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Why does nobody buy LG Smartphones?
- Published on Mar 1, 2021 veröffentlicht
- Why does Nobody buy LG Smartphones?
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He did a better advertisement for LG than their whole PR team have done in the last 8 years
What about the velvet that was a nice ad
Well said - they should employ him immediately.
Great company but no idea how to communicate.
I had an LG G2 in college, still my favorite phone I've ever had. That ultrawide camera made... all the difference. Seriously, it always got a reaction out of people, how it was able to fit everyone in the shot with space to spare.
Those on the sides of the photo in funny shapes, trying to get in the shot unnecessarily haha
@Jan redboyjan Temple Facts, just leaning in, thinking they'd barely fit in the shot lol
it was hot phone
To me LG's really always been about innovation. They're having fun with their products; designing and descarding them on a whim. But the real reason why I've always been satisfied with LG is mere accessibility. More often than not they're affordable, quality devices.
I do admit, I've never truly commited exclusively to LG. However, always seem to find my way back to them.
The problem with Lg having “fun” with innovation is the price the consumer pays in a lack of support - it’s not fun unless you want to upgrade every 6 months, it’s expensive.
Actually one of the reasons is that LG lacks,is advertisement and Clip-Sharers or media dont use LG to promote, I even thought that LG phones are already dead
I used to love LG and I really cut for them, but they burned me later in the g series when I needed em and just kept jacking up their prices, so I jumped ship
I haven’t thought about their phones but they arguably are the best TV manufacturer for gaming. Never even thought about them 10 years ago but they’ve really improved over Sony and Samsung for a better price with the oleds
Same i was on lg g3 for like 5 years then got my v50 can't go wrong with it
I really miss LG.
I still have such fond memories of my LG G2 and how ahead of it's time it was. It still looks great.
And the last LG phone I bought, the G6, had such a nice wide angle camera that nothing else could compete with. And a really clean design that felt perfect in the hand.
It's too bad LG just didn't handle their phone division well the way they're killing it with their TVs, monitors and refrigerators. Here's hoping they keep their lead in those markets. They used to be my favorite electronics company, and I actually just recently bought an LG monitor, although not because I particularly like LG, but because it matched the styling of my PC case.
I bought an LG Ultragear 27 inch 1440p monitor because it was the best value for a G-sync monitor on the market.
The thing is, TVs, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, and Monitors are considered necessity to the consumers, while phones around the time of LG's decline were considered luxury. With a necessity-focused brand, you build your hardware's popularity and name solely through reputation of reliability, not by marketing it. You want a good monitor? You heard LG makes good ones. You want a good phone? no one would say LG, because for one: their smartphone's marketing is handled exactly like their appliances, except of course smartphones are not a core necessity you need to get as soon as the next one, but instead a long term luxury.
What IF.... LG stood back and let the other companies do what they do as LG watched how the new stuff happens. and then give birth to a new phone that is so innovative they add all the new stuff PLUS their own style on things? I feel we will see new phones from LG after the next set of tvs comes out by LG. :D
HTC did just that and couldn't compete, which forced them to go into the VR market. But if LG actually markets their phones and are willing to put more resources then maybe they have a chan e
man I loved my G3 for every feature it had. great party trick when I unlock my phone with screen off, just by tapping seemingly random combination and unlock. everyone else trying and failing xD knock feature I still miss it however every phone got this boring double tap to light up the screen *grrhh*
The problem with that is that you need a massive amount of R and D.
Whereas other companies can release devices and problem-solve the stuff the users find for the next device, alongside doing their own R and D. So a feedback loop of improvement. Where as LG would be in a bubble.
The problem know after those years that is most people are choosing a favorite company and sticking with it for several purchases. LG have to work harder than before to establish a big enough fan base.
This makes me feel bad for LG. They are like the SUPER smart kid in school that everyone goes to for answers for homework but never talks to him
Just like my situation
@Hassen Seedat don't give the kids your answers, shine in the spotlight by your lonesome. People will always try to steal your spotlight man.
That used to be me
@Hassen Seedat same
I remember having the lg g flex, which was one of the craziest smartphones back then.. was so futureproof in terms of specs and features.. huge 6.0 screen...
I feel like they could keep up this line up and make sick smartphones with best proccesors and screens
I loved the G Flex, and love my V60. I genuinely see no reason to get another phone now, and will use this one until it breaks.
I always liked LG, back in the day, in middle school I had a low end LG, basic and cheap, and I loved it, it was quick, it was all that I needed and it lasted me four years and could have lasted me more if I hadn't broken it accidentally, I was so impressed by it I bought another LG phone, their sounds were cute (to me), I liked the camera, it was also quick, way better storage memory and it wasn't expensive, it sure cost me more than the other one, but it was a good deal, after that, I heard many people say LG wasn't good anymore for some reasons and stopped hearing from them ever since. Sadly I was mugged and that phone was stolen shortly after, never had an LG afterwards for one reason or another I thought they had stopped selling phones altogether. Last one I heard of was the LgG5.
I sat on an EnV from 2009 through 2017. Always enjoyed that flipper and it toughed it out until the front screen intermittently failed and it kept running out of memory. Mainly because of the keyboard, I went to a BB classic and then another keyboard phone this year when BB OS support took a blow around June 2021.
Sorry you had your possessions yanked, that must have been traumatizing and tiring to recover from.
My lg phone has lasted me 5 years
same my LG Stylus 5 got stolen once. just got another one though and use it to this day lol but will probably switch. the 16 gb storage wild but ive been used to it my entire life.
