Why Did LG Phones Really Die?

रोजी प्रकाशित केले 6 एप्रिल, 2021
वेळा पाहिला 1 713 287

RIP LG Smartphones 🪦
MrMobile's video: in-one.info/least/vhi-i/pKybtddrZ4VtdGk
MKBHD Merch: shop.MKBHD.com
Tech I'm using right now: www.amazon.com/shop/MKBHD
Intro Track: in-one.info
Playlist of MKBHD Intro music: goo.gl/B3AWV5

Marques Brownlee
  • Pryo_Might


    26 मिनिटांपूर्वी

    Guess I made the right choice in trading in my LG V60.

  • Bassotronics


    53 मिनिटांपूर्वी

    “forgettable”, like every modern country song from a lyrical and musical standpoint.

  • Jeyden T

    Jeyden T


    LG Apple iPhone running android lollipop: *silence*

  • JodyC74


    2 तासांपूर्वी

    That's business.

  • Anidav


    2 तासांपूर्वी

    Watching on my LG Velvet.

  • 983Stereomike 983

    983Stereomike 983

    2 तासांपूर्वी

    Lmao people like him literally kill all this brands cause they always compare them to iPhones and Samsung’s.

  • Hegilian


    3 तासांपूर्वी

    *LG Press Release*
    The reason for our strategic decision to exit the competitive mobile phone sector.
    Marques Brownlee

  • Davey Games

    Davey Games

    3 तासांपूर्वी

    I love LG's phones and it was sad when the news came out for me. I currently have the v35 and I still love it and wanted to upgrade to a newer one but now I'm gonna pick between Samsung or iPhone

  • MrSeekLoad


    4 तासांपूर्वी

    I have a "LG optimus 3D" and I miss its 3D system, sadly today wen searching same 3D on phones, the seller never understand what I mean and shows me some good camera or good screen phone presenting it as a 3D phone, but that is NOT the 3D I am searching for as NONE of them are like the old "LG optimus 3D" phone.
    So I was forced to settle with a Motorola Z2, just cause I love the modular idea it has and much more produced then the modular LG phone too.

  • Serene Solace

    Serene Solace

    4 तासांपूर्वी

    Me with my 200 dollar phone just chilling. It has a good camera, I can watch youtube and Netflix and I can play my puzzle games. I'm good. If I want to game I'll turn on my xbox which I happen to be playing right now.

  • Benji Martin

    Benji Martin

    4 तासांपूर्वी

    Here's why LG really died: their phones after the Stylo 4 were getting mediocre. That's why I switched to Samsung's Galaxy series.

  • Will Graham

    Will Graham

    4 तासांपूर्वी

    I legit just bought the Stylo 6 and a few days after "LG is done with smart phones " lol

  • K Y

    K Y

    4 तासांपूर्वी

    they can just focus on other areas.

  • Sai Alfonso

    Sai Alfonso

    4 तासांपूर्वी

    I'm really upset... LG was the last of the headphone jack... It was made for content consumption.

  • Ebraptus


    5 तासांपूर्वी

    6:28 Apple had curved phones too, just had to put it in your back pocket

  • Jj Hh

    Jj Hh

    5 तासांपूर्वी

    LG should have combined they G3 series Phone features all together and making the ultimate G Series phone. But corporations do not know what the f*** they are doing?

  • firecracker6392


    6 तासांपूर्वी

    lg phones had the worst depreciation ever, they were always second hand gems tho after 2yrs price droped 8x meanwhile lets say iphone value only halved...

  • Aeolus


    6 तासांपूर्वी

    *holding V60*
    Yeah you're right they did impact the phone I'm holding.

  • BullCraftMaxx


    7 तासांपूर्वी

    The LG V20 was amazing

  • Jamie Barton

    Jamie Barton

    7 तासांपूर्वी

    Did anyone else get the LG Viewty? My first smartphone and a great memory. I think one of the first 5MP cameras. Loved the Nexus 5 too - probably one of the most iconic Android smartphones imo

  • Hull Style Productions Change the World

    Hull Style Productions Change the World

    8 तासांपूर्वी

    Long time viewer, new subscriber

  • dragon1ord


    8 तासांपूर्वी

    still using my G3

  • yuz achilles

    yuz achilles

    9 तासांपूर्वी

    Watch from lg v50 thinq 5g.. Feel sad

  • Innovzilla info

    Innovzilla info

    9 तासांपूर्वी

    it because of people like you 'hater' and iphone goons that LG and many more companies are shutting down

  • Jim Rasch

    Jim Rasch

    11 तासांपूर्वी

    The G2 is in my personal phones hall of fame.

