Savor, 08 Apr 2017I did a camera shootout last night and my LG G5 came out on top over the yellowish tints of my... moreIt fits hand perfectly, i guess 5.5 screen would make it use much harder one handed. 5.3 is probably best in terms of one hand usage
How to find first stock rom v10a-222-10? I got update 425mb when I turn on phone after unpacking first time. Camera update... My phone on vodafone network and free sim. Im from Serbia. Now version of rom v10b-222-10.
I did a camera shootout last night and my LG G5 came out on top over the yellowish tints of my S7e and Pixel! I said it before, G5 is my favorite smartphone of all-time. It may not look much, but its got it where it counts.
G5 is probably the closest to my perfect smartphone. I got the Sprint one which has the FM radio enabled unlike the other carrier branded ones. It has IR blaster and microSD slot up to 2TB. At 5.3", easy and fast to type on in portrait mode. Software is like 98% fluid as my Pixel while Samsung is about 75% before it starts to stutter again after a day or two.
Every time I look at my 3-year old Xiaomi Mi 3 with its severely degraded sealed battery, I smile at my G5 for offering removable and a free spare one I kept inside its package. Even if the screen quite dimmer, I prefer the colder IPS from it than the oversaturated, fake colors of AMOLED.
What I learned is never to get a curved display ever again. I had trouble just typing the letter "L" on this S7e using my right thumb. Never trust these dbrand-sponsored reviewers. The camera on the Samsung is like their displays. Produces fake colors. And never go under 5.3" and get a phone with a sealed battery. G5 was the easiest to repair last year with 8/10 iFixit score.
LG V30 could be my next phone if they offer removable battery, SD835, and smaller footprint than the V20. I am aware many people have had bad luck with LG and the bootloops. Doesn't apply to me. I love LG. Been lucky so far with Lucky Goldstar!
G5 stands alone now as my favorite phone ever breaking its tie with the Pixel after its slightly disappointing camera from last night. Closest to phone perfection from my experience owning many brands of phones. LG G5 fan for life!
I'm experiencing burn in on my lg g5. When exposed to bright sunlight, the phone ditch from dim to bright instantly and cannot function for 3 seconds. it all happens after my update to nougat. Any suggestions?
I'd love to get a G6 to replace my G5 but in the united kingdom Lg are shafting there customers good and proper by selling the G6 with no wireless charging or high powered DAC and for £700.
The G6 won't sell well here at all,think I'll go for the S8 or import a V20
AnonD-650583, 08 Apr 2017I agree G6 is not enough of an upgrade but it is a very pretty phone. It feels pretty good to ... moreNot worth it unless you do the 50% deal with Sprint but you have to be stuck with them for 24 months and doesn't include the taxes and activation fees. But if the design and camera appeals to you enough, then wait for a permanent price drop in a few months.
You can probably find sweet deals for it at under $400 by then while some of the the early bugs and glitches would be squashed. I don't hate the G6. I actually wouldn't mind getting one but too much overkill and it doesn't offer me anything new I don't have with my trio of 2016 flagships.
iPhone Edition or Note8
I want something a little different fron each phone I plan to buy.
Savor , 07 Apr 2017Be content owning a G5 because the G6 seems to have issues or hardly an upgrade over its prede... moreI agree G6 is not enough of an upgrade but it is a very pretty phone. It feels pretty good to hold like a big smaller bezel and nicer screen iphone 5s. Tall and narrow. Yeah ill wait for more reviews for battery vs s8plus.
As for camera, idk. I tested it in the mall and it looked way better than my g5 especially the wideangle. But then again it was really bright in there and probably because of better screen... Man wow dat screen doe!
And at a carrier caled Freedom in Canada it is 839 CAD outright. About 627 USD / 591 EUR. At the g5 release last year for same carrier, G5 was 850 CAD outright. Wow!
...still going to hold back. But seriously tempted...
Mr Grey, 07 Apr 2017The love mei case for the G5 does make the phone heavier and obviously a fair bit wider also a... moreThanks for answering!! :] I looked it up on ebay and it looks 1/2 price of lifeproof. But ughs. If no covering fingerprint ill have to pass and probably spend for lifeproof.
I already replaced fingerprint due to liquid damage and i rotate through 3 batteries and the love case uses screws (no pun intended ;D) to keep it closed but good to know there are options.
Be content owning a G5 because the G6 seems to have issues or hardly an upgrade over its predecessor -
Snapdragon 821, an SoC that OP3T and Pixels uses.
Battery life about the same.
Gorilla Glass 3 on both sides and more smudge magnet than the G5.
Camera quality is reportedly worse and disappointing on the G6 than on the G5.
LG sold out to the masses by removing swappable batteries for waterproofing and wireless charging.
G6 is basically a 2016 flat version of the Galaxy S8 or what I wished the Pixel looks like. G5 just never got the love it truly deserved. Wait for the V30 for a true upgrade, LG fans.
AnonD-650583, 06 Apr 2017Yeah I recommended a G5 to a couple of my older co-workers just for the camera set alone. The... moreThe love mei case for the G5 does make the phone heavier and obviously a fair bit wider also and as for the finger print scanner it is easily accessible but it isn't covered up with anything by the case itself and it also doesn't rainbow the screen at all.
The protection capabilities of the case are exceptional and I can easily use my G5 in heavy rain and the case also stops dust and dirt from getting inside it,my G5 looks as new as the first time I took it out of the box.
