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  1. SCXR's Avatar
    You can ask the same question about the S7 vs the S6, or the iPhone 6 vs the iPhone 6S. All of last year's flag ships were excellent. We're not going to see huge changes anymore. The 820 Snapdragon processor and fingerprint scanner make a big difference in the user experience to me. With the free 360 camera and extra battery I thought the G5 is a better value than the latest from Apple and Sammy. I had the G4 and think it's worth the price difference. The main question that matters is it worth the extra dollars to you?

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    04-08-2016 03:44 AM
  2. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    You can ask the same question about the S7 vs the S6, or the iPhone 6 vs the iPhone 6S. All of last year's flag ships were excellent. We're not going to see huge changes anymore. The 820 Snapdragon processor and fingerprint scanner make a big difference in the user experience to me. With the free 360 camera and extra battery I thought the G5 is a better value than the latest from Apple and Sammy. I had the G4 and think it's worth the price difference. The main question that matters is it worth the extra dollars to you?

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    You can get the 360 camera and battery with the G4 and use it as well?

    Look I agree with all of what you said. And I did mention that I feel the same way about the S7 and the S6.

    But I have kept my opinion out of it till now. But in my opinion the G5 isn't a upgrade at all.

    The screen is same.
    The UI in my opinion has gotten worse with the dated aesthetics of icons. I think the square flat icons were more modern. Because that's what modern graphics are all about. Simple and coherent.
    The battery life is the same. With the same option to replace it.
    The camera has an extra feature which is great but totally unnecessary for the average consumer.
    The phone is highly Under-designed. It either looks overdone or undone I can't figure what. The G4 had better aesthetics plus better screen to body ratio.

    The only thing LG included which was absent in the G4 is the fingerprint scanner. Which is welcomed change.

    Again. It's all subjective. And I know you don't care. And I know you all think I'm hating on LG. But I'm not. I love the G2 G3 G4 and the V10. I've used the G2 and the G4 myself. But as an LG fan and a fan of technology in general, the G5 is a half baked product.

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    04-08-2016 05:04 AM
  3. IBJammin's Avatar
    I like the new widgets in UX 5. I keep switching up launchers to see which is actually more intuitive over time instead of just bailing because of the app drawer scenario. UX 4.0 is OK as well nice to see them update it so it's not an exact copy if what was on the G3/G4.

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    04-08-2016 09:27 AM
  4. Vin's Avatar
    Good question. I wasn't sure and did some research. It looks like the Audi MMI system does in fact support AptX. There are a lot of forums with people with older versions of the MMI than mine with sound quality issues.

    Like you said, if the G4 had it as well, there stands to reason it also should have sounded good. One of these days I'll have to do a back to back comparison.

    Thanks for the help.
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    04-08-2016 10:25 AM
  5. rdt595's Avatar
    You can get the 360 camera and battery with the G4 and use it as well?

    Look I agree with all of what you said. And I did mention that I feel the same way about the S7 and the S6.

    But I have kept my opinion out of it till now. But in my opinion the G5 isn't a upgrade at all.

    The screen is same.
    The UI in my opinion has gotten worse with the dated aesthetics of icons. I think the square flat icons were more modern. Because that's what modern graphics are all about. Simple and coherent.
    The battery life is the same. With the same option to replace it.
    The camera has an extra feature which is great but totally unnecessary for the average consumer.
    The phone is highly Under-designed. It either looks overdone or undone I can't figure what. The G4 had better aesthetics plus better screen to body ratio.

    The only thing LG included which was absent in the G4 is the fingerprint scanner. Which is welcomed change.

    Again. It's all subjective. And I know you don't care. And I know you all think I'm hating on LG. But I'm not. I love the G2 G3 G4 and the V10. I've used the G2 and the G4 myself. But as an LG fan and a fan of technology in general, the G5 is a half baked product.

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    I agree with you here on all points.

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    04-08-2016 10:55 AM
  6. lorul2's Avatar
    I never really used a G4 (upgraded from a Nexus 4 so I was over due). I just find it interesting that no one mentioned USB 3.0, Fast Charging etc. I know they both have replaceable batteries but I'm sure the G5 can do it faster. How a bout the front facing 8 Meg selfie cam does the G4 have that too? How does the speaker sound I agree with some reviews it may be the best mono speaker on any flagship phone this year. BTW how much free stuff did you get when you bought the G4 just asking? An extra battery and a 360 CAM included with my purchase of a phone, I couldn't pass up that deal.

