I have been using my G5 nearly 5 months now and for me it's proving to be one of the best phones I've ever had and yeah the build quality isn't the best but I keep it in a love mei case anyways so it doesn't matter and the battery life on nougat for me is excellent and I have had zero problems with the update but I did do a factory reset after updating the phone to clear out all the rubbish in the memory.
I do love the G6 and also the Samsung S8 but I think my next phone is going to be a imported V20 into the UK.
I would highly recommend the G5 because of the removable battery and that overall it's a really excellent but underrated smartphone.
abzxyc, 19 Apr 2017how to move apps to sd card? is it possible?Yes it is possible
G5 User, 19 Apr 2017This is a great phone.. the only problem is the image retention/display shadow.. After using a... moretry installing blue light filter. Best one and effective so far (as I am using it now) is sFilter by Siso Mobile.
FearlessOneSix, 19 Apr 2017Hi. I refused to update since I heard bad things about android N on this phone. I know 2 other... moreThanks, man! Great info!
Planning to just get a V20 instead if the V30 goes curved display and sealed battery. Really not into updating the software for any of my phones. I think the original firmware it came with usually just works for me. Android has been mature enough for me since KitKat.
Will keep my G5 with MM forever then. Quit while I am still ahead. Since I already cut off my Sprint line, I wouldn't be bothered with the update notifications either. I have no issues with Nougat since my Pixel and S7e are on it. But I find updating firmware like a crapshoot. Some devices works better, some won't.
My eight Android phones (+ Lumia 640) -
KitKat - LG G3 Beat (dual sim & rooted), HTC One M7
Lollipop - Motorola Moto E2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Marshmallow - Xiaomi Mi 3, LG G5
Nougat - Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Oreo (licensed name)?
No rush with updating. I keep a couple of phones for each firmware since KitKat. Nokia 8 or 9 for me if I can get stock Android like "O" right away. Then Pixel 3 for Android P. Third or fifth generation (#3 and #5) of most devices is usually the best ones for me.
FearlessOneSix, 19 Apr 2017Hi. I refused to update since I heard bad things about android N on this phone. I know 2 other... moreWhen i first updated my g5 to N it was laggy for the first few weeks or month. But now it is fine. It will b fine to update now
This is a great phone.. the only problem is the image retention/display shadow.. After using a couple of months. The problem presented. At first, LG replaced the screen when I went to their service center. but the problem reoccured. and now they're saying that it's a software issue. which I don't believe at all. I believe that they're just trying to mask the hardware issue for displays. If it's a software problem. they should have addressed it long ago. Very disappointed with LG regarding the issue of their display. I believe they're trying to avoid recalls just what like happend to samsung galaxy note, they're just trying to save face. Very disappointing.
FearlessOneSix, 19 Apr 2017Hi. I refused to update since I heard bad things about android N on this phone. I know 2 other... more**I still get 4.5~5hrs screen time as a modereate user /non gamer. 50%brightness. My friend on N is the same just gets about 1.5 hr extra battery life than me.
Savor , 16 Apr 2017How is SOT between MM v N? I decided to stay on MM 6.0.1 with my G5 although I easily could ha... moreHi. I refused to update since I heard bad things about android N on this phone. I know 2 others who had a G5 and upgraded. One said it was good for the features and other than that battery life stayed the same just a wee bit better if she just left it alone. She has been on N for over 2mos now.
My other buddy sold his G5 b/c battery life dropped badly and it got hot while charging or other demanding games and videos. Says he loved G5 for gaming and had 12-14hrs use even though he was a gamer. After N was down to 9-10 hrs and running hot.
I'm glad I didn't update b/c I already got burned by updating old G4. Had screen time of 4hrs reduced to 3hrs after update to MM for G4. Sold it a month later b/c it never got better and heard it would not see N to fix battery sucking. I still love my G5 and will not update. If I sell it I will let the new owner update if they want.
Just my opinion and experiences by 2 other G5 owners so just Google if you need more opinions too. Good luck :]
Hy its faisal am user of Lg g5 Model h860..
Please help any one used wireless charging on lg g5 and if yes then plz share the ans and tell me about charging speed and model which one used and range about charging
Hi everyone! I bought a unlocked lg g5 US AT&T Unlocked) currently I am using this phone in India and here I am not able to connect Tethering hotspot ,
it says Tethering authentication failed .
Is there any work around to fix this issue or I have lost this option after unlocking this phone.
chris, 16 Apr 2017HY this model it,s fantastic , better than lg g6 samsung s7 s7 edge and iphone 7 and 7 +Did u use s7/ iphone 7
chris, 16 Apr 2017HY this model it,s fantastic , better than lg g6 samsung s7 s7 edge and iphone 7 and 7 +Agree with u
I was "upgraded" to this phone when my V10 broke. Asurion assured me it was comparable. I used mine mainly for the camera and internet browsing and texting.
I like the slim design,nice looking, comfortable to hold, nice sized screen and good battery life.
However, the camera doesn't come close to the v10, memory is absolutely a joke and every time it updates I need to delete or disable another app to make room for it; I can't even update emails until I "make room". Too many apps they automatically added that I dont use, yet I can't delete them... So I'm constantly trying to reprioritize the ones I want, because they're the only ones I can delete (that's why I left iphone! I wanted to make my own choices, not be forced to use what the manufacturer thinks I should user). Finally, I have had to resort to using my iphone for calls because this phone constantly thinks it's roaming and out of country in my own backyard. Verizon can't figure it out and attributes it to the phone, which I am assuming must be the case because my work iphone is, and my previous V10 was on the same Verizon network.
Maybe its because Asurion gave me a poorly refurbed phone... All I do know is I hate it.
HY this model it,s fantastic , better than lg g6 samsung s7 s7 edge and iphone 7 and 7 +
dpk8666, 16 Apr 2017Do not update,my recommendation. I downgraded to marshmallow by visiting LG service center. No... moreHow is SOT between MM v N? I decided to stay on MM 6.0.1 with my G5 although I easily could have updated to 7. But I read Nougat eats up a little more RAM and slightly more battery life.
My G5 has the worst standby time vs my S7e and Pixel both on Nougat but it isn't that bad at 2% overnight and SOT is decent. I wanted the new and improved Doze but decided against it.
I like the notification system and settings menu better on the G5. I didn't want Nougat to change it as well as I didn't want to lose the Flappy Android Easter egg.
Nougat is fine on both my S7e and Pixel but I wouldn't say I noticed a huge difference between it vs G5 on Marshmallow. G5 on MM is pretty smooth already. Curious if G5 on N improves battery life though.
RakeshGupta, 16 Apr 2017I'm trying to update thru LG Bridge but at first step itself, it says it can't be upgraded ? ... moreDo not update,my recommendation. I downgraded to marshmallow by visiting LG service center. Nougat is very irritating. Battery issue, play store app update issue in roaming mobile data network.
dpk8666, 16 Apr 2017Already updated to nougat 7.0 in february. Lg india did not push ota update. Due to nougat has... moreThe fact is LG does not want to invest time and resources in G5 because its previous year's model.It's their responsibility to fix issues anyhow and update flagship devices on time.