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Don't ever Forget LG and their Phones!

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LG was a Good Company with Design and Audio in-Mind. I bought and had the LG G4 and bought Extended Batteries. I found that Charging a Battery by a Battery charger is Better! as I got more SoT with with rather then the 3HRs where I got 5HRs. With that their designs were better/different which I and a few others liked. Should of gotten the V20 but yeah ha!

My friend has bought the two TQTHL 5k Mah Batteries + a Battery Charger. Long Live LG

 
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On my 5k mAh battery from TQTHL so far....

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Remember guys earlier years back I did my Test via XDA and I found LG G4 has either a kernel limit @3000mAH or has a chip on the MB to stop at 3000mAH and I charge these extended batteries on my battery charger. Even at night I charged those batteries via USB and still same @3000mAH so yeah
 
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Actually LG is good just their development that took beyond and not fully applicable for the market, if LG could be a little conservative i guess they will get better in competition
 
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Yeah ashame though. On my 5k mAh. Should take 2-3 chargers for its full capacity to reveal. I be posting more over those other 10k mAh battery come in

Just the sound speaker they use and just other stuff which is why I loved lg
 
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LG *was* good, I had a G4 but beyond that, they started going downhill with a good amount of phones. The P-OLED wasn't great for instance, early adaptations had problems. I currently have a Realme X2 Pro and if I don't do much, the battery lasts a week or longer. It has incredibly good battery management (even in performance mode, probably due to the OS) and is powerful / 90 Hz as well. Was a bit expensive but nowhere as much as an equivalent Samsung or so, like half as much. The G8 was cool and all good price but even that wasn't the best all rounder around. I'd look for other manufacturers` phones such as Oppo nowadays. LG is gone and gone for good mostly.
 
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I'll probably get the LG V10 or V20 just because of the Design and yes a Removal Battery. Here's my Thread on XDA LINK
 
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I'll probably get the LG V10 or V20 just because of the Design and yes a Removal Battery. Here's my Thread on XDA LINK

There's no point, get a Xiaomi if you intend on putting a custom ROM down your phone. You'll get a far more modern phone there.
 
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LG was a Good Company with Design and Audio in-Mind.
To be fair, their design went overboard at times, as they were responsible for those models that had mirror-like finish on the display.
Remember those slightly bendable models? I'm pretty sure no one asked for that gimmick.

Also, is this thread about LG phones or 5 Ah batteries? :D

I do like to have a high capacity battery myself tho, and I'm curious about that 7 Ah (I know, non removable) model from that other SK brand.
 
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TQTHL is my uhh B*t*h! "I went there lol"

LINK to to my POST truth of State-Ment

My friend is buying more to test/use :)

LINK to Latest Post :)


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Update

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Yeah last one id say about 6hrs and 30min on sot but I will do normal test now

 
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we really need a phone company to step up to the plate and offer replaceable batteries again, and make the official battery for it affordable. its nonsense we have to throw away our phones after 2000 cycles of charges. horrible for the environment to boot.

I doubt that will happen. Right to repair is getting a kicking on all fronts.
They don't want people opening their devices to replace any component however big or small. The green credentials speak is just virtue signalling.
 
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I doubt that will happen. Right to repair is getting a kicking on all fronts.
They don't want people opening their devices to replace any component however big or small. The green credentials speak is just virtue signalling.

yep, and there is a consumer base for replaceable battery phones too, more proof that capitalism doesn't actually work. there are a few monopolies that control everything.
 
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yep, and there is a consumer base for replaceable battery phones too, more proof that capitalism doesn't actually work. there are a few monopolies that control everything.

See louis Rossmann. he's all over the subject and makes it clear the lobbyists are winning the fight. He along with a few others aren't backing down though.
Good for them. Funny thing is we have corporations say the same thing you said about capitalism.....Then carry on as they did before.
 
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Yeah would seem my 2nd TQTHL 5k Battery is a bad one as it does not perform like the 1st. Too bad but I'll keep an eye on it
 
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I've got a Question that I think y'all can answer. Over at Aliexpress I find that most barriers use the same OEM Company type of battery but just say... Cover up the brand TQTHL, Perfine, etc

Just curious...
 
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Funny thing is we have corporations say the same thing you said about capitalism.....Then carry on as they did before.
I think the sense of imbalance there is felt by so many, it just works on people... as long as they dont think too hard on the idea of an anti-capitalist corperation :laugh:

That is a WHOOOLEEEE can of worms though. Lotsa wormy things.

That aside, love my G8. Bought it when I learned they were putting Sabre Quad DACs in em. The audio on this phone is fantastic. I walk around the house with Sennhieser HD650s plugged into it.
 
