LG G5 reportedly "failed to generate sales"

LG G5 reportedly
Released in early April as one of this year's potentially great flagship smartphones, the LG G5 appears to be somewhat of a failure. According to The Korea Times, LG recently changed some execs in charge of its mobile division, admitting that the G5 didn't meet up to the company's expectations. Reportedly, LG openly said that the "latest flagship G5 smartphone failed to generate sales", this being the reason behind the recent personnel changes.

On paper, the LG G5 offers pretty much everything that you'd also find on competing smartphones, including a high resolution display, a powerful processor, lots of RAM, and very capable rear and front cameras. However, the phone's metallic modular design doesn't seem to be widely appreciated. Moreover, the LG Friends ecosystem (including modular accessories that theoretically make the G5 better) may have not been a great idea, either. That's probably because not many people want to pay extra in order to make a flagship smartphone better (after all, a high-end flagship is supposed to be among the best handsets out there by itself).

LG is currently the world's seventh smartphone manufacturer, behind the obvious leaders Samsung and Apple, as well as behind Chinese companies like Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Lenovo. It's said that LG might ship 2.2 million G5 smartphones this quarter, which is about 800,000 units below the previous expectations of around 3 million handsets shipped. 

LG hopes that, by making changes to its mobile division leadership, it will be able to gain "new momentum." Well, we'll see how things go later this year. 


source: The Korea Times

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81 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

LG mobile division's fate looking like BlackBerry and Windows Phones.

14. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Nah!!! Come on we need LG !! They have given great phones in past!! So hang on wait for V10 successor!!

34. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

V10 was a great phone but so underrated. G5 at the beginning I knew is a PoS, overrated and praised too much on the useless feature of changing module.

54. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

But that changing module thing is useless if it is so cumbersome and the phone looks like crap. Moto did a much better job and likely will succeed where LG failed.

69. fyah_king unregistered

V10 battery life is horrible, though! That thing barely get me 3hrs of sot.lol

73. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

LG needs to take the G3, swap for an updated screen, double the battery life and add a modern SOC plus camera and call it a day. The sales would be phenomenal compared to the G5.

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

LG is great at doing experimental device but weak with aftersale support. I bought LG phone before, they are not great with follow up and software. First LG phone and also last LG phone. Samsung was better with after sale support during the 2011 to 2014, now also not that great. Think i will stick with Nexus and XiaoMi.for now.

64. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

That of Samsung is a lie because they are geting better. They are supporting better in the latest years.

26. BobbyBaster

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

Thats why no one makes money with Androidâ„¢

29. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

cause iPhone users pay more and get less.

30. BobbyBaster

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

iPhone users get iOS which doesn't lag or get malware like lagdroid.

49. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

IOS does lag, just read the Apple forums. All computer systems experience some lag. As for no one making money with Android, just a couple of articles above this one is a story on Samsung making tons of money on Android. You lose, as always.

74. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Did Samsung make tons more money than Apple? Nah, I didn't think so either.

68. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Get off the bandwagon why you can!! Your brainwashed by Tim Cook

75. ezfidel

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

People still use the lag thing to try to bash Android? That's like still blaming Bush for the economy.

67. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

And apple also restrictions on what you can and can't do!! And overpriced, it's just the name and logo, yes i tried the 6S plus, thank god i got on eBay for way less and re selling it, it's such a boring device the App Store sucks too

77. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

Don't feed the iSheep trolls. They'll just keep wanting more.

44. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Of all the stupid comments I've read in the Android iPhone dissing, that has to take the biscuit for irrelevance and inaccuracy.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tard banned. Good riddance.

60. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

everyone makes money from iOS... G5 failed bcoz LG cheapout on camera. There is a marginal difference between G4 and G5 camera. G5 failed bcoz battery is mediocre. Everyone wants long lasting battery. G5 failed bcoz LG opt to paint the body with a cheap looking paint. G5 failed bcoz there is no meaningful add on.

31. FriendlyFoe09

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I wouldn't go that far. The previous LG G phones have sold really well. I think it's just with the G5 they lost their focus trying to do something different. They have put a lot of people off with early reviews. Bad build quality, the non metal feel, ugly design. They moved the buttons around, it's what LG G phones are known for. Also the whole modular thing isn't working for them. I own a G4 it takes the best snaps if you know how to use it. I know someone who has a G5 the phone is good. The dual camera setup is perfect for photogs. Rest of the phone though...

72. michaelny2001

Posts: 325; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

of course it failed to sale. They went from 5.2 inch (LG G2) to 5.5 and now back down? People appreciate 5.5 inch but no more than 5.7inch. Anything lower, it is just not worth it. Or if you have a small hand, then you'll appreciate this, but i don't.

79. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The G5 isn't selling because the average person today is a complete idiot that can't think for themselves. The G5 is the best phone in the world right now. Only a complete idiot buys a fragile phone that is ENGINEERED to STEAL YOUR MONEY with shattering glass, unremovable degenerating batteries, and the lack of expandable memory. There are many stupid sheep on PA too.

2. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

If LG cuts the price, even by a bit, I will pick up this phone!

3. 1ofdakoolkidz

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Not really a shocker, if you want to be the best you have to do way more than the status quo and your execution has to be flawless. The S7 was out for a few weeks before the G5 was even available and they were announced at the same time.

4. Elfmonster unregistered

I love my lg v10, I would have bought the g5 if it had been larger, 6.4 for instance. I think lg should have seen the real place for a maxed out phone like that is bigger for power users.

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

going all in on a 6.4in phone would have gotten LG nowhere(like less than the G5 did lol). they want to produce a phone that's going to sell the most and 6in and above is not that phone. Now 5.6-5.8 well that's a different story. Post#5 is what I think they should have done but it's not to late they still have next year.

70. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Better off with the V 10 never an issue here

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LG should have went all in with a V10 successor as it's flagship because more people seemed interested in a V10 successor than the G5. Next year they should rebrand the V line as their flagship and call it the V2 or some s**t like that lol.

7. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

i will say i did kinda bash this phone but i don't want them to die out now. we need to give them a chance to improve, after all they cant just launch a new phone to fix lg g5 problem right away. to me the most important thing is if they learn from their mistakes because every company will screw up sometime.

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