Interestingly, notebookcheck shows brightness goes up to 774 cd/m2 and black levels of 0.43. My verizon version was probably around the 380 posted on the review here, but they would've reviewed H850.
I was given this phone as a replacement to my 4th bootlooping G4, and I was alright with it for a while, until some issues started cropping up. Then I discovered I was not alone:
-Inconsistent battery life (2.5 hours SOT at best)
-Screen burn in
Yeah, never buying another LG product.
monsterduc1000, 24 Dec 2017My garbage, terrible battery life lg g5 was working decently up until the moment it bootlooped... moreLg stand behind products. Great phone & excellent value. This phone was ahead of its time and still is. Great great phon
My garbage, terrible battery life lg g5 was working decently up until the moment it bootlooped a year and half into it's life. No warning at all. Charged it, restarted it, bootloop... Thanks for a piece of $#!t, lg... Never again.
Went back to Samsung with the s8 because at least they have build quality and battery life. The s8 only has 200 mah more but lasts twice as long as the garbage g5. 3.5 hours screen on time with garbage g5, over 7 hours sot with the s8.
Also I have a cracked screen Sammy Note 2 that still works fine five years later.
AnonD-724293, 22 Dec 2017I want to buy this phone. Please guide whether this phone faces bootloop or not. I am going to... moreNo bootloop. No gps problem. No Bluetooth problem. Battery life is good then after one year had to replace battery. Lg mods are not worth buying.
Great phone but definitely get a proper case if worries about getting wet. All cameras are amazing but night time video is not so great.
Biggest two problems for me: lightbleed and image retention. When watching videos with black bars I could definitely see light leaking in from 2 corners. Image retention solved with night filter app but from minimal filter but over time I had to increase to the point where screen is too dim and too red. Is okay for me for normal use but when I watch video and increase brightness red tint is too noticeable.
Great phone if you do not have problems with screen. But I highly recommend having at least 2 batteries. I probably connected to charger less than 10 times in 14minths with phone. There is nothing more satisfying that having a fully charged battery in less than a minute when you have to run out the door.
AnonD-724293, 22 Dec 2017I want to buy this phone. Please guide whether this phone faces bootloop or not. I am going to... moreNo bootloop at all ... But may be you found GPS failure it is not hard to fix it by your self if your check is not good .. I consider g5 is very good and very fast and GPS after fix very fast and stable you can search how to solve it on internet
I want to buy this phone. Please guide whether this phone faces bootloop or not. I am going to buy H850
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2017I knew LG made poor quality devices but this really takes the cake. Everything from screen bur... morei thank the lg you bougth id fske thats why you encountered that issues..i own lg g5..this phone is the best than samsung..
I knew LG made poor quality devices but this really takes the cake. Everything from screen burn in issues, to annoying and useless functionalities, brittle screen (shattered the screen after dropping it on sand) and the sporadic freezes that are unfixable. I have gone through two G5s in less than a year and am ready to change phones again.
DONT BUY THIS PHONE!!!
I am suggesting all people that dont buy this phone from entrusted sites, you may cheated or may get tampered phone, so you go by trusted online sites like amazon, flipkart, snapdeal etc . Half of the comments are negative regarding this model because those people got the phone from entrusted sites. I have LG G5 working very perfectly since 8 months, no any problem because of only purchased from authorized dealer.
AnonD-722785, 15 Dec 2017Forgot to mention, this is the LG-H831 . the other 3 i had before they got replaced were the s... moreOh no no no, i think you got the fake LG G5 for sure, you bought in the sidewalks..
AnonD-722785, 15 Dec 2017After replacing the device 3 times because all 3 times it had issues out of the box, after a y... moreForgot to mention, this is the LG-H831 . the other 3 i had before they got replaced were the same model and they had issues with the touch screen, with the actual screen in which it would show red lines, battery issues, camera issues, and poor sound quality when connected to headphones ( headphones tested on other devices with no issues). Also this phone that i currently have suffers from major screen burning as well just like the G3 is known for.
After replacing the device 3 times because all 3 times it had issues out of the box, after a year and a half of usage, the battery is giving up and so does the connectivity on this phone where it loses connectivity and requires a reboot. At the same time it likes to overheat to the point which is not comfortable to hold in your hands. So to my 4th LG G5 i'm soon going to say goodbye and go to a whole different brand. I mean 4 broken devices is unacceptable.
This phone has major issues with its power and its connectivity - both fundamental features. The phone repeatedly shuts itself down before the power is anywhere near depleted. It also abruptly drops wifi and mobile networks at the time, requiring phone restart. These issues typically arise just after the expiry of the one year warranty issue. LG's solution: Pay them $150 to look at the phone. So disabuse yourself of any thought that LG Canada offers good customer care and do yourself a favour and DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. There is also no reason to think that these issues don't remain in later G models also.
Decent phone for the price. Nice that it has removable battery and IR blaster. Mine is from Rogers in Canada. Model LG-H831. Running older Android Nougat 7.0 w/ March 1, 2017 Android security patch level.
Battery doesn't last tremendously long but has quick charging and USB C. Hoping it'll get Android Oreo update soon but no guarantee that'll happen.