Here's what our readers want LG to focus on with the G5 (poll results)

Here's what our readers want LG to focus on with the G5 (poll results)
Yesterday, when we asked you to point in the general direction of the area LG needs be concerned with most, we had a pretty good idea what the majority of you will indicate. Since the G2, which was among the most resilient flagships at the time, LG's track record as far as battery life goes has been rather disappointing. Both the LG G3 and LG G4 leave something to be desired in that regard.

As you have probably already guessed, battery life, precisely, is what most of the poll participants indicated as the thing LG should focus on most with its next creation. With a vote share of nearly 42%, nothing comes even close. Moving down the ladder, the second most requested improvement (~21%) has got to do with design, with interface following close behind (~19%). More processing power and better camera tech are pretty much tied, but were it up to us, we'd say go for a top-shelf chipset this time around.

Here's the full split:

What should LG focus on most with its next flagship?

Design
20.6%
Display
2.87%
Interface
18.75%
Processing power
5.96%
Storage
0.39%
Camera
5.89%
Audio
3.95%
Battery life
41.6%

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22 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Why do you need to add battery as an option, it's going to get the most upvotes for anything even for smartphones with a good battery life.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Aside from Samsung and Apple, everybody else got a bad 2015 battery life scores including Sony who used to own it with Z3

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

That's mostly due to sd810

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

LG got an 808 not 810, what's your excuse now?

8. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

That both had bad leakage. SD808 didnĀ“t overheat as much, but still have leakage.

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The 808 returned bad battery life too.

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

That wasn't an "excuse". It wasn't like the oem had to compromise. Plus you're missing the point. If lg or any other oem were the only ones with 24hr battery life and the same poll was about that oem, they'd still vote for more battery life

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Neh, I'd vote for interface refinement then...

15. jmonteiro829

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Mostly due to 2k screens!

7. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Even with better chip S6 and S6 edge battery life is horrible. PA's battery life test is completely unreliable. #fact.

11. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So explain other sites like gsmarena that shows good battery life to the S6 in terms of battery size compared to others who have 3000 mAh and still worst or the same as the S6? Or are you gonna chose the sites you want to list, and use that as evidence?

13. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

LG needs to focus on UI and then variety in size. They need to make good budget phones.

19. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Good battery life? You think lasting all day is good? You obviously never owned a phone that could last a week easily. If I had a phone that could last that long then yes, take that option away. But until phones can last more than a day (Or two even in the best phones) battery life will be the most important. A mobile device is not mobile if you have to plug it in to use it.

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

what is 3000mAh if your SoT can barely pass 2hrs?

9. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I would say you are having a rouge app, listen to tons of music or doing something else with screen off if you get that little. I get around 4-5h on G4 over the day.

18. xocomaox

Posts: 201; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

What phone gets only 2 hours SoT with a 3,00mAH battery? None I know of.

20. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

My phone does and I don't know why. No gaming just Chrome and it tops at just under 2 hours and 30 mins. Android system or android OS is usually top or second to screen.

6. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

And whats sad is if i even thought this phone would have decent battery life i would not of just bought a nexus 6p last night i have such low expectations from LG reguarding battery i wouldnt even wait another month! Tired of charging my g3 2-3 times a day

16. jmonteiro829

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

And you are complaining about one of the only phones in the lineup to give you the option to swap out the battery.

17. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Yup stop making phones so damn thin and put a decent battery in the damn thing there already practically impossible to hold... Im not walking around with extra batterys in my pocket and if they fixed that broke ass lolipop update they forced to my phone i also wouldnt have a problem and would keep the phone other than battery and the ui its been the best phone ive had to date

21. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I always had spare batteries charged and ready. Now that I have a unibody phone, I really miss it. You know you can get a spare battery and charging dock for like 20$.

12. iguanasteve

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

This should be tittled: "Here's what our readers want EVERY SINGLE PHONE MANUFACTUTER to focus on with their smartphones"

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