(Also posted on the Lg G5 SE page comments.)
Warning: I'm a consumer rights activist, and the 'SE' model of this phone has been slipped into the stores here in the UK with very little if any publicity. (I'm in the biz, so know.) My carrier (EE) and Carphone Warehouse try to sell you the G5 SE when you ask for a pure G5, yet the cash price in store is only £20 less and the contracts similar.
The lower power processor is a MAJOR issue. We all know that for smooth operation, gaming and decent smooth video, a good CPU is paramount.
When I give advice to friend and family, I say, you want a phone that is: Fast, has a daylight readable display and all day battery. I cannot speak for the 2nd two items, but the SE will not be as fast as the 5G. A compromise has been made to help LG move stock of the original G5, but save them money, so they have switched CPUs.
There is a difference between a genuine budget model of a phone and one that is only slightly tweaked so consumers don't realise. The SE lettering on the box is very small.
I think this very dishonest of LG and the carriers and today, I told EE and Carphone Warehouse to their faces and via their call centres that they need to stop doing this.
I'm going to order a pure G5 now as it's a great phone (had one before), the only downside being battery life and in my case before, screen was dull outside, but I think it was a one off.
Hope this advice is helpful! I will post this on the G5 page too.
Well Well Well....................... Nougat update for H860N model ..................amazing............
AnonD-342429, 01 Dec 2016How's the battery life? average as hardly i get 1 day battery life with mix usage ............. and while playing games lasted 4 hours for me..
Timbo, 02 Dec 2016Iam quite critical of the LG G5 got it from Virgin in April 2016 and developed a fault with a ... moreWould be manufacturing defect this LG G5 which i am using is now 2 months and no change in performance and now it getting Nougat update as well................... its my experince and i must say i started with LG KP500 then G PRO2 and G5 and G PRO 2 is now 3 years and going strong just changed due to newer model but my Mom uses it and she does not find it any difficulty using it.
Iam quite critical of the LG G5 got it from Virgin in April 2016 and developed a fault with a faulty sim card reader within 6 weeks.Find my old HTC One M8 far superior and the LG G5 somewhat has the boredom factor about it.I am looking to change to Samsung Galaxy S7.The LGs are not for me and would not have another.
AnonD-616104, 01 Dec 2016Xperia XZ doesn't have a removable battery which means it'll only last about 2-3 years dependi... moreA Sony smartphone normally lasts 4 years without a problem, But today's people always wanna change their phones after two three years and go for a latest phone. Lot's of companies aware of this truth and produce non removable phones to achieve water resistance and solid build quality. But I admire LG stick with producing phones integrated removable batteries.
AnonD-342429, 01 Dec 2016How's the battery life? Battery life is very good IMO. After about 5 hours of browsing, texting and watching videos, I'm down to around 50%. And when the battery starts getting old after a few years, just swap in a spare for a fresh, long-lasting battery ;)
AnonD-608546, 01 Dec 2016Xperia XZ is better over G5, Specially solid monolith design and Alcalido back plate gives awe... moreXperia XZ doesn't have a removable battery which means it'll only last about 2-3 years depending on usage. Not good for anyone who wants to get their money's worth out of the device!
brost, 29 Nov 2016Guys help me to decide what phone I'm going to buy lg g5 or xperia xzXperia XZ is better over G5, Specially solid monolith design and Alcalido back plate gives awesome look and build quality.This is a design which can give a good fight to iphone 7 Camera is over my expectations and performance is outstanding.
AnonD-141155, 29 Nov 2016LG G5 over XZ ...............better display and resolution, updated to 7.1 (till now only US a... moreI can tell you this, I got fast charger out of the box in China and it gives fast charge 0% to 100% less than 80 minutes for Xperia XZ.
[deleted post]Around $500... But due to black Friday it dropped to $240
brost, 29 Nov 2016Guys help me to decide what phone I'm going to buy lg g5 or xperia xzI have g5 while my elder brother had xz for 2months.I love my g5 but talk about real life experience xz is better. It's up to you to decide.
brost, 29 Nov 2016Guys help me to decide what phone I'm going to buy lg g5 or xperia xzif you don't have the tendacy to drop your phone. LG G5. if not. XZ will do juuuust fine.