Come on. Where are the V20 trolls? Any takers? Phones older than the V20 don't count as all of them (ex. V10) have lower specs (older processor, smaller internal memory, smaller screen, smaller removable battery, etc) If you find even just a single modern flagship of 2017 or 2018 with even just 7 of the 14, tell me and I'll dump my two V20's. If not, you V20 trolls should dump yours instead --- oh wait, you don't need to, your sealed battery phone with fragile curved amoled screen will most certainly make you dump them after 2 years of use - assuming you are really using them and not just for fashion statement and bragging rights.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2018Are you applying for a salesman position? Most of these features aren't unique to the v20 at t... moreMost of these features aren't unique to the V20? Please oh please tell me which phone brand and model to buy that has even just half (7) of the 14.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2018Generally consensus will suggest when it comes to technology newer is always better. As I sai... moreOf course newer technology is 'generally better'. I agree with that. 5G is better than 4G. 4K is better than HD and HD is better than SD. But sealing the battery and choosing a small one to achieve a slim, futuristic look is NOT new technology. Curving the screen to make it look futuristic while making it more fragile in the process and prone to unwanted touch interaction is NOT new technology. Changing the phone's aspect ratio to sell more and encourage upgrades is NOT new technology. Sure you can always call 'new external design' as NEW technology but now you see that NEW doesn't always equal to better and doesn't always benefit consumers especially if it makes the phone disposable. And while the improved processor speeds are good to have always many people don't realize that they are just way more than most people are actually able to use. It's like buying a race car while driving on busy city roads. There is satisfaction from bragging rights but the improved speed and power is barely realized as long as you keep on using it on normal city traffic.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2018I have several friends still using iPhone 6, 6s and one even using a 5s all with the original ... moreGeez. Just because your friends with iphones don't have problems with battery after 2 years doesn't mean majority don't. The only iphone users that have no battery problems after 2 years of use are those that only use their iphones like they were some jewelry to be displayed. That is, the phone is off most of the time resulting to very low battery use and consequently very low wear and tear on a daily basis. You'll instantly spot heavy iphone users - in a year or two, they start carrying a power bank or a wall charger or both. The same goes for moderate to heavy android smartphone users especially of flagship phones that have small sealed batteries (less than 4000mAh).
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2018At least you admitted your wrong thinking that you think newer = better, because that's not al... moreGenerally consensus will suggest when it comes to technology newer is always better. As I said, you and that other guy are so sold on the phone with more features must be the better phone. Again you guys never touch base on user experience.
It's YOU who wants the said technology to stop being better after your purchase just so you can parade around validating your purchase. It doesn't work that way.
All you guys are struggling to do is to validate your purchase with all your heavily biased priase and propaganda. Why can't you just be happy with your phone without having to go online and boost about it trying to get some validation.
Like I said, the v20 is a good phone, maybe a great phone, maybe the best last phone to have a removal battery but saying it's still the best phone in the world is ridiculous. The ONLY people that would agree with that statement would be a v20 owner, how convenient.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2018You have to face and accept that truth about sealed batteries. As I mentioned in previous post... moreI have several friends still using iPhone 6, 6s and one even using a 5s all with the original battery still. While they admit battery life has gone down they can see manage a day of normal use. Yes a heavy usage day they might have to plug in but these phones are 3, 4 and almost 5 years old now.
So much for your 2 years current phones are garbage theory.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2018At least you admitted your wrong thinking that you think newer = better, because that's not al... moreUnfortunately this trend would continue Inexorably basically due to two reasons : democratic massive production / consumption and specific economic policies. Better healing in health and buy a second unit.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2018When it comes to technology 99% of the time newer does = better. You probably think more feat... moreAnd the bootloop issue was the biggest problem for LG's sales, because a lot of LG users said that "I will never buy an LG phone again" when they saw how LG handled (ignored) the issue. And a lot of G4 and V10 bootloops started happening in 2016, 1 year after their release, right at the time of the next LG flagships, the G5 and V20. Bootloops caused people to avoid LG like the plague.
The G5's design was a radical change compared to G4, and it was a bad change, and people didn't like it. It also was ugly. It deterred people even more.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2018When it comes to technology 99% of the time newer does = better. You probably think more feat... moreAt least you admitted your wrong thinking that you think newer = better, because that's not always the case, even when it comes to technology. The "newer = better" seems just like a really convenient argument for a typical ignorant consumer.
The V20 is a clear example of what a true smartphone is.
As I said years ago, LG have misunderstood the failure/low sales. The reason why G5 and V20 were unpopular is that LG already had bad reputation for many things: bootloops (G4, V10), screen retention (all their phones since G4), G5's bad alignment between the body and the bottom module, G5 had less features than V10, V20's fragile camera glass, G5 and V20 have worse design than G4 and V10, G3 was overheating, throttling and had poor battery life because LG used QHD screen resolution with Snapdragon 801, ... These are the reasons why LG phones are unpopular. And instead of fixing these problems and going back to the G4 and V10-like body design, LG started copying Apple and Samsung with fashionphone design: shiny, glass design, 18:9 screen, notch, curved screen edges and corners, and non-removable battery.
But it doesn't change the fact that LG V20 has the least of the problems among LG phones, and overall it's the best.
Your second paragraph proves how primitive you are. It's nothing to do with what was my previous phone. I said the objective facts that V20 is the best overall, and proved it with valid points that you couldn't disprove. This is where your comment fails the most.
