Mr Grey, 24 Dec 2016I own both and I admit I definitely reckon my G5 is far better than my G4 with battery life an... moreMr Grey many thanks for ur valuable comment.g4 & g5 big difference mainly battery and processor.g4 just rocking only lackings the battery side.
I have been using LG G5 for 4 mothes with Marshmallow. It was awesome on power and performance, but since I have updated to android 7.0 (november version)it's draining my battery.
I have tried all these solutions:
1. Reset all app preferences
2. Clear app cache
3. Reboot a few times
The battery analysis consistently says it's the Android OS eating away the battery.
I have observed that if I am on good wifi, with decent mobile network, the phone behaves. As soon as I go into a room with even slight poor network coverage, the phone goes hot in my pocket. At work, on a mobile network, unless I am next to a window with 5 bars of 4G, the phone goes hot and battery depletes.
I have never seen such a battery drain or phone getting hot before, no circumstances have changes except the Android 7 update. My phone is with Wind Italy.
If I factory reset through the hard reset option, can I revert to Marshmallow, which I was happy with?
AnonD-622668, 25 Dec 2016Does your g5 have aany problem or the biotloop issue?No bootloop issue yet & nither there are any other issues yet on my lg g5..i got use to a bit smaller screen and a bit lighter smartphone now..as was using bigger and heavier note5 before.black leveles on lg g5 is also one of the best on ips screen so i dont miss the deep blacks of note5 screen that much...the only thing i wud complaint abt lg g5 is a hybrid sim slot on lg g5 as there is no dedicated memory card slot for which i had to hack the sim trey to use all 3 cards together ..the hack itself is complicated , risky and cud damange the cards or the phone...may be lg will provide dedicated memory card slot in lg g6 like they have it on lg v20. and another small complaint abt the lg g5 is that there is still no root method available for the international version yet.
Since nougat 7.0 update on my lg g5 it does not want to switch on the data or switch off data when i finally get it on after many attempts of struggling. I see shadows of old images on the screen like screen burn in. And the notification drop down was better before and much easier. Its more complicated now.
AnonD-624363, 24 Dec 2016Hi g5 users kindly provide me proper review this set.i have g4 already 2016 edition.quite fine... moreI own both and I admit I definitely reckon my G5 is far better than my G4 with battery life and I would say the cameras are about the same with both phones although you do have the wide angle camera on the G5 which is cool and as for the displays they look about the same really,no noticeable difference.
You are definitely better off with the G5 but it is a little smaller than the G4 which might bother you if you is use to the size of the G4.
Hi g5 users kindly provide me proper review this set.i have g4 already 2016 edition.quite fine.but I love g5.some ques.. G5 ips lcd display is better then g4 quantam display?my g4 draing fast in marshmallow. g5 battery is better then g4? And any draining problem?I want to buy this phone.kindly help me for this inquiry..thanks.and also g5 camera better than g4?
AnonD-622668, 24 Dec 2016But samsung is way to expensive here.. lg g5 have a wide angle camera which i love abt it that... moreI am coming from note5 and now using lg g5 from last 2 months cause it has the ir blaster and slimport tv out functionality with which note5 or most samsung flagship now a days lack bigtime.and i guess my experience will help you a lot ...buy the lg g5 if u want better 16mp camera performance plus a added advantage of wide angle 8mp camera which produces awesome panoramic landscapes photos plus with removable battery the life of lg g5 is going to be more than note5 and that fact that Lg G5 has sd820 and adreno 540 gpu which is still market leading .cpu amd gpu on note5 is just ok compaired to lg g5 chipsets but yes note5 wud give you a bit more screen real estate and a spen (which i hardly used) plus better looks ...
however if you wanna save some money and also want to buy a battery and a charging cradle which is available for cheap price now a days (one stupid here is not even aware that you cud also buy the easily available battery along wiith a charging cradle for g5 LOL) then get the lg g5 ,if sd card is a must for you in note5 no sd card option.feel free to ask any questions here ...note4 days are almost over now its chipset and gpu and camera is almost nothing compaired to lg g5 stuff..btw battery backup and standby time is also awesome and better than note5 on lg g5 inspite of having high performance chipsets... best of luck...for ur purchase.
