 2017Me too with same condition of battery life. But i am a heavy user. My 3G data is always turned... morethings you can do:
tether to tablet or laptop
the g5 lasts very long if screen is not used
or , get a life
Hey guys should i go with the galaxy s7 or the g5 :/ reply please ☺
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2017Anyone else struggling with awful 12-15 hour lastingbattery life?? I have to charge it twice a... moreMe too with same condition of battery life. But i am a heavy user. My 3G data is always turned on and 50% of time hotspot is on.
Green., 10 Jul 2017Kindly tale whats lg g5 screen on time?Maybe 5-6 hr SOT just browsing using Opera Mini (which saves battery) with 50-70% brightness.
In most instances, 3.5-5 hrs. It does really well when streaming YouTube or playing videos. Standby is generally excellent and it charges really fast like up to 90% in less than 1 hr.