Why Did LG Phones Really Die?
RIP LG Smartphones 🪦

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  • Hayat Code
    Hayat Code

    LG was always good at making phones, they just had marketing issues

  • Crucifixion

    they will come back one day😀😀

  • Kenyana Thompson
    Kenyana Thompson

    Lg g3 was a dope phone one of the best phone I’ve had

  • Aythem

    I had the LG G3 and G4. Hands down those were the best phones I had that time until 2017 when my G4 possessor died

  • Amazon Amazon
    Amazon Amazon

    I owned the lg from g2-v20….the g5 phone was the hardest to swallow as a loyal customer (that phone was straight garbage) but any way, the phones name is pronounced ThinQ (THINK) i dont understand why thats so hard for ppl to get!?

  • Brian Truck ✌️
    Brian Truck ✌️

    Amazing how Lg many phones they invented

  • Tejas Mahadev
    Tejas Mahadev

    the soulja boy of smartphones

  • omly

    waw my all time favorite phone is LG G4

  • t f
    t f

    Because they couldn't keep up with the competition after those G3s. They suked big time, they were expensive and offered horrible performances compared to comparable specs smartphones from the competition. Aside from the marketing nonsense they were garbage for the cost. Should stick with fridges and washing machines. I personally had a liberating feeling when I finally smashed with a large jammer the immensely frustrating V20 (the one with the stupid additional screen no custom rom could make fully functional... and on its own was useless anyway) that could not be fixed in any way because their piece of crap could not be got our of boot loop no matter what I did... and I am no noob to repair or custom rom loading. There is a reason why youtubers didn't cover this garbage more... LG suked because even innovations were dropped rigrht after introducing them so it they don't believe in it why should consumers? Not to mention it's not like they were reliable or set themselves apart... most of the time they tried to use early adopters as their lab rats... but then early adopters are far more forgiving than the general mass market so LG has only itself to blame to have jumped off the cliff caused by their marketing strategies, the direction of their hardware and design departments kept taking with a level of increasing inconsistency and willy-nilliness on both hardware and design and (if I might add by personal experience) their horrendous, non-existent support along for their massively unreliable smartphones. You say we all lose with LG being out of the market... I say good riddance and hopefully their resources will make other products more reliable and able to offer better support than they currently do today.

  • Braden C
    Braden C

    I really dont want to upgrade my lg g8x dual screen but tmobile is saying they wont work as of jan 1st next year

  • Hasan Al-Ammori
    Hasan Al-Ammori

    I have never had an LG phone, but they were nice. I liked that rich weird kid on the block, with the most crazy whistles.

  • Marlon Quintana
    Marlon Quintana

    How did OnePlus become a villain?

  • ggqbc

    I just bought a lg v60

  • ZacharyTech7

    My Favorite LG phone i owned was the LG G Flex with a self healing back for scratches a curved smart phone screen before curved monitors became popular. My favorite phone everyone forgot. @MKBHD i think it started the Ultra wide master race

  • JOSEPH caban
    JOSEPH caban

    I’m kinda sad about that cuz I have a v60 😅kinda suckish gues I gotta change it now 🥲

  • anonymous5401

    as someone that bought LG phones fairly regularly (usually their flagships a couple years after they come out becacuse price drops like mad) its kinda sad to see, but then again, id never get any real productivity out of them till its ablee to be rooted. that software UI is so, ugh. Samsungs One UI is way better, if that says anything. Edit: Double tap to wake is the best feature LG has ever came up with and it pisses me off that more companies dont add it.

  • MrTungtarung

    Just brought LG WING so freaking sick

  • Paul Chhan
    Paul Chhan

    Thank you for good analysis

  • cauet

    You forgot to mention the LG stylo line which was famous for its big screen and the stylus

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf

    I feel back when some people had LGs, they at least made SOME attempt to get their name out lol. Had some friends raving about them. RIP in pepperoni

  • Lambert Gallaga
    Lambert Gallaga

    You forgot the V30 for best 🎥

  • TJ NJ
    TJ NJ

    oh last note... most all the LG "new" "first" thing is difference of days or same time. Not one of the big designs were LG inventions, like quad cpu's.. they came out across all the market the same time. timing was based on marketing for most. biggest issue is New is not always best. focus on Biometrics, getting ride of a number of functions to "save/reduce" costs. they assume to much based on nerds that are loudest buy less than 5% of the market. everyone else just had to sucks it up or move on. #1... no more 3.5mm jack. nuff said. wont get into the garbage with OS changes

  • TJ NJ
    TJ NJ

    ? Samsung Sega... Note.... ?

  • TJ NJ
    TJ NJ

    i had voyager and moto druid 2 n 4 ... LG has never really done anything well. so it finally died.

  • TJ NJ
    TJ NJ

    3rd camp.... Finally!

  • Cooper B
    Cooper B

    My old Lg G2 is sitting 3 feet away from me while watching this😢

  • iiapplejacksii

    I just bought a used LG G8 for $100 a couple of days ago. The phone is great! I just hope it gets android 11 I guess I'll be switch over to Samsung Galaxy S brand when I need to upgrade in couple years but I hate their stupid Bixby xD

  • Van Nguyen
    Van Nguyen

    LG died a hero for keeping the headphone jack *Sad life*


    I'm gonna miss the LG Phones I had the LG Stylo 3 but sadly I lost that phone on my way home that one night.

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  • Sam A
    Sam A

    Sony gonna take advantage of this big time.

  • Placido Soriano
    Placido Soriano

    Im watching this vid on a LG q7 +. RIP LG.

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    Robert Clark 🎸Atmospheric Guitar Exploration

    What goes up....

    • Robert Clark 🎸Atmospheric Guitar Exploration
      Robert Clark 🎸Atmospheric Guitar Exploration

      I do not blame anyone....Nobody rides forever.

  • Denny Roman
    Denny Roman

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  • RJ

    g5 was by far my most favrite phone

  • Brandon Constantine
    Brandon Constantine

    LG blows Samsung & Sony out of the water in every department they have their foot in. They blow Samsung & Sony out of the water when it comes to TVs. LG destroys Samsung in appliances. LG is great at phones, but as you said, everyone just took their ideas, ran with it & didn't give LG the credit they deserved. This is actually a big move for LG. I promise you in 10 years all TVs will most likely be LG, as of right now theyre NanoCells & OLEDs are better in every way then Samsung's QLED or Sonys OLED which LG makes for Sony anyway. LG has the technology of OLED patented. Nobodies making anything OLED without their approval. At least with OLED that is actually worth it and doesn't cost you an arm and leg like Sony. LG has a grip on the tv market, in 10 years nobody will be making calls on TVs without their approval, specially once all TVs become OLED.

  • Gökhan İpek
    Gökhan İpek

    I believe the most important factor for their phones to die, is because their battery life was a joke. I remember the time when my battery died when I was abroad, trying to find a location. It was scary. 2 months after that, I bought a Mi 6, life was a lot better.

  • B P
    B P

    LG Died, noting all their innovations, because their build quality was BAD. They sold phones they knew would brick due to heat and didn't do recalls when they should have.

  • Angelo Jim Baldoza Nocedo
    Angelo Jim Baldoza Nocedo

    I miss the LG

  • Washington Football Report
    Washington Football Report

    As a massive LG fan the fact that LG stopped making new phone sends me. I use the V60 right now it's honestly the best one I have ever had the battery is large the screen is good the refresh rate really doesn't bother me because it saves my battery on a day-to-day basis one thing that I really like about LG is when you compare LG to like Samsung you don't have all the bloatware that Samsung has I think that's one of the huge things that I'm going to miss about algae is it's simply gives you a lot of the same features as like a Samsung or xiaomi without all the bloatware without all of Samsung's ideas like Bigsby and so on being shoved down your throat

  • Kelly

    My first LG was the EnV. When Verizon switched to 3G, they told me make the switch to the touch screen phone so I switch to the iPhone & I hated it. The constant updates from Apple & the shit battery life has been a constant problem. Back in 2015 I made the switch from not only a different carrier but phone back to LG. I believe I got the V20 & loved it so much that when I was due for another upgrade I switch to the LG G6. Fantastic phone, great battery life & amazing camera. Then I upgraded again to the latest G8 & this phone has been my constant. It's battery life, software, processing, & especially camera have been awesome. My only complaint was there were never enough company provided cases for it. Same thing for my G6. I was stuck with having to choose a Amazon special but where I & how I keep my phone in my vehicle, it strongly depends on the case not only protecting the camera & the screen but the case cannot be silicone & that is a HUGE majority of the cases out there. So I stuck with the case TMobile suggested which was a smoky rubberized case which has done it's job quite well. I am so bummed about LG giving up on phones & MAYBE they will come back with all the research & design that they have don't in other aspects & blow the competition out of the water & maybe they won't but now I'm stuck chosing their competition, Samsung. And they pop out camera design is a no for me.

  • Abeo Luke
    Abeo Luke

    PewDiePie headphones: spotted

  • MrMemyselfandi415

    I bought my LGV40 for the price and specs...but fell in love with it because of the audio and solid user experience. Great hardware...fingerprint reader...strong chip and ram. I didn't like it as much as my Samsung software wise, but I came around to it in the same way you love an old pair of shoes that fit just right. Now I have to figure out how I'm going to get that audio quality and keep my 512 Gb microsd card. LG was LEGIT...but I have to admit I had to use the phone to really GET them. They were kinda like the upgraded Toyota Camry of smartphones. Not really exciting, but the things it did really well were solid.