AnonD-20890, 24 Dec 20161) Talk to the point. I am talking about battery backup, quality and durability of handsets (i... more1) Battery gives full day backup on moderate usage, i have benn using it since 6 months now and i have dropped it twice with zero faults, its durable like the day it was on day 1
2)Mister ur getting battery cradle and extra battery on Amazon India....get ur facts right.
AnonD-622668, 24 Dec 2016But samsung is way to expensive here.. lg g5 have a wide angle camera which i love abt it that... more1) Talk to the point. I am talking about battery backup, quality and durability of handsets (in which LG sucks in all 3).
2) Can you buy original LG batteries or spares in flipkart or ebay India just like Samsung?.
Answer each question seperately.
AnonD-20890, 24 Dec 2016Do not waste your hard earned money in LG devices which has worst battery backup (proof : Same... moreBut samsung is way to expensive here.. lg g5 have a wide angle camera which i love abt it thats qhy i want the lg g5
AnonD-622668, 22 Dec 2016I want to buy the lg g5 but i am still concern with the bootloop issue.. i am stil, wondering ... moreDo not waste your hard earned money in LG devices which has worst battery backup (proof : Same 3 Ampere battery fron G2 to G4 that too with heavier specs upon each model. G5 has less battery capacity). Please save a bit more money and better buy Samsung S7 edge.
Do not blindly believe that all Samsung phones are unsafe to use after Note 7 incident.
My LG G3 (running with stock ROM) has become IMEI null because of choosing 'restore upgrade errors' in the LG PC suite. Now happy with my beloved Samsung Note 4 N910G.
Proof (endurance rating) :
LG G3 : Just 63 hours
LG G4 : Just 54 hours
LG G5 : Just 60 hours (how come?. It is powerful than G4, less battery capacity. Then how?)
Samsung Note 4 (almost similar to LG G4) with stylus : 87 hours (OS 4.4.2) / 90 hours (OS 5.0.1).
So Samsung rocks in durability and battery standby time.
Email me at sudhakar35 at yahoo dot com for doubts.
AnonD-567937, 24 Dec 2016please guide, lg g5 or note 5?They are two different handsets. One is a more basic Smartphone with a good camera & expandable memory (G5) where as the other is a Phablet that is more sold on its S-Pen feature & has a few tricks up its sleeve (Note5).
If you want a smaller phone with a decent screen & camera then go with the G5, if you want a bigger screen, the S-Pen & a better look then go with the Note 5.
Kindly for anyone who owns this how is the network reception strength of this phone...the problem is that my Sony z2 keeps on dropping network in my room whereas other phones manages to hold at least one or two bars
No bootloop issue, it may be only in some devices, but It is not a common problem, I've been using G5, its the best as a smartphone can get! cam can produce results which DSLR's are known to produce. See long exposure shots for example...
Just bought an LG G5 and i love it got the titanium coulour and its a pretty good phone the camera is super and the gaming performance is great considering its a snapdragon820 that is powering this device the only isuue is its battery it can last a full day but i play a lot of games i have to recharge it if you wannt to buy an LG G5 go for it i recommend
I am mainly an iPhone user but I read somewhere that if you are in the market for a second phone then get something that is not like the main one you already have & I got the G5 to see if the whole Android experience was better since I had the HTC M8 & for the most part, I am happy with it, not happy enough to make it my 'daily driver' but from an over all point of view I am happy at how Android has progressed & I can see it getting better.
My only gripe with getting a LG handset is that the UI is an overlay of Android so this causes minor glitches & lags. If I want to put a custom launcher on it such as Nova (paid) or Aviate (these were my favourite customer launchers when using my M8) then you have a 3 way battle as to what skin you want to use with the one that you select often coming out as the winner but with more minor issues.
For instance, today I took a phone call & the answer screen looked like it was the Android Jellybean screen with the answer icon in the centre & the little dots coming away from it asking me to swipe & not the LG one that I have always seen since I have had it my G5.
In terms of build, I like it, dont like where the battery slides in & leaves you with a gap & a sharp edge though! Sure it would of been easier for LG to make the phone out of the same slab & then cut off what was needed for the battery or 'Friends' part. Using the LG case has solved this for me.
Do I think that I will ever stop using my iPhone & go to an Android full time? Maybe, if the V20 came to the UK or the Mi Mix then I would think about it for sure!
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