12-15-2018 04:56 PM
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  1. lever2000's Avatar
    4 months into on my second G5 still running great and sooo much better than the first one i had,this one i bought with nougat 7.0 what a hug difference.
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    04-16-2018 09:19 AM
  2. Dillon F's Avatar
    So, we've all had our G5s for a bit now. Lots of new phones out on the market. I'm wondering if you are still happy with your G5 and if so, why?

    Have you done anything to make the phone more functional since you bought it?

    thanks
    Derek
    2 years as of the 10th of this month, phone was decent, poor battery life on both batteries I have for the phone. Rear primary camera refuses to focus and has been like that for some time now. Phone runs 7.0 pretty slow in my opinion. New issue has started just before the 2 year mark, fingerprint reader has malfunctioned, in a way where it refuses to read any finger with just a slight tap on lock button. Sometimes the settings panel will only read security instead of fingerprints and security as if the phone has no fingerprint hardware. In the end, I can't wait to give this phone back to AT&T and get myself a GS9.
    04-16-2018 11:59 PM
  3. Araxxis's Avatar
    Is band 17 actually a problem tho? If you look at new phones none of them even have it, hence i would assume band 17 is going to eventually be going away entirely. I am also on cricket but i have no idea what is used around me, my zip code is 55021 if someone is nice enough to check
    04-26-2018 04:43 AM
  4. Musashi Myamoto's Avatar
    Dillon, amazon sells replacement batteries for $ 16. But make sure it's the right model (notch down and most importantly, the side of +/-, very important). The fingerprint reader malfunctions when the battery is at the end of its life. And after 2 years, scanning the fingerprints again would be a good idea. The imprint changes over the years (dead skin, wound, finger wet, ...).

    After installing my new battery, I gained a lot in energy/time and my fingerprint reader was back in use.
    06-07-2018 07:24 PM
  5. Gourken's Avatar
    I have had my LG G5 for the better part of 2 years and am still generally happy with it but that happiness comes with a very large BUT. I would never buy one again without buying a case for it.

    I purchased the G5 for three reasons. First, I wanted a metal case that would not deform if it was carried in my back pocket and it should have provided a bit more protection for the screen if dropped. Second, I wanted a good camera (and the G5 seemed to have a great camera). Third, I loved the idea of a replaceable battery and the modular nature of the phone should have made that dead easy and it meant that one should not have to deal with batteries that won't hold a charge any longer.

    The metal case is just fine, but it does not provide any protection for drops - you need a case for the phone. The camera was fantastic, but the original lens on the outside of the phone was bubble shaped (helping with the focus) and it sticks out from the phone. If you place the phone on its back the lens quickly gets scratched and then broken because there is absolutely no protection for it. The replacement lens used by phone repair shops is completely flat and the images suffer as a result. The design of the case did not take the shape of the external lens into account and this is a real problem. Again...you really need a protective case if you want this phone.

    Finally, the modular design is a great idea, but for the longest time, there was no way to buy a new battery for the phone in Canada short of ordering it from China. When you offer a modular device, you have to provide modules that take advantage of the design for sale when you bring the phone to market. Also, the USB-C connector at the base of the battery gets "tired" over time and the cable gets loose and falls out in the middle of a charge. It would be great if you could buy a new connector for the phone to keep the connections tight.

    There is a lot of good stuff to say about this phone, but it REALLY needs a case that protects the camera lens, the screen and the various openings in the phone.
    06-27-2018 01:05 PM
  6. Midas1x's Avatar
    I really like my g5!! I've had it for 7 months so far and it's a great phone. The rear camera focus is a little weird sometimes in low light but in daylight the HDR shots look superb. Almost Nikon quality. The GSM on this unit didn't work at all when I got it. Fixed it and the volume buttons and the scratched up camera lens. Works amazingly well now!! Gsm links up with satcom signals even in a massive signal trap office building.

