05-23-2016 10:27 AM
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  1. MamaBear2014's Avatar
    I kind of started this in another thread, but will briefly recap here. The Galaxy S5 was my first "smart phone" two years ago. Since then, I'd been through three of them because of people telling me, in phone calls that they couldn't hear me, I sounded far away, or I sounded like I was in a tunnel. But testing eventually revealed that this was an outgoing audio problem, apparently with the model, and that using the voice recorder app produced clear and crisp recordings. So about 2 weeks ago, Verizon facilitated replacing the blankety blank S5 ( I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER SAMSUNG PHONE! ) with the LG G5.

    So far:

    Pros:
    + I'm happy with the outgoing audio quality on calls with my clients. None of the above complaints anymore!
    + I'm happy with the new screen keyboard, in which the buttons are maybe 2.5 times the size of the little tiny ones on the S5< AND I no longer have to retype almost everything. Now, actually, I rarely have to retype anything.

    Cons:

    - The automatic screen brightness setting is terribly dim in all lighting situations - so dim as to be unusable. I had to turn it off and set the phone to around 87%. Can this be fixed in software upgrades, by LG?

    - Touch tap sensitivity is sometimes ok, but other times very frustrating and I see no setting for increasing it. There have been times when we went to double tap the screen and had to keep tapping and tapping, while eventually slipping into foul language at the phone. Is this because of Denver's dry climate and dry fingers? Did I miss the setting somewhere?

    - I went to answer a phone call ( this happened twice this past week. ) and discovered that just tapping the circular answer button would not work ( lost a couple of calls ). Later discovered that I had to tap and drag, to answer calls, but the symbol had no arrows emanating from it, so who knew?

    The phone also seems a little heavier, apparently because of a higher capacity battery? It lasts longer after taking it off the charger. And that brings up another con:

    - No wireless charging for this phone? As a former electronics R&D technician, I'm baffled by that. WHY? With the detachable bottom, I'd think it would be begging to be designed for a wireless charger. But to take a lesson from the S5, PUT A REGULATOR ON THE OUTPUT! I had a Qi wireless charger for the S5 and it didn't have regulation and wound up destroying a battery, then after changing the battery, I had to only charge it in the mornings before leaving, and not leave it on the charger.

    But overall, "I want to believe". I want to like this phone, but have mixed feelings so far and want to know if these negatives can be corrected after release, because I have this phone now, and there's no going back. I have to pay for it, for 2 years, and wish I could sue Samsung for the S5 that wasted maybe $700 of my money!

    I'll see if I can update this post, depending on interest, and what else develops.

    Tired Of Manufacturers Releasing Half Baked $700 Phones
    In Denver
    MamaBear2014
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    05-07-2016 09:55 PM
  2. JanuarJaguar's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing your impressions regarding the device.

    It's more than sure, LG will release future software updates, which will cure some quirks (but, possibly bring new ones, too).

    As for quality control, sad but true, mass production has this drawback, by slipping out faulty devices.

    Hope you'll enjoy your device for a long time.
    MamaBear2014 likes this.
    05-08-2016 11:48 AM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing your impressions regarding the device.

    It's more than sure, LG will release future software updates, which will cure some quirks (but, possibly bring new ones, too).

    As for quality control, sad but true, mass production has this drawback, by slipping out faulty devices.

    Hope you'll enjoy your device for a long time.
    Agreed....they need to fix obvious problems before release and LG is not alone. There are a lot of QA and QC issues with the HTC 10

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    05-08-2016 11:52 AM
  4. JanuarJaguar's Avatar
    Agreed....they need to fix obvious problems before release and LG is not alone. There are a lot of QA and QC issues with the HTC 10

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    Sorry for asking this (since I'm out of the HTC fan base page), which devices are you using at the moment (owning both LG and HTC)?

    Thanks.
    05-08-2016 11:54 AM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Sorry for asking this (since I'm out of the HTC fan base page), which devices are you using at the moment (owning both LG and HTC)?

    Thanks.
    I'm using the LG G5. Wanted to get the HTC 10, however I'm going to wait and see based on what I hear in the forums. Also, to be honest, I took a look at one in person and I'm sort of lukewarm on the HTC. I think I need to take a second look at it.

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    JanuarJaguar likes this.
    05-08-2016 12:06 PM
  6. JanuarJaguar's Avatar
    I'm using the LG G5. Wanted to get the HTC 10, however I'm going to wait and see based on what I hear in the forums. Also, to be honest, I took a look at one in person and I'm sort of lukewarm on the HTC. I think I need to take a second look at it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I see, thanks.
    I'm also not in a hurry (owning an iPhone 5S), but it's always great to hear the good, also the bad impressions from the real users.

    Good luck with your device, it doesn't matter which manufacturer's, as long as you enjoy it.
    05-08-2016 12:15 PM
  7. tabberkev's Avatar
    - I went to answer a phone call ( this happened twice this past week. ) and discovered that just tapping the circular answer button would not work ( lost a couple of calls ). Later discovered that I had to tap and drag, to answer calls, but the symbol had no arrows emanating from it, so who knew?
    That strange, mine has text saying "Drag a circle in any direction" above them, then when you are holding down it changes to something slightly different like "Drag to outside of circle". Unless they added that in an update that I have and you don't. If it was an update, good to see they must be listening. I guess its so you cant answer a call by accident.

