Anonymous, 24 Feb 2017Very surprised with positive reviews of LG 5. Here is my story. I bought first one 6 montsh ag... moreyou must have got defective unit.. dont repair just replace it .. they are giving two years warranty here in qatar.
according to ur description it looks like u definetly got a faluty unit .get it replaced if its still under warrenty.
Very surprised with positive reviews of LG 5. Here is my story. I bought first one 6 montsh ago and it worked fine, so I bought the second one for my wife. Hers bricked after 12 days for no reason and was replace under warranty. About 2 months later the issues started. 1. Both phones, started constantly loosing GPS signal while we are driving. 2. Both phones started having reception issues when indoors. i.e. the other end will start telling me: you are constantly breaking up, while I will be hearing the other voice crystal clear. Constant dropped calls. I brought both phones for reapairs, and both mainboards were replaced - issues disappeared! Not for long. A month later both GPS and dropped calls returned on one of the phones. And while we both had two ancient Sony Experia loaners, both loaners worked fine with same sims and in the same spots. In addition, camera indor quality is crap, on auto at least. Worstphoen I have ever owned, by far!
Dont anybody have the same split between screen and battery slot in bottom? I mean the right side of bottom has too much free space in my g5 im scared it going to broke soon
One of the most underrated, underappreciated, and misunderstood smartphones of all-time. This is a phone that deserves a cult following as time goes by...
Critics can bash the design but the Google Pixel is far uglier. The matte iPhone 7 is now dealing with Scuffgate Part 2. The G5's build quality isn't prone to smudges or shatter either like the S7 edge or any phone with a glass rear will have. Has LCD which last longer than OLED and less potential burn-in.
This is one of the most perfect phones I have ever used with microSD slot up to 2 TB and a removable battery for future proofing to boot. I have very few qualms with it. So glad this phone is ranked #9 as the most favorited on this site. It was simply overshadowed by the Samsung S7 edge and Note7.
Look beyond the failed modular, rear camera, and poor sales and LG did the basics right. Fast, smooth, great camera, good price, loud, easy to hold, easy to repair, rarely gets hot, etc. Again, an overlooked phone perhaps too ahead of its time for the masses to fully grasp like the Sega Dreamcast but will accumulate a cult following over time...
AngryLion, 21 Feb 2017Two questions please guys. Is there any boot loop issue yet?
What do you recommend me more g5... moreThat will depend on your preferences ans habits. G5 is naturally cheaper than the V20. It's also smaller, so one hand usage will be much better.
I never experienced a bootloop on my G5, btw. Buy one! Just put a case around it. Also protect it with a tempered glass. Scuffs and scratches almost always give heartaches to phone owners.
Bogotac, 22 Feb 2017If I buy this phone now, could it last for 3-4 years? I mean without serious problems.. Or sho... moreGo for LG as long as the battery is user-replacebale, and the screen is IPS-LCD. I admit that this is mainly my preference, but the advantage is already stated by the two other people who replied to you (especially regarding battery).
AMOLED screen is great, if not the best, in contrast, but it does burn in depending on how long your screen-on time is. No exceptions. I owned a Nokia C7 and a Galaxy S4. They both had burn in after just a month. I checked other people's and store's Galaxy S7 units. They have burn in. It is just a matter of time.
I bought a G2 in 2013. It retired only last year because it was conpletely shattered after it got hurled to a concrete floor. Otherwise, it would have been working fine even now (except the slightly shortened battery life after years of use).
Don't buy an hTc. The price is high compared to LG (at least between flagships). Their design is good, but not their updates. I owned the One X, and its bluetooth connection with my bluetooth headset then was terrible at best. I owned a One M9+ which wasn't updated to Marshmallow. Good thing it was stolen LOL.
Now, I am typing this on an unrooted LG G5. It works fine. It's even more reliable than my laptop for browsing the web (largely subjective). It's nice to be on LG territory again. Get this phone. Just put a case and tempered glass protector on it if you want it to look as good as new after 4 years. Looking forward to your choice.
Bogotac, 22 Feb 2017If I buy this phone now, could it last for 3-4 years? I mean without serious problems.. Or sho... moreThis this could easily last you 3-4 years. Since batteries degrade a lot over that period of time, you could just take out, and replace the battery of the G5, since its battery is removable, where other phones have their batteries sealed in
Bogotac, 22 Feb 2017If I buy this phone now, could it last for 3-4 years? I mean without serious problems.. Or sho... morePhones with user-replaceable batteries can always help prolong a phone's life since the most likely component to give out is the battery.
If you want a Samsung or Xiaomi, get a lower end one with removable battery. I have Xiaomi but didn't like how each software update ruined my battery life and Mi PC Suite isn't compatible to my MacBook. That's the balance you get when wanting new features and faster performance. You sacrifice efficiency.
Samsung is known to have laggy phones after awhile thanks to having the poorest software optimization among all Android OEM's. The Snapdragon 820 is actually a pretty powerful chip as seen as how smooth and fast the OnePlus 3, G5, and HTC 10 have shown. Samsung made it look pale in comparison to their Exynos with terrible RAM management.