  • Darius

    Lg should of sponsored stars wars with the g8

  • Francisco Martinez
    Francisco Martinez

    LG G4 was the phone that made me keep on Android from Apple. I upgrade to Galaxy S10 back in 2019 and still killa in 2021. Thank LG

  • IanN

    Just saw this video, thank God I bought the Oneplus 6 t instead of the LGV40

  • Davii Mai
    Davii Mai

    ThinQ was the stupidest name I ever heard. It sounds and reads like something consumer-repellant. But thanks for the ultra-wide camera, LG.


    LG really just said: Fuck this!

  • xbladerunner

    Long live the G6! Need to find a new phone now.

  • John Peter
    John Peter

    Watching on my LG V20... Being frugal I buy last year's better/best. So it's time to switch to the Note9 and second line the Tab 4 with LTE. Life is Good not having to buy on the cutting edge..

  • ejm513

    I've been a fan since I got a V10 during the summer of 2017 after my google nexus 6 was stolen when I was in Europe (also a great phone). I've used a V10, a V20 and V40 and they were wonderful phones. This may have been a bad idea considering they're closing down their mobile department, but I bought a V60 for the seemingly amazing battery life, the screen and the headphone jack. Honestly the ONLY thing that kept me away after awhile was the storage. I know there's expandable storage and that's great for people who can/want to use it, but I'm not that person. 64 gigs just became to limiting as time went on. If they had larger storage options I would have never switched, but 128gb in the V60 is a comfortable amount and I'm excited to be able to use this phone for hopefully the next couple of year. You'll be missed LG. Thank you for giving me a wonderful experience after getting a phone stolen in foreign country. It's silly but I became really attached to that V10.

  • James Crook
    James Crook

    LG's mobile outfit dedicated their entire line of flagships to high levels innovation. This is great for many many people bar a few. Namely, it's great for competitor brands that want to observe what features stick (so they can refine and implement at a lower risk); but not so great for LG themselves who are focusing time, energy and resources into features we don't really want yet (at a higher risk). Ultimately, I respect the plucky innovators. And wish their designers and engineers a long and fruitful career.

  • Samantha Afrikaner
    Samantha Afrikaner

    I think they do better with household items.. like fridges,TVs,washing machine etc.. this brand is very popular in 🇿🇦 !

  • SomeCovertRebel

    I rejected LG because I didn't like how they handled the android OS interface.

  • Abhijeet Pimple
    Abhijeet Pimple

    I have LG tv

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  • iM4CH3T3 Dimachete
    iM4CH3T3 Dimachete

    LG still kinda is in the smartphone segment with their oled screens 🤷‍♂️

  • Mr Kx
    Mr Kx

    Or 3rd camp: "Will my brand new LG phone get updates?!?!"

  • Ry-7hym

    14:20 this is basically what I came for

  • Ry-7hym

    Does that mean that there will be no experimental features in smartphones anymore in upcoming years ? 🤔

  • Chase'N Goody
    Chase'N Goody

    I am a pretty big LG Stylo fan. I started with the Stylo 3 and I currently own the Stylo 6. I don't need the premium features of the Samsungs and iphones. I just needed a phone that had a large screen, take decent pictures, and multitask. The stylus was a unique plus. Sad to see this company leave the phone game.

  • Alex Roblox
    Alex Roblox

    lifes bad :(

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    Alex Roblox


  • Em Daily
    Em Daily

    Aww that is sad!! I feel like LG could have been great if they strike it right. I had one of there phones and it was honestly one of the greatest phones I had. I ended with a Google pixel same feel and reminds of Lg with its simplicity

  • samtisfying

    I have an LG7 plus, and it is awesome but late on updates

  • Mario H
    Mario H

    I do agree with the people who said it was do to youtubers. I remember youtubers including yourself would review LG and either downplay it or say there's better alternatives like samsung or it's not better than samsung which even if it was even that's a win. It was also do to LG trying to please iphone/samsung fans while disregarding their own fan base

  • Caius Nair
    Caius Nair

    I miss having a music specialist phone option. If only some other company would pick us where of left off 😞

  • ElevatE

    Their phones and devices have such poor quality of life. I got one of their newer 2019 phones and the thing is unusable already and is stuck on an infinite boot loop.

    • Chris Long
      Chris Long

      Yeah all the LGs I had as well as my wife had were ass. Much happier with our OnePlus devices

  • Nunya Fockler
    Nunya Fockler

    too much competition in smartphones they'll stick to making Smart TVs and they'll make a killing I love @LG Life's good baby

  • Menickc

    I wish they kept making phone specifically the LG wing. If they kept working on it and adding more support I think it would've carved out an awesome niche.