    Ultimately, I'm happy with my purchase! If I never get a module "GREAT", if I do get one "AWESOME" either way I am happy with the direction LG went with this phone now and in the future.
    You should be happy with whatever phone you choose.
    I'm not sure you need someone to convince you or you wanted the debate.
    04-08-2016 05:16 PM
  7. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    I never really used a G4 (upgraded from a Nexus 4 so I was over due). I just find it interesting that no one mentioned USB 3.0, Fast Charging etc. I know they both have replaceable batteries but I'm sure the G5 can do it faster. How a bout the front facing 8 Meg selfie cam does the G4 have that too? How does the speaker sound I agree with some reviews it may be the best mono speaker on any flagship phone this year. BTW how much free stuff did you get when you bought the G4 just asking? An extra battery and a 360 CAM included with my purchase of a phone, I couldn't pass up that deal.

    Ultimately, I'm happy with my purchase! If I never get a module "GREAT", if I do get one "AWESOME" either way I am happy with the direction LG went with this phone now and in the future.
    You should be happy with whatever phone you choose.
    I'm not sure you need someone to convince you or you wanted the debate.
    You're right. The fast charging feature is a plus for the G5. And so is the speaker. And the G5 might be a better phone than the G4.

    But the question I asked was in reference with today. What you're getting for your money, today!

    Money to quality ratio.

    If you don't care about money then it's fine. You might as well get all phones.

    And you have to understand that manufacturers do care about what their audiences think and have to say about their phones. And this is a forum which provides people just that opportunity. So? Yes. I was concerned and I wanted to create a dialogue in order to learn myself better the pros and cons of the two models.

    By now I have
    Front facing camera
    Finger print scanner
    Better speaker
    Overall speed

    And again. I'm not hating on LG. I'm just concerned about the product.

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    04-08-2016 05:38 PM
  8. ninjataint's Avatar
    Money to quality is pretty subjective. Basically, since most major phones these days are good, the value of upgrading is in what's important to you.

    I saw absolutely nothing in the G4 that made me want to upgrade from a G3, clearly some people did. Doesn't mean the G4 wasn't better, just not in a way that compelled me to buy it.

    Unless you hate the design, is hard to not say the G5 is better than a G4. So really, it's if the improvements are things that are important to you and at a scale that registers for you.
    04-08-2016 06:15 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I like the new widgets in UX 5. I keep switching up launchers to see which is actually more intuitive over time instead of just bailing because of the app drawer scenario. UX 4.0 is OK as well nice to see them update it so it's not an exact copy if what was on the G3/G4.

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    I sort of fine without the app drawer since you can sort the apps alphabetically past the main screen. I also swap to US 4.0 and its ok.... Just wondering what we lose by using 4.0

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    04-08-2016 08:11 PM
  10. rdt595's Avatar
    I never really used a G4 (upgraded from a Nexus 4 so I was over due). I just find it interesting that no one mentioned USB 3.0, Fast Charging etc. I know they both have replaceable batteries but I'm sure the G5 can do it faster. How a bout the front facing 8 Meg selfie cam does the G4 have that too? How does the speaker sound I agree with some reviews it may be the best mono speaker on any flagship phone this year. BTW how much free stuff did you get when you bought the G4 just asking? An extra battery and a 360 CAM included with my purchase of a phone, I couldn't pass up that deal.

    Ultimately, I'm happy with my purchase! If I never get a module "GREAT", if I do get one "AWESOME" either way I am happy with the direction LG went with this phone now and in the future.
    You should be happy with whatever phone you choose.
    I'm not sure you need someone to convince you or you wanted the debate.
    If you did your homework you would know that the G5 has the same 8mp front facing selfie cam from the G4. In fact it probably has the same speaker from the G4 but it sounds louder because it's down firing. The G4 speaker is VERY loud. For me I'd be losing screen size and multiple back choices and gaining larger bezels and a fingerprint scanner. Not worth it. But to each his own. If I set both of these phones next to each other and asked a non tech savvy person to pick the flagship phone, most would pick the G4. G5 just doesn't look the part.

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    04-08-2016 08:58 PM
  11. IBJammin's Avatar
    If I set both of these phones next to each other and asked a non tech savvy person to pick the flagship phone, most would pick the G4. G5 just doesn't look the part.

    NitroHD G2 G3 G4
    That's a fairly large assumption. In fact the reason everyone is moving towards metal bodies is because that's what people associate with premium. I'm actually with you I loved the curved leather back and miss it but the trend is towards metal unibody because that's where the marketing analysis suggests they need to be.