    My screen brightness is the opposite to yours, I find on auto it is sometimes too bright when I am outside. When I go in to setting, it has set the brightness to 100% !!! So I turn it down, then it seems to stay there. Occasionally I then have to turn it back up again as it goes too dark when I'm inside. The auto brightness does look like it needs a little tweaking still.
    05-09-2016 12:21 PM
  8. MamaBear2014's Avatar
    I'm barely able to use this site right now, even to read posts. There's all kinds of ad loading from other sites and they're dragging down my browser and locking it up, so nothing works here.
    05-09-2016 02:33 PM
  9. JanuarJaguar's Avatar
    I'm barely able to use this site right now, even to read posts. There's all kinds of ad loading from other sites and they're dragging down my browser and locking it up, so nothing works here.
    Try the TapaTalk application, it does its job nicely, you'll also get instant notifications to your quoted posts, replies, direct messages.

    Or maybe there are better ones, too.
    05-10-2016 12:34 AM
  10. MamaBear2014's Avatar
    Try the TapaTalk application, it does its job nicely, you'll also get instant notifications to your quoted posts, replies, direct messages.

    Or maybe there are better ones, too.
    It's this site that's stalling my browser, loading all kinds of ad garbage. Transfering data from Perpro06....for example.
    05-10-2016 01:36 PM
  11. JanuarJaguar's Avatar
    It's this site that's stalling my browser, loading all kinds of ad garbage. Transfering data from Perpro06....for example.
    I understand. As I was reading your earlier post, I thought you were using the web browser (from your current smartphone), for accessing the forums.

    What I suggested was, if you can download the TapaTalk application (from the App Store / Google Play Store; not sure which platform you're using), it would be much easier, without the advertising part.

    And if I still misunderstood your post, please, disregard my answer.
    05-10-2016 01:43 PM
  12. MamaBear2014's Avatar
    I understand. As I was reading your earlier post, I thought you were using the web browser (from your current smartphone), for accessing the forums.

    What I suggested was, if you can download the TapaTalk application (from the App Store / Google Play Store; not sure which platform you're using), it would be much easier, without the advertising part.
    No, I'm strictly on the PC at home, with the forums.
    05-10-2016 01:46 PM
  13. JanuarJaguar's Avatar
    No, I'm strictly on the PC at home, with the forums.
    I see, it's not going to help, but facing the same issue, with the mobile version of the site.

    And sorry for the confusion, please see above my edited reply to you (I got the notification as I hit the "Done" button).
    05-10-2016 01:49 PM
  14. jek48's Avatar
    Mamabear, I have absolutely no problems with this website with popups, ads, etc. It's a problem specifically with your browser, computer, or settings. I've opened this website with Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and IE with no problems.
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    05-10-2016 03:12 PM
  15. JanuarJaguar's Avatar
    Mamabear, I have absolutely no problems with this website with popups, ads, etc. It's a problem specifically with your browser, computer, or settings. I've opened this website with Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and IE with no problems.
    Good point about some settings.

    As I don't have a notebook/pc, maybe you, forum members could help her out resolving this (of course, when more details are revealed about the setup/operating system, and the other technical details).

    Regards.
    05-11-2016 06:00 AM
  16. tabberkev's Avatar
    I have issues with this site grinding to a halt too (On a PC). Eventually the Shockwave plugin will crash and restart, and then its fine again. I suppose adverts or other parts of the site still use Flash, which everyone is moving away from these days for these very reasons (Memory leaks, stability etc.).
    05-11-2016 08:37 AM
  17. NickA's Avatar
    For those having issues with this site, adBlock is your friend. This site is horrible without it. Sorry AC, but you know it's true. All site are like this now though.

    Best thing to do is to use the Android Central app. It's awesome.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-11-2016 09:02 AM
  18. CSOReaper's Avatar
    I kind of started this in another thread, but will briefly recap here. The Galaxy S5 was my first "smart phone" two years ago. Since then, I'd been through three of them because of people telling me, in phone calls that they couldn't hear me, I sounded far away, or I sounded like I was in a tunnel. But testing eventually revealed that this was an outgoing audio problem, apparently with the model, and that using the voice recorder app produced clear and crisp recordings. So about 2 weeks ago, Verizon facilitated replacing the blankety blank S5 ( I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER SAMSUNG PHONE! ) with the LG G5.

    So far:

    Pros:
    + I'm happy with the outgoing audio quality on calls with my clients. None of the above complaints anymore!
    + I'm happy with the new screen keyboard, in which the buttons are maybe 2.5 times the size of the little tiny ones on the S5< AND I no longer have to retype almost everything. Now, actually, I rarely have to retype anything.

    Cons:

    - The automatic screen brightness setting is terribly dim in all lighting situations - so dim as to be unusable. I had to turn it off and set the phone to around 87%. Can this be fixed in software upgrades, by LG?

