And yet, LG is far from anything approaching a juggernaut within the mobile space. Sure, the company reported a tiny increase in sales volume for Q4 of 2015 compared to the same period last year, for a total of about 60 million units, but avoided reporting on the profitability of the arm. Overall, the company made a few hundred million last quarter, but the majority of the dough came from its home appliances and air conditioning divisions.
Obviously, we're speculating here, but it's certainly true that the company has been unable to nibble at Samsung's share of the pie, and exotic and far-away makers from China have managed to overtake LG—in terms of sales volume if not actual profit.
So we have a company consistently churning out critically acclaimed flagships that somehow still hasn't managed to make serious enough money—at least not enough to brag about. Does that mean that LG smartphones are being under-appreciated by the wider public? Or do you think LG sales are just about where they ought to be relative to the flagships they produce? Or is it that it's something specific that's holding them from cashing in?
Are LG smartphones underrated?
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Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015
The public is ignorant and accepts the limitations of Samsung (S6 and on) and Apple products. The recent X-Files episode (Were Monster) showing a smart-phone purchase transaction is not that far off base.
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:28 AM 6
Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014
LG G5 is THEE phone of 2016. (I've been samsung only since 2009) Removable battery, metal, fingerprint scanner, MicroSD = WIN !!!!!!!!!
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:35 AM 4
Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013
same here... I used to love samsung but unfortunately I got terrible battery life on note 4(there were no fault in the device as per samsung service center)... then samsung dropped the bomb by removing replacable battery option in note 5 and S6... LG also has terrible battery life but atleast it is user replaceable
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 10:32 AM 0
Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014
Hi, sorry I take a 3600 Battery and waterproof with all the s7 battery saving than a removing battery with metal phone, that sound very safe to me, good look with that, going by lg past hardware problems they removing battery will stop removing within. Months that 100% You are up on Samsung does wireless Charging cases for the s6 + and note 5 right, it works way better than any removing Battery setup
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 11:53 AM 3
Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 24, 2015
I won't buy a smartphone with on-screen buttons, period. Never liked the trend. Hopefully it will be gone, alot of company's are coming back on it.
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:29 AM 12
Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013
I hate on screen buttons too... LG should use capacitive buttons
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 10:25 AM 8
Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015
You're really limiting yourself by not buying ANY phone with on-screen buttons. Might I ask why you have this bias? I have only ever used on-screen buttons and can't say it's really been an issue. The power button's still always a physical button for if the phone becomes unresponsive.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 5:18 AM 0
Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015
Yes, The V10 is indeed underrated... Its a better phone than the likes of heavily overrated Samsung Galaxy S6 and its all siblings (Edge, Active, Defective or whatever blah) and yet I've yet to see a single person rocking this smartphone...! Such a shame considering its secondary screen is a blessing, and reminds me of outdated & out-fashioned flip phones which show basic notifications on smaller screen that always stays on! Way better than Smartphones with Edges & stuff...!!!
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:35 AM 8
Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012
How is it underrated when it suffers from 3 major issues? 1- light bleeding from the secondary screen 2- same battery as the G4 when it has an extra .2" of screen size and that secondary screen, which reslted in a pretty poir battery life for a 2015 phablet. 3- fingerprint won't work with the majority of 3rd party cases!! Not to mention it's size, weight, and that horrible UI. And you should crawl back to your cave if youe truely believe it is better than the S6 Edge+, which has a better screen, camera, design, processor, and most importantly, a far superior battery life.
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 10:49 AM 6
Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 02, 2014
As someone who owns a V10, I agree with some of what you said. The light bleed is definitely noticeable when the phone is off, but I personally don't see an affect with the screen on. The battery is absolutely terrible for what it is. Granted I could easily swap it out, but that's also an inconvenience of having to hold/charge two batteries. The fingerprint reader has been updated a while ago; longer than when I've had it at least, so I saw no issue. To say the V10 is superior than the S6 Edge + is a bit of a stretch as well.. Hah
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 2:01 PM 2
Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012
They so some things so right, but then turn around do others so wrong... For ex. The LG G Stylo... Why even offer it with 1gb of ram and 8gb of rom? You can bearly have it function and it starts missing calls and texts. Now, the LG V10... So right! Dual front camera. One with a beautiful wide angle sensor. The camera app is good. The whole package is amazing. IMO. Rugged, Good Lower, Good Battery, etc... I love it. I know Samsung does this too, but when the low end leaves a sour s**t taste in your mouth. You begin to lose interest as a whole.
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:37 AM 4
Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012
Hardware is pretty solid, software is a different story.
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:43 AM 2
Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014
Working at t-mobile the past 2 months. I can definitively say Yes. People in the US are so wrapped in Apple vs Samsung. Disappointing to watch
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:54 AM 5
Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013
Ui is terrible...really ugly
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 9:58 AM 8
Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010
To me, LG is like a younger Samsung. They have nice hardware, but they are seriously lacking in the software. The LG UX is sluggish and not very nice to the hardware. When I switched to Verizon and got the G3, I was expecting greater things from the SD 801 & 3GB RAM than I was experiencing on the Note 3 I had when on Sprint.
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 10:30 AM 2
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