I definitely recommend the G5 love mei case.
When is Lg G5 indian versions are getting nougat updates ??😢😢
I'm really heartbroken because I miss the G5 chubby cat..... And I don't even have a G5 but the cat is so cute and they didn't bring him back with the G6
Mr Grey, 06 Apr 2017I have been using my G5 nearly 5 months now and for me I have had zero problems with it but I ... moreYeah I recommended a G5 to a couple of my older co-workers just for the camera set alone. They have new grandkids. Awwwww... ;D They were scared to change from apple but the one that got one I showed her how to adjust accessibility settings and she loves it now.
On and can you tell us a bit about that waterproof case? Like I seen it eBay but no real review there. Is the fingerprint button sealed away? And how much fatter is the phone with case on? And does the screen "rainbow?" I had a defender otterbox for my G4 and it had a rainbow sheen from the screen protector and I couldn't stand. Thanks ;)
I have been using my G5 nearly 5 months now and for me I have had zero problems with it but I think I'm one of the lucky ones to be fair and I just wish it had a bigger screen and it would sound as good as my HTC 10 but everything else like battery life is excellent on nougat for sure.
I also have mine synced to my Samsung gear s3 smart watch and it works great with that to so overall I would recommend the G5 and sure I could buy a Samsung s7 Edge or the new S8 when it's out but the ability of removing the battery on my G5 makes it shine cause I know after a year on those other phones the battery would be knackered but not on my G5 when I replace it.
As for build quality I keep mine in a love mei case so it's protected against all the elements,using my G5 in the rain is great,who needs a Samsung phone...
Issues with g5, 04 Apr 2017Initially when I bought it, it was perfect.. Soon I started facing problems in the phone..
- ... moreMy issues so far from end of Sept '16:
-lightbleed on 2 corners noticeable when watching video in dim lit room. I think it got worse because now I see a bit on the edges in dark. Unfixable. That is horrible for a flagship and my biggest complaint.
- screen ghosting. Annoying after image of notification bar or YouTube video seen in dark areas of image on screen. Easy fix by using a blue light filter. Annoying to use a 3rd party app but meh. Fixable.
- when playing game RP watching video 100% heats up but never to point of crash or cannot hold b/c of heat. Max bright 75% and no problems. Unfixable but Meh. To be expected.
- when using quick charge heats up from 2% to 20% then cools off. Meh. To be expected. But fixable by using swappable battery or Normal charger, no heat.
- battery clip-in not as tight as when first got it. Meh. I change battery quite often so probably worn down. Battery has not fallen out and okay fine b/c the most useful modular design of this phone: that the bottom piece is cheap to replace. Problem with speaker, charging port, mic or battery clip? Problem with all above? $20 all in one replacement part. Cheap and fast. Good work LG.
-spilt beer on power button and had to replace. My fault but no issues with button since. Fixable. But reason I want water resistant phone again. My Moto g4plus took a dive into a puddle and never had a prob in 6months usage with it.
-headphones not as loud nor rich as my old g4. Unfixable but Meh its okay b/c I use Bluetooth headphones.
Other than lightbleed, still love my G5. ;D
Have my lg g5. Returned to to the store before because of multiple issues like bootloop, no signal bars, and overheat. Have the phone already and the phone is working fine. Only the screen retention issue still remain. But still loving the phone. Have to love coz ipaid for it for Php 29,000. I dont mind the screen retention issue. Phone is snappy with 7.0 nougat. Battery life? For me is just fine. Awesome phone still.
full charge when i went to bed last night. up at 9 am, did nothing but set reminder and check couple texts. around 12:230 i was going to mute. phone went to "flashing" lg home page. said battery was too low to turn phone on. as i was on way out door, grabbed my charger. 3 hours later, no change, still can't turn phone on! is only like a month old! not a happy camper!!
Initially when I bought it, it was perfect.. Soon I started facing problems in the phone..
- there are severe burn ins on the display, I see letters from messenger n other text stuck on the screen even aster closing the app.. that's the most annoying thing about this phone.. I hate bad displays.. N the thing about these burn in are that they don't stay back.. They vanish after a while..
- the phone heats up like crazy.. even while doing mild tasks like watching YouTube..
- fingerprint sensor is not accurate
- while in some apps, phone just freezes.. when I press the home screen button to close the app it shows a white halo effect around home screen button n doesn't close the app for a few seconds.. Just freezes..
- Many time I can't receive calls coz the phone freezes when someone calls.
So many such issues in such a high end phone did not expect that from lg..
AnonD-86274, 28 Mar 2017hello does any one know when LG G5 will get nougat in baltic region?Same here in Estonia waiting for Nogat 7 .
Bought my G5 about 6 months ago, and even with gentle care the phone is malfunctioning and falling apart. Problems I encounter:
- uneven backlight especially when screen is dimmed
- burn in severe enough that I can read the letters on a keyboard that has long since disappeared
- volume down button doesn't work and frequently lowers volume to silent (happens when back of phone or bottom module is touched)
- power button doesn't work half the time
- loses GPS signal even with full view of sky
- overheating on side of phone containing motherboard
- camera auto exposure doesn't work, habe to switch to manual and increase/decrease exposure
- loose "module" at bottom of phone, 1mm gap between parts
I did choose the G5 because I liked the idea of an easily replaceable battery, speaker and usb port (which is to their credit a great idea), but find myself with buyers remorse and not able to afford a decent replacement.