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  1. Phases

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  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I applaud their efforts,but,at this point,the modules are quite limited in adding much value or a different/better experience.
    Gotta start somewhere,I suppose,but,I've been down a similar road with the Motorola Photon & their Lapdock program.
    This has all the makings of more of the same,a lot more promise than anything tangible in the present.
    I'll sit this one out & take another look next year................
  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    ^^^What he said.^^^
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  4. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    Leaves me disappointed. Compared to my G3, it loses the rear buttons, wireless charging, and battery capacity. And it puts a smaller screen in a bigger, uglier body.

    What I wanted LG to address was sound quality and volume through the speaker, but it doesn't appear that got any love at all. The modules are an interesting concept, but I doubt they will sell enough of them to recover the cost of design and manufacture.

    Not going to say no, yet, but the reviews and user reports are going to have to be pretty stellar to get me to want this.
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  5. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Another concern regarding these modules:
    Just how modular are they gonna be?
    Will they be compatible with the next G phone?
    I know it's way too early to talk about next year,they could scrap the whole thing if sales are flat.
    Or,just by chance,if sales skyrocket,I could also see a corporate bean-counter making the bone-headed decision to go with a whole new set of modules that are incompatible from one year to the next,thinking the masses will continue to buy 'em regardless.....

    Just something to consider if you upgrade every year...................
  6. daposaspo

    daposaspo Newbie

    Currently have LG G3 and not feeling the G5 excitement level at the same intensity as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Don't believe I would have any use for G5 modules, anyone else feel this way?
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  7. biker74

    biker74 Well-Known Member

    I'd quite like the B & O DAC. Sadly though it's too expensive. They're going to have to lower the prices for this to work.

    Also, as someone else mentioned. What happens next year. LG are going to have to keep the bottom of their phones the same for the foreseeable future.
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  8. Brady0123

    Brady0123 Lurker

    I think a tempered glass screen protector is very necessary for the screen.The removable LG Friends may need a sack.
  9. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I've had the S7 Edge since opening day & there is A LOT to like:
    Nice display,although,I'm quite over the dual curved edges,believe it or not,not enough bezel (at least on the sides).
    Excellent battery life/wireless charging.

    With that said,despite my earlier postings regarding my mehness towards the G5,I'm seriously considering trading the S7 Edge in tomorrow:
    The removable battery/I-R Blaster & most important for me,an unlockable bootloader on the T-Moblie version,being the biggest draws on the G5.

    As for the modules,I'm still not feeling it,only one is compatible with the US models ATM (camera module).
    I'd welcome one that adds more battery life w/o making it look like a Frankenphone. :rolleyes:
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  10. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    Hey, Kolio! Long time no see.

    Ordered G5 for beloved myself.

    Should be here next week.
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  11. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Right back at ya ! :thumbsupdroid:
    Been a while & quite a few phones since our paths have crossed.
    Without me looking,lemme take a guess:
    The OnePlus 1+1 forum?
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  12. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    Nope. Still use my G3.
    Russian agression against Ukraine forums, bro. Ukraine is my native land.
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  13. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I remember you well,but,wouldn't have thought it was from the G3 forum,as I had that phone all of six days (I was one of those that couldn't hack the "sharpening",especially with text).

    I've been quite pleased with other LG displays since then (G Flex2 & V 10) & this one is no exception,I'm liking it more than I'd imagined.
    Glad to see ya in the neighborhood ! :thumbsupdroid:
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  14. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    Same here. Then it must be some other forum, F6 maybe?
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  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    We have a winner,what a cool phone that was/is. :thumbsupdroid:
    I actually gave it away,now that person is using a Windows phone,SMH......... :wtfdroid:
    If I'd had known,I'd kept it,best $40 I spent on a new phone (Best Buy Deal Of The Day).
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  16. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    Yeah, good ol' days..
    I still have both my F6.

    in other news:T-Mo bootloader on G5 can be unlocked.
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  17. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    IDK,it's not lookin' too good for TWRP ATM......
    I'd be OK with root only,just to freeze the unused bloat & I'm good.............
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  18. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    Someone on xda is already working on TWRP..
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  19. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I got one eye there & the other here....... ;)
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  20. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    ..and now my beloved Panasonic camcorder has died.
    How convenient :)
    this module structure of G5 really made me to click on Place order button.
    One for all.
    T-mo will give me free Cam 360. LG will give me free battery pack.
    B&H has Cam on preorder for a reasonable $69.99.
    Life is Good :)
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  21. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    B&H rocks:
    No tax (outside of NY) & free shipping.
    Let us know what ya think of it once it arrives. :thumbsupdroid:
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  22. Maine Coon

    Maine Coon Android Expert

    Sure will do.
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  23. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    I'm really quite interested in that module but cannot find it for sale?
    Also, I wonder if I can use my current case with it---does it add any bulk? It appears it may be slightly larger than the stock battery module.

    Edit: yeah, it does look bigger :( Crap. won't fit in my current case.
    #23 Mikestony, Apr 2, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2016
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  24. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I'd read somewhere that the B&O DAC module hasn't passed the by the FCC yet & imported versions will not work with US LG G5's.
    IDK,a bit above my pay grade,but,I'd make sure if you import it,buy from someone who has a no-hassle return policy................
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  25. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Here's where I originally heard about the B&O DAC not being compatible with US handsets until it's granted FCC approval , FF to the 5:40 mark for the deets :
    (Excellent 1st look at the unboxing of all the "Friends" & the phone,nice work if you can get it) ;) ........

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