Unlike you, I chose phones with rational thinking, so I always bought the phones that were the best in the world in their time, even back in the Nokia's days. It's used to be the case in the past that "phones keep getting better", but even then there were execptions. For example Nokia N96 and N97 were worse than N95 8GB and N82. But today the newer phones are all worse than LG V20, therefore probably I will never buy a new phone if this trend continues. Why would I buy a worse phone?
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2018Again, let me enumerate the features that truly make the V20 unique: 1. The V20 has a built... moreAre you applying for a salesman position? Most of these features aren't unique to the v20 at the time of its release. I'd say the removable battery, the DAC, and maybe the second screen on top instead of at the edge are features unique to the phone at the time, but definitely not the rest.
For the record, I don't fail to recognize the V20's shortcomings as you claim to say. Rather, it is you who fail to acknowledge the fourteen (14) features I stated that the V20 has, that 100% of all other flagships can't claim to have, even just half of all those listed. Every user will have use for many of those features although not all are interested or are using ALL of the 14 features. You keep on ignoring those 14 features as 'gimmicks' and would rather focus on criticizing the V20 ad infinitum for what it doesn't have or what it doesn't perform as well as other flagships (but in no way significant compared to what you get in exchange for the shortcomings). That's called trolling.
I've mentioned what I don't like about the V20 many times in previous posts (poor theming options, small screen size, almost non existent software updates, etc.) but I'd rather not dwell on them because they are insignificant compared to what you get with the V20 (all those 14 features) and compared to what disposable overpriced current flagship phones have to offer.
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2018So tired of you referring to today's flagship as "disposable" because that's not true and that... moreYou have to face and accept that truth about sealed batteries. As I mentioned in previous posts, lithium ion batteries wear out. Smaller capacities wear out faster due to higher incidences of deep discharge levels (less than 15% battery left on a day-to-day basis). You better start with something big (4000mAh) if you want the phone still making it through the day on a single charge after a year of battery wear and tear. Otherwise, prepare to always bring a huge powerbank or be tethered to your wireless charger until such time you replace the phone. In theory, you can just have the battery replaced fast and easily at a cheap price. In practice, you wait forever to source an outdated OEM battery that costs half the current price of the phone that it would be more feasible to just buy a new phone. In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Again, if you replace phones every year or two, then sealed batteries don't matter at all. Otherwise, nobody should buy a sealed battery phone that has less than 4000mAh if one wants the phone to last more than 2 years without being tethered to a powerbank, or the wall charger/wireless charger.
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2018So tired of you referring to today's flagship as "disposable" because that's not true and that... moreYou have to face and accept that truth about sealed batteries. As I mentioned in previous posts, lithium ion batteries wear out. Smaller capacities wear out faster due to higher incidences of deep discharge levels (
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2018The things I mentioned below that make the V20 superior to other crippled flagship phones are ... moreSo tired of you referring to today's flagship as "disposable" because that's not true and that's not how it works. Who actually just throws a phone away unless it's broken to bits and is completely unrepairable?
You make it sound like on day 731 a phone with a sealed battery will just stop working. Phones with sealed batteries can be replaced, Apple's doing it for $29 which is a great deal instead of buying a new iPhone for $700+. For the record my sealed battery phone will be over 2 years old by the end of this year and the battery life is still going strong I usually still have 30-40% by the end of the day. The only advantage to a removable battery is that you can remove it, it does not actually give you better battery life.
Your posts are like propaganda: you paint the v20 as being perfect while painting everything else to be inferior. You even paint wireless charging and waterproofing as useless gimmicks but if the v20 had these features then you'd be saying these are awesome usefull features. The v20 not perfect, but great value for the money, but has it's shortcomings like all phones do. The fact that you fail to recognize any of the v20s shortcomings just shows how biased and fanboy you are. You are no different than a Apple sheep. If this phone was as good as you keep saying it is it would have sold better back in 2016 and you'd think they'd be sold out now but they're not.
Audioguy, 06 Jun 2018I rate the V20 as 10 out of 10. Most feature sets of phones are very similar and I've gone thr... moreThe v20 gets a 8 out of 10 from me. I love the phone but LG's real lack of care and effort in providing security updates and Android updates hurts it a little.
Shahzaib, 06 Jun 2018Dear,
Which unit u have owned? Which carrier?H990N, both units.
I rate the V20 as 10 out of 10. Most feature sets of phones are very similar and I've gone through a lot. Two standout features the DAC and the 2nd screen.
The DAC puts out incredible sounding music to the point that I completely rebuilt my car audio. It is simply miles ahead of other phones and unlike the V20 I have a256gb card in it and play hirez music almost exclusively.
The 2nd screen is very very convenient and something other phones should use.
Battery life is adequate for me and all other features are good.
The only thing is missed from the Samsung was wireless charging but that was easily fixed.
I will likely have this phone for a long time.
I ended up buying three
Note 3 user, 06 Jun 2018May i know this lg v20 got bootloop issue? Or motherboard issue like previous lg brand?
Think... moreLg v10 do have a bootloop issue buying v20 is safe as im using it its H918 no problem till now love this phone
One problem that im facing is, when i charge this phone with genuine lg 1.8 amp fast charger the phone charges in 40 minutes from 0 to 100 and the end in an hour, but when i use 1amp charger of samsung the phone takes 3 hours to charge and lasts for a day (23 hrs).
Is it a battery problem or lg charger's
Forgot to mention:
Sometime the phone losses 2% battery instead of 1% at a time
Note 3 user, 06 Jun 2018May i know this lg v20 got bootloop issue? Or motherboard issue like previous lg brand? Think... moreThe bootloop issue was affecting several batch of G4. The V20 are running totally without this issue. Personally I tell you that I own two units and since more than one year everything runs perfectly.