Very underrated device, it's a shame, only because the body design, and the materials. I like to see the good side of things, LG made a mistake with de modular design but any other brand tried to do this first. It's my actual device, I suffer the screen ghosting problem but, it's lcd screen! This goes away easily with a blue light filter app. If this happens in a amoled screen you need a replacement. It's a very good device for me.
Jaizi, 27 Aug 2017I buy lg g5 3mnths ago now his 16mp back rear camera cant focus its image i blur what can i d... moreI had the same problem today, I was looking for a solution in Internet but nothing. So, in a desperate situation I did this: Clean very well the camera lens, put the ois stabilization, go outside (do this at the day) and shake your phone constantly, you may listen a noise in the camera (similar to the noisy problem int the camera focus with the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge) and the phone will try to focus correctly, stop this when you can focus without problem. If this don't work, you maybe need to change the camera glass (if it's scratched) or the whole camera.
I buy lg g5 3mnths ago now his 16mp back rear camera cant focus its image i blur what can i do i m very upset plz help if u have same prblm...i reset mb do evry thng but cant solve now what i do :(
My current daily driver is a htc u11 but I admit now and again I do switch back to my G5 and I think it's a excellent smartphone and it offers so much value for money what with it having a replaceable battery and always on display and infrared remote control plus the screen is really good also in most conditions.
I find that call quality is excellent also and yeah build quality is not ideal but I keep mine in a spigen beetle series armoured case so it's well protected but I do think the G5 is a end of a era in that it's the last replaceable battery smartphone,well next to the v20.
Either way in some respects I think it's much better than than my extremely fragile glass U11 that has no battery replacement like my G5.
Savor , 26 Aug 2017After 9 months? You got lucky. My G5 got image retention after just 4 months. And I just notic... moreNice to hear your opinion on LG phones,yeah build quality isnt best piece of it. whatever i will stick with g5 for one more year. I just like the phone itself (back dual camera, size, weight, UI,fast charge) pretty much.its a great blend of hardware and software just with some manufacture drawbacks
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2017After 9 months my g5 started suffer from image retention. Its is here on the top of taskbar, s... moreAfter 9 months? You got lucky. My G5 got image retention after just 4 months. And I just noticed last night under Nova Settings in night mode which shows a dark grayish background that my V20 at nearly 4 months is also starting to show it! Bootloop was a problem in LG's 2015 flagships. Cheap displays with ghosting was their problem in 2016.
I still love my V20 though. I forget it was military-graded for drops and that's why zero flaws when it fell face first to the tile. Even the paint didn't scrape off. My Moto E has been dropped and shows nothing too. My Lumia 640 dropped and shows nothing. Motorola and Nokia build strong phones. My Pixel was dropped inside its holster case. Flawless. My G3 Beat shows cracks on the top after it fell from the bed. G5 shows a dent after one waist high fall INSIDE its holster case. SMH.
LG has used cheap plastic or glass that easily dents throughout their G-series going back to Optimus G. Only G2 seemed well-built and it lacked microSD slot, removable battery, and was glossy plastic. G3, G4, G5 aren't built to withstand drops. G6 is glass. It was only until the V-series is when LG started to care about durability with its military-graded materials but it looks like the V30 will follow the footsteps of the G6.
Like I said before, I will always stick to Android but I have been dual wielding both it and iOS as of late. I love the size and design of the iPhone SE. Still more SExy than the iPhone 7 and 8 series. I sometimes forget how smooth iOS can be. I just hate its restrictions. So Pixel on Verizon is the one I plan to stay on unless Nokia 8 or Essential Phone can convince me otherwise.
Stay away from LG unless it the materials are military-graded to withstand drops. Like the Samsung S series, LG G series are built CHEAP. Motorola and Nokia are better engineers for durability and reliability. Apple, HTC, and Sony are definitely higher than Samsung, LG, and most of the Chinese. Will still keep my V20 because it will be the last flagship to offer removable battery.
I swear, I think I wasn't meant to own the G5. A couple days ago, it accidentally fell waist high. It was still inside the holster case. Just recently, I noticed a slight dent on the top of the phone. It is annoying to look at. In comparison, my V20 was dragged to the tile because I forgot to detach it from the laptop. It falls facedown. No holster case. No damage whatsoever. Not even a scratch. I was surprised thinking the damage might show a day later or so.
I'm planning to sell the G5 now. It feels like it was made out of tin can. First the ghosting. Then battery drain after update which was remedied by restore to new. Now its fragility. Both it and the S7 edge will be put on sale. I plan to use only the Pixel (Verizon), V20 (media), and iPhone SE (GPS). I have some bad luck with the G5. My V20 on the other hand isn't perfect by any means. But reliable and better in most important aspects, it is.
Pixel. V20. SE.
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2017After 9 months my g5 started suffer from image retention. Its is here on the top of taskbar, s... moreYou should use an app named "Ghost Screen" it's only 50 cents for it and you never see your problem.
btw it's the best app of LCD's ghost screen :D
After 9 months my g5 started suffer from image retention. Its is here on the top of taskbar, should i replace my LCD ?? I probably wont sell it soon, is it worth to pay extra for lcd and repair job??
I'm having this phone almost a year and I'm pretty satisfied with the camera, it's fast, fast charging, the size, and I said that he will get Android Oreo update. Im not satisfeid with the GPS is not working at all, battery is not good and also when I play a game and when I close it they are still some details from the game on the next screens open and that pissed me off. anyway it has Android 7 the touch is good sounds good. I'm happy to have it but soon I will upgrade to some other brand as HTC or Samsung
Mr Grey, 21 Aug 2017I have had a G5 since December and mine has been working perfectly and as for the bootloop thi... moreanyone have problems with photos colors as displayed; My bright orange is yellow; bright red is purpose. blues are off.
how to fix this as sending the files to anyone they get the correct colors; its the display itself and not the camera.
Where is settings. OF coarse no suppoort worldwide unless you are in USA. I'm told by USA that My model no is out of USA so no support at all, India, Korea , ME, phillipines offer no support.
For travelers; forget it !
zenmen, 20 Aug 2017I have to say that this is by far the worst smartphone I had. Before it, I had xperia Z2 and h... moreI totally have the same thing. Battery life is terrible and the sim disconnects regularly. Worst experience. I'm considering switching back to galaxy
AnonD-693658, 21 Aug 2017Hey friends i need a suggestion from the users of lg g5. I want to buy new smart phone and i'm... moreI have had a G5 since December and mine has been working perfectly and as for the bootloop thing it's just mostly hysteria and the chances of getting a G5 with it are slim indeed.
Go for it there's nothing wrong with this phone.
Hey friends i need a suggestion from the users of lg g5. I want to buy new smart phone and i'm looking for lg g5 but im scared of of bootloop issue in lg g4. I want to buy a used phone so i.will not have any coverage or warranty. Can you please tell is this problem is coming in lg g5 too ? Or any other problem to look on?
I have to say that this is by far the worst smartphone I had. Before it, I had xperia Z2 and have never experienced the problems I have with this LG. From loosing GPS signal almost always when I'm aproaching my destination, non functional fingerprint unlock, poor baterry life, now it started restarting whenever battery comes under 15%. I have it for year and a half and cant wait to switch back to sony or anything else for that matter.
Worst phone,Please never buy.This phone has major problem in signal reception ,drop signal again and again.Battery timing is not good.