It's use to be good, but I have enough of waiting for a update to Oreo. Have a camera that doesn't focus and battery is going down fast. For sure, my next phone is not a LG.
I'm going to Sony. As of late, I've been loving my Sony PS4 slim more and more since getting Shenmue HD Collection. Only bad Sony product I ever used was the first Sony PS1 1001 model that I had to turn upside down to read discs. The 9001 model, PS2 5001, PSP 1001, PS Vita slim, and PS4 slim have all worked beautifully.
LG is a mess. No wonder the G5 flopped. This is my second G5 and only got it less than a year ago. Already giving me problems. I still prefer it over my V20 because the UI is smoother and it's smaller. But it looks to me I may never use the G5 again as my daily driver. It's strange how good it is with tethering (screen off) but SOT is gawd awful. If I typed this message for 5 minutes, I'd lose 3% already.
Removable batteries is also kinda overrated. After two years, you will end up with Chinese third-party brands that are mostly crap. My Xiaomi Mi 3 with the original SEALED battery has better battery life than my G5 with SOT and that's over 4-years-old! Surprisingly hasn't swelled up yet. While LG removable batteries become crap after only a year!
This G5 is falling off for me among my favorites. It used to be #1. Has fallen to #3 and could go down further.
I updated my apps and for the last few days, I'm getting severe battery drain. If I stream YouTube, I lose 1% every two min. I started using the spare battery I never used and the problem still occurs. Then I did safe mode and streaming was back to the normal 1% every 4-5 minutes. I could have a rogue app. I hate having to restore it all again but I just might. I also thought sFilter stopped the ghosting and it returned twice the last 24 hours.
Went back using a plain black wallpaper. Becoming worse and worse. My V20 has held up better with battery and I updated the apps the same day. No ghosting returned either although it has a near plain black wallpaper already. It does LAG more while G5 drains faster. I obviously will still keep both around as I use them to control my Samsung TV every day.
It seems my iPhone SE is moving up from #4 to #2. And I can't stand iOS but hardware-wise, the iPhone is just more reliable than LG. Battery life is still excellent and it's older. Going to swap it for a new one before the year ends. Problem is I could never use iPhone as a daily driver. Such a reliable device but the software lacks things I need like a great call block app and torrent apps. LG just doesn't seem reliable for either hardware and software. Would never get a Samsung though.
Going Sony or OnePlus next.
I just receive an update (1.7GB including Android upgrade maybe oreo...) model G5 F700L (Korean variant).
This is a very UNPOPULAR opinions but the LG G5 and Essential Phone (which both flopped and panned by critics) are two if my favorite smartphones ever.
LG G5 has the best all-around hardware for me. Even moreso than my V20 which is technically a little better. I just prefer the size more and it rarely gets hot like the V20 does often. While Essential Phone with Android Pie is the best software experience I ever had. Its as if Matias Duarte put webOS on Android.
1. LG G5
2. Essential Phone
3. Apple iPhone SE
4. LG V20
5. Xiaomi Mi 3
All four are all great and it's almost difficult for me to separate them. But gut feeling tells me I enjoy G5 and Essential PH-1 the most. I've owned the first iPhone Nexus, Pixel, and only Essential ever. I've owned the HTC One M7, Galaxy Note 3, S7 edge, and several more. I like the underrated, underdog phones.
LG G5 and Essential PH-1 are like the Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo GameCube of smartphones.
hey i'm using the lg g5 fr about 50 day and what can i say is that the design suck and the battrey suck and the main camera isn't that good but the wide angle is good but guys the prefomance is so good i can run all the playstore games perfectly and it won't slow at all
i got the phone without origina accesory for about 150 dollar and i'm satisfied
LIRKER, 26 Aug 2018Screen retention/persistance or any kind of burn-in alike is pretty sounds normal problems on ... moreJust use sFillter app. I don't see any more ghosting. Went back using a gray wallpaper and never saw it after a month. You can google search the right settings for the app. I found it in one of the comments from the V20 page on this site. I had problems for both my units and never saw it again for either. I even use NightShift app for scheduling since blue light is unhealthy in the dark. Never seen image retention ever again.
Irfan, 25 Aug 2018Very Good Phone... Except for Screen Retention.. It's Worst on This.Screen retention/persistance or any kind of burn-in alike is pretty sounds normal problems on LG G5. For those who have this problems, I suggest to turn off your G5 and leave it for a few days, so you won't available with your phone for a couple days. It's not 100% effective but it's worth to give it a shot. If it does, it may not eliminate the problems permanently, but it may for a long run.
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2018Of the LG G5 or Nokia 7 plus which is better? Focus: Camera Screen quality Audio Dont buy Nokia for camera, go for Nikon D70, its focus is best and camera quality is world class.
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2018Of the LG G5 or Nokia 7 plus which is better? Focus: Camera Screen quality Audio The main camera on G5 is very good and should be better than N7+. Plus, I'm pretty sure you'll appreciate wider-angle camera rather than telephoto lens. G5 has QHD compared to FHD on N7+ so better, sharper goes to G5. I've never used N7+ but I used my little sister G5 just bought few days ago for music playback, no complaints at all. Just good and practically no distortion but decent on volume clarity (when using any headphones or external amplifier). Loudspeaker is good, sounds bassy and pretty loud.
Of the LG G5 or Nokia 7 plus which is better?
sprung, 21 Aug 2018This is for a Rogers LG G5, model LG-H831 in Canada. Pros - great camera, love the wide angle... moreI use sFilter PRO and the image retention never returned for BOTH my LG G5 and V20. I can now use that gray wallpaper that matches nicely with my silver G5.
Both 2016 LG flagships which were the last flagships to offer removable battery are two of my favorite smartphones of all-time. Even if I never use them again as my main phones, I can use both as my TV remote for many more years...
This is for a Rogers LG G5, model LG-H831 in Canada. Pros - great camera, love the wide angle lens. IR blaster , great for changing TVs in bars/clubs/etc. Removable battery. Nice to have option for swapping it out.
Cons - Mine developed burn-in fairly quickly . Getting it replaced under warranty with Rogers. Short battery life. Doesn't last nearly as long as other phones that I've had in the past. Still stuck on Android Nougat. Oreo not slated to arrived until October if at all. FM radio not activated on this model.
LIRKER, 18 Aug 2018Does anyone here use T-Mobile H830 version? Any news about Oreo update?you can try custom rom 😉😉
Does anyone here use T-Mobile H830 version? Any news about Oreo update?
Pepe, 16 Aug 2018My g5 died in the swimming pool so I've bought the g7 TinQ. I prefer my old G5 for the reas... morein day light because at night if we use manual mode g4,g5 ,v10 and v20 has a better sensor
My g5 died in the swimming pool so I've bought the g7 TinQ.
I prefer my old G5 for the reasons below:
- Wider camera
- Removable battery
- Size. G7 is too long and falls from my pocket.
- And a very important one to me: HDMI output
G7 over the G5:
- Better screen
- Water proof
- Sighltly better performance.
There is not a big difference in performance.
Camera in the g7 is better, but on the g5 you can install Google Cam Mod, and in can't find any mod working on the g7.
In my opinion is not worth update from the G5 to the G7