Waveman66, 17 hours agoI have an LG V20 H918 that is 4G LTE. I hacked it so it has no gapps, degoogled. It works grea... moreThanks, this is reassuring. My main question here is are You running VoLTE on your devices? If that is the case I'm going to grab one while I still can. Regards.
FRILL, 18 Jun 2021It's almost as though We can feel it coming. Received my V20's official 6 month deat... moreI have an LG V20 H918 that is 4G LTE. I hacked it so it has no gapps, degoogled. It works great and super quick. The V20 has been the best phone I have ever had and with all the features it would be hard to give up. I have 3 of them, one is the tester, another is the beta, and the last is mainstay.
It's almost as though We can feel it coming. Received my V20's official 6 month death notice by text yesterday from T-Mobile, who has taken over Sprint PCS. They said that after January 2022 there will no longer be 3G service and that I will need to change devices.
Now I've read a few things online about some V20 variants may have VoLTE. The H918 T-Mobile version may be an option, I'll have to look more into it. Also I've seen Nougat 7.1.2 version may work. I have about six months to come up with something. Cheers!
Rimac , 16 Jun 2021I've an unit H990N and another H990DS, both updated on Oreo. Do you know if either of on... moreAll V20 models are capable of VoLTE given the hardware. The problem lies in the software support and the actual VoLTE rollout/implementation of your network service provider.
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2021I think VoLTE is supported only on some LG V20 variants. I don't get it either on my two ... moreI've an unit H990N and another H990DS, both updated on Oreo. Do you know if either of one has VoLTE capability?
FRILL, 15 Jun 2021Thanks for the info. Looking through my menus, I'm not sure if my V20 is equipped with vo... moreI think VoLTE is supported only on some LG V20 variants. I don't get it either on my two LG V20 H990DS unlocked units (one on Nougat and another on Oreo).
Anonymous, 14 Jun 20214G, no. It won't be phased out any time soon but 3G? The end is near for 3G. You need to ... moreThanks for the info. Looking through my menus, I'm not sure if my V20 is equipped with voLTE. A friend at work received an update and voLTE then appeared on his G8. However I update nothing on the OS side ever, as We All know.. Lol. Dilemma..
FRILL, 13 Jun 2021Let's hope that they don't abandon 3G and 4G. That will be the only instance that wo... more4G, no. It won't be phased out any time soon but 3G? The end is near for 3G. You need to have VoLTE enabled on your V20 if 3G gets phased out or you can't send or receive any more voice calls from your network service provider. You can still do VoIP calls though through whatsapp, FB messenger, skype, Google duo, etc. if that happens but it will be difficult to have successful connection unless both outgoing and receiving party are online at the time of call.
FRILL, 13 Jun 2021Let's hope that they don't abandon 3G and 4G. That will be the only instance that wo... moreSeems that the carriers in US normally falling in struggles producing problems to the customers.
Here, in continental Europe, specifically in Spain, this matter goes through a more quiet ways.
And my carrier has an almost joke name :
Pepe phone !!
FRILL, 13 Jun 2021Let's hope that they don't abandon 3G and 4G. That will be the only instance that wo... morefrom what i've read 4g would be there for a very long time, at least another 8-10 years because it's still usable and practical at least compare to 5g and 3g at the moment, 4g still basically applicable and acceptable for normal usage, especially with IoT smart devices. but can't say the same thing with 3g, since they need to allocated resources toward 5g and few of modern western countries already stop their 3g networks
Rimac , 12 Jun 2021Reading the FRILL's post few days ago and remembering that my 10.500 mAh PERFINE was rest... moreLet's hope that they don't abandon 3G and 4G. That will be the only instance that would warrant a new device for my disappointment. Right now I have Sprint service, but they have joined with T-Mobile. So far all is well, but T-Mobile has been rolling out new sim cards for their Sprint customers. Sprint of course uses a system called CDMA like Verizon but they are not compatible. T-Mobile uses GSM. Another advantage is that my V20 also employs a GSM antenna. Should I be forced to change networks due to obsolescence, hopefully everything will work as well as now. I've never used GSM as I have been a sprint customer for the past twenty three years.
