1. orangeman's Avatar
    I hope I received wrong information on this one. I stopped by an AT&T store today and happened to see an LG rep. My first question was about the module availability and he had a pained look on his face and said there is something in the interface that needs to create a switch to the module that won't work in the US phones. I've never spoken with any rep in my life so I don't know how much stock you can put it this information.

    But I know that I have seen them as being listed soon to go on sale in the UK and I know there hasn't been any whisper of it coming in the US, so I have to think that while "never" is a strong word, it could very well explain the delay we are seeing along with the total lack of US sale information or pricing.

    I hope this is wrong......or hope they fix it soon if it is true.....
    04-01-2016 06:31 PM
  2. vansmack's Avatar
    It won't work right now because it's not FCC approved.

    "The Hi-Fi Plus — well, we don't have availability details on that just yet. And, in fact, because it's not yet cleared for use by the FCC, it won't work in U.S. models of the G5 just yet. (It sounds great on the European phone we've been using, though, and it'll work when connected to a separate source.)"

    LG G5 unboxing: Bringing some 'Friends' along for the ride | Android Central
    04-01-2016 07:30 PM
  3. orangeman's Avatar
    It won't work right now because it's not FCC approved.

    "The Hi-Fi Plus — well, we don't have availability details on that just yet. And, in fact, because it's not yet cleared for use by the FCC, it won't work in U.S. models of the G5 just yet. (It sounds great on the European phone we've been using, though, and it'll work when connected to a separate source.)"

    LG G5 unboxing: Bringing some 'Friends' along for the ride | Android Central
    That's good to know.
    04-01-2016 07:31 PM
  4. mwake4goten's Avatar
    Yep another recent article here confirms the DAC won't be available for G5 for the foreseeable future in North America...considering the mixed reviews the G5 is getting this is another blow. As an audiophile I was willing to consider the G5 but now that's not available I'll wait for M10 or successor to V10...

    http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-h...bility-685502/
    clark.nguyen likes this.
    04-12-2016 12:36 AM
  5. orangeman's Avatar
    Sadly that rep I spoke to was correct. He really doubted that it would ever get released here.
    04-12-2016 01:09 AM
  6. thisisjason's Avatar
    So, the G5 only has one extra module available now? Oh the endless possibilities!

    If they had just built the DAC and Amp into the phone like the V10, this wouldn't have been an issue, cause the V10 made it here just fine. This modular concept is looking dumber by the day
    mwake4goten likes this.
    04-12-2016 08:53 AM
  7. tardus's Avatar
    Sad, the G5 has few "friends." I hope LG has a follow up soon with DAC built in, 5.5" display, audio jack on the bottom and volume/power buttons on the rear where they belong!
    GrooveRite likes this.
    04-12-2016 04:22 PM
  8. mattdamiz85's Avatar
    I feel sorry for the poor saps that purchased this phone. Just a matter of time til real issues start cropping up. Loose fitting modules or broken battery clips. (That plastic piece on the end of the removable battery) I really wanted to love this device but in the end I was fooling myself. Lol.

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    04-12-2016 04:31 PM
  9. kramer5150's Avatar
    Bummers... I wonder what aspect of it is not passing the FCC regs? The other 32 bit DAC phones are not having this problem.
    04-12-2016 04:44 PM
  10. orangeman's Avatar
    It has to be more than FCC. The rep never mentioned FCC at all, and consider the other countries that won't be getting it. They dont have FCC.

    What they attempted was very ambitious. Each piece has a manufacturing tolerance so when the metal edges match up and take into account distance from edge to clip, even it varies by the thickness of 1 or 2 human hairs, it's going to look horrible.
    04-12-2016 05:02 PM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I feel sorry for the poor saps that purchased this phone. Just a matter of time til real issues start cropping up. Loose fitting modules or broken battery clips. (That plastic piece on the end of the removable battery) I really wanted to love this device but in the end I was fooling myself. Lol.

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    I don't need your sympathy

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    vansmack likes this.
    04-13-2016 07:56 AM
  12. mattdamiz85's Avatar
    I don't need your sympathy

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    Thanks for letting me know.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-13-2016 09:46 AM

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