opeblack, 20 Jun 2018This phone is simply amazing. Lg will never make anything like this again. Lol. I bought mine ... more$200 for a used but fully functional V20 is a very good buy. Definitely better than wasting money on a new, overpriced, 2018 flagship that is designed to be disposable with microscopic capacity sealed battery.
This phone is simply amazing. Lg will never make anything like this again. Lol. I bought mine for 200 dollars as fairly used but almost as new and men I was blown away by its performance. I actually wanted to buy samsung s9 plus but saw this lg v20 and just decided to go for it. I bought a spare battery and my I leave home with confidence. Camera is really good, screen is amazing, phone is pretty fast and doesn't lag no matter what you give it and sound is soooooo good. I will surely keep this for another 2 years. I heard oreo is coming to it so fingers crossed. I recommend this for anyone that wants an all round phone and more.
Advertising for waterproofing is really misleading. Here's more info about ip68 test procedure and why you shouldn't take photos with an ip68 phone while swimming (at the pool or beach) or use it while taking a shower or wash it under running water, and why a non distilled water/fresh water spill (coffee, soda or wine spill over the ip68 phone) doesn't guarantee survival: More reading:
Yes, that removable battery. One of the really useful features of the V20. Spare batteries and extended batteries means you never run out of juice. Much more useful than the overhyped ip68 rating that has caused so much pain, suffering and devastation from naive iPhone, Samsung and Xperia users who thought that their phone's ip68 rating means you can take it to the shower, shoot photos while swimming at the beach or pool, or wash the phone's exterior under running faucet water.
Aeldor, 16 Jun 2018Well I made a search here on this website for phones with a removable battery with minimum 4gb... moreAlthough the best, according my user experience are the 9.300 mAh MUGEN POWER extended battery, only with the supplied back cover remain weak. Since long time ago I use the PERFINE of 6.400 mAh pleased although in this case without NFC.
Well I made a search here on this website for phones with a removable battery with minimum 4gb ram and 2gh processor and the v20 stands out. I am fascinated by the idea of being able to switch batteries whenever I feel like it as opposed to always charging my phones. Now 3200 mah is way too little but I watched a video and saw that the case of v20 is opened by pressing a button, as opposed to prying plastics like the other phones. I was considering samsung j7 duo too but the reviews on it are only in Indian and I cannot see if the case is as easy to open so the v20 definitely wins here, even though an amoled screen is more efficient. But with that underpowered 3200 mah battery who cares ill just carry another battery in my bag lol. Really, to hell with planned obsolescence and non removable batteries and thin phones.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2018It actually looks good not only in paper, but in real life as well. The 14 features I mentione... moreAccording to your 'correct information', my actual experience of the V20's features (I have two) is not considered 'practical experience'. There you go. Just read the previous post above (or below) and judge for yourself who is providing misinformation.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2018To spread misinformation using marketing BS is most detrimental to a prospective user who buys... moreYeah right. According to your 'correct information', the V20's IR blaster is a gimmick, the removable battery is unnecessary ,the FM radio is for 'lowly' people, most people don't need dual sim, and a hybrid sd card slot is the same as a dedicated sd card slot. According to your 'correct information', amoleds last as long as ips displays, suffer less permanent screen burn in as ips, and are more color accurate than ips. According to your 'correct information' the S7 has FM radio and dual sim with dedicated slot at the same time (when the truth is, you combined features of two entirely different S7 variants.) According to your 'correct information' people don't need the V20's multitude of 'extra' features because they are gimmicks and the only things important to look for in a phone are 'screen, battery, memory (whatever you mean by that), and camera'. According to your 'correct information', the V20 is not worth buying in 2018 because according to Google, it is not even listed in the top 20 best phones. Look whose talking. It's the toilet bowl telling the rug it's dirty. :)
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2018Say what you want. It won't change things about the V20's true versatility, longevity and wort... moreTo spread misinformation using marketing BS is most detrimental to a prospective user who buys into these claims. This is not helping your LG V20 "community", especially with copy pasting the same set of supposed unique features you've listed and reiterating most of the same thing over and over again when some of them are not true for all the V20 models.
For people who would like to see how the V20 performs in practice, I would suggest them to go to the V20 subreddit rather than listen to this user who blatantly continues to copy and paste the same thing with a little more detail while providing no practical experience from actually using the phone. Showing bias in the "superiority" of a phone in order to "inform" people is ignorant, and misleads them too.
