Got mine for £290 off eBay. Brand new, sealed box, unwanted upgrade. Can't fault it. I think it looks good, I don't use a case or anything. Had a note 4 before so its got some big boots to fill. Batterys better than I thought it would be and the screen isn't as dim as I expected.
I miss touchwiz though. I miss the extra features it offered. I find the LG UI a bit simplistic but still very pleased with my purchase. Put a 128gb sd card in so got loads of space for my music and porn collection.
thaied, 18 Jul 2016great phone but support is not there . Web site does not show the LGH860 usb drivers. Not e... moreJust visit the LG website and download the LG PC suite.Better still just visit the LG service center with your laptop,they will install it for Free.
thaied, 18 Jul 2016great phone but support is not there . Web site does not show the LGH860 usb drivers.
Not e... moreI never had connecting my G5 to my Win10 PC. Just connected and it started downloading the drivers.
As soon as you plugin Mobile will also popup a message that it is in changing mode connected. TAP to change and select File Tansfer on Mobile.
great phone but support is not there . Web site does not show the LGH860 usb drivers.
Not even have this new model listed. loading the 850 usb driver gives errors so no way to see your phone on a pc. .
Support questions on the web site go for over a week without replies. !
can't get the cam plus working. buttons have no effect. NO replies from LG.com web site nor any facebook site. How can this new super phone not have any support or replies to queries. ?
Dovice, 17 Jul 2016Quick review after a week: (Have put G5 in a tough grippy £10 case with a kickstand, no... moreI have the G5 since one month now, and i must say i totally agree with your review. It's the most comprehensive realistic review.
Quick review after a week:
(Have put G5 in a tough grippy £10 case with a kickstand, now not as slippery so harder to drop!)
Very fast, no lag
Very good auto focus on camera
Wide angle mode on camera is excellent although you get fish eye effect at edges, hopefully LG or Adobe release a fix?
Screen offers realistic colours but is not as bright outdoors as my previous phones (Note 4, Moto X 2nd gen etc)
So so battery life so I keep charger in bag.
USB-C is great as is fast charging.
Camera photos are sharp but look like those from a Sony camera, a bit mushy on closeup. Prefer Samsung images TBH!
Manual camera controls very flexible.
Ability to add controls (such as notifications panel toggle) to main nav strip is v useful. Unique to LG.
Fingerprint login is great.
Miss rear volume controls of my G3 but I guess that is to avoid accidental activation fingerprint login? (Only requires a touch)
FM Radio a nice bonus, didnt know G5 had one!
Not tried 4K video yet.
Call quality much improved since LG software update.
Signal reception way better than my last few phones. For a metal phone, v clever.
No crashes etc yet.
Have inserted a 64GB microSD card for extra memory if travelling away from connectivity for cloud upload of photos etc.
Not a very pretty phone and I doubt I will use Friends modules. Case it if you don't like design, like I have.
Miss wireless charging, had a wireless back on Note 4, and had a G3 once too.
Am waiting for Note 7, but if I can work out how to improve camera images may keep G5.
G5 is starting to fall to £400 here in UK (Vodafone & online) so is now very good value for such a well specified 32GB device!
Hope that is useful.
It is normal design phone when I see it on photos. Now I have it.But it is really beautiful design phone. It design better than galaxy s7(not s7 edge). S7's beauty is that edge screen only.
need advice, want to buy g5 but what's with overheating issues that somebody mentioned here and with signal loss and hanging up in the middle of the call? i have that troubles with lenovo so don't want the same thing again...thank you
Nice phone. Totally pleased with it. I had a deal impossible to refuse when deciding which phone to get, but turned out to be very happy with the thing. No regrets whatsoever. Waiting for Rolling Bot now.
Pelacur, 15 Jul 2016Totaly big disappointment G5 should keep the power volume rocker at back that is Lg trademark!... moreAgreed but it would make the back to filled up because of dual camera and volume rockers
thaied, 15 Jul 2016stores tell me this battery in cam plus is only for camera. zoom. not to be used for phone.
... moreWell, the Cam plus can charge the phone while having in in "sleep mode". The cam plus also have speaker built in, and can be charged alone without having the module on the phone.
This phone is literally a piece of shit. I got the phone bc of the reviews and rating but I feel like maybe I just got a bad phone? MY LG G5 IS GARBAGE! I've had the phone less than 30 days and I upgraded from the G4 to the G5. In 16 days my phone has reset itself, the fingerprint scanner on the back doesn't work. I no longer have the ability to lock my phone. It hangs up phone calls. I don't have the ability to multi-task without it restarting itself and then when I try to restart it myself it won't come back on. Highly recommend not getting this phone. I contacted verizon about possibly getting my G4 back & they said I had a 14 day limit and of course I called them 2 days too late. At the end of this contract, I don't know if I will be renewing with Verizon unless they can fix this.
Really like the features the phone has, but it loses signal and drops calls ALOT. Previously had a blackberry that dropped maybe 2 calls in 2 years. This LG phone loses signal twice per call it seems. Very irritating
But if LG G5 could have 2 dedicated SIM slots and 1 dedicated slot for memory card and Battery would have been 4000, it would be popular hit..I hope in coming phone they would accommodate all above features to satisfy customers..
Totaly big disappointment G5 should keep the power volume rocker at back that is Lg trademark!
Hope they keep it for g6