DR, 01 Jun 2017Stuck between getting the G5 or V20. I can probably get g5 for $100 less than v20 now. Only dr... moreI am using it for a month and can assure you that even with moderate gaming it lasts a whole working day giving a screen on time of about 4 to 5 hours
Stuck between getting the G5 or V20. I can probably get g5 for $100 less than v20 now. Only drawback is i hear the battery life isn't that good on G5. Is it worth paying the extra 100 for the v20 or is the g5 just as good. I'm a moderate user no games or anything too big.
24, 31 May 2017so,still no nougat update for LG G5?Yes, still waiting for nougat for my LG G5. Someone else does not get it ??
After a few days of toying around with the G5 I gotta say that it's a nice phone. I got the AT&T unlocked version from EBAY for around 165 bucks so I didn't pay very much for it and I'm now getting free phone service from FREEDOMPOP. That being said it's a good deal for the price. The SD820 chipset is a little outdated right now with the SD821 and SD835 coming out but it's still a monster for average users. I'm crazy into mobile games so processing power and graphics are very important, and the G5 certainly doesn't disappoint though it's nowhere near the fastest- but then again I paid 165 for it who gives a shit.
Thing is the V20 is a lot better. It has better audio and video features and the performance is better, though it uses the same chipset. But you're paying $299 for a scum-of-the-earth used variant from EBAY while the G5 pushes $150 in it's lowest configurations. If you're like me and you don't give much of a shit of anything besides PRICE and PERFORMANCE the G5 is a solid bargain. If you want the best of LG you're getting the V20, and if you want the absolute best but don't give a shit about your burdened wallet then the G6 is the way to go. Personally I had to choose long and hard before choosing the G5 over the S7...
Another thing before buying this phone. The bloat is INSANE. I got the AT&T version and it's actually hard to determine which apps are legit and which are not. I hate the fact that you can't uninstall ANY OF IT! Worst part is there's no root for LG G5 available yet- One-click root doesn't work either because the bootloader is locked. The EU and T-MOBILE versions are the only root-compatible ones but I'm pretty darn disappointed I can't root my phone so I can get rid of all that useless crap that AT&T dragged from the deepest pits of hell. If you're into modding or toying around the OS then stay WELL AWAY.
VERDICT: Buy it if you're on a serious budget. If you have money to burn then stay away.
Varduks, 31 May 2017My G5 also still live with 6.0.1 android, I have V10a-EUR-XX. Waiting for nougat.so,still no nougat update for LG G5?
24, 31 May 2017Any opinion or information about the NOUGAT update for LG G5? Thank you.My G5 also still live with 6.0.1 android, I have V10a-EUR-XX. Waiting for nougat.
I fkn love this phone, it's a very good phone, camera is awesome especially the wide one, never backed on me never failed me, nougat update is very good but i dont like that pop up notifications for every app and it seems that no one can disable them but i can live with that not a major issue, for a bottom speaker it's very good and clear, screen is beautiful not like samsungs amoled but close, overall very very good phone and i abuse phones alot so this is the best phone now for the price. Peace
sheikh zayed, 30 May 2017Hi, Many said LG phone durability is low means it ruined quickly, is it true? Actually I want ... moreWhat is ruined? What do you mean by low duarability? Its a very very good phone. I recommend LG G5 but only IF you find good price.
FearlessOneSix, 30 May 2017Hi! I got the screen retention problem after 8months. Use a blue light filter app from play st... moreHi, Many said LG phone durability is low means it ruined quickly, is it true? Actually I want to buy G5, so should i buy it or move for Asus/Mi Brand?
Den11, 27 May 2017Hello my friends! I want to buy Lg G5 but I heard from many people that has screen problems su... moreHi! I got the screen retention problem after 8months. Use a blue light filter app from play store. I use one called night filter. It makes everything on screen a bit more red but gets rid of retention 100% for me. Good luck!
DNF ROX, 29 May 2017I want to buy this... Is any bootloop issue in this device?? Any user got bootloop?Enough with the G5 bootloop. Enough. It was LGs with the 808SD processor in 2015 that had the major bootloop problem. Yes there are problems with G5 but bootloop is not prevalent one.
IF this was a major problem then I have no doubt that: IF G5 BOOTLOOP WAS MAJOR PROBLEM THEN AT LEAST 50% OF POSTS HERE WOULD BE BOOTLOOP COMPLAINTS! Sorry I'm not yelling at you but I'm just tired of hearing about people talking about G5 bootloop issues here and I don't see complaints from G5 OWNERS about bootlooping.
But to answer your question: be more worried that LG G5 has more screen problems than bootloop problems. I owned one since Sept '16. I know 2 others that had one. Screen light bleed and screen retention issues. They upgraded to Android 7 and then phone sucked to use and got did of G5. I am still on Android 6. No bootloop. None of us. Not once.
Still awesome phone: fast, extra batteries and wide angle cam is why I still have it... that and waiting until I see v30, iPhone 8 and pixel 2 to upgrade. I recommend G5 IF you get for good price.
Mr Grey, 29 May 2017I couldn't agree more with you savor the G5 is overlooked and absolutely underrated indeed and... moreI Agree With You G5 Great Smartphone I Am Using G5 Last 13 Months But G5 No Any Problum Battry Timing Great Camra Super Stylus Slim Mobile Every Featurs Good , My Think G5 Batter Than I Phone 7 Plus ,and Samsung S7
Anyone else bottom module popping out?? I have to push it daily to keep it inside the second part of phone lmao
Savor, 29 May 2017After more than three months, still my favorite smartphone I have ever used. V20 does have a b... moreI couldn't agree more with you savor the G5 is overlooked and absolutely underrated indeed and yet it is a brilliant smartphone and I find that mine can handle anything I throw at it without it breaking a sweat and I would absolutely recommend this phone to anyone without a hesitation.
I simply love the design of this phone with the removable battery,I think it's genius and yet alot of people think it's rubbish but at least LG pulled it off whereas all the other companies just seal there phones and yeah the G6 is sealed now but the G5 is special because of the removable battery option.
After more than three months, still my favorite smartphone I have ever used. V20 does have a better screen and battery life but I still prefer the design, size, and the louder external speaker of my G5.
I use my G5 mostly as a media player for songs, videos, and games. There is no sim in it since my Sprint variant can't read my Verizon sim and can't get data with the T-Mobile. Only calls and texts with TMo. But I usually bring it with me because it holds all my media files and to play games like Ninja Arashi.
Typing on my G5 right now and still smoother than my SD820 S7 edge. The PS Vita of smartphones. Great but simply overlooked and criminally underrated.