  • Alex F.

    Alex F.

    11 तासांपूर्वी

    More Sony coverage so we don't lose them as well.

  • noname


    11 तासांपूर्वी

    I think big part of why g3 did so well was because it looked great! The look was very memorable.

  • Saša B.

    Saša B.

    11 तासांपूर्वी

    I'm stil (and probably always will) loving my LG G6 ❤

  • Gamma Life

    Gamma Life

    12 तासांपूर्वी

    I had an Optimus 3D

  • Freddie Slaughter

    Freddie Slaughter

    12 तासांपूर्वी

    Samsung and Apple are what most people want, not LG anyway.

  • Sh8erNK


    12 तासांपूर्वी

    Watching it on LG Velvet 😒

  • MDK


    13 तासांपूर्वी

    I still have a G3 eheheheh

  • ardas


    14 तासांपूर्वी

    Sony next.

  • Tanmay Chaubal

    Tanmay Chaubal

    14 तासांपूर्वी

    Would you mind reviewing the Oneplus watch.! Some people are waiting for your review to be up here. Thanks in advance.

  • Дайнити


    14 तासांपूर्वी

    Hello from Russia!

  • americanswan


    14 तासांपूर्वी

    I had a great LG V20.
    Loved the phone.
    Hated searching for batteries IN SEOUL!!!!! So I never wanted another one.

  • Christopher Grandison

    Christopher Grandison

    15 तासांपूर्वी

    As a proud former LG V10 and V20 owner, LG fell behind when they didn't improve the basic features that people have come to expect from a phone: a great display and camera quality. Audio, though; I loved the dac.

  • DogCatCow Chicken

    DogCatCow Chicken

    16 तासांपूर्वी

    I had the LG G2 flex paid $800 for it 😂 at the time I didn't see myself going anywhere else besides LG now in 2021 Pixel 5 can't wait for the Pixel 6 GS code name White Castle

  • Edwin Sparda

    Edwin Sparda

    16 तासांपूर्वी

    The G2 and G4 were awesome. Somewhere I'm sure Samsung was taking notes.

  • Justin Won

    Justin Won

    17 तासांपूर्वी

    idk about now, but LG used to be one of the main suppliers for Apple's iPhone like cameras.

  • Aseel Nazir

    Aseel Nazir

    17 तासांपूर्वी

    My first android smart phone was an LG phone



    17 तासांपूर्वी


  • Sum Teng Wong

    Sum Teng Wong

    17 तासांपूर्वी

    LG phones are very underrated, I like buying the flagship v series but I wait a few months until it's value drops super hard! Just sad to see them stop making phones, they create very unique phones. RIP LG

  • Little Blue

    Little Blue

    18 तासांपूर्वी

    It all begins when they Put their Production Plants in China.🤣
    Want to exploite the Labor Power of China? Or their Intellectual Properties got exploited by China through Theft & Force Transfer🤣😂 Opps Sony Mobile🕯💀
    One down, two to go!

  • Asif Khan

    Asif Khan

    18 तासांपूर्वी

    Because they’re getting into the auto business 😂

  • Straight Flexing

    Straight Flexing

    19 तासांपूर्वी

    He looked at the camera and knew he’s being watched from a 12 pro max

  • Difference Engine (DE)

    Difference Engine (DE)

    19 तासांपूर्वी

    MKBHD, so nonchalantly says it's too bad that we're losing LG. The other phone makers DO NOT have anything substantially innovative. Foldable screen phone from Samsung? What the heck does it do for me except turn into a mini tablet and become unwieldy. Wrap around display from that Chinese maker? That is even more useless to me.
    The LG wing was definitely quite useful and LG should have been given proper promotion.
    MKBHD, you always complain about smartphones having lack of innovation. Now let me see which smartphone will bring you any real innovation any more. Most of them are derivative or just Apple sheep. This is just plainly sad and a huge blow to the industry.