And it has a shining screen
@Osse my iPhone 6s lasts me 7 years now without any crack and any replacement
I used the Optimus G and the G2 when they were new and they were incredible phones. The Optimus G felt incredibly premium and ahead of its time with the glass back and it had a really good IPS LCD screen. The G2 wasn’t as premium feeling, but they packed a 5.5in screen with thin bezels which kept the phone small. LG fell off because they started chasing gimmicks and every flagship came with some fatal defect that destroyed the phone in less than a year.
I remember wanting to buy an LG phone, but my country tends to inflate the prices on less popular brends, and then I saw the difference between my local stores and global ones I decided it was not worth a shot.
They probably think it's a "novelty" so they can sell it for more.
It was far easier for me to move to an s22 than it was to fix my velvet but honestly I would have rathered staying with the LG velvet. Losing the SD card and the headphone jack for a more expensive in the end phone has annoyed me greatly.
But there were Altrentives with sd cards
@iamsheel how about the audiophile quality quad dac headphone jack which is Always accessible unlike bluetooth(disconnects,low battery,consumes more power, low audio quality, etc )
@dicky logginsI'm not a headphone user anyway but I think you can use a type-c headphone. I'm not sure about the quality though.
@dicky loggins buy 5$ usb c to 3.5 with dac integrated
@Filip Jevtic when buying a thousand plus dollar for a phone, you'd expect to get everything in it but it seems nowadays we are paying more for less ...
I like how Sony can name their PlayStations correctly, but just not their phones, lol.
One company two opposite examples
Or their headphones! Sony 1000xm4. what a mouthful!
@Alfie kane at least it makes sense, 1, 2, 3, 4, not like their phones
Same with headphones TVs is understandable but headphones and phones thats why nobody is buying from them
They consistently had a lower megapixel selfie cam but loved their wide angle wish they just had better software support love the expandable storage loved everything about LG except the fact that they didn't have good software support who wants to be stuck at the same software since the time you bought your phone
Its interesting, to me LG is more focused on their local market in Korea. At some point they had great colabs with well know artists in Korea, sponsoring every entertainment show on local tv, me as a foreigner interested in korean shows got interested in LG phones because of that, but ended up switching to samsung eventually, like you said its more consistent
I was quite happy with LG V20! This phone is for creative people with one of a kind camera (PHOTOGRPAHY) and audio. A split screen is a very useful feature, I think every phone should have it. But unfortunately, the phone has reached its limits and I need to let it go. I just pull a trigger and bought V40, can't wait to test it. It shoots photos in RAW just like V20 and it has a log profile when you shoot video! I hope it will meet your expectations!
The LG V60 is also fantastic, I love my dual screen. 5,000MAh battery is just amazing with battery life. Micro SD card slot, headphone jack with QUAD DAC, and 8K video. Just all around a fantastic phone and I'm never buying another phone again until Microsoft comes out with a skinnier version of the Surface Duo 2 that doesn't cost $1,500, preferably with a headphone jack.
Dude suggest me a best affordable phone for video recording
Dude you too. Suggest me something
@Iron Lake found it?
Had an LG G7 for a long time (got it a bit after release) and I feel like their design language was absolute top tier at the time. Im using a Xiaomi 11t rn and while it is an incredible upgrade especially battery life, amoled and 120hz, I miss the UI of the LG Skin. If you get used to it, it feels so beautiful. Also anything Audio related was working perfectly. I feel like Xiaomi is the complete reversal sadly in that regard.
It also had less bugs, but I feel like Xiaomi just really is bad in the Software Department.
If LG ever wants to get back into the game they should start with all the premium features (120hz Amoled, High Battery Life, etc..) and then set themselves apart with things like the Hi-Fi DAC.
If they just made a 2022 Version of the G7 I would have stayed.
I'm still using my G6. 2017.
Emm, i think MIUI has so so many bugs ,and it 's so difficult to use it ,I still use xiaomi 10u(because i' m poor ).but now i plan to use huawei p50 or apple13
finally someone who uses an xiaomi 11t.
I'm still using my LG v20.
The Hi-Fi DAC will no longer set them apart because Bluetooth is ubiquitous and that side steps the DAC. Most wireless devices don't even support anything that's high Fidelity like aptx or ldac
i have the lg v60 and the dual screen case that you can buy separate, and i really love it, especially considering at the time of purchase AND now it was less money for a better quality phone. people poke fun of me for it but i genuinely think lg phones were quite nice, and it makes me a bit sad that they halted their mobile line :(
So basically, LG is the smartest kid in the class but has ADHD so nobody takes him seriously
You described my life in 1 comment
@TessR Gaming bruh.
Yes, their phones are really great. And cheap too. Basically perfect.
Some years ago now, I had an LG Flex, and ive never loved a smartphone the way I loved that thing. It was by no means a powerful device at all, but it did everything i needed it to do perfectly, and the pure magic of it was its physical design. Putting the lockscreen and volume control buttons on the back panel was a stroke of genius, and you dont realise how much of a difference that makes to every day use until you actually have that feature. Being in the position they are, they dont get in the way at all, and are in the perfect spot that you dont have the to hold the phone in unnatural position to use them. Use the phone, lock the screen, and put it away, in one seemless movement. The curvature of the screen made no difference to my eyes, but it was a mixed bag to others. Some people tried it and loved it. Others thought it was a strain on the eyes to use.
While I owned that phone, I was taking public transport to work every day, during which i was listening to music for most of the trip. With the music app in use, the volume controls doubled as track selection, and the lock screen button doubled as play/pause. Common features, but because the buttons were outward-facing while the phone was in my pocket, it meant I didn't even need to reach for my phone. One tap on my pocket was all it needed. Further to that, the curvature of all facets of the phone meant it was extremely ergonomical in my hand, but even better than that, it formed perfectly against my body while in my pocket. I couldnt even feel it was there most of the time. No other smartphone ive owned was or is like that. They all feel a bit cumbersome and intrusive, but never the Flex. On multiple occasions i completely forgot it was in my pocket for this reason.
One faithful and windy day on my trip home, the flailing earphone wire caught the bag of a passer-by, and the phone flung out of my hand. It performed a fantastic and heart-stopping aerial manoeuvre, before hitting the ground, landing perfectly parallel to the pavement, all four corners of the screen contacting the ground at the same time. The screen was a total loss, and emotionally, so was I. I considered replacing it, but given its very low price point at the time, and its frankly rubbish and outdated specs, i moved on and upgraded. The tech has far improved since then, with intergration becoming alot easier along the way, but as for a smartphone being a physical extension of the body, and really what a true 'smart device' should be, nothing compares to the Flex. It really was "The Most Human Phone Ever".
Man, this story was so touching. I thought I was reading an essay about your dead pet 😭
my last two phones have been LG and i have always been very happy with the looks and overall quality. After my old LG fell to the ground and I heard that LG was getting out of the smartphone business, I bought my first IPhone. I really liked LG's smartphones and I'm sad that it ended like this.
I used an LG G2, G4 and G6. All were good handsets with the lG g4 with a really good camera - 16 megapixel and laser auto focus. Their UI was one of the first to use gestures to unlock the device. Anyway I felt after g6 they lost the plot slightly.
After breaking my first phone, an iPhone 5s, I got my brothers LG V10. Even though it was quite beat up, I LOVED it. Honestly, the second screen up top was one of the best things I’ve ever used on a phone. Sadly the battery sucked and I got my moms old iPhone 6s since she had upgraded, instead of replacing the battery. I’ll always hold a dear spot for LG phones
This is such a fair assessment of LG. Many US reviewers are far too snarky with LG without adding meaningful commentary. Thanks.
But this guy didn't even do reviews for LG
@Harys Viewty ya and you can understand from this video why
Their phones are boring. It didn't use to be this way. They can't even compete with OnePlus.
@Bradavon What qualifies a phone to be boring? Do explain.
the only thing interesting on LG's phones is the Quad DAC, but since I'm no audiophile and won't notice the difference, plus I have USB C headphones and Bluetooth TWS headphones, I'm not their target customer, they seem to target a minority of customers
Been buying LGs since the Stylo.
The one thing they did really well for a while were UIs that interacted with the case. I ADORED the circle view UI on the early Stylo and G4, and I was so disappointed when it went away. The G6 had a translucent case with a magnet sensor - when it was closed, the screen switched to a simple design that you could see through the case. Again, gone after the G6
Got the dual screen V60 now, and I'm sad that allegedly it'll be the last LG I can buy.
I had 4-5 LG smartphones, budget, and flagship phones and I was pleased with every one of them. My last LG phone was LG G5, such a great phone, love it. The only thing I missed was water resistance on my LG G5. I'm sad that LG stopped the production of smartphones.
Owned the G2, which was great at the time, until HTCs M8, Samsungs S7 & S9+ stole me away… finally came back bc of the LG Wing. They never had “the best” phone out, but they’ve always tried different things and gave us decent to very good phones 😭
I had the LG Spirit in high school. At this time there were probably better phones on the market, but this one just felt great (and had a catchy name). The only reason why I changed it was because repairing it would cost me more than a phone itself. When it came to buying a new one, I looked at newer LGs, but none of them gave me this "wow" impression, so I switched to Huawei.
I personally used a V60 as my daily driver for a solid two years and the price I got it for was a steal given that it came with a second year of warranty, the secondary display (which is why I wanted it in the first place), and a set of their wireless earbuds. But that primary reason is why I dropped it almost immediately when the Galaxy Z Fold3 was available to me - they blew it.
Between the bulky hinge in the middle making it useless for trying to view content across both screens, the really inconsistent behaviour of apps in response to the secondary display (and seriously, if I wanted to use the phone in landscape view with both displays and use the whole bottom display as a keyboard a la old school BlackBerry, I had to use their software keyboard...which is terrible), and the fact that the "display case" relied on a proprietary magnetic charging port which was a dongle I had to put on the end of my USB C cable which also had the magnetic strength of a flimsy refrigerator magnet/sticker thingy...it just wasn't worth using and gathered dust on my nightstand.
Z Fold3 comes out? Bought it immediately, despite it's insane price tag. Ditched the V60 like it was was out to kill me. LG just completely blew it when it came to their most compelling feature to me and I wouldn't have even bought it in the first place if I were to be able to discover the issues with the secondary display on a demo model which wasn't running their custom tailored apps. Then LG's mobile division just shut down completely long before I bought the Z Fold3 not even giving me an option to stay loyal to the brand.
It is a shame, because I happened to like the G series from LG. I had gotten a new one every time it launched. I am by no means a mobile guru, I think my children know more about them than I do. But all the points you make are very valid and even those of us who are way less mobile savy can understand this. BTW I really enjoy your videos, it has taught me so much when it comes to which which I should get. Seasons greetings from your American Cousins :P
LG is like the ADHD kid in school who is actually a genius but behaves like a knucklehead. Samsung is the back bencher who cheats but still scores 98% and Apple is like the rich ass kid who is the sports player and is loved or has been a crush of every girl in the school.
