Romanus98, 07 Jun 2017G6 100% :) Main camera is beast and wide is superb :P Already bought it :P
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2017"who have to go online and write good things about it to try to validate their purchase and re... moreI read your comment and just think "blah blah blah blah".
If the G5 is so great then why wasn't it successful? LG mobile actually blames the G5 for their Q3 and Q4 losses last year. You say it's got this and this and this but most people still didn't want one, and today you can get them super cheap and most people still don't want one. Why is that? Something must be wrong with the phone because the sales show that.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2017The only people who like the G5 are G5 owners who have to go online and write good things abou... more"who have to go online and write good things about it to try to validate their purchase and reaffirm themselves that they made the right choice"
That's exactly what Samsung and iPhone owners do! LG G5 owners are telling the facts about G5, they are not the ones who "validate their purchase" and "reaffirm themselves".
Because it's a fact that still LG G5 is the best cameraphone and best smartphone overall.
Best cameraphone, because last year the GSMArena's camera shootout and blind test proves that G5 has better camera than S7 (but not by much). And S8 has the same camera as S7 (but with better processing). And don't forget that G6 has worse camera than G5. G6 has lower resolution and smaller sensor comared to G5 (in the G6's case the reduction in resolution doesn't bring any benefit, because it has the same pixel size).
Best smartphone overall, because G5 (and V20 which isn't available in Europe) is the only one smartphone in the world that has removable battery with at least Snapdragon 820 SoC. And it's the last smartphone in the world that has all these features: removable battery, IR blaster, FM Radio, 3.5mm jack, non-glass body, flat screen, Micro SD card slot. (Unfortunately the future phones don't/won't have these features.) LG ruined everything with the G6.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2017People should compare G6 to G5.
G5 is the better phone and despite of it's better, it has muc... moreThe only people who like the G5 are G5 owners who have to go online and write good things about it to try to validate their purchase and reaffirm themselves that they made the right choice. In reality everyone knows the G5 was a flop; bad build with gaps, super ugly design, expensive "friends" (later given for free to move units) and even a smaller battery than G4 and I don't think it got a single good review.
Nobody buys a G5 because they actually want a G5, they bought it 100% because it represents excellent value for money and nothing else. But I suppose it gets the job done.
Don't complain if your G5 doesn't get updates anymore because LG lost money on the G5 they are for sure not going to support it much longer. (Remember the G Flex 2?)
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2017Why are people comparing this to an s8? The s8 unlocked in the open market is signifantly mor... morePeople should compare G6 to G5.
G5 is the better phone and despite of it's better, it has much lower price!
Yesterday i buy tht one ..its going fine until now. Beautiful device...
I bought G6. I am well satisfied with the features. I am little confused about dual sim any setting has to be done to use both the sims at the same time. When I click 2nd sim its appear 'emergency calls only'. Why is tat?
A warning to anyone thinking of buying the LG G6 and V20... The glass covering the rear cameras has a design fault and just randomly shatters!!.. After some research it is a known issue. The rep at Fido here in Canada said she has already had a few other customer return theirs, as well as the instore model suffering from the same fate. I've only had the phone a few weeks and now have to wait whilst it's sent away for repairs!
Viczx, 07 Jun 2017Should I buy G6 or Zenfone 3 Zoom for primary photography?G6 100% :) Main camera is beast and wide is superb :P
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2017Do you use your phone primarily outdoors? 70%+ is a bit excessive for most indoor/low glare s... moreI didn't buy the G6 because I felt the in-store demo models screens were too dim, maybe the retail versions are different but I don't they would be. Sure at 100% they're great and very bright but turn it down to 50% and it's so dim it really takes away from the experience, I find I actually had to set it to 80%+ for it to be acceptable to me. I like to set my screen brightness to a level where I can look at my screen and think "bright" instead of "dim". When we look at a screen (tv, pc monitor, etc...) in normal lighting we want it to be bright and nobody really likes a dim screen and anyone setting their screen at 35% is clearly making a user experience sacrifice for battery life. Sounds like they bought the wrong phone but probably don't want to admit it.
It's disappointing because on my old phone (LG G4) I could set the screen to 55% and that was the threshold where it still looked bright and not dim (55% was actually the preset level when it came new out of the box). The demo V20 (beside the G6) exhibited a similar brightness as the G6, seemed noticeably dim once you go below 80%.
I'm not alone if you google it there's also a thread on other websites about people suggesting the G6's screen is dim on everything except the highest settings. It's quite misleading, thankfully when I play with a demo model of any phone in a store the first thing I do is play around with the brightness slider.
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2017Nothing to brag about with screen brightness set @ 35% as pretty much every phone will have go... moreDo you use your phone primarily outdoors? 70%+ is a bit excessive for most indoor/low glare scenarios. So of course you're gonna get bad battery life on many differing devices, blasting the screen out all the time...so in the end your point goes nowhere...its basically:
Oh yes you'll get good battery life if your battery efficient with your device...try NOT being battery efficient, then it will be worse.
pavankona, 06 Jun 2017I bought G6 10 days back. Normally I leave the phone on charging overnight (in case of my Mi M... moreNothing to brag about with screen brightness set @ 35% as pretty much every phone will have good to great battery at such low brightness.
Try screen set to 70%+ and it will be a different story.
I bought G6 10 days back. Normally I leave the phone on charging overnight (in case of my Mi Max), but with G6 as it supports fast charging and relatively smaller battery, I put it on charging in the morning around 7 AM and it is 100% within 40-50 mins (from say 30% to 100%).
With moderate use, say checking mails, facebook and 2-3 hours of hi res music from phone storage, I return home with some 70% battery left. By no means it is bad in terms of battery backup. Mobile data (4G LTE) is on through out the day. But I make sure that GPS is off when not needed and brightness is at around 35%. Double tap to wake up / lock is switched on (which consumes some battery). Overall decent enough.
I bought the phone, my objective view is $500 is about the right price for this phone, I wouldn't pay more than that. Keep in mind I am somewhat an LG fan, I had the 2, 3 and V10.
-'Phone idle' battery drain with Android 7 is atrocious, 10% drain overnight with airplane mode on and bloatwares disabled. This needs to be fixed on the next update, which is slow coming. If they don't fix this on the next update, I'm selling the phone.
-The LCD screen is pretty average for 2017, it's sharp for sure, but not the best in color reproduction. iPhone screen is clearly better.
-Camera is average. Everyone knows LG uses an older sensor that doesn't have the largest pixel size so it suffers in low light condition, both front and rear. The problem isn't the quality of the camera, it's the performance in low light making it subpar half of the time.
-Performance is pretty average, I know certain tricks to make the phone feel more responsive, but I thought a SD821 would be faster than this. The software does drags it down more than it needs to be. I can bet the Pixel with SD821 feels a lot faster.
For me it's a solid phone for a solid price. I appreciate wireless charging, water resistant and a flat screen. Nothing about it stand out except the wide screen which is very nice. I do think the Galaxy S8 have the 'edge' on it, but I do not tolerate curved screen phone so I will probably never buy Samsung phones again because I assume all Galaxy phones in the future will have curved screen.