I meant it's NOT the end-all be-all solution but try it out anyway. I have the pro edition of All-In-One Toolbox, btw. I hate seeing ads everywhere.
I sold my iPhone SE recently. I absolutely despise iOS. This was two months after I sold my LG V20. So it's become a smaller lineup of four phones...
Google Pixel 3 (daily driver)
Motorola Moto E4 (GPS)
LG G5 (multimedia)
Xiaomi Mi 3 (light browser)
LG G5 is really my love/hate phone. When it's working perfectly, it's one of my favorites. When it isn't, I can hate it as much as any phone I ever had.
Had All-In-One Toolbox on my phones for years but rarely used their CPU Cooler feature. It actually works! Any time my G5 starts to heat up, I'll use it. It's the end-all be-all fix, but folks should use it.
Back to being one of my favorites. There is still issues using the Dasher, tethering, and Wi-Fi disconnections. I will never buy another LG phone again but I won't hate this phone as much if the CPU Cooler can eliminate one of my main gripes with it.
Kingslayer, 16 Jun 2019My G5 is really weird to me. Some days, it will act like the worst phone I ever had. The image... moreFactory reset your phone, it should help.
Also turn Google Play Store Auto Update to off after resetting and installing your applications.
Still excellent phone in 2019. Great camera, good performance. I can't seem to find a good replacement battery, the ebay/ali batteries are all bad.
My G5 is really weird to me. Some days, it will act like the worst phone I ever had. The image retention went away with an sFilter lite app but my biggest problems now is still the overheating which results to very short battery life and laggy UI performance or my Wi-Fi disconnecting.
As of right now, I just deleted my app cache and forgot my network before logging my password again. Turned off the smart switch from data to Wi-Fi or vice-versa. The last couple days since the death of my Essential Phone, the G5 is acting very good again. We'll see how far this goes.
I'm typing on it right now and I'm on one of the better days with it. I have very much a love/hate relationship with this phone. It can be the best or worst phone ever all within a moment.
Worst phone I ever owned; had to replace the fingerprint sensor about 3 times.
ackom, 08 Jun 2019my phone does not have radioYou can install the application from LG store or Google Play store. It do have radio hardware, it's just the application is not installed on fresh instalation
Joe, 07 Jun 2019After 1 year of owing the LG G5. The phone is getting overheat, battery drain so fast if just ... moreMy friend, your phone is about to experience the famous bootloop issue.
I would recommend you to save your data ASAP.
Sync your pictures and documents.
These are traits of the bootloop issue. I experienced it on G4 and G5 :)
In G4 it was sudden but in G5 it was like what you wrote and suddenly it died one day.
After 1 year of owing the LG G5. The phone is getting overheat, battery drain so fast if just do youtube, no game at all. Wi-fi sometimes disconnect. The phone will occasionally and restart itself. i guess it happen to all cell phone nowadays.
Kingslayer, 02 Apr 2019The only reason why I can never put my Essential Phone over my LG G5 as my favorite phone ever... moreYou are wrong about Lg g5 introducing wide cam first. nokia lumia 930 has wide and it came out before g5.
What was once my all-time favorite smartphone is now one of my most hated. Here are my issues -
Image retention (was corrected). Overheating which results to shorter battery life. Disconnects with my Wi-Fi network. Need to reboot every time I install an app from outside the store. Can't open my Dasher app using mobile data. Can't tether anymore. The skin is laggy after awhile. It no longer fast charges which was a problem in the earlier days already.
I'm not starting to HATE LG. Poor quality. I've owned three different LG phones and sold two of them. This G5 is practically USELESS to me except as a multimedia player. If I can't connect to any Internet, it's useless. And when I actually do, it overheats or doesn't do what I need it to do. It didn't more than hour to switch my SIM back to my Pixel 3.
I will only stick to Pixel phones for now on. My new all-time smartphone is now the Essential Phone. After 9 months, that's still a very, very reliable phone. Worst camera of the trio but definitely the most reliable. And reliability is the most important aspect to me. Not features, SoC, design, or whatever. I need to rely on a phone to help suffice my daily needs.
I basically "unfanned" myself from the LG G5. It used to rank. Now it's Essential Phone at #1 and Google Pixel 3 at #2. I don't care about the rest. I want stock Android for now on. LG is junk.
This is in regards to the LG h831 I factory reset it trying to get my Google account up but it says this device was reset to continue sign in with Google account that was previously synced on this device how do I get around this so what is it
All around great, stable phone. Way more reliable than my old Samsung Note 4 as far as performance. It runs smoothly and fast, and very seldom have I had application crashes. I have never had one phone crash (amazing coming from a Note 4) and it is very nice to have such a stable phone to rely on. It can sometimes run hot, but otherwise, I love it.
i has an issue with gps
in a lot of g5, gps fail due to small bump or swallowed battery.
the solution is easy, is there on youtube. it was a design flaw .
in another hand is fantastic phone, no issues.
chuudee, 19 May 2019Does the G6 battery last long?well i use 2 batteries for intense use along the day
Using another blue filter app called s-Filter LITE and hoping my image retention problems finally go away. Set the opacity to 15% and the color to black. Started using the gray wallpaper again. Haven't seen it returned but it's only been like 8 hours.
The image retention gets really annoying when watching videos in full screen especially YouTube. It's weird because I actually didn't have the issue on my current G5 until ten months later when my previous G5 and V20 showed it after three.
My V20 actually never showed image retention after using a blue filter app but my current G5 did. I actually really love my G5. It's the two issues of image retention and the random overheating is why I no longer put it tops as my favorite. I also enjoy Android Pie more and Snapdragon 835 & 845 run much cooler over 820.
This is a very underrated smartphone especially one from 2016. It's probably a smartphone I will never sell because I still need that IR blaster. Every time I see Samsung brag about their wide-angle camera on their S10 in ads, I cringe knowing LG was the one who first brought it out for their G5. I hear the next iPhone will use wide-angle too.
The year of 2016 was the last time I felt LG was still unique by using removable batteries, matte backs, IR blaster, and headphone jack. Now LG is like everybody else. Bringing wide-angle was just gravy. Now all these other copycats brag they have wide-angle too. Never forget LG G5 was the first to offer it but everyone still bashes its failed modular design.