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I don't get why LG gets the flack that it does. They are the only brand out there that I feel like consistantly listens to what people wants and puts them in the their phones.

Amazing DAC? Check.
Amp that is powerful enough to drive high end headphones? Check.
"We want more battery life"? 5000 mAh battery Check.

Thats just from the leak. Theres possibilities of high refresh rate micro LED displays, lower price points, and a host of other features that other makes seem to forget about.
 

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I own a V40 myself. Love it. I too don't understand the love for Samsung (for example).

With that said, I do miss having an IR Blaster. My old HTC One M8 had the blaster built into the power button (on top of phone). Button placement on the V40 is frustrating.

When traveling (with the HTC) and the hotel TV was a mess, I just downloaded a profile and zap right to it. Very convenient.
 

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I don't get why LG gets the flack that it does. They are the only brand out there that I feel like consistantly listens to what people wants and puts them in the their phones.
1. Bootloop
2. Very slow android updates
3. Horrendous resale value

I have owned a number of LG phones and have for the most part been very happy with them.

LG Optimus - very happy with it as my first smartphone.
Nexus 4 - great little phone.
LG G4 - the G4 was good, not great, until it started to bootloop. LG did fix it for free.
LG V30 - really, really liked this phone. One of my all-time favorites.
LG V40 ThinQ - felt like a step back from the V30, but still good.
LG G7 ThinQ - not very impressive, decent overall, but wouldn't buy again.
 

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With that said, I do miss having an IR Blaster. My old HTC One M8 had the blaster built into the power button (on top of phone).
I know I have my rose colored nostalgia glasses on, but that M8 was probably my favorite phone of all time. Across the board. It had everything I wanted except for a Samsung amoled. When it came out, the only other metal phones were iPhones. It felt incredible.
 

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I know I have my rose colored nostalgia glasses on, but that M8 was probably my favorite phone of all time. Across the board. It had everything I wanted except for a Samsung amoled. When it came out, the only other metal phones were iPhones. It felt incredible.
Agreed, even the follow on phones from HTC were not nearly as nice (slowly dropping features and quality). It's help make HTC the company it is today :)
 

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1. Bootloop
2. Very slow android updates
3. Horrendous resale value

I have owned a number of LG phones and have for the most part been very happy with them.

LG Optimus - very happy with it as my first smartphone.
Nexus 4 - great little phone.
LG G4 - the G4 was good, not great, until it started to bootloop. LG did fix it for free.
LG V30 - really, really liked this phone. One of my all-time favorites.
LG V40 ThinQ - felt like a step back from the V30, but still good.
LG G7 ThinQ - not very impressive, decent overall, but wouldn't buy again.
I'm guilty of not giving LG a shot. I had a really bad experience with the G4. The oversharpening of the display actually gave me headaches. I would get motion sickness using it (its the only display on any device I've ever used that would do that). I've always wanted to try out one of the V line though, especially since I started to get into entry level audiophile stuff. Having a really nice DAC and an onboard amp that can drive my high ohm headphones sounds really nice.
 

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They make excellent hardware (when it's reliable at least), but their software leaves a lot to be desired in terms of UI, bloat, and support (updates) in a timely manner, esp. for their previous gen flagships. Meanwhile Samsung has improved all of that the past couple years with their One UI and my wife's unlocked Note 9 got Android 10 a week or two ago as well. The V40 that came out a couple months after the Note 9 still has no Android 10 update in sight from what I see with a quick Google.

I'm considering replacing my Pixel 2 XL with Samsung (and OnePlus) this year just because their software is better in some ways (features), is still plenty fast on my Wife's Note 9, and their support is acceptable now that they're releasing security/patch updates ever month or two and have rolled out the major Android feature updates in a pretty timely manner across all of their current devices. Hell, I even saw that the S8/Note 8 may be getting Android 10 soon and no one expected that, which is sad to say considering those phones have decent hardware still and they can definitely support it, but I see lots of people blame Qualcomm too for not supporting driver updates for their chips past 2-3 years, which I'm not sure I really buy at this point for being the only reason Android OEMs don't support their hardware for longer.

Anyways all that to say that if you don't really care about software UI and support, yeah they are excellent phones. But also you'd be a fool to buy one at launch for MSRP, because LG phones always tank in price fast even new ones on sale for significant discounts and promos only a couple months after launch, and this is more so than other Android OEMs typically do soon after launch as well.
 

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Unless you're Samsung or Google, most Android phones don't receive updates fast ... some not at all.

With that said LG is still supporting the V40 and it is on the path for a 10 update. But as with most, it's nearing the end. Btw, not all Google updates are actually good.
 

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That update issue is my biggest hangup. I loved my V10 and V20 and if LG can step of and show decently fast updates I would come back in a second.
 

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Unless you're Samsung or Google, most Android phones don't receive updates fast ... some not at all.
Nah, OnePlus, Asus (they've recently commited to faster updates and it shows), Nokia, Sony, Essential, and Xiaomi are all considerably faster than LG and what I would call acceptable in terms of software support and updates.
 

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Nah, OnePlus, Asus (they've recently commited to faster updates and it shows), Nokia, Sony, Essential, and Xiaomi are all considerably faster than LG and what I would call acceptable in terms of software support and updates.
Perhaps the operative word is "recently"... but ok.
 

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Perhaps the operative word is "recently"... but ok.
Not really? If anything "recently" applies to Samsung. Oneplus and Essential are the biggest standouts in Android anyway. Too bad Essential is done but it seems on average everyone is doing better now (probably because Google's changes to Android is making it easier).
 

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Perhaps the operative word is "recently"... but ok.
Well if you want to dismiss Asus, that still leaves all those other OEMs that are much better than LG at pushing updates in a timely manner. So my point still stands.
 

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Well if you want to dismiss Asus, that still leaves all those other OEMs that are much better than LG at pushing updates in a timely manner. So my point still stands.
Not saying you're wrong, but last stats sheet for where people sit doesn't seem to back it up. But who knows, maybe the updates are available and end users aren't applying them (??)

(It's also possible I suppose that the vast majority of Android users are really LG users)
 
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I own a V40 myself. Love it. I too don't understand the love for Samsung (for example).

With that said, I do miss having an IR Blaster. My old HTC One M8 had the blaster built into the power button (on top of phone). Button placement on the V40 is frustrating.

When traveling (with the HTC) and the hotel TV was a mess, I just downloaded a profile and zap right to it. Very convenient.
HTC M7 is Daddy shark of modern phones. I’ve been using it as an universal remote. It’s also a good portable stereo speakers. My dog is constantly jealous of it because I take it into the bathroom with me while closing the door on him.
 
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Using a G7 right now, works fine but nothing to write home about. Took forever to get the Oreo update but it did eventually come as promised. Before that one was a G3, which was probably the best phone I've ever had. Best thing about LG phones is how cheap you can get them, six months after release you can get them for more then half off usually. Worst thing of coarse is the lack of timely updates.
 
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