Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: New phone time v. LG G4 bootlooped

  1. #1
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,769

    New phone time v. LG G4 bootlooped

    So my LG G4 has decided to bootloop itself this afternoon, so I need a new phone and I don't want to pay a bunch.

    I was looking at the Moto G5 plus and G5S plus since I want a decent phone, but don't want to spend a lot since apparently phones are disposable items now.

    Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Wotty wot wot. Storage Is My Life Chewy509's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
    Age
    40
    Posts
    2,839
    As someone who isn't far off at getting a new phone myself (digitiser is dying on the touch screen), I've been looking around as well...

    I was looking at the Nokia 6, Sony XA and Moto G5S. (low-mid range price bracket).

    I'm just having a hard time justifying spending $$$$ on a phone that lasts 2 years at most, when a mid-range phone will roughly the same job. Unfortunately it seems most places around me only want to sell the ultra-cheap entry level or the top end phones, but very few of the mid-range phones.
    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

  3. #3
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,769
    The LG G4 worked long enough late this afternoon for me to copy off any data off it that wasn't on the microSDXC card. Not a lot and nothing of any real value, but I got it. It locked up shortly after and went back into the bootloop cycle.

    And I need a new phone by the time I fly out of the country on Monday which makes online buying tight. The middle of the road phones aren't generally sold in stores either.

    And, of course I missed all the good deals on phones over the past week that ended yesterday. What great timing. I guess it could be worse and die Monday or while I'm gone, but still.

  4. #4
    NVIDIA> AMD Fixture Handruin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    12,565
    I realize this won't likely be well-received but what about an LG G6? They now offer a two year warranty.

  5. #5
    Fixture ddrueding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Monterey, CA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    19,206
    I really like the V30. Great improvement over the G5 I had before.
    Work1: i7-8700K@5.1Ghz, 64GB, 512GB 960 Pro, 1080ti
    Home1: i9-7900X@4.5Ghz, 64GB, 512GB 960 Pro, 1080ti
    Home2: i7-7700k@5Ghz, 32GB, 1TB 960 Evo, 2x 1080

  6. #6
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,769
    You guys sure like your LG phones.

    I heard the V30's OLED display isn't great and it's an $800 phone. The G6 is $500, probably double what I want to spend, and I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to another LG even with an extra year on the warranty. My G4 died a few days shy of the 2 year mark. My old LG flip phone still works pretty well after 10 years though the battery has been replaced numerous times. Somehow I doubt any new smart phone is going to match that. Hence why I want to minimize my spend on a new phone, but I also don't want to end up with a junk phone as a result either.

  7. #7
    Hairy Aussie timwhit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    5,277
    I swore off LG phones after my LG G5 developed numerous problems around the one year mark. I bought the Samsung GS8+. Not really in your budget either, but it's a great phone.

  8. #8
    NVIDIA> AMD Fixture Handruin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    12,565
    I would have also bought the V30 like ddrueding had my other phone survived until its release. I'm mostly happy with the G6. My one major complaint is the camera is a step back from my V10. Otherwise the phone just seems to work fine.

    I can appreciate you not supporting LG after having multiple problems. I'm unsure why but I don't like Samsung devices. I know it's petty but that fingerprint reader location would drive me insane. The one on the G6 is in the perfect location and works great.

  9. #9
    Storage is cool
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Östersund, Sweden
    Posts
    554
    How about the Moto Z Play (first gen)? I love the battery time, vanilla Android + it should have a descent price.

  10. #10
    Fixture ddrueding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Monterey, CA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    19,206
    I have had a second phone for about 3 weeks now, S8+ on Sprint (loaner, they want our business). I really don't like how narrow the screen is, and the fingerprint reader is in the wrong spot, and the amount of bloat Samsung puts in their phones (Bixby? Really?) seems to slow the thing down.

    For a reasonable amount of money might I suggest:

    Work1: i7-8700K@5.1Ghz, 64GB, 512GB 960 Pro, 1080ti
    Home1: i9-7900X@4.5Ghz, 64GB, 512GB 960 Pro, 1080ti
    Home2: i7-7700k@5Ghz, 32GB, 1TB 960 Evo, 2x 1080

  11. #11
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,769
    I have a Galaxy S8 as my work phone. I think it's too narrow. I only use it for the occasional e-mail, text, Google hangout message, and phone calls. I don't have any complaints about the performance. But, I certainly wouldn't pay $750 for one.

    Really, I'm a lightweight smartphone user. I don't play games, watch movies, listen to music, or run apps. Some occasional web surfing (to kill time when necessary), intermittent texting, a bit of Google Hangouts, and the sporadic phone call. I take a picture or two on occasion, but I'm not using it in place of a P&S.