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YEs! LG had/has good Audio on even my G4. My step-dad still complains about how Loud the speaker is LoL. Good Parts yep. Anyone got the WING? I so should of gotten the V20 though. Just these Tall Screens and our battery tech isn't there yet
 

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I have never owned one but I was always curious about their audio prowess. I do regret not trying one.
 

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I can certainly see why LG phones were not successful. I like them, my last 3 phones were LG phones(G3, G6, G8 ThinQ). And the wife had the same phones as I did. They are all good on paper, the problem is reliability. 5 out of the 6 of our LG phones had problems.

My G3's wifi just stopped working one day out of the blue. It would say you are connected to wifi, but it there would be no internet connection through wifi. My wife's G3 stopped reading SD Cards and corrupted any SD card you put in the phone. Both of these problems happened in the same month so we upgraded to the G6 phones.

I had to replace my G6 twice under warranty because the vibration stopped working. The 3rd time the vibration stopped it was out of warranty and I just gave up on it and lived without vibration. My wife's G6 screen just detached. The glue gave way and the screen would just flop around on the phone. It still worked though, you just couldn't hold the phone upside down. LOL This prompted the upgrade to the G8 phones.

We got our G8 ThinQs in November 2020 and so far(knock on wood) my phone hasn't had any issues. My wife's first G8's microphone died and had to be replaced already.

I'm guessing my next phone will be a Google Pixel. I actually would have gone with the Pixel 4a instead of the G8 this last upgrade if only the Pixel 4a had wireless charging.
 

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That’s pretty much why I didn’t buy one.. I do like their TVs though..
 
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My Friend who buys me things for free due to my Car Accident and the death of my brother back in 2010 "They were Friend's" and just now getting 3000mAH batteries from Aliexpress brands Arvin and Wubatec plus probably more but I'm waiting for a 10000mAH battery with that case I once had before switching phones due to the car wreck

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I have never owned one but I was always curious about their audio prowess. I do regret not trying one.
For me, it's what made them stand out. Most other features are pretty average for what they are.

This G8 ThinQ actually has a very nice oled and a very competent camera. At least competitive with anything else of its time. Performance is fairly snappy for me. I've had it for almost a year, I think. Battery life is just beginning to decline noticeably but otherwise it is holding up well. I keep it in the otter. There's some wood and concrete dust in the mic. The area around it is covered. Still working!

That said, pretty much any other option will beat it out at least somewhat in these areas... often for less money. I'm not too picky with smartphones, aside from audio... and maybe storage flexibility. I don't even expect hardcore audio quality... just... lets not just use whatever is stuffed in the AIO package. It doesn't have the output for lower-sensitivity stuff, or sometimes even just moderate impedance stuff with reasonably high sensitivity. And the quality, to me, reminds me a lot of older mobo audio.

LG has used dedicated audio circuits in their phones for quite a while. Discreet DAC and opamp chips. This allows them to have more control over the processing... and thus the controls they can give you built-in to the OS, that are then handled by the hardware.. dedicated DAC chips with different filters, eq, DSP, spacial processing, are not top-shelf tech. It simply doesn't make sense on an AIO package, where it mostly needs to deliver decent call quality and be able to carry that to a headset - using it beyond that gets mixed results, but they do it. Meanwhile the opamps give you better versatility and overall output levels on the amplification side. You can plug more stuff into it and have it be loud and sound good. My G8 even has 3 impedance levels - it adapts its voltage output to IEMs, high-end headphones, or line level for speakers (and by extension any amplifier input, whether desktop or portable - no double amping!) Pretty rare to see, if they even have a 3.5mm jack at all. They really went in on it for some reason, especially with their higher-end models.

If any of this makes sense to you, you already pretty much have an idea of how it sounds compared to other phones. When you plug things into it, they sound how they would sound plugged into any other decent source, instead of having that hallmark smudgy, quiet, and dynamically-flat "phone sound" you often get.

It's just kind of crazy... they really wanted their phones to drive headphones well, and have a good speaker. Like, this thing lets you change the damned oversampling filters for the DAC, so absurdly minute levels of audio focus. For me, it's perfect because I stream music all day long. The alternative portable media players running android have that same capability, but they come with the audiophile tax and so cost about as much as a flagship phone... with fewer features overall. And I then carry two bricks. Add that to the weight of tools I typically carry. So... what? Portable DAC/AMP via whatever data/charge port it has? That sucks, too. LG had me figured out. It just sucks that I'm from outer space and nobody seems to want what I want.

I've seen too much. Burden of enlightenment. I know that those DAC/amps sound great and sometimes power things a little better. But hearing how close this phone gets in one thinner package makes it very hard for me to take that as anything but a loss. The only thing it has trouble with are my 10-ohm, lower sensitivity HE5xx's. But that is really just a matter of current capabilities. I don't see a way around that particular issue in such a small, inherently voltage-limited power source. The battery probably doesn't have the wattage on tap to overcome that. Not to mention the heat that comes with high-current amplification.