    The curved LCD is my only gripe. LoL

    My G5 config -

    Supershieldz screen protector
    Perfine 2800 mah battery
    THQ 2800 mah battery spare
    Diztronic TPU silicone slim case
    Amazon / blue rigger cables
    07-07-2018 06:52 AM
  7. lever2000's Avatar
    The only issue I have is the GPS is horrible, can't be used at all for navigation, will loose signals with clear of the skyat any time.
    07-08-2018 04:50 PM
  8. Midas1x's Avatar
    The only issue I have is the GPS is horrible, can't be used at all for navigation, will loose signals with clear of the skyat any time.
    Hmm. From what I've heard about the technical data sheet for the g5, it has frame connection contacts for the antenna. So if your phone is subjected to torsion or twisting, the contacts may separate. Only takes 0.1mm. The volume buttons are also sensitive to any frame warping. Also may depend on the app you're using for GPS fix. Some apps out there are pure junk. The image shows a screen capture of a free GPS status I downloaded from Google play. Holding upside down, in my apartment with dishwasher & laundry going at the same time. Microwave will definitely mess up the signal. LoL. If you let the phone "home in" on one or more sats it will start using relay signals to get a fix from the remaining ones.
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    07-15-2018 04:29 PM
  9. wmurch3's Avatar
    Hmm. From what I've heard about the technical data sheet for the g5, it has frame connection contacts for the antenna. So if your phone is subjected to torsion or twisting, the contacts may separate. Only takes 0.1mm. The volume buttons are also sensitive to any frame warping. Also may depend on the app you're using for GPS fix. Some apps out there are pure junk. The image shows a screen capture of a free GPS status I downloaded from Google play. Holding upside down, in my apartment with dishwasher & laundry going at the same time. Microwave will definitely mess up the signal. LoL. If you let the phone "home in" on one or more sats it will start using relay signals to get a fix from the remaining ones.
    This is exactly what happened to my gps. Was able to open it and put some paper behind the contacts to raise them a bit. Unfortunately I had to sacrifice the volume up key because that has stopped working. Not a big deal since it's just my kids phone and they can use the volume slider on pull down menu.

    I moved to the V30+ and while a good phone there are things I miss about the G5. Yeah it's kind of ugly but at least it has character. The notification light, IR remote and removable batteries are pretty nice to have. I find the battery to be almost just as good as my V30 which doesn't say much for the v30 I guess.

    I have tried to sell people on using the G5 as a great child's phone. Stick Google family link on it and it's super nice. It had solid battery life, the dual cameras are great...my 9 yo daughter loves to take pictures with the wide angle camera and they actually look good! Kids tablets have awful cameras and the software is usually terrible. I end up having to fix them all the time.

    With the price you can get a G5 these days, it's dang steal if you ask me.
    09-13-2018 09:24 PM
  10. Element1989's Avatar
    Love my g5, except for the 16mp camera. This quit focusing properly after about 3 months (2000 pics). Cleared cache, factory reset 3 times, and replaced the camera. No improvement. Running nougat 7.0.
    Bought it used, so no warranty. Any others with same issue?
    I have the exact same issue - Phone works well enough after 2 years, battery is acceptable (considering replacing, seem to be decent reviews on some amazon replacements for ~$20).

    My only real issue is the 16 MP camera, like Bruiser49, mine lost the ability to focus and I'm stuck with using the wide-angle lens. While its useful, sometime you just want a normal photo!

    I was just about to order replacement 16MP module and swap it out - you're telling me you still have the same issue after replacement? Is it not a hardware issue...? this doesn't make sense to me!
    09-16-2018 01:53 PM
  11. Midas1x's Avatar
    Got the new Oreo 8.0 update! GUI Looks nice & polished. Battery use is 20% improved! However.. The GPS 🛰 is now thoroughly broken.
    09-29-2018 02:18 PM
  12. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I have the exact same issue - Phone works well enough after 2 years, battery is acceptable (considering replacing, seem to be decent reviews on some amazon replacements for ~$20).

    My only real issue is the 16 MP camera, like Bruiser49, mine lost the ability to focus and I'm stuck with using the wide-angle lens. While its useful, sometime you just want a normal photo!

