Now that the LG G4 is out, tell us what improvements you want to see in the LG G5 next year!

Now that the LG G4 is out, tell us what improvements you want to see in the LG G5 next year!
It's been a good few weeks since the LG G4 was announced, and even though the handset is yet to land in your anxious hands, we've already helped you form a solid all-around impression of LG's 2015 hero phone. Our detailed hands-on reviews, comparisons, photos, and videos have given everyone a chance to learn all there is to know about the leathery smartphone, save for how the gadget will fare after a couple of months (or years) of use. But that's a story for another time, as we cannot fast-forward into the future! Regardless, our overall impression of the LG G4 is that it managed to fix most of its predecessor's flaws (the lagging performance and utilitarian looks come to mind), while improving upon its display and camera technologies's strengths. However, the LG G4, just like any technological product, left a fair amount of room for improvement in its upcoming successor, which became clear in our writing and analysis.

All things considered, it feels like the right time to ask you, our passionate readers - what does a hypothetical "perfect" LG G5 look and feel like, according to you? What's the desired combination of design choices, components, features, fixes of past flaws, and innovative newcomers that will make the LG G5 the ultimate LG smartphone? Go on, tell us in the comments section below. To aid in your imagination, we've listed five areas of the LG G4 where LG could seek improvements to build its next flagship upon. Over the next week, we'll watch you think, discuss, and come up with ideas - possibly beyond the industry's wildest dreams! And then, we're going to pick the best choices and line them up in an article. The rules are clear. Jump right in!

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46 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Better materials where you touch the phone: buttons and sides. At least not glossy plastic A faster processor. Decent battery life 4.7-5 inch screen, or at least a mini version that has the same specs but smaller screen.

18. alouden unregistered

Reviews have given it pretty good marks for battery life. Better than than the GS6 in general (there are a couple exceptions). But materials! Man! Plastic? I know it doesn't matter since we put cases on phones anyway, but it does matter...

24. TyrionLannister unregistered

I trust only tests, not someone's 6 AM to 10 PM usage which can be pretty subjective. I'm waiting for GSMArena and Anandtech reviews to give a full verdict on its battery life but based on PA's test, it doesn't look positive. The US variant of S6 has half the battery life of the international variant due to some battery draining bugs. And all the reviews that gave the G4 higher marks over S6 were US review sites. So I won't count on that.

43. alouden unregistered

Waiting on those too. I realize it's important to get reviews of US variants running on US networks. So until then we have no true idea how this phone will run in the States. Still, I don't trust PA's battery test results.

33. QWERTYslider unregistered

FINGERPRINT SCANNER !!!!!! Narrower. 70mm is widest a phone should ever be.

38. TyrionLannister unregistered

yeah, those too.

39. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

DDR4 RAM too.

45. Simona unregistered

Jesus what a nonsense article.. So G4 is barely out and u parena thinking of G5 ?? God .. like u had enough of G4 .. But I know.. it is not good release this G4.. not nice design no difference from G3 LG needs completely 100% change design .. start making slim phones WITHOUT removable batt.!

2. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

No more glossy plastic. The back cover should be in Sandstone &/or Silk White like on the Oneplus.

34. Shocky unregistered

That sandstone back is horrible, picks up dirt and grease and starts get a bit disgusting after a few months. I was constantly cleaning mine and towards the end the back coating was starting wear away. Nice idea, but not that practical.

3. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

G4's battery life is disappointing :(. But the camera is great :), lot's of manual controls

5. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

the g4's battery is great better than s6, m9, g3, and the iphone6. come on speak the truth man almost all reviewers would agree with me except phonearena.

13. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

What have you been smoking ?

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Dont worry he is LG dic* rider top kek

15. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Dont worry he is LG dic* rider top kek

21. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Go spam somewhere else dude

22. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I was lagging on my G3 stay calm

29. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

you are always trolling in an lg thread. why?

41. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Im starting to think that you are LGisgood second account, im not trolling the thread but the user that is a difference

31. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

he is right g4's battery is long lasting and way better than s6 and iphone6 i easily managed watching around 6hrs on youtube movie @60% brightness that's indeed a great results. for the moderate usage one and half day is my normal

35. Shocky unregistered

Until Google sort out lollipop it's hard to tell which has the best battery life, lollipop seems to reduce all devices with good battery life to average. My OnePlus One had amazing battery life before the update and now it's consistently an hour less on screen time every day.

4. train

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2015

stereo speakers

6. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

i want the G5 to be an IP68 Certified.

30. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

that's good point

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

improvements : sd 818 or 820, design metal body

8. gaming64 unregistered

Too soon, Lg. Too soon. -____-

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

5.3in screen because with lg's bezels the phone will be the size of most five inch phones, better battery life,More premium finish the leather is cool and all but i'd like to see a glass or all metal option along with the leather, Qualcomm's top soc, not their second best. These are things I'd like lg to add but they're not a necessity. stereo speakers if lg can get them to fit without making the phone bigger than the g3 (since i want a 5.3in screen it could happen), A fingerprint scanner Its becoming a main feature on a lot of flagship devices, plus it adds extra security and it's just cool. and last of all water proofing preferably IP68 Certification. I get a new phone every year so if lg can make something like this^ happen then the g5 could be my next phone.

10. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

5.2 inch QHD screen, fastest qualcomm processor, 4GB RAM, 3500mAh battery with Quick charge 3.0, 20mp camera with OIS and 240fps slow motion video capture, 10mp front facing cam with IRIS scanner, 74-77% screen to body ratio, stereo speakers, wireless charging build in, heart rate monitor, dust and shatter proof and if possible water proof as well and 8-9mm thin and made of metal like Micromax Yuphoria That should make it one of the hottest phones.

11. platon09

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

better materials and please "NO CURVE"

12. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Premium feel & lagless UI

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