I noticed a hint of lag on my G5 when typing on this dialog box using Opera Mini and this site is on its mobile version. I noticed my Xiaomi Mi 3 seems to type faster. All is corrected now. I just downgraded my SwiftKey back to 6.0.x and not 6.5.x. Now it types beautifully. Even updating apps can mess things up like it does with updating firnware.
Texting experience is very important to me. Even moreso than cameras and RAM management. This is why I love AND hate my S7 edge at the same time. That pronounced curves and palm rejection is downright annoying. I will likely downgrade my SwiftKey on all my other phones and lose the country flags emojis but the S7 edge will still have the lag and frustrating palm rejection where nothing inputs.
For SwiftKey lovers, stay at around 6.0.x. Sometimes older is better. Oldie but goodie. My G5 still on Marshmallow rocks even better now. Typing on this flat screen is so fast and smoooth!
Use night screen overlay. it prevents image retention but dims the display.
G5 User, 19 Apr 2017This is a great phone.. the only problem is the image retention/display shadow.. After using a... moreYou are so correct. I also suffered with image retention after 2 month of usage. Unfortunately i couldn't do any thing as i bought the device without hardware warrenty. Idid a factory reset but the issue is exsist. I'm pretty sure it is a hardware issue. Finally i sold the device to a cheap price. I have heard this problem is common on g5,v10,v20. Looks like they never gonna recall. So i advise not to by lg smartphone.
Mr Grey, 09 Mar 2017The G5 on nougat has absolutely brilliant battery life and I'm a heavy user and I have been us... morePls tell me version name like v10-xx... Something like that.and ur model number.
Mr Grey, 20 Apr 2017The G5 is so underrated indeed whilst the S7 Edge is made out to be the best but I just think ... moreHear hear!
I can't go back to HTC though because after owning a Nexus One and HTC One M7 for a few years, I don't find HTC as reliable as LG from my personal experience. It is something with the Taiwanese like HTC and ASUS products that always gives me hardware issues in the longer run. Luckily my made in Taiwan Pixel is still holding up but who knows after a year or two?
HTC 10 is a good phone but I need that wide-angle lens, removable battery, IR blaster, and FM radio. But my favorite design of all-time will always be with either my HTC One M7 or Nexus One. I still have a photo with both next to each other along with an iPhone 4. All were sold off although I did rebuy a second-hand M7 for $60 a month ago.
I am just luckier with Lucky Goldstar than I am with Hi Tech Computer. The irony is I didn't get an LG smartphone until 2015. They were one of the last phone brands I tried out and they turned out better for me than ones from Samsung, Apple, and HTC. My Fantastic Final Four from trying out 14 different brands is Nokia, Motorola, LG, and now Google.
Savor, 20 Apr 2017Been only two months with mine and haven't experienced much lag or stutter like the Galaxy S7 ... moreThe G5 is so underrated indeed whilst the S7 Edge is made out to be the best but I just think that after a year I can replace the battery in my G5 and it be like new whilst the battery will be knackered in the Samsung phone and its just gona become a paperweight.
For me my G5 does everything I want it to with no difficulty,no slow down at all no matter what I throw at it and I do have a Htc 10 also but it cannot compete with the G5.
The HTC 10 has rubbish battery life and it needs constant charging especially with me bein a heavy user also but I do love the customisation of the HTC OS but my G5 is just better at doing every day tasks.
I have had the HTC m7,m8,m9 and I do reckon the HTC 10 is the best of them all though.
Mr Grey, 20 Apr 2017I have been using my G5 nearly 5 months now and for me it's proving to be one of the best phon... moreBeen only two months with mine and haven't experienced much lag or stutter like the Galaxy S7 edge (SD820). Just saw a camera test with the G6 and it seems kinda bleh. Oversaturated colors. It did beat the G5 in some night shots from another comparison.
Waiting on the V30. If LG decides to have a sealed battery, then I will stick to the Pixel from here on out for future upgrades. Or even Nokia. HMD Global still has the DNA of Nokia, so haters can stop saying Nokia and HMD aren't related. Just because Jon Snow isn't a Stark by name doesn't mean he wasn't raised like one.
Love my G5 though. No palm rejection nonsense while typing. I usually bring 3 or 4 phones while I work as a Dasher. G5 is used for gaming and browsing. Pixel is used for DoorDash phone and Wi-Fi hotspot. Moto E2 is used for GPS. Have to conserve battery for the Pixel since it acts like a hotspot all day.
Only Pixel is more fluid in UI than the G5. The S7 edge cannot compare to both. My Mi 3 is smoother than it. Just leave S7e at home or sometimes if I want to bring my Gear VR during down times. I don't like glass rears, curved displays, or Samsung's laggy (over time) skin. S7 edge is so overrated while G5 is so underrated.
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.