Looks well engineered. The removable battery, so easy to replace, is definitely a huge temptation. I'm hesitating whether to go for this one or for Ulefone power 5. I could easily carry 2 replacement batteries with me and just swap them when one runs off. So I could always have the phone at my disposal and not bother to consider leaving it a few hours to charge. 3200 mah is definitely insufficient but hmm, perhaps it could last me for 4-5 hrs of browsing... And screw videos, browsing is what really kills batteries.
Medstar1, 15 Jun 2018Wow...LG should hire you for their marketing department'cause as we all know they definitely c... moreLol, if I wanted a Samsung, I'd get a Samsung. I'm quite satisfied with my Xiaomi though. But I love how you can easily swap the battery of this phone. Very intelligently made and user friendly.
... Unless if you are not completely satisfied and happy with your phone. Mind telling me exactly what phone model is your main driver, and why you believe it is way better than say, the V20?
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2018I do not have envy over the V20. I'm saying this for the third time, your feature list is way ... moreSay what you want. It won't change things about the V20's true versatility, longevity and worth.
In the end, if your needs are as simple as you say, (that is, screen, battery, memory, and camera), then be happy, celebrate and promote your happiness/satisfaction of your phone in your own forum and let satisfied/delighted V20 owners do the same in their forum.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2018Can someone here help me with my LG's wifi connectivity issue? I've had my V20 for about 1 yea... moreYou have to validate first if the connection problem is with the wifi source/router, the network, the phone, or any combination thereof. The wifi router has option for 5.0Ghz and 2.4Ghz. Try it both ways. Check the network if it is having any internet connectivity problems by trying to connect your PC, laptop, or other devices to it. If there's no problem with the network and Wi-Fi router, check the phone. Go to 'wifi settings' --- > tap on the 3 dots --- > saved wifi. Delete ALL saved wifi hotspots and try to reconnect to your wifi by inputting the wifi password. Repeat procedure if it fails once. If it fails again, while other devices are ok, try hard (factory) reset of your V20. If the problem persists only with the V20 even after factory reset and not other wifi devices, bring your V20 to the service center.
Do the same sort of elimination process with your bluetooth problem. (You were not very clear about what sort of bluetooth problem you have - whether the problem was connecting wireless earbuds, connecting a smartwatch, or transferring files via bluetooth to another device so I couldn't be more specific.)
Can someone here help me with my LG's wifi connectivity issue? I've had my V20 for about 1 year and 3 months now. I've lost the ability to have the wifi enabled and have it connect to any wifi connection about 5 months after I bought it :( I tried all the recommended steps that I can find in the internet. But it simply wouldn't work. LG has released the latest Android version for it and I had it updated last March. It worked for about an hour. Then simply reverted back to its problematic state. Even my bluetooth connection wouldn't work. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :) Thanks
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2018Gotcha! :) You were clearly referring to the locked US snapdragon model for the FM radio hardw... moreI do not have envy over the V20. I'm saying this for the third time, your feature list is way out of proportions for what the phone is valued for today and you've continued to deny the mistake I've pointed out in your list on its uniqueness. Hence why I am convinced you have an unnatural bias towards a company who produced this one phone, as do the other people arguing with you think based on your impulse to "defend" the reputation of the V20, much like a keyboard warrior now more than a salesman.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2018Let me reiterate again the V20 features/advantages over many 'modern' flagship phones that mak... moreWow...LG should hire you for their marketing department'cause as we all know they definitely can use the help. Poor marketing and shying away from all of the features that made their devices like the V20 stand apart from the herd has made the LG mobile division an endangered species. In this day of $1K flagships a sensibly priced phone with all of the features of the V20 would be welcomed. Not only would it bring those that defected back into the fold but would attract a whole new demographic. Wake up LG and go back to your roots. Trying to be more Samsung-like will only make consumers cut out the middle man and purchase Samsung devices. I've had a lot of different phones in my time and I have to say the LG V20 is one of the best, feature packed devices made.and at today's prices you just can't get more bang for the buck in my honest opinion.
Did I answer your question properly? Surely it's not a 'poor' answer again. :)
You know what? LG should pay me for promoting the V20 here in this forum... But then again, my criticism against crippled new flagship phones do not only apply to Samsung's phones. They apply to LG's newer flagship phones as well, so no, LG is angry at me because their older V20 model is selling more than their newer phone models. :)
And while you're reading this, do yourself a favor. Buy an LG V20 H990DS (B&O or non-B&O version) and you'll see just what is it that makes me passionate (or 'brainwashed' in your terms) about this phone. :)
Make no mistake however. I still love my Xiaomi Mi Max 2 for the big screen, big battery (even if it's sealed), excellent software updates and extensive theming options. It's the closest to the V20 in terms of features and good pricing... not the highway robbery price modern FM-less and IR-less flagship phones with microscopic batteries are now selling.