Edit: Oppo is the child who sells drugs and works as a pimp but still is loved by all the teachers.
Truer words have never been spoken
AND I'M THE HIGH ONE HALOOSNATEING A SCHOOL OF PHONES
And Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco are exchange students taking the school by storm and everybody's jealous.
@MasterBATER you know redmi and poco under xiaomi right?
As a longtime lover of LG phones since e400, am still mourning the mobile department's demise. The deal with LG is its durability especially its Corning glass. Incredible lifespan of long ago models.
I bought an LG G4 back in the day. It was better value than the equivalent Samsung Galaxy S of the day. The Android experience felt better to me. The control on the centre of the back was a great idea. I really liked the curved feel of it and the screen shape was a little different to most of the other phones on the market that made it look interesting. Most G4s of that era suffered with a boot loop. Amazingly, mine didn't have this problem. All was not good, though. The screen just failed on me one day. I tried getting it replaced, but that was a painful experience. The guy in the shop had difficulty getting hold of one. When he eventually managed to so, he couldn't get the new one to work. Such a waste. Had they not have had these problems, I may have well stuck with them. The modular G5 never appealed to me, and I didn't want to take a leap of faith with that amount of money again. I played safe and went with a WileyFox that did me for another 18 months or so.
I remember owning an LG Nexus 5 and then an LG G2, they were really good phones, flagships way cheaper than a samsung or an apple at the time. I loved my G2.
My LG V20 & V50 were exceptional phones all around. My carrier forced me to upgrade, as they stopped supporting the LG line. Upgraded to the Pixel 6 Pro. Love the Pixel camera, but miss the LG HiFi DAC, headphone jack and many other things. RIP LG. I would have stayed with LG for years to come.
I had the lg g2 and loved it, also had the v10 amd v20 phones with the "dual " screens which although gimmicky worked really good with some apps like having the camera controls moved off the view finder and onto the second screen or notification bar really fun phones
I hope LG has seen your review, if they take your recommendations the company will have a serious turn around. Great review look forward to the next 😀
unfortunately LG has left the smartphone Market :(
Lg are like saab😭
@Ben If LG had saw this video it will not die in the smartphone market.
Rest in peace.
@Ben wait what
@Quipie yeah they discontinued making phones and people with an LG phones get updates for about 3 more years until its over for them
LG has the right time to comeback. The engineers and researchers should be able to blow competition next year
I have been using several LG smartphones, and the main factor why LG had to exit the smartphone market was definitely the lack of marketing in key target markets. They were barely visible with their products in Europe... while they did have quite the presence in their home market.
Another frustrating factor for non-Asia LG phone buyers was certainly, that the models released in Korea or Hong Kong mostly always had double the internal memory for the same price - and sometimes more color options.
I had a samsung note 1 which died ONE day after its warranty expired, by then I switched to LG G Pro (stupidly the EU version with half memory), after that imported the Hong Kong version of V10 (double memory) and in early 2019 to the Hong Kong version of V40 (red color, not available outside of asia).
Still using the V40 and loving it, but the next phone will be a samsung again (hoping for it not to die just after the warranty period), probably the s22 ultra. And once again looking to import (color availability, processors of asia vs. eu variants...)
Back to topic though, LG smartphones had one thing I liked a lot about them/still like a lot: no matter how much you cram onto the sd card and the internal memory, the device does not get noticeably slower. Even if the phone is so crammed that it cannot update the weather app anymore.
What frustrated me about LG smartphones: different models for the EU vs asia. Pricing policy. My V40 was around €150 cheaper as an imported model vs. what it cost at the same time here in Germany. The pricing difference dropped a few months later to the same level, but that is just ridiculous.
Another fun fact: LG also released such cool clamshell phones in Korea in the late 2000s/early 2010s like the ice cream and lollipop series. Wish we had all of those available in Europe as well ;-)
My LG G8 is 12GB RAM. Yes, korea set. I wonder why LG make their phone that way
I miss my LG phones. They were fantastic. Last one I had was the G8X, one of the best phones I had.
So true I have that phone too,but now is completely obsolete as no carrier support's it.
@gi4dtv still a great backup phone tho
I've got the LG v60 dual screen. Best phone I've ever had hands down. I'm hoping they jump back in the market in a few years
i have an lg v40 (yes i know, similar) it is still the best phone ive had compared to an samsung a31, an alcatel tetra, and a old xiaomi, all of them being similar price other than the acatel which was an replacement for the xiaomi for a while. still the best phone ive had.
Great video, I agree with most of what you say.
Still, I'll miss them.
I had the G3 and the G5 and they had great things that I really missed when they were gone.
* The Power button on the back which included a fingerprint scanner was much better than putting your finger on the screen to unlock.
* I still think the Volume buttons on the back were better too, though more debatable.
* The G5 was one of the last phones with replaceable batteries, which was great too. (granted, the G5 battery life sucked, as did its lifespan). I didn't care for the modularity of it, I never used that. But changing batteries gave this feeling as if you're reloading a gun, hehe.
I got 2 chinese phones since the G5, and they are just not on the same level.
One thing that could have been added to the video: availability. We get a free phone with a new contract (every 2 years) and at some point local carriers stopped handing out LG phones, so I HAD to switch to another brand.