    I was just about to order replacement 16MP module and swap it out - you're telling me you still have the same issue after replacement? Is it not a hardware issue...? this doesn't make sense to me!
    I got mine from eBay, and the main camera wouldn't focus. I replaced it with one from eBay and it works perfectly now.
    09-30-2018 10:55 AM
  13. Greedog's Avatar
    I'm still very happy with mine! It's really my old phone which always becomes my wife's new phone. But she hasn't started using it yet. (still using her original Nexus 4 which is another phone made by LG) It's not really being used.
    The GPS on it always has been an issue. A real pain in the rear.
    Everything else still works like brand new and its pristine in physical condition. Always had it in a minimalist case plus I have a dBrand skin on it.
    The only reason I'm not using it is I have a V20 now.
    10-02-2018 10:10 AM
  14. thecaringkind's Avatar
    I picked up an unlocked used LG G5 from eBay about a week ago. I bought a slim grippy case for it and two 3500mAh batteries with charging cradle. It's running Android Oreo and it's been fine. Battery life is good. Much better with the larger batteries, the OEM 2800 powerpack is criminal...the screen has been crisp and fairly accurate color wise. It could be a little brighter outside but it's manageable. The camera has been great, taking clean crisp photos and the wide angle lense is great. The GPS on the phone works it just seems sluggish. Overall the device is working very well. It is running pretty smoothly with not much lag at all, just the occasional app crash which was happening on my Essential Phone which was running Android Pie and has a much more powerful chipset. The fact that I am able to rock the G5 as my daily driver for about $90 bucks with battery life for literal days is quite the coup for me
    10-26-2018 07:01 PM
  15. ffejjj's Avatar
    I picked up an unlocked used LG G5 from eBay about a week ago. I bought a slim grippy case for it and two 3500mAh batteries with charging cradle. It's running Android Oreo and it's been fine. Battery life is good. Much better with the larger batteries, the OEM 2800 powerpack is criminal...the screen has been crisp and fairly accurate color wise. It could be a little brighter outside but it's manageable. The camera has been great, taking clean crisp photos and the wide angle lense is great. The GPS on the phone works it just seems sluggish. Overall the device is working very well. It is running pretty smoothly with not much lag at all, just the occasional app crash which was happening on my Essential Phone which was running Android Pie and has a much more powerful chipset. The fact that I am able to rock the G5 as my daily driver for about $90 bucks with battery life for literal days is quite the coup for me
    Only complaint I had about the G5 was the reception. Other than that the phone was solid but no reception = not worth it
    10-26-2018 08:12 PM
  16. thecaringkind's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that. The Qualcomm radio/modem in my device seems to work fine. Reception has been good. It could be great but I live in a crappy party of PA. When I was in New York my signal was EXCELLENT.
    10-27-2018 02:46 AM
  17. washburn_it's Avatar
    I bought it over 2 years ago (to be exact 26 months ago), I'm pretty happy with it, it never had problems with GPS or display burn-in and I can easily touch 26/28 hours of battery with almost 3 hours SOT, lots of calls.
    The only thing that is "annoying" to me is the W-iFi reception that is weaker than other phones which I compared it.
    In the same room where it shows just 2 Mbit as speed, my daughter's P9 lite shows 24 Mbit, the same with my wife's Mate 10 Lite.
    I don't know if it's an hardware issue but it started since one of the first update after Nougat.
    As for the storage I would have preferred a 64 GB version since it can record video in 4K.
    Other than that I'm satisfied, good cameras, beautiful display even under direct sun, very good audio (through headphones).
    Regards,

    Roberto
    10-27-2018 06:08 AM
  18. Ed_Strong's Avatar
    I picked up an unlocked used LG G5 from eBay about a week ago. I bought a slim grippy case for it and two 3500mAh batteries with charging cradle. It's running Android Oreo and it's been fine. Battery life is good. Much better with the larger batteries, the OEM 2800 powerpack is criminal...the screen has been crisp and fairly accurate color wise. It could be a little brighter outside but it's manageable. The camera has been great, taking clean crisp photos and the wide angle lense is great. The GPS on the phone works it just seems sluggish. Overall the device is working very well. It is running pretty smoothly with not much lag at all, just the occasional app crash which was happening on my Essential Phone which was running Android Pie and has a much more powerful chipset. The fact that I am able to rock the G5 as my daily driver for about $90 bucks with battery life for literal days is quite the coup for me
    Where did you pick up the 3500mAh batteries from if you don't mind me asking?
    Mine is been working great for close to 2 years now. It is in brand new condition on the outside since it's always been in a Otterbox Defender case with screen protection.
    But the batteries are starting to loose charge faster and the primary camera lost focus.
    The only thing I never liked about this phone was its ability to autodim the screen, it is very bad!
    10-28-2018 03:59 PM
  19. Greedog's Avatar
    I'm quite sure everyone knows the the autodim feature can be shut off. You can also train it.
    However, I've had a G5 since may 2016 and was not happy with the screen brightness outside until I realized that I had to click the autodim on for it to kick into full brightness in the sun. After that I was able to see the screen in the sun no problem.
    Try it and see if it improves.
    12-15-2018 04:56 PM
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