Definitely a bummer to lose them. They were a gem in a time when headphone jacks have largely gone dodo. Where others were dropping them completely, they were making some of the best there ever were on smartphones.
 
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R.I.P.

Who knows maybe they will be back under another name..

Then again I though Abit would be back too.. :(

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I thought your post was awesome man, thank you for sharing!

My kids are not sleeping like they should be.. so I will be back soon.
 
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Who knows maybe they will be back under another name..

Then again I though Abit would be back too.. :(

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I thought your post was awesome man, thank you for sharing!

My kids are not sleeping like they should be.. so I will be back soon.
Cheers man! It's a bit insane but audio is really important to me. I've always been trying to work music into as many places as I can. I have been playing one instrument or another since middle school and the only reason I didn't start sooner is because my parents couldn't afford it - I wanted to play drums when I was 8. I've always been trying to branch out and analyze different choices in music I hear, just dive into it and share a space - it grabs my attention like very few things. It sets my mind in a direction that sticks even when it isn't playing. When I found my way into to real, high-fidelity audio, it opened so many doors to new places, musically. Stagnation periods that would come from time to time receded almost completely. Things I know that I would've previously passed end up being the most cherished music I know at the time. It's been this steady cycle of discovery and reflection that I've kept going for pretty much years at this point. It's one of those things that is just beyond monetary value for me. Having my mind blown by something I'm listening to is a very everyday experience for me and I don't take it for granted. It's not just about stuff or some sense of refinement - just the range of experiences you get with better gear. I consider it a matter of access. Different forms of playback are one. Higher fidelity systems are ABSOLUTELY another. It's not only the icing on the cake for me. The whole cake is simply baked better, yanno?

So it's safe to say I don't need much of an excuse to talk a lot about one of the many things that helps get me there. :laugh: Especially when it [sadly] becomes a non-fungible item. Such is often the case with high-end audio, though. It remains a more niche, luxury area of tech.

I will say... in my years in that little hobby (if you wanna call it that,) I have seen a continual rise in interest from manufacturers and innovators in various interrelated industries to audio applications... they're investing more little by little. Culturally, there is a renewed interest in this stuff. It goes along with high-end headphones, which have also become easier and cheaper to get over the years. The quality standard is much higher than it was 10 years ago. 300-500 bucks gets you as much headphone and arguably more than $1500 flagships of yesteryear. Some of them don't even hang with the midrange anymore.

This has lead to renewed interest in DACs and amps. Namely new-school op-amp feedback style amps. The beauty of them is that they can be cheap, small, cool, loud, and possess astronomically low distortion. For like 15 years, DAC and opamp makers were stagnant in audio-friendly chips. But that fully turned around 8(+/-) years ago when strides were made by many chip makers. The cost came down on ridiculously better-performing, fully audio-tailored DAC and opamps from basically all of the big names who provide them. This brought great audio to everyone, and is part of the reason motherboards are miles better now. The technology for compact audio is bonkers, it really is so good now.

LG benefited from this, as well. The very same stuff allowed them to pack a lot of audio capability into a very small space. The last addition, that Sabre Quad DAC is a FULL audio section on one tiny ceramic chip. It requires little else on a board to provide hi-fi quality processing, sensing gain, 'lossless' attenuation, EQ, DSP shaping, high sample rates (though unfortunately getting android to use them is virtually impossible,) just SO many things. It's basically turnkey for good audio. You're getting the level of DAC quality and amplification that you would expect from a good desktop combo unit. It's the same level of stuff. It's as good as anything can be in that form factor, which ends up being quite good. The only difference is that you won't have the juice for the really heavy stuff due to being on a shared battery.

So what does that leave us with? Well... like you said. A steady, if not more secondary demand, and very straightforward, relatively low-cost ways to provide for it. All it would take is for someone to have that insight. I could see similar things appearing in other phones. It's not that what LG did with the tech itself was special at all. It's off the shelf stuff. You can put them right into the sample circuits the manufacturers provide and get consistently great performance. What made it special was that LG actually CHOSE to include those parts. Anybody else really could come along and incorporate the same level of features and quality into any model they wanted. Even an upper-entry or midrange model. The only downside is that it requires a tailored OS to make full use of. Still, it is mostly firmware and the changes are more pertaining to 'opening up' what is there... getting it to interface with the chip. It's another complication in development cycles for updates. Perhaps one small deterrent. Headphones and IEMs aren't going away. They're stronger than ever. That may whet some appetites one day.
 
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