Screw glass and mirror finish. It looks cheap and prone to scratches. Most of them will be in a case anyway, so what is the damn point?
The screen better not grow. If you need a big screen, get a V20 or any other Phablet. I had to go from a V10 to G2 for about 6 months and cannot make a simple complaint about the screen size. Quite the opposite. 5 inches is the sweet spot between the readability and everyday use.
The phone better be water resistant, removable battery or not. It is definitely time. I am bummed out about the battery, but I not too much. Better having the option to swap if needed.
P.S. Samsung needs to stop ruining it for everyone else. They take all the shitty Apple ideas and reinforce them for all the dummies out there. There is absolutely no reason to get rid of the headphone jack. I have about 5 stereo headsets including some of the motorcycle headsets and i still use the headphone jack on the regular basis.
The battery gets old/bad before the rest of the phone, so manufacturers want you to buy a new expensive phone every 2 years and not just only replace the battery after 2 years!
If given a choice, I will always go with a replaceable battery. I never know when I will have to go all day and night without a charge, especially when travelling.
Savor , 08 Dec 2016Disappointed at LG for finally giving in to sealed batteries. But we will see if they return t... moreI agree, I loved the v10 an I'm loving the V20
The G5 I'm not disappointed with, nor am I impressed frankly
either way I've got both flag ships an I may be hanging on to them for a while. I have no interest in VR, just music playback an photography which each phone does well. But I also, do not want a "sealed in" battery, nor a glass backing.
I will admit the Black Pearl Galaxy S6 was a gorgeous phone, but I don't buy a phone to stare at the back of it... an not having a removable battery on my flagship is NOT a feature I'm willing to lose
Hermes1, 08 Dec 2016You must be a geek desperate for battery life all the time. Just face it! Unremovable battery ... moreI'm not the dudetails you were responding too but I'm a fan of removable batt too.
Not so bcause I care to carry extra batteries with me, but because I want to swap instead of charging. So when in home or the office, instead of putting my phobe to charge I merely swap my battery (and put the depleted one in the battery craddle), that way I have instant 100%.
No method other than this can give me that, even quick charging (so called) takes at least an hour. I was never out of juice when I needed my phone, before finding this method I often was (in the past). So yes, it is mightily useful even if you are not a geek carrying extra batteries with you.
SJM32, 08 Dec 2016"It's a major inconvenience to have to restart your phone merely to swap the battery." PAHA... moreNo in Middle East it rarely rains. In fact in most places of the world (where many people live) rain is an afterthought. Only in British Isles, North Western Europe it is a daily occurrence all year long...
Hermes1, 08 Dec 2016You must be a geek desperate for battery life all the time. Just face it! Unremovable battery ... moreI do carry removable battery in both phone and laptop. Bet your battery hasn't melted/blown yet, mine has.
Keep it REMOVABLE PLEASE!
Whole world uses these phones, places where there are no genuine service centers and unstable power, you can't send phone to center after every single battery failure. Not to mention the Note 7-like fate.
The only reason I was thinking of buying a LG phone was because of its removable battery!!! No removable battery i won't buy. During a day I'm changing 3 batteries, using GPS for navigation, keeping the screen on for following stocks market, playing games while not doing anything and ... Removable battery was the reason i bought my note 4 + extra battery kit. I'm worry the way market goes i won't be able to find any phone to replace it with my current phone. I hate carrying heavy power banks and a cable out from my pocket.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2016Nope. The battery degradation is very little, insignificant if you don't use it and store it p... moreYou must be a geek desperate for battery life all the time. Just face it! Unremovable battery is gonna stay for good. Look at all the latest laptop models. Do you see people carrying a removable laptop battery anymore? No, because its all fixed battery. Even electric cars dont have removable battery!
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2016What a nonsense and pathetic comment. With non-removable battery phones (in other words, plann... moreWhat a ridiculous comment. You can send them to the store for new battery installation. Why would you throw the whole thing away?
"The smartphone will feature a mix of metal and glass materials, closer to what Samsung is offering these days." I honestly hope LG becomes successful after this, people are stupid and like shiny glass and metal devices so it could be a game changer for them, worked for Samsung why not LG?
For me its not about swapping phones. I give my old phones to my parents or nieces and nephews. I typically buy a new battery for it too.
But now that its come to this i might as well just buy a cheap meizu or huawei phone and use it for a year, at least i get the latest version of Android every year
Tourettes Guy, 08 Dec 2016If that's the future, then there's no point of buying future flagship phones thenFor once I agree with you but wherever Apple and Samsung goes, the rest of the industry follows.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2016It seems LG will do the same horrible mistake as Samsung did with S6. LG will misunderstand th... moreUmm... Do your research maybe? App drawer (settings>home screen>home & app drawer), qslide (settings>display>home touch buttons) and manual video controls (settings>accessibility>vision) are all still there, as I have a g5 and use all these things on stock software. Multi-window is coming back with Nougat anyway.
Dovice, 08 Dec 2016NO!!! No glass LG, plastic and metal only please. The tempered glass back of my Nexus 4 shatte... moreThere is this new invention out called a "phone case". I don't know exactly how they work, but they seem to protect your phone from drops and such. ;)