- Happy about the removable battery and microSD slot. I wouldn't want to miss either. The slightly smaller battery is not necessarily an issue as long as the Snapdragon 820 delivers on significantly improved efficiency over the 810. Also, the display is a bit smaller and thus less of a battery hog.
- Not keen to see the volume rocker moved to the side, but I agree with Phil that the power button / fingerprint sensor is the more important part, and it is still where it belongs: on the back of the phone.
- The dual camera setup is interesting, but we will have to see about the image quality of both.
- I like the modular concept overall. It potentially offers more (and better) customization options. Some of these add-ons will likely turn out useful, and others not.
- I find it interesting that LG continues to use IPS technology for their displays, despite all the resources they have poured into OLED technology over the last few years, including flexible displays and a massive OLED factory they just opened in Korea.
- I'm not keen on the all-metal finish - I prefer the leather backs of the G4. On the upside, the metal frame is going to make the device sturdier.
I like the way they did the removable battery looks very clean cut the phone I'm going to have a tough decision for my upgrade in 3 months it looks like lol. What I like the most is the removable battery very clever the way they did that
I agree - I am keen to see the reivews on this one. Folks are already voicing their disappointment with the smaller battery capacity compared to the G4, but what they don't take into account is that
a) The 820 processor is rumoured to be significantly more efficient than last year's 810. No more overheating, hopefully, and potentially much better battery life. That remains to be seen, of course.
b) The screen is slightly smaller than that of the G4, which should also reduce battery consumption.
c) A smaller battery makes the phone lighter and less bulky. I think that is a good trade-off given that the battery is replaceable. I bought an extra battery for the G4, and never felt like fretting about battery life. I would be much more concerned about non-replaceable batteries.
Having watched both Samsung's and LG's presentations, the differences are fascinating. Both clearly show their Korean pedigree, but LG's lenghty explanatory videos were oscillating wildly between zany and rather creepy. Samsung on the other hand seemed laser-focused on copying every aspect of Apple's keynote formula, right down to the weird sing-song that Apple's announcers use (in the case of the American host). Ironically, Samsung's Korean hosts stumbled over their English so badly that long stretches were pretty difficult to understand.