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Official LG G5 Thread

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Official LG G5 Thread

I figure there will be an influx of LG G5 owners thanks to the expired Koodo here: koodo-lg-g5-50-plus-360-tab-medium-2054052/

I paid $8.50USD to unlock my G5 at cellsunlock

I also purchased the Spigen Ultra Hybrid LG G5 Case: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01B1G ... UTF8&psc=1

So far, the phone has been great with almost a full day's battery life.

Official Accessories:

LG Cam Plus: http://www.lg.com/ca_en/lg-friends/lg-C ... g-cam-plus

LG 360 Cam: http://www.lg.com/ca_en/lg-friends/lg-LGR105-lg-360-cam

LG G5 Quick Cover Folio Case: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/lg- ... b1845een02

LG Hi-Fi Plus (Not available in Canada): http://www.lg.com/uk/lg-friends/lg-AFD-1200

LG 360VR: http://www.lg.com/ca_en/lg-friends/lg-LGR100-lg-360-vr
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Couple points:

Amazon.com sells the LG BCK-5100 kit for about $20 - that includes spare battery, external charger cradle that doubles as a battery pack to charge other devices, plus battery case. Great value, IMO.

Since the bootloader on Canadian G5 is locked, it is not possible to block ads by replacing the hosts file. Yandex browser with AdGuard plugin works well and saves tons of traffic (loading an RFD page with ads consumes about 1MB, without ads a few kB).
"The things you own end up owning you..." (c)
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carbide wrote:
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Couple points:

Amazon.com sells the LG BCK-5100 kit for about $20 - that includes spare battery, external charger cradle that doubles as a battery pack to charge other devices, plus battery case. Great value, IMO.

Since the bootloader on Canadian G5 is locked, it is not possible to block ads by replacing the hosts file. Yandex browser with AdGuard plugin works well and saves tons of traffic (loading an RFD page with ads consumes about 1MB, without ads a few kB).
Thanks. I can't seem to find the kit for $20 from a seller willing to ship to Canada.
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Just bought phone off Koodo!!

What accessories in addition to an extra battery is worth getting?

Btw, does this have wireless charge?

And, I have a QC2.0 charger, will that be good / work on this QC3.0 device or detrimental to the battery life?
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Nov 23rd, 2016 9:35 am
I figure there will be an influx of LG G5 owners thanks to the expired Koodo here: koodo-lg-g5-50-plus-360-tab-medium-2054052/

I paid $8.50USD to unlock my G5 at cellsunlock

I also purchased the Spigen Ultra Hybrid LG G5 Case: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01B1G ... UTF8&psc=1

So far, the phone has been great with almost a full day's battery life.

Official Accessories:

LG Cam Plus: http://www.lg.com/ca_en/lg-friends/lg-C ... g-cam-plus

LG 360 Cam: http://www.lg.com/ca_en/lg-friends/lg-LGR105-lg-360-cam

LG G5 Quick Cover Folio Case: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/lg- ... b1845een02

LG Hi-Fi Plus (Not available in Canada): http://www.lg.com/uk/lg-friends/lg-AFD-1200

LG 360VR: http://www.lg.com/ca_en/lg-friends/lg-LGR100-lg-360-vr
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after evaluating all the deals out there in the last few days, I decided to pull the trigger on this Koodo G5 deal

any risk for me to order a case before I receive the phone (e.g. phone out of stock and won't arrive)? I see there's a 15% discount from cellsunlock, can I order the code before I receive the phone?
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How are you guys finding the battery life?
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tony822 wrote:
Nov 25th, 2016 3:10 pm
after evaluating all the deals out there in the last few days, I decided to pull the trigger on this Koodo G5 deal

any risk for me to order a case before I receive the phone (e.g. phone out of stock and won't arrive)? I see there's a 15% discount from cellsunlock, can I order the code before I receive the phone?
You need the IMEI from the phone, so you can't pre-order the code. As for the case, go ahead and order one.
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Just got the LG G5 yesterday...

