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6 things we would like to see in the LG G5

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The LG G4 was a handset that really managed to stand out with its leather back cover, curved profile, great camera, and being one of the few remaining popular Android flagships that still offer a user-removable battery and microSD card slot. Despite all this, the smartphone still didn't sell as well as one might guess, but LG won't let itself get disheartened. In fact, the rumor mill is spinning crazy with reports about the new G5 coming with an innovative metal design, with a “drawer” for its battery, an iris scanner, and a dual camera setup on its back. Now, we're not saying that any of these rumors are true, though it's pretty obvious that something's brewing in LG's kitchen and the ovens are hot.

So, as the first wave of 2016 flagship announcements is about to hit us in the following months, we can't help but have a wishlist of what features we'd like to see preserved / improved / removed / altered in the upcoming smartphones. So, with that being said, here are the 6 things we'd like to see in the LG G5.

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posted on 26 Jan 2016, 08:04 2

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 898; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)

I actually think LG Ui looks decent except the setting app.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 13:24

13. KParks23 (Posts: 679; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

I agree i have the g3 the ui is decent far from the best. But the battery life sucks a big one ever since the lolipop update the battery has been trash!! Post update battery was pretty good

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 13:25

14. KParks23 (Posts: 679; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

Pre update i mean

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 08:12

2. submar (Posts: 583; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)

Waterproof = unlikely

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 14:36

15. BradyCrack (Posts: 835; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)

Water-resistance = likely

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 08:30

3. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)

LG's choices in design are actually quite impressive! Still, I believe they kind of exagerrate with their large screen sizes.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 10:24

11. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 1010; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)

design is very impressive but the choice of material is very bad. They have used cheap looking plastic in plastic model and cheap looking leather in leather model. It is totally their fault, they didnt use premium looking plastic. I love V10 bcoz it look pretty premium as compared to G4.

I hope they will control the over exposure in camera software. Over blown sky in most photos in auto mode.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 08:35

4. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

With Samsung including an SD slot on the S7 I can see LG being screwed this year since they've lost the title of only alternate for Samsung power users after they screwed up the S6 and Note 5 last year.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 08:41 8

5. nodes (Posts: 761; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

LG is so underrated, they deserve more recognition.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 08:46 4

6. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3578; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

I do hope the rumor isnt true that the vol and power buttons go back to the side and the fingerprint sensor on the back.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 10:24 1

10. wargreymon (Posts: 763; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

Im hoping there are two editions. That way everyone is happy.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 09:38 1

7. delta (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)

So happy with my g4, i was an owner of the s3 and i was waiting for the s6, but non removable battery and non sd card was a deal breaker, I'm very satisfied with my g4 with 128gb card and waiting for an hypothetical "g6" g5 very soon for me.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 09:46

8. Sprissy (Posts: 193; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

Most important is they keep the removable battery, hopefully with improved battery life, next I would choosw to keep buttons on the back and to improve the screen colors to be more natural.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 09:52

9. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

Pretty much zero chance Samsung will bring the removable battery back, but if the battery is 3000ma as it's rumoured at least that should make it more usable for heavy users.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 11:07

12. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1323; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)

I had the V10 and returned it and when back to my S6 Edge+. Touchwiz has stepped it up and is better than LG's. LG's is a mess with different shapes and colors. They need to get it together for the G5. Also the battery stamina was unacceptable. Step it up LG!

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 14:38

16. BradyCrack (Posts: 835; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)

I thought the iPhone 6s had a terrible battery, but it beats both the S6 and the G4.
Wow I'm surprised, after seeing this LG really needs to improve in battery life.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 15:40

17. namanjain (Posts: 16; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)

I am not a apple fanboy but I think they should also include force touch and live photos feature and also the dual front camera feature of lg v10.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 15:57

18. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)

I agree with 3 and 6.

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