  • Dave Kvazovski
    Dave Kvazovski

    I was g3. Screen to body ratio was awesome at the time

  • BMMR

    The problem is they make so so many electronic things and nothing properly

  • Pelo 190e
    Pelo 190e

    That's what happens when you only ever recommend 2-3 max brands of phones to literally everyone. I hope this is a reason for you to rethink the way you review phones.

  • Sergio Zamora
    Sergio Zamora

    I like it. Ontop of the video he said it wasnt water resistant but in reality lg forums specs say its water repellant to down pours rain showers etc. I think its well worth for all its uses.

  • Amara W
    Amara W

    Oh snap. Its my first time hearing LG stopped sellin phones. Im watching this on my Lg g8 thinq. And I actually like their V20. Kinda tragic. Time to move on to Samsung or something 🤷🏽‍♀️

  • Anthony Wake
    Anthony Wake

    I had 3 different LGs starting with the G2, G4 and G6. The G6 was so slow and buggy I sold it half way through my contract before I threw it out the window. Real shame because they used to be very decent and I used to recommend them

  • Gerry Brunel Ngueguim Zofou
    Gerry Brunel Ngueguim Zofou

    I used the LG G4. Quite a nice phone ☺️

  • • ZitiZ •
    • ZitiZ •

    Nobody's going to make fun phones now

  • Justin L
    Justin L

    @ 10:25 Sweats nervously in iPhone 12

  • Abdurrahman Allahem
    Abdurrahman Allahem

    I'm wondering if they will sell the LG Wing patent, so in the future, we can get Samsung Wing!

  • Luke Pace
    Luke Pace

    LG V60 ThinQ 5G wasn't a joke?

  • Trenton Spicer
    Trenton Spicer

    I have a LG rn

  • Nic Loren
    Nic Loren

    i remember the en V i loved it !!!!

  • Alejandro Velazquez
    Alejandro Velazquez

    Lol when there are s's and ultra's and plus's and max's and se's and note's and more.... Wtf????

  • Alejandro Velazquez
    Alejandro Velazquez

    I just bought a brand new lg stylo 7 bout a month ago.... Y?

  • Daily Orange Pill
    Daily Orange Pill

    Sadly there are currently no cell phones being produced in the USA.

  • Lorenz A
    Lorenz A

    I actually love LG quite a lot. Their screens are legit, and the LGV35 is the best phone I've ever owned (I've owned iPhone, Samsung, Pixel), im in the third camp of "Saddened that LG isn't making phones anymore".

  • Myat Thi Ha
    Myat Thi Ha

    LG died a hero, you still live to become a villain :)

  • katnektaria

    You forgot the first phone with 3D photo and video capability with the LG Thrill

  • Kevin

    I was a third camp. I was and to some extent pretty distraught that they are not making more phones. I have loved my Chocolate, G4, G7, and my current V60. I now have to figure out what phones to get in the future because my go to is gone.

  • Breanna Monte
    Breanna Monte

    The annoyed command ironically lighten because salt nutritionally nest until a mixed blizzard. finicky, smelly development

  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith

    I.had a LG 10 20.30 then.the 40 they got worse and worse the battery suck and don't last the lg40.disnot last 2 years a 1000 crap

  • elgooG Account
    elgooG Account

    My first touchscreen phone was the LG-Vu, I loved that thing.

  • A. Trottner
    A. Trottner

    I was a lg guy with the g3/g4/ and I loved the g5 but then they drop the moduls in the lg g6...there was nothing left for me only a mid phone with a mid price...it was so sad...lg g5 was so ez to repair...they just need to stick to something

  • Matt Parsons
    Matt Parsons

    Don't forget the Quad DAC on the V20

  • Corde C.
    Corde C.

    Still using LG G7. Don't thinQ I will ever regret.

  • Kasper

    LG V20, biyatch

  • Tyler Largeteau
    Tyler Largeteau

    LG G-Flex: First phone designed to bend in your pocket

  • wael wael
    wael wael

    I agreed with u dude, LG made a lots of bad decisions (like Sega) one of the was marketing other was quality, I used to be a huge fan of LG mobile phones since 2007 they produce great phone shine, Prada (the first attempt to make a real iPhone before Apple) even after that the produce great titles LG G2 LGG3 However after that they had a main problem Quality their phone starts to stop working after only one year (and that happened to me not just in one phone many many times) I don't know if that intentional to make the customer buy another one quickly but if that was the case that would probably be the dumbest decision they ever made!!! because they make the customer turning their backs to them a go to other companies (including me)