Reading the FRILL's post few days ago and remembering that my 10.500 mAh PERFINE was resting in a desk, today I fit it in the V20.
Of course I feel that it is a bulky size, but no less true that it is one of our advantages in the V20 versatility.
I'm an old man and I hope that the V20 be my last phone.
I hope to get it, by having a second unit.
Bought LGv20 from freedom Canada any one from Canada get Android 9 on that phone?
All phones give 2 versions update this phone come with 7 should get android version 9 I have still Android 8.
FRILL, 08 Jun 2021Ok I see, Thanks Rimac. On a side note, I also have the Yishda battery mentioned. I had a prob... moreThe most important is that, with their pros and cons, I think that the V20 of LG is the true milestone in the short but intense smartphone history.
Anonymous and others through many months they have already said everything about the V20.
Little by little this forum will be extinguished but those of us who use the V20 will not forget what we have learned.
Rimac , 08 Jun 2021With the 6.400 mAh PERFINE isn't possible adjust the original back cover. Only the suppli... moreOk I see, Thanks Rimac. On a side note, I also have the Yishda battery mentioned. I had a problem with it discharging while just sitting static out of the phone, so I discontinued using it. Maybe a factory defect.
FRILL, 08 Jun 2021I agree. Mugen had always been my preference having proven themselves time and time again thro... moreWith the 6.400 mAh PERFINE isn't possible adjust the original back cover. Only the supplied PERFINE cover.
With the 4.100 mAh PERFINE is possible adjust the original back cover.
Also is possible to use the supplied oversized back cover and in this case combinated with a rugged rubber non slip touch complete cover in the YISHDA 6.600 mAh. Regards.
Rimac , 07 Jun 2021The best I ever used is the 9.300 mAh MUGEN POWER, but their handicap is that since the back c... moreI agree. Mugen had always been my preference having proven themselves time and time again throughout my phone history. I was disappointed that I couldn't find one for the V20. For me it already had pretty good battery life all things considered, but once you use huge extended batteries it's hard to go back to watching that percentage click away faster than you are use to. I always find a way to deal with the bulk as long as I can holster it. I took your advice on the Perfine brand and purchased their 10500 mAh and so far it's pretty comparable to my Taeozi 10800 mAh which I can also verify lives up to the claim. Both can keep the phone at 100% for up to four hours with the Quad DAC running in high impedance mode while also texting and such. Your right though. Can't drop this without consequence. I have the Spigen rugged armor case as well as the PureGear dualtek. Both are about as good as it gets in my opinion. Does the Perfine 6500 mAh fit the factory cover?
FRILL, 06 Jun 2021Again, the battery is removable. You can get a bigger one if so desire. Mine is 10800 mAh. Is ... moreThe best I ever used is the 9.300 mAh MUGEN POWER, but their handicap is that since the back cover, exactly as the original in the open - close points but without over it a rugged rubber cover, falling on tile floor everything goes off.
If you want preserve the original back cover, but over it a slim but rugged rubber cover of SPIGEN, the 4.100 mAh PERFINE is your ideal choice.
Since more than four years I have been using batteries of all brands and amperages. The bulkiest batteries doesn't seem to me the solution for two reasons, to keep a brick in the phone and according my experience using this mammoths, the plus of mAh are almost not noticeable.
The best 'middle point' to me has been the 6.400 mAh PERFINE and since long time ago almost never I change it.
John, 28 May 2021Again, battery should be little bigger.Again, the battery is removable. You can get a bigger one if so desire. Mine is 10800 mAh. Is that big enough?
Rimac , 02 Jun 2021The built in battery saver really works. With a browser that spends a lot I have been able to... moreI'm not sure if 3G is available in Your area, but this also extends battery life I've noticed when spending a lot of time browsing. It is only a small percentage slower in my area, but a big percentage better on the battery it seems.