For my last phone I really wanted to get an LG phone because it looked great, but the dealbreaker was that it had an LCD screen. At the time I was already used to Samsung's AMOLED screens and really didn't want to go back to LCD after that.
It's ironic how a single Clip-Sharer knows better than their entire marketing department
power of research my friend
@Dhruva Khera something LG couldn't do
@Dhruva Khera Then I guess they haven't done any at LG
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I have had my LG Velvet for about two years and it is hands down the best phone I have owned after the HTC models of several years ago. It's a shame that they actually have stopped making phones now.
I had an LG G7+ ThinQ. Everyone asked me why I bought it and it was for the headphone quality.
There are plenty of good things I can say about the phone, like how useful QuickMemo was, how easy the transfer to a Samsung was after my phone broke (you could basically do it yourself with a quick google search), the performance, the reliability, and so on, but my biggest issue was the lack of customisation and support that came with LG having a smaller userbase.
I couldn't get a good phone case, and getting my screen and my back cover replaced was a headache due to the lack of LG stores. Because of this, I made the switch to Samsung.
I've had several LG phones (Stylo 2, 4, 6, Tribute, X-Charge, K92) I loved the audio quality and the battery life of the LG's. I thought they were great. However, every single phone had either the battery suddenly die, or the charging port would stop working. It's a shame LG gave up their cell phone production.
Just bought a used LG Velvet. It was a toss-up between this or an Oppo Find x3 lite for the same price. The Oppo is a year newer, and in most areas it seems better on paper, but I went with my heart (a stupid thing to say about a mass-produced consumer item, I know). The Velvet seemed more solid, less plastic. And I was really happy with my LG G5 - i went through two of them. For me they were very comfortable to use - very light, and the fingerprint sensor on the back was well placed and worked every time. I could just whip it out of my pocket and it unlock it before it was even in front of my face. The keyboard learning knew exactly where I was trying to put my fat sausage fingers. The camera didn't have a billion megapixels - but it took great photos that were very detailed and rich. The main selling point was the removable battery though - instead of carrying around powerbanks and cables - just have a spare battery in your pocket. And when the batteries started to give up the ghost, just get a new one for like, $15. You could keep a G5 going theoretically forever. Or until the processor starts to fry your screen at least. Despite all of these positives - I was still the only person I knew that owned an LG phone. LG did a great job marketing to my use-case scenario, but maybe their problem is that I'm the only sane person in a sea of idiots.
And so... that's my story on why I bought an LG Velvet.
I wish it makes a comeback. Loved all LG phones. But it also had hardware issues. Their price were very reasonable in Pakistan and had good sales but the hardware issues that were mostly related to motherboard or chipset made them a really unreliable phone. LG phone are still used here in my country but people don't buy them because it puts them at risk that it might breakdown and might not be fixable.
I've had 2 LG phones, and both of them lasted for years. I just changed my last one for a Samsung S22. Of course, the camera is better, and there's more storage than with the LG, but the LG lasted for 5 years, and the battery popped up and that's the reason why I changed it.
There is such a humility to the way this guy presents his content. Unbiased but respectful. Clever but not arrogant. Honestly, him and MKBHD are the best of the best when it comes to tech videos.
Totally agree. I just found Arun, but binge watched all of his videos and subscribed. I'm now yearning for him to do videos on other tech stuff like 3d printers and such.
He’s had great content for years, I’ve been watching him since I first saw his 3D Hologram video 5 years ago!
@Mrwhosetheboss Hi arun I am a big fan
@Mrwhosetheboss Can you make an Q&A?
I have a V60 and I absolutely love it. I like to have a variety of phones and I haven't considered using another one. My only complaint is that I can't change my font due to the LG store being closed.
I'm using a more than 4-year-old G6 to this day and will continue to do so until the end of this year. The G6 is the very best smartphone I have ever bought by a long shot. It has served me well and still does (although I have to admit that I'm still on Android 8 instead of 9, which is how I avoided the phone becoming too slow). I'm really sad that LG phones are dead now. I probably would have bought an LG again.
I had 2 LG phones and honestly some of the best phones I've had. Then again that was 10 years ago.
I had an lg phone a couple years ago. The screen and size was great, the battery lasted for days and it had a fingerprint sensor on the back. Honestly I would recommend it for anyone on a budget (it was under $400).
Also recommend Motorola phones too. Great phones for when you're on a budget.
If you're not on a budget I'd recommend my phone, the Samsung S20 FE.
This is true and was notable years ago... LG G devices seemed to be entirely new and different each year. They were never the same or built off the last. Maybe a similarity or two, but really completely different phones. I loved the LG's I had, just a poorly mismanaged branch.
LG just opted out of smartphone Business worldwide.
Wow. This is real.
Yeah such an shame because they had some good phones, It would have been nice if another company were too buy lg mobile worldwide.
@Isaun there's no point. Unless someone really wants the dual screen swivel patent they have I don't really see the value.
Maybe they can try coming back to the consumer industry after there's more consolidation and have a very streamlined strategy, but in general smartphone sales have been declining for awhile now, and besides non replaceable battery creating obsolescence there's less and less reasons to keep upgrading per generation.
Yes The company need work on making their phones stronger or more solid so the need better strategies, the dual screen was useless but there so many other ideas that weren't by lg. Well there are many phone companies that have non-removal batteries so that isn't an outdated feature when you think of phones such as Oppo Reno and Samsung, iphone they have non removal batteries it the innovation and software is what the consumers like about Oppo Reno or Samsung and IPhone so if lg works on there software then they might have an chance so could by the mobile comany and change so things around so that LG can be successful again.