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    04-08-2016 09:16 PM
  12. SCXR's Avatar
    The G5 isn't an upgrade at all? Plain stupidity. Look at the performance difference between the Snapdragon 808 and 820. How anyone can say its not an upgrade isn't basing that on fact.

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    04-08-2016 09:19 PM
  13. rdt595's Avatar
    That's a fairly large assumption. In fact the reason everyone is moving towards metal bodies is because that's what people associate with premium. I'm actually with you I loved the curved leather back and miss it but the trend is towards metal unibody because that's where the marketing analysis suggests they need to be.

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    Yeah the people crying about "premium" metal are the ones slapping cheap plastic cases on it. And If you go into a store and handle this phone you can't tell it's metal. Feels and sounds more plastic than my G4 to me.
    I'm an LG fan and I hope the G5 is successful, and if it is, kudos to LG for taking a risk, but for me I'm not impressed.

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    04-08-2016 11:29 PM
  14. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    The G5 isn't an upgrade at all? Plain stupidity. Look at the performance difference between the Snapdragon 808 and 820. How anyone can say its not an upgrade isn't basing that on fact.

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    Nobody says that. Nobody said that. Read all the views before calling anyone stupid please thank you.

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    04-09-2016 12:53 AM
  15. IBJammin's Avatar
    Yeah the people crying about "premium" metal are the ones slapping cheap plastic cases on it.
    Yup. And it makes a lot of the arguments against the new material and fine construction moot at that point. The G4 was the first phone I really felt comfortable using without a case and this is a step backward in that regard.

    It was one of the things that made me worried about the S7E... So much glass and how do you effectively make a case for that shape? I love gorilla glass but one drop... What's the point of such pristine engineering with man made chips, nicks, scratches, or cracks.

    Invariably I always drop my phone on that one segment of parking lot that's made of 9H material.

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    04-09-2016 01:14 AM
  16. IBJammin's Avatar
    Just started reading the manual. First time I've heard of the RGB sensor in the camera array.

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    04-09-2016 02:16 AM
  17. SCXR's Avatar
    Nobody says that. Nobody said that. Read all the views before calling anyone stupid please thank you.

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    Actually, you did. "But I have kept my opinion out of it till now. But in my opinion the G5 isn't a upgrade at all."

    You misunderstood. I wasn't calling you stupid, just the idea that the G5 isn't a upgrade at all is a stupid statement. I go through a lot of phones and the G5 is as fast, smooth, and bug free as any of them, including the S7. It has a top of the line processor and 4 GB of RAM. The G4 doesn't. Do you know why people are willing to pay more for a Mustang GT vs the base Mustang? It's all about performance.
    04-09-2016 06:22 AM
  18. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    Actually, you did. "But I have kept my opinion out of it till now. But in my opinion the G5 isn't a upgrade at all."

    You misunderstood. I wasn't calling you stupid, just the idea that the G5 isn't a upgrade at all is a stupid statement. I go through a lot of phones and the G5 is as fast, smooth, and bug free as any of them, including the S7. It has a top of the line processor and 4 GB of RAM. The G4 doesn't. Do you know why people are willing to pay more for a Mustang GT vs the base Mustang? It's all about performance.
    You're right on that. But do read the other comments as well? That was my own subjective opinion. But objectively I've agreed to it being faster and many more things a number of times in this same thread.

    Again. I've said this before and I'll say it again. I'm taking price into account. And again, with the price you're paying for it the package you're getting doesn't seem to be on par with the rest of the industry.

    The "extra" features which LG provide should've been made part of the product itself. For example, if battery was a problem, they should've worked to making it last 2 days. Sony did it. Motorola did it. The iPhone 6 plus did it. S7 edge is going towards it. The solution could've been a part of the product whether you agree or disagree.

    The camera module; the most easy solution is what lumia and Sony did with their phones. A dedicated two stage button. It's been done before. And it was part of the product. Not an extra feature.

    Audio module. I mean come on. They could've put high definition audio inside the G5. V10 did it. Htc does it.

    If they did pack all of these features inside the phone, their design would've been much better. As well as this phone would've been THE best phone out there.

    It's good that they're trying something different. But to start thinking out of the box you need to know fully what's inside it first.

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    04-09-2016 06:45 AM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I don't care if a phone it's an upgrade or not really. Most of the high phones do the job rather well and its just a question of which you want and are willing to give up. Be happy with your choices regardless of what others think.

