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  1. grunt0300's Avatar
    Anyone know if the G6 will have an RGB led notification light?
    02-27-2017 01:55 PM
  2. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    A very nice observation.
    it doesn't seem to have one !
    02-27-2017 05:15 PM
  3. grunt0300's Avatar
    No RGB LED light is a deal breaker for me. I'll never have another phone without one.
    recDNA and Hello Sw33tie like this.
    02-27-2017 05:19 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    No RGB LED light is a deal breaker for me. I'll never have another phone without one.
    I've had them with and without. Not a deal breaker for me.
    02-27-2017 06:50 PM
  5. grunt0300's Avatar
    I might have a better chance with the Samsung Galaxy S8. They usually have the LED on their phones.
    02-27-2017 08:03 PM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    A very nice observation.
    it doesn't seem to have one !
    NOOOOOOOO I am wounded!!!!

    Seriously, that is sad.
    02-27-2017 08:10 PM
  7. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    No real surprise that the notification light is missing since the G6 uses AOD.
    02-27-2017 09:41 PM
  8. grunt0300's Avatar
    AOD? Is that like the system on my Moto Z Force Droid? Secondary screen lights up for a milisecond, when an email or text comes in? If you're not right on top of your phone, you'll never know that the notification came in. Couple that with the major sound issue for the phone, and you are almost blind to notifications. Phone is useless. No, for me it's a done deal. No led, no buy.
    02-28-2017 08:46 AM
  9. Dennis James5's Avatar
    No real surprise that the notification light is missing since the G6 uses AOD.
    I have an S7 Edge, and the notification LED is still (surprisingly) much more useful than the always-on display. Because the AOD can't be seen from any reasonable distance (despite being brighter than on the G5 and G6), and also it cuts battery life by around 20-30% if not more (look at GSMArena battery tests). So basically the RGB notification LED does the job much better.

    I love the design of the G6, but the missing notification LED is killing me, because I really like the flat, large screen on which I could finally use a screen protector and have some peace of mind (there are no good ones for the S7 Edge).
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    02-28-2017 08:48 AM
  10. grunt0300's Avatar
    That gives me some hope. If the S8 doesn't have the LED, i can always get the S7 Edge.
    02-28-2017 08:53 AM
  11. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    I have an S7 Edge, and the notification LED is still (surprisingly) much more useful than the always-on display. Because the AOD can't be seen from any reasonable distance (despite being brighter than on the G5 and G6), and also it cuts battery life by around 20-30% if not more (look at GSMArena battery tests). So basically the RGB notification LED does the job much better.

    I love the design of the G6, but the missing notification LED is killing me, because I really like the flat, large screen on which I could finally use a screen protector and have some peace of mind (there are no good ones for the S7 Edge).
    There's no way the AOD cuts battery life by 20-30%. There's something wrong because that makes absolutely no sense. I used the S7 edge for about 2 weeks as a loaner during the Note 7 debacle and didn't notice any major drain from the AOD. And I hated that phone so I was looking for things to be wrong with it but battery drain by the AOD wasn't one of them. On the Note 7 I had no problem getting 5 hours SOT with 15-18 hours up time.

    I've had the V10 and V20 with secondary display and having it on all day has no discernible effect on battery life. I'm used to not having a LED so I could care less if it isn't present on the G6.

    The only things I'm waiting to see to determine a potential move from the V20 to the G6 are price and camera. The upgraded wide angle should be nice but I'm hoping for better full auto point and shoot and better post processing.
    02-28-2017 09:23 AM
  12. Dennis James5's Avatar
    There's no way the AOD cuts battery life by 20-30%. There's something wrong because that makes absolutely no sense. I used the S7 edge for about 2 weeks as a loaner during the Note 7 debacle and didn't notice any major drain from the AOD. And I hated that phone so I was looking for things to be wrong with it but battery drain by the AOD wasn't one of them. On the Note 7 I had no problem getting 5 hours SOT with 15-18 hours up time.

    I've had the V10 and V20 with secondary display and having it on all day has no discernible effect on battery life. I'm used to not having a LED so I could care less if it isn't present on the G6.

    The only things I'm waiting to see to determine a potential move from the V20 to the G6 are price and camera. The upgraded wide angle should be nice but I'm hoping for better full auto point and shoot and better post processing.
    Well, I use it every day since almost one year ago, and I know what I'm talking about.

    GSMArena S7 Edge battery test:

    Without AOD: 98h endurance. With AOD on: 67h endurance.