  • o_o


    19 तासांपूर्वी

    2021: Life *_Was_* Good

  • Lasan A

    Lasan A

    20 तासांपूर्वी

    Legendary unboxer hopefully I can come to this level one day. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Benjamin Affatato

    Benjamin Affatato

    21 तासापूर्वी

    This video makes me want to re-subscribe to you again.. Great work and your review is on point of this brand. RIP LG!!

  • szewei1985


    21 तासापूर्वी

    First HTC now LG. Rest in pieces Comrade. Vastadanya.

  • Leo Heo

    Leo Heo

    21 तासापूर्वी

    My father is working for LG so I grew up using all the LG phones. Frankly, LG acknowledge all the points made out by Marques, ofc. It's just the company culture is highly inefficient and decisions were made by stubborn, old fashioned leaders. After the success of G3, they had the chance to compete against Samsung, but somehow they made the worst mistake twice; retro themed with leather built in case G4 and the one-timer module phone G5 as Marques mentioned. G6 was a fairly moderate attempt to seek for a redemption and V30 was personally, "okay" but after that... LG went down the slope.

  • Thomas Re

    Thomas Re

    21 तासापूर्वी

    LG g7 thinq is my favorite phone, quad dac, good screen, fits in one hand so well with a 6 inch screen! Not sure what to update too, after it dies..

  • kevin hall

    kevin hall

    21 तासापूर्वी

    Booo :(

  • HiPlains1


    22 तासांपूर्वी

    MB, you are a big reason for LG"s failure. YT channels trashed LG for years (even their good phones) because it was more profitable to do so on their channels. You can't deny this fact. Yeah allot of it was warranted. But in the case of the V60 I feel the big channels should have pushed for it more. Refresh rates are good. But the V60 still trashes the S21 in many ways. Superior microphones, Dacs, better battery life, SD storage, and the camera's are so good that its pretty hard to call a winner. Now that the big channels have been spanking LG for YEARS we are left with two companies that are much alike. Giving us gimmicks and taking out big features right and left. Apple with a Locked OS and Samsung with their heavily skinned Android to try to lock in their users as well. And both creating gimmicks like 120 refresh rates to keep price points over 1000 dollars and putting in shitty mics and charging more for storage. MB you have no idea how bad this is for the consumer. YT had a big part in the destruction of LG mobile. The V60 is an amazing device. Any company that innovates like that should be a player full stop. But you and other big channels didn't recommend it. And now the S21 suddenly is stripped of major components/features to pad their margins. See how that works? Yeah it's called an oligopoly.

  • Brandon DeSalles

    Brandon DeSalles

    22 तासांपूर्वी

    Me who is using a leg style 6 as a daily driver 😭😭😭😭

  • B eyedubya

    B eyedubya

    22 तासांपूर्वी

    I had the Chocolate 3, G3, and V10 before moving over to Samsung. I loved those phones. RIP LG.

  • George Okez

    George Okez

    22 तासांपूर्वी

    They could have just stuck with the G naming series, like G10+ and on, just do what others were doing and do it fairly better.

  • JmKrokY


    22 तासांपूर्वी

    I sometimes forget about LG making phones

  • Isis Lordis

    Isis Lordis

    22 तासांपूर्वी

    Noooooooo why!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mpa324


    23 तासांपूर्वी

    problems I had with LG, LG G4 Bootloop, LG g5 stuck power button, cheap plastic build, my current LG G6, broken sim tray, my tray is stuck and won't pop out, also LG is slow with updates.

  • out of the Common photography

    out of the Common photography

    23 तासांपूर्वी

    I agree entirely that with LG being gone, innovation won't be as risky. Because the big 2, Samsung and Apple, just basically copy each other here and there. While still playing "the hits". I never owned an LG phone. But it wasn't because I thought bad of the phones. I just wouldn't see much on them. They would be quick glances. While every other manufacturer is constantly pushing their products. Having huge intro shows and the like. LG reminds me of Sony Ericsson phones from the 90's. Incredible design yet never truly marketed. Anyhoo, best to go out a hero than a villian any day!