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    04-09-2016 08:16 AM
  20. SCXR's Avatar
    From a business perspective, they have to balance what features they add with making a profit. They're playing in a Sammy and Apple world and it's a brutal one. They probably won't make much profit on the G5 either unless their modules sale well. I don't think they will but I have to give them credit for trying something different. What they were doing wasn't working and that's with putting out an excellent G4 and V10.

    I go through a lot of phones. This year, I've had the LG V10, Galaxy S7, Nexus 6P and now the LG G5. I was surprised how nice this phone is. As I've said the performance is outstanding, the camera adds some nice features, and it's pretty easy to carry around. I don't understand why it's getting so much bad press.
    04-09-2016 01:08 PM
  21. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I don't understand why it's getting so much bad press.
    Mostly because it's being aesthetically compared to other devices. I put my devices in cases so functionality is my main concern.
    04-10-2016 01:20 PM
  22. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    Mostly because it's being aesthetically compared to other devices. I put my devices in cases so functionality is my main concern.
    One thing that's really interesting and I've been seeing a lot in the reviews lately.

    This.

    The design of the LG is bad. I don't care I put my phones into cases and skins anyways.

    The UI isn't nice. I don't care I use Nova launcher or Google now launcher on my phone anyways.

    So if your phone needs to be covered externally AND internally, there MUST be something LG'S doing wrong.

    I've seen many people making this argument. And honestly, with the price you're paying you shouldn't have to do this.

    Any thing that's left of it after covering up the hardware and the software is the removable battery feature and the cameras. If you want to pay $600 above for those two features then I can't say anything. I mean the camera is worth it. I think it's the best one out there right now. But for everything else... I don't know.

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    04-10-2016 02:45 PM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    One thing that's really interesting and I've been seeing a lot in the reviews lately.

    This.

    The design of the LG is bad. I don't care I put my phones into cases and skins anyways.

    The UI isn't nice. I don't care I use Nova launcher or Google now launcher on my phone anyways.

    So if your phone needs to be covered externally AND internally, there MUST be something LG'S doing wrong.

    I've seen many people making this argument. And honestly, with the price you're paying you shouldn't have to do this.

    Any thing that's left of it after covering up the hardware and the software is the removable battery feature and the cameras. If you want to pay $600 above for those two features then I can't say anything. I mean the camera is worth it. I think it's the best one out there right now. But for everything else... I don't know.

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    I would not use S7 edge or most of the current high phones without a case either. My last phone the droid maxx went without a case and is s in perfect shape however that phone was built to take some punishment. Dropped it several times and never a problem.

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    04-10-2016 03:21 PM
  24. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    I would not use S7 edge or most of the current high phones without a case either. My last phone the droid maxx went without a case and is s in perfect shape however that phone was built to take some punishment. Dropped it several times and never a problem.

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    I wouldn't either. But you would put the case on it for grip and function. Not to cover up the design.

    Having said that I think from the durability point of view the LG G5 isn't a sturdy phone. Very susceptible to scratches and paint damage. So you have to cover it up either way.

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  25. ninjataint's Avatar
    One thing that's really interesting and I've been seeing a lot in the reviews lately.

    This.

    The design of the LG is bad. I don't care I put my phones into cases and skins anyways.

    The UI isn't nice. I don't care I use Nova launcher or Google now launcher on my phone anyways.

    So if your phone needs to be covered externally AND internally, there MUST be something LG'S doing wrong.

    I've seen many people making this argument. And honestly, with the price you're paying you shouldn't have to do this.

    Any thing that's left of it after covering up the hardware and the software is the removable battery feature and the cameras. If you want to pay $600 above for those two features then I can't say anything. I mean the camera is worth it. I think it's the best one out there right now. But for everything else... I don't know.

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    Some people like the design or how it feels on hand. Some people, hold onto something here, are not particularly moved by Samsung or Apples designs.

    I actually like the exterior finish feel, I like the groove that lets me pick it up off the table and I've become fond of the robot face of a camera setup. That last part gives it a bit of character.

    I don't have a gap or any noticeable backlight bleed. Did not run any tests for bleed but i haven't noticed it in the week i have had it, so pretty sure i won't going forward.

    Software thing, wouldn't bother me because part of the fun of android is customizing. Still, you can just switch to the previous LG home. So taking that into account, you have 3 options from LG.

    That doesn't mean a lot to someone else though since most of it is subjective.

    Really though, you can take this pretty far...my G3 had no issues and fully updated Android...so is that the even cheaper phone people should buy?
    04-10-2016 04:16 PM
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