Oathbreaker, 07 Oct 2017My G5 RS988 arrived yesterday and my all-time favorite phone just got even better. No more blo... moreAbsolutely agree with staying on android 6 marshmallow. 2 of my friends sold G5s because of nougat. I stuck to Marshmallow and no problems except for hardware. Its been one year and when my new battery arrives I'm going to factory reset. See if I can't get 5+ hrs screen time again.
Might go pixel 2 XL fox Xmas... if in stock :/
My G5 RS988 arrived yesterday and my all-time favorite phone just got even better. No more bloatware and my Sprint that would stop recognizing any sim which made it difficult to sell on Craigslist.
I kept it on Marshmallow. I will miss split-screen but Nougat ran my old G5 a little warmer and used up 10-15% more RAM. I believe MM is the best version of Android and lightest on RAM since KitKat.
Emojis on SwiftKey are also better with MM. It uses the LG emojis. When I updated my G5 LS922 to Nougat, SK uses the ugly default blobs from Google's keyboard. LG ones look more normal and what we would see on Oreo or on iOS.
Stick to Android 6.0.1 for as long as you can. I used Nougat and Oreo and neither are that special. Latest version I wouldn't mind using is Nougat 7.1.2. Oreo ruined my Pixel's battery which made me sell it. Oreo is still gppd though and not as horrendous as iOS11.
paco2x, 06 Oct 2017There are like 3 main problems with this phone: Screen retention which can be fixed i believe,... moreSorry ... But the battery on this phone is very good also no problems with gps ...i am h860 ..what is your model please and what the version of sofware you are?
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2017Can you please bother to go into details about the small little details you mentioned ?
You ... moreThere are like 3 main problems with this phone: Screen retention which can be fixed i believe, then the GPS which also can be solve by placing a little bare cable between the GPS antenna and the chassis contact... and some people suffer from the dreaded bootloop, but don't seem to be that common.
And the extra problem which it can't be fixed... the poor battery life.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2017Had nothing but rouble with this phone and every LG phone I've had. Really won't recommend thi... moreCan you please bother to go into details about the small little details you mentioned ?
You are not the only one saying it's full of problem but it almost seems like a troll because none mentioned any of the problems
I've had this phone for about 10 months now and I guess I've been one of the lucky ones because the phone has been great for me hopefully it will last me another year and two months lol
AnonD-517553, 30 Sep 2017What are the small issuesHad nothing but rouble with this phone and every LG phone I've had. Really won't recommend this phone at all.
Ian, 01 Oct 2017I got the model H860. If you talk about v20i then it is slower than v20g and the fast charge sign disappear after a while from charging ...on antutu v20g is more better than v20i...and my touch told me that .... Wait for next update
Battery life is good, camera is ok (wide-lens is pretty awesome), however after having 4 replacements I cannot stress enough how many other 'small' issues pop up and cause general frustration that I could never recommend this device.
After having Samsung for years and swapping to LG I can't believe enough that I made a mistake. Not a good brand of phones.
bogart, 26 Sep 2017Planning to purchase G5, its 200$ brandnew. I just want to ask if anyone is having experience... moreI wouldn't; I'm on my 4th replacement G5 from T-Mobile and still having the same issues losing connection (if I lose service for a moment it won't come back without 2-3 reboots) and notification lights going off when there are no notifications. This isn't just my phone, it's 4 different devices now.
My g5 just got a new software update. It says for phone usability and enhancement functionality and google patch update. the size is 525 MB . I'm here in the Phil. What about you guys?
Amazon, 12 Sep 2017I dislike everything about this phone but what I dislike most, what infuriates me about it, is... moreIt's your opinion man. Android gives the user way more freedom compared to apple. Take it or leave it, it is up to you. Eitherway I am staying with Android for life.
I like the LG G5, but only when the following are set up and applied to the device. Update to the latest Nougat update. Install app "Blue Light Filter - Night Mode," then set the color temperature to 1800k and the intensity to 5%. (This solves the screen retention issues) I went an extra step and put copper heat strips on the emmc, cpu, and gpu. (This may be unessisary) Buy a battery charging case so you have an extra battery. Disable knockOn with an app that can access all your settings. Get an app named "SystemUI Tuner" adb all the commands to the phone and then change your screen animations to 0.4 setting, and change all the quick notifications to show 7 of them above when you pull the notification jore down. Also enable developer options and enable "Forced GPU Rendering." Forced GPU Rendering disabled is the main culprit for the phone preforming slowly while you are using it. (You will have to do your own research on these to change them/fix them) Coarse get another home launcher..I recommend Nova Launcher Prime. Now you are set!
Extra stuff I did to my LG G5.
I got Tasker and did some automation to make the phone more useful (not nessisary, but I enjoy it)
I installed an app named "Tiles." It allows you to have many custom quick notifications options.
I also use Open Camera with manual exposure when taking photos.
Hope some of this helps!
Uncle Ruckus, 17 Sep 2017Honestly after reading reviews I thought this phone was going too be a good buy. Until 8hrs af... moreYou need to get the app named "Blue Light Filter - Night Mode." Once you get the blue light filter app set the color temp to 1800k then set the intensity to 5%. Once you do this the ghosting you are calling it will disappear. It isn't ghosting btw, it is screen retention. Ghosting is way worse than screen retention. When screen retention occurs if disappears about 5 minutes later when the display is off.