"0.8 per cent of the 2800 mAh battery per hour"
So it uses 20% of the battery to display info even when I'm not looking at it...?
LG has announced the G5 smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, attempting to stand out with a modular approach alongside the inevitable VR support. The 5.3" G5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 2560 x 1440 display, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, MicroSD slot, USB Type-C port, 16MP rear camera and 8MP front, and runs …
That's already been solved and assuming it's not covered by patents, LG could very well be using it -- using sensors to monitor if the phone is being removed from the pocket (light level increase), if there are sudden movements, etc. -- all that is an indication that the owner is going to be looking at the screen in a moment.
If Microsoft is able to do it in their phones, why not LG?
I don't understand your comment. What's already been solved? And where does a sensor come into it? This isn't like Marshmallow's Ambient Display where the info appears when the sensor is activated - the screen here is always on. And even Ambient Display drops the standby battery life on the Nexus 6 from 330 hours to 250 hours.
So I repeat my implied question - what exactly is the benefit of this battery drain?
> "0.8 per cent of the 2800 mAh battery per hour"
> So it uses 20% of the battery to display info even when I'm not looking at it...?
I didn't down vote you but I'm struggling to understand where your 20% figure comes from?
//icon as I'm clearly too dense
"clearly too dense"
Not at all... I did the calculation in my head, so it's not exact. It's about 20% of battery life over a 24-hour period - or as Seajay has commented, it would be 20% over a 25-hour day.
24 hours times 0.8% per hour = 19.2%. So 20% wasn't a bad estimate... :-)
Your phone will be charging all night and probably while you're in your car and at your desk.
Your phone might be, but mine won't. As far as I'm concerned, the point of a mobile phone is that it's a phone that's not connected to a wire all the time. I have a wired phone for that.
I agree with the OP - it's a ridiculous waste of battery power.
That's OK, though, since nothing about this phone looks appealing to me anyway. Clearly directed at a different audience.
carry a lot of extra shit to turn your phone into a camera o just simply carry an actual camera.
There's nothing wrong with the snappers on a lot of modern mobeys but they are not serious cameras and no amount of extra dodads will change that. (notable exception Sony phones, they at least have a pedigree in as much that Sony do make decent cameras and are the only phones that still have a dedicated shutter button I think)
Someone was listening.
a removable battery, and an SD card? was it too much to ask? No! of course it wasn't.
And this also looks like a proper flagship for a change - something that does it differently, tries something new in the flatlining smartphone technological arena - whilst the whole modular thing is open to debate as to whether it is useful, it does mean that LG might be the first manufacturer in 4 years that might actually pursuade me to part with my SGS4! Flagships are supposed to be those which push the boundaries, and this is the first i've seen in years that qualifies. Type C USB? about ruddy time.
I was going to look at the S7, but due to the fact it is landfill in 2 years with a welded/glued/rivetted in battery, Samsung can get lost. No doubt a refined smartphone, but nothing new, so of no interest to me.
Bravo LG, you appear to have listened and innovated, unlike every other manufacturer out there right now. Now if only you hadn't burnt me with (horrific lack of) android software updates in the past...
This seems like a misstep by LG. All those "add-ons" sound like fluff to me. And who now hasn't got a portable power pack that they take in their rucksack for recharging phones? I go away for a weekend with one of these and I don't need to fanny around changing batteries.
No, but instead you have to fanny about with a portable power pack plugged in via a cable for an hour.
I'd rather have the battery please. Worked great in my old Nokia mob days. Now, what would be really cool would be for the phone to have a tiny perma battery (UPS) inside, allowing a battery change out without phone reset.
When the battery in my s3 died it did so in such a way as to prevent the phone booting. Replacing the battery means that a year later I can still use the phone to write this comment. Of course the phone is likely pwned because it hasn't had a security patch in years but if it bothered me that much I could install Cyanogen.
The annoying thing about this phone is that they put in a significant camera hump and instead of actually putting in some serious hardware they went for a ultra wide angle-lens add-on weird thing... eh?
The G4 camera is decent but still way behind my Nokia 808 which is many years older
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