    GSMArena G5 battery test:

    Without AOD: 60h endurance. With AOD: 50h (much better ratio than the S7 Edge but much worse overall).

    Few people realize that it's not the "pixels" that are eating out the power, but the display driver circuit which has to stay on when the AOD is on, so there is no big difference between OLED and TFT screens in power consumed while AOD is on.
    02-28-2017 09:51 AM
  13. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Well, I use it every day since almost one year ago, and I know what I'm talking about.

    GSMArena S7 Edge battery test:

    Without AOD: 98h endurance. With AOD on: 67h endurance.

    GSMArena G5 battery test:

    Without AOD: 60h endurance. With AOD: 50h (much better ratio than the S7 Edge but much worse overall).

    Few people realize that it's not the "pixels" that are eating out the power, but the display driver circuit which has to stay on when the AOD is on, so there is no big difference between OLED and TFT screens in power consumed while AOD is on.
    So the reference is an endurance test which rates how long the phone can sit idle without being used until it dies.

    I (and probably 99.9% of people) don't buy $600+ phones so I can see how many days it will sit on my kitchen counter without being used. If I can let it sit, powered on for days at a time, then it can be charged. So who cares if it lasts 3 or 4 days? And if it isn't going to be used, why have it on at all?

    That endurance test is absolutely meaningless.
    02-28-2017 10:02 AM
  14. gendo667's Avatar
    It could be embedded in the ear piece. Just a guess.
    02-28-2017 10:34 AM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    They're often not visible when off. Need to hear from someone who has a trial model.
    02-28-2017 12:08 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    They're often not visible when off. Need to hear from someone who has a trial model.
    AOD refers to always on. You have to physically turn it off.
    02-28-2017 12:55 PM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    AOD refers to always on. You have to physically turn it off.
    I know. I mean the led may not be obvious in a picture of the phone unless the multicolor led notification is on. Are you saying u know for sure there is no notification rgb led just because it has an AOD?
    02-28-2017 12:57 PM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I know. I mean the led may not be obvious in a picture of the phone unless the multicolor led notification is on. Are you saying u know for sure there is no notification rgb led just because it has an AOD?
    No...not saying that at all
    02-28-2017 12:58 PM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    Then as I said it would be great to hear from LG or someone with a trial American version of the phone
    02-28-2017 12:59 PM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You could try going to the Flossy Carter review on YouTube and ask him. It has also been reviewed here on AC....you could try asking the reviewer
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    02-28-2017 01:14 PM
  21. Dennis James5's Avatar
    So the reference is an endurance test which rates how long the phone can sit idle without being used until it dies.

    I (and probably 99.9% of people) don't buy $600+ phones so I can see how many days it will sit on my kitchen counter without being used. If I can let it sit, powered on for days at a time, then it can be charged. So who cares if it lasts 3 or 4 days? And if it isn't going to be used, why have it on at all?

    That endurance test is absolutely meaningless.
    No, that is not how the GSMArena endurance test is done, you drew a conclusion based on a completely false assumption. Please read their test methodology.
    02-28-2017 03:01 PM
  22. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    No, that is not how the GSMArena endurance test is done, you drew a conclusion based on a completely false assumption. Please read their test methodology.
    My conclusion doesn't change. So they make 1 hour of 3g calls, 1 hour of video, 1 hour of web surfing daily. So what? What they do in 3 days is practically what I require out of my phone on a daily basis.
    02-28-2017 03:50 PM
  23. Dennis James5's Avatar
    Well, I just saw a press image leak of the Galaxy S8 and the notification LED is still present on the S8. As much as I hate curved screens, I think I will just have to bite the bullet and upgrade to the S8 instead of the G6 (which is not an upgrade over my S7 Edge anyway, except in design - I really like the G6 looks).
    03-01-2017 05:12 AM
  24. grunt0300's Avatar
    Sweeeet. I guess that does it for me. Screw the G6, I'll wait for the S8.
    03-01-2017 08:39 AM
  25. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    AOD? Is that like the system on my Moto Z Force Droid? Secondary screen lights up for a milisecond, when an email or text comes in? If you're not right on top of your phone, you'll never know that the notification came in. Couple that with the major sound issue for the phone, and you are almost blind to notifications. Phone is useless. No, for me it's a done deal. No led, no buy.
    You didn't enable the gesture to enable it when you reach for it?

    On my Z, the Moto Display pops up whenever I pick it up or just get close to it.

    Would have loved a notification light, though.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-01-2017 09:04 AM
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