Sunsuma, 12 Jan 2020Does the phone has in built radio?Yes, it has FM radio
Sunsuma, 12 Jan 2020Does the phone has in built radio?Yes, I think LG is the only one which provides true FM radio to their flagship phones.
Derick, 23 Dec 2019My camera cannot focus.I am using Verizon can anyone please help.Any ideas???maybe it a settings problem on the camera resolution
Derick, 23 Dec 2019My camera cannot focus.I am using Verizon can anyone please help.Any ideas???You might shake your phone side to side in a quite place and listen for a rattle. If so, one of the lenses may have fallen off of the camera. That is what happened to mine.
Purplehaze, 06 Dec 2019I bought the LG G5 in June 1916, almost 3.5 years; it’s a very good phone in every aspect exce... moreI would suggest to restore the phone to factory settings and apply any update available.
My camera cannot focus.I am using Verizon can anyone please help.Any ideas???
I bought the LG G5 in June 1916, almost 3.5 years; it’s a very good phone in every aspect except battery life – I replaced the battery last month with an official LG battery from LG - Hong Kong. The new battery is no use as phone needs charging 2-3 times every day. It can’t be the battery because it's new so is it the processor? Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you
Battery life is true?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2019What's the make of the 3200mah batteryMaxximus
Should buy one for my father. Because my fathers phone (Samsung galaxy core prime) is old and bad for him
Bobola, 05 Oct 2019My lg g5 hotspot does not onThat should be hardware problem
Bobola, 05 Oct 2019My lg g5 hotspot does not onSame problem is here...😢
I picked up the LG G5 after literally shattering my last smartphone, the Coolpad Defiant, because its lagginess had filled me with so much rage in that I threw it to the cement with enough force to shatter the lightweight hunk of cheap plastic to little bits. I bought the phone from a shady cell phone shop in the back of a gas station corner market for about $95 in September 2018.
My model is a AT&T H820 that has been carrier unlocked after the previous owner fulfilled the requirements for that. As such, thanks to AT&T, I am totally unable to upgrade the version of Android this phone runs, or replace it with anything else. AT&T refuses to serve you updates unless you are using an AT&T sim, and the bootloader is locked by AT&T so that I am unable to flash a custom rom of any sort, or even root the thing. Therefore, I am completely stuck with the stock OS that this phone original shipped with in 2016, Lollipop 6.0.1 with LG's "UX" skin on top.
I have to say, I'm somewhat impressed. When I purchased the device, it was a quick buy with no forethought, and I assumed I would come to hate the device. But I only hate a couple things about it. Namely being stuck on Android 6, LG's skin, the small battery size (even with a replacement with higher capacity, I have to carry a charger with me most of the time), the LCD "ghosting" issue I have never witnessed on any other display I've ever seen, the inability to "turn down" the resolution of the screen to save battery, the 16:9 aspect ratio with large onscreen navigation buttons leaving you with annoyingly little screen real estate, and the relatively slow internal storage.
Onto the pros of the device that make it a joy to use: The fact that the battery is removable is a godsend, particularly because the OEM battery sucks majorly. It's such a convenient feature, and shows how anti-consumer most modern smartphones have really become. You need to heat gun your phone to replace the battery, and potentially destroy it? Cool, I just need to push a button. The headphone jack is a nice addition, very advanced technology. The screen, despite my previous complaints, is very sharp and bright (and the ghosting thing only took a couple weeks to get used to and now it's easy to ignore totally). The 18W fast charging is wonderful. The internal specs of a Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage are very nice; the 820/4G is plenty fast for most modern apps. I could see the phone running slowly if you tried to play games, but I don't do that, so I'm fine. The cameras, frankly, are stunning in terms of image quality, and I'm not even able to use GCam, I'm using Open Camera for goodness' sake, and the pictures are still great! The video is okay, even capable of 4K, though every resolution is limited to 30 fps. The expandable storage is always welcome. The fingerprint sensor is 100% accurate, convenient, and snappy.
Overall, I've been able to get by with this phone very fine. I think the main reason it flopped is because of how heavily LG advertised its "modularity" that was extremely shoddily executed. Literally nobody who appreciates this phone in 2019 even mentions the modularity, because it may as well not exist. No modules beyond the launch ones were ever produced, and the need to shut down the device and swap batteries to replace modules is stunningly dumb, especially when compared to what Moto does and even what LG has done with the recent V50 ThinQ. Because of how integral this "modularity" was to the phone's identity, when that turned out to be a bust, everyone dismissed the phone wholly, even though it really isn't that bad. I think this is the same issue LG has always had, and it looks like the G8 ThinQ is going through the exact same death-by-marketing.
This phone has actually made me gain a bit more of an appreciation for LG. I do still intend to upgrade from this phone to something better (and factory unlocked), but I might keep this thing around, or at the very least replace it with a factory unlocked G5 to mess around with, maybe load Lineage onto. Not a bad phone at all. My upgrade path is currently aimed at either an S10e or even a more recent G or V series LG phone.