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
I bought G5 for birthday gift to my little sister since she doesn't like bigger phone (I want to buy for her G6 but 5.7 is pretty big), better camera (looks on some camera reviews that G5 has better camera than G6) and she really loves it. By the way, comparing the G5 with my S7 edge and pretty agree that G5 has better camera (comparing 16MP on G5 to 12MP on S7 edge).
Susetyo, 13 Aug 2018Can i just using wifi to update it ?Only if your phone is non Verizon, if you have the version VS987 it means it's a Verizon model and you can only update via WiFi if you have an active Verizon 4G sim card, if you don't have an active verizon sim card, you can only update via PC in the instructions i gave bellow in the comments.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2018I bought my phone 1 week ago, and one thing annoys me is it suffered ghosting or some kind of ... moreI have same problem to. Then i Install the screen burn in tool app on play store. It's not a permanent repair but it work's well
Amazing phone. My one is lg g5 h830 i.e. t-mobile version. Its been 2 years I bought it. It is still strong and powerful. The only issue which is quite annoying to me is overheating. Easily increases to 38-40C from 30-33C. Other than that everything in one word is spectacular. Antutu benchmark score of the phone is 150000. I am really impressed.
Susetyo, 09 Aug 2018Can you update the software version of the lflg g5 verizon without using a verizon sim card ? ... moreYou don't need a Verizon Sim to update, you need to run the Verizon upgrade assistant, that software is your own phone, connect the phone to the PC and the phone's USB options choose "Software installation" mode and then a window will open in your PC and will appear a VZW_software exe file...
Install it and then disconnect your phone and connect again this time choose USB mode File transfer and then in your computer, look for the VZW Software upgrade assistant in the right side of the taskbar and look for a white rectangular bar icon, that's the VZW Software, double click and just follow the instructions.
Can you update the software version of the lflg g5 verizon without using a verizon sim card ? I'm trying to use lg bridge to update it but the lg bridge always says can't connect to the device
paco2x, 03 Aug 2018Probably you won't see any bootloop on the G5... but, there are others issues on this phone li... morewell it is fine but far from perfect LCD ghosting+ bleeding and annoying Wi-Fi reception some time is behaves fast others really slow but I found that is a 7.0 issue with lg because after struggling taking it back to MM I realized 2 things performance was better overall and Wi-Fi as well but contrast calibration was terrible and screen issues and x2
Upsi, 05 Aug 2018Wait for google pixel 3At least this phone actually has a headphone jack
Upsi, 05 Aug 2018Wait for google pixel 3But the pricing is the same ya?..cause kinda tight on money
Dimz, 05 Aug 2018I've been using the g5 now for almost 2 years...its not been bad but its not been amazing also... more1. You should factory reset the phone at least once a year
2. 2 yrs with the same battery what were u expecting?
I've been using the g5 now for almost 2 years...its not been bad but its not been amazing also...it started to lag now and its becoming really annoying...camera is quite decent but the battery life is just horrible right now...I cant go through 2 hours of usage...should I move on and go ahead with the oneplus 6?
Bhatti786, 30 Jul 2018Is it good deal of LG G5 (korean model) for 100$ used but in 10/10 condition? is there any bo... moreProbably you won't see any bootloop on the G5... but, there are others issues on this phone like: GPS malfunction, LCD ghosting, the camera won't focus, battery compartment mechanism will fail, very poor battery life and perhaps poor WiFi - mobile signal.
having issues with G5 whereby the left part of my screen lags badly when am navigating on youtube or even on camera mode. tried to reset my phone but in vain. e.g, when i scroll on any video which is playing and check the comments, only the right part of my screen scroll but the left part get stuck. can anyone know what needs to be done?