    Edit: Decided to get a Moto G5S+. $239.99 shipped for the 3GB/32GB model. It's supposed to be delivered Friday. Thanks for the suggestions (even though it seems I ignored them all and bought one of what I first mentioned).
    Last edited by Stereodude; 11-29-2017 at 06:52 PM.

  12. #12
    Fixture ddrueding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Monterey, CA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    19,206
    Entirely reasonable to ignore our suggestions; we are a very different type of user than you are. My screen is on probably 3 hours a day, so spending more makes sense for me. With your usage profile $250 seems the right price.
    Work1: i7-8700K@5.1Ghz, 64GB, 512GB 960 Pro, 1080ti
    Home1: i9-7900X@4.5Ghz, 64GB, 512GB 960 Pro, 1080ti
    Home2: i7-7700k@5Ghz, 32GB, 1TB 960 Evo, 2x 1080

  13. #13
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    14,266
    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    I have a Galaxy S8 as my work phone. I think it's too narrow. I only use it for the occasional e-mail, text, Google hangout message, and phone calls. I don't have any complaints about the performance. But, I certainly wouldn't pay $750 for one.

    Really, I'm a lightweight smartphone user. I don't play games, watch movies, listen to music, or run apps. Some occasional web surfing (to kill time when necessary), intermittent texting, a bit of Google Hangouts, and the sporadic phone call. I take a picture or two on occasion, but I'm not using it in place of a P&S.

    Edit: Decided to get a Moto G5S+. $239.99 shipped for the 3GB/32GB model. It's supposed to be delivered Friday. Thanks for the suggestions (even though it seems I ignored them all and bought one of what I first mentioned).
    I went the other way, spending ~$250 for the primarily work phone and more on the phone for personal use.
    --Lunar

  14. #14
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,769
    Quote Originally Posted by ddrueding View Post
    Entirely reasonable to ignore our suggestions; we are a very different type of user than you are. My screen is on probably 3 hours a day, so spending more makes sense for me. With your usage profile $250 seems the right price.
    It's not so much that I ignored them. I should have worded it better. It's more that I did a fair bit of research before I started the thread and the thread was more of a sanity check to make sure there wasn't some really slick phone in the price range I was looking at that I had overlooked or failed to consider.

  15. #15
    NVIDIA> AMD Fixture Handruin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    12,565
    The Essential phone may have been a strange suggestion to fit a lower budget with more features...mostly because it was not well-received. This will obviously come with some other risks if Essential doesn't last as a company. I'm mostly joking but you never know if this might be something worth considering.

    I don't really follow the phones in the $250 price point as most don't offer enough of what I want/need for my daily use. I reason the higher price point because this is a device I use the most throughout any given day and I want it to be responsive and very usable for two years or more.

  16. #16
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,769
    My initial impression is that this phone (Moto G5S+) is very nice. It feels nice in your hand. The UI is nice and responsive. The display is crisp and has good uniformity. This may be a "cheap" & "low-end" phone, but no one would know it by manhandling it or using it.
    Last edited by Stereodude; 12-01-2017 at 03:14 PM.

  17. #17
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    14,266
    What are the current thoughts for new phones, maybe for LGB? It needs to be on the T..Mobile.
    --Lunar

  18. #18
    Storage is cool sdbardwick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    North San Diego County
    Posts
    545
    So..LGBT?

  19. #19
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    14,266
    Quote Originally Posted by sdbardwick View Post
    So..LGBT?
    Oh, I see what you did there.

    No, the Korean phones of Lucky Goldenstar.
    --Lunar

  20. #20
    NVIDIA> AMD Fixture Handruin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    12,565
    Are you asking what the recommended LG phone is? If so, either the LG V30 or LG G6. I'm not familiar with LGB.

  21. #21
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,769
    As long as you like LG's not so good mobile OLED displays...

    Edit: The G6 still has a LCD, but the V30 doesn't.

  22. #22
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    14,266
    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    As long as you like LG's not so good mobile OLED displays...

    Edit: The G6 still has a LCD, but the V30 doesn't.
    Do you not like the V30 series?
    --Lunar

  23. #23
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,769
    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Do you not like the V30 series?
    I haven't used it, so I have no opinion. I've read the screen is not as good as Samsung's OLED displays.

  24. #24
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    14,266
    I only have the G4 and lower grade Samsung OLED (1920x1080) to compare. The G4 has the old-time display which is dimmer, not quite uniform, less saturated, and has a lesser viewing angle. Obviously the Samsung is better other than the resolution. I could imagine an OLED somewhere in between that would be acceptable on a $200-250 phone, but not a premium phone.
    --Lunar

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •