KATIE, 20 Sep 2018Absolute worst phone! Do not get it!! It was a good phone for about the first 5 months or so, ... moreJust buy a new, genuine, OEM battery and do a factory reset snd I assure you, your V20 phone will outlast any Samsung phone that you are yet planning to buy.
Jerome, 21 Sep 2018I've had my V20 for 2 years now. I'm with Verizon. About 3 months ago, I start getting burn in... moreBe warned there are lots of fake LG V20 batteries purporting to be original/OEM. They cost less but don't have the reliability of the genuine batteries. Be sure to buy only original LG V20 OEM batteries because the non-OEM batteries tend to discharge fast or display 'invalid battery' message. Original OEM V20 batteries come in translucent plastic with scored paper seal just like the one that came inside the retail box with your V20. Here's how the original packaging of an OEM V20 battery looks: https://m.bonanza.com/items/like/535022541/new-oem-original-lg-v20-bl-44e1f-3200mah-genuine-battery-h910-h918-v995
As for the screen retention, just download bluelight filter app and install it to avoid screen retention. Just do a search here using the search box.
Jerome, 21 Sep 2018I've had my V20 for 2 years now. I'm with Verizon. About 3 months ago, I start getting burn in... moreI'm agree with the utility of the second screen, mainly waiting phone calls while working.
I recommend you the PERFINE extended battery of 6.400 mAh. The 9.300 mAh MUGEN POWER extended battery is a good option with NFC., however with a weak point : has only back cover without supplementary case.
Being using it for six months now. Purchased it used. Working flawlessly. Love the speed and sound. Beautiful interface now with the Oreo 8.0 update. Big enough, satisfying service and excellent gaming performance. Battery juice could suffer endurance reduction as a long time passes by, but you have the huge advantage of purchasing a new battery and replace it yourself since it is a user removable one. Excellent camera performance as well. Second screen customizable shortcuts make your life easier with it. Hope the user replaceable battery high end phones come back with the same configuration as this legendary champion.
I've had my V20 for 2 years now. I'm with Verizon. About 3 months ago, I start getting burn in on my screen. It's noticeable, but not debilitating. My phone was updated to Oreo 8.0 on 9/15/18, and it's working pretty nicely. The batter life is shot at this point, but after two years, that's to be expected from a cell phone battery. The only part of it that's really annoying is that the battery life indicator on the phone is deceptive. I plan on buying a new battery and keeping this phone for as long as possible, as I very much enjoy the second screen.
Absolute worst phone! Do not get it!! It was a good phone for about the first 5 months or so, and then it started going downhill. I cannot believe the price for this phone is 800.00, but after a year and a half its worth about 300.00, and the unfortunate thing is, I still have about 4 months left with this piece of crap. It now dies at 30% battery life, the texting is horrible, it wont auto correct, and when it does auto correct, its no where near what I needed. Once my contract is up with this phone, I will switch to Samsung, and stay with Samsung indefinitely.
kisna dr, 17 Sep 2018This was my 3rd device after G2,G4. But enough is enough. It's too lazy from their side to ign... moreYou can complain however you want.they don't really care.Just a small number of their devices didn't received the update so thay can ignore it all.The only thing that might hurt them is to convince everybody you know that LG doesen't care much about their customers,once they get their money you are just a dirt to them,and that can happen to any of us/them with first new update!In about 5 years (my guess h990ds is going to last with me) my new phone will be from Apple,considering the fact android is getting more and more locked,in that time span,there will be no more difference between android and apple OS,at least my privacy is more safer with apple...
It was error in buying lg v20 some two years ago due to zero updating up to now. Now i'm enjoying other midrange phones from huawei and samsung.
Kingslayer, 17 Sep 2018My G5 and V20 have noticeable battery degradation. I honestly stopped caring since I'm doing t... moreUse an extended battery and your problem solved. Notice that with many supplied covers doesn't work the NFC.
I am one of those who like to get a constant software update, which brings enhancement and solve issues. Security patch alone is not enough, Ironically, we are getting none.
My G5 and V20 have noticeable battery degradation. I honestly stopped caring since I'm doing the 75/45% battery rule with them both. I figure 30% per day should give me about 1-2 hrs SOT from each one.
Both LG are still great phones other than the faster battery drain especially when streaming videos. I could never get rid of either one because I need the IR blaster and that wide-angle is really practical.
This was my 3rd device after G2,G4. But enough is enough. It's too lazy from their side to ignore existing customers. Keep releasing new phones and screw the loyal customers. Lg is going to be history.
Btw where can I reregister my complain to lg about this ?
Chudo, 14 Sep 2018I totally agree to the letter!And in 5 years (max) LG is going to be just a history in mobile ... moreAlso, I'm not waiting for an Oreo update, but like Chudo for a long overdue security update. Personally, I will never buy a LG device again.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2018Since the V40 is going to be released in October 2018 yet, I don't expect the V20 to be update... moreI totally agree to the letter!And in 5 years (max) LG is going to be just a history in mobile phone industry because they offer nothing that stands out plus poor (if any) and manipulative aftersale support.I don't even really care much anymore if we get that oreo update,but the lack of security updates is just unforgivable.Plus they are making fools of their customers.!NO MORE LG! 👎
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2018Since the V40 is going to be released in October 2018 yet, I don't expect the V20 to be update... morePersonally, I do not give a damn about his guidelines emanating from the 'slip' of manufacturing the V20.
Healing in health, I bought two in his day.
I am an old man and I hope to have until I die.
we don't mind further delay only if lg would skip oreo 8.0 to 8.1. Otherwise, it's considered as negligence and disregard to its customers.
Veron, 12 Sep 2018Sadly, the update for H990ds is not gonna happen in September. Since the V40 is going to be released in October 2018 yet, I don't expect the V20 to be updated to Oreo before that (if ever it gets updated). It's LG's strategy to coax/force V20 owners to give up waiting for Oreo in their V20's and buy instead the new V40 which has Oreo installed.
LG probably thinks more V20 owners will upgrade to the V40 if the V20 Oreo update is delayed longer - longer than the V40's product launching date. LG couldn't be more wrong because V20 owners don't want to upgrade to another LG phone especially with all subsequent LG flagship phones no longer having removable batteries, no longer having the IR blaster, and no longer having dedicated sd card slot. All newer LG flagship phones have made the second SIM slot hybrid where before in the V20, it's two separate sim slots and an additional dedicated micro sd card slot (3 slots in all). Also, LG has elongated the screen from 16:9 to 18:9 which many V20 owners don't like, and LG has removed the second screen, and shifted to short lived, permanently screen burning amoled.
AnonD-760380, 12 Sep 2018Do you know more about the new shift? Somewhere I heard from October - maybe 2020?LOL
Veron, 12 Sep 2018Sadly, the update for H990ds is not gonna happen in September. Do you know more about the new shift? Somewhere I heard from October - maybe 2020?