I am also reluctant getting an iPhone X because OLED will have burn-in and think curved displays and bezel-less are useless, uncomfortable, trendy, cosmetic gimmicks. Go with the G5. It will last and last years. I have owned all kinds of brands from Samsung, Apple, HTC, and so forth. LG is the only brand that knows what I usually want. The rest keep making the same mistakes every year to appeal to the fashionista tech crowd.
If I buy this phone now, could it last for 3-4 years? I mean without serious problems.. Or should I go to samsung or even xiaomi?
lg_g5 (h860), 21 Feb 2017well my phone is ruined in my view after done the "nougat version" the battery doesn't work as... moresurprised.. i have same model and updated to naugot smooth performance try to reset device.
lg_g5 (h860), 21 Feb 2017well my phone is ruined in my view after done the "nougat version" the battery doesn't work as... moreI always keep it in the original firmware it came with. I just disable Google Services once in awhile unless and block any annoying "software update" notifications. I couldn't root my phone, so I figured out how to block it but would enable Google Services again when I need to use the YouTube app or any other app that needs it enabled.
I read that Nougat is supposed to use more battery life even with the improved Doze feature for standby. Check the tests. The S7 edge gets a minimum of 10% worse battery life although that is a year old battery and naturally would degrade. And I noticed Nougat uses more RAM. Project Svelte V2, I don't think so. Nougat was supposed to be what KitKat was. If KitKat was the most stable in the Holo era, it seems Marshmallow is the best for the Material Design era. Not as problematic as either Android 5 but not quite battery and RAM heavy as Android 7.
For others thinking of updating, stick to Android 6. Nougat is both problematic in both battery life and RAM. My RAM usage on my G5 hits to 59% used at most. I go to check out the V20 with Nougat and it is hitting over 80%. I know unused RAM is wasted RAM but I prefer keeping it up to 30% free after being stuck with phones with only 1 GB RAM for years.
Ice Cream Sandwich
Marshmallow is definitely the best to stick to in this Material Design era.
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2017same here, i am very happy with my phone which is running now with nougat, no hiccups at all a... moreExactly! LG thinks different. When they tried doing it last year, they got bashed for it because all these so-called tech reviewers who know nothing about tech who needs a pretty design to boost their low self-esteem. Apple and now Samsung are brainwashing people for flash over substance.
I just never understood the bashing this phone got. Poor build quality? Since when is having glass rears considered better build quality? The metal on the G5 might have been painted on but even the matte iPhone 7/7 Plus is known for scuffing. Mine is silver anyway which is the best neutral color to hide smudges on matte plastic or metal. And another quality that the G5 has - IT RARELY GETS HOT!
I also own a Note 3, Mi 3, Moto E2, Lumia 640, and gold LG G3 Beat. I love having both my LG's next to each other and the G5 perfectly matches with my silver MacBook. The G5 easily surpasses them all my phones. My only qualm isn't the light bleed or screen retention. It is how quite dim it is. I need to put it to 100% brightness to match my Moto at only 60%.
The problem with the critics and blind haters is they were only devoted pointing out the G5's flaws like the gimmicky LG Friends and modular design. They called it a flop or couldn't get over the rear design when it basically looked like the Nexus 6P. But they never pointed out what the G5 did right which were the essentials at making a great phone.
- Decent battery life
- Comfortable to hold
- Great camera on par with S7 edge
- Excellent IPS screen
- Loud external speaker
- Good audio all-around
- Great price value
- MicroSD slot and removable battery for future proofing storage and usage.
The basics. That's what the G5 got right but all the critics lie to us like the liberal media and want SEXY toss away devices. Skip the G6. No removable battery, no thanks! When LG wanted to be different last year, they got criticized. When they want to be the same ol', same ol' like the rest of them with this G6, they will be criticized. D*mn if you do, d*mn if you don't.
Think about it. The smart money is on the G5. I got mine for only $240 which I paid off entirely two days later after I got it. The S7 edge is considered the best of last year but still goes for $700 and Americans get the Snapdragon 820. The SoC isn't the problem because the G5 and OP3 flies. It is Samsung's lame skin and poor optimization on the Qualcomm's. The camera and battery life might be better on it by a little over the G5, but not $460 better. G5 is a better deal than all those Chinese makers. Mi 5, Axon 7, OnePlus 3, it beats them all...
G5 = Most unique, most underrated, most misunderstood, and best all-around flagship of 2016. Ahead of its time. But a flop because it wasn't pretty enough by fashionistas who judges designs from the rear!
well my phone is ruined in my view after done the "nougat version" the battery doesn't work as long as before, the battery finish so fast even if im not running anything @ all.
i read so many people facing the same problem especially with battery life, after done this update, and if i wish to return to old version just to make my phone work as usual.
Two questions please guys. Is there any boot loop issue yet?
What do you recommend me more g5 or v20? for me after I check them at a store, I tend to g5. What do you think guys? Thanks
Dekdek029, 21 Feb 2017Hi sir.. ive already did it before.. but the problem still on my phone.. any other option sir?... morehow big the problem is, it matters ....try to play some videos on youtube that has longer than one hour videos to fix this issue the channel is 'screenburnfixer' it might help but i cant assure , if the problem still persist try to reset device, yet if it remains replace your screen.