    - Touch tap sensitivity is sometimes ok, but other times very frustrating and I see no setting for increasing it. There have been times when we went to double tap the screen and had to keep tapping and tapping, while eventually slipping into foul language at the phone. Is this because of Denver's dry climate and dry fingers? Did I miss the setting somewhere?

    - I went to answer a phone call ( this happened twice this past week. ) and discovered that just tapping the circular answer button would not work ( lost a couple of calls ). Later discovered that I had to tap and drag, to answer calls, but the symbol had no arrows emanating from it, so who knew?

    The phone also seems a little heavier, apparently because of a higher capacity battery? It lasts longer after taking it off the charger. And that brings up another con:

    - No wireless charging for this phone? As a former electronics R&D technician, I'm baffled by that. WHY? With the detachable bottom, I'd think it would be begging to be designed for a wireless charger. But to take a lesson from the S5, PUT A REGULATOR ON THE OUTPUT! I had a Qi wireless charger for the S5 and it didn't have regulation and wound up destroying a battery, then after changing the battery, I had to only charge it in the mornings before leaving, and not leave it on the charger.

    But overall, "I want to believe". I want to like this phone, but have mixed feelings so far and want to know if these negatives can be corrected after release, because I have this phone now, and there's no going back. I have to pay for it, for 2 years, and wish I could sue Samsung for the S5 that wasted maybe $700 of my money!

    I'll see if I can update this post, depending on interest, and what else develops.

    Tired Of Manufacturers Releasing Half Baked $700 Phones
    In Denver
    MamaBear2014
    The items you post are simply user input and getting used to a new device.

    In your previous debacle about having to spend $700.00, which by the way, the phone is $629.00, you knew there was no wireless charging because you were told about it 20 times.

    Heavier phone than your S5? Well I would sure hope that a former "R&D Electronics Technician" ****cough - Radio Shack Cashier - end cough**** could tell the difference between a plastic S5 and a metal G5.

    Take the phone back and get a refund. That $700.00 is going to be the death of you.......
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    05-11-2016 10:33 AM
  19. JanuarJaguar's Avatar
    ...

    Take the phone back and get a refund. That $700.00 is going to be the death of you.......
    Not sure why the answer to her (sorry MamaBear, I'm just assuming by the username you've chosen), she clearly stated that the Galaxy S5 made her sad, money thrown out the window, not the new device (aside from wireless charging...).
    05-11-2016 12:30 PM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Not sure why the answer to her (sorry MamaBear, I'm just assuming by the username you've chosen), she clearly stated that the Galaxy S5 made her sad, money thrown out the window, not the new device (aside from wireless charging...).
    I believe they were complaining about the G5

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    05-11-2016 04:46 PM
  21. JanuarJaguar's Avatar
    I believe they were complaining about the G5

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    True, as I mentioned it, also. The S5 wasn't glorified either.

    My point was, not many actual users of the device will come back to find a solution to their problems, if some of the answers (not yours, don't get me wrong) are clearly meant to be rude.
    05-12-2016 10:27 AM
  22. MamaBear2014's Avatar
    The items you post are simply user input and getting used to a new device.

    In your previous debacle about having to spend $700.00, which by the way, the phone is $629.00, you knew there was no wireless charging because you were told about it 20 times.

    Heavier phone than your S5? Well I would sure hope that a former "R&D Electronics Technician" ****cough - Radio Shack Cashier - end cough**** could tell the difference between a plastic S5 and a metal G5.

    Take the phone back and get a refund. That $700.00 is going to be the death of you.......
    I really didn't need your nasty post. I've never worked for Radio Shack. I did work for 27 years as an Electronics Research & Development Technician with an ASEET ( Associate in Science in Electronics Engineering Technology - 1969 ), but that was before 1995.

    So kindly sod off with such garbage. You sound like pure TROLL.
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    05-15-2016 08:54 PM
  23. MamaBear2014's Avatar
    Yesterday the 2-1/2 week old G5 gave me an on-screen message when I plugged it into the charger, that the fast charging is not working. I left it plugged in overnight and it remained at 93% charged when I came back in the morning. Now I have to go back to Verizon with it, this week.
    05-15-2016 08:57 PM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Yesterday the 2-1/2 week old G5 gave me an on-screen message when I plugged it into the charger, that the fast charging is not working. I left it plugged in overnight and it remained at 93% charged when I came back in the morning. Now I have to go back to Verizon with it, this week.
    Hopefully its just the charger or cable

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    05-15-2016 09:03 PM
  25. MamaBear2014's Avatar
    Here's an update. The charging problem started after one of two updates that the phone had me do, since getting it a few weeks ago.

    So today, I finally got the time to take it back to the Verizon store. The guy was very helpful there, and pulled the battery out, then put it back in, and plugged it into the charger. Within about 15 minutes, it had gone from 85% to 95% charged, exceeding the 92-93% point where it had stopped charging, no matter how long I left it - EVEN overnight. I don't know if this was something that LG had coached them to do, to solve this issue, but it worked, though I'm uncertain as to why. But the phone is back home and it rapidly reached 100% again, after that.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
    05-22-2016 11:39 PM
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