  • Dan L

    Dan L

    23 तासांपूर्वी

    Case in point he mentioned the G8 but never mentioned its most prominent feature the quad DAC inside making the best sounding phone. So no, reviewers rarely gave LG a proper review

  • Edmund A

    Edmund A

    23 तासांपूर्वी

    probably because their flagship phone from 2016 BLEW UP IN MY FUCKING POCKET AT WORK

  • Val Ernyl Tayco

    Val Ernyl Tayco

    23 तासांपूर्वी

    proud owner of LG V40 and LG G7

  • Arnold Atuhaire

    Arnold Atuhaire

    23 तासांपूर्वी

    My sister was one of those 20million that bought the chocolate. Such a beautiful phone

  • Sergiy Botsman

    Sergiy Botsman


    I just bought a brand new LG Velvet and I absolutely love it. I don't mind the teardrop notch or slow fingerprint sensor. I was disappointed in Samsung Galaxy S9 after the S8 was so perfect. The best feature apart from the dual screens is that it runs cool while playing games in emulators, and it even has Desktop mode over HDMI. We will miss you, LG!

  • Afroking



    Excellent review bro very insightful

  • brikwil



    Late to the fray, but... I am surprised that you didn't mention the abysmal LG G3 and G4 firmware failures. LG lost my loyalty after G4. And why not call out the exceptional Optimus G Pro? What an awesome phone!!! The camera alone deserves a postumous mention, aside from its build quality and gorgeous display. I am sad to see LG go, but after G3 and G4, I'm surprised it took so long.

  • Errold Tumaque

    Errold Tumaque


    super interesting history
    I had the G5. It was dope but crashed a lot

  • Lycosa



    Great video. RIP LG Phones. I watched this video on an LG monitor.

  • Aaron Thomas

    Aaron Thomas


    I had an LG G4... I had a Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 5x....and finally an LG G7 ThinQ..... The biggest issues I've had with LG phones have been product support. Or lack of.... My Samsung Galaxy S20 has received more updates in the 4 months I've had it, than my LG G7 has in the 2 years I've owned it. That's not a good record for LG, especially when most of those updates are Android security updates.... LG needed to focus on releasing 1 solid, stable product with great support...... Instead, they kept adding gimmicks that barely worked, if at all and forgot about supporting the products they had already released. As for reviews.....you can either be honest, or a corporate shill.... Honest reviews help people but have the potential to hurt companies. Corporate Shills help companies in exchange for intentionally harming people....

  • Lettuce



    my first ever smartphone was an lg k7, loved it

  • Unit ZER0

    Unit ZER0


    I liked modern LG phones for their unique cameras, but I wasn't a fan. They lied to me about if their phones could be rooted, and bricked the one I bought. $300 down the drain.

  • apl175



    Loved my LG G7 Thinq - very high resolution screen, MQA compatible headphone DAC, microSD....unfortunately battery started failing and phone would shut off with 15% remaining. Onward and upward to a Samsung S21 5G.

  • R H

    R H


    10:25 Apple doesn't have a problem with that... People actually defend apple and try to claim that the difference between 60hz and 120hz+ is hardly noticeable. Which they obviously had NO CLUE considering they only had a 60hz iPhone and didn't have a 120hz phone to compare it too. There is a huge difference in responsiveness when you go up to 120/144hz displays. Scrolling through the comments in youtube or scrolling down pages of text is so much better now because its not as jerky when you scroll down and the text isn't as blurry and unreadable as you scroll down.

  • Rashdan Roojbeh

    Rashdan Roojbeh


    Even iphone doesnt have a good refresh rate or good display ppi? You never talked about that. Lol paid reviewer

  • Kester Belgrove

    Kester Belgrove


    I dislike LG as a company after my LG G4 just quit working after less than a year and the company did not honour the warranty. But giving credit the leather back on the G4 was lovely. Also the second screen of the V20, I see it as the beginning of the notch, which basically all phones use now.

  • Kinyanjui Kamau

    Kinyanjui Kamau


    I owned a G5. Great phone except that the battery sucked.

  • Leonard Durecki

    Leonard Durecki


    I'm still using an LG G6 ThinQ, it has a 1440p and 18.9 ratio which is great for a phone from 2017, it sucks I'm going to have to get a Samsung and its stupid Bixby feature.