@Isaun LG could start making solid and modular phones with good specs. Software isn't too important to me. I'd like more Android One than any OS skin.
@Isaun me using an lg 😭
I used LG G5 modular and it's camera was literally insane and every little detail was focused.
I have the lg40 still and I love it; the floating bar is amazing… I’m not upgrading to the pixel 6 pro but that floating bar and manual photo mode will be missed
I got the LG velvet about a year ago because I remembered the brand and thought it looked decent, without realising LG was shutting down their phone department. It's my first phone I bought new(ish) in store and I honestly love it so much. Unfortunately, I'm upgrading early so I don't have to switch over a security app I'm downloading soon in a couple of years when the phone actually dies, but it's absolutely going to be a solid backup phone
I remember how excited I was to get and buy the LG Chocolate. I can remember their marketing strategy was excellent and they showcased their innovation through their ads. Can't remember what happened to them as I never even watch reviews on any of their new phones. It's a shame as they are a reputable company.
I had an LG phone in 2014 that had a natural language weather widget that is to this day unparalleled. I moved to NYC and it would tell me "its warm this morning but will be chilly this evening" or "bring an umbrella" and I was better prepared for weather than the lifelong New Yorkers I worked with.
and then as you note, they dropped it. literally the best app I've ever used, gone forever. unbelievable.
“LG’s naming system is terrible”
Nope V40, V50, V60, V70 there are people buying these phones but the numbers 🔢 not as high as Samsung Galaxy and iPhones with less features. 😬
when it comes to the consoles, Sony names them well. PS, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5. but when it comes to naming their headphones...ohh boy...
@pipthegooner or smartphones oh boy o boy
I think LG and Sony are in the same boat. They seem to not really have their smartphones as a priority. They focus more on the products that they're best known for which for LG are home appliances and TVs. While for Sony are cameras and TVs.
I've been with Samsung since the original S. I watch reviews for different brands but never actually got one. I just feel comfortable with Samsung to the point I'm scared to leave them. I only ever really thought to switch to apple but the unavailability of some apps I use made it difficult.
I've had 2 LG phones, great experience. It's a shame they stopped producing
I had the q7+ and g8 thinq and I cannot lie I absolutely loved them and I’m sad they stopped making phones. I would have definitely kept buying
I *loved* my LG G2, including the novel-for-the-time sensor that allowed you to double tap on the screen to turn it on, and a really good camera. LG felt like a genuine top tier manufacturer - and I remember being excited about the G3's laser autofocus, but was all about trying different manufacturers, and I went for an HTC as my next handset. After that, I never got another LG again, partly as it felt like Samsung had upped their game to match iPhone build quality and no one really kept up. Sort of felt like LG had kinda dropped to a sub-premium tier manufacturer - then Samsung Forever or whatever the program was at the time rewarded me for just switching to the next Galaxy/Note... so I got stuck in the cycle
My mother used to work at the LG factory and because of that, since elementary school until I was JHS, I always used an LG phone.
LG always releases good products and never fails in my opinion, even the old LG cellphones came out when compared to today's cellphones, in my opinion, LG is still good.
LG before the "notch screen era" had some of the sexiest flagship designs.
And the first rounded(ish) screen corner
V10 had the first notch
LG makes the best second hand phones in the market only real technology nerds know that
@Scr3wBlu3 true too damn cheap Best value !
@Techie Tony yeah especially since they be packing flag-ship snapdragons processors like the 835, 845, 855...
I think all they missing is a more appealing designing to put them in the game. I mean their TVs are pretty sexy now they just need to do the same for their phones
I was a major LG fanboy. I owned a G2, G3, G4 and G6. They’re were innovators. The G3 was one of the first phones to have a 4k display and laser autofocus camera, and that was in 2014. And the phones were very affordable as well. The reason why I left was because they were so slow with updates and their customer care was trash. What a shame
I've had a few LGs in the past, but the last one I had was one of the ones that went into boot loop and couldn't get it out of. We swapped the phone more than 5 times, LG customer service was horrible. They wouldn't let us get a different phone, only the same phone with the same problem, over and over again. We vowed never to buy LG again.
I've been using LG smartphones when the KP 500 Cookie came out and before that. I would go LG any time over the others. Sadly LG stopped making phones.
Watching this just makes me love LG and for them being so unconventional. And my first favourite smartphone was an LG so maybe it could be something sentimental.
YES! You hit it on the nail about LG having so many frickin code names! I like when it was just G3, G4, G5, G6, etc, but add a K, Q or V and it took me soooo long to compare them all for my next purchase. I had to figure out how to differentiate each of the latest ones using a few geek sites. I actually found a brand new LG Velvet 5G and bought it through Best Buy delivery, as most LG's aren't being sold in retail stores anymore. This will probably be my last LG purchase and since I don't like iPhone, I may have to go to Samsung next.
Arun: LG needs to do this, and this and this to back on track.
Meanwhile LG executives: We'll pass your ideas to our Team for consideration.
I love this guy. He works very hard at holding our attention. It only takes a few lines and I believe that he's done his homework.
He does alot of cool stuff too, instead of just staring at the camera..
The first smartphone I purchased was the LG Thrill, a phone pushed onto me by sales people because it was free. I wanted the Galaxy s4, the not so thrilling thrill was a 3D phone. It was cool for about half an hour and when I finally ditched it to start using galaxy active I had tons of pictures and video in a format that was stuck on that phone since they were all 3D.
I owned a few LG. The lack of support post launch and longevity wasn't good at all.
