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Last Edited by bigdaikon July 19, 2016 at 10:24 AM
Before you buy this phone or an LG product, consider their last flagship, the G4

Bootloop issue [xda-developers.com]

For those that want a summary, LG had a massive design flaw that breaks most G4s, requiring motherboard replacement, around the one year mark. Their fix is to replace the board with another, just as prone to break, but the replacement only gets a 90 day warranty, so when the replacement goes, you are stuck.

No recall has been issued, even though they know of the situation. Just like car companies that have famously decided it was cheaper to settle wrongful death suits, than to recall, for LG, I'm sure it is cheaper to fix those that break within the 1 year manufacturer warranty period and deny everyone else than to recall the phones that they know are defective.

FWIW I would be cautious about ever buying an LG product again, especially a cell phone.

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Does anyone know if this phone is able to pickup all 3G, HSPA, and 4G LTE on the T-Mobile networks?
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Does anyone know if this phone is able to pickup all 3G, HSPA, and 4G LTE on the T-Mobile networks?

Ditto question; how is it diff than TMo version?
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should work fine for tmobile (based on the LTE bands it has), though it won't have wifi calling.
it might also be missing some 3g bands, but if you have solid LTE coverage...
also, probably no VoLTE, but that I'm not sure
This phone is very good looking (though value is going to keep droping fast, so if you are not in a rush...)
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Ditto question; how is it diff than TMo version?
http://willmyphonework.net/
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should work fine for tmobile (based on the LTE bands it has), though it won't have wifi calling.
it might also be missing some 3g bands, but if you have solid LTE coverage...
also, probably no VoLTE, but that I'm not sure
This phone is very good looking (though value is going to keep droping fast, so if you are not in a rush...)
I believe the WiFi calling is built in to Android at this point, so it should work. I have an unlocked HTC A9 (not T-Mobile version) and use Wi-Fi calling on T-Mobile every day. As for VoLTE, T-Mobile says the G5 is compatible:
http://www.t-mobile.com/optional-...s-700.html
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I believe the WiFi calling is built in to Android at this point, so it should work. I have an unlocked HTC A9 (not T-Mobile version) and use Wi-Fi calling on T-Mobile every day. As for VoLTE, T-Mobile says the G5 is compatible:
http://www.t-mobile.com/optional-...s-700.html
i don't think that is the case, though I could be wrong. HTC was worked with tmobile to make it available on the A9 (and maybe others), but it's not the case on the majority of the devices. Also,for VoLTE, the devices need to pass ceritification, so most unlocked devices will NOT have it. Tmobile talks about the tmobile G5, not the unlocked one
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Honestly, after the G4, and how they handled/ are handling the problem, I would hesitate to purchase another LG product ever. The price would have to justify it being disposable for it to be worth it...
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Not gonna spend $400 a a phone when they don't fix issues with their previous flagship.
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DEAD Deal $442 now
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Wife and I both bought a LG G3 and after a year her phone has the boot loader issue as well as the G4's that typically get it. Her phone is basically a paper weight. So I know the design flaw is from before the G4's. Mine is still going no problem, but not sure how much longer it is going to last. Worst part is we got the G3's just as soon as they came out and used TMobile's pay it off over 2 year setup. It's now finally paid off after this month, but I was basically paying a phone that was a paper weight as it happened just outside the warranty period. Not much we could do and owing $300 on a phone that doesn't work is more than annoying. Right now she has been getting by with a cheapie asus ZTE 2 $60 best buy phone that seems to be on deal all the time.

If the G5's have fixed the boot loader issue I would consider them, otherwise hell no.

nevermind, quick google search shows it's still a problem though not as bad as it was with the G4's. G3's and G5's have boot loop/loader problem, but not as bad as the G4s in terms of how many units are affected. Not worth the risk.
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