  • NoOne_ In-particular

    NoOne_ In-particular


    I had the LG Lotus back in ‘07. Black berry keyboard in a flip phone? Hell yeah. Lulz

  • Vincent Rutto

    Vincent Rutto


    I still miss HTC

  • Anders Rasmussen

    Anders Rasmussen


    I had an LG G4 for almost 6 years. That was actually in many ways a really nice phone. Definitely with flaws, but a lot of good things and the LG UI was ahead of its time at launch.

  • jojo Akki

    jojo Akki


    LG shutting down their smart phone production likeee aaaa boazzzzzz

  • Deadpool



    I absolutely disliked the software and UI of LG phones, thats what put me off.

  • plazasta



    my proper first phone was a G3. It had tons of issues, I do not miss the LCD display, the cameras weren't great and, by the end, the battery life was horrendous.
    A year and a half ago, it died when its CPU died, and I replaced it with a Galaxy A20.
    While there are many things the Galaxy does better (mainly with the display colours and the battery life), I honestly have come to realise I genuinely miss my G3. I miss the extra customization it offered compared to Samsung. I miss the rear buttons, that was a REALLY good idea. I miss the design of it; the curved back, the two-tone case, even the bezels, I miss all of it, it was really nice. I miss being able to open the back of the phone. If it hadn't died, I was about to buy a new battery for it, an expanded one which would've come with a different rear case. Can't do that with phones anymore.
    The G3 felt like it had a personality to it, where as my A20, even with the hours I spent customizing it, still just feels like a bland brick
    I only ever had one LG phone, and when it died I went for another phone brand (that being said, I didn't have much of a choice in the matter), and now I just regret not having gotten more LG phones




    *I have LG G4 in my drawers somewhere. I loved that Camera Quality in LG G4. I tried to bring it back to life in 2020 but didn't find any LG Store or Repair shop near me and i failed.*

  • Wayne Gee

    Wayne Gee


    My current and last phones were LG. The only thing I don't like about them is that there are too many apps that comes with it.

  • Suresh K

    Suresh K


    That mini display was awesome!

  • Mike Beck

    Mike Beck


    I dont know much on this but is there any particular reason not to get a late gen LG phone if they are discounted? I am guessing the biggest reason not to is because they will no longer be supported or provide updates (although they never really provided a lot of updates to begin with). I can see it being worthwhile if you only plan to have it for several years and it is supported with Android 12 but curious to see what other people think

  • Rendering Hero

    Rendering Hero


    Will LG be back in phones some day?

  • Nikolas Humphrey-Howell

    Nikolas Humphrey-Howell


    honestly this is kindof like, a sad thing for me, i've always been low on cash, and personally, LG has always been a consistently good brand for cheap, decent quality smartphones. they may not have been an innovator in every sense, but their price options (my LG k51, for example, was $159 and has about the same capabilities as some lower level samsungs that are priced at $400-$500) were far more acceptable for not having any credit history, not having a financial background, and not being rich. sad to see a fantastic brand go.




    They actually died because they didn't pay Enough to our homie to promote them.

  • Aisha Luminsa

    Aisha Luminsa


    I had a G3 some time back

  • Lil murker

    Lil murker


    They need to put every feature in one phone and call it the LG One

  • Huge Jackedman

    Huge Jackedman


    LG were my boys ever since the Fusic.... 😭

  • Yusuke Urameshi

    Yusuke Urameshi


    Bad marketing and garbage reviewers destroyed LG

  • Bryan Damage

    Bryan Damage


    Thank fuck they stopped. I can't stop myself buying LG phones since I first owned a G2. My V40 was trash, and my G8 is trash. At least I don't need will power anymore to stop buying their shitty phones.

  • officialfabioj



    Vain ID is actually what Samsung has done now with the pen feature if you think about it

  • Marcin R.

    Marcin R.


    Still running since new - G5 (H850) on android 11 with latest security patches thanks to lineage os. Perfect phone for me with couple of batteries, great cameras and perfect size and will hold on to it as long as possible. I would discus about influencers, as they tend to more support big popular players on the market as it mean bigger money.