They were also cheap, but i do understand since they were cheaper which is fine and never was a problem for me.
Something i really loved about them is their gimmick. They were always trying something new, fresh and always a bunch of interesting tools and features. Useful? Probably no, but goddamn they were pretty damn cool
Had a LG G3 years ago. I loved the phone, but the screen failed spontaniously after warranty and I had to switch that phone to another. So far it has been the only phone I've had that failed on its own due to component failure.
I was never so satisfied with a smartphone like with one from LG. I had the G3, G4 and V30 and I had no problems as far as I remember.
Then I got the Huawei P30 pro and it had lots of issues. Only 1080p, the camera was awful in terms of color saturation, the brightness sometimes changed without changing the slider (auto brightness was turned off) and the sound had the same problem too. Sometimes it just got nearly silent even though it was on full volume. I then had to ether wait for a minute or close the app, wait some seconds and try if I can now play at full volume again. (it was the "AI" I guess)
Not to mention the curved screen edged.
Now I have the Pixel 6. Still just 1080p, no headphone jack, I can't change the font, the background color always has some tint to it and even though the camera is better then on the P30 Pro, I am not as pleased as with the v30's results.
I had to download a third party launcher because I couldn't remove the search bar from the home screen.
But the worst part about a Google phone are the Google Apps. It sounds weird but on every other phone I had a gallery and then Google photos. I had an explorer an Google files. A normal calender and then the one from Google. And so on. I always deleted the Google Apps because they were never as good as the "standard" ones. Now on the Pixel, there are no simple standard apps. All those services are Google Apps by default. And if you delete them you simply have no other Apps. I wish someone would have mention that earlier but I just never thought that the standard some aren't the simple standard at all. (But to be fair, while the Google Apps are called "Google" Images and "Google" camera and so on, the "normal" Apps were never called "Samsung Gallery" or "Huawei Fotos". In fact Samsung even has their own store with their own service Apps next to Google and the standard ones and I never wanted to use those services too.)
For the most apps a could find a third party alternative. And even though it's not perfect it is good enough that I can leave it like that and live with it.
Just the camera still bothers me. I tried a third party apps that claimed to take photos in raw and gives me the full control over what sensor I use at any moment. But while this worked on the P30 and most Samsung phones, those two features do not work on my Pixel.
I tried some other phones, borrowed from friends and family. Mostly some Samsung galaxy S phones but even though they didn't had those issues, for some reason they never made me happy. I can't remember why anymore but something with their way of doing it was not his I wanted it. I never got warm with Samsung's user experience.
To be fair, I never tried one plus or Sony (since the smartphone area at least) but I had multiple Huawei phones before LG and after every phone I tired, no phone fitted is needs as good as an LG smartphone.
I guess my next phone, when my Pixel breaks, will be an LG again. No matter how out dated.
It won't be Huawei and others because of android and stuff. It won't be a Samsung simply because Samsung.
And it won't be a Google phone because of Google Apps.
And Microsoft and Apple are not options too, because I want it to be an Android phone.
I simply see no alternative other then going back to LG.
I bought the LG G3, G4, V30 and V40 and all of these were insanely good smartphones at their time.
Especially the advanced Hi-Fi-Sound chip of the V-series smartphones combined with good ear phones is still ahead of any competition. Neither Apple nor Samsung deliver a comparable sound quality. Apple doesn't even have a plug for normal headphones anymore!
That's why I was shocked when I heard that LG stopped developing and producing smartphones because their smartphones had almost the same performance as the other brands and some great advantages like the very good sound quality.
The G4 was such a good phone! i had it for 6 years. i got a samsung galaxy s20 this year and i'm not gonna lie..i miss the G4 sometimes
@A k I went from a g4 to a q7+ and currently have a g7. Lg phones are a great value.
I also used g4 itwas great phone but due to its repairing issue in Pakistan lg gone fail other wise lg has also the inovater of cinematic video's which iphone 13 pro means apple copy now from Android..
LG G2 was my first real smartphone haha.. I dont think ppl want them is because their software updates are ass
Damn, that's sad. I'm using an old Iphone but when its time comes I would have loved to get an LG phone
I had HTC phones (m7, m9) and watched them succumb to the market and then I had two LG phones (G6, G8) and inevitably switched to Samsung (S20) when I switched carriers and my G8 wasn't compatible. I always root for the underdogs and this makes me so sad to see LG pull out of making phones. I really want to try an Asus Zenfone, but I'm on Verizon and it's not really an option. I recently broke the screen on my s20 and I'm considering buying another LG, at least temporarily instead of paying it off and upgrading.
i always loved LG phones.... my only criticism.. the batteries over heated and eventually lost their ability to charge.. but that camera on my G3 and later G4 was very very good.. and i loved the placement of the power button on those.. very ambidextrous.. very comfortable.. it's too bad they weren't popular..
I remember nursing my old phone along waiting for the g4. They were a first choice for a lot of people back then. The last few times I've been in the market I don't think I've even thought about lg
LG reminded me of Windows Phone. It had some die hard fans, but most people are going with the big players on the block. Both LG and WP were terrible at marketing even though they had some device changing features. As a user of both of these brands, the V60 is still my daily driver, not to mention the Lumia 950 that I still use from time to time, I definitely feel like a guy that pulls for the underdogs. Havent decided what my next phone will be next, but I'm leaning towards a Sony.