For cheap unlock code, just search eBay... I paid $4.10 CAD for this unlock service and it works. Need to wait like 8 hours...
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/201722296378?ul_noapp=true

Also venture to buy this cheap fake folio case $2.30 CAD ship from China. Let's see if I will receive it next year and test to see if it works lol. The genuine LG G5 folio case $59 is expensive.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/361693881982?_tr ... EBIDX%3AIT

This phone doesn't have integrated QI wireless receiver. Buy again a cheap QI receiver $3.70 CAD (select USB type C) ship from China. Well, have to wait until next year to receive it. Hope it will works lol.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/311732724248?_tr ... EBIDX%3AIT
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I jumped on this deal. I should be getting it by wednesday the latest. Had to upgrade all my charging equipment to Quick charge and USB C..
Which was kind of annoying, but I guess that's the future. All of my Micro Cables are soon to be obsolete.
A 6ft charging cable is a must for me..

I got the following accessories.

Spigen TPU Rugged Armour case: $15
https://www.amazon.ca/Spigen-Rugged-Res ... igen+lg+g5

PowerBear Car Quick Charger 3.0: $10
https://www.amazon.ca/PowerBear-Qualcom ... ar+charger

USB Type C cable pack: $23 (These are all confirmed to to be authentic with resister in each cable)
https://www.amazon.ca/CHOETECH-1-6ft1-D ... sb+c+cable

3x Screen Protector: $2.01
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3x-High-Clear-LC ... Sw3ihXS68-

Ring holder and stand: $2.69 (My friend had one of these and was pretty awesome, made holding the phone way easier and it doubles as a stand. for $3 i'm going to try it, I got batman, well because, I AM BATMAN)
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Universal-Mobile ... gGo1Ri_EfQ


I'm pretty excited to get the phone!!!
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BB sells factory flip cover $60! Wtf... any deal on the same one?
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jellytime wrote:
Nov 27th, 2016 2:12 pm
I jumped on this deal. I should be getting it by wednesday the latest. Had to upgrade all my charging equipment to Quick charge and USB C..
Which was kind of annoying, but I guess that's the future. All of my Micro Cables are soon to be obsolete.
A 6ft charging cable is a must for me..

I got the following accessories.

Spigen TPU Rugged Armour case: $15
https://www.amazon.ca/Spigen-Rugged-Res ... igen+lg+g5

PowerBear Car Quick Charger 3.0: $10
https://www.amazon.ca/PowerBear-Qualcom ... ar+charger

USB Type C cable pack: $23 (These are all confirmed to to be authentic with resister in each cable)
https://www.amazon.ca/CHOETECH-1-6ft1-D ... sb+c+cable

3x Screen Protector: $2.01
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3x-High-Clear-LC ... Sw3ihXS68-

Ring holder and stand: $2.69 (My friend had one of these and was pretty awesome, made holding the phone way easier and it doubles as a stand. for $3 i'm going to try it, I got batman, well because, I AM BATMAN)
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Universal-Mobile ... gGo1Ri_EfQ


I'm pretty excited to get the phone!!!
you can buy the adapters so you can still use your microusb cables...
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Ducky wrote:
Nov 27th, 2016 8:06 pm
you can buy the adapters so you can still use your microusb cables...
I bought some adapters, but I prefer to have the actual one piece cable.
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picked up the phone about 2 weeks ago.

grabbed the following accessories:

SPIGEN neo hybrid case 17.99 on amazon
Love this case, great protection on all sides, inner is TPU, outside border is removable and made of polycarb. Only downside - hard to remove, so if you'll be changing your battery often, I would recommend something else.

ID Glass tempered glass protector - 10.99 on amazon
Works great, easy install. Note it doesn't cover the top portion of the screen as the screen is curved. Still provides protection on the part of the screen you touch most often.

AUKEY USB-C to Micro USB adapters 3-pack - 10.99 on amazon
Tested two of the three with some of the dozens of microUSB cables I have around the house, work well.

LG G5 Folio case - 39.99 on blueshop (cheaper with coupon code)
Still waiting on this to come in. Ordered on Saturday. They had a 25% of promo for black Friday, looks like its down to 20% off for cyber Monday. Also looks like the titan colour is out of stock. They had all colours in stock when I orderd.
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