I'm Pretty happy with my LG G5.......... its durable as well particularly mine. I dropped it on hard surface from pretty average height and G5 got neglect-able damage ...nothing onscreen and little bumps unnoticeable ......... but new android optimization sucks........... it takes 20 min to start a updated android version
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2016I need help which phone to buy Lg G5 S6 edge plus Lg V10 PLEASE RESPONDLG v10 have bootloops too
Justinh, 27 Oct 2016G5 is junk wish I never got it. Constantly rebooting/restarting and freezing. Finally after a ... moreYou have orobably bought different Phone than lg g5:) The Phone is extra fast definitely
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2016Agreeeeeeeeeeee the most.... Totally agree...!
Paddyman, 29 Oct 2016Thanks for the response guys, it's been a great help. The G5 offers pretty much everything... moreAnd the best thing in android world is LG updates their devices very fast unlike any other android smartphones and still supported in the near future. Unlike other brands that they forget the previous ones and focus on updating their new ones.
Fazzzzz, 29 Oct 2016Even I was in ur situation a week back , confused if it will be a good phone as many says its ... moreThanks for the response guys, it's been a great help.
The G5 offers pretty much everything I used to expect from an android flagship. Removable battery, IR blaster, expandable storage etc, plus top specs and hardware. It's also the only flagship of 2016 that still has fm radio, not a deal breaker but a feature I like but it's deactivated on all other flagships.
If the battery can last a bit longer than my Galaxy S6 then I will be happy.
So thanks guys you've convinced me, I upgrade in three weeks, I've never had an LG before and now I can't wait.
Goodbye Samsung, Hello LG G5
Paddyman, 28 Oct 2016I can't understand the reviews either, they are so contradictory. Some complain about battery ... moreEven I was in ur situation a week back , confused if it will be a good phone as many says its a failure for lg ...
I considered getting honor 8 , as it possessed good features too...but still other honor phones weren't great sound in the reviews !
So who would miss a snapdragon 820, dual SIM ,colour pink , dual camera with good quality photos ... All these as per review from websites ....and this phone was way cheaper than s7, htc 10 , iPhone 6s which has same features ...
So some how convinced myself to get this phone ...
Its a been a week as I said
Its a nice phone
Very speedy ... Runs all apps and games smoothly ...
Display is good only ... Like may be not that nice as s7 and it has to be 100% if u use it in outdoors ... Indoors 18% would do ...
Cameras are great ... No complaints
Yea only thing that little disappoints with this phone is battery life ...
If it charges to 100% ... U will expect a solid 4 hours usuage only ..in outdoors 4 hours usage in battery saving mode ... I use full time 4g and notifications ... If u turn on VPN or location or sync , be ready to loose more of ur battery ...
But once u plug in ...it charges solo quick ...15% to 98% in 25 mins
It has other features like NFC , IR
So if u can manage battery life efficiently
This phone is a great phone for u
This phone was called failure bcuz of the price it was initially sold ... But now for the reduced price ... It bcums a best buy .
Have fun with ur new lg g5 ... Its really nice !!
Paddyman, 28 Oct 2016I can't understand the reviews either, they are so contradictory. Some complain about battery ... moreI have been using this device from past 3 months.Nothing to complain about.Camera performance is top class.Very good gaming experience.Handling is superb.Fast charging.Extra battery.Perfect Device.Go for it.
Paddyman, 28 Oct 2016I can't understand the reviews either, they are so contradictory. Some complain about battery ... moreI wanted to buy P9 plus coz of lots of features and battery life. After months of reading comments from this blog, it seems that issues are arising from the device. But for the LG G5, no complaints at all. If you are a lover for a longer battery life like me just bring extra battery in your pocket and a fast charging capability will give you charge in an instant.
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2016Can anyone explain why this phone got so many bad reviews? I really don't get it, considering ... moreI can't understand the reviews either, they are so contradictory. Some complain about battery life, others say it lasts a day no problem. Some say screen is too dim, others say it's great. Build quality seems to be an issue but user reviews seem to suggest that it's solid.
I think most reviewers think the moduler element is to much of a gimmick and do it down but as a standalone phone it seems to stand up.
I'm seriously considering this for my next upgrade, the price is about 20% cheaper than s7, htc 10 etc.
Would anyone who owns an lg g5 advise me not to buy this phone? If so please tell me why.
Only G5 owners need respond !
Can anyone explain why this phone got so many bad reviews? I really don't get it, considering this phone's performance AND camera are on par if not better than other flagships.
venom0706, 27 Oct 2016Yes, but if they stop manufacturing Friends, won't they stop manufacturing batteries as well (... moreI suppose the reason I'm not worried about batteries is this: I have a 3 year old Moto X right now. There are still cases made for it and for sale on Amazon and other sites. As there are 3rd party batteries available for the G5 right now, I think that one could safely assume that they will be available in a few years.
Chris, 27 Oct 2016It appears that the complaints about the G5 are pretty much along these lines: No waterproo... moreYes, but if they stop manufacturing Friends, won't they stop manufacturing batteries as well (isn't the battery part of the modular design)? And in that case, if I buy 2-3 batteries in advance from now (to have in stock when the current battery dies and they have stopped manufacturing batteries) and keep them for a year in the drawer, will they work like brand new if I decide to put them in the phone?
It appears that the complaints about the G5 are pretty much along these lines:
No waterproofing (oh well).
Lots of paint on the back, no metal feel.
No app drawer (which I believe is now optional with a recent update, can someone confirm?)
Somewhat short battery life. (quick charging, so just plug it in for 10 minutes when it gets low)
Even if LG doesn't support the whole "Friends" thing, you've got a removable battery, so in a few years when your battery starts to lose it's pop, just slap in a new one. From what I've read, the negatives are relatively minor, correct?
Justinh, 27 Oct 2016G5 is junk wish I never got it. Constantly rebooting/restarting and freezing. Finally after a ... moreYou have got a defective or fake unit, or you just trolling here. G5 is a rocket.