I love innovation, from back in the day I have been jumping from brand to brand, Motorola, Nokia, Blackberry, HTC, Sony, Huawei, Samsung, Apple and LG. For some reason LG was the device that kept me coming back. I absolutely loved my LG devices and the fact that they always had something new to offer. Now that LG is out of our market I find myself in a place where I look at phone options and feel like there is this empty space that I can't help but feel like LG would have filled. Yes they might not be the best according to all the reviews and and, but an amazing device if you are looking for a great all rounder!
Another issue is software updates. LG has been notorious for years now to be very slow with releasing new android versions to their devices.
Don't buy this - Samsung sucked at software updates for years and people still bought their phones. This is an issue but it isn't the reason people don't buy LG phones.
Software updates are absolutely an issue with LG. I bought the Note8 while my friend bought the V30 in 2017 and my Note is still getting security updates while his stopped in mid 2019.
@Sikh Atheist People bought a lot of Samsung phones in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 when Samsung sucked at updates. Updates is not why people originally bought Samsung devices. People bought them because they were the anti-Apple - SD cards, removable battery, water resistance, headphone jack, IR blaster. I agree that Samsung is doing an excellent job with updates now.
@vtpmt81 You are talking about a time 4 to 8 years ago, LG was selling plenty of phones then.
This. And the distribution of of it is quite poor too. My G6 got updated to Android 8.0 after nearly 3 years. And as if that's not bad enough, i found out that for my region that's the final upgrade, while others got android 9.0. And since most phone nowadays had wide angle cam, this might be my last LG.
My first smartphone was the LG Optimus F7. The RGB home button was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I really miss that phone.
I think you’re right. It’s like LG never accepted their phones. Sure they had a gimmick on each of them, but do they even care. The support was why I had a problem buying another LG.
I love the distracted driving warning as you open the box, everyone wants to unbox their new phone as soon as possible coming home from the tech store 😂
Sad that LG had some great phones but never got a foothold on the phone market. I got the LG G3 when it came out and I loved that phone, then I moved to the V10 which at the time was a beast compared to other phones, with 128gb storage, I felt I had a laptop in my pocket plus the quad dack which made my headphones sound like I never knew,, I had some hi fi headphones at the time but didn't have a device that would made them sound as good as when plugged in to my stereo receiver. I guess the v60 will be my last upgrade to the V30 for music purposes. RIP LG phones.
LG G4 was my favourite phone of all time shame it died from bootloop.
The back buttons and the Lazer focus camera were incredibly good so was the leather back.
This is the reason why I like watching Arun's content unlike other tech Clip-Sharers. The content is not biased regardless of the brand and his videos are very humble. You don't really have to showoff how much you're earning by buying a car or a tank for your content. It's all about the people who's watching your content and providing decent content. Kudos!👏👏
I kind of feel that he wants to keeps his earnings and private life a secret, forever.
@OLD TIME BOOKS we must respect his privacy
@OLD TIME BOOKS I agree with you on that, but you know people will always be curious on how much these Tech Clip-Sharers earn like Marques.
Yes unlike mkbhd he does not waste time
I think if u showed them dual screens then it would make more sense. To answer what LG Was trying to be my guess its that they wanted to bring specs, new innovations and to also do all that at a price that was better than the competition. Why LG is still viable video coming this week. Check it out
I truly believe that LG should be offering you and opportunity in their Strategy Department. The assessment is
I bought an LG smartphone 2 years ago. The V60ThinQ.
It's the best phone I've ever had. It kind of makes me mad they stopped making phones.
Just like how I bought a really great Nokia Lumia just before they stopped as well.
Just like I bought a Creative Zen ... an EVGA GPU ... I'm really good at buying really good brands right before they die aren't I...
Bought my V20 in large part because of the replaceable battery feature. It seems as though this is something that many people would want, but apparently I'm in the minority. Still works great and was a steal at $175 on eBay 2+ years ago.
Nah you're not. I'm using the V35 currently still. This thing is still badass.
I still stick to my LGv30 and it's the best phone I ever had. Quad DLC, prime camera, water resistance, radio, remote. Bought it used, because it was still expensive, after three years on market. The V series is quite price stabil. Bevor LG I was going with Samsung, from the Galaxy S1 to the Galaxy S5. But LG has far better hardware for it's prices.
best LG V 30. I use it too
Apple: great cameras consistent updates but overpriced.
Xiaomi: Bloatware but cheap and best.
Samsung: great display and sound
LG: life's good but we don't know how.
from what i recall, some LG phones were supposed to have a superior DAC, better than the competition. Sadly, that wasn't enough to drive sales. Maybe the biggest downfall is how they didn't market their phones as well as the other companies.
Actually apple isn't overpriced as you'd believe but yeah there's a reason why apple is shifting its focus on to its other products
@~dreamer~ I don't even know LG still makes phone
@FhinPus they used to, but because of slow sales, they had to close their mobile division, unfortunately.
Having a 12MP camera isn't great
I've been an avid LG user and was heart broken that LG has stopped making phones. This was a fun video to watch and its enjoyable
I used LG religiously in industry. Specifically the amount of RAM that was available and processing power in their phones allowed me to be VNC'd into multiple machines while working from an oil rig rig floor and being able to control and input or manipulate data while compiling reports on another system for transmission to the home company. I tried to do the same with my Samsung phone when I Lapsed as an LG user and I noticeably had several issues with connectivity and stability. LG hands down was one of the most powerful phones on the market in computing. I actually plan to purchase a high RAM varient of their last phone produced before they're no longer available as they ahve a long lifespan so long as the internal battery is maintained and charged properly.